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  • Live Webinars
    Each month FPS offers 5-15 new, live webinars that are 60-90 minutes in length. Whenever possible, we provide accreditation for paid webinars. All upcoming live webinars are included in an FPSOnline Subscription.
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    Webinar series provide in-depth treatment in topical areas.Each series consists of a number of 60-90 minute live and on-demand webinars, presented by the foremost experts in the field.
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    The FPSOnline library contains hundreds of on-demand courses covering the foundations of contracting and hot topics in the federal contracting industry. IMPORTANT: On-demand webinars are NOT eliglible for CLE or CPE credits. Wherever possible, we provide accreditation for those who attend 'live' webinar sessions.
On-Demand Webinars
Jul 8, 2021
A Practical Guide to DCAA Accounting System Audits - Session 3 - DCAA Audits Series 2021
DCAA Audits Webinar Series - 2021
This session provides guidance on how to navigate a DCAA accounting system audit. The webinar takes a lifecycle approach. It begins with understanding the different accounting system and associated audit requirements, to supporting the audit process, through audit reporting and corrective action. This course emphasizes the practical realities of an accounting system audit by offering tips and tricks to get out in front of audit findings, managing auditor/auditee relationships, avoiding common pitfalls, and facilitating timely corrective action if adverse audit findings surface. Learning Objectives:  High-level overview of the accounting system requirements  Understanding and differentiation of accounting system audit types and associated approaches  Developing strong working relationships with DCAA  Common DCAA data requests to expect and the rationale behind them  Sensitive areas and common contractor pitfalls during accounting system audits  Tips and tricks to get in front of potential audit findings and facilitate timely corrective action
On-Demand Webinars
Jul 7, 2021
How to Improve Your Procurement File Documentation
Day in, day out, Procurement Professionals throughout the industry are issuing countless procurement transactions. Whether they are purchase orders, subcontracts, modifications, or task orders, all procurement transactions create documentation. But how do you know that your procurement files are adequately documented? Do you want to wait until your files are selected for a CPSR or internal audit to find out? The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the core elements associated with adequately documenting procurement transactions under a Government contracts. The session will explore the process that DCMA uses to review file documentation and the common issues they observe during CPSR's. J.A. White & Associates Inc. will provide both a strategic overview as well as a tactical discussion of the topic. Topics will include:  Why do we Create File Documentation?  Basic File Documentation Requirements  Key Compliance Elements Requiring Documentations  How Much is Too Much?  Memos to File  Automated File Documentation
On-Demand Webinars
Jul 6, 2021
CAS 401 and 402 - Session 2 - CAS Series 2021
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) - 2021
This is session 2 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover CAS 401 and 402 which includes the following subjects of: consistency in estimating, accumulating and reporting costs (401) - as well as- consistency in allocating costs incurred for the same purpose (402). After completing this webinar, you will be able to:  Better understand the stated purposes and what those mean in layman's terms for CAS 401 and CAS 402.  Better understand some nuances and potential violations through discussion and real examples that can exist with CAS 401 and 402.  Be able to identify the significant overlap between FAR and CAS for CAS 401 and CAS 402.
On-Demand Webinars
Jul 1, 2021
Procurement University - CAS Part 1 - 2021 Series
Procurement University - 2021
In this session, we will discuss Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) including both full and modified CAS coverage. You will learn about each of the standards, applicability, exemptions, and CAS administration issues such as changes to cost accounting practices. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:  Understand the purpose of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS);  Identify the specified exemptions to CAS;  Analyze whether or not a contract is subject to CAS based on contract clauses and thresholds and if covered, whether modified or full coverage is required; and  Have a basic understanding of the cost accounting practice changes.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 29, 2021
Patents, Invention Reporting, and IP Considerations for Grants and Other Types of Agreements - Session 3 - IP Series 2021
Intellectual Property Series - 2021
This webinar, led by Tina Reynolds and Locke Bell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, will explore the consequences of developing inventions using federal government funding and developing IP under non-procurement vehicles such as grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions, answering the questions who owns the IP and what rights does the government obtain. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, you should be able to:  understand the process for reporting inventions to the government and patenting those inventions, and the consequences of not following the rules for doing so.  appreciate the unique IP considerations related to special types of government agreements - grants, cooperative agreements, and other transaction agreements.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 25, 2021
Introduction to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) - Session 1 - CAS Series 2021
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) - 2021
