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A Contractor's Guide to Doing Business with the Department of Homeland Security
This webinar will: (1) provide an overview of DHS' organization, including its operating agencies such as TSA, CBP, FEMA, Coast Guard, and others; (2) discuss its procurement and grant-making challenges and strategies; and (3) explain unique aspects of DHS' procurement rules as compared to other major federal agencies, e.g., differences between DHS procurement rules and the DOD procurement rules. Speakers will include two former senior officials from DHS.
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A Guide to Accounting and Billing Systems
Business Systems Webinar Series
This program is an in-depth look at Accounting System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.242-7006.
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A Guide to Accounting and Billing Systems
Business Systems Webinar Series
This program is an in-depth look at Accounting System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.242-7006.
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A Manufacturer's Guide to MMAS
Business Systems Webinar Series
An effective MMAS is essential to your organization's ability to plan, control, and account for the acquisition, use, issuing, and disposition of materials. Join Industry experts Anthony Kim and Craig Stetson as they review key components to uncover details related to MMAS requirements.
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A Pocket Guide to Federal Government Contract Debriefings
This session provides an overview of the federal government contract debriefing process. Whether you're thinking about filing a bid protest, worried a protest may be filed against you or just want to learn what went wrong and how to do better next time, this session will answer all your questions. You'll learn valuable tips to help you prepare, do's and don'ts for interacting with the government and how to get the most out of your debriefing-all designed to help you transform the debriefing process into a key tool in your toolkit.
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A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Australia
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
This 90-minute Federal Publications Seminars webinar is part of the U.S. Government Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally. Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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Accounting System Requirements
Procurement University - 2017
Session 4 of 12 in Procurement University. As a contractor, you may be subject to certain requirements related to your accounting systems. This program will cover the Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor - Accounting System (Standard Form 1408) as well as the DFARS Accounting System Rule including Timekeeping, Labor Distribution and Billing. 90 Minutes
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Afghan Taxes, Business Registration, and Cost Recovery - A Step-by-Step Guide
For years, contractors working in Afghanistan have been stuck between two irreconcilable positions: the Afghan government seeks to impose business registration and taxation requirements, while the U.S. government tells contractors not to comply with those requirements.
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Allowable and Unallowable Costs in Government Contracts
This program by Dr. Louis Rosen covers the aspects of Allowable and Unallowable Costs in Government Contracting.
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An Introduction to Government Contracting - Session 1: Statutes
Federal Acquisition Regulation governs Government Contrating. Learn about the most common statutes which have been put into law over the past fifty years.
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An Introduction to Government Contracting - Session 2 Regulations
This course cover the primary regulations that govern the US federal government contracting process. It is designed to give you a grounding in the history and meanings of the regulations.
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An Introduction to Government Contracting - Session 3 - The Contract Awards Process
This session discusses the awards and bids process in government contracts. Different types of contracts and implications of executing the contracts.
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An Introduction to Government Contracting - Session 4 - Costs, Claims and Disputes
Understand the how costs are recovered, bid protests, claims and disputes resolved in govenrment contracts. Get a better understanding of these processes and who is involved.
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An Introduction to Government Contracting through BARDA for Life Sciences Companies
Doing Business with the Department of Health & Human Services
Government contracting is an alternate source of non-dilutive financing for organizations. This webinar will provide an understanding of government contracting to help Life Sciences companies determine if this is a feasible approach for advancing their emerging technologies or innovations.
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An Introduction to Source Selection
Source Selection requires a lot of up front acquisition planning from understanding the competitive environment, preparing the statement of work, the type of contract vehicle, price vs value trade-offs, to pre-qualifications and the importance of selecting the right source selection team. This process should not only be the responsibility of the government acquisition professional, but it is just as important for the contractor who may be interested in responding to the request for proposal (RFP). This 90 minute long program, led by Attorney Jeremy Becker-Welts, will review the steps in a source selection process and discuss some of challenges facing both the government and the contractor before and during the selection process.
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An Introduction to the Cost Accounting Standards Board
This course takes you through the basics of the Cost Accounting Standards set by the Cost Accounting Standards Board. It discusses certain CAS clauses and related Federal Acquisition Regulations
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An Introduction to the Incurred Costs Submission
This program is designed to give the viewer an overview and introduce them to the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS) used in Government Contracting.
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Answering the DCAA Knock at the Door - A Follow-Up Podcast
This podcast is a follow up to questions asked by the audience during the June 1, 2016 webinar entitled, "Keys to Successfully Answering the DCAA Knock at the Door," sponsored by JAMIS and presented by Craig Stetson of Capital Edge Consulting.
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Audit Compliance With Workflow Automation
Are you in compliance with the regulations and standards set by the agencies you do business for? Have you failed an audit because of poor internal controls or documentation? This course is designed to guide you into business process documentation and automation as a means to consistently provide audit support with faced with compliance auditor requests.
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Avoid Lightning in the Cloud: Basics of Becoming FedRamp Compliant and Navigating FISMA
If your company contracts with the government and transacts business through the cloud, it must be well versed in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program ("FedRAMP") and the Federal Information Security Management Act ("FISMA"). In this webinar, seasoned Government Contracts attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will explain how your company can become FedRAMP certified while also complying with FISMA's security requirements.
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Avoiding HIPAA Traps - What Contractors Need to Know
Health care spending accounts for about one-fifth of the U.S. economy. Government contractors and other vendors are increasingly finding synergies between their existing capabilities and health-related contracts. Is your company able to identify and meet all of the unique obligations the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) imposes once your company begins to access certain individually identifiable health information?
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B2G Marketing: 10 Most Effective GovCon Marketing Strategies for Lead Generation
The webinar will cover a broad area of marketing strategies specially designed for lead generation, including: Social media Email Online and In-Person Events  Networking Landing Pages On Websites and more.
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Basics of Government Contract Accounting
Discover the role of accounting in government contracts. Understand the key cost accounting standards requirements and regulations. Determine the requirements to business and accounting systems.
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Beyond ASC 606 Compliance: Optimizing Revenue Recognition
ASC 606 is all about revenue recognition, a process which is historically inconsistent across companies and industries. The guidelines are about the results of your end-to-end processes starting with contracts, through pricing, quotes, orders, and ending with revenue recognition. The full name of the rule is ASC 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers. While the effective dates for the new guidance were staggered and delayed, they are now upon us. Many public entities have already implemented ASC 606, and nonpublic entities are required to implement ASC 606 in their first annual reporting period beginning after December 15, 2018. Please join Carl Kumpf, NeoSystems Consultant, CPA, and Principal at Integral Financial Group for this 1-hour webinar designed to teach you how to optimize revenue recognition.
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Bid Protests - From Soup to Nuts
Presenters in this webinar will discuss such critical topics as the timeliness traps awaiting the unwary, protective orders, and stays of award and contract performance. They will also walk participants through a typical bid protest from the debriefing and protest letter, through requests for dismissal, document production, comments and supplemental protests, to corrective action and GAO's written decision. Participants will come away with an solid understanding of what bid protests are, concrete tips for litigating them, and suggestions for determining whether to file one in the first place.
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Bid Protests in The World of Mergers and Acquisitions
Join us for this timely webinar as the team from Jenner & Block discusses recent activities in Bid Protests and Mergers & Acquisitions. You will learn about:  Why GAO reviews mergers and acquisitions that occur during a major contract competition  How Agencies should evaluate proposals from a contractor undergoing a merger, acquisition or other corporate transaction  Strategies for potentially mitigating and pursuing bid protests in the context of mergers, acquisitions and related transactions
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Building an Export Compliance Program - Part One: Risk Identification
A review of the basic elements of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions.
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Building an Export Compliance Program - Part Three: Ongoing Challenges
A review of ongoing export control issues and concerns organizations operating overseas should understand and factor into their risk planning.
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Building an Export Compliance Program - Part Two: Risk Mitigation
This program reviews steps that companies should take to mitigate risk under U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws.
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Business Systems Health Check
Join Federal Publications Seminars and NeoSystems' Rich Wilkinson for a discussion on how to determine the state of your business systems' health. Rich 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
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Business Systems Implementation - Top Considerations and Challenges
ERP implementations can be a daunting task. Organizations make significant investments not only in technology, but also in time and organizational resources associated with an implementation. Exploring and moving forward with a new ERP system may stem from any number of issues, from outdated IT solutions to compliance challenges; and each reason brings its own unique challenges. Whether business drivers or compliance requirements are creating the need for a new system, it is imperative organizations follow a well thought out implementation methodology to maximize their investment. Join us for a one hour webinar where we will discuss the top considerations and challenges associated with business system implementations ahead of our intensive two-day course "Due Diligence of Business Systems Implementation." Presenters are Jack Coviello and Peter Lauria About the presenters: Jack Coviello, CPA, Experienced Manager: With over eight years of experience, Jack assists clients with a broad range of matters including cost accounting and compliance, and specializes in matters related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and associated agency supplements and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). He has worked extensively in indirect cost rate structuring and modeling, measuring cost impacts, and developing and reviewing contractor cost representations. He also works closely with clients to develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures and internal controls relative to the aforementioned compliance matters; more specifically in the accounting, estimating, and purchasing business systems. Peter Lauria, Partner: Peter is a partner in the consulting services group at Baker Tilly where he is responsible for the leadership of the firm's business information systems practice. Peter's focus is on information systems planning, financial system design, software selection and implementation, and technology and business process integration.
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Business Systems Overview
Business Systems Webinar Series
The team will provide an overview of the six business systems to help you navigate the complexities with coverage of the following topics:  History of the business system rule  Applicability of the rule and potential withholds  Key elements of business systems  Who will conduct the reviews/audits  How do we prepare for upcoming reviews/audits  Process for deficiency resolution
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Business Systems Overview
Get an overview of the six business systems to help you navigate the complexities with coverage of the following topics: History of the business system rule; Applicability of the rule and potential withholds; Key elements of business systems; Who will conduct the reviews/audits; How do we prepare for upcoming reviews/audits; Process for deficiency resolution.
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CAS 401 and 402
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
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). Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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CAS 404 and 409 - Unallowable Costs and Depreciation of Tangible Capital
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 4 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 which includes the following subjects of: capitalization of tangible assets (404) and depreciation of tangible capital (409). Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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CAS 406, 407, 408
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 406, 407 and 408 which includes these subjects: cost accounting period (406); use of standard costs for direct material and direct labor (407); and accounting for costs of compensated personal absence (408).
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CAS 410 - Allocation of Expenses to Final Cost Objectives
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 410 which includes allocation of business unit general and administrative expenses to final cost objectives (410). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
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Change Orders and Constructive Changes
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This is Session 1 of a 14- part series on Construction This program presents a thorough review of the changes process on construction projects using the federal government and private contract clauses, analyzing and discussing express, constructive and cardinal changes. Coverage includes a thorough review of the mechanics of the clauses and a practical review of how express and construction changes arise, recognizing changes, documenting the claim and risk management aspects considered from the owner, general contractor and subcontractor's perspective. The discussion includes the analysis of potential revisions to the private form clauses and subcontract forms to consider in managing the risk of changes during construction.
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Changes in Government Contracts and Equitable Adjustments
This webcast provides an overview of the FAR changes clause and equitable adjustments - contractually, mandated and constructive.
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Commercial Item Acquisition - Embracing the Clinger-Cohen Act
This webinar will focus on an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management as they relate to the Commercial Item Acquisition process.
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Commercial Item Determination
Procurement University - 2017
FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and when buying they want to ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what is determines something to be a commercial item and how price analysis is conducted effectively. 90 Minutes
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Commercial Item Determination and Acquisition Requirements and Process
The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight in to the Government's expectations regarding the documentation of commercial items, the associated market research, and other related compliance requirements from a CPSR compliance standpoint. Production date August 28, 2018.
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Commercial Items
2018 Procurement University Online
FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and when buying they want to ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what determines something to be a commercial item and how price analysis is conducted effectively.
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Common Preparation Pitfalls with the Final Indirect Cost Rate Proposal
For many contractors, the deadline for the next Incurred Cost Proposal is June 30th. Experts recommend getting started soon, to be sure that you have adequate time to prepare the submission. Are you ready? Join Incurred Cost Submission expert, Chad Braley as he shares insight into some of the most common pitfalls.
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Compliance and Ethics for Government Contractors - 2014
This webinar, presented by Crowell & Moring, will provide an overview of the compliance and ethics obligations of government contractors. Produced in February, 2014.
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Compliance Management
Procurement University - 2017
In this final session of Procurement University 2017, we will wrap up the series with discussion on contract compliance risk management and discuss industry best practices.
