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February 2021 Working Capital Fund Symposium

February 04, 2021

FEE-FOR-SERVICE TOOLKIT

A Discussion between New and Established Operations’ Managers

Goal: Explain a range of operating tools to assist fee-for-service operations at all levels of government.

Concept: Develop a discussion between a relatively new operation and one or more established operations.

New operation:

  1. Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA); Representative – Zack Gaddy, CFO
    Services sector - provides personnel security background investigations.

Established operation:

  1. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA); Representative - Michael Scott, Vice Director
    Products sector - supplies military and other Federal agencies with operating materials.
    Services sector - provides warehousing function and reverse logistics for military departments.
  2. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); Representative – Chris Barnhurst, Executive Deputy Director
    Services sector - provides command and control, and information-sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure.

Date: February 4, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m., virtual via NAPA

Outline:

Time

Content

Speaker

9:30-9:35

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Joe Mitchell/Sean Smooke

9:35-9:40

Topic Outline

Gretchen Anderson

9:40-9:45

Introduction of speakers and announcement of breakout sessions for audience questions at the end of the session

Gretchen Anderson

9:45-10:00

DCSA Progress

DCSA

10:00-10:15

Emerging Matters at DLA

DLA

10:15-10:30

Emerging Matters at DISA

DISA

10:30-10:45

Topic 1: External Management Challenges: All WCFs continuously struggle to maintain solid customer relations.

DCSA, DLA, DISA and Gretchen Anderson

10:45-11:00

Topic 2: Internal Management Challenges: All WCFs continuously struggle to maintain adequate cash balances.

DCSA, DLA, DISA and Gretchen Anderson

11:00-11:05

Topic 3: WCF Futures: All WCFs continuously struggle to anticipate the future.

DCSA, DLA, DISA and Gretchen Anderson

11:05-11:10

Audience Q&A

DCSA, DLA,DISA and Gretchen Anderson

11:10-11:25

Breakout sessions allowing participants to discuss lessons learned from the sessions and identify key ideas for future session.

All

11:25-11:30

Closing comments and thank you to speakers and audience.

Gretchen Anderson

June 2020 Working Capital Fund Symposium

June 18, 2020

Agenda:

8:45a.m. –

9:00a.m.

Log-in and Address Any Technical Difficulties

9:00a.m. –

9:05a.m.

Welcome and Introductions by Joe Mitchell and Aurpon Bhattacharya

  • Introduction to the 2 tracks that include WCFs and User Fees

9:05a.m. –

9:20a.m

WCF Chairperson Holden Hoofnagle on How the Symposium Works

  • Provide an overview of the DOC assessment and pivot to Pandemic Assessment

Grant Thornton Discussion on the TBM Assessment

9:20a.m. –

9:30a.m.

Introductions to WCF and Cost Transparency In-House Experts

Gretchen Anderson

Kelly Morrison

9:30a.m. –

10:00a.m.

A Presentation by Michelle Picard from USPTO

  • How USPTO developed and maintains reserves
  • Q & A

10:00a.m. –

10:45a.m.

Group Discussions

  • Tony Scardino leading User Fees
  • Aurpon Bhattacharya leading Working Capital Funds

10:45a.m –

10:50a.m.

Key Takeaways from the Group Discussions

10:50a.m. –

11:00a.m.

Joe Mitchell on Next Session Planning

December 2019 Working Capital Fund Symposium

December 19, 2019

Agenda:

8:30a.m. –

9:00a.m.

Light Breakfast and Networking Opportunities

9:00a.m. –

9:15a.m

Welcome and Introductions to include Symposium Refresh from 2020

  • Symposium refresh to a larger Cost Management Symposium with 2 tracks
    • Working Capital Funds
    • User Fees

9:15a.m. –

10:00a.m.

A Presentation on TBM by Ms. Margie Graves, Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

10:00a.m. –

10:45a.m

Working Capital Fund Assessment Presentation

The meeting’s objective is to receive an out brief on a digital current state assessment developed for WCFs. The survey was intended to provide a quick overview of the current state of an organization's WCF with respect to other survey respondents.

10:45a.m –

11:00a.m.

Wrap Up