Speaking

Organizations around the country welcome me to host, moderate, and speak at their events. I moderate panel discussions, act as Master of Cermonies, present executive briefings to high-level leaders, and deliver speeches on the inner workings of Washington DC, both Congress and the executive branch. Each event is custom-tailored to your needs. Click the CONTACT link to invite me to your event!

Government acquisition leaders upbeat about Trump procurement moves

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Two of the top acquisition officials in government, Tom Sharpe of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the acting Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, Lesley Field, were among the guests at AFFIRM’s monthly luncheon speaker series event, “Buying Smarter: the Blueprint…
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IRS Commissioner, Watergate figure, and me

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UPDATE: Audio now available below! I would like to offer a big “thank you” to Dan Blair and the National Academy of Public Administration for inviting me to host a discussion with this year’s Elliott Richardson Prize recipients, John Koskinen…
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The State of Your Union with OMB’s Dave Mader, Grant Thornton’s Carlos Otal

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Wednesday’s webcast on the “State of Your Union” covered a broad range of management issues federal agencies will deal with in 2016. Dave Mader, Controller at the Office of Management and Budget, and Carlos Otal, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Global Public…
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The future of federal contracting opportunities: shrinking

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Thanks to the Professional Services Council for inviting me to moderate a panel at the 2015 Vision Conference. I was pleased to lead a discussion featuring the PSC’s Alan Chvotkin; Kitty Klaus of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Emily Murphy of the House…
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FITARA implementation: bad grades not necessarily a bad start

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The first round of grades for agency implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act are out, and they are not very good. But it appears the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and even the…
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