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About Our Webinars
At Federal Publications Seminars, we believe in the highest quality education, both online and in the classroom. Our webinars are created for individuals and organizations who seek to grow professionally and stay current and compliant in the world of government contracting, where the stakes are high. Through our leading instructors, we present the best of government contracts training, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve and grow. Our webinars are generally one hour in length, covering topics in all areas of government contracting. We offer anywhere from five to ten new, live webinars per month. Some live webinars are complimentary and some have an enrollment fee.

Pricing listed for our webinars is for access for a single user only. Group pricing is available. Please contact us at 888.494.3696 or email

On-Demand Webinar Library
We have over 80 webinars that are available, and are listed below by topic area. Each on-demand webinar can be purchased for $100-$149 depending on the webinar.  Consider an FPSOnline subscription for only $595 per person per year. Only $295 with the purchase of a classroom course.

On-Demand Webinars
Recently, The Professional Services Council (PSC) and Grant Thornton Public Sector released their 2016 Acquisition Policy Survey, "Aligning for Acquisition Success: Overcoming Obstacles to Results." The survey captures opinions and insights on the current state of the acquisition profession, noteworthy trends, and future challenges and opportunities. It covers six core areas impacting federal acquisition: workforce, budget, communication and collaboration, access to innovation, oversight and compliance, and facing the future. During this webinar, we'll discuss key findings in 6 core areas.
You will come away from this webinar with insight on how to avoid common mistakes and cover operational and reporting challenges that affect preparation of timely and reliable financial reporting packages, including annual financial statements. You will also learn how an audit or review can be used as an opportunity to strengthen business processes and improve both internal and external financial reporting.
Join us for this timely webinar as the team from Jenner & Block discusses recent activities in Bid Protests and Mergers & Acquisitions. You will learn about:  Why GAO reviews mergers and acquisitions that occur during a major contract competition  How Agencies should evaluate proposals from a contractor undergoing a merger, acquisition or other corporate transaction  Strategies for potentially mitigating and pursuing bid protests in the context of mergers, acquisitions and related transactions
This webinar will provide contractors with a fundamental understanding of which arguments can succeed and how to identify those arguments quickly; focus on how to identify those issues quickly. Among the questions to be answered are those relating to: business concerns, risks, grounds for protest, protest process, and the relative likelihood of success; is tailored to government contractors who must assess the merits of protesting an award without, or prior to, counsel from a bid protest attorney.
Join Federal Publications Seminars and NeoSystems' Rich Wilkinson for a discussion on how to determine the state of your business systems' health. Rich will cover: Policies, procedures, practices, processes and tools that directly affect the health of your business system "Data-dump" pitfalls and what to do about them Why older systems may be doing you (and your PMs) a disservice and how to transition gracefully to a modern architecture How to create information from data for internal clients
During this webinar, you will gain an understanding of Section 893 of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directing the Department of Defense to allow contractors to utilize third party reviews of business systems covered by the DFARS Business system rules. Discussion will include identification of potentially benefitting classes of contractors and observations on next steps for both contractors and the DoD. CLE and CPE credits are available for the live version of this webinar.
This program is an in-depth look at Accounting System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.242-7006.
An effective MMAS is essential to your organization's ability to plan, control, and account for the acquisition, use, issuing, and disposition of materials. Join Industry experts Anthony Kim and Craig Stetson as they review key components to uncover details related to MMAS requirements.
Get an overview of the six business systems to help you navigate the complexities with coverage of the following topics: History of the business system rule; Applicability of the rule and potential withholds; Key elements of business systems; Who will conduct the reviews/audits; How do we prepare for upcoming reviews/audits; Process for deficiency resolution.
This webinar will address the following important aspects of Cost Estimating Systems and the keys to compliance success.
This webinar will include an overview of the EVMS Business System Requirements contained in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs).
This is second of a seven part series on Business Systems presented to you by Federal Publications Seminars. This program is an in-depth look at Contractor Purchasing System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.244-7001. Our presenters are Suzanne Roske and Kristin Torcasi of PwC.
