Building on Progress; Driving Results

June 11 | Washington, D.C. | 4 CPEs | 3 PDUs

Registration and fees

AGA members  
Government employee Complimentary
Private sector employee via sponsorship
Government employee $50
Private sector employee via sponsorship

Program and Schedule


June 11, 2020 | Rooms: 150 AB and 151 AB 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast in Solutions Hall | 151AB

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview | 151AB

  • Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA

8:15 – 9:05 a.m.
T100: The Drive for Evidence-based Policymaking | 150AB
Newly appointed Evaluation Officers tell their stories of the successes and challenges they have had implementing and adopting the spirit of the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act.

  • Jason Bossie, Director, Small Business Administration
  • Christine Heflin, Director of Performance Excellence, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jed Herrmann, Vice President - State and Federal Policy Implementation, Results for America

M: Dick Leach, Director and Senior Advisor, CohnReznick

9:05 - 9:55 a.m.
T101: OMB Initiatives to Maximize Results | 150AB
Agencies are leveraging Strategic Reviews to learn and improve. OMB's new grants guidance takes another crack at righting the balance between accountability and results. Agencies are using ERM programs to mitigate risks, but to what extent are they integrating evidence, their Learning Agendas or Evalution Plans into their ERM programs?

  • Victoria Collin, Chief, Management Controls and Assistance Branch, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Adam Lipton, Performance Manager, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

M: Karin O'Leary, Associate Partner, IBM

9:55 – 10:25 a.m.
Coffee break in Solutions Hall | 151AB

10:25 – 11:15 a.m.
T102: Setting the Right Strategy | 150AB
Agencies are obligated to update their strategic plans one year following the next presidential inauguration. How can they get the most out of defining their strategies and aligning the organization to new goals?

  • Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, General Services Administration
  • Steve Brockelman, Director of Performance and Analytics, General Services Administration
  • Steve Sanford, Senior Advisor, GAO

M: Mary Goldsmith, National Federal Sector Director, RSM

11:15 - 12:05 p.m.
T103: Congress' Expectation for Evidence and Results | 150AB

Congress showed rare bipartisan enthusiasm for evidence-based policymaking when it enacted the Evidence Act. How is it demonstrating an expectation for more evidence and greater results?

  • Nichole Dunn, Chief of Staff, Congressman Ben Adams
  • Christian Hoehner, Deputy Policy Director, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Satya Thallam, Policy Advisor, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

M: Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton

12:05 - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks