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--> Speaker Biographies All of the following people participated in the symposium as speakers or moderators. The Federal Facilities Council is grateful for their contributions. G. DOYLE DODGE, as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Network Applications for the U.S. General Services Administration, is responsible for governmentwide management direction in a wide range of advanced electronic commerce programs. Among his current activities, he heads an interagency steering committee in designing, developing, and publishing on the Internet the electronically shared databases necessary for electronic contracting for the $200 billion of supplies and services required annually by the federal government. For several years, Mr. Dodge has been involved in designing and managing the electronic publishing and dissemination of federal acquisition information. Mr. Dodge earned his B.S degree in business from Oregon State University and his MBA in finance from Indiana University. He worked in business analysis, development, administration, and management positions in the steel and aerospace industries for 14 years before moving to the federal government in 1972. He has headed regional professional associations, authored many technical papers in his field, and has lectured frequently at regional and national conventions of related professional organizations. PETER G. DOYLE is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a principal in the firm Doyle and Synan. In a 26 year career with the Linbeck Corporation, a Texas-based national builder, Mr. Doyle rose from engineer/estimator and project manager to corporate executive, and was directly involved in the planning and construction of buildings worth more than $1 billion. These include the Biosphere visitor center in Arizona, a 16,000 seat
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--> arena in Miami, and a 55 story office tower in Houston. In his professional affiliations, Mr. Doyle has held leadership roles in the Associated General Contractors of America, as chair, officer, and board member at local and national levels. He has also been a board member and chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Mr. Doyle holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Notre Dame University and a master of architecture from Rice University, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Peter Doyle is known throughout the United States in both building and architectural arenas as an industry leader, skilled negotiator, and client-focused general manager. RON GROVER is Deputy Commander for Contracts at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters and a member of the Navy Electronic Data Interchange Core Group. He was commissioned in the Civil Engineer Corps in 1976. In his 20 year career, Commander Grover has held a number of positions at stations in the United States and abroad. These include assistant public works officer and assistant resident officer in charge of construction, in Argentia, Newfoundland; deputy resident officer and assistant officer in charge of construction, in Fallon, Nevada; deputy officer in charge of contracts and assistant public works officer at the Naval Submarine Base, in Kings Bay, Georgia; and environmental and public works department head at Engineering Field Activity in Washington, D.C. Commander Grover received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Nevada. RONSON KUNG is a 1988 graduate from Texas A&M University, where he received a B.S. in industrial engineering. Mr. Kung began his federal civil service career as an industrial engineer in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command's (NAVFAC) three-year professional development program. In 1991, he joined the relatively new public works support team at Southwest Division. His primary duties were to assist in establishing the southwest region's public works management automation program and serve on facilities evaluation assessment team visits, which provide process improvement recommendations to Navy and Marine Corps installations throughout the southwest. After providing a year of technical support to over 60 personnel in computer and network issues, and involvement with implementation of NAVFAC's CAD2 program, Mr. Kung accepted a position in 1994 with the Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center.
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--> He is currently responsible for various tri-service projects, development, and implementation. MICHAEL R. McFARREN is currently assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency as the managing engineer for the Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange (EC/EDI) project. In this position, Lt. Colonel McFarren is responsible for the design, development, construction, installation, and testing of the infrastructure to support electronic commerce for the entire federal government. Additionally, he is chair of the EC/EDI standards management committee and the Department of Defense representative to the federal standards management coordinating committee. In his career, Lt. Colonel McFarren has also served as a senior scientist for the Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, a research analyst at Armstrong Laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, an intercontinental ballistics missile combat crew commander instructor at Grand Forks Air Force Base, and an assistant professor of aerospace studies at Cornell University. He holds a B.S. in chemistry education from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Dakota, and an M.S. in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Lt. Colonel McFarren is currently completing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in information technology at George Mason University. JOYCE L. RUNYAN is the Chair of the Federal Facilities Council Procurement and Contracting Committee and has 16 years of experience as a contract specialist with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). In her current position as assistant for construction, architect-engineering, and environmental contracts policy in the contracts policy division, Ms. Runyan is responsible for recommending NAVFAC construction and architecture-engineering policy and reviewing requests for waivers and approvals. She is the NAVFAC liaison with contractors' professional organizations. She is also the Navy representative on the construction, architecture-engineering, and bonds committee of the Defense Acquisition Regulation System, which recommends revisions to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or the Defense FAR Supplement, to implement new policy and law. Ms. Runyan holds a B.A. from Methodist College and a masters degree in contracting and acquisition management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
