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Please join our speaker Gregory E. Saunders,
Director of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO)
at the Department of Defense (DoD)
for the next SES Webinar:

Federal Government Agency Participation
in Consensus Standards Activities. Why Bother?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30pm ET

About the Webinar:
Federal agencies allocate considerable resources to participate in consensus standards processes.  Why do they bother?  What is in it for them?  What would happen if these entities did not participate or support the consensus standards system?  What is the real value of federal agency participation in the consensus standards development and activities?  The answer to these questions as well as many other government insider tidbits will be shared by Mr. Greg Saunders, Department of Defense, during the November webinar. 

LEVEL: Beginner

About the Speaker:
Gregory (Greg) E. Saunders is the Director of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) at the Department of Defense (DoD), which serves as the Secretary’s Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program.  In this capacity Greg is responsible for policies and procedures governing development and use of Military Specifications and Standards, Qualified Products and Manufacturers Lists, use of industry standards, and development of performance specifications and Commercial Item Descriptions.  He also oversees the Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and DoD activities to mitigate the impact of diminishing manufacturing sources.  Greg is vice-chair of the Defense Standardization Council chaired by the Director, Systems Engineering.  Prior to this assignment, Greg was Deputy Director for Acquisition Practices in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and was one of the principal proponents of commercial acquisition.  He served on two Defense Science Board Studies chaired by Secretary of Defense William Perry, and was responsible for the DoD’s implementation of their recommendations, has testified before Congress, and has served on numerous study groups.

Mr. Saunders is an engineering graduate of the University of Evansville Indiana.  He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTM International and serves on the Board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the Aerospace Vice President of the SAE International, the U.S. representative to a NATO Board, and DoD Representative on the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy. 

Greg has won awards including the Vice President’s Golden Hammer Award, the DoD Civilian Service Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the ANSI Howard Coonley Medal, and the SES Leo B. Moore Medal of Honor. 

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