Mingle with the Folks behind the $56 Billion Gov Spending in Washington, D.C.

The State Department is poised to spend over $56 billion in 2011, and the DoD remains a powerhouse of government spending. Here is an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with the main decision makers in the government including State CTO Charlie Wisecarver, the Defense Acquisition University’s Mark Whiteside and the Business Transformation Agency’s Keith Seaman next month.

These three contracting experts will lay out current trends and the plans for fourth quarter acquisitions, and will provide an overview of the 2011 agenda in the Departments of State and Defense.

What are these Departments’ big pushes to finish FY2010?  Where do opportunities lie in 2011?  What can contractors do to better position themselves to serve the Departments’ IT and technology needs?  Join us for a great keynote, a captivating panel, and as always, excellent networking.

Charles Wisecarver, CTO & Deputy CIO for Operations, Department of State

Charlie, a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, assumed his current duties in June 2006. He has overseen a 4-year consolidation of the agency’s 900 servers at a new off-site data center, overseen desktop consolidation of the agency’s 34 bureaus, and increased workforce mobility through the “mobile computing” project, amongst other projects. Previously he was the Director of the State Messaging and Archive Retrieval Toolset (SMART) Program Office, the Department’s top IT priority that will modernize disparate legacy-messaging systems & establish a single centralized system for all types of documents. Half of his career has been spent working as an Information Management Specialist in overseas missions & at one point he oversaw the modernization of all consular computer systems around the world.

Keith Seaman, Acting Director, Defense Business Systems Acquisition Executive (DBSAE), Business Transformation Agency (BTA)

Keith provides operational analysis & advice to the DBSAE in executing Milestone Decision Authority responsibilities for DoD Enterprise-wide business systems within the BTA portfolio of systems. Prior to BTA, as a Command and Control (C2) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Senior Advisor at the Secretary of the USAF’s Office of Chief Warfighting Integration and CIO, he elevated warfighter readiness & accelerated acquisition and development of emerging warfighter capabilities. He also has served as Chief, Operations Integration Division in the Operations Directorate at the U.S. Transportation Command.

Mark Whiteside, Executive Director of Performance and Resource Management, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

At DAU, Mark has successfully deployed learning analytics & fully integrated them into an enterprise performance measurement data mart, capping new time accounting, cost accounting, budgeting & evaluation system, as well as with legacy data business databases. With a Corporate finance career of 18 years, he previously spent 14 years in the private industry as CFO in government contracting companies in the DC area. His experience runs the gamut from compiling & analyzing budget & financial data to managing Accounting, HR, Contracts, Facility, and Management Information Systems departments.

Matthew W. Calkins, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Appian

Matthew Calkins has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since 1999. Prior to Appian, Mr. Calkins was Director, Enterprise Product Group at MicroStrategy. He currently serves on the MicroStrategy Board of Directors.



7:15 AM – 8:15 AM       Breakfast & Mingling

8:15 AM – 8:50 AM       Keynote: Charles Wisecarver

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM       DoD Experts Panel

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM      Post Game Schmooze

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Boulevard

McLean, VA  22102 map


Free admission for Government employees and Military members

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