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January 2018

Trending Developments in Government Contract Compliance and Cybersecurity

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This 1.5 day course examines the intersection of cybersecurity compliance and regulations and federal government contracting.  In this course, veteran Government Contracts and cybersecurity attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will discuss the following topics: Pertinent cybersecurity definitions Threat management Breach response Cybersecurity costs Hacker motivations FAR and DFARS requirements pertaining to information systems The NIST framework Agency-wide efforts to regulate cybersecurity Cloud computing requirements Liability for data breaches   Continuing Education Credits 8.25 CLE/…

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Risk Management

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This fast-paced one-day class will introduce the concept of risk management and present some ways to prevent risks in the government contracting environment. Many of the risk management activities companies are currently performing do not provide them with actionable tasks to address performance, cost and schedule risk. This course will cover risk management best practices in order to deliver projects within specified time frames, budgets, and quality requirements. Agenda Brief Introduction to Risk Management Preliminary Questions…

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Emergency Contracting

January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on events such as Superstorm Sandy and the Unaccompanied Children crisis…

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Drafting & Negotiating Teaming Agreements

January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This intensive course provides an overview of teaming agreements, discusses how they differ from typical subcontractor relationships and identifies both legal and policy considerations that underlie the formation and operation of teaming agreements. The course also gives tips on drafting a successful teaming agreement by discussing provisions relating to scope, terminations, defaults, dispute resolution, and protections for proprietary information. This course is designed to arm you with the necessary information to negotiate and draft a…

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How to Read and Interpret Government Contracts

January 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Most contract disputes and misunderstandings concern the meaning of the contract. Contract interpretation is not the exclusive domain of the lawyers. Rather, it is an essential skill set for successful contractors and government acquisition professionals – all of whom need to be familiar with these principles in order to spot, avoid, and resolve potential problems over the meaning of the contract and the parties’ obligations, and because they are the ones on the front lines…

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Program Management Skills and Practice

January 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Managing several interrelated projects at the same time presents certain challenges and varies greatly from managing one project at a time. Program Managers do not manage individual projects, they organize teams working on connected projects. In Program Management a well planned coordination is required and an interaction with various functional units is critical. Thus, assembling a right team and gaining input from all stakeholders may play a very important role in the program’s success. Since managing programs goes well beyond satisfying outputs…

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February 2018

Contract Closeout

February 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Contract closeout is a critical, but often forgotten, piece of the Contract process.  This seminar will focus on what contractors need to move the close out process through to completion, efficiently and effectively.  Achieving closeout will ensure final payments are made, audit issues are concluded, past performance evaluations are submitted and any open issues are resolved.  Timely close out efforts result in reduced contract administration and ensure a greater likelihood that contractors still have and…

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Types of Contracts

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary A one day in-depth analysis of the new focus and guidelines on the selection, use, and management of contracts by type. Implications on costs, accounting systems, management, and administration of this new emphasis on all contract vehicles will be examined There is a new emphasis on Contract Types in Government Contracting. In acquisition planning, Government agencies have been directed to move away from Cost Type Contracts to Firm Fixed-Price Contracts. This emphasis on Fixed-Price Contracts…

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Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting

February 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - February 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of Government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in Government contracting.  This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety. Instead, the Masters Academy is intended…

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Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting

February 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) course will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The course will begin by analyzing different types of OCIs, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the obligations of both government and contractor as defined by the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts. The next part of the course will be unique- it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contracting…

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Preparing the Incurred Cost Submission

February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Doing business with the US Government is always challenging and the many onerous accounting requirements only make it more difficult. The purpose of this class is to help add clarity to Incurred Cost Submission requirement, which is an annual requirement for any contractor with flexibly priced contracts. This course will provide government contractors with a step by step guide in developing their Incurred Cost Submission to ensure that all allowable costs are properly captured and…

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Subcontract Statement of Work Development Best Practices Workshop

February 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS) is the most important document in any contemplated acquisition. Getting it right will determine how successful the acquisition will be in delivering the results your customers need. Workshop will focus discuss differences and similarities between a SOW and a PWS. It will discuss important factors that contribute to creating effective requirements document. It will provide participants with a structured way to create and structure both…

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Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

