Senior Executives Association

On December 13th, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Senior Executives Association and Senior Executives Association Professional Development League will host the 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, a full-day event offering exceptional educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring government leaders.

The event will include:

  • Lunch Awards Reception Recognizing Meritorious Rank Award Winners & Evening Awards Reception Recognizing Distinguished Rank Award Winners
  • Expert Policy Panels and Educational Training Seminars Across Multiple Content Tracks on Advancing Public Leadership
  • Small-Group Speed Mentoring and Dedicated Networking Opportunities with Career Federal Leaders

The Summit will feature educational tracks that address the three most pressing areas of concern for Federal career senior leaders, including: Future of Work, Future of Workforce, Future of Workplace.

The conference will also recognize the extraordinary public service of senior career professionals by honoring the 2018 Distinguished and Meritorious recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards. The Presidential Rank Award represents the top award a civilian federal employee can receive, awarded by the President of the United States to the top 1% (Distinguished) and 5% (Meritorious) of federal employees, as nominated by their respective agencies. In 2017, more than 300 Senior Executives were among the event's 500 attendees.

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Did LPTA Open the Door For Greater 'As a Service' Adoption?

A procurement system within the government that is difficult to navigate for both the government customer and industry partners is no surprise to anyone working in the federal ecosystem, but at least one part of the federal government has finally decided it is time for adjustments. 

Through the enactment of the 2017 The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 SEC. 892. Selection of Service Providers For Auditing Services and Audit Readiness Services, the changes will see fruition.

“The Department of Defense shall select service providers for auditing services and audit readiness services based on the best value to the Department, as determined by the resource sponsor for an auditing contract, rather than based on the lowest price technically acceptable service provider.”

Low Cost Technically Acceptable (LPTA) has been prevalent in the federal government since 2010. Though LPTA gives the government immediate savings, the long term cost savings/loss is harder to calculate. Are industry partners able to put the best team and deliver the best product/team on the ground? Has a short-term savings really resulted in a longer term loss and potential inferior product to what could have been delivered at best value? Those questions will continue to be debated, but regardless the 2017 NDAA is a breakthrough for both Industry and the government.  

This article was written by Sean Kelley, Chief Information Security Officer, EPA, and is a co-chair of the Cyber Community of Change. 

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