A new year brings new opportunities and new challenges. The coming year, 2017, is no different. In this webinar, an experienced government contracts attorney and government contracts consultant will cover the major compliance changes, contract improvements, and obstacles contractors for FY 2017, including major changes surrounding the new SBA Mentor Protégé Program, The Kingdomware Decision, GSA Schedule additions and major regulatory changes for the coming year. The presenters will then look ahead and give their opinions on what changes 2017 is likely to bring to in the way of compliance.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be aware of recent legislative, regulatory and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and identify challenges for 2017.
Join us as BDO experts Marc Johnson and Robert Craig discuss emerging trends in compliance, the National Defense Authorization Act and what new things we will see coming from the DCAA and DCMA and other agencies related to Compliance for the balance of the year.
Join us as BDO experts Derek Shaw and Robert Craig discuss the challenges and opportunities facing contractors in the current regulatory environment. Learn what industry leaders are anticipating and reactions to changes as well as hot items that are top of mind with industry leaders. This 30 minute complementary session is a `sneak peak' into BDO's April 28th live networking event to be held in Tysons Corner at the Ritz Carlton.
Session 1 provides an overview of contract administration including: contract formation; fiscal considerations; responsible individuals and their roles; Best Value Concept; contract clauses, changes and terminations; disputes and litigations; and more.
A new year brings new opportunities and new challenges. The coming year, 2016, is no different. In this webinar, an experienced government contracts attorney and government contracts consultant will cover the major compliance changes and obstacles contractors faced in 2015, including continued supply chain, counterfeit parts, and anti-human trafficking requirements.
This 1-hour webinar will discuss the claims submission and disputes resolution processes provided under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 U.S.C. sections 7101 - 7109.
This webcast explains the processes and principles that apply to the interpretation of federal government procurement contracts. These are matters that are not set out in any laws or regulations (including the FAR), but which are essential information for all personnel engaged in federal acquisition - not just lawyers.
Having trouble getting your public vouchers through the government "paying office obstacle course?" Has DCAA's invoice review process become your worst nightmare? Join us on August 5th to navigate these common billing errors, and how to avoid them.
This Webinar will highlight changes in the counterfeit electronic parts regulatory framework since its introduction in 2014. In response to statutory requirements promulgated in NDAA FY's 2015 and 2016 further implementing Sec. 818 of NDAA 2012, DoD published final and proposed rules requiring Contractors and Subcontractors, large and small, to enhance internal policies, procedures and purchasing activities to further mitigate the risk of counterfeit parts including commercial items, from entering the supply chain.
98% of firms will not pass their initial CPSR which could result in losing the competitive marketing advantage and cash flow impact. This webinar will help you to stay current and compliant. Presented by J.A. White & Associates Inc.
98% of firms will not pass their initial CPSR which could result in losing the competitive marketing advantage and cash flow impact. This webinar provides a real time and comprehensive overview of key elements auditors look for in a CPSR. Join us for this webcast as Jeffery White of JA White and Associates discusses the latest and greatest issues related to Contractors Purchasing System Reviews.
Topics discussed during this webinar include: Risk Assessment Trends; CPSR Scheduling Trends; Insight into CPSR Operations; Key Compliance Focus Areas; Post-CPSR Trends; A Look Ahead Into 2017. Presented by JA White and Associates, Inc.
The object of this session is to discuss immediate practical steps that your firm can take to improve your opportunity to obtain an approved purchasing system. Even though most firms will not pass their initial CPSR, proactive corrective actions taken prior to the review will reduce the amount of post-review activities. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides practical steps that your firm can leverage today.
This webinar is designed to discuss the key targeted areas that you can address quickly in order to prepare for and actual survive a CPSR with the expectation of a positive outcome. Taught by highly regarded instructor, Jeffery White.
