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May 8-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
San Diego, California
  • Substantive content for government contracting professionals at all levels, from basic to advanced
  • A gathering of top practitioners in the field for learning and networking
  • Taught by nationally recognized experts in government contracting
  • A beautiful location with great activities, dining, and leisure nearby
  • New! Two FPS Certificate program tracks offered including the FPS FAR Certificate program and the FPS Cybersecurity Certificate program. 
  • Buy courses individually or get an All-Access pass for $2,750. Call 888.494.3696.  Learn more.

This year Federal Publications Seminars has added more opportunities to network and learn.  Here’s what’s in store for you (included in the price of your registration fee):
  • Continental breakfast served each day
  • Lunch served each day
  • Networking receptions
  • Lunch & Learn presentations given by leaders in the government contracting industry
Create Your Own Schedule from 31 Unique Topics
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May 8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12
A Practical Guide to the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)
Basics of Government Contracting
Concentrated Course in Government Contracts
Contractors' Purchasing Systems Review
FAR Workshop
Government Contract Purchasing and Subcontracting
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Costs
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Intellectual Property
The Masters Institute in Government Contracting
The Statutory and Regulatory Framework of Cybersecurity Law and Contracting Government Contract Accounting
Implementing the Rules and Regulations: Best Practices in Acquisition Planning and Contract Management
Price and Cost Realism in Government Contracting
Changes and Equitable Adjustments in Government Contracts
Contract Interpretation, Changes, and Other Topics of Dispute
Cost Accounting Standards
Cost and Price Analysis in Government Contracts
Cybersecurity: Cloud Contracting and Compliance for Government Contractors
DFARs Workshop
DCAA Contractor Business Systems and Internal Controls
Negotiating Skills for Government Contractors A Contractor's Guide to Risk Assessment
Advanced Cost Analysis in Government Contracts
Advanced Cost Impact Analysis Workshop
Advanced FAR Workshop
Behavioral Aspects of Government Contract Negotiations
Managing Flowdowns
Privacy Basics for Contracting Professionals How to Prepare for and Respond to a Data Breach: Simulation Exercises in Prevention and Deterrence
Integrated Program Management for Government Contractors Workshop
Subcontract Compliance for Government Contractors
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla Government Contracts Week
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The workshop provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the preparation and development of the Incurred Cost Submission(ICS).
May 8-9
Review of the federal procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world.
May 8-10
The course blankets the spectrum of practical topics surrounding Government Contracting.
May 8-11
What Prime Contractors and Subcontractors must know about compliant Contractor Purchasing Systems and Contractor Rights and Responsibilities.
May 8-9
Two Concentrated days on how to understand and use FAR in your daily contracting activities.
May 8-9
Learn from a financial expert how to successfully manage subcontracts including how and when to perform financial analysis, documentation requirements, purchasing activities, policies and procedures.
May 8-9
A unique, advanced course specifically designed for experienced government contracting professionals.
May 8-10
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Intellectual Property is a 3-day comprehensive, advanced course on everything intellectual property in government contracts. Taught by the leading practitioners, this fast-paced program will cover all areas of IP, including the latest cases, issues and challenges faced by contractors.
May 8-10
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
May 8-12
An introductory course focusing on the rules, regulations, policies, practices, and specific agency requirements.
May 8
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
May 9-10
An update on the rules, regulations, and best practices including Executive Orders, OMB and agency guidance, and the NIST Framework.
May 9
An explanation of the cost and pricing techniques, requirements and rules that impact the preparation, and evaluation of contract cost proposals.
May 9-10
This is a core course in government contracts, and students will work through the most definitive and comprehensive coursebook in print on this subject, Government Contract Changes, 3d.
May 10-11
A not-so-casual review of the decisions of the Boards of Contracts Appeals, and the contract dispute decisions of the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, show two leading causes of litigation: 1) Disputes over the meaning (i.e., interpretation) of the contract (including whether there is a contract and what the contract consists of), and 2) changes - or alleged changes - to government contracts (including the scope of a change, the exercise of options, proving the cost and price of a change, and of course "constructive change" allegations). While contract interpretation and changes are the core of our seminar, we have included other topics, to include government contract authority, contractor responsibility, and conflicts of interest.
May 10-11
A comprehensive course in Government contract requirements with key instruction by specialists in accounting and law.
May 10-12
Effective, immediate actionable information on contract pricing techniques for contractor and government personnel involved in contract or subcontract pricing.
May 10-11
The Developing Body of Rules, Regulations, and Contracting Best Practices in Cloud Contracting.
May 10
This course consists of an examination of the characteristics of adequate business systems relevant to compliant accounting and management systems required for Government contracts.
May 10-11
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
May 10
Negotiations are important to winning government contracts - and to win it so as both sides have a mutual benefit and a good working relationship after the award. This course covers the specifics of negotiating contracts and subcontract provisions, prices and claims including teaming agreements, subcontract agreements, new/contingent hiring, and terms & conditions. During this 1-day course, you will learn the when and why to negotiate as well as basic concepts. You will learn what can be negotiated and the key steps to planning, so that everyone understands the objectives to the negotiations.
May 10
This program will cover how to manage and assess risks related to compliance. Attendees will learn about the different types of risk, the concept of materiality, applications, law and rules, as well as what the DFARs says about risk.
May 11
A thorough review of the cost analysis techniques and price regulations through real world examples, scenarios and case studies.
May 11-12
An advanced and interactive 1&1/2 day workshop for CAS covered Government contractors on identifying and measuring CAS changes to cost accounting practices including General Dollar Magnitudes (GDM), Detailed Cost Impact (DCI) Analysis and precedent setting case law and its implications on the identification and quantification of changes to cost accounting practices.
May 11-12
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
May 11-12
This program will give students guidance and insights into what is driving the decision making processes of the stakeholders pre-award and during the negotiations of a government contract.
May 11-12
In this course, attendees will learn the difference between mandatory and non-mandatory flowdowns, when (and how) to negotiate flowdowns with the Government, and how to prioritize the clauses that are flowed down to subcontractors. Attendees will learn to use a flowdown matrix efficiently, and will learn how to educate themselves on the potential impact of flowdowns on their particular projects. They will learn the importance of involving functional experts such as Contracts, Project Management, Finance, Quality, Operations, Human Resources, and legal before and during the negotiation stage to minimize the risk of the inclusion of unnecessarily burdensome flowdowns, and to ensure that they understand the impact of the flowdowns that are included in the prime contract.
May 11
The Privacy Act and agency participation and enforcement. The increasing significance of privacy in a digital world.
May 11
The role of the acquisition professional as a critical partner in information security. Overview and update on FISMA (the Federal Information Security and Management Act). How requirements may affect contractors.
May 12
This program is designed as a one day workshop on program management as a refresher for program management personnel as well as a basis for contractors looking to implement an integrated program management system within their organization.
May 12
For government contractors, navigating the labyrinthine maze of procurement regulations often presents the most significant business challenge they face. It is not uncommon for potential contractors to simply forego Government work altogether because of the seemingly overwhelming regulatory burden. It is also not uncommon for an unsuspecting contractor to win and award, only to discover after the fact the extent of the regulatory requirements it faces. Such a scenario becomes a perfect storm when the Government notifies the contractor that it will be conducting a review of the contractor's purchasing system, and a review demonstrates how unprepared the contractor is for a Government oversight actions.
May 12
More than 35 nationally recognized experts in government contracting make up the faculty for this year’s La Jolla conference. Federal Publications Seminars instructors are experts in their subject-matter area and proven educators who teach in terms you can apply to your specific operations.

For specifics, visit the individual course pages to view more about the industry-leading instructors who will be teaching your class or classes.
Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
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.
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** 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.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122

For guest room reservations, call the hotel at 888-421-1442 and ask for the Federal Publications room block.

$199 Group Rate Deadline: April 7th
$219 Extended Group Rate Offer After Deadline (Rooms are subject to availability.)

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.


For guest room reservations, call the hotel at 888-421-1442 and ask for the Federal Publications room block.

$199 Group Rate Deadline: April 7th
$219 Extended Group Rate Offer After Deadline (Rooms are subject to availability.)

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
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.
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.
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.
Masters-level programs designed for professionals with 5+ years' experience. Courses cover in-depth and technical analysis on specific subjects and updates on current issues.
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