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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001


The Washington Chapter Mini-PDI
[formerly our Spring Symposium]

March 30, 2004

"Sustaining Transformation"

As usual, this event will provide a chance to engage in a dialogue with members of the Financial Community, as well as defense industry and media leaders.

This Mini-PDI will be focused on Sustaining Transformation.  We plan to include:

  • A panel discussion on the Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP) to discuss the DoD's financial system milestones
  • Guest speakers to discuss the Transformation of the Homeland Defense and DoD personnel systems
Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable Dov S. Zakheim
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer



Mini-PDI Agenda

0700-0800 Continental Breakfast
0800-0810 Opening Ceremony  

George Asseng, Captain USCG,
Washington Chapter President

Presentation of Colors
National Anthem
Reverend Ireathea J. Hill,
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Occoquan,VA

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
by George Asseng, Captain USCG


Keynote Address
The Honorable Dov S. Zakheim
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer

0915-0930 Break, sponsored by

Business Modernization and Systems Integration (BMSI)
Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) McGrath,
Deputy Director


Sustaining Transformation, a Corporate Perspective
Panel Discussion

Rob Fitzgerald, Executive Director Defense Programs, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT

Beth A. Ewing, CCM, Relationship Manager, Federal Government Banking Division, Vice President, Global Government Group, Bank of America

Richard P. (Gus) Gustafson, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations and Technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Mark Jendzejec, VP & General Manager Mission Support Systems, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrup Grumman IT

Norwood J. (Woody) Jackson, Jr., Managing Director, KPMG LLP


Luncheon Speaker:
Col (Ret) Al Runnels,
CFO, Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq
Topic: Transformation in Iraq


Transformation of DoD and DHS Personnel Systems Panel Discussion

Ms. Ginger Groeber,
OUSD, Personnel and Readiness, Civilian Personnel Policy

Ms. Kay Frances Dolan,
Department of Homeland Security

Mr. John Gage,
AFGE President

Panel Moderator;

Mr. Mike Causey,
Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

1435-1450 Break

Breakout Sessions:
1)  Lean Thinking / Six Sigma,
     Mr. Jack Rouch
     Acting Director, DFAS Internal Review
2)  CDFM Training,
     Mr. Richard J. Arns
     CDFM Instructor, USDA Graduate School

1620-1630 Wrap Up
         Closing Remarks
         Announce Raffle Winners


When:    Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Registration: 0700-0800
Continental Breakfast: 0700-0800
Mini-PDI: 0800-1630

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JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC 20004
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(Near the Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro Stops)

Additional Community Service Project:  “Presents for Patients.”  When service personnel are injured in our wars, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan and flown to either Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval hospitals, they do not get to bring their personal belongings with them.  So we will be collecting the following items or anything that compares to them:  telephone cards, note cards & stamps, disposable cameras, and electric razors.  Items need to be new.  Please bring them to the February Luncheon or to the mini-PDI. 


CPE:        Qualifies for 8 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.  NASBA Sponsor Registry No.106719.  In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Parking:    Valet parking is $25, but several self-service parking garages are located in the immediate vicinity for $10+.  Street parking is available if you look hard, cross your fingers and be prepared to walk some distance.  Metro is the best transportation method.  See "Directions" above.

Early Bird Late Registration*
Symposium Fees: ASMC Member $175 $200
Non-Member $200 $225
Lunch Only: $50

No Refunds Or Cancellations After March 19, 2004; However, Substitution Will Be Allowed.
Payment By Credit Card or Check Must Accompany the DD 1556.

*Late Registration: 19 Mar 2003
After 19 March registration will be on a space available basis.

Download Registration Form: 

Registration POC:

Ms. Maryla Engelking (703) 602-4932

Submit Registration Forms to:

Fax: (703) 607-0588
Mail: Washington Chapter
Attn: Mini PDI
P.O. Box 70776
Washington DC 20024

Corporate Booth Info: 

Exhibitor spaces are 10' by 10' space without electrical power.

  • $250 for our chapter members
  • $300 for members of other chapters.

Booths are limited, so reserve one ASAP by contacting:

Download Corporate Booth Registration Form 

Contact the 2004 Washington Chapter Mini-PDI Committee Chair to volunteer to help with planning and execution:

The Washington Chapter Mini-PDI is looking for volunteers to assist on several committees.   Your assistance is requested either as a new volunteer or as a repeat committee member so the chapter can take advantage of lessons learned from last year and ensure the 2004 Mini-PDI is as well-executed as possible.   We have immediate openings and need for volunteers on the following committees:

  1. Registration.
  2. Publicity
  3. Protocol
  4. Corporate
  5. Program
  6. Facilities
  7. Finance

Request that all volunteers call or email Wayne Ebaugh at 703-607-2660, email to identify which committees are desired.   Any and all assistance is much appreciated.


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