February 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting. This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and…

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March 2018

Foreign Military Contracting Best Practices: FMS, FMF, and DCC/DCS

March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This is an essential course for manufacturers, exporters and their executives, and legal and financial advisors, featuring: What the laws and regulations require for FMS sales and direct sales of military products Foreign Military Financing Practical instruction on export licensing of defense articles and services Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Continuing Education Credits 5.5 CLE/ 0.55 CEU/ 6.5 CPE (Finance) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 8…

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

March 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement continues to be a significant United States Government civil and criminal priority. While the United States continues to lead international anti-corruption enforcement efforts, other countries, mutli-lateral development banks, and quasi-regulators are also ramping up their interest in enacting and enforcing anti-corruption regulations. This course will provide an overview of the three provisions of the FCPA. The expert faculty will discuss the current international anti-corruption regulatory landscape, including trends in…

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CAS Cost Impacts

March 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

 LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two day course provides the student with a comprehensive learning experience on what constitutes a cost accounting practice (CAP) change and how to calculate the cost impact of such changes. The student will learn the requirements for preparing cost impact proposals, including General Dollar Magnitude Proposals and Detailed Cost Impact Proposals. The course also includes a focus on how to compute increased/decreased costs by contract, by contract group, and how recent legal decisions have…

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Understanding Bid Protests

March 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary If your company does business with the federal government, the chances are pretty high that you’ve heard the phrase “bid protest” before.  But what exactly is a bid protest, and what must every contractor understand about the process?  In this course, veteran government contracts attorneys Franklin Turner and Alexander Major – Co-Leaders of McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group – will give companies critical insight in order to maximize their chances…

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The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiations

March 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1085

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains cost principles and procedures…

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April 2018

Contract Closeout

April 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Contract closeout is a critical, but often forgotten, piece of the Contract process.  This seminar will focus on what contractors need to move the close out process through to completion, efficiently and effectively.  Achieving closeout will ensure final payments are made, audit issues are concluded, past performance evaluations are submitted and any open issues are resolved.  Timely close out efforts result in reduced contract administration and ensure a greater likelihood that contractors still have and…

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Risk Management

April 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This fast-paced one-day class will introduce the concept of risk management and present some ways to prevent risks in the government contracting environment. Many of the risk management activities companies are currently performing do not provide them with actionable tasks to address performance, cost and schedule risk. This course will cover risk management best practices in order to deliver projects within specified time frames, budgets, and quality requirements. Agenda Brief Introduction to Risk Management Preliminary Questions…

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Emergency Contracting

April 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on events such as Superstorm Sandy and the Unaccompanied Children crisis…

Find out more »

Types of Contracts

April 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary A one day in-depth analysis of the new focus and guidelines on the selection, use, and management of contracts by type. Implications on costs, accounting systems, management, and administration of this new emphasis on all contract vehicles will be examined There is a new emphasis on Contract Types in Government Contracting. In acquisition planning, Government agencies have been directed to move away from Cost Type Contracts to Firm Fixed-Price Contracts. This emphasis on Fixed-Price Contracts…

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Federal Grants Symposium

April 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$895

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Uniform Grant Guidance has changed the landscape for those that are in the Grants and Cooperative Agreement community. These changes drastically affect anyone managing grants and cooperative agreements. It’s critical that your organization is not only up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations, and that they understand the sensitivities and important compliance areas for your organization. Please join us at the “Federal Grants Symposium” in Orlando, FL, on December 6th  and 7th , to understand the requirements under…

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Preparing the Incurred Cost Submission

April 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Doing business with the US Government is always challenging and the many onerous accounting requirements only make it more difficult. The purpose of this class is to help add clarity to Incurred Cost Submission requirement, which is an annual requirement for any contractor with flexibly priced contracts. This course will provide government contractors with a step by step guide in developing their Incurred Cost Submission to ensure that all allowable costs are properly captured and…

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Government Contracting Fundamentals

April 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - April 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1495

LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Government Contracting Fundamentals course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including applicable procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course provides an overview that will familiarize the attendee with the federal contracting process, provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise, and dispel common myths and misunderstandings. For those with…

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Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications

April 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - April 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1195

