AABPA Spring Symposium 2018

Government Work Is Good Work

A Fresh Look at Government Work

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Auditorium of the Department of Education

501 C St. SW, Washington, DC (enter on the C street side of the building)

AABPA and ABFM Members: $125.00
Non-members: $195.00

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Join us April 4 in Washington DC for a fresh look at government work with a variety of speakers and panelists who understand the challenges and the importance of public service.


8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Morning Plenary Session

-A Conversation with Holly Harvey
-Coffee Break
-Keynote Speaker John Koskinen

11:45 AM
Buffet Lunch and Networking with Colleagues and Friends
1:15 PM
Afternoon Concurrent Panel Discussions

-Working in Crises Situations: The Response and the Recovery
-Budget and Appropriations Reform: What Will it Produce? (ABFM Panel)

2:30 PM
Networking Coffee Break
2:45 PM
Final Session: Doing Good Work: Making A Difference Throughout Your Career
4:00 PM

John KoskinenOur keynote speaker, John Koskinen, completed his term as Commissioner of IRS last November and is well known for his willingness to accept challenges. After years in the private sector working to stabilize large troubled companies, he was tapped to lead the President’s Council on Year 2000 IT Conversion and then served as Deputy Director of Management at OMB. He agreed to step in as Deputy Mayor and City Manager of the District of Columbia as it worked its way out of five court-appointed receiverships and was acting CEO of Freddie Mac in 2009 during the financial crisis. His unique combination of public and private sector experience provides important insights into the role of career professionals in government.

Holly HarveyWe’re also delighted to have joining us Holly Harvey, recently from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and recipient of AABPA’s 2018 James L. Blum Award for Distinguished Service. As Deputy Assistant Director from 2009 to 2017, she led a multidisciplenary team of dedicated professionals to produce independent, timely analysis of federal health care programs for Congressional deliberations. Prior to 2009, she held analyst positions for CBO, the Congressional Research Service, and the HHS Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. AABPA’s President-Elect, Michael Sieverts, formerly Budget Director for NSF, will talk with Holly about the challenges of providing large amounts of timely, objective information for legislative decisions by Congress.


The American Association for Budget & Program Analysis is an independent nonprofit association incorporated in Washington DC in 1976 to highlight the importance of thorough and professional analysis for government decisions. We are an all-volunteer organization and our programs are funded through membership dues, member contributions, and registration fees.