Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
The National Contract Management Association has more than 22,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional growth and educational opportunities to procurement and acquisition personnel. The annual conference explores how to do the job in the midst of budget cuts, best practices and contracting trends.
2013 NCMA Conference
Monday - 11/18/2013, 11:53am EST
While there, Tom interviewed keynote speaker Shay Assad, director of defense pricing, and Frank Anderson, president of Strategic Public Sector Solutions. Listen to Tom's interviews below.
Director, Defense Pricing
By some estimates, the Defense Department spends a billion dollars a day. So, of all the powers the Defense Department wields, the power over where and how to spend its money may be the mightiest. Shay Assad, director of defense pricing for the Pentagon, says he's intent on getting the biggest bang for the Pentagon's buck.
Strategic Public Sector Solutions
Committed as it is to buying from small businesses, the government sometimes falls short of its goals. One way it can increase small business participation is to make sure big contractors include the small guys in their subcontracting plans. That's a big topic at today's NCMA symposium. Tom spoke about this with retired Air Force Brigadier General Frank Anderson, now president of Strategic Public Sector Solutions.