Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A: Business System Audits: Critical Pre-Planning Steps to Ensure That Your Organization is Audit Ready

Jun 21, 2022 9:00am – 12:30pm

Speakers

Mark Quirk

Mark Quirk
Vice-President, Industry Compliance & Business Regulatory Affairs
ManTech

Matthew Herdman
Vice President Corporate Compliance
ASRC Federal

Philip Schatz
Compliance Manager
ASRC Federal

Workshop B: Strategies to Prepare Compelling Proposals and Forward Pricing Agreements

Jun 21, 2022 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speakers

Jennifer Flickinger

Jennifer Flickinger
Principal
GovCon Advisors LLC

John Polcari
Director
HKA

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
DCAA Keynote Address
10:00
Top Trends in Government Contracting
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

REMOTE AUDITS

How the Industry is Navigating the Expected and Unexpected Challenges
12:00
Networking Lunch
1:15

DCMA Update

Current Trends and Priorities for DCMA
2:15
BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS- Deep Dive Cost Estimating, Accounting & Billing or Contractor Purchasing
3:00
Networking Break
3:15
BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS- Deep Dive: Cost Estimating, Accounting & Billing or Contractor Purchasing
4:00

ALUMNI PANEL

Former Government Officials Share Their Experiences
4:45
Networking Reception
Sponsored by

Day 2 - Thursday, June 23, 2022

8:15
Continental Breakfast
9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:45

Industry Consolidation and the Aftermath

Perspectives on the Impact of Recent M&A and What It Means for Your Compliance Environment
10:45
Networking Break
11:00
CMMC 2.0 and Cybersecurity: Critical Considerations for the Path Forward
11:50

LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING COST & PRICING

Significant Regulatory and Litigation Developments—from Bid Protests to Vaccine Mandates— and Beyond
12:45
Networking Lunch
1:45
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
2:15

CONTRACT CLOSEOUTS

Status Update and How the Industry is Working Together With Government
3:00
Networking Break
3:15

COMMERCIAL ITEMS

Perspectives on Commercial Item Acquisitions Down the Supply Chain
4:00

DOMESTIC PREFERENCE

What are the Implications for Recent Changes to the Domestic Preference Requirements?
4:30
End of Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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

Nathan Geesaman
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Accenture Federal Services

Mark A. Smith

Mark Smith
Chief Government Compliance Officer
BAE Systems

9:15
DCAA Keynote Address
Bentz, Joseph

Joseph Bentz
Deputy Director and Current Acting Director
DCAA

10:00
Top Trends in Government Contracting
Jamie Sybert

Jamie Sybert
Principal - Government Contracts Advisory Leader
Grant Thornton LLP

Mark Quirk

Mark Quirk
Vice-President, Industry Compliance & Business Regulatory Affairs
ManTech

Matthew Herdman
Vice President Corporate Compliance
ASRC Federal

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

REMOTE AUDITS

How the Industry is Navigating the Expected and Unexpected Challenges

Kelly Peters
Director Contracts & Government Compliance
Huntington Ingalls

Thomas Tagle
Partner
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Rochelle N. Overstreet
Director, Enterprise Pricing Office
Enterprise Service & Analysis Division

NASA Headquarters

  • How the government has engaged with contractors to perform transaction testing, floor checks, and walkthroughs in a remote environment
  • NASA as a Cognizant Federal Agency (CFA)
  • Will audit focuses/testing methods been the same or evolving?
  • Common mistakes to avoid

12:00
Networking Lunch
1:15

DCMA Update

Current Trends and Priorities for DCMA

Thomas Forbush
Director, CACO/DACO Division
DCMA

Mark A. Smith

Mark Smith
Chief Government Compliance Officer
BAE Systems

  • Cost and pricing priorities
  • Role of CACO/DACO going forward
  • Meeting statute of limitation deadlines
  • Business systems audits approval
  • Staffing and training issues

2:15
BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS- Deep Dive Cost Estimating, Accounting & Billing or Contractor Purchasing

Cost Estimating

Nathan Geesaman
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Accenture Federal Services

John Hindman
Director
RSM US LLP

ACCOUNTING AND BILLING

Kristin Torcasi

Kristin Torcasi
Vice President Government Compliance
CACI International

Drew Lewis
Director
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Contractor Purchasing

Kent Sharp

Kent Sharp
Senior Compliance Regulatory Manager
General Electric Aviation

Select your preferred roundtable for each of the following two sessions. Hear directly from leading contractors about their experiences along with the finer points of developing a pro-active approach to your audit. Gain invaluable insights on key DCAA areas of focus and best practices for your work after the event.

3:00
Networking Break
3:15
BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS- Deep Dive: Cost Estimating, Accounting & Billing or Contractor Purchasing

COST ESTIMATING

Nathan Geesaman
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Accenture Federal Services

John Hindman
Director
RSM US LLP

Accounting and Billing

Kristin Torcasi

Kristin Torcasi
Vice President Government Compliance
CACI International

Drew Lewis
Director
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Contractor Purchasing

Kent Sharp

Kent Sharp
Senior Compliance Regulatory Manager
General Electric Aviation

Select your preferred roundtable for each of the following two sessions. Hear directly from leading contractors about their experiences along with the finer points of developing a pro-active approach to your audit. Gain invaluable insights on key DCAA areas of focus and best practices for your work after the event.