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Complying with OCI - Understanding the Requirements
This program will explore the meaning of Conflict of Interest, the recent history and cases around OCI as well as guidance one how to better comply with OCI requirements.
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Complying with Prevailing Wage Standards Under the New Administration
You may be wondering what's going to happen with all the executive orders and the final rule that raised the salary under the white-collar exemptions among other things. So are we all. We are going to speculate a bit and see how helpful we can be to you as we attempted to handle everyday business in an uncertain time.
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Conflicts of Interest - Defining and Identifying OCIs
A conflict of interest might disqualify a contractor from competing for a government contract. It is therefore good to know what an "OCI" is, and how to avoid or mitigate them to the satisfaction of the federal contracting officer. We will take a brief look at the conflict of interests rules for federal grant practice, where they are comparable.
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Construction Claims- Preparation and Documentation
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Claims management is a vital aspect of private construction projects. This webinar analyzes the types of claims arising on construction projects and the methods of proof and presentation of the claims in mediation, arbitration or litigation. Issues of entitlement and quantum are covered along with the categories of cost and the records used in the factual presentation and calculation of delays and damages, the use of expert witnesses, and consideration of the contract clauses as they impact the interests of the owner, general contractor and subcontractor. The course concludes with a discussion of the substantive and procedural aspects of the claims and modifications to contract clauses to address the assignment of risk. Presented by James Newland. Series Description: The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Construction Contract Risk Management- The Subcontractor's Perspective
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This is Session 8 of a 14- part series on Construction. Presented from the subcontractor's perspective and recognizing its interests, this course provides an in-depth analysis of pass-through aspects of construction contracts and the methods of recognizing and accounting for the risks arising from the construction project, including the claims and notice requirements associated with changes, differing site conditions, delays, disputes, and payment terms. The course addresses methods of perfecting and presenting subcontractor claims and disputes whether they arise from general contractor conduct, other subcontractor's conduct, or from the owner's conduct. The discussion focuses on the contract terms to assist the subcontractor in recognizing the risks and properly account for them in negotiating the subcontract and administering it during performance. Presented by James Newland. Series Description: The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Construction Contract Risk Management- The General Contractor's Perspective
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This is Session 7 of a 14- part series on Construction. Presented from the general contractor's perspective and recognizing its interests, this course provides an in-depth analysis of pass-through aspects of construction contracts and the methods of recognizing and accounting for the risks arising from the construction project, including the claims and notice requirements associated with changes, differing site conditions, delays, disputes, and payment terms, including methods of dealing with subcontractor claims and disputes when they arise from owner conduct or when arising from general contractor conduct. The object of the course is to allow the general contractor to recognize the risks and properly account for them in negotiating and administering the prime contract and its subcontracts during performance.
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Continued and Trending Labor Standards in the New Administration
In January 2017, our wage and hour expert, Karen Dulaney Smith, gave a broad and quick overview and provided primary sources for that session's attendees so they could keep up with the forthcoming changes in prevailing wage requirements as the new Administration settles into office. We've invited Karen back again to update us but, more than that, to focus on those two or three most critical compliance pieces that are unlikely to change. We will cover bills that have been introduced, the executive orders that are most likely to stay in some form or fashion, and reiterate the most important factors that keep you and your company compliant. Most particularly, Karen will cover what it means to comply with what are called the Davis-Bacon Related Acts.
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Contract Compliance and Other Major Changes for FY17
A new year brings new opportunities and new challenges. The coming year, 2017, is no different. In this webinar, an experienced government contracts attorney and government contracts consultant will cover the major compliance changes, contract improvements, and obstacles contractors for FY 2017, including major changes surrounding the new SBA Mentor Protégé Program, The Kingdomware Decision, GSA Schedule additions and major regulatory changes for the coming year. The presenters will then look ahead and give their opinions on what changes 2017 is likely to bring to in the way of compliance.
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Contract Disputes Act Claims
This 1-hour webinar will discuss the claims submission and disputes resolution processes provided under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 U.S.C. sections 7101 - 7109.
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Contract Interpretation
This webcast explains the processes and principles that apply to the interpretation of federal government procurement contracts. These are matters that are not set out in any laws or regulations (including the FAR), but which are essential information for all personnel engaged in federal acquisition - not just lawyers.
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Contract Interpretation
This webcast explains the processes and principles that apply to the interpretation of federal government procurement contracts.
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Contract Interpretation (2015)
This webcast explains the processes and principles that apply to the interpretation of federal government procurement contracts. These are matters that are not set out in any laws or regulations (including the FAR), but which are essential information for all personnel engaged in federal acquisition - not just lawyers.
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Contract Modifications and Terminations
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Contract Modifications and Terminations - webinar covers the following topics: Labor Laws; FAR Cost Principles; Patents, Data Rights & Intellectual Property; Changes; Pricing of Contract Changes; Terminations; Procurement Fraud
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Contract Notice Requirements
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
FPSOnline course coverage includes an advanced discussion of the legal and practical aspects including recovery where a formal notice is lacking, potential savings theories such as the lack of prejudice and constructive or actual notice, and the authority of those with whom we deal. Also, the program offers a review of risk management issues involved in notice requirements in the chain of privity from the owner to general contractor to subcontractor.
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Contract Performance, Compliance, and Acceptance
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Contract Performance, Compliance, and Acceptance - Covers the following topics: Start Work / Notice to Proceed; Inspection Clause; Contract Compliance; Acceptance; Warranty; Contract Payment Considerations; Prompt Payment Act; Assignment of Claims; Debts and Collection Actions.
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Contract Terminations - Liabilities, Challenges and Recovery
Terminations in government contracts are significant events that often have lingering effects on contractors well after the termination. This course will provide an overview of terminations for default and terminations for convenience concepts in government contracts, focusing on construction contracts but with applicability to other types of contracts.
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Contracting Practices at HUD: Transitioning to the FAR
In 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision holding that the Department of Housing and Urban Development could not avoid federal competition requirements by using cooperative agreements instead of procurement contracts for contract administration services. Accordingly, companies that have previously operated under cooperative agreements with HUD will now be faced with navigating procurement contracts. This webinar provides background on the decision and provides a path forward for companies that are unfamiliar with government procurement contracts.
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Contracting with BARDA - Accessing Federal Funds to Advance Your Products
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the contracting arm for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is dedicated to enhancing the capability of the U.S. government to develop medical countermeasures (MCMs) to these and other natural and intentional threats to public health. Please join our presenters as they guide us through the unique contracting requirements and compliance challenges that companies will need to meet in order to access these Federal dollars.
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Contractor M&A - Assessing Transactions Involving Companies with Sensitive Customers
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.
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Cost Accounting Standards - Applicability - Disclosure Statements
2018 Procurement University Online
Session 4 of 9. In this session, we will discuss Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and full and modified CAS covered contracts. You will learn about the most important standards and applicability as well as CAS administration issues such as changes to cost accounting practices. 90 Minutes
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Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements
Procurement University - 2017
Session 10 of 12 of Procurement University. In this session, we will discuss additional CAS requirements and take a deep dive into the disclosure statements that may be required. We will also cover DCAA's and DCMA's audit and review processes. 90 Minutes
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Cost Accounting Standards Applicability and Administration
Procurement University - 2017
Session 9 of 12. In this session, we will discuss Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and full and modified CAS covered contracts. You will learn about the most important standards and applicability as well as CAS administration issues such as changes to cost accounting practices. 90 Minutes Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
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Cost Allocation 101
During this one hour webinar, we will review key regulatory compliance and industry best practices in dealing with the allocation of indirect costs.
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Cost Allowability
Procurement University - 2017
Session 6 of 12. So what is an "allowable cost"? FAR Part 31.205 (Selected Costs) discusses this sometimes mis-understood and confusing area. There are 46 sup-parts including advertising costs, bad debts, cost of money, depreciation, manufacturing costs, etc. Learn about these unique costs and whether they are allowable or unallowable.
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Cost Estimating Systems: Success Factors
Business Systems Webinar Series
This webinar will address the following important aspects of Cost Estimating Systems and the keys to compliance success.
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Counterfeit Electronic Parts - Navigating DFARs Final and Proposed Rules
This Webinar will highlight changes in the counterfeit electronic parts regulatory framework since its introduction in 2014. In response to statutory requirements promulgated in NDAA FY's 2015 and 2016 further implementing Sec. 818 of NDAA 2012, DoD published final and proposed rules requiring Contractors and Subcontractors, large and small, to enhance internal policies, procedures and purchasing activities to further mitigate the risk of counterfeit parts including commercial items, from entering the supply chain.
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Counterfeit Materials - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing!
This program covers the new rules and regulations related to counterfeit materials,
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CPARS: Fighting Negative Reviews
This webinar will cover the basics surrounding CPARS procedures and review the current case law on fighting negative CPARS reviews and provide alternative strategies for dealing with such reviews.
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CPSR - Current Issues and Hot Topics
98% of firms will not pass their initial CPSR which could result in losing the competitive marketing advantage and cash flow impact. This webinar 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.
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CPSR - Current Issues and Hot Topics - Sep 30 2015
98% of firms will not pass their initial CPSR which could result in losing the competitive marketing advantage and cash flow impact. This webinar 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.
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CPSR - The Year in Review
Topics discussed during this webinar include: Risk Assessment Trends; CPSR Scheduling Trends; Insight into CPSR Operations; Key Compliance Focus Areas; Post-CPSR Trends; A Look Ahead Into 2017. Presented by JA White and Associates, Inc.
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CPSR 2017 Year in Review, 2018 Outlook
Sponsored By JA White and Associates, Presented by Jeffery White The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the top CPSR related topics and trends that we observed as areas of focus during 2017. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides a hands-on and comprehensive overview of the key elements that CPSR Analysts focused on when conducting a CPSR. Topics will include:  Pre-CPSR Risk Assessments  Major Compliance Topics  Public Law Related Topics  Key CPSR Trends  Managing the CPSR  Documentation Trends  Developing Effective Corrective Action Plans  Post-CPSR Issues
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CPSR Current Issues and Hot Topics - March 2015
Contractors Purchasing Systems Review is an important step for all contractors. Understand the importance and reasons for it.
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CPSR Requirements for Non Procurement Personnel
Despite the fact that auditors focus on the review of procurement files when performing audits of the subcontracting process, it is simply a fact that most of the compliance mistakes happen before procurement professionals are even involved in the process. Since most of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc., it's imperative that they understand the compliance impacts of those decisions. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts as they relate to CPSR. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within the CPSR process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review. Topics will include:  The overview of the Subcontracting and Purchasing Process  Roles and Responsibilities of Non-Procurement Professional in Process  Key Processes Influenced by Non-Procurement Professionals: o Non-Disclosure Statements o Establishment of Teaming Agreements o Developing Statements of Work o Source Selection o Socio-Economic Considerations o Obtaining Pricing/Providing Target Pricing o Technical Evaluations o Acquisition of Commercial Items o Conducting Market Research o Establishing Procurement Lead-time o Subcontractor Responsibility o Transactional Level Oversight (Advanced Notification and Consent to Subcontract) Presented by Jeffery White
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CPSR: What You Need to Have in Place to Pass a Purchasing System Review
Join industry expert Chase Kunk for an overview on Contractor Purchasing System Reviews, including system elements that must be in place to successfully pass a purchasing system review.
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Critical Business Partner Cyber Resilience - Prepare and Practice
Organizations plan for security internal to their network walls. Each organization will operate in its own enlightened interest from the narrow perspective of its internal view. Cyber exercises with critical business partners informs organizations of how their partners will react under stress. These events create an environment to collaborate and build trust. The outcome is systemic solutions that improves results and resilience across the sector.
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CUI and CDI - The Federal Push to Protect Sensitive Technical Information
This webinar will examine the reasons for the federal initiative, review the methods chosen, and inform defense and civilian contractors on what they must do to protect both CUI and CDI. You will better understand what must be protected, the methods of safeguards to apply, how to assess and improve upon your existing security, and when reporting obligations arise. This webinar will help you map the new requirements and navigate to compliance.
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Current Competitive Preference Priorities for the US Department of Education
Competitive Preference describes an area of particular interest for which an applicant can earn additional points in a grant competition, and represent a department wide strategy to leverage certain and specific initiatives across discretionary grant programs to support key objectives. This session provides an overview of the current competitive preference priorities for the US Department of Education and then using one example, describes how to craft a competitive response, with respect to the model.
