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In 2009, the Commission on Wartime Contracting issued a special report on contractor business systems. This report highlights the Commission’s principal conclusion: “Contractor business systems and internal controls are the first line of defense against waste, fraud and abuse.” This report set in motion the promulgation of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Business Systems Rule, which was finalized on February 24, 2012.

This course focuses on the development of internal controls for compliance with the DFARS defined Business Systems: Accounting, Estimating, Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS), Earned Value Management (EVM), Purchasing, and Property. The course emphasizes the role of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in auditing and evaluating contractors’ internal controls. In fact, DCAA has continuously developed new audit programs for assessing contractors’ compliance with the detailed requirements of the DFARS. This has been an evolution that has resulted in shifting emphases by DCAA up to and including the present time. The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has similarly adjusted its review criteria as well.
The instruction provides recommended and proven approaches to develop, maintain, and monitor internal business system controls for compliance with Government contract requirements including FAR and DFARS business system requirements.  This course is recommended for those individuals who have a fundamental or better background in negotiated government contracting, and government contract regulatory compliance related responsibilities. It will benefit individuals with responsibilities for developing and conducting internal compliance audits and oversight reviews as well as contractors who wish to establish, improve or update existing systems of internal controls. Overall, this course will enhance skills in government contract compliance risk management.

Who should attend:
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Audit and Internal Controls Professionals
  • Finance and Accounting Professionals
  • Small Business professionals
  • Prime Contractors
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Senior Level Contracts Professionals
Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the nature and intent of business systems compliance requirements
  • Create Internal control risk management and compliance models
  • Develop Inter-relationships between accounting and other related systems
  • Understand The types of compliance internal controls
  • Recognize indicators of risk/vulnerability and potential non-compliance in business systems
  • The adequacy qualities, government oversight approaches and significant compliance issues related to various business systems. 
July 27-28, 2022
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
Travel Info
Standard: $41,475.00
Enhanced: $41,870.00
September 14-15, 2022
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,475.00
Enhanced: $1,870.00
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for Orlando, La Jolla and Hilton Head Weeklong Conferences
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Government Contracts Week
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

Day 1

I.             Business System Internal Control Audit Planning
II.            Basics and Impact on Other Audits
III.           Control Environment and Overall Accounting System
IV.           Indirect and Other Direct Cost System
V.            Labor System
VI.           Compensation System
VII.          Billing System

Day 2

VIII.         Material Management and Accounting System
IX.           Purchasing System
X.            Estimating System
XI.           Budget and Planning System
XII.          Information Technology General and Application Controls
XIII.         Implementing and Maintaining Compliant Controls


  • Chad Braley
    CEO and Founder, Capital Edge Consulting
    Chad Braley is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Since its inception, Capital Edge has grown into the country’s leading firm, focusing solely on serving both foreign and domestic contractors who do business with the US Government.

    Chad’s ar...
  • Anthony Kim
    Partner, Capital Edge Consulting
    Anthony Kim has more than 20 years of experience in various cost accounting and compliance issues related to government contracts. Specifically, he is knowledgeable in the areas of government contract procurement regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, OMB Uniform Guidance, Generally Accepted Govern...
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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Beginner
Program Prerequisite: Beginner
Advance Preparation: N/A
Method: Group Live
CLP: Continuous Learning Points
Approved for CLP by Defense Acquisition University
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.
CLP Hours
This program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: Continuing Legal Education
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.
CLE Hours
This program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hotel & Room Block Info
There is a room block for this location for 2022 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make reservations, click on this reservation link. Reservations must be made by August 9, 2022 and are subject to availability.
General Information

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served each day.

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
Hotel & Room Block Info

There is a room block for this location. The rate is $282/night plus tax, plus a resort charge of $20 per room, per night. You may reserve a room by going to this booking website at Reservations must be made by July 5, 2022 and rooms are subject to availability.

Government Per Diem

Please note that we have reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate of $182/night plus tax, plus a resort charge of $20 per room, per night. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. To book your reservation, visit .You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

General Information

Continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be served.

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