There are less than three weeks until the Coalition’s 2020 Fall Training Conference: Focusing On The Business Of Government. This virtual training event will take place on November 17 – 18, and it is a “must attend” event for all members! I would like to thank our early sponsors whose generous support helps make this event possible, including Title Sponsors – AvKARE and First Nation Group; Gold Sponsors – CACI, SheppardMullin, and The Gormley Group; and Silver Sponsors– 3M, BD and SAIC.

Tom Davis, Partner at Holland & Knight and former 14-year Member of Congress representing Virginia’s 11 Congressional District, will be our Keynote Speaker on both days! His discussion both days will be, What Happened this Election and What Does It Mean? Government contractors across all industries will benefit from hearing his insights regarding the impact the election results with have on the federal government’s overall policy priorities, with a particular focus on procurement. His remarks on the second day, however, include a  a briefing on what the election results mean for the healthcare industry.

The Coalition also is happy to announce that GSA Administrator Emily Murphy will be interviewed by Jason Miller of Federal News Network on 11/18! Among many topics, Administrator Murphy will be taking a retrospective look at evolution of GSA’s leading procurement programs over the last three years and how the agency is positioned for future growth and support in the federal market.

We invite you to review our draft agenda, which reflects our conscious effort to create panels that will have a broad appeal to our members, regardless of their specific industry. A good example is our Section 889, Cyber, and Supply Chain Issues and Update panel, moderated by Amy Childers-Benson of SAIC. This panel will cover important information applicable to all members, including IT, Services, Healthcare, and General Products, among others. In addition, Kim Herrington, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, and Samantha Clark, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling, have been confirmed to speak, and Jeff Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA, and Kelley Artz, Senior Leader for Supply Chain Risk Management, GSA, have been invited and are expected to participate. The ubiquitous role of information technology in our business lives, regardless of industry, means we all must be aware of, and comply with, federal government cyber security and supply chain security requirements. This panel will provide attendees with keen insights on the future of these requirements and the expectations the federal government will have for its industry partners.  Simply a must attend session!

We look forward to your participation at our 2020 Fall Training Conference: Focusing On The Business Of Government – don’t forget to register today!