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Cyber Challenges and Opportunities - Changing Landscape in the Federal Marketplace
Join us for this excellent opportunity to learn about the latest and best opportunities for acquiring federal contracts in Cyber related products and services plus the regulatory challenges faced by both contractors and the government.
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Cybersecurity - Building Critical Infrastructure Resiliency
You will be attacked, you will be breached, now what do you do? Organizations focus on securing the cyber infrastructure, monitoring the networks, and hunting for threats. At the moment of the breach how do you respond? Organizations must develop the response and recovery plans that include operational decision impacts at the business process level, continuity of business responses, public relations, as well as technology driven decisions. The leadership of the organization must practice when to escalate and ask for help from outsider providers, informing law enforcement, and engaging with critical business partners. We will discuss how the elements of the response framework and how to practice and improve your plan.
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Cybersecurity and C-Suite Responsibility-Connecting the Server and Board Rooms to Mitigate Business Risk
Cybersecurity Starts at the Top. Long relegated to IT, cybersecurity has now emerged as a significant business challenge that demands attention from senior leadership. The complexity and importance of today's cyber security challenges require more from the C-Suite than just sponsorship and budget approval. This session focuses on the intersection of business and cybersecurity, elevating the security dialog above the technology arms race and toward informed strategic risk management. Topics include: strategies for effective governance, developing a cyber-aware organization, evaluating readiness, and crisis management.
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Cybersecurity and Social Engineering: Understanding the Weakest Link
Industrial espionage and other criminal activity takes advantage of basic human behavior. During this webinar we will discuss and make you aware of common techniques used by aggressors, appropriate response measures, and best individual security practices. The webinar will help employees of government agencies, private industry, health care facilities, financial institutions or anywhere else that regularly stores sensitive information, be prepared for and prevent information loss.
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Cybersecurity Challenges for Supply Chains - Practical Compliance Strategies for Contractors
With the constantly-changing cybersecurity policy and legal landscape, perhaps the only thing government contractors can be certain of is that it is impossible stay abreast of every cybersecurity development and still run a business. This program for compliance professionals, contract directors and managers, government contracts lawyers (i) organizes and distills the "need to know" rules and regulations on cybersecurity,
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Cybersecurity in the Golden State
In this webinar, we'll explore the statutes, regulations, state policies and management directives that inform cybersecurity compliance in California, with particular focus on state agencies and the entities that contract with them. We'll also discuss steps that small businesses can take to limit their exposure to cybersecurity threats, and the reporting requirements if such a breach occurs.
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Cybersecurity Information Sharing After CISA: What You Need to Know
With attackers seeking to use their tools over and over, cybersecurity information sharing can help make the difference in whether they succeed when they come after you. Recognizing this, in December the President and Congress collaborated to enact the Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act of 2015. This program illuminates the information sharing landscape, looks at lessons learned to date, some key questions and implementation issues companies exploring or engaged in sharing should consider, and explores the implications of various choices companies can make.
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Cybersecurity Management and Breach Avoidance
Cybersecurity management and breach avoidance are complex topics that require substantial organizational attention to be effective. This is not solely the responsibility of the IT department. By working collaboratively across an organization, it is possible to more effectively manage cybersecurity risks in order to reduce the likelihood of an exposure, limit the extent and impact of an exposure, and be prepared to recover from the damages of a breach. Tune into this powerful webinar for a discussion of the priority tools you'll need to become a breach avoidance ninja! Limited to the first 500 Registrants. This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
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Cybersecurity Workforce Shortages and a Hybrid Approach to a Solution
The results from the eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) were released earlier this year. The cybersecurity workforce gap is estimated to be growing, with the projected shortage reaching 1.8 million professionals by 2022. The nation is at risk from this severe shortage of cyber security professionals. One of the main problems is the lack of a robust national cybersecurity workforce pipeline focused on building entry level professionals. The solution may be a hybrid education model that applies vocational, experiential and higher education models. The speaker will discuss this model as applied to current cyber security education public-private partnership programs.
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Data Rights 101: Understanding and Negotiating Data Rights in Government Contracts under DFARS
This hour-long webinar explains the various types of data rights the government may obtain in contractor's technical data and computer software under the DFARS. The program also explains the fundamental steps contractors must take to protect their data and explores steps contractors may take in negotiating government's right to the data as contractors strive to balance the competing objectives of protecting their intellectual property, meeting their government customer's data needs and winning competitions.
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DCAA and the Disappearing Incurred Cost Backlog
In its 2017 report to Congress, DCAA stated that it is "back on track to eliminate its (incurred cost) backlog by September 30, 2018". Although some doubt the validity of DCAA's self-declared success, the real question, what is the impact on contractors; good, bad or both? This webinar will discuss the implications including the mutual benefits of more current audits, but also the hidden risks to government contractors audited or potentially audited by DCAA.  Brief description of the regulation which requires contractor incurred cost proposals  Events that caused DCAA to all-but stop auditing incurred cost proposals; hence, the backlog  DCAA actions to reduce the backlog, notably no longer auditing "low risk" auditors  DCAA's historical and current count of proposals awaiting audit and the changing definition of an acceptable inventory  Types of audits which have been deferred pending DCAA's elimination of the backlog  DCAA's future audit priorities and how more current audits exposes contractors to more risks (accounting systems in particular)  "Connecting the dots" or knowing how DCAA expands incurred cost issues (if current) into other compliance issues This webinar is sponsored by JAMIS.
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DCAA Audit Hot Topics - What You Need to Know as You Enter 2017
This webinar will focus on the highlights relative to DCAA audits, compliance and updates in 2016 that you need to know heading into 2017. Industry experts will address recent legislation and rules impacting government contracting as well as provide valuable DCAA audit guidance and strategies to mitigate potential setbacks.
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DCAA Audit Requests for Access to Records and Employees
Presented by Michael Steen of Redstone Consulting Group, this webinar will discuss the access to records (contractual) clause as well as the pre-contract government solicitations which open the door to government access to contractor books and records.
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DCAA Audits in 2018 - What's New and What's Not So New
December 14th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST Sponsored By JAMIS. Presenter: Michael Steen, Redstone Consulting This webinar will include the following discussion topics:  The Incurred Cost Backlog: Are we there yet?  Adequacy checklists and adequacy tools: Objective, subjective or like beauty?  Floor-checks: Ever evolving and ever increasing in duration  Contract close-out: Finally closeable, but are you (contractors) ready? Limited to the first 500 registrants.
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DCAA/DCMA Reviews and Audits
Procurement University - 2017
This FPS Procurement University session will focus on the reviews and audits conducted by the DCMA and DCAA. Learn about the audit process, their intent and the reporting requirements. We will touch on pro-active steps you can take to ensure a smooth audit process.
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Deciphering the Government Furnished Property Code
This program will give you an overview of use of government furnished property in government contracts.
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Defense Contracting In The New Administration - 2017 and Beyond
Speakers Gunjan Talati and Christian Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton will discuss the recent developments at the DoD, with a focus on cybersecurity, ethics and regulatory compliance, auditing, procurement, and performance assessment. They'll provide updates on what's new and provide guidance on how contractors and public employees can work together to achieve positive and mutually beneficial outcomes.
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Demystifying the CPSR: Podcast
Join our presenters as they "Demystify the CPSR" with an informative discussion with answers to questions like: "Can you describe the government's evaluation of a purchasing system?" and, "We hear about FAR Part 44 as the go-to-regulation. Are there other regulations of value to this process?"
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Department of Defense: New Risk-Based EVMS Surveillance
Join FedPubs for an interactive webinar to learn about the new Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) risk based surveillance process for Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). We'll review the draft metrics for DCMA's Earned Value Analysis System (EVAS) and discuss some of the challenges government contractors will have to overcome to ensure their EVMS is not subject to additional surveillance under the new process. BDO will also introduce our approach for meeting the reporting requirement and producing timely and accurate EVM metrics.
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Developments in Software and Data Rights
In June 2016, the DOD proposed a rule to implement the FY 2012 NDAA's Section 815 on data rights and software for segregation and reintegration, which was issued after years of input from interested parties. In November 2016, a conference report on the FY2017 NDAA modified portions of Section 815 and codified the DOD's Open Systems Architecture (MOSA). In this webinar our presenters will discuss these new developments to help you understand the impact to software and data rights including defining segregation and reintegration data, commercial item challenges and other implications.
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DFARS 7012 is Here - What Your Board Needs to Know and Do Now
The approaching DFARS 252.204-7012 deadline extends beyond contracts and legal teams. Corporate executives and board teams are not only responsible for understanding 7012, but also for putting together a plan of action that satisfies and ensures compliance. In this webinar, we'll identify the layers and map out steps to get started. From addressing insurance risk associated with a breach, to protecting against insider threats, we'll cover the different angles of cyber threats, including moving from a reactive posture, to a proactive one.
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Differing Site Conditions- The Standard Clauses and the Claims
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This webinar covers the contractual methods of dealing with the prospect of encountering and paying for concealed, unforeseen or unknown conditions encountered during construction, including the use of Type 1 and Type 2 differing site conditions under the USG and private construction contracts. The course covers the legal and practical aspects of recovery, including the implications of pre-bid site investigations, preconstruction services, the use of contingencies, documenting the conditions and notice requirements. Series Description- Construction Contracts and Risk Management
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Disaster Recovery Funds - Management and Compliance
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the US government has supported various emergency management efforts through contracts and grants for goods and services necessary to stabilize the emergencies. Contract awardees and grant recipients are then tasked with managing the various compliance and administrative requirements while performing under the contracts / grants. Join us as we discuss the various responsibilities of prime and subcontract awardees, common challenges and ways to avoid noncompliance.
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Dispute Resolution - Part 1
This is a recording from the 2013 Western Briefing Conference in which Dispute Resolutions was discussed.
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Dispute Resolution - Part 2
This is a recording from the 2013 Western Briefing Conference in which Dispute Resolutions was discussed.
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Disputes and Claims
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
WEBINAR SESSION 4: DISPUTES AND CLAIMS Webinar topics that will be covered: Part IV Overview Contract Disputes Act (CDA) History/Background Coverage Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) History/Background Timing of ADR Usage in Contract administration Procedures The litigation Process Overview Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) Court of Federal Claims (COFC) Case Study - Contract Claims
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DOD Technical Data and Computer Software Rights - A Primer
Department of Defense policy on data and software rights for commercial and non-commercial software.
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Doing Business with the Department of Energy: Purchasing and Contracting Practices
Doing Business with the Department of Energy
In this program, you will learn about DOE's purchasing and contracting practices such as: DOE and DOE Contractor Structures Contracting Rules and Regulations DOE and Contractor Contracting Practices Contractor Inspection/Oversight Best Practices to Doing Business Hot Topics/Current Issues within DOE.
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Due Diligence Associated with Overseas Contracting
Join us as presenters from Jenner & Block discuss overseas contracting. This program will assist your understanding of risks associated with overseas contracting and acquisitions. You will learn how to tailor a human trafficking compliance plan for the country and contract, as well as review appropriate due diligence and compliance in preventing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
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E-Verify - Form I-9's Companion
Employment Eligibility Verification
E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
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EAR and ITAR Basics
This video provides a high level overview of the basic US export control regimes, including the ITAR, (EAR) and (OFAC) sanctions. It is a foundational video for the rest of the export reform series.
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EAR and OFAC Fundamentals
U.S. embargo and sanctions policy dominated the headlines in 2015 and will continue to do so in 2016. In this webinar you'll learn about: Opportunities as well as the continued restrictions on dealing with embargoed countries; Controls on exports of items and technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Identifying and classifying dual-use hardware and technology controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL); and much more.
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Effective Leadership for Contract Professionals
From Norwich University's Leadership and Change Institute, Stacie Morgan and Rex Marks discuss the essence of effective leadership. This program will discuss what makes an effective leader and how you can better lead groups and organizations to enhance the team's performance.
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Effective Proposal Preparation - The Key to Business Success
Learn the key successes to preparing effective government contact proposals by examining the key elements of a proposal.
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Emergency Preparedness 101-- Strategies for Ensuring Your Organization Is Prepared for the Unexpected
Many forward-thinking businesses and public sector organizations have some sort of an emergency plan ready to deploy when disaster strikes. However, having a plan in place is only one component of a successful emergency preparedness strategy. Will your plan work in a variety of emergency situations? That is the real question to ask. During this webinar, Eddie Velez of CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team, and formerly of FEMA, will guide you through the steps needed to create and implement an effective emergency preparedness program that will help increase resiliency and decrease disruption to your organization. Topics to be discussed will include:  Preparedness Pitfalls - Common areas in emergency preparedness that lead to unclear expectations, communication breakdown, and confusion  All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness - A five-step approach to comprehensive preparedness  A View from the Front Lines - Real life scenarios and best practices to help your organization strategically prepare for an emergency. Don't miss this opportunity to help build a culture of preparedness in your organization.