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the top 10 CPSR related topics that are areas of focus during most CPSRs. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides a real time and comprehensive overview of the key elements auditors look for in a CPSR. Topics will include:  Pre-CPSR Risk Assessments  Major Compliance Topics  Public Law Related Topics  Key CPSR Trends  Managing the CPSR  Documentation Trends  Developing Effective Corrective Action Plans  Post-CPSR Issues
Join Chase Kunk of Capital Edge Consulting as he provides some ground-truth insight with 12 Essentials to a Successful DCMA Contractor Purchasing System Review. His observations on CPSRs include compliant system processes and documentation techniques critical to effective system output and, in turn, successfully passing a purchasing system review.
This webinar will examine the reasons for the federal initiative, review the methods chosen, and inform defense and civilian contractors on what they must do to protect both CUI and CDI. You will better understand what must be protected, the methods of safeguards to apply, how to assess and improve upon your existing security, and when reporting obligations arise. This webinar will help you map the new requirements and navigate to compliance.
Join us for this excellent opportunity to learn about the latest and best opportunities for acquiring federal contracts in Cyber related products and services plus the regulatory challenges faced by both contractors and the government.
Industrial espionage and other criminal activity takes advantage of basic human behavior. During this webinar we will discuss and make you aware of common techniques used by aggressors, appropriate response measures, and best individual security practices. The webinar will help employees of government agencies, private industry, health care facilities, financial institutions or anywhere else that regularly stores sensitive information, be prepared for and prevent information loss.
In this webinar, we'll explore the statutes, regulations, state policies and management directives that inform cybersecurity compliance in California, with particular focus on state agencies and the entities that contract with them. We'll also discuss steps that small businesses can take to limit their exposure to cybersecurity threats, and the reporting requirements if such a breach occurs.
With attackers seeking to use their tools over and over, cybersecurity information sharing can help make the difference in whether they succeed when they come after you. Recognizing this, in December the President and Congress collaborated to enact the Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act of 2015. This program illuminates the information sharing landscape, looks at lessons learned to date, some key questions and implementation issues companies exploring or engaged in sharing should consider, and explores the implications of various choices companies can make.
Cybersecurity management and breach avoidance are complex topics that require substantial organizational attention to be effective. This is not solely the responsibility of the IT department. By working collaboratively across an organization, it is possible to more effectively manage cybersecurity risks in order to reduce the likelihood of an exposure, limit the extent and impact of an exposure, and be prepared to recover from the damages of a breach. Tune into this powerful webinar for a discussion of the priority tools you'll need to become a breach avoidance ninja! Limited to the first 500 Registrants. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
Join us as NeoSystems' CTO Rob Wilson, and Rich Wilkinson, VP of Client Services discuss the history and future of cyber security in our ever-changing government contracting industry. Learn how we got here, get an overview of the legislation, a review of the current situation and what to expect in the future. All this from the view of a Chief Technology Officer and Compliance Expert.
This hour-long webinar explains the various types of data rights the government may obtain in contractor's technical data and computer software under the DFARS. The program also explains the fundamental steps contractors must take to protect their data and explores steps contractors may take in negotiating government's right to the data as contractors strive to balance the competing objectives of protecting their intellectual property, meeting their government customer's data needs and winning competitions.
This webinar will focus on the highlights relative to DCAA audits, compliance and updates in 2016 that you need to know heading into 2017. Industry experts will address recent legislation and rules impacting government contracting as well as provide valuable DCAA audit guidance and strategies to mitigate potential setbacks.
This webinar will address five specific factors that are critical to enhancing the probability of a successful audit outcome. These factors include activities important prior to the audit as well as during the audit. The webinar will focus on adequate knowledge of the DCAA objectives and procedures, effective communication procedures throughout the process, detailed and effective record retention practices and coordination of all relevant personnel in support of the audit.
This podcast is a follow up to questions asked by the audience during the June 1, 2016 webinar entitled, "Keys to Successfully Answering the DCAA Knock at the Door," sponsored by JAMIS and presented by Craig Stetson of Capital Edge Consulting.
This session provides an overview of the federal government contract debriefing process. Whether you're thinking about filing a bid protest, worried a protest may be filed against you or just want to learn what went wrong and how to do better next time, this session will answer all your questions. You'll learn valuable tips to help you prepare, do's and don'ts for interacting with the government and how to get the most out of your debriefing-all designed to help you transform the debriefing process into a key tool in your toolkit.
