Program/Budget Summit 2024 & 75th Anniversary Reception

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Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor: Lynch Consultants

When: Thursday, January 18, 2024

Time: 12:00PM ET – 8:00PM ET

Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel 900 S. Orme St., Arlington, VA 22204

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The 2nd annual Program/Budget Summit (P/BS) will bring together defense financial management professionals from the government and commercial sectors to discuss the key issues facing defense financial management in 2024. Through discussions, participants will discover how to identify opportunities, mitigate risks, and develop innovative solutions to address the most pressing needs in defense financial management today.

Five key trends impacting defense financial management for 2024 will be discussed, including:

  • PPBE reform
  • Defense reform
  • Audit
  • Talent management
  • Digital transformation

Attend P/BS to hear directly from PPBE Commissioners, government leaders, and industry experts. You’ll leave with fresh ideas for collaboration and a better understanding of how key issues for 2024 will impact defense financial management.

Attendees can earn 5 CPEs for P/BS.

75th Anniversary Reception: 

Stay for the evening reception once the Program/Budget Summit’s day event wraps and join your fellow defense financial management peers and speakers for a final celebration of ASMC’s 75 years. The evening will include Jubilee Awards presentations, display of the ASMC time capsule, photo opportunities, networking with the best in defense financial management, and more.

P/BS and the 75th Anniversary Reception are a combined can’t miss event experience!


  • 12:00PM: Registration Opens
  • 12:30PM: Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 12:40PM: Session 1: PPBE Reform
    • Moderator: Lara Sayer, Executive Director, PPBE Reform Commission; former Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Comptroller for U.S. Special Operations Command
    • Panelists:
      • Hon. Robert Hale, Chair, PPBE Reform Commission; former Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller/CFO
      • Arun Seraphin, Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, National Defense Industrial Association
  • 1:45PM: Session 2: Digital Transformation
    • Moderator: Krystyna M Kolesar, DoD Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Financial Transformation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller (OUSD (C))
    • Panelists: 
      • David Magjuka, Director of Digital and Data Transformation, DON, Financial Management Systems
      • Lily Zeleke, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, DOD, Office of the Chief Information Officer
      • Thomas M. Sasala, Deputy Director, U.S. Army Office of Enterprise Management (OEM)
  • 2:40PM: Session 3: Defense Reform 
    • Moderator: Hon. Peter Levine, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Defense Analyses; former Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness
    • Panelists:
      • Elizabeth Field, Director, US Government Accountability Office
      • Silvana Rubino-Hallman, DoD Deputy Performance Improvement and Evaluation Officer
      • John Whitley, Institute for Defense Analyses, Former Acting Secretary of the Army
  • 3:35PM: Networking Break 
  • 4:00PM: Session 4: Talent Management
    • Moderator: G Brynt Parmeter (OSD), Chief Talent Management Officer, DoD
    • Panelists:
      • Mike Beaupre, OUSD FM
      • Scott Blackburn, McKinsey & Co
      • Barb Carson, Syracuse University
      • Andrea Smith, OUSD P&R
  • 5:00PM: Session 5: Auditability
    • Moderator: Tom Steffens, Deputy CFO, OUSD Comptroller
    • Panelists:
      • Steve Morani, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, DoD
      • Carol Assi, Chief Operations Officer, DCIO for Cybersecurity
      • Jonathan Witter, Deputy Direct, Defense Finance Accounting Service
  • 5:50PM: Closing Remarks
  • 6:00-8:00PM: 75th Anniversary Reception

Schedule is subject to change. 

Registration Sponsored By:


  • P/BS 2024: Day Event
    • $170 Members / $200 Non-Members
  • P/BS 2024: Day Event + 75th Anniversary Reception
    • $245 Members / $275 Non-Members
  • P/BS 2024: 75th Anniversary Reception-Only
    • $75 Members / $75 Non-Members

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Sponsorship Opportunities? Review the P/BS 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus to see what opportunity serves your organization’s goals best. Contact Sabrina Sheth at to learn about sponsorship opportunities at P/BS 2024 and beyond.

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