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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.
  • Webinar Series
    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.
  • On-Demand Webinars
    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
Oct 11, 2016
Government Contractor Labor and Employment Developments: Key Executive Orders, Rules and Initiatives
October 11, 1:00 p.m. EDT - Government Contractor Labor and Employment Developments: Key Executive Orders, Rules and Initiatives Federal government contractors are required to comply with a number of labor and employment laws, some of which have no counterpart in the commercial world. Through issuance of Executive Orders and implementing regulations as well as other initiatives that impact a contractor's HR organization, contractors have had to adjust and make changes to their HR policies and procedures in order to remain compliant and eligible to receive government contracts. This webinar focuses on a number of key issues aside from the recent Fair Pay and Safe Workplace rules/executive order which are the topic if a separate Federal Publications Seminars webcast. This webinar will: (1) provide an overview of why federal contractors have been receiving attention in the form of Executive Orders and implementing rules as well as initiatives that have HR implications; (2) address several key Executive Orders and their implementation, including Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts; and (3) explain the HR aspects of other important initiatives and rules, including the recent National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) change that requires contractors to establish and maintain a program to detect, deter and mitigate insider threats by November 30, 2016, and a proposed FAR rule that seeks to ensure that employees are not restricted from lawfully reporting fraud, waste, or abuse to federal authorities. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
On-Demand Webinars
Jan 4, 2017
Major Discretionary Grant Programs Under the US Department of Education
January 4, 1-2:30 EST - This session provides an overview of major discretionary programs that are funded by the US Department of Education, how programs are organized, and highlights the upcoming grant competition, the current program collaborations (such as the partnership with HHS for disconnected youth), and evidence based practices and the Doing What Works Clearinghouse. This overview is a primer for upcoming sessions, and highlights one of the major program competitions in the Office of Post Secondary Education. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 6, 2017
Contractor M&A - Assessing Transactions Involving Companies with Sensitive Customers
June 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT - Morrison & Foerster's Rick Vacura and Charles Capito will provide participants a synopsis of the issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions of government contractors with security clearances or with access to export controlled information. The presentation will cover briefly the basics of government contracts due diligence, including novation, small business issues, and compliance. Rick and Charles will focus, however, on the nuanced and potentially delicate questions arising when acquiring companies with sensitive government customers. These are especially important questions when the acquiring party is foreign or is under foreign ownership or control. Parties to such transactions will understand how these factors can affect the deal timetable, and the parties' expectations concerning the viability of the transaction and risks posed by the government's potential efforts to mitigate the acquirer's involvement in the U.S. business. The intended audience for this presentation includes inside counsel and executives of government contractors and subcontractors, and counsel or executives at strategic or financial investors. Limited to the first 500 registrants.
On-Demand Webinars
May 22, 2018
Life Sciences Industry Contracting and Grants: Reporting Requirements
Life Sciences Industry Government Contracts and Grants
This webinar is the third in a three-part series that will focus on government contracting in the life sciences industry. The series will bridge the gap in the world of funding with grants - and contracts for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Presented by Bob Craig of Capital Edge Consulting and Michael McGinnis of Latham Biopharm Group. This webinar will prepare you with the with key highlights you must consider during the contract/grant negotiation process. We will also introduce key compliance areas such as key business systems, program management, internal controls requirements, contracts compliance considerations, risk management, agency communications, and an in-depth discussion on Indirect Rate Structures and allowable costs.
On-Demand Webinars
May 19, 2014
Export Enforcement During ECR
This video provides basic teaching points about how to make, what content to include, and other important considerations in voluntary disclosures to the U.S. Government following the discovery of potential export control infractions.
Apr 2, 2018
GovCon Briefing - The Wright Brothers' Contract
The Wright Brothers' Contract - signed by Orville and Wilbur Wright on 10 February, 1908 - promised to "manufacture for and deliver to the United States of America, One (1) heavier-than-air flying machine. It was the first successful performance-based contract in the U.S. military.
On-Demand Webinars
Sep 30, 2015
CPSR - Current Issues and Hot Topics
Sept 30, 1:00 p.m. EDT - 98% of firms will not pass their initial CPSR which could result in losing the competitive marketing advantage and cash flow impact. Jeffery White from J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides a real time and comprehensive overview of key elements auditors look for in a CPSR. Join us for this webcast as Jeffery White of JA White and Associates discusses the latest and greatest issues related to Contractors Purchasing System Reviews. Topics will include: -- Common Inventory -- Make or Buy Decisions, Documentation, and -- Procurement's Role in Process -- Non-Competitive Source Justifications (Engineering Directed/Customer Directed) and Evidence of Market Research -- Technical Evaluations Supporting Source Selection -- Extent of Competition -- Requisitions (Format/Content/Approvals/Dates/Lead Time) and Requisitioning Process -- Statement of Work -- Commercial Item Acquisitions -- Detection of Counterfeit Goods -- Inter-Company Transactions -- Indirect vs. Direct Costs - Auditor questioned whether certain PO's should not be charged back to the Government as direct costs. -- Price Analysis -- Best Value Awards -- Market Research -- Letter Subcontracts - Subcontractor working at risk is not acceptable. -- Supply Chain Management/Monitoring Supplier Performance. Limited to the first 500 Registrants. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 8, 2016
PODCAST - Answering the DCAA Knock at the Door
This PODCAST is a follow up to questions asked by the audience from the June 1st program on DCAA sponsored by JAMIS and presented by Craig Stetson of Capital Edge Consulting.
On-Demand Webinars
Oct 3, 2016
Business Systems Health Check
October 3, 12:00 p.m. EDT - Is your business system architecture and technology drowning your management team? Does your accounting team struggle just to give your PMs basic performance feedback? In fact, is your system giving you information at all, or just mounds of data? Today's business systems are built on a foundation of policies, implemented by procedures, followed by consistent practice to move data in processes from source transaction to a client bill and a management report. When DCAA examines a business system, they look at the various aspects of the system in exactly that order: 1. Policies (for compliance with FAR Part 31 and CAS, if applicable) 2. Procedures (for compliance with the company's stated policies) 3. Practices (to ensure the policies and procedures are actually being followed) 4. Processes and Tools (to ensure the first three things will result in reliable, repeatable results and produce the outcomes contemplated by the policies) The tools of the 80s and 90s were somewhat rigid in both architecture and process design and it was often necessary to wrap the business around the tool to make things work. Today's tools are much more flexible and let us to wrap the tools around the business without changing what we do and how we do it. Even more important, they can give us information - filtered, reduced, and in context - to show us clearly and concisely where we are, where we've been and where we're headed. During this webinar, we'll discuss how to determine the state of your business systems' health, and will cover:  Policies, procedures, practices, processes and tools that directly affect the health of your business system  "Data-dump" pitfalls and what to do about them  Why older systems may be doing you (and your PMs) a disservice and how to transition gracefully to a modern architecture  How to create information from data for internal clients
On-Demand Webinars
Dec 1, 2016
The Trend Toward Traditionally Internal Functions as a Service
December 1, 12:00 p.m. EST - Software as a service, infrastructure as a service, accounting as a service, managed human capital service, managed IT services... It seems these days that everything you used to have to buy or do for yourself as a government contractor can bear purchased "off the shelf." We will discuss why the trend is moving so fast and what the benefits of just about anything as a service might be for you. Presented by NeoSystems. Limited to the first 500 Registrants. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.