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Armani Vadiee Moderating Panel on Other Transaction Authority Procurements at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Federal Procurement Institute

Smith Pachter McWhorter member Armani Vadiee will moderate a panel on "Contracting for Innovation: Leveraging Alternative Procurement Vehicles to Deliver Capability at the Speed of Relevance,” at the American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, 26th Annual Federal Procurement Institute (FPI) on March 13, 2020, in Annapolis, MD.  The conference brings distinguished panelists from government, industry, private law practice, and academia together to participate in the flagship educational and networking program of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law.

Members of the Panel include:

  • Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
  • Diane M. Sidebottom, Learning Director for Other Transaction Agreements and Grants, Defense Acquisition University, Belvoir, VA
  • Jerry L. Trepkowski, Senior Counsel, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
  • (Moderator) Armani Vadiee, Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, Tysons Corner, VA

Panel speakers will discuss the growing use of alternative procurement techniques such as OTAs meant to leverage private sector technologies, accelerate contracting timelines, and deliver cutting edge capabilities. The panel will focus on innovative statutory authorities, such as section 804 of the FY2016 NDAA, and the expanded use of OTAs, cooperative agreements, CRADAs, partnership intermediary agreements, and other non-FAR based contracting vehicles.

Smith Pachter McWhorter is an annual sponsor of FPI, held this year from March 11-14, 2020, in Annapolis, MD. For more information on the 2020 Federal Procurement Institute (FPI), download the program brochure, or visit the ABA Section of Public Contract Law conference website.

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