Events

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!

I hosted a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum today

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Today I hosted a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. My panel was titled “Military Health: Are We Providing a Benefit Worthy of the Sacrifice?” Here’s a quick shot of…
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Today: recording live at AMSUS for Sunday’s Government Matters

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Today it was my pleasure to attend this year’s AMSUS annual meeting for the first time. The Government Matters team recorded five interviews that we’ll air within the next week, including three on this Sunday morning’s program at 10:30 on…
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More photos from American University Roger Jones Award ceremony

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Once again my thanks to photographer Bill Petros for the fantastic photos of the Roger Jones Award ceremony, hosted by the American University School of Public Policy at the Ritz Carlton in DC Thursday night. More details on the ceremony are posted here….
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GAO, IRS officials win AU Roger Jones Award for leadership

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Last night the American University School of Public Affairs presented two government leaders with the 2017 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. I was honored that AU invited me to be the emcee of the award presentation, and to…
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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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