Katrina McFarland, a member of Sehlke Consulting‘s board of advisers and president at Blue Oryx, will participate in a panel discussion on government acquisition reform at an upcoming Naval Postgraduate School event in Monterey, California.
Sehlke said McFarland will speak at NPS’ 15th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium on May 10 along with David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council; former Defense Department acquisition leader Frank Kendall; and Andrew Hunter, a group director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
She plans to share her insights on the impact of changes to public procurement policies and processes on small businesses in the professional services sector.
McFarland previously served as the U.S. Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Her 30-year civilian career also includes time as DoD assistant secretary for acquisition, science adviser to the Army secretary and acquisition director at the Missile Defense Agency.
NPS hosts the Acquisition Research Symposium each May to facilitate the exchange of ideas among students and top procurement specialists from the government, industry and academia.
Sehlke is a HUBZone-certified, service-disabled, veteran-owned company that supports government clients in the areas of financial and acquisition management, logistics, supply chain, national security and defense.