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--> DELORES (DEE) SMITH is Director of the Department of Defense Electronic Commerce Office. She was chair of the DOD electronic commerce in contracting process action team, established by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform, a group chartered to develop a comprehensive implementation plan for DOD. The team included representatives from all relevant entities, who worked full-time to analyze existing components of EC/EDI contracting initiatives, determine the associated risks and benefits, establish the educational requirements, and assess the costs associated with the plan. The successful effort of the DOD charter laid the groundwork for the formulation and signature of the President's Executive Memorandum, signed October 26, 1993, which directed a similar effort to be performed by all federal agencies by March 1994. Ms. Smith previously was assigned to Sacramento Air Logistics Center, as the Office of the Secretary of Defense program manager for defense electronic/continuous acquisition and life-cycle support. Additionally, Ms. Smith was aircraft contracting division chief in support of the F111, A-7, and A-10 aircraft for five years, and served for 23 years in contracting at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Oklahoma. She received her bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree from Central State University of Oklahoma. KEN STEPKA joined the Office of Procurement at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters in May 1992. Since December 1993, he has led the NASA's acquisition initiative in electronic commerce. Today, NASA's Office of Procurement pursues electronic commerce as a ''tool set,'' matching the appropriate electronic commerce solution to the wide variety of federal procurements. The goals are to enhance accessibility and transaction performance across the entire business process, at the lowest practical cost. Prior to joining NASA, Stepka served as the contracting officer for the Sidewinder and Sparrow air-to-air missile systems during a 12 year tour at the Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C. His procurement career began as a Navy intern in Albany, Georgia. JAMES JUSTIN TAYLOR is a program manager in the Engineering Management Branch, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is currently program coordinator for the Electronic Bid Set Project and provides technical advice and management for computer-aided engineering programs and applications. Mr. Taylor has held various engineering positions within the Corps, including project manager for the Automated Review
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--> Management System Technical Center of Expertise at the Corps Sacramento District. From July 1983 to July 1988, he was assigned to the design branch in the Omaha District, where his responsibilities included the structural design for projects ranging from enlisted and officer housing, and administrative and dining facilities, to flight simulators and aircraft hangars. In July 1988, he was assigned to the design quality assurance section, engineering division, Sacramento District, where he was responsible for project compliance on in-house and architect/engineer designed projects. He earned a B. S. in architectural engineering in 1983 from Tennessee State University. FRANK D. (DAN) TROYAN is Chief of Contracting Automation and Federal Information Processing Resources Acquisition Programs Division at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is also program manager for the Standard Army Automated Contracting System (SAACONS) and electronic commerce in the Office of the Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting at Headquarters. Mr. Troyan is responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing contract automation, contract program policies and procedures involving audit and reporting functions, and information resource procurement activities accomplished by the Corps at 57 worldwide contracting offices. He is also responsible for implementation of federal, Department of Defense, and Department of the Army requirements in Corps-wide automated information systems used for acquisition. In previous positions with the Army, Mr. Troyan engineered and built extensive communications facilities throughout Alaska and managed one of the Army's earliest large-scale data reduction centers for digital computer processing of radar, telemetry, film, and oscillographic information. As a department head, he developed and expanded curricula at the Department of Defense Computer Institute (now the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University). He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in business and personnel management from Central Michigan University. BOSQUET (BISCUIT) N. WEV, Jr., is Senior Vice President of Iris, Limited Liability Company, and director of outreach at the Fairfax Electronic Commerce Resource Center (ECRC) in Fairfax, Virginia. At the Fairfax ECRC, he is responsible for increasing the awareness of the community (MD, DE, DC, VA and NC) of the benefits that small to medium-sized enterprises can derive from the services offered by the ECRC in the field of
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--> electronic commerce. Additionally, Mr. Wev instructs business owners and government officials about how to do business with the federal government using electric commerce. He has been the general tutorials chair for the last three Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) expositions and will also be in the next. Mr. Wev is a well-known speaker on CALS/EC/EDI in North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to 1992, Mr. Wev owned a retail business for 10 years, worked in the Washington, D.C., military-industrial complex for 13 years, served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer for 20 years, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952.
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