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Public Classroom
Jul 26-27, 2021
A Practical Guide to the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)
The workshop provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the preparation and development of the Incurred Cost Submission(ICS).
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2021
Achieving Effective Leadership for Contracting Professionals
Welcome to a never-the-same-twice workshop experience! We take your challenges and reframe them through the lens of our leadership methodology to offer alternate approaches for achieving results in the government contracting arena.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-27, 2021
CMMC Unwrapped: Legal, Compliance and Technical Requirements
This immersive 2-day course will unpack the legal, compliance and technical requirements with answering the "what" and "why" but will also get into models that address the "how". Participants will not only gain perspective on how to address time-sensitive requirements related to their contracts but will be provided with clear, actionable steps to accelerate their path to certification.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2021
Contract Closeout: A Guide to Effective Financial Closeouts
This course is designed to provide specific guidance in contract closeout and what you need to know and do related to the other contractual requirements.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-27, 2021
Cost and Price Analysis in Government Contracts
Effective, immediate actionable information on contract pricing techniques for contractor and government personnel involved in contract or subcontract pricing.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-27, 2021
FAR Workshop
Two concentrated days on how to understand and use FAR in your daily contracting activities.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-27, 2021
Government Contract Accounting
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2021
Managing Flowdowns
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2021
The Framework of Cybersecurity Law
Topics include the statutory and regulatory framework of cybersecurity law and contracting; cybersecurity in the public sector; federal privacy laws and cybersecurity; cloud computing, security, and acquisitions.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-28, 2021
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Costs
A unique, advanced course specifically designed for experienced government contracting professionals.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26-30, 2021
The Masters Institute in Government Contracting
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
Offered In-House
Destination Weeklongs
Jul 26-30, 2021
Hilton Head Government Contracts Week - 2021
Join us in this 30th year of Federal Publications Seminars' premier government contracting event during July 26-30, 2021.
Topical Weeklongs
Jul 26-30, 2021
Cybersecurity Institute - Hilton Head 2021
An accelerated 5-day certificate program for all concerned with cybersecurity in government contracting. For government contracting professionals, corporate counsel and legal professionals. Join Federal Publications Seminars during July 26-30, 2021 and earn your FPS Cybersecurity in Government Contracting Certificate.
Topical Weeklongs
Jul 26-30, 2021
FAR Week - Hilton Head 2021
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) directly affects over $1 trillion in federal and state acquisitions each year. This critically important regulation is complex and continually changing. Join FPS during July 26-30, 2021 for a week of intense FAR training. Successfully complete all three courses and earn an FPS FAR Certificate.
Public Classroom
Jul 27, 2021
Government Furnished Property
Concentrated training on the information and skills needed by contractor and Government personnel to effectively use and manage Government furnished property.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 27, 2021
Negotiating Skills for Government Contractors
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 27, 2021
The Basics of IT Acquisition and Contracting
An update on the rules, regulations, policies, and practices in IT acquisition; Innovative initiatives and proposed changes under FITARA (the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act).
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28-29, 2021
Advanced Contractors' Purchasing Systems Review
This course builds on your basic knowledge of CPSR, focusing on challenges, issues, and updates to requirements. Get expert insight and detail through classroom discussion on risks and remedies before and after the review is completed.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28, 2021
Avoiding Commercial Item Deficiencies
Avoiding Commercial Item Deficiencies course will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of the CID process and our experts will help advise attendees on the most successful strategies, methodologies, and lessons learned to assist in bulletproofing your CIDs.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28-30, 2021
Basics of Government Contracting
Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) presents a fundamental course - an in-depth study of the entire federal government contract procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world. The course will provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise. This is also for more experienced professionals who will gain a freshened understanding and heightened awareness of issues, and improved ability to operate successfully in the ever-changing world of government contracting.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28, 2021
Behavioral Aspects of Government Contract Negotiations
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28, 2021
Cloud Security Fundamentals and FedRAMP Compliance
This program is designed for both non-tech professionals such as contracts specialists, contracts administrators, directors of contracts and others.  It is also relevant to technology specialists who have to understand cloud computing concepts, FEDRAMP compliance and program initiatives.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28-30, 2021
Cost Accounting Standards
A comprehensive course in Government contract requirements with key instruction by specialists in accounting and law.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28, 2021
DFARs Workshop
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28, 2021
Legal Ethics for Attorneys
A comprehensive seminar on topics of legal ethics interest to lawyers in all fields of practice and jurisdictions, designed for busy professionals to satisfy their Continuing Legal Education requirements.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 28-30, 2021
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Intellectual Property
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.
