The PCI Network – Biggest Challenge and Important Consideration During an Audit

This episode of The PCI Network focuses on important considerations and challenges during an audit with Bill Walter, Director and Faculty at PCI. Bill Walter is a Partner with Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP.  He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Penn State University and has more than 25 years of experience in cost accounting and financial management systems.  He has an extensive background in the application and interpretation of rules, regulations, and standards applicable to Government contractors, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, individual agency supplements to the FAR, the Truth in Negotiations Act and the Cost Accounting Standards.  He began his career as an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), where he was responsible for implementing micro-computers and training his fellow auditors and … Continue reading

The PCI Network – Compliance, Suspension and Debarment

This episode of The PCI Network focuses on Suspension and Debarment. David Drabkin, Director and Faculty at PCI discusses, how to maintain compliance and avoid suspension and debarment. Mr. Drabkin is currently the Director of Acquisition Policy with Northrop Grumman Corporation. There he works with Congress, Executive Agencies and Industry Associations to evaluate and promulgate acquisition policy for Federal programs ensuring the interests of the Northrop Grumman are represented in the process.

The PCI Network – Three Keys to a Winning Proposal

The next episode of The PCI Network is all about putting together a winning proposal. Lou Chiarella, Director and Faculty at PCI, shares three tips to help you craft a winning proposal. Mr. Chiarella is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. area with 20 years of experience specializing in all aspects of Government contracting.  In addition to his current position, his previous experiences include: Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia; Chief of Administrative and Civil Law, Fort Carson, Colorado; and Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia.

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 10: Solicitations are filled with boilerplate provisions that don’t need to be read carefully

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No: 10, “Solicitations are filled with boilerplate provisions that don’t need to be read carefully.” You can listen directly on the Federal News Radio website here.

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 9: Only the big guys succeed

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No: 9, “Only the big guys succeed.” You can listen directly on the Federal News Radio website here.

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 8: We can treat our federal customers the same way we treat our commercial clients

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No: 8, “We can treat our federal customers the same way we treat our commercial clients.” You can listen directly on the Federal News Radio website here.

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 7: Our proprietary information is safe with the government

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. You find find Myth No. 7: “Our proprietary information in safe with the government,” on the Federal News Radio website here.  

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 6: We don’t have to market to agencies like we do in the commercial sector

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No: 6, “We don’t have to market to agencies like we do in the commercial sector.” If you’d like to listen directly on the Federal News Radio website, visit here.

Federal News Radio: Contracting Myth No. 5: My prime contractor will tell me what clauses should be in my subcontract

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No: 5, “My prime contractor will tell me what clauses should be in my subcontract.” If you’d like to listen directly on the Federal News Radio website, visit here.

Federal News Radio: Myth No. 4: It’s better to be a subcontractor because primes are too exposed

Federal News Radio is republishing our Ten Myths of Government Contracting series, accompanied by an interview with the author, Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP. Below is the audio from the interview on Myth No. 4, “It’s better to be a subcontractor because primes are too exposed” If you’d like to listen directly on the Federal News Radio website, visit here.