92520-Doug_Wagoner_high_res Monday, November 16

Doug Wagoner, Sector President, SAIC

Doug Wagoner was named SAIC Sector President in December 2013. He is responsible for the deployment of employees, technology development, and thought leadership for programs and business development efforts. Doug oversees the efforts of employees who perform network integration, emerging IT solutions and managed services, software/hardware integration, mission systems engineering and technical assistance, logistics and supply chain, and training and simulation for the U.S. government, state/local, and commercial customers.

Prior to his appointment, he managed the Project Management Office for Project Gemini, the effort that separated SAIC into two companies. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Project Gemini required the design, planning, and implementation to divide an $11 billion, highly integrated company with 38,000 employees into two publicly held companies with unique strategic intents. In the process, he identified and helped lead the reduction of more than $400 million in costs.

Doug joined SAIC in 2007, and previously was responsible for the leadership of the company’s Homeland and Civilian Solutions business unit. He also managed SAIC’s State & Local and Commercial IT business.


Masiello Tuesday, November 17

Lt. General Wendy M. Masiello, Director, Defense Contract Management Agency Lt. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello is the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. As the Director, she leads a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 11,900 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 20,000 contractors and more than $223 billion in unliquidated obligations.

In her previous assignment as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C., she was responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational, and contingency support for the Air Force.

She has held a variety of systems acquisition roles including principal contracting officer for surveillance and reconnaissance systems, weapon systems and test ranges. She was an assistant professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Executive Director for the National Reconnaissance Office Inspector General. She has also served several staff tours including Deputy Director of Plans and Programs, and Director of Contracting at two systems acquisition centers.

General Masiello commanded an air base wing, and from July 2005 through January 2006, she deployed to Iraq as Principal Assistant for Contracting Forces in Iraq/Afghanistan. Her responsibilities included contracting and acquisition support to forces in both countries, security transition support in Afghanistan, and humanitarian relief following the Pakistani earthquake.

Her awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster; Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.


Wednesday, November 18

Keynote Panel

• Moderator Neil Albert, Vice Chairman, MCR

• Gary Bliss, Director of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

• Paul Bosco, Director, Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessments, Department of Energy (DOE)

• Steve Shinn, Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Flight Projects Directorate

• Tom Carney, Vice President, Program Management Processes and Controls, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

• Dan Lynch, EVMS Focal Point for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) and Chairman, NDIA Integrated Program Management Division

Neil Albert, Vice Chairman, MCR

As Vice Chairman, Mr. Albert is responsible for the overarching strategic operations of the company to include strategic planning, business development, marketing, ethics and compliance, and legal and contract operations. Mr. Albert has worked for MCR for over 25 years in various capacities including President/CEO from 1999 to 2012. Prior to MCR, Mr. Albert was the Director of Cost Estimating and Analysis at Textron Defense Systems where he was responsible for life cycle cost analysis, economic analysis, subcontractor cost estimating and pricing for all Defense programs. During his career, Mr. Albert has also supported numerous organizations including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Corps of Engineers, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Aviation Administration.

Mr. Albert has more than 37 years supporting the professional community. From 2001 to 2014, he was a Senior Fellow on the Defense Business Board, reporting to the Secretary of Defense, and is currently on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Professional Services Council (PSC). He also chairs the Defense and Intelligence Executive Advisory Board for PSC. He is also on the Executive Committee for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division and on the Board of Trustees of Fountain Valley School. Mr. Albert is a Past President of the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) (now International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association) and the College of Performance Management (CPM).

In 2014 and 2007 Mr. Albert received the “Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service”, the highest award a private citizen can receive from DoD. In 2013 he received the “Hans Driessnack Distinguished Service Award” from CPM for making major contributions to project and performance management, policy, concepts, and practices that have national and global implications. In 2010, Mr. Albert received the Freiman Award from the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA); it’s highest honor. In 2003 he received the “Lifetime Achievement” award, the highest honor from SCEA. He is a Certified Cost Analyst/Estimator (CCEA).

bio-blissGary Bliss, Director of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

Mr. Gary R. Bliss is the Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. PARCA carries out performance assessments of Major Defense Acquisitions Programs (MDAPs) and conducts root cause analyses for MDAPs with Nunn-McCurdy breach status or when requested by senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials.

Mr. Bliss previously held the position of Deputy Director, Enterprise Information and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Studies in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). His responsibilities included oversight of the five OSD-funded Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, the OSD’s university research program, as well as review and development of innovations to overhaul the AT&L enterprise management systems.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Bliss served thirteen years as the Director of Office of the Director, Program Analysis & Evaluation Weapon System Cost Analysis Division (WSCAD). WSCAD’s ten staff members constitute one of the two offices dedicated to OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) functions, and is responsible for the preparation of independent development and procurement cost estimates for major systems that range from munitions (e.g., tactical missiles) through platforms (e.g., helicopters, submarines, fighter aircraft, tanks, etc.). As such, Mr. Bliss has been a key player in DoD’s most important system decisions by the Services, OSD and the Congress.

Generally recognized in both industry and government as a leading authority on the economics of defense procurement, Mr. Bliss has an established track record in institutional reform and enterprise reengineering. He is an experienced lecturer, often speaking to varied audiences on such topics as: management information system governance and reengineering, manufacturing enterprise reengineering, and acquisition institutional reform. Owing to this expertise, Mr. Bliss has been hosted by the governments of Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and the United Kingdom to lecture their staffs on matters of defense acquisition.