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Estimating System Requirements
Procurement University - 2017
This presentation will address significant topics for estimating system compliance. Topics will include an overview of the DFARS estimating system rule, key estimating system audit and compliance issues, best practices for managing system adequacy challenges. This Webinar is perfect for professionals in the field of Accounting, Compliance, Purchasing, Contracts, Business Development, Program Management, Pricing and Estimating.
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Ethics in Government Contracting: Basic Principles and Recent Developments
This program will both examine the existing ethical requirements governing federal contractors and consider some of the efforts underway to impose additional restrictions on contractors and their employees.
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EVMS - Implementing an Effective Management Control System
Business Systems Webinar Series
This webinar will include an overview of the EVMS Business System Requirements contained in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs).
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Export Controls Jurisdiction and Classification
This video provides an explanation of how to determine whether an item is properly controlled under the ITAR or EAR, as well as how to classify items pursuant to those regulations.
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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.
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False Claims Act Risks for GSA Schedule Contractors
If you are GSA Schedule Contractor you will want to tune into this program to learn about the latest FCA actions that could have an impact on your business.
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False Claims Act: How To Get the Most Out of Your Standard Liability Policies
Presented by Norah D Molnar of the Law Firm Cohen Mohr, this webinar will explain how to get the most out of your company's standard liability insurance policies when it comes to legal fees and other liabilities resulting from False Claims Act allegations.
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FAR - Overview, Systems and Definitions
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli, the foremost instructor in the field, will give an overview of the series, discuss the Federal Acquisition Regulation system, and introduce you to the relevant definitions frequently found throughout the FAR. Mr. Tomanelli is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions.
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FAR Compliance: Obligations for Commercial Item Contractors
This program will also cover the various compliance mechanisms that come into play in government contracting, including the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, suspension and debarment, and the False Claims Act. Whether a contractor holds large or small contracts or operates at the prime or subcontract level, familiarity with how these laws and regulations apply is essential for all commercial item contractors.
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FAR Part 19 - Small Business Programs
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Part 19 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will discuss the very important small business programs. This Part falls under Subchapter D - Socioeconomic Programs and lays out items such as size standards; Set-Asides; Subcontracting; the 8(a) Program; HUBZONE; SDVOSB, WOSB, Disadvantaged Businesses;the SBA's role in the process.
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FAR Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government Contracting Acquisitions. Christopher Mayer of McCarter & English will discuss how these laws work into the contracts including EEO; SCA; human trafficking and basic labor policies.
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FAR Part 25 - Foreign Acquisitions
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenter Steven Tomanelli will discuss acquisition of foreign supplies including the Buy American Act, trade agreements, prohibited sources, and other international agreements and coordination.
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FAR Part 27 - Patents, Data and Copyrights
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR series will cover Part 27 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenter Steven Tomanelli will discuss the policies, procedures, solicitation provisions and contract clauses pertaining to patents, data and copyrights.
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FAR Part 30 - Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 9 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Part 30 - Cost Accounting Standards Administration. Presenter William Keating will discuss how CAS applicability works within the framework of the FAR including requirements in certain contracts.
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FAR Part 33 - Protests, Disputes and Appeals
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 33 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Franklin Turner of McCarter and English will guide you through Part 33, which discusses the protest authorities, the Contract Disputes Act of 1978; initializing a claim; the authority, duties and decisions of a Contracting Officer as well as ADR and contract clauses.
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FAR Part 37 - Service Contracting
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 16 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. During this session, we will cover Part 37 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss service contracting, including the requirements of performance-based contracts and the management of service contracts.
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FAR Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Technology
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 39 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 44 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss contract terminations as it is laid out in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Part 49 - Termination of Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This 90 minute session covers Part 49 Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli will cover Terminaton of Contracts.
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FAR Part 52 - Solicitation, Provisions, Contract Clauses
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 22 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This 60-minute session covers Part 52 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Part 52 - Scope This part- (a) Gives instructions for using provisions and clauses in solicitations and/or contracts; (b) Sets forth the solicitation provisions and contract clauses prescribed by this regulation; and (c) Presents a matrix listing the FAR provisions and clauses applicable to each principal contract type and/or purpose (e.g., fixed-price supply, cost-reimbursement research and development).
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FAR Parts 12 and 16 - Commercial Items and Types of Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Parts 12 and 16 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will cover the acquisition of commercial items (Part 12) and discuss the use of commercial item as preference by the government. Mr. Tomanelli will also discuss Types of Contracts (Part 16) - Fixed-Price; Cost-Reimbursement; Incentive; Indefinite-Delivery; Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts; and Agreements. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the FAR and its impact to both government contractors and government procurement professionals. CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
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FAR Parts 15 and 36 - Contracting by Negotiation, Construction, Engineer Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Parts 15 and 36 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Contracting by Negotiation (Part 15) includes information on Source Selection, Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals, Pricing Notifications, Protests and Unsolicited Proposals, Construction, Architect and Engineering Contracts. (Part 36) prescribes the policies and procedures in these types of contracts with certain clauses and standard forms which would be unique to this area.
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FAR Parts 24 and 34 - Privacy, Freedom of Information and Major Systems Acquisition
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR series will cover Parts 24 and 34 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati of Kilpatrick Townsend will guide you through what the FAR says about privacy protection and freedom of information (24) as well as Subchapter F Special Categories of Contracting of major system acquisition (34). This also includes the use of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
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FAR Parts 3 and 9 - Improper Business Practices, Contractor Qualifications
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Parts 3 and 9 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Our presenter, Daniel Kelly of McCarter English will cover the policies around improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest. In Part 9, he will cover contractor qualifications including requirements, debarment, team arrangements and organizational conflicts of interest.
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FAR Parts 31 and 32 - Cost Principles & Contract Financing
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Parts 31 and 32 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenter William Keating will discuss how cost principles and procedures are defined in the pricing of contracts, subcontracts and modifications. Also discussed will be the financing and payment matters of contracts, including areas such as non-commercial item purchase financing, claims, performance-based payments, and electronic funds transfer. CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
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FAR Parts 35 and 46 - R and D Contracting, Quality Assurance
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 15 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 35 and 46 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Attorney Michael Killham will cover R&D Contracting (Part 35) including the use of government property and use of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC). He will also discuss Quality Assurance (Part 46) and cover contract clauses, materials inspection, contractor liability, and more.
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FAR Parts 38 and 41 - Fed Supply Schedules and Utility Services
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Parts 38 and 41 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Alex Major and Allen O'Neil from McCarter & English will discuss policies and procedures for contracting for supplies under the Federal Supply Schedule program (Part 38), as well as the acquisition of utility services (Part 41).
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FAR Parts 4 and 5 - Administrative Matters
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Parts 4 & 5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will discuss Administrative Matters and Publicizing Contract Actions. For Part 4, you will learn about the administrative aspects of contract execution, documentation, distribution, reporting and retention. For Part 5, you will learn about how the government goes about publicizing contract opportunities and award information. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the FAR and its impact to both government contractors and government procurement profession
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FAR Parts 43 and 45 - Modifications, Government Property
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli will cover Contract Modifications as well as Government Furnished Property.
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FAR Parts 6, 7 and 11 - Competition, Planning and Agency Needs
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Parts 6,7 & 11 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Instructor and Attorney Michael Killham, will cover Competition Requirements, Acquisition Planning and Describing Agency Needs. You will learn how the government promotes full and open competition as well as exclusions, sealed bidding and comptitive proposals (Part 6). You will also get an overview of the acquisition planning process (Part 7) and agency needs (Part 11)
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FAR Update 2016-2 - Major Changes Impacting the Industry
Please join us for this 75-90 minute webinar which will focus on the significant FAR changes impacting small business contracting and subcontracting that went into effect on November 1, 2016. In addition, we will cover some of the more general FAR changes finalized in the last several months.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part Five
Part five of the FAR Basics series, this webcast covers foreign acquisition, intellectual property, patents and data rights, among other topics.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part Four
Part Four in the FAR Basics series, this program will cover contract types, small business rules and special contracting methods, among other topics
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part One
Part one of the FAR Basics series, this webcast covers the legal framework, FAR organization, subcontracting and keeping up with FAR changes.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part Six
Part Six of the FAR training series covers the types of protests and contract disputes under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part Three
Part three in the FAR Basics series, this program will cover contractor qualifications, suspension and debarment, commercial items, sealed bidding and other topics.
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Basics - Part Two
Part two in the FAR Basics series, this webcast covers the FAR system, key terms, ethics rules and competition requirements among other topics.
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Federal Contractors - Many Have to Enroll in E-Verify
Employment Eligibility Verification
As of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use E-Verify for all new hires and existing employees working on federal contracts if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. E-Verify is a fast, free and easy to use Internet-based system that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. In this session we'll cover what contracts are affected by the FAR E-Verify clause and just what is this clause? When do you have to enroll and when do you have to start creating cases in E-Verify for your new hires? When do you create cases for those existing employees performing direct work on the federal contract? Whether you are seeking a federal contract, have recently been awarded a contract or have one now.... you'll want to attend this information filled session. Series Description: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a three- part webinar series that surrounds employment eligibility verification. Everything starts with the Form I-9, which will be the first session. E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion, will be the 2nd webinar which is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. The final session will dive deeper into E-Verify for those federal contractors that have been awarded a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause.
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Federal Disaster Recovery Funds - What You Need to Know About the Awards
Participants will obtain critical knowledge about: The applicable regulations (e.g. 2 CFR 200, FAR 31, FEMA Published Guidance) Government oversight (audits, investigations and prime entity oversight) Necessary controls and processes for managing disaster recovery and hazard mitigation grants and contracts Risks and common pitfalls for organizations in this space
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Federal Fiscal Law
This webcast highlights the basic principles of federal appropriations and fiscal law.
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Federal Supply Schedules: The Do's and Don'ts of Schedule Contracting
Recent GSA Inspector General audit findings and other enforcement efforts demonstrate the continued challenges contractors face in addressing key schedule requirements. This webinar will cover the key issues and risks confronting schedule contractors, as well as practical techniques for gathering and presenting current, complete, and accurate pricing disclosures to help you get on schedule and maintain compliance.
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Fiscal Year 2017 NDAA - Section 893 New Business System Requirements
During this webinar, you will gain an understanding of Section 893 of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directing the Department of Defense to allow contractors to utilize third party reviews of business systems covered by the DFARS Business system rules. Discussion will include identification of potentially benefitting classes of contractors and observations on next steps for both contractors and the DoD. CLE and CPE credits are available for the live version of this webinar.
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Foreign Investment and CFIUS Reform: What Government Contractors Need to Know
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews proposed foreign investment in U.S. companies for potential national security concerns. U.S. companies that serve the federal government must stay abreast of how the Trump administration is implementing the CFIUS review process and how this process could change as Congress debates the first major CFIUS reform legislation in over a decade. This webinar will address Increased scrutiny by the Trump administration in the CFIUS review process.
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Foreign Military Financing - Changes to DCC Guidelines
As of March 1, 2017 the Foreign Military Financing of Direct Commercial Contracts guidelines changed. This also includes revisions to the Contractor Certification and Agreement. During this webinar, we will discuss: Inapplicability of the Buy American Act and Trade Agreement Act Hypothetical examples Revised DCC methodology for determining U.S. and non-U.S. content Use of first tier subcontractor certification Reasonable travel expenses Uses of FMF for non-U.S. spare parts Waiver requests of guidelines requirements Clarification of the term "commercial market" for DCCs Purchasing company's consideration of non-U.S. content in price competition Higher threshold for DCC Compliance Audits Pricing review threshold for sole source contracts Cost audit threshold for sole course contracts Consequences of non-compliance with DCC guidelines requirements
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Foreign Military Sales - A Discussion on the History, Regulations and Recent Developments of the Program
Foreign Military Sales is a unique area of contracting. Learn the rules and regulations one must follow.
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Form I-9: Mistakes Big or Small - Avoid them All!
Employment Eligibility Verification
In this webinar, David Basham will cover a host of in-depth areas that will include; do you have to insert `N/A' in various blocks?, the differences in the fillable version versus the paper copy; how to and who can make corrections during a self-audit; how the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division can assist you with how to avoid work-related discrimination, in regards to the Form I-9 and E-Verify, and other `in the weeds' areas that will have even the most seasoned I-9 professionals saying, "I didn't know that"!