Offered In-House
Live Webinars
Jul 28, 2021
1-2 PM EDT
ITAR Basics - An Overview of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
ITAR, as it is called, can be a daunting and complex regulation. Its regulations control the export and temporary import of defense related articles and services under the United States Munitions List (USML). 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.
CPE, CLE
Public Classroom
Jul 29-30, 2021
Advanced FAR Workshop
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 29-30, 2021
Cost Allowability
A practical, informative two-day program focusing on cost allowability, allocability, and reasonableness under the FAR.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 29, 2021
Cyber Policy and Risk Management Best Practices and Strategies
Policy and risk management is an important component to any organizations' operations. Documenting issues and developing plans of action are important to managing your risk. This program will discuss best practices and challenges in creating a policy to manage risk.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 29-30, 2021
Preparing Effective Proposals
Two days of intense instruction on how to prepare and deliver proposals that work.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 30, 2021
Breach: Before, During and After - Best Practices & Prevention Strategies
Data breaches are costly and create chaos for organizations and their customers. So how do you protect your organization from a data breach? How do recognize a breach? How do you respond to a breach? This program will focus on intrusions, vulnerabilities and protection for contractors, small businesses, government and non-profit entities. We will discuss insider threats, email challenges, social networking and virus/malware as well as ransomware challenges to organizations.
Offered In-House
Live Webinars
Jul 30, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
Telling Our Stories, Positioning Our Differences
How can telling our stories change our lives? Personal narratives are a way to know and understand others more completely. In this presentation we'll talk about our lived-experiences and discover how they may shape our implicit bias. We will also explore the differences between empathy and sympathy and the value for inclusion.
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Why Choose FPS?
  • Top Quality
    SMEs
    Federal Publications Seminars instructors are nationally recognized specialists in government contracting. They are not only experts in their subject areas, but are proven educators – able to communicate the material in terms you can effectively relate to your individual government contracting...
  • Private,
    Tailored
    Courses
    FPSCustom training is developed for you and delivered to you. You choose the time and place that’s most convenient. You also choose the platform: in a classroom setting; live/online; on-demand/online; or blended (classroom plus FPSOnline Subscription). Courses will be tailored specifi...
  • Accreditation
    CPE/CLE
    We take the work out of accreditation and do it for you! Certificates of completion will be provided to all seminar participants who attended Federal Publications Seminars courses and seminars following the event upon request. All FPSCustom courses are accredited for CLE (Continuing Legal Education)...
  • Breadth &
    Depth of
    Content
    Choose from any of the hundreds of unique FPS courses from the past or currently offered to the public – OR we will create a new course based on the needs of your company, agency or department. We can also provide live webinars or on-demand, online courses. FPSCustom provides robust, practical...
  • Scalable
    Training
    FPS will design high quality training courses designed to reach audiences of any size. There is no minimum number of participants required. Your team will build essential skills and competencies in an efficient manner. FPSCustom gives you the flexibility to build in your own internal requirements in...
  • Cost Effective
    Training
    Your organization will eliminate travel costs, hotel expenses, per diem and lost productivity. Well-trained employees who know and understand the ever-changing rules and regulations in government contracting can save your organization thousands of dollars each year.
Hear What Customers Are Saying
  • I liked how the instructor could relate stories from experience to the topics he discussed. It helped with the clarification of the material he presented. He is very good at "teaching." I would recommend this class.
    —Jill, Senior Contract Manager
  • The instructor was phenomenal. Great instruction amplified by relevant and varied experience, and he was engaging. Would definitely like to take a course with FPS again.
    —Hope, Director of Contracts
  • Federal Publications offerings are some of the best I have ever attended. I attended my first in DC, the Basics of Government Contracting, back in the early 1990s. Fond memories!
    —Amy, Director of Contracts