BoscoPaul Bosco, Director, Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessments, Department of Energy (DOE)

Paul Bosco serves as the Director of the Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessments. This office validates the project performance baselines, to include scope, cost and schedule, of the Department’s largest construction and environmental clean-up projects prior to budget request to Congress; an active project portfolio totaling over $30 billion. This Office also conducts project assessments for projects that are $100M or greater in the Environmental Management portfolio; develops and oversees implementation of Department-wide project management-related policies, procedures and systems; develops and maintains a Departmental program of on-site assistance, assessment, evaluation, and analysis of contractor’s earned value management systems; and manages the Project Management Career Development Program (PMCDP) to include the professional development, training and certification for the Department’s Federal Project Directors.

Within the Department, Mr. Bosco also served as the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM) and Senior Procurement Executive from May 2012 through July 2015, the Director of the Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) and Senior Real Property Officer from November 2006 through May 2012, and the Director of the Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (OPAM) December 2011 through May 2012. Prior to that, he served in the United States Navy nearly 28 years, as a member of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) and Seabee Community. In that capacity, he held various assignments in a dozen different locations, predominately involved in real property and project management, executing construction programs and projects worldwide. His last Navy assignment was as the Deputy Commander of Operations at the Headquarters of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Washington, D.C. He also served as the Strategic Business Officer. He retired as a United States Navy Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, on November 1, 2006.

Prior to his assignment at NAVFAC, Captain Bosco served as the Commanding Officer of the Engineering Field Activity, Mediterranean in Naples, Italy. In that capacity, he was the senior acquisition executive responsible for design and construction of projects, valued over $600 million, at 14 different Department of Defense installations throughout Europe and the Middle East, to include bases in Italy, Spain, England, Portugal, Greece and Bahrain. Prior to that, he was the Facilities Director and Officer-in-Charge of Construction at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he completed the $250 million renovation of Bancroft Hall, the largest single “dormitory” in the world.

Other highlights of his career included: Commanding Officer of a 600-person Naval Mobile Construction (Seabee) Battalion home-ported in Gulfport, Mississippi; deployed 50% of the time to Guam and Rota, Spain, and Bosnia executing construction in support of military missions; Program Officer assigned to the Southern Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Charleston, South Carolina, overseeing construction programs across the southeast region of the United States, to include the $140 million program to relocate the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Command from Orlando, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina; and, served as the Facilities Director and Officer-in-Charge of Construction at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and as the Facilities Director at the Ship Repair Facility (Shipyard) at Subic Bay, Philippines.

Mr. Bosco is a registered professional (civil) engineer (PE) and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He also is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and a LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional). While in the Navy, he was selected as a member of the acquisition professional community where he held an unlimited contracting warrant for design and construction contracting and a Level III real estate warrant.

Shinn newSteve Shinn, Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Flight Projects Directorate

Steve Shinn is the Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management for the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In his role, he serves as the principal operating official for the Directorate in planning and developing management processes and business strategies. Mr. Shinn manages all Directorate matters related to business, project planning and control, resource management, organizational staffing, workforce development, diversity and equal opportunity, and physical assets.

Mr. Shinn has held various management positions in pricing, cost management, estimating, operations management, software management, EVMS, and scheduling. He is a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional and has conducted workshops on topics such as cost estimating, pricing strategy, variance analysis, EVMS, Integrated Baseline Review/System Review, and cost modeling. He is also an instructor in Project Planning and Control at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

Mr. Shinn was awarded NASA’s Agency Honor Award and Robert H. Goddard Award for Leadership for his efforts in leading business change. He was also awarded NASA’s Cost Estimating Award for Leadership and has received two team awards for Quality and Process Improvement for initiatives he championed and led for business change and risk analysis.

Tom Carney, Vice President, Program Management Processes and Controls, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Thomas (Tom) Carney is Vice President, Aeronautics Company for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he leads the Company’s Program Management, Program Planning and Program Finance core organization and is responsible for people, processes and tools required to manage the Company’s business operations as well as ensuring compliance with DCMA/USG operational and reporting requirements. Mr. Carney has built a trusting relationship with our DCMA customer and is now involved in shaping the industry approach on Earned Value Management Surveillance with DCMA.

Mr. Carney joined Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in 1985 as a Financial Analyst in the Engineering Organization. He has held various leadership roles including F-16 Deputy Director, Operations Business Director, Deputy Vice President of Business Management Integration, and Director Program Finance.

Lynch.DL-Daniel.1070024-01Dan Lynch, EVMS Focal Point for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) and Chairman, NDIA Integrated Program Management Division

Mr. Lynch has over 35 years of Earned Value/Program Management experience in the defense industry ranging within the design, development, and production environments with Raytheon, BAE Systems, and RCA Corporation. Within that span, he also spent 10 years working as a self-employed consultant with clients such as CS Solutions, GEC-Marconi, Lockheed-Martin, and the DCMA. Currently, he is the EVMS Focal Point for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), a multi-billion dollar annual sales operation with an EVM System that was validated with a perfect score in 2008. His primary interests and focus is on the Implementation, Compliance, and Surveillance of RMS’ EVM System to include working with the DCMA’s EVMID on their Data Driven Analysis approach to EVMS compliance and validation as well as bringing Integrated Program Management disciplines and practices to a wider range of defense efforts.

Mr. Lynch is the current Chairman of the NDIA-Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD).