Start Date: 6/12/2018 7:30 AM EDT
End Date: 6/12/2018 10:00 AM EDT
Venue Name: Valo Park (formerly TEGNA) Location:
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA United States 22102
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
OTAs - Other Transaction Agreements: Growth Opportunities for Small and Emerging Businesses
7:30 - 10:00 am
Valo Park (formerly TEGNA)
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
There has been an explosion of interest in Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) as a method of acquisition streamlining. OTAs are agreements between the government and private sector entities that are free from the Federal Acquisition Regulations and provide unique opportunities for small businesses to participate in exciting technology development! Hear the perspectives of an OTA government customer, small business and consortia. Join us as our panelists offer insights on OTAs – What are they? How are they used? How can small businesses win OTAs? What is the outlook for OTAs?
Moderator: Kevin Brancato, Director of Government Contracts Research at Bloomberg Government
- Devin Edwards, COO Phoenix Operations Group
- Will Graves, Chief Engineer for PM DoD Biometrics within the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S)
- Bob Tuohy, COO Advanced Technology International (ATI)
leads a team analyzing the federal government's budget and spending to help businesses find contracting opportunities. His role includes writing and editing content; creating dashboards; advising product strategy and sales engineering; presenting at conferences and webinars; and making radio and TV appearances.
is a seasoned director with 15+ years of experience as a leader and developer in both the federal and private sectors, locally and abroad. His areas of expertise include strategy, team building, business development, program management, capture management, big data integration, development of entity tracking software, collection systems, and the design and development of enterprise mission systems.
serves as the Chief Engineer for PM DoD Biometrics within the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S). Mr. Graves is the subject matter expert on various biometric and identity management technologies. Mr. Graves has been responsible for development of national and international biometric standards, strategic planning, national and international interoperability projects, technical innovation and improvements, matching and capture technologies, technical assistance to foreign governments, national and international biometrics data sharing initiatives, budget formulation and execution, information systems security, and data architecture.
Mr. Graves received a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a Masters in Information Technology from American InterContinental University. He is a DAWIA Certified Program Manager Level III, a Certified Biometrics Security Engineer (CBSE), and recipient of the FCW Fed100 in 2018.
serves as ATI’s Chief Operating Officer. Before his move to ATI, Mr. Tuohy served as corporate Vice President for Special Projects where he was responsible for coordinating the company’s effort to identify and vet strategic-level opportunities to expand ANSER’s not-for-profit public service mission. Prior to his appointment as Vice President for Special Projects, Mr. Tuohy served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, where he was responsible for the oversight of efforts to expand ANSER’s impact across the government in support of the corporation’s public service charter. He supervised the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and business development strategies.
Mr. Tuohy previously served as Vice President and Deputy Director of ANSER’s Homeland Security Group where he supervised the day-to-day work of over 115 analysts focused on addressing some of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most complex issues through the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by ANSER on behalf of DHS. He is a recognized expert in homeland security policy and the operations of DHS. He has 42 years of experience in the government and private sector. He was one of the first advisors to the embryonic DHS, and started the homeland security practice at Hicks and Associates, Inc. During that time, he conducted the first comprehensive capability gap analysis of the nation’s emergency response to catastrophes and did a similar study of border security needs. The results of both studies became the foundation of DHS’s early science and technology investments. Prior to joining Hicks & Associates, Mr. Tuohy completed a 27-year career at the Department of Defense (DoD) as a senior executive and director of Science and Technology Plans & Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While at DoD, he designed and implemented the first capabilities-based technology planning system and developed the process by which DoD evaluates its science and technology programs. Mr. Tuohy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied behavioral sciences from the National Louis University and a Master of Science degree in science and technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute.
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