The application of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) adds a new level of compliance requirements for contractors and subcontractors. Developed to achieve uniformity and consistency for the measurement, assignment and allocation of costs, organizations frequently deliberate whether a contract is subject to CAS and if so, the level of CAS coverage the contract is subject to. This introductory webinar is the first in a series related to the CAS. The presenters will provide an overview of the CAS and discuss the administrative requirements that come along with CAS coverage.  Upon completion of the hour-long webinar, participants will understand:  The intent of CAS and its relationship with the Federal Acquisition Regulation  Contracts and subcontracts to which CAS applies and the dollar thresholds that "trigger" the CAS coverage  Categories of contracts and subcontracts exempt from CAS requirements  Differences between "Full" and "Modified" CAS coverage  The 19 standards that make up CAS  Disclosure Statement preparation and maintenance requirements  Cost accounting practice noncompliances, changes and associated administrative requirements
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 24, 2021
DCAA Incurred Cost Proposal Audits - Session 2 - DCAA Audits Series 2021
DCAA Audits Webinar Series - 2021
This session provides guidance on what to expect before, during, and after a DCAA Incurred Cost Proposal (ICP) audit. Along with covering the typical ICP audit process, we explore the normal areas of focus for DCAA, expected DCAA data requests and their purpose, typical DCAA findings and potential responses to those findings, as well as some best practices to avoid common pitfalls during the audit process. Learning Objectives:  Brief overview of the ICP and its purpose  DCAA selection criteria for ICP audits  Understanding the difference between an adequacy review vs. a full audit  Common DCAA data requests to expect and the rationale behind them  Common DCAA findings  Tips on how to defend against findings, particularly questioned costs  Most common challenges contractors face during an ICP audit and tips on how to overcome them
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 23, 2021
U.S. Government Data Protection and Privacy Regulations - Big Changes Coming
Big changes are coming as a result of rollout of CMMC and President Biden's New Executive Order On May 12, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to improve the U.S.'s cybersecurity and protect federal networks. The EO is the most recent action in the Biden Administration's plan to overhaul U.S. cybersecurity strategy and leadership but is far from the first U.S. government mandate on cybersecurity - other executive orders and standards abound. The March 12 EO does introduce additional oversight and response capabilities by focusing on several key areas of much needed security of our national assets. This EO in combination with the Department of Defense's (DOD) rollout of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will be a dramatic change and improve the security of the defense supply chain (DSC) and the defense industrial base (DIB). This course will focus on the key initiatives of the EO as well as how the CMMC will affect those who do business with the U.S. Government. Objectives Understand the key initiatives described in the new Cybersecurity Executive Order and how they will impact you Understand the key implications of CMMC and how they will affect you Understand the steps your company can take today in order to best positioned to be compliant with the new EO and CMMC Insights on how this will affect the DSC and DIB.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 22, 2021
Rights in Computer Software Made Easy - Session 2 - Intellectual Property Series 2021
Intellectual Property Series - 2021
This is session 2 of 3 in the FPS Intellectual Property Series. If you thought there were misconceptions about rights in technical data, be assured there is even greater confusion about rights in noncommercial and commercial computer software. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will address the fundamental aspects of the software clauses and point out the commonalities and the differences between those clauses and the technical data provisions. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, you should understand:  the definitions of when development occurs, how one has to mark software (including software within a silicon chip), the notable absence at DOD of any clause for commercial computer software and the corresponding use under the FAR of a peculiar commercial clause.  the proper contents of software license agreements  how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 18, 2021
Fortifying Cyber Defense: How to Act Now to Protect Global Supply Chains
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), under the Department of Homeland Security, launches a campaign to reduce the risk of ransomware. Following an executive order signed by President Biden on May 12, 2021, which aims to increase cybersecurity defenses and resiliency against nation-state data exfiltration and hold global criminals accountable for ransomware attacks. As we've seen with the Solar Winds and Colonial Pipeline hacks, cybercrime isn't limited to government organizations. In fact, both public and private sectors are vulnerable to an all-too-common type of cyber attack which exposed the gaps in U.S. cyber defenses. New standards such as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) are becoming required compliance and cyber hygiene minimum for all organizations involved in the federal supply chain. This webinar is designed for federal contractors and companies that provide critical infrastructure or any type of software to the government. Our guests and leading data security and compliance experts will explain how both public and private sector organizations need to act now to protect global software supply chains that affect government and private sector computer systems. Knowing exactly where your cybersecurity and compliance gaps are and the solutions needed to implement and fix them is central to your success. Early adopters demonstrating high security & compliance postures are positioned to win more business over laggards. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn what are the new strict cybersecurity standards in place required by the federal government. 2. Understand where your current cybersecurity gaps are. 3. Find out the right-sized and cost-optimized security solutions in software, infrastructure, and processes. 4. Explore the ongoing cyber resiliency maintenance options. 5. Identify your own path on how to stay compliant, and win more business as a low-risk supplier.