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State Department Days 2021


June 14th, Day 1: Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE), Doing Business with State – Part 1

2:00pm EST: Keynote Speaker: SPE Vision for DOS Procurement (30 mins)

  • Mike Derrios, Senior Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of State 

Overview of the Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) (30 mins) 

  • Patrick Reilly, Division Director  

Procurement Portfolio Briefs (60 mins) 

Diplomatic Security Contracts

  • Patrick Reilly, Division Director

Facilities Design & Construction Contracts

  • Bob Powell, Division Director


June 15th, Day 2 : Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE), Doing Business with State – Part 2

2:00pm EST: Industry Liaison Program

  • Rene’e Hill, Small Business Technical Liaison

Category Management/Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (15 mins)

  • Jason Passaro, Program Manager

Procurement Portfolio Briefs (60 mins) 

Worldwide Contracts

  • John Stever, Division Director

  • Katherine Lugo, Contracting Officer

International Programs Contracts Division

  • Telisa Williams, Branch Chief, Global Programs Branch

  • Rosalind Hicks, Branch Chief, TCA

Policy Discussion - Impact of Executive Orders and NDAA 889 (30 mins) 

  • John Dockery, Office Director for Acquisition Policy

  • Sharon James, Division Director 


June 16th, Day 3 : Bureau of Information Resource

Management - Part 1

2:00pm EST: Keynote Speaker: A View from Above

  • Keith A. Jones, CIO, U.S. Department of State

IRM Procurement and Industry Engagement

  • Jeff Johnson, DCIO Business, Management and Planning

DoS Mobile Experience 

  • Glenn Miller, Acting Principal Deputy CIO

June 17th, Day 4 : Bureau of Information Resource

Management - Part 2

2:00pm EST: DoS Cloud Strategy and AppDev– Today and Beyond

  • ‪Brian Merrick, Acting Deputy CIO, Operations Directorate‬‬‬

Machine Learning and RPA in DoS , The Future is Now

  • Glen Johnson, Chief Technology Officer

Consular IT Modernization 

  • Ken Reynolds – Chief Information Officer, Consular Affairs

Cyber Security & Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Donna Bennett, Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer

  • Annette Redmond, Deputy Assistant Secretary , Bureau of Intelligence and Research

  • Al Bowden, Deputy CIO, Cyber Operations


June 21st, Day 5 : 

1:30pm EST: Moving Forward with DevSecOps 

Bryce Bhatnagar, Diplomatic Security, Chief Technology Officer



Small Business Opportunities 

  • Rich Vinnacombe, Deputy Director 

  • Anna Urman, Senior Analyst

Additional Resources from our Patrol Sponsor

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Cookies and Coffee Afternoon Reception!

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 

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