This webinar will address federal government contract debriefings and will tell you everything you need to know before, during and after your debriefing. You will hear about debriefings from the perspective of the contractor, the government agency and in-house and outside counsel. This webinar will help you to get the most out of this essential tool in every government contractor's toolkit. Join presenters from Williams Mullen.
Join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP of Canada and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work for Canadian public sector customers, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
Join Israeli Law firm Shibolet & Co. and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Israel and with the Israeli government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
Join Rajah & Tann of Singapore and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Singapore or for the Singapore government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
Join Afridi & Angell of the UAE and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in the UAE or for the UAE government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
Speakers Gunjan Talati and Christian Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton will discuss the recent developments at the DoD, with a focus on cybersecurity, ethics and regulatory compliance, auditing, procurement, and performance assessment. They'll provide updates on what's new and provide guidance on how contractors and public employees can work together to achieve positive and mutually beneficial outcomes.
This webinar will: (1) provide an overview of DHS' organization, including its operating agencies such as TSA, CBP, FEMA, Coast Guard, and others; (2) discuss its procurement and grant-making challenges and strategies; and (3) explain unique aspects of DHS' procurement rules as compared to other major federal agencies, e.g., differences between DHS procurement rules and the DOD procurement rules. Speakers will include two former senior officials from DHS.
This program will provide detailed guidance on the regulations and practical steps on how employers can respond to the changes to the regulations that govern the "White Collar" overtime exemptions.
This webinar will explore the structure of the Department of Labor (DOL), how it procures goods and services, and current opportunities. DOL is a complex organization and without understanding its structure, contractors may be left out in the cold.
This seminar will touch on many of the new labor requirements and other hot topics of general interest to government contractors including: -Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulations -New minimum wage for federal contractors -New small business requirements -Cybersecurity requirements -Nondisplacement of qualified workers -New sick leave requirements -Much more.
Government contracting is an alternate source of non-dilutive financing for organizations. This webinar will provide an understanding of government contracting to help Life Sciences companies determine if this is a feasible approach for advancing their emerging technologies or innovations.
So you won that Government contract from BARDA, now what? This webinar will provide an overview of the key regulatory challenges in government contract within the Life Sciences industry.
In 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision holding that the Department of Housing and Urban Development could not avoid federal competition requirements by using cooperative agreements instead of procurement contracts for contract administration services. Accordingly, companies that have previously operated under cooperative agreements with HUD will now be faced with navigating procurement contracts. This webinar provides background on the decision and provides a path forward for companies that are unfamiliar with government procurement contracts.
In this program, you will learn about DOE's purchasing and contracting practices such as: DOE and DOE Contractor Structures Contracting Rules and Regulations DOE and Contractor Contracting Practices Contractor Inspection/Oversight Best Practices to Doing Business Hot Topics/Current Issues within DOE.
In this program, you will learn about how the DOE is organized, its budgets, contractors and best practices in doing business with this agency from an experienced practitioner. Covered in this program will be: DOE Organization and Functions, Locations and Budgets, Contracting Structure, Evolution of DOE's Contracting Practices, Major Facility Contractors, What to Expect.
U.S. embargo and sanctions policy dominated the headlines in 2015 and will continue to do so in 2016. In this webinar you'll learn about: Opportunities as well as the continued restrictions on dealing with embargoed countries; Controls on exports of items and technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Identifying and classifying dual-use hardware and technology controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL); and much more.
This program will both examine the existing ethical requirements governing federal contractors and consider some of the efforts underway to impose additional restrictions on contractors and their employees.
You may be wondering what's going to happen with all the executive orders and the final rule that raised the salary under the white-collar exemptions among other things. So are we all. We are going to speculate a bit and see how helpful we can be to you as we attempted to handle everyday business in an uncertain time.
