American Society of Military Comptrollers

Accelerating towards fiscal readiness!
National Capital Regional Mini-PDI, Thursday March 9, 2006
Conference Attendee Fees for Members: $170
For Non-Members: $195

Questions on the 2006 Mini-PDI may be addressed to Robert Speer, Vice Chairman via e-mail or phone at (703) 624-3622, as well as Debra Delmar, Mini-PDI Chairman by e-mail or phone at 571-203-7137 or 703-593-6667. For Group Registration please register each person on the registration webpage (include the choice of sessions for each attendee) and then contact Avital Cooperman or Christine Graham via 301-258-5600 to provide payment information (check payments or manual credit card transactions). Please note the $5.00 service charge rendered in addition to the conference fee for non-PAYPAL automated credit card payment transactions will be waived for Group Registration.

Thank you to our 2006 Corporate Sponsors!

The Department of Defense has two primary mission objectives: to defend the United States and its people; and to accelerate a bold transformation of the U.S. Military to counter 21st century threats. Towards these objectives, the transformation extends across not only warfighting operations/organizations but also current business operations within and beyond the department.

DoD's Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP) is the primary enterprise-wide initiative to transform to a more streamlined, integrated business environment that is information-driven, standards-based, interoperable, cost-effective, auditable, and concurrently responsive to uniform needs and management decision-making. Critical OSD Comptroller initiatives, such as the department's Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan (FIAR), are integrated with BMMP to optimize modernizations efforts and final outcomes.

Moving forward, financial and resource managers will be strategic partners recognized as the ultimate source for accurate financial information, and provide high quality, customer focused decision support and financial services. This will enable the DoD to achieve true JOINTNESS in business operations; ultimately, this aggressive and complex undertaking will ensure better decision-making for the benefit of the warfighter and fiscal accountability for the Congress and American taxpayers.

Our 2006 Mini-PDI is a unique partnership across six ASMC Washington metropolitan area chapters - to enhance our dialogue, networking, and fund-raising results for charities and scholarships. This year's PDI is structured to focus on how, as a vibrant community of government and industry professionals, we can help the Department rapidly achieve its critical goals of business modernization and fiscal readiness. YOU are an integral contributor to this endeavor!

Mini-PDI Invitation

Annual Bunnies and Books Drive

Please bring new stuffed animals and/or books (appropriate for elementary-age children) to the National Capital Regional Mini-PDI on March 9, 2006. All donated items will be distributed in March or early April to children staying at local children’s hospitals. For more information please contact

2006 National Capital Regional Mini-PDI Agenda
0700 Registration and Lite Breakfast Gold Breakfast Sponsor Exhibits
0800 Opening Ceremony and Remarks ASMC MiniPDI Chair Amphitheater
Keynote: DoD Transformation Paul Brinkley, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation OUSD (AT&L) and
Tom Modly, Deputy Under Secretary for Financial Management, OUSD (C/CFO)
Panel Discussion: DoD Business Operations Transformation Moderator: Tim Clark, Editor and President, Government Executive Magazine

Panel Members: David Fisher, BTA; John Argodale, Army; Mark Easton, Navy; Charles Cook, USMC; James Short, Air Force
1030 Break with Exhibitors,
Panel Discussion: Impact of QDR/GWOT on Resourcing and Warfighting Effectiveness LTG Jerry Sinn, Military Deputy for Budget, USA Amphitheater
1200 Introduction of 3000th CDFM Hon. Robert Hale, ASMC Executive Director Amphitheater
1215 Luncheon Atrium Ballroom
1310 Introduction of U.S. Comptroller General Hon. Richard Greco, ASN-FM Atrium Ballroom
Luncheon Speaker: Transformation Challenges Hon. David Walker, U.S. Comptroller General Atrium Ballroom
1405 - 1505 Session I Workshops  
1 CPE Perspectives on Asserting Audit Readiness Mike Walsh , Chief, Finance & Accounting Division, Office of the Comptroller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Amphitheater
1 CPE Implementing DoD's Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Report Robert McNamara, Director, FIAR, OUSD (Comptroller/CFO) Hemisphere A
1 CPE USCG Excellence in Operations While Improving Financial Accountability Paula MacNeil , Chief, Internal Controls and Asset Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Hemisphere B
1505 Break with Exhibitors,
1525 - 1615 Session II Workshops  
1 CPE DoD Budget Update John Roth, Deputy Comptroller, OUSD Amphitheater
1 CPE BRAC: How will it Affect DFAS Financial Services? Zack Gaddy, Director
Hemisphere A
1 CPE "Outlook for Defense Financial Managers." Numerous trends will shape the professional environment for defense financial managers over the next few years (budget, transformation, workforce issues). What trends will be the most important? How can ASMC help its members accommodate these trends? Hon. Robert Hale, ASMC Executive Director Hemisphere B
Concluding Discussion: USTRANSCOM Transformation LTG Robert T. Dail, Deputy Commander, U.S. Transportation Command Amphitheater
1705 Chapter Awards and Corporate Raffles Captain Tom McGuire, ASMC Washington Chapter President Amphitheater
1715 Adjourn Commander Don Christovich Amphitheater