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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.
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    Briefs, Podcasts & Whitepapers
Live Webinars
Jul 8, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
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
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jul 15, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
DCAA Audits of CAS Cost Impact Proposals - Session 4 - DCAA Audits Series 2021
DCAA Audits Webinar Series - 2021
This fourth and final session provides an overview of the cost impact process, with a specific focus on the parties involved in the review and audit, along with expectations from DCAA. We will discuss the factors that contribute to a cost accounting practice change and the requirements to submit a Cost Impact, including identifying the change, determining the impact population, calculating the impact and driving toward resolution. We will touch on many of the key deliverable expectations included in DCAA's Cost Impact Adequacy Tool and likely areas of emphasis during the audit. Learning Objectives:  Overview of the Cost Impact process, including parties involved  Characteristics of a Cost Accounting Practice Change  Understanding the difference between a General Dollar Magnitude and a Detailed Cost Impact  Common risk factors to think about that may be raised during a Cost Impact proposal audit  Overview of DCAA's Cost Impact Adequacy Tool
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jun 17, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
DCAA Forward Pricing Rate Audits - Session 1 - DCAA Audits Series 2021
DCAA Audits Webinar Series - 2021
A Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP) is one of the main outputs of a contractor's annual budgeting and planning cycle, and thus receives a lot of audit attention. Even though this attention occurs regularly during the year in connection with contract pricing proposals, DCAA re-scrutinizes FPRPs as part of an overall estimating system audit. Join our experts for this one-hour webinar - part of a larger webinar series focused on government audits - to discuss common forward pricing rate audit challenges and findings, strategic risk mitigation options, and tactical tips and tricks to ensure a successful audit. Learning Objectives:  The purpose and intent of forward pricing rates, and the focus of government audits  Who performs these audits, with a primary focus on the Defense Contract Audit Agency  Recent areas of attention and common challenges contractors face during FPRP and proposal audits  How estimating business system audits intersect with and are impacted from FPRP audits  Strategies for managing and addressing audit requests  Key estimating process risk areas and how to mitigate them
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jun 24, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
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
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
May 18, 2021
12:30-1:30 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. Learning Objectives: Upon completing this webinar, you will have learned: - Regulations - What is covered - Whether your goods, technical data, or services might fall under the U.S. Munitions List. - Licensing requirements - Deemed exports
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jun 29, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
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. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
May 19, 2021
11 AM-12 PM EDT
Price Analysis: Focus on Market Research
The purpose of this session is to present and discuss the many sources of market research that can be leveraged when conducting a price analysis. Our session will focus on specific real-world tools that are generally available and how each are viewed by DCMA during a CPSR.
Live Webinars
Oct 7, 2021
2:00-3:30 PM EDT
Procurement University - Accounting System Requirements - 2021 Series
Procurement University - 2021
As a contractor, you may be subject to certain requirements related to your accounting system. This program will cover the Pre-Award Survey (Standard Form 1408) as well as the DFARS Accounting System Rule including Timekeeping, Labor Distribution and Billing. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:  Understand a pre-award accounting system survey and its purpose in the federal-award process;  Identify the objective of the accounting business system and its common criteria;  Apply the accounting system adequacy attributes to real-world examples;  Recognize which accounting subsystems are covered in the Defense Contract Audit Manual (DCAM); and  Be aware of potential issues when implementing new accounting systems. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jul 1, 2021
2:00-3:30 PM EDT
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. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Aug 5, 2021
2:00-3:30 PM EDT
Procurement University - CAS Part 2 - 2021 Series
Procurement University - 2021
In this session, we will focus on the CAS administration requirements for reporting and documenting the cost impacts of changes to cost accounting practices. To do this, we will take a deeper look into the Disclosure Statement, including its components, applicability, and the process necessary when changes in accounting practice require a disclosure statement revision. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:  Understand how and when to file a Disclosure Statement;  Possess a general understanding of the components of a Disclosure Statement (Parts I to VIII);  Identify a cost accounting practice change; and  Understand the criteria required for an adequate Disclosure Statement. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE