July 23-26, 2017 Defense Industry Initiative (DII) made great progress on the goal of expanding engagement with government stakeholders and 3rd party organizations as an exhibitor at the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) conference. Over 2,000 attendees participated in the conference held at the Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on July 23-26. The NCMA World Congress is the largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels. The booth received steady traffic from a wide swath of attendees. The compelling DII mission, to ensure that our company’s have strong ethics and compliance programs, grabbed participant’s attention and raised awareness of our organization. The small business toolkit, model supplier code of conduct and the handout outlining the free quarterly webinars were in great demand.
July 11, 2017 In July, Ellen Martin of Boeing and DII Working Group Chairperson, and Tom McDaniel of Harris and DII Working Group member, were interviewed on the radio show Off the Shelf. Hosted by Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement, Off the Shelf interviews federal contracting experts from both inside and outside of government on the issues that matter most. Click HERE to listen to Martin and McDaniel share their insights regarding how DII promotes best practices in business compliance programs for government contractors.
June 8-9, 2017
In accordance with its Principles, the Defense Industry Initiative (DII) held its annual Best Practices Forum (BPF) in early June at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC. The annual BPF is designed to engage ethics and compliance professionals through the sharing of industry best practices, participation of government officials, and networking with other professionals. This year’s BPF had 230 attendees from nearly 80 member companies and several government agencies. Click HERE for the full agenda, that includes key contributors such as DII Steering Committee Chair Leanne Caret from Boeing, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) CEO Pat Harned, retired Col. Arthur Athens from the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, Senior Fellow Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and government officials from Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and Navy Acquisition and Procurement. Click on the video testimony to the right to hear directly from some of this year’s attendees.Look for details in the future for the 2018 BPF to be held at the Marriott Metro Center in downtown Washington DC.