Pre-Conference Workshops

Deep Dive into the DCAA & DCMA Audit and Compliance Landscape

Jun 18, 2018 9:00am – 12:30pm

Speakers

Jacqueline Hlavin
Chief, Policy Accounting and Cost Principles
Defense Contract Audit Agency (Baltimore, MD)

Matthew Herdman
Corporate Compliance Director
ASRC Federal (Beltsville, MD)

Nathan Geesaman
Government Regulatory Compliance Senior Manager
Accenture Federal Services (Arlington, VA)

Navigating the Complex Challenges of Contract Closeouts to Achieve the Maximum Payment

Jun 18, 2018 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speakers

Kay M. Papin
Government Compliance Director
McCarthy Buildings (St. Louis, MO)

Matthew Popham
Senior Vice President, Government Compliance Director
Leidos (Reston, VA)

Bill Walter
Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (Tysons Corner, VA)

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

8:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Conference Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
Industry Views: How the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Will Affect Government Contractors
10:15
Networking Break
10:30
DOD, DCAA & DCMA UPDATE – Key Developments and Priorities for the Year Ahead
11:30
Are You Vulnerable? Defining the Prime Contractors’ Responsibility for Their Subcontractors
12:30
Networking Lunch
1:45
809 Panel Update: Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition
2:45
The New Kids in Town – What Should You Expect When CPA Firms Start Performing Incurred Cost Audits
3:30
Networking Break
3:45
Focus on Cybersecurity: How to Meet the Government’s Demands for Effective Contract Oversight and Administration
4:45
Managing DCAA & DCMA Challenges with International Contracts
5:30
Cocktail Reception Hosted By:
6:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00
Questions & Answer Panel with DCAA/DCMA Alumni
10:00
What Would You Do If? Interactive Scenarios on Defective Pricing
11:00
Networking Break
11:15
DOD’s Interpretation of Commercial Items and Services: Recent Cases, Guidance and Trends
12:15
Networking Lunch for Attendees and Speakers
1:30
Implications of Significant Court Decisions That Affect Cost Allowability and Accounting
2:30
Preventative Measures and Best Practices for Mitigating the Adverse Effects When Your DFARs Business System is Disapproved
3:30
Networking Break
3:45
How to Avoid Legal Landmines: Current Government Enforcement Targets
4:45
Conference Ends

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

8:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Conference Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Mark Quirk
Senior Director, Government Accounting & Compliance
Honeywell International (Morris Plains, NJ)

Barbara F. Michael
Vice President, Government Compliance & Audit
Vencore, Inc. (Laurel, MD)

9:15
Industry Views: How the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Will Affect Government Contractors

Brian Taylor
Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance
Accenture Federal Services (Arlington, VA)

Traci Dillon
Director-Contract Compliance
Harris Corporation (Melbourne, FL)

Joseph Fengler
Director of Government Relations
Honeywell International (Washington, DC)

Moderator

Mark Quirk
Senior Director, Government Accounting & Compliance
Honeywell International (Morris Plains, NJ)

This exclusive panel will kick off the conference with a summary of how government contractors, large and small, from different industries feel about the new administration and the proposed increase in defense spending. Discussion topics include:  

  • Views on the recent NDIA study
  • Impact of recent large mergers and acquisitions on the defense industry
  • Progress on government/industry collaboration
  • New efforts towards defense innovation by the government

10:15
Networking Break
10:30
DOD, DCAA & DCMA UPDATE – Key Developments and Priorities for the Year Ahead

Janice Muskopf
Chief of Pricing, Air Force Materiel Command
United States Air Force (Dayton, OH)

Andrew Obermeyer
Director, Business Operations Center
DCMA (Fort Lee, VA)

Jacqueline Hlavin
Chief, Policy Accounting and Cost Principles
Defense Contract Audit Agency (Baltimore, MD)

Senior representatives share key updates on their various agencies, current priorities and new initiatives for 2018. Some of the topics to be discussed include:  

  • Current status of incurred cost audits
  • Plans for expanding business system audits
  • Interplay between DCAA, DCMA and DOD

