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This is Session 3 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. 

This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Parts 6,7 & 11 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Instructor Michael Killham will cover competition requirements, acquisition planning and describing agency needs. You will learn how the government promotes full and open competition as well as exclusions, sealed bidding and comptitive proposals (Part 6).  You will also get an overview of the acquisition planning process (Part 7) and agency needs (Part 11).

Part 6
This part prescribes policies and procedures to promote full and open competition in the acquisition process and to provide for full and open competition after exclusion of resources, other than full and open competition, and advocates for competition.

Part 7
This part prescribes policies and procedures for—
(a) Developing acquisition plans;
(b) Determining whether to use commercial or Government resources for acquisition of supplies or services;
(c) Deciding whether it is more economical to lease equipment rather than purchase it; and
(d) Determining whether functions are inherently governmental.

Part 11
This part prescribes policies and procedures for describing agency needs.
About Our Presenter ...
Michael A. Killham, Attorney

Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in U.S. Government procurement and subcontracting support. He provides legal advice, training, and assistance concerning all aspects of federal and commercial contracting and fiscal law, including but not limited to subjects relating to Contract Formation and Administration, Legal Compliance, Subcontracting, Negotiations, Bid Protests, Contract Disputes, Commercial Item Contracting, Contract Terminations, Export/Import Compliance, and Source Selection.

Mr. Killham served as corporate counsel for major U.S. government contractors following his military career as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. These assignments included Director, Legal Operations, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Advanced Development Programs (a.k.a. “Skunkworks”) in Palmdale, California; General Counsel for a U.S./French joint venture - Thales-Raytheon Systems Company, LLC - and MD Helicopters, Inc., in Fullerton, California and Mesa, Arizona, respectively; Senior Business Counsel for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California; and Division Counsel for two operating divisions of Litton Industries, Inc. While in these positions, he was responsible for identifying, advising on, and resolving a wide variety of legal and business-related issues, including those relating to government and commercial contracting and subcontracting, export/import compliance, corporate governance, labor/employment law, government cost accounting, intellectual property rights, litigation management, and more.

While in the military, Mr. Killham served as a Trial Attorney prosecuting civil fraud cases in the Civil Division (Procurement Fraud Branch), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; as the Senior Command Counsel in Kuwait during a period of build-up for renewed hostilities with Iraq; as the Senior Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law on the faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia; as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division in Arlington, Virginia; and as the Chief, Military Justice, and Criminal Prosecutor for the 1st Armored Division in Germany.

Mr. Killham received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws degree (with emphasis on U.S. Government Procurement) from The Judge Advocate General's School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer's and Judge Advocate General’s Basic Courses, Airborne School, Ranger School, and Command and General Staff College, and has served as a Company Executive Officer, S-3 Air Officer, and Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.