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This fast-paced interactive course examines the organization, content, policy and procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it applies to Federal acquisition. Designed for new professionals in both government and industry, as well as more experienced professionals, to build or update their familiarity with the Federal Government’s procurement system. The course includes a review of the topical divisions of the FAR, exercises to help the participant find and analyze FAR contracting issues, and group activities…

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May 2018

ITAR/EAR/OFAC & the Export Control Reforms

May 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary For decades, U.S. export controls consisted primarily of three sets of regulations; two lists of covered articles, services, technology, plus three lists of prohibited parties; and the involvement of three separate Government departments: (1) the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") and Commerce Control List ("CCL") under the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"); (2) the International Traffic in Arms Regulation ("ITAR") and U.S. Munitions List ("USML") under the Department of State's Directorate of Defense…

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Foreign Military Contracting Best Practices: FMS, FMF, and DCC/DCS

May 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This is an essential course for manufacturers, exporters and their executives, and legal and financial advisors, featuring: What the laws and regulations require for FMS sales and direct sales of military products Foreign Military Financing Practical instruction on export licensing of defense articles and services Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Continuing Education Credits 5.5 CLE/ 0.55 CEU/ 6.5 CPE (Finance) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 8…

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Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting

May 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - May 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$1795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of Government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in Government contracting.  This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety. Instead, the Masters Academy is intended…

Find out more »

Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting

May 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) course will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The course will begin by analyzing different types of OCIs, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the obligations of both government and contractor as defined by the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts. The next part of the course will be unique- it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contracting…

Find out more »

Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

May 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting. This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and…

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Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Data Rights (& Wrongs)

May 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Government’s and contractors’ respective rights in intellectual property (IP) arising from government contracts is very important to both sides.  For contractors, IP rights may be critical for the very survival of the company.  For Government agencies, IP rights may have a great impact on the cost and time to accomplish an agency’s mission. “Rights in data” is an unusually complex area, but one that is essential to learn.  Not the least of the difficulties…

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Drafting & Negotiating Teaming Agreements

May 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This intensive course provides an overview of teaming agreements, discusses how they differ from typical subcontractor relationships and identifies both legal and policy considerations that underlie the formation and operation of teaming agreements. The course also gives tips on drafting a successful teaming agreement by discussing provisions relating to scope, terminations, defaults, dispute resolution, and protections for proprietary information. This course is designed to arm you with the necessary information to negotiate and draft a…

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June 2018

Trending Developments in Government Contract Compliance and Cybersecurity

June 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This 1.5 day course examines the intersection of cybersecurity compliance and regulations and federal government contracting.  In this course, veteran Government Contracts and cybersecurity attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will discuss the following topics: Pertinent cybersecurity definitions Threat management Breach response Cybersecurity costs Hacker motivations FAR and DFARS requirements pertaining to information systems The NIST framework Agency-wide efforts to regulate cybersecurity Cloud computing requirements Liability for data breaches   Continuing Education Credits 8.25 CLE/…

Find out more »

How to Read and Interpret Government Contracts

June 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Most contract disputes and misunderstandings concern the meaning of the contract. Contract interpretation is not the exclusive domain of the lawyers. Rather, it is an essential skill set for successful contractors and government acquisition professionals – all of whom need to be familiar with these principles in order to spot, avoid, and resolve potential problems over the meaning of the contract and the parties’ obligations, and because they are the ones on the front lines…

Find out more »

The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiations

June 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$1085

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains cost principles and procedures…

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July 2018

CAS Cost Impacts

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$995

 LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two day course provides the student with a comprehensive learning experience on what constitutes a cost accounting practice (CAP) change and how to calculate the cost impact of such changes. The student will learn the requirements for preparing cost impact proposals, including General Dollar Magnitude Proposals and Detailed Cost Impact Proposals. The course also includes a focus on how to compute increased/decreased costs by contract, by contract group, and how recent legal decisions have…

Find out more »

Government Contracting Fundamentals

July 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$1495

LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Government Contracting Fundamentals course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including applicable procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course provides an overview that will familiarize the attendee with the federal contracting process, provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise, and dispel common myths and misunderstandings. For those with…

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Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications

