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Government Acquisition Leaders Briefings

Government Acquisition Leader participation is a vital Showcase element

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Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Briefings 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Luncheon 11:30 am

Sponsored by
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

The Government Acquisition Leaders Briefings are a key element of Showcase for Commerce, providing an opportunity for attendees to interact with military and government officials who are responsible for acquisition of vital goods and services. From military platforms and warfare systems to intelligence processes, they ensure that our military personnel have the resources they need to conduct successful operations. The network of providers includes not only military entities but industry and academia as well. Showcase offers unique and individual access to these decision makers in the United States military acquisition process.

In the plenary sessions, attendees will learn first-hand from the leaders about the overall military programs and their challenges, how industry can help them, and specific guidance on how businesses can work with them.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: TBA

Brigadier General Anthony J. Carrelli - The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania
Brigadier General Brian P. Cummings - Program Executive Officer, Soldier
Major General David G. Bassett - Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems

Keynote Speaker:
Congressman Rob Wittman
Guest of Congressman Keith Rothfus

Rob Wittman has served in several levels of government, from Montross Town Council to U.S. Congress, where he is in his fifth term representing the First Congressional District of Virginia. Rep. Wittman is a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the House Armed Services Committee, where is the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus, he is a staunch advocate for a robust Naval fleet and a healthy domestic shipbuilding industry.

Speaker Schedule

1:05 pm

Brigadier General Brian P. Cummings
PEO Soldier

Brigadier General Brian P. Cummings joined the Acquisition Corps in 1994 after serving in a variety of command and staff positions. Program assignments include leadership roles in PEO Soldier’s Land Warrior Program, Missile Defense Agency, and Ground Soldier System. After serving in Iraq as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Commanding General, he was Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power and Deputy PEO Combat Support/Combat Service Support. He holds a bachelor’s in biology, a master’s in science and technology commercialization, and a master’s degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

1:35 pm

Major General David G. Bassett
Program Executive Officer
Ground Combat Systems

MG Bassett is responsible for the life-cycle management of a complex and diverse organization with six Acquisition Category I programs (Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program, M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer program, Abrams Tank upgrades, Bradley Fighting Vehicles upgrades, the Stryker Family of Vehicles, and the M88 HERCULES). He is also responsible for multiple Foreign Military Sales efforts and pending programs such as Mobile Protect Firepower. The ground combat systems portfolio has an annual budget of more than $2.67 billion with a total program budget of more than $14.8 billion (POM FY 16-20).

2:05 pm

Brigadier General Anthony J. Carelli
The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

General Carrelli is responsible for the command, control, and supervision of Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard units, six state-owned veterans’ homes, and programs for Pennsylvania’s one million veterans. After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, General Carrelli served as an active-duty pilot and then commander of both the 111 Fighter Wing and the 171 Air Refueling Wing in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was deployed in numerous operations including Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

2:45 pm

Congressman Wittman

Plenary Sessions:
  • Speakers TBA