|Tuesday, February 15, 2022
|8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Federal acquisition procurement rules continue to evolve to streamline and modernize the efficient acquisition of products and services. Join this session to hear our expert panelists discuss several changes that have occurred within the acquisition community over the past year including: executive orders, to the role of Robotic Process Automation (RPA technology) in contracting; the role of the large Best in Class (BIC) Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) including complex scoring mechanisms and teaming constructs; and the use of Requests for Information (RFIs) in the down-select process.
Potential topics include:
Ricky Clark Deputy Director NIH-NITAAC
Derrick Heard Director for the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management (OAGM) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Leonard Grant Director of Acquisition & Grants FDA
Amy Haseltine Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisitions, Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) GSA
Nick Wakeman Editor-in-Chief Washington Technology
|9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Emerging Technologies Panel: The Next Pandemic: Predicting and Responding with Emerging Technologies
The COVID 19 pandemic caught the entire world off guard. The United States implemented a “whole of government response” but was it enough to inform experts how to address the next pandemic? This session will explore how emerging technologies can be used to anticipate the next pandemic and how the federal government and supporting communities can collaborate with one another to leverage the lessons learned from COVID to be better prepared to fight the next pandemic.
Panel members from the federal landscape in health-focused agencies and departments tasked with fighting different aspects of the pandemic will:
Heather Dimeris Director for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth HRSA, HHS
Ryan Argentieri ONC Deputy Director, Office of Technology
Jason Miller Federal News Network Executive Director
Sara Brenner Chief Medical Officer & Associate Director for Medical Affairs FDA
Douglas Jacobs Senior Advisor to the Director CMS
|11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Sponsored by Delinea
Join our panelists in the video networking session for extended Q&A. Attendees will be divided into virtual breakout rooms for facilitated, small group discussions with a speaker in each room.