Marcus evans Summits has announced Ms. Monica Y. Manning, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer & Senior Procurement Executive at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as a speaker at the upcoming 2020 Chief Procurement Officer Summit this May 13-15 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
The 13th Chief Procurement Officer Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading senior procurement executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers together. The Summit’s content is aligned with key procurement challenges and interests, relevant market developments, and practical and progressive ideas and strategies adopted by successful pioneers.
The long-running CPO Summit is the perfect opportunity for leading industry executives to widen their peer network while sharpening their knowledge. Developed via a profound dialogue with key market players as well as extensive proprietary research, the event program will showcase over fifteen of the most sought after procurement leaders.
As NASA’s senior procurement executive, Manning provides strategic leadership and oversight of NASA’s procurement functions, policies, and an acquisition workforce of more than 4,300 personnel, consisting of 700 procurement professionals, over 3,500 contracting officer representatives, in addition to 175 Project and Program Managers. She also represents NASA procurement across the Federal Government with both industry and international organizations. Manning serves on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council and is one of only three signatory authorities that can execute procurement policies and procedures on behalf of the Federal Government.
She also serves on the Federal Chief Acquisition Officers Council and the Federal Acquisition Institute Board of Directors. She is member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and sits on its Board of Advisors. Manning is a highly sought-out speaker on leadership strategies and the Federal Acquisition Process and is committed to mentoring and developing up-and-coming acquisition professionals across the Federal Government.
In this ever evolving acquisition environment, the gap in the level of predicted change and the level of preparation lies in stark contrast. To be competitive, it is paramount to utilize innovation, speed and agility, while harnessing cutting edge resources in data and technology to effect change. In her session, Manning will address the challenges in preparing and responding to acquisitions, the future value preposition in the role of contracting and how the workforce is hired, trained and utilized.