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A $1.3 trillion spending bill was just passed by Congress and signed by the President - giving the green light for spending on all discretionary functions of the government. This means increased opportunities for government contractors. However, there is increasing focus on audits and contractors must stay abreast of the ever-changing regulations including the very latest developments.

Federal Publications Seminars in partnership with Capital Edge Consulting presents a 1 day, information packed program on DCAA/DCMA issues and challenges facing government contractors.

We have assembled a team of subject matter experts to discuss issues and answer your questions on critical topics such as:
  • Cost & pricing
  • Grants
  • Legal trends
  • Business systems compliance
  • and much more
For a detailed agenda, click here.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bill McNally, Retired NASA Assistant Administrator, Office for Procurement

Bill Up until 31 March 2018, Bill McNally was the Assistant Administrator for Procurement and Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer at NASA. He directed NASA's procurement functions throughout the Agency, providing strategic policy, leadership, and direction. He guided and oversees NASA’s procurement activities in every area from programs studying the Earth to missions going into our solar system. He represented NASA procurement to the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government, industry, and international organizations.  Mr. McNally was appointed as the Assistant Administrator for Procurement in September 2007.
 
Mr. McNally joined NASA in October 2005 as special procurement advisor in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Prior to joining NASA, Mr. McNally spent time in industry and had a 26-year career with the Air Force.
 
Mr. McNally holds a Level III certification in Contracting. He is both a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and a Fellow in the National Contract Management Association. His decorations include the NASA Exceptional Service medal, the Air Force Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and numerous Joint and Air Force Commendations Medals.

Hosted by Vectrus, join your colleagues for this opportunity to stay current - and to network!

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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 a.m. 
Host Welcome
Lana Ray, Director, Government Compliance, Vectrus Systems Corporation

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Cost and Pricing Issues
Moderator - Chad Braley, CEO, Capital Edge Consulting

Panelists:
Ed Mills, Vice President Procurement, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Roger Duke, Vice President, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Vernon Neuman, Director, Commercial Item Group, DCMA
Topics:
  • Commercial pricing
  • Cost & price analysis
  • Other Transaction Authority and non-traditional defense contractors
  • Independent research & development

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grant and Regulatory Update
Moderator - Sean O'Connor, Senior Manager, Capital Edge Consulting

Panelists:
Brett Johnson, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP
Paul Bailey, Capital Edge Consulting

Topics:
  • Indirect cost recovery
  • New procurement standards
  • Agency enforcement

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

William McNally, Director of Procurement, NASA

12:00-1:15 p.m.
LUNCH

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Legal Trends Affecting Contractors
Moderator - Michele Tyler, Vectrus SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Panelists:
Sharon Parr, Senior Assistant General Counsel, DCAA
David Yang, Partner, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP


Topics:
  • Contractor oversight responsibilities to their subcontractors
  • Third party audits and impact on contract closeout
  • Access to records, record retention requirements, and statute of limitations
  • Allowable vs. expressly unallowable costs

3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Business System Compliance
Moderator - Mike Carter, Manager, Capital Edge Consulting

Panelists:
Vernon Neuman, Director, Commercial Item Group, DCMA
Donald McKenzie, Director, Policy and Plans Directorate, DCAA

John Brannock, Sr., Director, Business Operations, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Topics:
  • DCMA/DCAA trends and statistics
  • Deficiency audits and special reviews vs. comprehensive system audits and reviews
  • Best practices for resolving findings and for monitoring compliance for the covered business systems
  • NDAA amendments to contractor business system requirements
  • CPSR impact of 2018 NDAA change in definition of 'subcontract'
William McNally
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bill McNally, Retired NASA Assistant Administrator, Office for Procurement
NASA

Up until 31 March 2018, Bill McNally was the Assistant Administrator for Procurement and Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer at NASA. He directed NASA's procurement functions throughout the Agency, providing strategic policy, leadership, and direction. He guided and oversees NASA’s procurement activities in every area from programs studying the Earth to missions going into our solar system. He represented NASA procurement to the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government, industry, and international organizations.  Mr. McNally was appointed as the Assistant Administrator for Procurement in September 2007.
 
Mr. McNally joined NASA in October 2005 as special procurement advisor in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. In this position, he provided strategic direction and contract management advice for all elements of the directorate's portfolio, which included the development of the nation's new space and launch vehicles, Ares and Orion.

Prior to joining NASA, Mr. McNally spent time in industry and had a 26-year career with the Air Force.
 
Mr. McNally holds a Level III certification in Contracting. He is both a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and a Fellow in the National Contract Management Association. His decorations include the NASA Exceptional Service medal, the Air Force Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and numerous Joint and Air Force Commendations Medals.
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
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** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
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100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
300
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
400
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
500
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