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State Department Days 2021

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June 14th 2pm EST, Day 1: Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE), Doing Business with State – Part 1

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 2pm EST, Day 2: Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE), Doing Business with State – Part 2

Industry Liaison Program (15 mins)

  • 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

- 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 2pm EST, Day 3: Bureau of Information Resources Management - Part 1

A View from Above

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

IRM Procurement and Industry Engagement

  • Jeff Johnson, DCIO Budget Planning and Management

DoS Mobile Experience

  • Glenn Miller, Acting Principal Deputy CIO


June 17th 2pm EST, Day 4: Bureau of Information Resources Management - Part 2

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 21th 1:30pm EST, 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

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