This webinar will examine some of the most significant and vexing compliance challenges for contractors and will provide practical guidance on how to: handle the numerous new reporting requirements; create a compliance system that will ensure the proper disclosures are made to contracting agencies and the Department of Labor; flow down the new requirements to lower tier subcontractors; distinguish between what is a reportable violation and what is not and determine whether a violation is significant enough to warrant further action by an agency; -mitigate past and potential future violations that would create new reporting obligations; understand the new pitfalls in the prime/sub relationship.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Please join us for this 75-90 minute webinar which will focus on the significant FAR changes impacting small business contracting and subcontracting that went into effect on November 1, 2016. In addition, we will cover some of the more general FAR changes finalized in the last several months.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is continually being revised, sometimes so frequently that it is difficult to keep track of all of the changes. The webinars in this series enable you to catch up on the most important FAR changes issued over the preceding 24 months. We will not only discuss the changes, but will also explain the reason for the changes and how they will affect federal procurements.
If your company contracts with the government and transacts business through the cloud, it must be well versed in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program ("FedRAMP") and the Federal Information Security Management Act ("FISMA"). In this webinar, seasoned Government Contracts attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will explain how your company can become FedRAMP certified while also complying with FISMA's security requirements.
In this webinar, Crowell & Moring, LLP partners Rob Burton, Lorraine Campos, Adelicia Cliffe, Stephen McBrady, and David Robbins will discuss the post-Inauguration state of play for government contracts, review ongoing changes, and look over the horizon to assess risks and opportunities for government contractors as the Trump Administration assumes power. They will also discuss the changing customer and public engagement dynamics in an era where the Commander in Chief communicates by Twitter, and the unique pressures facing Senior Procurement Executives in the Trump Administration and the challenges and opportunities for contractors that may result.
Competitive Preference describes an area of particular interest for which an applicant can earn additional points in a grant competition, and represent a department wide strategy to leverage certain and specific initiatives across discretionary grant programs to support key objectives. This session provides an overview of the current competitive preference priorities for the US Department of Education and then using one example, describes how to craft a competitive response, with respect to the model.
The webinar discusses strategies, including essential pattern language, that could lend themselves to be effective in both the final form and perception of program success for your grant submission.
This session explores topics in program evaluation that are relevant to the program design stage of developing a grant proposal.
This session provides an overview of major discretionary programs that are funded by the US Department of Education, how programs are organized, and highlights the upcoming grant competition, the current program collaborations (such as the partnership with HHS for disconnected youth), and evidence based practices and the Doing What Works Clearinghouse. This overview is a primer for upcoming sessions, and highlights one of the major program competitions in the Office of Post Secondary Education.
This briefing will cover the major impact this will have to current and future GSA Schedule holders to include reviewing the following areas of impact: · CSP Disclosures · Price Reduction Tracking · Horizontal Pricing Model Impact · New IFF Tracking and Reporting Methods · TDR system and overview · Mass Mod Guidance · TDR and Public Information
Please join us as we examine the intricacies, challenges, and opportunities with regards to approaches and strategies to grow a small socio economic business in the government contracting space. The following topics will be addressed in detailed: GSA Schedules and Contractor Teaming Arrangements The New SBA Mentor Protégé Program Subcontracting and compliance challenges/sales history as you grow to a prime Small Business Set Asides (Opportunities and Challenges) The Non manufacturer Rule and Trade Act Agreement challenges as small business resellers. Size standard challenges and understanding the "3 year rule".
All contractors face similar issues running and managing their Program Management Office (PMO), but few contractors propose tools and systems as a part of their PMO strategy because they believe these add unnecessary costs. Join us and Matt McKelvey of the McKelvey Group for a conversation about how this type of logic is decreasing your win probability and learn how incorporating the right tool and taking the time to establish the right systems will not only reduce the overall cost of running your PMO but will also increase your change of winning that next reward.
Get insightful tips to help navigate the complexities of indirect cost rates in government contracting. In government contracting, the total contract value consists of direct costs, indirect costs, and fees. In this webinar we will cover the importance of recognizing indirect cost rates and understanding how indirect cost rates are developed and interact across the contract life cycle.
