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The Election Explained

In less than two weeks, Coalition members will be treated to a post-election breakdown at the Coalition’s 2020 Fall Training Conference: Focusing On The Business Of Government. This virtual event takes place on November 17 – 18, and it features the Honorable Tom Davis, Partner at Holland & Knight, who will speak to members on both days of the event, providing detailed analysis and insights into one of the most consequential elections in our nation’s recent history.

An attorney and procurement expert by training, Tom is a former Member of Congress representing Virginia’s 11 Congressional District. After serving in local government and private practice in Virginia, Tom spent 14 years in the House of Representatives, during which, he chaired the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. While in office, he crafted over 100 bills that ultimately were enacted.  Members will remember his work on the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA), which created the SARA review panel, on which, our very own Roger Waldron served, as well as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).  Tom also served as a director on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and he currently is the Rector (chairman of the Board of Visitors) at George Mason University, where he serves a distinguished professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Tom chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1999 to 2002, and he possess a virtually unparalleled knowledge of politics and Capitol Hill. We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear him speak on both days of the event, providing details on the election in sessions entitled, “What Happened this Election and What Does It Mean?”  On the first day, Tom will review how the election results will impact government programs, policies, and operations. In particular, Tom will address the budget pressures post-COVID and the procurement challenges facing the agencies in the new year. On the second day, Tom’s discussion will include a briefing on what happens next with COVID legislation, how the election results will impact spending priorities. Tom also will address opportunities for reform.  As you can see, Tom is being very generous with his time and expertise, and we greatly appreciate his participation in these important sessions for our members.

After reviewing our current AGENDA, please click here to REGISTER. Thank you to our generous sponsors, including Title SponsorsAvKARE and First Nation GroupGold Sponsors, CACI, Golden State Medical Supply, SheppardMullin, and The Gormley Group; and Silver Sponsors, 3M, AvMEDICAL, BD, Ricoh, and SAIC.

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