11:30
Are You Vulnerable? Defining the Prime Contractors’ Responsibility for Their Subcontractors

Mary Delahunty
Vice President & General Counsel
Invocon, Inc. (Conroe, TX)

Cheryl Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Subcontracts
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (Bethesda, MD)

Thomas A. Marcinko
Principal
Aronson LLC (Rockville, MD)

  • What does the government expect from the prime contractor?
  • View from the subcontractor perspective
  • Flow-down clauses, and compliance requirements
  • False Claims Act liability, and whistleblower reprisal liability

12:30
Networking Lunch

New Networking Roundtables Join your peers and participate in informal discussions on topics that are of most interest to you.  

  • Subcontractor management
  • Small to medium contractor issues
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

1:45
809 Panel Update: Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition

Barbara F. Michael
Vice President, Government Compliance & Audit
Vencore, Inc. (Laurel, MD)

Brent Calhoon
Partner
Baker Tilly (Tysons Corner, VA)

  • Results of interim report issued 1/31/18
  • Evaluating recommendations on commercial buying, contract compliance and audit, defense business systems, and services and small business contracting
  • Modernizing CAS – coverage thresholds, cost impacts for changes in accounting practices, calculating increased costs in the aggregate, pension curtailments, and accounting for unallowable costs
  • Next steps and key deadlines for the panel

2:45
The New Kids in Town – What Should You Expect When CPA Firms Start Performing Incurred Cost Audits

Bill Roets
Director, Contract and Grant Policy Division
NASA (Washington, DC)

Kristen Soles
Partner, Government Contracting Industry Leader
CohnReznick LLP (Tysons Corner, VA)

  • Pros and cons to using private audit firms for contract audit activities
  • Approach that private firms take to deliver timely, effective contract audit reports that ensure no conflict of interests as per GAGAS requirements
  • Contracting with private firms for contract audit services using the GSA schedule and other acquisition means

3:30
Networking Break
3:45
Focus on Cybersecurity: How to Meet the Government’s Demands for Effective Contract Oversight and Administration

Christopher Hale
Senior Counsel, Cybersecurity
Raytheon Company (Seattle, WA)

Robert S. Metzger
Shareholder
Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell (Washington, DC)

  • DFARS requirements: SP 800-171 safeguards, SSP, POAM, incident response
  • Recurring DMCA roles: contract terms; SSPs, incident reports and coordination
  • Special DCMA roles: compliance, SSP review, controls assessment
  • Emerging DCAA cost issues

4:45
Managing DCAA & DCMA Challenges with International Contracts

Jacqueline Hlavin
Chief, Policy Accounting and Cost Principles
Defense Contract Audit Agency (Baltimore, MD)

Jamie L Sybert
Vice President, Government Accounting & Compliance
Jacobs (Englewood, CO)

Bradley Waters
Principal, Government Contractor Services
KPMG LLP (Washington, D.C.)

  • The distinction between foreign military sales and direct foreign sales
  • How do the cost accounting standards and DFARS business systems rule apply?
  • What is the audit role of DCAA for international contracts?
  • What is the role of the U.S. government in industrial offset programs?

5:30
Cocktail Reception Hosted By:
6:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00
Questions & Answer Panel with DCAA/DCMA Alumni

Steve Trautwein
Director, Acquisition Policy
Aerospace Industries Association (Arlington, VA)

Patrick Fitzgerald
Director
Baker Tilly (Tysons Corner, VA)

Ronald Youngs
Assistant Vice President, Acquisition, National Security and Acquisition Division
Aerospace Industries Association (Arlington, VA)

Bring your questions for this interactive session with former DCAA and DCMA alumni who will share their views about the current government compliance and enforcement landscape.

