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Assisted Acquisition Forum

April 4 @ 7:15 am - 12:30 pm

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The Coalition is pleased to announce our first ever Assisted Acquisition Forum – Bringing Best Value to Government Customers, taking place on April 4th from 7:15 AM to 12:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tysons Corner.   We will feature more than 20 speakers from GSA, customer agencies, and industry. The four panels throughout the day will include conversations about the GSA AAS pipeline, the customer experience working with AAS, and a showcase of AAS projects. 

Highlighted speakers will include:

  • Tom Howder, Assistant Commissioner for Assisted Acquisition Services
  • Chris Hamm, Director, FEDSIM
  • Rob Coen, Strategy Director, FEDSIM


Please note that sponsorships are available for this event – contact Matt Cahill for more information.

Standard/Affiliate Member: $250
Premier Member: Two complimentary, then $150
Strategic Partner/Executive Member: Five complimentary, then $125
Keystone: Unlimited complimentary
Government: $50
Non-Member: $350

View Agenda Here!


7:15 – 8:00 Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 Opening Remarks
Roger Waldron (confirmed)
Tom Howder (confirmed)

8:15 – 8:45 Keynote Speech
Danny Toler, Cybersecurity & Communications, DHS (invited)

8:45 – 9:30 Panel I: What is AAS and How Does it Work
Tom Howder, Assistant Commissioner AAS (confirmed)
Mark Aucello, Director AAS Client Support Center
Jennifer Clarke, Director AAS Client Support Center (confirmed)

9:30 – 10:30 Panel II: The Work of FEDSIM
Chris Hamm, FEDSIM Director (confirmed)
Jennifer Reed, Integrated Logistics Support Center, CECOM (confirmed)
Lt. Col. Matt Laughlin, CENTCOM (confirmed)
Steven Shirley, DoD Cyber Crime Center (confirmed)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Panel III: Industry Panel
Jeff Wehner, CSRA (confirmed)
Mike McHugh, GDIT (confirmed)
Sundar Vaidyanathan, Karsun (confirmed)
Joe Devlin, Leidos (confirmed)
Ken Logerwell, CACI (confirmed)
Bill Hilsman, Booz Allen Hamilton (confirmed)
Susan Bethke, Northrop Grumman (confirmed)

11:30 – 12:00 Panel IV: Streamlining Acquisition
Chris Hamm, FEDSIM Director (confirmed)
Rob Coen, FEDSIM Strategy Director (confirmed)
Casey Kelly, Acting Director Office of IT Services (confirmed)
Todd Richards, OASIS Program Manager (confirmed)

12:00 – 12:30 Pipeline for FEDSIM
Jim Piche, FEDSIM Sector Director (confirmed)
Kristen Knapper, FEDSIM Sector Director (confirmed)
Mike Donaldson, FEDSIM Sector Director (confirmed)
Ken Evans, FEDSIM Sector Director (confirmed)
Lakita Ayers, Acting Director AAS Client Support Center NCR
Darrick Early, Deputy Regional Commissioner NCR

Register Here!


April 4
7:15 am - 12:30 pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel
Tysons Corner, VA United States + Google Map