Contract management is the process of managing contract creation, execution and analysis to maximize operational and financial performance at an organization, all while reducing financial risk. FPSOnline courses are designed to provide professionals who are newly assigned to government contracting a detailed overview of the entire federal procurement process, emphasizing the practical, the keys to success in today's contract world.
Live Webinars
Sep 26, 2018
11 AM-12 PM EDT
Iran Sanctions: High Noon Approaches
September 26, 11 am -noon ET Iran Sanctions: High Noon Approaches This webinar will focus on the re-imposition of the core U.S. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran following the expiration of the "wind-down" period on November 4. Such sanctions will include a broad range of restrictions directed at non-U.S. companies doing business with Iran, including restrictions targeted at the energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors, as well as a nearly comprehensive prohibition of trade with Iran by non-U.S. subsidiaries of U.S. companies. This will be in addition to sanctions the United States re-imposed in August, which also will be discussed. Looming over these issues for EU companies will be the EU Blocking Statute, which prohibits compliance with the re-imposed sanctions, putting companies in quite a bind. What are the sanctions that will again be in effect? How can companies navigate their withdrawal from Iran? What activity will still be permissible? How do EU companies cope with the Blocking Statute? Tune in to find out.
Live Webinars
Oct 5, 2018
1-2 PM EDT
CAS 411 - Accounting For Acquisition Costs of Material
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
October 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - This webinar will cover CAS 411 which includes the following subjects of: accounting for acquisition costs of material (411). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Oct 12, 2018
1-2 PM EDT
Patents, Invention Reporting, and IP Considerations for Grants and Other Types of Agreements
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
October 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - Patents, Invention Reporting, and IP Considerations for Grants and Other Types of Agreements - This is session 3 of 3 in the FPS Intellectual Property Series. This webinar, led by Tina Reynolds and Locke Bell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, will explore the consequences of developing inventions using federal government funding, answering the questions who owns the IP and what rights does the government obtain? We will discuss the process for reporting inventions to the government and patenting those inventions, and the consequences of not following the rules for doing so. In addition, we will discuss unique IP considerations related to special types of government agreements - grants, cooperative agreements, and agreements using other transactions authority.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Oct 19, 2018
1-2 PM EDT
CAS 412 and 413 - Pension Cost: Composition, Allocation, Adjustment
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
October 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - This webinar will cover CAS 412 and 413 which includes: composition and measurement of pension cost (412); and adjustment and allocation of pension cost (413). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Nov 8, 2018
1-2 PM EST
CAS 414 and 415
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
November 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - This webinar will cover CAS 414 and 415 which includes the following subjects of: cost of money as an element of the cost of facilities capital (414), and accounting for the cost of deferred compensation (415). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Nov 13, 2018
1-2 PM EST
Solutions for Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Infrastructure Projects
November 13, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET -Solutions for Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Infrastructure Projects We continue to see headlines exposing cases of fraud, waste and abuse on large public and private construction projects. In this seminar, we will discuss the role for Independent Compliance Monitors. Specifically, we will discuss the role that a monitor can serve, how they have been used effectively, and where we see them bringing the most significant value. Additionally, we will provide some history, best practices, and real life examples of where Monitors have and can bring transparency and accountability in government funded projects, private commercial endeavors as well as natural disasters. Learn from our team of experts who will share their real world experiences. This webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit when you attend this live webinar. NOTE REGARDING CPE/CLE credit.... About the presenters...
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Nov 20, 2018
1-2 PM EST
CAS 416 and 417
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
November 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - This webinar will cover CAS 416 and 417 which includes the following subjects of: accounting for insurance costs (416), and cost of money as an element of the cost of capital assets under construction (417). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Dec 7, 2018
1-2 PM EST
CAS 418 - Allocation of Direct and Indirect Costs
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
December 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - This webinar will cover CAS 418 which includes the following subjects of: allocation of direct and indirect costs (418). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Dec 18, 2018
1-2 PM EST
CAS 420
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
December 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT - Our presenter is Ryan Koenitzer of RKI. This webinar will cover CAS 420 which includes the following subjects of: accounting for independent research and development costs and bid and proposal costs (420). This webinar also includes a recap of the series. Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
CPE, CLE