Robert Craig from Fidelis Government Advisors will discuss these issues and challenges related to Internal Controls. During this program, he will present on: An Overview of Internal Controls - FAR/CAS - Key business systems - Sarbanes-Oxley - Section 302: Corporate Responsibility for Financial Reports - Section 404: Management Assessment of Internal Controls Fraud prevention and detection - Key controls - Importance for segregation of duties - Checks and balances - independent reviews
Software as a service, infrastructure as a service, accounting as a service, managed human capital service, managed IT services... It seems these days that everything you used to have to buy or do for yourself as a government contractor can bear purchased "off the shelf." During this webinar, we will discuss why the trend is moving so fast and what the benefits of just about anything as a service might be for you.
Join us as presenters from Jenner & Block discuss overseas contracting. This program will assist your understanding of risks associated with overseas contracting and acquisitions. You will learn how to tailor a human trafficking compliance plan for the country and contract, as well as review appropriate due diligence and compliance in preventing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
This 60-minute program conducted by the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP will give you a better understanding of the ITAR regulations, what is covered, and whether your goods or services might fall under ITAR regulations.
In the waning days of the Obama administration, there has been an avalanche of new Federal Acquisition Regulations and related Department of Labor regulations prescribing new employment and labor related compliance requirements on companies doing business with the federal government. These include Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, Paid Sick Leave, $10.15 minimum wages for federal contractors, gender identity and sexual orientation additions to OFCCP requirements and many others. In this webinar, Michael Schrier, from Duane Morris, LLP and the Co-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section's Employment Safety and Labor Committee, will conduct a comprehensive "year in review".
This webinar will: (1) provide an overview of why federal contractors have been receiving attention in the form of Executive Orders and implementing rules as well as initiatives that have HR implications; (2) address several key Executive Orders and their implementation, including Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts; and (3) explain the HR aspects of other important initiatives and rules.
Labor and employment issues are inherent in any industry. Government contractors are no exception. The last few years have seen a number of laws, regulations, and Executive Orders pop-up and control what contractors can and can't do in areas ranging from confidentiality agreements to sick days. In this webinar, attorneys that handle these issues will cover these laws, regulations, and Executive Orders so that attendees will understand what the battlefield looks like and how to traverse it.
The webinar will cover a broad area of marketing strategies specially designed for lead generation, including: Social media Email Online and In-Person Events  Networking Landing Pages On Websites and more.
During this Federal Publications Seminars Webinar, Michael Hackmer, Founder and Chief Digital Strategist of Social Web Tactics, will discuss the steps you need to take to create marketing materials and messages that connect with people in government, as well as fellow government contractors.
The goal of this Webinar is to expand your knowledge of and skill level with LinkedIn. You also will learn practical ways to leverage the LinkedIn network, so you can secure more business opportunities and generate revenue for your company. By the end of this Webinar, you should have the keys to start building a successful LinkedIn strategy for yourself and your company.
This webinar will provide a high level overview of intellectual property rights under U.S. Government contracts; describe what a buyer needs to look for when conducting intellectual property due diligence of a U.S. Government contractor; and provide strategies for companies to protect IP assets.
OFPP Memorandum
The Federal Chief Information Officer and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a Memorandum October 16, 2015 titled, "Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Technology: Laptops and Desktops." Learn how this impacts your company and what you should do next.
Government contracting and procurement professionals wishing to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree will now be able to get a significant jump start through the completion of Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) classroom courses. In this webinar you will learn how the program will work and how you can get started. You'll have an opportunity to hear from representatives at Norwich University and Federal Publications and ask questions.
Join us for this 60-minute presentation that will identify key issues and strategies to consider when offering and selling commercial and open source software (OSS) in the federal space.
A conflict of interest might disqualify a contractor from competing for a government contract. It is therefore good to know what an "OCI" is, and how to avoid or mitigate them to the satisfaction of the federal contracting officer. We will take a brief look at the conflict of interests rules for federal grant practice, where they are comparable.
In this 90 minute special webinar, you will learn about, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) and CRADAs.