10:00
What Would You Do If? Interactive Scenarios on Defective Pricing

Mark Smith
Vice President of Government Accounting Compliance
Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, VA)

Phillip Seckman
Partner
Dentons (Denver, CO)

Compliance, finance and legal personnel are frequently asked to address urgent requests for an assessment of defective pricing risks and issues. This session will explore how adjustments to the facts in defective pricing scenarios might affect risk assessments and advice for managing risk. Building on facts from real cases, the scenarios will explore defective pricing concepts such as:  

  • The distinction between facts vs. judgments
  • Prime v. subcontractor risks and strategies to manage such risk
  • The implications of various contract types

11:00
Networking Break
11:15
DOD’s Interpretation of Commercial Items and Services: Recent Cases, Guidance and Trends

Ryan Connell

Kelly Blackford
Director, Government Systems Contracts
Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids. IA)

  • New guidance of commercial items
  • Importance of commercial acquisition
  • Role of DCMA in commercial item reviews
  • Commercial item cases and examples
  • How to keep lines of communication open

12:15
Networking Lunch for Attendees and Speakers
1:30
Implications of Significant Court Decisions That Affect Cost Allowability and Accounting

Daryl Witherspoon
General Counsel
Defense Contract Audit Agency (Fort Belvoir, VA)

James Thomas
Partner
PwC LLP (McLean, VA)

  • Analysis of recent cases on cost allocation and allowability including expressly unallowable costs
  • DCAA’s role in the formal dispute process
  • How case interpretations of cost issues affect DCAA’s audit guidance

2:30
Preventative Measures and Best Practices for Mitigating the Adverse Effects When Your DFARs Business System is Disapproved

Andrew Obermeyer
Director, Business Operations Center
DCMA (Fort Lee, VA)

Neil Gardner
Vice President, Ethics and Compliance
Orbital ATK (Arlington, VA)

  • Background of the DFARS business system rule
  • Performing a robust self-assessment
  • What to do when a deficiency is identified
  • Making a compelling case to support the adequacy of your Business Systems
  • Remediating deficiencies quickly and effectively

3:30
Networking Break
3:45
How to Avoid Legal Landmines: Current Government Enforcement Targets

Michael G. Scheininger
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP (Washington, DC)

Mark Esposito
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Management Services
AECOM (Germantown, MD)

Justin Chiarodo
Partner
Blank Rome LLP (Washington, DC)

  • Escobar decision and false claims developments
  • Status of fraud referrals to DOJ
  • Summary of recent key court decisions

4:45
Conference Ends

Deep Dive into the DCAA & DCMA Audit and Compliance Landscape

Jun 18, 2018 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jacqueline Hlavin
Chief, Policy Accounting and Cost Principles
Defense Contract Audit Agency (Baltimore, MD)

Matthew Herdman
Corporate Compliance Director
ASRC Federal (Beltsville, MD)

Nathan Geesaman
Government Regulatory Compliance Senior Manager
Accenture Federal Services (Arlington, VA)

What is it about?

This nuts and bolts comprehensive workshop will provide a practical refresher on the audit and compliance landscape for government contractors. Whether you are new to the area or just want to discuss best practices with your peers in advance of the more advanced discussions during the main conference, this program offers practical insights on the following topics:  
  • Staying compliant with FAR and DFARS
  • Working effectively with DCAA and DCMA
  • Best practices for managing and monitoring auditing requests
  • How to respond to audit reports
  • ow to challenge DCAA findings

Navigating the Complex Challenges of Contract Closeouts to Achieve the Maximum Payment

Jun 18, 2018 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Kay M. Papin
Government Compliance Director
McCarthy Buildings (St. Louis, MO)

Matthew Popham
Senior Vice President, Government Compliance Director
Leidos (Reston, VA)

Bill Walter
Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (Tysons Corner, VA)

What is it about?

This comprehensive workshop will discuss the contract closeout process of government contracts. Participants will share best practices about planning and implementing strategies for contract closeouts during the life of the contract. This workshop will be interactive and will cover FAR and DFAR guidance for various types of contracts. Topics to be covered include:  
  • How to have a successful closeout audit
  • Importance of file documentation
  • Alternative contract termination scenarios
  • Impact of new FAR compliance requirements
  • How to simplify closeouts