MEDIA ALERT: Procurement Experts to Discuss Selling Security Convergence Solutions to Government

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    Washington, D.C., April 28, 2009—The Coalition for Government Procurement, in conjunction with Patton Boggs LLP, is hosting a “Security Convergence Breakfast” on May 5 for vendors and federal agencies interested in learning more about security convergence solutions for the federal government.

    Representatives from both government and the security community will be speaking on best practices and processes for the acquisition of security convergence solutions by the government including through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules. Topics will include security convergence from the customer’s perspective, a GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) business update and how to use contractor teaming arrangements to ensure success in developing security convergence solutions.

    WHO: The Coalition for Government Procurement, with sponsors Patton Boggs LLP and USIS. Please see the agenda below for more information on speakers.

    WHAT: Security Convergence Breakfast: How to Successfully Sell Security Convergence Solutions through GSA Schedules

    WHERE: Patton Boggs’ office at 2550 M St, NW Washington, DC

    WHEN: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

    Full agenda is as follows:

    7:00 a.m. – Registration and networking breakfast

    7:30 a.m. – Welcome

    • Larry Allen, President, The Coalition for Government Procurement
    • Robert K. Tompkins, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP
    • Michael Fraser, President, National Security Division, USIS

    7:45 a.m. – Keynote: Security Convergence from the Customer Perspective

    • Linda Wilbanks, CIO, National Nuclear Security Administration

    8:15 a.m. – GSA FAS Security Convergence Business Update

    • Nancy Goode, Director, Center for Acquisition Support, General Supplies and Services, FAS, GSA

    8:45 a.m. – Success in Security Convergence through Contractor Teaming Arrangements

    • Deborah Lague, Lead Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Management, FAS, GSA
    • Kitty Klaus, Managing Director, GSA Schedules, EDS, an HP Company

    Additional speakers to be announced

    About The Coalition for Government Procurement

    The Coalition for Government Procurement is a non-profit association of companies that sell commercial services and products to the federal government primarily through MAS contracts and GWACs. Our membership includes small and large businesses and accounts for 70% of sales on the GSA schedule program and 50% of commercial-item acquisition.

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