This introductory session will provide the foundation of the next 11 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
This summer the Supreme Court decided two government contracts cases. In this webinar, learn what these cases mean for contractors including: how VOSBs and SDVOSBs can benefit from Kingdomware and how all contractors should update their internal controls in the wake of Escobar.
During this webinar, we will discuss: The basic structure and regulatory requirements governing Mentor-Protégé programs under the SBA as well as other procuring agencies; How this program can benefit your company; Eligibility requirements for participation as a Mentor and Protégé and the roles of each; The practical "Do's and Don'ts" of applying for and maintaining Mentor-Protégé status; and much more!
In June 2016, the DOD proposed a rule to implement the FY 2012 NDAA's Section 815 on data rights and software for segregation and reintegration, which was issued after years of input from interested parties. In November 2016, a conference report on the FY2017 NDAA modified portions of Section 815 and codified the DOD's Open Systems Architecture (MOSA). In this webinar our presenters will discuss these new developments to help you understand the impact to software and data rights including defining segregation and reintegration data, commercial item challenges and other implications.
This summer the Pentagon rolled out new source selection procedures in a detailed memorandum. These procedures include a number of changes as to how the Department of Defense approaches the acquisition process. This webinar will cover those changes including the value-adjusted total evaluated price or VATEP algorithm. Attendees will learn what VATEP is, when it applies, and how it will impact the selection process and bid protests. This webinar will also cover a new proposed rule regarding what contracting officers can consider in determining with a proposed price is reasonable when making contract awards.
ore and more small businesses find themselves in the role being a prime contractor. Although there are a few requirements that do not apply to small businesses, from an audit standpoint, small business prime contractors are subject to oversight in the same manner as large businesses. Is your firm's subcontracting function ready for a visit from the auditors? The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontract management.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within the CPSR process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within a compliant process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review.
One of the biggest myths in the subcontract compliance world is that the Acquisition professionals control subcontract compliance. Reality is that many of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts.
As a small business, once you have taken on the role of being a prime contractor, your firm is expected to comply with all applicable purchasing and subcontracting regulations. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management. The course will begin with an overview of the CPSR process and it will address all of the recent changes that have occurred in procurement.
2017 could be a pivotal year for technology and the government. Cybersecurity, technology, regulations and compliance issues within contracting are challenging both the federal government and contractors. Throw in the change of administration and Trump's direction on technology and we could be in for some major issues for the industry in the next few years. Join us as David Wennergren breaks down 2017's ten most challenging issues as it relates to technology contracts.
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors - webinar. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including:  The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA).  The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services.  Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding "substantial transformation" of different types of products, including software and other IT products. And much more.
The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement is the cornerstone of the Obama Administration's trade policy. The Agreement, if approved by Congress, will reshape the rules of trade for twelve countries that account for more than 40% of global GDP. Please join David Spooner, Co-Chair of Barnes and Thornburg's International Trade practice and a former chief U.S. trade negotiator, for an overview of the TPP's provisions and of the odds of congressional passage. This webinar will review the ways in which the TPP Agreement will impact companies that do business among the covered Pacific Rim nations.
The intent of our session is to discuss the actual applications of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data requirement as it relates to suppliers and subcontractors. In doing so, we will discuss the following: When does Truthful Cost or Pricing Data apply?  What are the exceptions?  What are the responsibilities of by Government, the prime contractor, and the subcontractor as they relate to this requirement?  What are some of the pitfalls associated with the requirement?
Join us as Robert Craig from Fidelis, discusses the top 10 unallowable costs in government contracting. In FAR Part 31, the federal government has a list of costs a contractor will not receive reimbursement. These include thinks like entertainment, debt service, lobbying and a host of other things. However, some that are listed may be reimbursed if they meet certain criteria. Listen and ask questions as Mr. Craig goes over the top 10 list in this very informative program.
Are you in compliance with the regulations and standards set by the agencies you do business for? Have you failed an audit because of poor internal controls or documentation? This course is designed to guide you into business process documentation and automation as a means to consistently provide audit support with faced with compliance auditor requests.
