June 14th - 21st, 2021

State Department Days 2021 

GTSC's First Annual 

Thanks to our Guardian Sponsor!

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition is extremely pleased to host the First Annual State Department Days to examine the missions, programs, and goals of the U.S. State Department.  Webinars feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and subject matter discussions for approximately 1.5-2 hours daily.

GTSC continues to bring you the people, information, and collaboration necessary to understand our government partners.  For our first State Department Days, we will host discussions around the Department's procurement goals, IT transformation initiatives, their small business strategy, and much more.


LOGISTICS: For State Department Days 2021 you will receive the login information for the day's webinar before 10:00 am EST each day.  You have the option of registering for both the full series or individual sessions.  If you registered for the full series, you'll get your link to join the webinar each morning and do not need to register for individual sessions. Registrations for individual sessions work the same way -- you will receive your access link the morning of the session.


PLEASE mark both gtscoalition.com and hstoday.us as safe senders with your email system to ensure you get the information.  


Thank you for participating and we look forward to a great week!

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Day 1

Monday, June 14

2:00pm EST 

 Keynote Kick-Off 

SPE Vision for DOS Procurement

Mike Derrios

Senior Procurement Executive 

U.S. Department of State

Additional Resources from our Guardian Sponsor


Overview of the Office of Acquisition Management (AQM)

Patrick Reilly

Division Director

Procurement Portfolio Beliefs

Patrick Reilly

Division Director

Diplomatic Security Contracts 

Facilities Design & Construction Contracts 

Bob Powell

Division Director 

Additional Resources from our Patrol Sponsor

Day 2

Tuesday, June 15

2:00pm EST 

Industry Liaison Program


Rene'e Hill

Small Business Technical Liaison  

Category Management & Strategic Sourcing Initiatives


Jason Passaro

Program Manager

Procurement Portfolio Beliefs

John Stever

Division Director

Worldwide Contracts 

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 

John Dockery

Office Director for Acquisition Policy

Sharon James

Division Director

Day 3

Bureau of Information Resources Management: A View from Above


Keith A. Jones
Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of State

Wednesday, June 16

2:00pm EST 

 Keynote Speaker

Bureau of Information Resource Management: A View from Above

Keith A. Jones

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of State

IRM Procurement and Industry Engagement 

Jeff Johnson

DCIO for Business, Management and Planning 

Department of State Mobile Experience


Glenn Miller 

Acting Principal Deputy CIO

Department of State Center for Analytics


Matthew Graviss

Chief Data Officer

U.S. Department of State

Additional Resources from our Guardian Sponsor


Day 4


Thursday June 17

2:00pm EST  

DoS Cloud Strategy and AppDev -- Today and Beyond


Brian Merrick  

Acting Deputy CIO,

Operations Directorate  

Machine Learning & 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

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Donna Bennett

Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer


Annette Redmond 
Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Al Bowden

Deputy CIO, Cyber Operations

Stay tuned for More Updates!

Day 5

Monday, June 21

1:30 EST 

Bryce Bhatnagar

Chief Technology Officer

Diplomatic Security

Moving Forward with DevSecOps

Small Business Opportunities 

Rich Vinnacombe

Deputy Director 

Anna Urman

Senior Analyst

HUBZone Program