4:00

ALUMNI PANEL

Former Government Officials Share Their Experiences

Kim Herrington
VP Government Financial
L3Harris Corporation
Former Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, U.S. Department of Defense

4:45
Networking Reception
Sponsored by

Day 2 - Thursday, June 23, 2022

8:15
Continental Breakfast
9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

John M. Tenaglia
Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting
U.S. Department of Defense

9:45

Industry Consolidation and the Aftermath

Perspectives on the Impact of Recent M&A and What It Means for Your Compliance Environment

Traci Dillion
Sr. Director Government Contract Compliance
L3Harris Technologies

David Ferrari

David Ferrari
Executive Director, Government Accounting
Raytheon Company

Neil Gardner

Neil Gardner
Director, Government Compliance, Budget, Forward Pricing
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Barbara Michael
Senior Vice President Government Compliance
Peraton

  • Need for transparent communication with the government about the plan and process
  • Tips that affect your external restructuring plan and how it will impact your contract rates
  • Risks of bringing in compliance team late in the game

10:45
Networking Break
11:00
CMMC 2.0 and Cybersecurity: Critical Considerations for the Path Forward
John Ellis

John Ellis
Director of the Software Division
DCMA

Tom Tollerton
Principal
FORVIS LLP

  • New framework and certification process expected in 2022
  • Hear from an Authorized C3PAO reviewer
  • Discuss the appropriate use of controlled unclassified information
  • Tips for getting certified and avoiding delays

11:50

LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING COST & PRICING

Significant Regulatory and Litigation Developments—from Bid Protests to Vaccine Mandates— and Beyond

Justin Chiarodo
Partner
Blank Rome LLP

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas
Partner and Global Sector Lead, Aerospace & Defense
HKA

Laura Semple
Assistant General Counsel
Amentum

  • Impact of the continued use of OTAs
  • Lessons learned from the Raytheon decision
  • Scrutiny of spare parts TransDigm case
  • Record number of bid protests and litigation over contract performance claims and disputes about government oversight
  • Legal challenges when implementing the new COIVD-19 vaccine mandate on government contractors

12:45
Networking Lunch
1:45
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Scott Douglas “Scooter” Altman
President
ASRC Federal
Retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut

2:15

CONTRACT CLOSEOUTS

Status Update and How the Industry is Working Together With Government

Frederick Roitz
Director, Contract Lifecycle Management Center - Chester
DCMA

Lisa Rader

Lisa Rader
Staff Vice President, Government Compliance
General Dynamics Information Technology

Rochelle N. Overstreet
Director, Enterprise Pricing Office
Enterprise Service & Analysis Division

NASA Headquarters

Alan J. Hanson
Staff Vice President, Cash Operations
General Dynamics Information Technology

  • DCMA’s change in focus and Government Initiatives
    • Common issues, roadblocks and hurdles
  • Subcontract closeout from both the Prime and Subcontractor perspective
  • Sending the final invoice or payment and signing release
  • Why is this important for contractors?
  • NASA road to recovery for contract closeouts

3:00
Networking Break
3:15

COMMERCIAL ITEMS

Perspectives on Commercial Item Acquisitions Down the Supply Chain

Ryan Connell
Deputy Director, Commercial Item Group
DCMA, Commercial Item Group

Joseph R. Hannasch
Associate Director, Acquisition Policy & Compliance
Raytheon Technologies

Crystal Teed
Senior Legal Counsel
BAE Systems

  • Definition of commercial items
  • Price reasonable determinations
  • Implications for your purchasing system
  • How will this affect your subcontractor
  • Will contractors decide not to bid on new contracts?

4:00

DOMESTIC PREFERENCE

What are the Implications for Recent Changes to the Domestic Preference Requirements?

Brad Smith
Director
KPMG

  • Changes in the Regulatory Landscape
  • Buy American Act vs. Buy America Act
  • What is a domestic product?
  • Predictions for future developments under the Biden Administration

4:30
End of Conference

Workshop A: Business System Audits: Critical Pre-Planning Steps to Ensure That Your Organization is Audit Ready

Jun 21, 2022 9:00am – 12:30pm

Mark Quirk

Mark Quirk
Vice-President, Industry Compliance & Business Regulatory Affairs
ManTech

Matthew Herdman
Vice President Corporate Compliance
ASRC Federal

Philip Schatz
Compliance Manager
ASRC Federal

What is it about?

Every government contractor will be undergoing business systems audits in the coming months/ years and making the time today for early strategic planning will make sure that your organization will be prepared. This hands-on program will provide a toolkit to implement when you get back to the office. This session will provide:

  • What is a DFARS Business System Audit (Accounting/Estimating/Procurement)
  • Applying a proactive approach to the audit to stay ahead of the game
  • Key documents and flowcharts to help you prepare
  • What to expect Day 1 of a Business System audit
  • Real world do’s and don’ts
  • Learning from previous contractor experiences

Workshop B: Strategies to Prepare Compelling Proposals and Forward Pricing Agreements

Jun 21, 2022 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Jennifer Flickinger

Jennifer Flickinger
Principal
GovCon Advisors LLC

John Polcari
Director
HKA

What is it about?

This in-depth session will provide a blueprint for how to develop a strong proposal. Participate in an interactive discussion and get your questions answers. Topics to be covered include:

  • Key elements in your financial calculations
  • What to include for labor and parts and what is the basis for your estimates
  • Successful tips for your forward pricing calculations
  • Real world scenarios
  • How to make your forward pricing audit painless
  • What to expect during a defective pricing audit