2019 Congressional Caucus & Public Advocacy Forum

June 19, 2019 — Rayburn House Office Building

Issues
  • Shape of the National defense and National Security debate
  • Status of expansion of commissary and exchange patron base to include disabled Veterans and their caregivers, former POWs, and Purple Heart Winners
  • State of legislation effecting resale programs to include the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and the 2020 Appropriations Bills
  • Resale initiatives in the Trump Administration
  • Trump Administration government reorganization
  • Resale issues before Congress
  • Veteran hiring initiatives
  • Commissary transformation?PI negotiations, variable pricing, private label, shelf stocking
  • Exchange system issues before DoD and the Congress
  • Status of DoD Community Reform Task Force and consolidation of resale enterprises
  • Status of resale restructuring
  • Blue Star Families Lifestyle Survey
  • Base access
  • Geo-political factors affecting Defense spending
  • Status and outlook for Defense spending.
  • Force structure outlook.
  • Military personnel reforms and implications for military base operations and resale programs.
  • The Defense reform agenda
  • Privatization of resale program
  • Congressional action on the fiscal years 2019 and 2020 VA, DoD, and DHS budget affecting resale programs
  • Base closures and global re-stationing of forces
  • Pricing and contracting changes enacted by Congress, proposed by Defense and implemented in resale agencies
  • The politics of defense and National security, supporting military families, status of budgetary deliberations
  • Product assortment issues including alcohol, tobacco, and other product restrictions in exchanges
  • Changes in business practices and relationships between sectors of the industry
  • Defense plans and studies on consolidation and resale restructuring
  • State of implementation of laws affecting resale programs passed in the last Congress
  • Effect on resale programs of the mark-ups of the Fiscal Year 2020 Senate and House Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills and the effect on resale programs.
  • The Trump agenda on reorganizing Government
  • DeCA transition initiatives on private label, variable pricing, NAFing the DeCA workforce
Speakers
  • Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chairman, Personnel Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee
  • Congressman Robert Wittman (R-Va.), Chairman, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, House Armed Services
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif), Chairman, Personnel Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee
  • Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Mr. John Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government — Trump Administration government reform agenda — Agency cooperative efforts, OMB initiatives
  • Ms. Lisa Hershman. Acting Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
  • Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee
  • Congressman Don Bacon (R-Neb. ), House Armed Services Committee
  • Director of E-Commerce initiative, General Services Administration
  • Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), House Appropriations Committee
  • Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-Calif.), House Armed Services Committee
  • The Honorable Vee Penrod, Acting Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Department of Defense
  • Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas), Ranking Member, Defense Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee
  • Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Dr. Keith Thurgood Major General (Retired) Ph.D., Director of Community Reform Task Force, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
  • Congressman Steve Womack (R-Arkansas), House Appropriations Committee
  • Congressman Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), Ranking Member, Personnel Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), House Armed Services Committee
  • Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), House Agriculture Committee
  • Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Va.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Mr. Justin Hall, Director of MWR and Resale Policy, Department of Defense
  • Congressman John Mc Eachin (D-Va.), Member, House Armed Services Committee
  • Mr. John Anderson, Legislative Representative, American Federation of Government Employees
  • Tribute to the late Congressman Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.), House Armed Services Committee
  • Mr. Mark Cancan, Senior Advisor International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies and former chief of Force Structure and Investment, Office of Management and Budget
  • Ms. Ani Matson, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Star Families
  • Ms. Donna Tasker and Dr. Bakken, Compensated Work Therapy Program, Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs

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