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FPSOnline Demo
Please join FPS Account Executive Steve Barry as he hosts a short, 5-minute demo of FPSOnline. An FPSOnline sub offers unlimited access to a robust online library including hundreds of webinars, webinar series and premier programs - both live and on demand. What's Covered Learn how FPSOnline complements classroom learning by keeping you current on government contracting hot topics in an easy-to-digest format. Steve will walk through some highlights, answer questions, and show how FPSOnline will benefit you and your organization. Who Will Benefit Everyone concerned with federal government contracting, including those who want to: Learn at their own pace; Earn CLE and CPE credits; Supplement their classroom training; Stay current and compliant with the ever-changing rules and regulations.
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FPSOnline Product Showcase
Please join FPS Account Executive Steve Barry as he hosts a webinar showcasing our FPSOnline subscription. An FPSOnline sub offers unlimited access to a robust online library including hundreds of webinars, webinar series and premier programs - both live and on demand. Learn how FPSOnline complements classroom learning by keeping you current on government contracting hot topics in an easy-to-digest format. Steve will walk through some highlights, answer questions, and show how FPSOnline will benefit you and your organization.
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From Face to Face to Facebook, the Impact of Social Media on Cyber Politics
What impact has social media had on cyber politics and conversely, what impact has cyber politics had on social media? According to the Pew Research Center in an article entitled, " The Political Environment on Social Media," October 25, 2016, more than one-third of social media users were worn out by the amount of political content they encountered on all social media sites. This webinar will explore the recent research surrounding social media vs face to face political communication. As a leadership topic, it will inform attendees about the value of social media and how some aspects of it can enhance (or damage) personal and professional relationships, even unintentionally. It will also help the attendee understand the importance in their career of seeking diverse viewpoints.
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Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews - Part 1
Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews
This course is intended to lay the essential groundwork for CPSR compliance in your organization. Whether you are the "greenest" subcontract administrator in your company or a seasoned procurement executive, and every level of procurement professional in between, you will realize the value you are seeking by exploring the CPSR foundational requirements with us.
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Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews - Part 2
Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews
Part 2 of the Fundamentals of CPSR covers planning and pre-award requirements, and includes Make-or-Buy Program, Market Research, Intra/Inter-Company, Affiliate, or subsidiary Transactions, Purchase Requisition & Lead Time, and much more.
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Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews - Part 3
Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews
Fundamentals in Contractors' Purchasing System Reviews - Part 3 covers 'award and performance', 'preparing for the CPSR', common significant deficiencies and compliance tips. 3 hours.
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Fundamentals of Contract Administration: An Overview
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Session 1 provides an overview of contract administration including: contract formation; fiscal considerations; responsible individuals and their roles; Best Value Concept; contract clauses, changes and terminations; disputes and litigations; and more.
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GAO Bid Protests: Small Business Primer
This webinar will provide contractors with a fundamental understanding of which arguments can succeed and how to identify those arguments quickly; focus on how to identify those issues quickly. Among the questions to be answered are those relating to: business concerns, risks, grounds for protest, protest process, and the relative likelihood of success; is tailored to government contractors who must assess the merits of protesting an award without, or prior to, counsel from a bid protest attorney.
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GovCon Compliance Outlook - Regulatory Updates and Challenges
Thousands of contractors are subject to routine audits by DCAA every year. Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be aware of recent legislative, regulatory and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and identify challenges that may be in store for 2018. This webinar will provide some insight to 2018 and highlight changes in the past year.
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GovCon Compliance Outlook: Regulatory Updates and Challenges
GovCon Compliance Outlook: Regulatory Updates and Challenges Confronting Government Contractors
Q2 2017 - With a new administration comes new opportunities as well as challenges. In the government contract regulatory compliance environment, transparency of the contracting process has gained considerable importance and visibility. Join industry expert, Craig Stetson from Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. as he reviews the compliance changes and obstacles that could directly affect government contractors' compliance programs which may impact multiple areas of the business.
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GovCon Compliance Outlook: Regulatory Updates and Challenges
GovCon Compliance Outlook: Regulatory Updates and Challenges Confronting Government Contractors
Q1 2017 - Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be aware of recent legislative, regulatory and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and identify challenges for 2017.
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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
Procurement University - 2017
This introductory session will provide the foundation of the next 11 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
2018 Procurement University Online
This introductory session of the Procurement University series will provide the foundation of the next 9 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
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Government Contract Issues in Bankruptcy
This webinar will provide an overview of bankruptcy issues relevant to government contractors and practical guidance to government contractors and counterparties on preserving value and successfully navigating the bankruptcy process.
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Government Contractor Labor and Employment Developments: Key Executive Orders, Rules and Initiatives
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.
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Government Contracts Negotiating Tactics with Sole Source Suppliers
A program on negotiating tactics with sole source suppliers in government contracts
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Government Ethics Regulation - How Ethics Statutes and Regulations Impact Both Industry and Government Employees
The ethics statutes regulations in government contracting impact not only the Federal Government Employee but also private industry. Get a glimpse of what is and is not permissible under the law
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Government Property Management - Keys to an Acceptable System
To comply with government property management requirements, prime contractors and subcontractors must implement specific property management processes. Hear an overview of government property management systems, navigate the requirements and responsibilities, and learn to avoid noncompliance penalties. Learn about the various classes of government property, elements of a property management system, and what to expect in a property management system audit.
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Grant Proposals - Beginning with the End in Mind: Steps, Tips and Strategies to a Successful Grant
The webinar discusses strategies, including essential pattern language, that could lend themselves to be effective in both the final form and perception of program success for your grant submission.
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Grant Proposals - Designing Program: The Use of the Logic Model
This session explores topics in program evaluation that are relevant to the program design stage of developing a grant proposal.
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Grants Reform and the Supercircular
This program discusses recent approved changes to the grants accounting and compliance.
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GSA Schedule Compliance - Changes and Challenges
GSA Schedule Compliance
This is a three-hour long virtual instructor led interactive program on GSA Schedules. As the General Services Administration moves ahead with controversial programs intended to enhance transparency and lower prices, contractors are left to ponder how all of this will impact them. While the answers to all questions aren't yet known, its undeniable that the "Risk-Reward" paradigm on being a GSA Schedule contractor has shifted. Get the latest information from a leading MAS expert.
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How Contracting Professionals Can Earn College Credit Through FPS Courses
Government contracting and procurement professionals wishing to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree will now be able to get a significant jump start through the completion of Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) classroom courses. In this webinar you will learn how the program will work and how you can get started. You'll have an opportunity to hear from representatives at Norwich University and Federal Publications and ask questions.
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How Rule Changes are Affecting Small Business Contracting
Being a small business in the federal government contracting industry can be very rewarding and profitable. However, keeping up to date on proposed rules and changes can be a daunting task. Join us for this hour long webinar when Damien Specht and Rachel Plymale of Jenner & Block discuss the newest rule changes that impact small businesses and how you can best prepare your business to cope with these changes.
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How to Capture GOVCON Business - Strategies for Small Businesses
Please join us as we examine the intricacies, challenges, and opportunities with regards to approaches and strategies to grow a small socio economic business in the government contracting space. The following topics will be addressed in detailed: GSA Schedules and Contractor Teaming Arrangements The New SBA Mentor Protégé Program Subcontracting and compliance challenges/sales history as you grow to a prime Small Business Set Asides (Opportunities and Challenges) The Non manufacturer Rule and Trade Act Agreement challenges as small business resellers. Size standard challenges and understanding the "3 year rule".
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How to Create Marketing Materials The Government Wants to Read
During this Federal Publications Seminars Webinar, Michael Hackmer, Founder and Chief Digital Strategist of Social Web Tactics, will discuss the steps you need to take to create marketing materials and messages that connect with people in government, as well as fellow government contractors.
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How to Prepare Today for Your Next CPSR
The object of this session is to discuss immediate practical steps that your firm can take to improve your opportunity to obtain an approved purchasing system. Even though most firms will not pass their initial CPSR, proactive corrective actions taken prior to the review will reduce the amount of post-review activities. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides practical steps that your firm can leverage today.
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How to Prepare Today for Your Next CPSR
The object of this session is to discuss immediate practical steps that your firm can take to improve your opportunity to obtain an approved purchasing system. Even though most firms will not pass their initial CPSR, proactive corrective actions taken prior to the review will reduce the amount of post-review activities. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides practical steps that your firm can leverage today.
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How to Survive a CPSR
This webinar is designed to discuss the key targeted areas that you can address quickly in order to prepare for and actual survive a CPSR with the expectation of a positive outcome. Taught by highly regarded instructor, Jeffery White.
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How to Use LinkedIn Successfully for Government Contracting
The goal of this Webinar is to expand your knowledge of and skill level with LinkedIn. You also will learn practical ways to leverage the LinkedIn network, so you can secure more business opportunities and generate revenue for your company. By the end of this Webinar, you should have the keys to start building a successful LinkedIn strategy for yourself and your company.
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Increase Your Win Probability Via Your Program Management Office
All contractors face similar issues running and managing their Program Management Office (PMO), but few contractors propose tools and systems as a part of their PMO strategy because they believe these add unnecessary costs. Join us and Matt McKelvey of the McKelvey Group for a conversation about how this type of logic is decreasing your win probability and learn how incorporating the right tool and taking the time to establish the right systems will not only reduce the overall cost of running your PMO but will also increase your change of winning that next reward.
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Indirect Costs
Procurement University - 2017
Session 5 of 12. Indirect Costs refers to the overhead applied to a contract. The Federal Government requires contractors to submit an annual proposal to finalize claimed indirect costs. In this program, you will learn about indirect rate structures, the Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP), DCAA's FPRP Checklist, and the final indirect cost rate proposal process. 90 Minutes.
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Indirect Costs
2018 Procurement University Online
Session 6 of 9. Indirect Costs refers to the overhead applied to a contract. The Federal Government requires contractors to submit an annual proposal to finalize claimed indirect costs. In this program, you will learn about indirect rate structures, the Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP), DCAA's FPRP Checklist, and the final indirect cost rate proposal process. 90 Minutes.
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Insurance Construction Issues - Bruner & O'Connor Chapter 11
This program covers the anatomy of a construction insurance policy and insights to coverage.
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Introduction to CAS
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 1 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This introductory webinar is the first in a series related to the cost accounting standards (CAS). The presenter will provide an overview of the CAS and discuss the history and the administration of the standards. Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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Introduction to Dual-Use Export Controls: U.S. EAR and EU Dual-Use Regulation
Are you involved in the flow of goods, software, or technical data across borders? If so, you might be impacted by export controls. This webinar provides an introduction to U.S. and EU "dual-use" (i.e., commercial / civilian) export control laws and regulations, including an overview of:  What activity is subject to export controls  Which items are covered  The reach of U.S. export jurisdiction (hint: everywhere!)  How U.S. and EU rules overlap and differ  Export licensing requirements  Basic compliance tips
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Introduction To ITAR - Part One: Export Control Laws and the ITAR
An overview of export control law and ITAR fundamentals.
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Introduction to ITAR - Part Two: Licensing Under the ITAR
A review of the ITAR licensing process and pitfalls to avoid
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Introduction to Subcontracting for Non-Procurement Professionals
The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within a compliant process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review.
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Investigations In Difficult Environments: Strategies for Cost Effective Engagements
This program discusses investigations in difficult environments and best practices interacting with the government.
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Investing In Security: Vital Issues in Export Controls, FCPA, OCI, CFIUS and FOCI
A review of current due diligence issues, namely in international contracting, affecting national security.
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Iran Sanctions: High Noon Approaches
This webinar will focus on the re-imposition of the core U.S. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran following the expiration of the "wind-down" period on November 4. Such sanctions will include a broad range of restrictions directed at non-U.S. companies doing business with Iran, including restrictions targeted at the energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors, as well as a nearly comprehensive prohibition of trade with Iran by non-U.S. subsidiaries of U.S. companies. This will be in addition to sanctions the United States re-imposed in August, which also will be discussed. Looming over these issues for EU companies will be the EU Blocking Statute, which prohibits compliance with the re-imposed sanctions, putting companies in quite a bind. What are the sanctions that will again be in effect? How can companies navigate their withdrawal from Iran? What activity will still be permissible? How do EU companies cope with the Blocking Statute? Tune in to find out.
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ITAR Basics - An Overview of the Int'l Traffic in Arms Regulations
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.
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Key Issues in Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions
Our presenters, Damien Specht and Peter Rosenbaum from Jenner & Block, will take you through a typical M&A transaction process; the difference in a Gov Con Transaction and a non-Gov Con M&A; and key issues in areas such as contract valuation, transaction structure, purchasers diligence and key provisions in a government contracts acquisition agreement.
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Key Issues in Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions
This webinar, presented by veterans of government contracts transactions, will address some of the key issues that arise during these deals from the perspective of both the buyer and the seller.
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Keys to Successfully Answering the DCAA Knock at the Door
This webinar will address five specific factors that are critical to enhancing the probability of a successful audit outcome. These factors include activities important prior to the audit as well as during the audit. The webinar will focus on adequate knowledge of the DCAA objectives and procedures, effective communication procedures throughout the process, detailed and effective record retention practices and coordination of all relevant personnel in support of the audit.
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Laying the Foundation for an Insider Threat Program
Insider threat programs can take a long time to operationalize fully. Much of this time is spent developing the organization's policies and procedures to facilitate the insider threat program. In this webinar, we will explore some basic policies that every organization should have to start an insider threat program or even facilitate a better information security program. We will address data classification policies, acceptable use, and more. We will also explore what you need to do now before you get your insider threat program started.
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Legal Ethics - Leadership
Legal Ethics and Professional Duty of Confidentiality is an important part of all professions.
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Legal Ethics: The Duty of Confidentiality
A comprehensive program on the duty of confidentiality, starting with the ABA Model Rule and its applications in various juridictions.
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Life Cycle of an Indirect Cost Rate Proposal
This webinar will trace and explain the process from contractor submission of the indirect cost rate proposal through the initial test of DCAA's adequacy checklist, the audit or non-audit (DCAA's low risk sampling plan), DCAA's new urgency in completing the audits, typical audit issues/issue resolution, and contractor actions after finally getting a rate agreement letter.
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Life Sciences Industry Contracting and Grants: Funding Agency Requirements
Life Sciences Industry Government Contracts and Grants
This webinar will introduce participants to the various funding agencies within the Department of Defense and the Department of Health & Human Services. During the webinar, we'll help you understand agency requirements and assess alignment within those requirements. We will discuss the typical RFP mechanisms and the response process, including both technical and business/budgetary considerations as well. We'll also highlight key areas such as SOW, WBS, IMS, direct and indirect rate development cost justifications.
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Life Sciences Industry Contracting and Grants: Processes and Controls
Life Sciences Industry Government Contracts and Grants
This webinar is the second 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.
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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.
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Major Discretionary Grant Programs Under the US Department of Education
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.
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Making Subcontracting Terms and Conditions Work For Both Parties
A program focusing on subcontracting tips to foster better understanding among buyers and sellers.
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Mechanic's Liens: Claims and Defenses
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
On private construction projects mechanic's liens are an important remedy in the event the owner or general contractor fails to make payment when due. This webinar covers the practical aspects of mechanic's lien claims, notice requirements whether pre-lien or contemporaneous and removing liens through the use of bonds or cash payments into court. The coverage includes the terms and coverage of lien releases including partial, final, conditional and unconditional releases, as well as the impact of pending changes on the releases given during performance. Presented by James Newland. Series Description: The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Mergers & Acquisitions: A Focus on Intellectual Property Rights
This webinar will provide a high level overview of intellectual property rights under U.S. Government contracts; describe what a buyer needs to look for when conducting intellectual property due diligence of a U.S. Government contractor; and provide strategies for companies to protect IP assets.
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Mergers & Acquisitions: A Focus on Intellectual Property Rights
This webinar will provide a high level overview of intellectual property rights under U.S. Government contracts; describe what a buyer needs to look for when conducting intellectual property due diligence of a U.S. Government contractor; and provide strategies for companies to protect IP assets.
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Mergers Acquisitions - Special Considerations Involving Government Contracts
Transactions involving government contracts often include unique challenges that must be identified and managed.
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Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders
This program discusses the Trade Agreements Act and risks associated with it for schedule contractors.
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Monitoring Contractor Compliance with Prevailing Wage Requirements on Contracts
Karen Dulaney Smith, a former Wage and Hour investigator and consultant with 30 years in the field, will provide a road map for monitoring prevailing wage compliance on construction and service contracts. Emphasis will be given to managing subcontractors and others on the contract who are not direct employees of the prime.
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Navigating the Government Contracting Labor & Employment Battlefield
Labor and employment issues are inherent in any industry. Government contractors are no exception. The last few years have seen a number of laws, regulations, and Executive Orders pop-up and control what contractors can and can't do in areas ranging from confidentiality agreements to sick days. In this webinar, attorneys that handle these issues will cover these laws, regulations, and Executive Orders so that attendees will understand what the battlefield looks like and how to traverse it.
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Navigating the Government's Revolving Door - The Do's and Don'ts and Bid Protest Risks of Hiring Current and Former Federal Government Personnel
During this webcast, we will examine the practice of "revolving door" hiring with the goal of educating attendees on how to play by the rules, how to spot competitors who may not be, and the relevant bid protest risks and opportunities
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Navigating the Quality and Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the New FAR & DFARs Rules
Dean Vanek of the law firm GCL Group and Steven Tibbets with CA Technologies will discuss and analyze the new FAR rule requiring contracting officers to identify higher-level quality requirements in solicitations and contracts that procure complex and critical items, and the new requirements this final rule imposes on contractors at any tier.
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Navigating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement: Its Provisions and Likelihood of Congressional Passage
The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement is the cornerstone of the Obama Administration's trade policy. The Agreement, if approved by Congress, will reshape the rules of trade for twelve countries that account for more than 40% of global GDP. Please join David Spooner, Co-Chair of Barnes and Thornburg's International Trade practice and a former chief U.S. trade negotiator, for an overview of the TPP's provisions and of the odds of congressional passage. This webinar will review the ways in which the TPP Agreement will impact companies that do business among the covered Pacific Rim nations.
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Navigating the Waters of Indirect Cost Rates in Government Contracting
Get insightful tips to help navigate the complexities of indirect cost rates in government contracting. In government contracting, the total contract value consists of direct costs, indirect costs, and fees. In this webinar we will cover the importance of recognizing indirect cost rates and understanding how indirect cost rates are developed and interact across the contract life cycle.
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Negotiated Contracts
Procurement University - 2017
A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor without a formal price competition. However, it has a set of rules one must follow and only certain contract types can be used such as fixed price, incentive or cost-reimbursement. In this session learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors. 90 Minutes.
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New SBA Rules Concerning the 8a Business Development Program
A webcast reviewing the 2011 changes in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program.
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New SBA Size Standards
A review of the SBA rule affecting size standards of qualifying businesses in many industries.
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New Secure Supply Chain Requirements in Government Procurement
The requirement for government contractors to secure their supply chains started with Pentagon suppliers, but has now spread to NASA and cropped up in specific RFPs. Soon all contractors will be expected to have secure supply chains.
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Organizational Conflicts of Interest
A program reviewing the types of OCIs, their related regulations and how to identify and mitigate potential OCIs.
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Organizational Conflicts of Interest - Best Practices
This webinar will provide an overview of the key principles of organizational conflicts of interest.
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Other Transactions Authority
How agencies and contractors use fast-track contracting methods (Other Transactions) to accelerate research and development of technologies in products, services, software, and prototypes
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Peer Reviews- Procurement Organization
As procurement organizations mature in terms of their CPSR compliance models, one of the options to consider is the application of a peer review process. Peer reviews are often seen as an administrative task that often times do not add much strategic value to the procurement compliance process. However, there are many models, tools, and techniques that can be utilized by organizations in order to ensure that their peer review processes are indeed value added. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into several industry-standard peer review techniques, tools, and processes that can assist procurement organizations regarding their compliance with CPSR requirements.
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Practical Lessons in Defending and Litigating Defective Pricing Audits
Applying over 30 years of Government and private law firm experience in defective pricing, this course zeros in on lessons learned from these avoidable errors.
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Preparing for an Incurred Cost Submission
Presented by Chad Braley of Capital Edge Consulting, this webinar is a discussion on the Incurred Cost Submission including the format, requirements, schedules and the all-important ICS due date.
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Preparing for GSA Schedule Audits: How to Minimize the Risk of Adverse Audit Findings
This important program covers risks related to GSA Audits and how to minimize it.
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Pricing Negotiated Contracts - Cost Based
Procurement University - 2017
This session will focus on the pricing issues related to a negotiated contract. We will discuss Table 15.2, DCAA's criteria for a negotiated cost based contract, challenges in subcontract pricing and the DFARs Checklist. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
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Recent Developments in Economic Sanctions: Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba
From "decertifying" the Iran deal to disputes with "Rocket Man," the economic sanctions world has seen dizzying changes over the last several months. This webinar will explore the most recent developments under U.S. sanctions, and will touch upon the related EU sanctions context, with a focus on sanctions against Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba.
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Recent Developments in Small Business Contracting and Implementation of the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act
The Small Business Jobs Act has had a profound impact in the contracting industry. This program explores how those changes impact you as a contractor.
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Regulatory and Compliance challenges with BARDA Government Contracts in Life Sciences
Doing Business with the Department of Health & Human Services
So you won that Government contract from BARDA, now what? This webinar will provide an overview of the key regulatory challenges in government contract within the Life Sciences industry.
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Results of 2016 PSC/Grant Thornton Acquisition Policy Survey
Recently, The Professional Services Council (PSC) and Grant Thornton Public Sector released their 2016 Acquisition Policy Survey, "Aligning for Acquisition Success: Overcoming Obstacles to Results." The survey captures opinions and insights on the current state of the acquisition profession, noteworthy trends, and future challenges and opportunities. It covers six core areas impacting federal acquisition: workforce, budget, communication and collaboration, access to innovation, oversight and compliance, and facing the future. During this webinar, we'll discuss key findings in 6 core areas.
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Revenue Recognition - The New Standard and What it Means for Government Contractors
Revenue Recognition - the new standard and what it means for government contractors. You will come away with an understanding of the model set out under the new revenue recognition standard and challenges facing the government contracting industry as a result of its issuance. Specifically related to the government contracting industry. You will gain insights on where to focus as you evaluate current financial reporting processes for compliance with the new standard.
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Rights in Computer Software Made Easy
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
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. Key differences include 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. He also will discuss the proper contents of software license agreements, how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
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SBA's Mentor Protege Program: Latest Trends, Pitfalls & Practical Pointers
During this webinar, we will discuss: The basic structure and regulatory requirements governing Mentor-Protégé programs under the SBA as well as other procuring agencies; How this program can benefit your company; Eligibility requirements for participation as a Mentor and Protégé and the roles of each; The practical "Do's and Don'ts" of applying for and maintaining Mentor-Protégé status; and much more!
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Selling Commercial and Open Source Software to the Government
Join us for this 60-minute presentation that will identify key issues and strategies to consider when offering and selling commercial and open source software (OSS) in the federal space.
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Selling Commercial and Open Source Software to the Government
Join us for this 60-minute presentation that will identify key issues and strategies to consider when offering and selling commercial and open source software (OSS) in the federal space.
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Selling Computers to the Government - The New OFPP Directive is a Game Changer
The Federal Chief Information Officer and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a Memorandum October 16, 2015 titled, "Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Technology: Laptops and Desktops." Learn how this impacts your company and what you should do next.
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Small Business Government Subcontracting
This webinar, presented to you by J.A. White & Associates, Inc., is a comprehensive overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management. The program will begin with an overview of the CPSR process and it will address all of the recent changes that have occurred in procurement.
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Small Business Government Subcontracting
This program covers the basics and complexity of small business contracting.
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Small Business Issues in Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions
Practitioners who have worked on numerous small business transactions will discuss small business government contract issues that they have seen in the market.
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Source Selection: Will Recent Changes to Department of Defense Procedures Impact Your Business?
This summer the Pentagon rolled out new source selection procedures in a detailed memorandum. These procedures include a number of changes as to how the Department of Defense approaches the acquisition process. This webinar will cover those changes including the value-adjusted total evaluated price or VATEP algorithm. Attendees will learn what VATEP is, when it applies, and how it will impact the selection process and bid protests. This webinar will also cover a new proposed rule regarding what contracting officers can consider in determining with a proposed price is reasonable when making contract awards.
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Specifications- Methods of Specifying and Defective Specification Claims
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Recognizing the method of specification and the associated allocation of risk is the focus of this webinar. The material presented explains the types of specifications as well as the legal and risk management aspects associated with detailed design and performance specification standards prevalent in construction contracts. The webinar includes a review of the notice and claim aspects of the changes clauses as well as associated issues of delay and suspension of the work that may arise from defective specification cases. Presented by James Newland. Series Description- Construction Contracts and Risk Management This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Strategies for Small Business Government Contracting - Teaming Agreements
James White of Marshall & White discusses strategies for small business contractors for teaming agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and GSA Contractor Teaming Arrangements.
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Strategies to Reduce Healthcare Costs for Government Contractors and Service Providers per the WSJ and CNBC
Webinar presenters will speak to helping government contractors reduce the cost of their second largest expense next to payroll..Group Health Insurance. You will get to hear from the CEOs of both WellNet and GovTech on the strategies that are being deployed to help bend the cost curve on Group Healthcare in the GovCon space. Keith Lemer, CEO of WellNet, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal op-ed where he discussed the underlying core strategies behind controlling healthcare costs.
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Subcontract Compliance for Non-Procurement Professionals
One of the biggest myths in the subcontract compliance world is that the Acquisition professionals control subcontract compliance. Reality is that many of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts.
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Subcontract Compliance for Non-Procurement Professionals
One of the biggest myths in the subcontract compliance world is that the Acquisition professionals control subcontract compliance. Reality is that many of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts.
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Subcontract Compliance for Small & Emerging Businesses
ore and more small businesses find themselves in the role being a prime contractor. Although there are a few requirements that do not apply to small businesses, from an audit standpoint, small business prime contractors are subject to oversight in the same manner as large businesses. Is your firm's subcontracting function ready for a visit from the auditors? The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontract management.
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Subcontract Compliance for Small Businesses
As a small business, once you have taken on the role of being a prime contractor, your firm is expected to comply with all applicable purchasing and subcontracting regulations. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management. The course will begin with an overview of the CPSR process and it will address all of the recent changes that have occurred in procurement.
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Subcontract Compliance for the Technical Community
The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within the CPSR process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review.
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Subcontract Management Review and Analysis
This webinar will focus on the comprehensive overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management as well as an overview of the CPSR process.
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Subcontract Price Analysis
This webinar will provide an overview of the hands-on strategies and techniques for conducting an effective price analysis regardless of subcontractors' proposals. The session addresses each of the FAR techniques for price analyses. We will examine the process of performing a price analysis as well as the importance of drafting a good Request for Proposal that will allow the prime contractor the opportunity to collect the details required in order to perform an effective price analysis. It will discuss the 7 price analysis techniques with FAR Part 15.404 and will explain how each can be used in a practical manner. Topics will include:  What is a Price Analysis?  Overview of the 7 Price Analysis Techniques  Supporting Documentation Requirements for Price Analyses  The Relationship Between an Effective Price Analysis and the RFP/RFQ
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Subcontracting for Commercial Items
An explanation of commercial items and a review of the appropriate clauses in both prime and subcontracts.
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Subcontracting for Commercial Items
As both industry and Government customers embrace the requirement for prime contractors to incorporate commercial items into the products and services they provide to the Government, they frequently encounter compliance huddles. Does your firm comply fully with the compliance requirements associated with acquiring commercial items? The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight in to the Government's expectations regarding subcontracting for commercial items from a CPSR compliance standpoint. Topics will include:  Public Laws Associated with Commercial Item Acquisitions  Regulatory Compliance Concerns and Government Oversight Requirements  Definition of Commercial items  Commercial Item Determinations  The Role of a Market Research  File Documentation Requirements Not Available for CPE or CLE credits. Limited to the first 500 registrants.
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Surviving Your Next GSA Schedule Audit
This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program, the proposal process, the preparation of accurate Commercial Sales Practice (CSP) disclosures, and managing post-award compliance requirements.
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Taking The Mystery Out of Rights in Technical Data
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
The "data rights" clauses in the FAR and DFARS are some of the longest and least understood contract provisions. But if one steps back from the length of the data rights clauses and instead views them with some very simple, common-sense concepts in mind, the clauses become surprisingly easy to understand and to apply. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will explain the basic principles of rights in technical data and clarify the common misunderstandings about who owns the rights in the data, whether the data rights clauses require delivery, when development occurs, what is private expense, who gets rights in government-funded modifications, how to alert the government to your rights and to correctly mark your data, and how to keep your engineers from inadvertently giving up your data rights. IP Series Description- coming soon
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Ten Key Elements of a Successful Subcontract
A review of ten elements that often plague government contract subcontracts and how to avoid them.
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Ten Key Elements to Evaluate Subcontract Proposals
A program defining key elements in a proposal that pose the greatest risk to government contract subcontract performance.
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Ten Keys in Managing Subcontractor Performance
Ten factors that help buyers and sellers in a subcontract achieve clear communication and mitigate negative impacts of surprises that could impede successful subcontract performance.
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Ten Requirements in an Effective Request For Proposal
This webinar will provide ten key items that an RFP should contain to insure a high probability of agreement
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Ten Steps to Secure Final Payment in Government Contracts
A webcast exploring key practices in securing final payment upon contract closeout.
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Termination Settlements and Requests for Equitable Adjustment
This is a practical discussion on the rules and procedures relevant to terminated contracts and damages calculations when seeking REAs. Termination settlements and REAs frequently present contractors with challenges and potential risk. We will discuss specific regulatory requirements, common standard forms, specific risk areas, and real life examples of actual outcomes. Not Available for CPE or CLE credits. Limited to the first 500 registrants.
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The 2016 Outlook In Government Compliance - A Government Perspective
Join us as BDO experts Marc Johnson and Robert Craig discuss emerging trends in compliance, the National Defense Authorization Act and what new things we will see coming from the DCAA and DCMA and other agencies related to Compliance for the balance of the year.
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The 2016 Outlook In Government Compliance - An Industry Perspective
Join us as BDO experts Derek Shaw and Robert Craig discuss the challenges and opportunities facing contractors in the current regulatory environment. Learn what industry leaders are anticipating and reactions to changes as well as hot items that are top of mind with industry leaders. This 30 minute complementary session is a `sneak peak' into BDO's April 28th live networking event to be held in Tysons Corner at the Ritz Carlton.
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The ABCs of GSA Schedule Contracting
Join Federal Publications Seminars and Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners
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The Audit Challenge: Common Financial Statement Pitfalls Confronting Government Contractors
You will come away from this webinar with insight on how to avoid common mistakes and cover operational and reporting challenges that affect preparation of timely and reliable financial reporting packages, including annual financial statements. You will also learn how an audit or review can be used as an opportunity to strengthen business processes and improve both internal and external financial reporting.
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The Buy American Act - Understanding Its True Meaning
The Buy American Act can be very confusing for many of us. It has a lot of exceptions, waivers and non-applicability. This program will discuss the clause that is found in many government contracts. We will discuss the two part test and DoD's partial waivers on certain items. Learn about applying country of origin and impact of trade agreements on applicability.
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The Cyber Insider Threat - Detecting and Protecting
Cyber threats can be just as damaging from inside as they are from the outside. Detecting the threats and protecting your assets are crucial. Join us as Alexander Major and Christine Couvillon from the law firm of Sheppard Mullin step you through this timely subject matter.
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The Escobar Decision One Year Out - Evolving Impact on FCA
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Escobar, please join us for an engaging webinar that explores the legal landscape in the wake of this groundbreaking decision. We will discuss:  How lower courts are interpreting the materiality requirement for implied certification cases under the False Claims Act in the aftermath of Escobar  How lower courts are interpreting what qualifies as a misrepresentation for implied certification cases under the False Claims Act in the aftermath of Escobar  Upcoming cases of interest that may further shape the implied certification landscape in the aftermath of Escobar
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The FAR Update (2016-1)
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is continually being revised, sometimes so frequently that it is difficult to keep track of all of the changes. The webinars in this series enable you to catch up on the most important FAR changes issued over the preceding 24 months. We will not only discuss the changes, but will also explain the reason for the changes and how they will affect federal procurements.
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The Fiscal Law of Contracting and the Anti-Deficiency Act
Join us for this 90-minute presentation as Kenneth Allen discusses how fiscal law impacts government contractors and contracting personnel.
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part Four - Investigations
A review of the issues surrounding an FCPA investigation.
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part One - FCPA Basics
An overview of the FCPA covering its requirements and related compliance issues.
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part Three - FCPA Compliance - Gifts, Entertainment, Hosting and Other Recurring Operational Issues
A discussion on FCPA compliance issues and enforcement risks relating to entertainment, gists and common business activities.
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part Two - The FCPA and Third Parties
An exploration of potential risks and red flags companies may face when dealing with third parties such as brokers, agents and service providers.
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The Importance of an RFP Review for Contractors
In this course, we will explain the major sections of a standard RFP and their contents, as well as sample exhibits and attachments. We will clarify the intricacies of these documents and provide techniques for thorough and effective review. With these techniques and improved understanding, you will produce more effective, accurate, and competitive proposals for submission, and as a result be more likely to win government contracts.
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The Importance of Internal Controls Compliance
Robert Craig from Fidelis Government Advisors will discuss these issues and challenges related to Internal Controls. During this program, he will present on: An Overview of Internal Controls - FAR/CAS - Key business systems - Sarbanes-Oxley - Section 302: Corporate Responsibility for Financial Reports - Section 404: Management Assessment of Internal Controls Fraud prevention and detection - Key controls - Importance for segregation of duties - Checks and balances - independent reviews
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The New Export Control Reform Transition Rules
This program discusses the new export control reform transition rules and how to best comply with them.
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The New GSA Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Rule: Impact on FSS Contractors
This briefing will cover the major impact this will have to current and future GSA Schedule holders to include reviewing the following areas of impact: · CSP Disclosures · Price Reduction Tracking · Horizontal Pricing Model Impact · New IFF Tracking and Reporting Methods · TDR system and overview · Mass Mod Guidance · TDR and Public Information
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The Nuts and Bolts of Federal Government Contract Debriefings
This webinar will address federal government contract debriefings and will tell you everything you need to know before, during and after your debriefing. You will hear about debriefings from the perspective of the contractor, the government agency and in-house and outside counsel. This webinar will help you to get the most out of this essential tool in every government contractor's toolkit. Join presenters from Williams Mullen.
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The OFPP Memorandum on Contracting - Who Will Benefit and What Does it Mean to You as a Contractor?
Attorneys from Thompson Hine and a consultant from Vets GSA LLC discuss what the OFPP memorandum of December 2014 - setting forth a new parth for government contracting processes - will mean for the future of government contracting.
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The Procurement Integrity Act - How it Effects the Conduct of Contract and Federal Government Employees
This webinar will explore the Procurement Integrity Act and the corresponding regulations that restrict conduct of contractor employees and federal government employees in two ways.
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The Recent Supreme Court Rulings - How Decisions Are Impacting Contractors
This summer the Supreme Court decided two government contracts cases. In this webinar, learn what these cases mean for contractors including: how VOSBs and SDVOSBs can benefit from Kingdomware and how all contractors should update their internal controls in the wake of Escobar.
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The Top 10 CPSR Hot Topics for 2016
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the top 10 CPSR related topics that are areas of focus during most CPSRs. During this webinar, J.A. White & Associates Inc. provides a real time and comprehensive overview of the key elements auditors look for in a CPSR. Topics will include:  Pre-CPSR Risk Assessments  Major Compliance Topics  Public Law Related Topics  Key CPSR Trends  Managing the CPSR  Documentation Trends  Developing Effective Corrective Action Plans  Post-CPSR Issues
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The Top 10 Unallowable Costs in Government Contracting
Join us as Robert Craig from Fidelis, discusses the top 10 unallowable costs in government contracting. In FAR Part 31, the federal government has a list of costs a contractor will not receive reimbursement. These include thinks like entertainment, debt service, lobbying and a host of other things. However, some that are listed may be reimbursed if they meet certain criteria. Listen and ask questions as Mr. Craig goes over the top 10 list in this very informative program.
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The Trend Toward Traditionally Internal Functions as a Service
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." During this webinar, 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.
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The Trump Administration - What's In Store for Contractors?
In this webinar, Crowell & Moring, LLP partners Rob Burton, Lorraine Campos, Adelicia Cliffe, Stephen McBrady, and David Robbins will discuss the post-Inauguration state of play for government contracts, review ongoing changes, and look over the horizon to assess risks and opportunities for government contractors as the Trump Administration assumes power. They will also discuss the changing customer and public engagement dynamics in an era where the Commander in Chief communicates by Twitter, and the unique pressures facing Senior Procurement Executives in the Trump Administration and the challenges and opportunities for contractors that may result.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Australia
Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Canada
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP of Canada and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work for Canadian public sector customers, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Israel
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Israeli Law firm Shibolet & Co. and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Israel and with the Israeli government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Singapore
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Rajah & Tann of Singapore and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Singapore or for the Singapore government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in United Arab Emirates
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Afridi & Angell of the UAE and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in the UAE or for the UAE government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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Tips for Administrative Separation Boards - Part 1
A review of how to approach an Administrative Separation Board proceeding.
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Tips for Administrative Separation Boards - Part 2
A program reviewing the administrative separation board process with a focus on findings, opening and closing statements and preparing witnesses.
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Tips for Drafting Enforceable Teaming Agreements
This webinar, provided by attorneys who have negotiated numerous teaming agreements, will provide practical advice on how to protect yourself as a prime contractor or subcontractor.
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Top 10 Issues in Technology Contracts for 2017
2017 could be a pivotal year for technology and the government. Cybersecurity, technology, regulations and compliance issues within contracting are challenging both the federal government and contractors. Throw in the change of administration and Trump's direction on technology and we could be in for some major issues for the industry in the next few years. Join us as David Wennergren breaks down 2017's ten most challenging issues as it relates to technology contracts.
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Top 10 Latest Labor Headaches for Contractors - Newly Released Rules Require New Guidance
This webinar will examine some of the most significant and vexing compliance challenges for contractors and will provide practical guidance on how to: handle the numerous new reporting requirements; create a compliance system that will ensure the proper disclosures are made to contracting agencies and the Department of Labor; flow down the new requirements to lower tier subcontractors; distinguish between what is a reportable violation and what is not and determine whether a violation is significant enough to warrant further action by an agency; -mitigate past and potential future violations that would create new reporting obligations; understand the new pitfalls in the prime/sub relationship.
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Top 5 Billing Mistakes Government Contractors Make
Having trouble getting your public vouchers through the government "paying office obstacle course?" Has DCAA's invoice review process become your worst nightmare? Join us on August 5th to navigate these common billing errors, and how to avoid them.
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Top Compliance Risks of Unqualified Labor in Contract Performance
The majority of service contracts will break-up by labor categories (LCATs) that include minimum educational requirements and/or experience qualifications for employees. This is certainly the case on GSA Schedule contracts, T4NG and many others. By not providing qualified personnel under these LCATs (regardless of contract type) the contractor may been seen as overbilling, which can carry with it significant liabilities. For example, unqualified labor being sold to the government can implicate the civil False Claims Act, which also triggers disclosure requirement under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (FAR 52.203=13). Recent cases highlight the significance of enforcement on this issue and also highlight the lack of compliance among government contractors. Compounding the issue, is that this is an area that various Offices of the Inspector General have been focusing on in recent audits of GSA Schedule and other contracting vehicles. This webinar will focus on the importance of providing qualified labor and labor mapping for government contracts, as well as the multitude of compliance pitfalls that occur that may expose prime and subcontractors to tremendous liabilities. In particular, this webinar will discuss:  Qualified Labor Determination (Rule Sets) (Who is responsible)?  Unqualified Labor: Mandatory Disclosure & False Claims Act Liability?  Best Practices for GOVCON Organizations for Labor Qualifications  Typical Compliance Pitfall Scenarios Presented by Scott Davidson of The GCO Consulting Group and Dismas Locaria of Venable LLP
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Top Ten Elements Contractors Must Know About Cost Principles
A program covering core elements government contractors should know about cost principles.
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Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors - webinar. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including:  The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA).  The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services.  Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding "substantial transformation" of different types of products, including software and other IT products. And much more.
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Trends in Suspensions and Debarments - What Contractors Need to Know
Suspension and debarment are words that can terrify even the most hardened government contractor. This webinar will cover the latest suspension and debarment trends. Attendees will learn the agencies that are the most active, what situations are leading to suspensions and debarments, and the hidden dangers in GSA Schedule contracts that have been landing contractors in hot water. You'll learn best practices for avoiding suspension and debarment in this harsh environment as well as best practices for responding.
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Trends to Watch in 2018 - Compliance, Transactions, False Claims Act and Small Business Investigations
This webinar will cover up to the minute updates about the evolving areas of government contracts compliance, transactions trends and tripwires, False Claims Act developments, and current trends in small business investigation and enforcement. This update is designed to help government contracts professionals comply, and thrive in 2018 and beyond.
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Truthful Cost or Pricing Data
2018 Procurement University Online
A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements. Only certain contract types can be used such as fixed price, incentive or cost-reimbursement. In this FPSOnline webinar session, learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors. 90 Minutes.
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U.S. Export Control Reform Basics
This video provides basic background on US export control laws and relevant agencies.
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U.S. Sanctions Against Russia - Where Things Stand
May 31, 2018 - 11am-noon EDT - The United States has imposed a broad range of sanctions targeting Russia, based on factors such as the annexation of Crimea, Russia's incursion into eastern Ukraine, human rights abuses in Russia, and Russia's suspected involvement in cyber intrusions and other active measures related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This webinar summarizes the recent intensification of sanctions against Russia and assesses their impact on both U.S. and non-U.S. parties. The webinar also summarizes how the recent measures fit into the overall framework of sanctions against Russia and provides a summary of the Russia sanctions program overall. Tune in for a timely take on a topic that lies at the heart of the geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia. Presented by Anthony Rapa
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Understanding DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171
The December 31, 2017 compliance deadline is approaching! Learn why DFARS 7012 is critical to the defense community, the importance of the NIST 800-171 security standard and how it relates to business risk, the implications of not complying with these regulations, and the necessary actions to enable compliance. You'll leave this session with tangible next steps for getting your organization ready for DFARS 7012.
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Understanding Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) and CRADAs
In this 90 minute special webinar, you will learn about, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) and CRADAs.
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Understanding Suspension and Debarment
This webinar will provide an overview of suspension and debarment and give you an understanding of the regulations and process.
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Understanding the EAR and ITAR "Specially Designed" Concept
This video provides insight into the new definition, walks viewers through the "catch" and "release" methodology, and provides examples of how the definition will be applied going forward.
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Understanding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule and Guidance
Regulations were released on May 28 to implement the president's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, and the DOL proposed guidance. Suzanne Decker and Eric Crusius from the law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C., help sort out what this means for the contracting industry - both prime and sub-contractors.
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Understanding the FAR
This Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) audio program provides a concise overview of the key concepts and policies of each of the FAR Parts, along with examples of how these concepts and policies operate in practice.
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Understanding the Five Critical Steps to an Integrated Compliance Approach for Government Contractors
Get an understanding of the five steps in the Integrated Compliance Approach; it's purpose, success criteria, and tools related to each of the steps more
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Understanding the New GSA Schedule Compliance Landscape
GSA Schedule Compliance
The GSA is on the move. After years and decades of little or no change in how they operate, GSA is making drastic changes that impact contractors. These changes are a mixed bag of good, bad and ugly. Paperwork and compliance appear to be the new norms for the industry which, at the end of the day may impact your cost of compliance and corporate pricing strategies. This is a three-hour long virtual instructor led interactive program on GSA Schedules. This program will cover the information on changes and insights into the GSA Schedule Management Initiatives which will ultimately impact pricing, data reporting and compliance. Larry Allen will discuss these issues in detail with the class participants so that you can make better strategic and tactical decisions when dealing with GSA Schedules. You will learn about the latest updates on:  Price Flattening Initiative  Transactional Data Reporting  Formatted Product Tool  Category Management Initiative You will also learn about Compliance Issues that have a broad impact on all GSA Schedule Contractors:  The Price Reduction Clause  Possible Elimination of Basis Award Tracking  GSA CO's new authority  The Growing False Claims Acts and Recent Settlements  Impact and Future of the Trade Agreements Act Finally, Larry Allen will wrap up with a discussion on new Labor Rates and impacts and tracking issues for GSA Schedule Contractors. This is a fully interactive class where participation and questions are highly encouraged by everyone! It is recommended customers have the following prerequisites:  General and intermediate knowledge of terms and definitions commonly used by GSA and Schedule Contractors  General acquisition and procurement procedures  Basic knowledge of GSA Schedule Contracting
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Understanding the Purchasing Systems
Business Systems Webinar Series
This program is an in-depth look at Contractor Purchasing System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.244-7001. In this 75-minute program you will learn about what is an `acceptable' purchasing system, who approves (or disapproves of the system), who is required to comply, dealing with deficiencies and corrective actions as well as other important steps to ensure your business system is compliant with the rules and regulations set forth by the government.
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Understanding the Purchasing Systems
This is second of a seven part series on Business Systems presented to you by Federal Publications Seminars. This program is an in-depth look at Contractor Purchasing System Administration as outlined in DFARS 252.244-7001. Our presenters are Suzanne Roske and Kristin Torcasi of PwC.
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Understanding the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data's Application to Subcontractors
The intent of our session is to discuss the actual applications of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data requirement as it relates to suppliers and subcontractors. In doing so, we will discuss the following: When does Truthful Cost or Pricing Data apply?  What are the exceptions?  What are the responsibilities of by Government, the prime contractor, and the subcontractor as they relate to this requirement?  What are some of the pitfalls associated with the requirement?
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Wage & Hour Compliance in Construction Davis-Bacon, CWHSSA and the FLSA
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Taught by a former Acting Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, this course provides practical guidance on the application of the Davis Bacon Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act to construction projects funded by the USG. Course coverage includes a review of compliance techniques and practices for general contractors and subcontractors.
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What is Fair and Reasonable Pricing from a Contract Audit Point of View based upon FAR 15.404-4
From a recent issue audit report from the GSA Office of the Inspector General the following statements were made: The OIG recognizes that it is the contracting officer's responsibility to negotiate and award a reasonable profit rate in accordance with the guidance provided under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.404-4-Profit. For presentation purposes, the OIG used a 10 percent profit rate to calculate the per audit labor rate for ABC's employees. We applied this factor because the vast majority of the sales analyzed were under T&M task orders, a contract type that typically carries a lower risk to the contractor. FAR 15.404-4 provides guidance on profit and states that T&M contracts should be treated in the same manner as cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, which limits profit to 10 percent. In addition, our position is that subcontractor labor should be treated as a pass-through cost, and profit should not be applied to this labor type. This was then used to request a 32% reduction in rate for the labor category rates for the company. The OIG performed a cost build for the labor rates that were charged on task order contracts and independently reviewed base rates, indirect rates, & profit to determine what the actual target rate should have been. The purpose of this webinar is to look at Fair & Reasonable pricing based upon the above stated approach and cover the follow questions:  Is FAR 15.404-4 an appropriate measure of the percentage of profit?  Do you add a fee to manage subcontractor labor or is it straight pass through?  GSA Schedule pricing structures (CPL vs Market Rates) : what is the impact of true historical rates usage?  What are in your indirect rates? (Do you know)  What is defective pricing?  What are the legal ramifications of defective pricing?
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What the Changes in Cybersecurity Legislation Mean for your Business
Join us as NeoSystems' CTO Rob Wilson, and Rich Wilkinson, VP of Client Services discuss the history and future of cyber security in our ever-changing government contracting industry. Learn how we got here, get an overview of the legislation, a review of the current situation and what to expect in the future. All this from the view of a Chief Technology Officer and Compliance Expert.
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What to Expect When Doing Business with the Department of Energy
Doing Business with the Department of Energy
In this program, you will learn about how the DOE is organized, its budgets, contractors and best practices in doing business with this agency from an experienced practitioner. Covered in this program will be: DOE Organization and Functions, Locations and Budgets, Contracting Structure, Evolution of DOE's Contracting Practices, Major Facility Contractors, What to Expect.
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What's Trending in Government Contractor Transactions
Transactions involving government contractors are on the rise. Several macro trends, including an intensified focus on defense spending, evolving regulations, cybersecurity threats, and foreign investment concerns, are driving activity in this space as well as complexity around structure and negotiated terms. These influences implicate a host of unique legal issues for suppliers of the federal government. This panel will touch on several of these and others, including distinctions between public and private transactions, changing regulatory requirements, novations, small business concerns, and recent developments at CFIUS.
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When TINA and False Claims Collide - Lessons from the UTC Cases
Over 30 years ago UTC (formerly Pratt & Whitney) was in a hotly contested competition for a big engine contract - the "Great Engine War". Although it won a defective pricing case relating to its engine proposal, UTC found itself on the receiving end of a False Claims allegation, and on the debit side of a $657MM damages award for the same conduct. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in United States v. United Technologies Corporation overturned the lower court's award this spring. What happened and what one can learn is important to all.