July 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
+ Google Map
$1195

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This fast-paced interactive course examines the organization, content, policy and procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it applies to Federal acquisition. Designed for new professionals in both government and industry, as well as more experienced professionals, to build or update their familiarity with the Federal Government’s procurement system. The course includes a review of the topical divisions of the FAR, exercises to help the participant find and analyze FAR contracting issues, and group activities…

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

July 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement continues to be a significant United States Government civil and criminal priority. While the United States continues to lead international anti-corruption enforcement efforts, other countries, mutli-lateral development banks, and quasi-regulators are also ramping up their interest in enacting and enforcing anti-corruption regulations. This course will provide an overview of the three provisions of the FCPA. The expert faculty will discuss the current international anti-corruption regulatory landscape, including trends in…

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August 2018

Subcontract Statement of Work Development Best Practices Workshop

August 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS) is the most important document in any contemplated acquisition. Getting it right will determine how successful the acquisition will be in delivering the results your customers need. Workshop will focus discuss differences and similarities between a SOW and a PWS. It will discuss important factors that contribute to creating effective requirements document. It will provide participants with a structured way to create and structure both…

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Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts

August 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - August 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Doing business with the U.S. Government can be extremely challenging, but when you layer in the extensive accounting requirements, internal controls, and system expectations that come with U.S. Government contracts, it can become downright frightening. This course is designed to help contractors navigate the details of these requirements so that they can successfully recover all allowable and allocable contract costs incurred in support of their contracts. This course will also prepare contractors for the accounting requirements…

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Understanding Bid Protests

August 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary If your company does business with the federal government, the chances are pretty high that you’ve heard the phrase “bid protest” before.  But what exactly is a bid protest, and what must every contractor understand about the process?  In this course, veteran government contracts attorneys Franklin Turner and Alexander Major – Co-Leaders of McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group – will give companies critical insight in order to maximize their chances…

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Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting

August 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - August 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of Government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in Government contracting.  This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety. Instead, the Masters Academy is intended…

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Supply Chain Management and Compliance

August 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Supply Chain Management and Compliance course is an intensive 1.5 day overview and interactive dialogue on the supply chain management risks and compliance issues that face government contractors. A government contractor must understand and effectively address a broad range of issues including laws, regulations, initiatives, and a number of new developments that cover issues from cyber threats to counterfeit parts. In addition, a supply chain may be globally dispersed, which raises additional issues. Whether…

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October 2018

Types of Contracts

October 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary A one day in-depth analysis of the new focus and guidelines on the selection, use, and management of contracts by type. Implications on costs, accounting systems, management, and administration of this new emphasis on all contract vehicles will be examined There is a new emphasis on Contract Types in Government Contracting. In acquisition planning, Government agencies have been directed to move away from Cost Type Contracts to Firm Fixed-Price Contracts. This emphasis on Fixed-Price Contracts…

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Drafting & Negotiating Teaming Agreements

October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This intensive course provides an overview of teaming agreements, discusses how they differ from typical subcontractor relationships and identifies both legal and policy considerations that underlie the formation and operation of teaming agreements. The course also gives tips on drafting a successful teaming agreement by discussing provisions relating to scope, terminations, defaults, dispute resolution, and protections for proprietary information. This course is designed to arm you with the necessary information to negotiate and draft a…

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Risk Management

October 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This fast-paced one-day class will introduce the concept of risk management and present some ways to prevent risks in the government contracting environment. Many of the risk management activities companies are currently performing do not provide them with actionable tasks to address performance, cost and schedule risk. This course will cover risk management best practices in order to deliver projects within specified time frames, budgets, and quality requirements. Agenda Brief Introduction to Risk Management Preliminary Questions…

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Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

October 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting. This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and…

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How to Read and Interpret Government Contracts

October 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Most contract disputes and misunderstandings concern the meaning of the contract. Contract interpretation is not the exclusive domain of the lawyers. Rather, it is an essential skill set for successful contractors and government acquisition professionals – all of whom need to be familiar with these principles in order to spot, avoid, and resolve potential problems over the meaning of the contract and the parties’ obligations, and because they are the ones on the front lines…

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Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting

October 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) course will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The course will begin by analyzing different types of OCIs, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the obligations of both government and contractor as defined by the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts. The next part of the course will be unique- it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contracting…

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Emergency Contracting

October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on events such as Superstorm Sandy and the Unaccompanied Children crisis…

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Contract Closeout

October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Contract closeout is a critical, but often forgotten, piece of the Contract process.  This seminar will focus on what contractors need to move the close out process through to completion, efficiently and effectively.  Achieving closeout will ensure final payments are made, audit issues are concluded, past performance evaluations are submitted and any open issues are resolved.  Timely close out efforts result in reduced contract administration and ensure a greater likelihood that contractors still have and…

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ITAR/EAR/OFAC & the Export Control Reforms

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary For decades, U.S. export controls consisted primarily of three sets of regulations; two lists of covered articles, services, technology, plus three lists of prohibited parties; and the involvement of three separate Government departments: (1) the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") and Commerce Control List ("CCL") under the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"); (2) the International Traffic in Arms Regulation ("ITAR") and U.S. Munitions List ("USML") under the Department of State's Directorate of Defense…

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Foreign Military Contracting Best Practices: FMS, FMF, and DCC/DCS

October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This is an essential course for manufacturers, exporters and their executives, and legal and financial advisors, featuring: What the laws and regulations require for FMS sales and direct sales of military products Foreign Military Financing Practical instruction on export licensing of defense articles and services Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Continuing Education Credits 5.5 CLE/ 0.55 CEU/ 6.5 CPE (Finance) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 8…

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November 2018

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

November 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement continues to be a significant United States Government civil and criminal priority. While the United States continues to lead international anti-corruption enforcement efforts, other countries, mutli-lateral development banks, and quasi-regulators are also ramping up their interest in enacting and enforcing anti-corruption regulations. This course will provide an overview of the three provisions of the FCPA. The expert faculty will discuss the current international anti-corruption regulatory landscape, including trends in…

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Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting

November 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - November 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of Government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in Government contracting.  This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety. Instead, the Masters Academy is intended…

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Trending Developments in Government Contract Compliance and Cybersecurity

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$795

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This 1.5 day course examines the intersection of cybersecurity compliance and regulations and federal government contracting.  In this course, veteran Government Contracts and cybersecurity attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will discuss the following topics: Pertinent cybersecurity definitions Threat management Breach response Cybersecurity costs Hacker motivations FAR and DFARS requirements pertaining to information systems The NIST framework Agency-wide efforts to regulate cybersecurity Cloud computing requirements Liability for data breaches   Continuing Education Credits 8.25 CLE/…

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CAS Cost Impacts

November 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

 LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary This two day course provides the student with a comprehensive learning experience on what constitutes a cost accounting practice (CAP) change and how to calculate the cost impact of such changes. The student will learn the requirements for preparing cost impact proposals, including General Dollar Magnitude Proposals and Detailed Cost Impact Proposals. The course also includes a focus on how to compute increased/decreased costs by contract, by contract group, and how recent legal decisions have…

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Understanding Bid Protests

November 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary If your company does business with the federal government, the chances are pretty high that you’ve heard the phrase “bid protest” before.  But what exactly is a bid protest, and what must every contractor understand about the process?  In this course, veteran government contracts attorneys Franklin Turner and Alexander Major – Co-Leaders of McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group – will give companies critical insight in order to maximize their chances…

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December 2018

Subcontract Statement of Work Development Best Practices Workshop

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$595

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS) is the most important document in any contemplated acquisition. Getting it right will determine how successful the acquisition will be in delivering the results your customers need. Workshop will focus discuss differences and similarities between a SOW and a PWS. It will discuss important factors that contribute to creating effective requirements document. It will provide participants with a structured way to create and structure both…

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Preparing the Incurred Cost Submission

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$995

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Doing business with the US Government is always challenging and the many onerous accounting requirements only make it more difficult. The purpose of this class is to help add clarity to Incurred Cost Submission requirement, which is an annual requirement for any contractor with flexibly priced contracts. This course will provide government contractors with a step by step guide in developing their Incurred Cost Submission to ensure that all allowable costs are properly captured and…

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The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiations

December 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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$1085

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains cost principles and procedures…

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