Upcoming Webinars
April 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST - The Buy American Act can be very confusing for many of us. For instance, it is not a prohibition on the acquisition of articles not manufactured in the United States, but merely establishes a pricing preference for domestic articles (that varies based upon the size of the domestic offeror). Moreover, it is not applicable in many procurements because the Trade Agreements Act takes over at a fairly low dollar threshold. And the two-part st...
FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and when buying they want to ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what is determines something to be a commercial item and how price analysis is conducted effectively. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webina...
May 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST - Across industries today there is wide-ranging disparity in how revenue recognition guidance is applied. This is often true even within specific industries. In an attempt to reduce the inconsistencies in practice and the complexity inherent in current revenue recognition guidance, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued their converged standard on revenue recognition in May...
May 17, 1:00 p.m. EDT - Your organization may be subject to increased DCMA surveillance and contract payment holdbacks! Join Fed Pubs for an interactive webinar to learn about the new Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) risk based surveillance process for Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). During the webinar, instructors will review the draft metrics for DCMA's Earned Value Analysis System (EVAS) and discuss some of the challenges government contractors...
May 30, 1:00 p.m. EDT - Morrison & Foerster's Dan Chudd and Jim Tucker will guide participants through a bid protest from soup to nuts. They will discuss such critical topics as the timeliness traps awaiting the unwary, protective orders, and stays of award and contract performance. They will also walk participants through a typical bid protest from the debriefing and protest letter, through requests for dismissal, document production, comments and supplemental protest...
June 1, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 3 of 12. Session 3 of 12. A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements. Only certain contract types can be used such as fixed price, incentive or cost-reimbursement. In this session learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for c...
June 14, 1:00 p.m. EST - With a new year and administration, come new opportunities as well as challenges. In the government contract regulatory compliance environment, transparency of the contracting process has gained considerable importance and visibility. Join Industry expert, Craig Stetson from Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. as he reviews the compliance changes and obstacles that could directly affect government contractors' compliance programs which may impact multi...
June 22, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 4 of 12. As a contractor, you may be subject to certain requirements related to your accounting systems. This program will cover the Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor - Accounting System (Standard Form 1408) as well as the DFARS Accounting System Rule including Timekeeping, Labor Distribution and Billing. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
July 13, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 5 of 12. Indirect Costs refers to the overhead applied to a contract. The Federal Government requires contractors to submit an annual proposal to finalize claimed indirect costs. In this program, you will learn about indirect rate structures, the Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP), DCAA's FPRP Checklist, and the final indirect cost rate proposal process. 90 Minutes. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
August 3, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 6 of 12. So what is an "allowable cost"? FAR Part 31.205 (Selected Costs) discusses this sometimes mis-understood and confusing area. There are 46 sup-parts including advertising costs, bad debts, cost of money, depreciation, manufacturing costs, etc. Learn about these unique costs and whether they are allowable or unallowable. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
August 24, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 7 of 12. This session will focus on the pricing issues related to a negotiated contract. We will discuss FAR Table 15.2, DCAA's criteria for auditing a negotiated cost based contract, challenges in subcontract pricing and the DFARs Proposal Adequacy Checklist. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
September 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 8 of 12. This session on Estimating Systems will discuss impacts of estimating systems on the accounting and pricing functions. We will cover the Estimating System adequacy criteria contained in the DFARS business systems rule, and what DCAA looks for in the audit process. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
October 5, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 9 of 12. In this session, we will discuss Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and full and modified CAS covered contracts. You will learn about the most important standards and applicability as well as CAS administration issues such as changes to cost accounting practices. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
October 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 10 of 12. In this session, we will discuss additional CAS requirements and take a deep dive into the disclosure statements that may be required. We will also cover DCAA's and DCMA's audit and review processes. 90 Minutes
November 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 11 of 12. This session will provide an overview of the reviews and audits conducted by the DCMA and DCAA. Learn about the types of audits, how to address the audit process and how to deal with audit positions and written findings. 90 Minutes. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
December 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Session 12 of 12. In this final session, we will wrap up the series with discussion on contract compliance risk management and discuss industry best practices. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.