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Day 1 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
Keynote Address
10:00

SUPPLY CHAIN

Impact of Buy America Act, Cybersecurity and Other Prohibitions
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

AUDIENCE POLLING

Impact of COVID-19 on the Future Government Contractor Landscape
12:30
Networking Break
1:00

DEFECTIVE PRICING AUDITS

Are You Prepared for Defective Pricing Audits?
1:45

RISK ASSESSMENT

DFARS Internal Risk Assessment Evaluations and Business Systems Readiness
2:30
Networking Break
3:00

LEGAL UPDATE

Significant Legal Developments to Watch in the Coming Year
3:45

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Business System Audits
3:55

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Lessons Learned from Contractors – Choose One
4:30

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Lessons Learned from Contractors – Choose One
5:00
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
Current Priorities, Key Focus Areas and What’s New
10:00

M & A

Merger and Acquisition Integration and Consolidation in the Defense Sector
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

CMMC

Cybersecurity for Non-Technical Compliance Professionals
12:00

CAS BOARD UPDATE

CAS Board Update and Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
12:45
Networking Break
1:30

COMMERCIAL ITEMS

Staying Compliant with the Latest Developments on Commercial Items
2:15

AUDITS

What are the Implications of Remote Audits?
2:45

CONTRACT CLOSEOUTS

Dos and Don’ts: Easing the Pain of Contract Closeouts
3:30

FUTURE EXPECTATIONS

Meeting Top Challenges and What to Expect Going Forward?
4:00
End of Conference

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
Lisa Rader

Lisa Rader
Senior Director of Government Compliance
General Dynamics

Kristin Torcasi

Kristin Torcasi
Vice President Government Compliance
CACI International

9:15
Keynote Address
Bentz, Joseph

Joseph Bentz
Deputy Director
DCAA

10:00

SUPPLY CHAIN

Impact of Buy America Act, Cybersecurity and Other Prohibitions
Holly Clarke

Holly Clarke
Head of Legal-Defense
GKN Aerospace

Kathy Van Every
Sr. Legal Counsel – Defense
GKN Aerospace

  • How to comply with use of Chinese telecommunication products prohibited by NDAA Section 889b
  • Is your Supply chain CMMS certified?
  • Prime- Subcontractor compliance
  • Best practices to monitor your supply chain.

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

AUDIENCE POLLING

Impact of COVID-19 on the Future Government Contractor Landscape
Kelly Peters

Kelly Peters
Director, Contracts and Government Compliance
Huntington Ingalls

Matthew Popham

Matthew Popham
Senior Vice President, Government Compliance Director
Leidos

John Hindman
Partner
Baker Tilly

  • Section 3610 of the Cares Act
  • Changes in government spending going forward.
  • Company cost structures
  • Price negotiations in an inflationary environment

12:30
Networking Break
1:00

DEFECTIVE PRICING AUDITS

Are You Prepared for Defective Pricing Audits?
Nick Sanders

Nick Sanders
Principal Consultant
Apogee Consulting, Inc.

Jamie Sybert

Jamie Sybert
Principal
Grant Thornton LLP

Phil Seckman

Phil Seckman
Partner
Dentons

  • What is certified cost and pricing data? When is it required? When is it prohibited? Distinguish from non-certified or information other than cost or pricing data.
  • What are the elements of defective pricing? What are the facts that must exist for the government to establish the establish defective pricing?
  • What does an auditor look for when conducting a defective pricing audit?
  • How can a TINA issue evolve into an FCA claim?
  • Practical Tips for Contractors and Impact of Relevant cases

1:45

RISK ASSESSMENT

DFARS Internal Risk Assessment Evaluations and Business Systems Readiness
Neil Gardner

Neil Gardner
Director, Government Compliance
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kristin Torcasi

Kristin Torcasi
Vice President Government Compliance
CACI International

Ron Youngs
Director, Government Compliance, Business Systems Compliance
L3Harris Technologies

  • What is expected in your risk assessment?
  • Assessing compliance in advance
  • Proactive vs reactive compliance
  • Steps to be prepared for your business system audit.

2:30
Networking Break
3:00

LEGAL UPDATE

Significant Legal Developments to Watch in the Coming Year

Nicole Owren-Wiest
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP

Stephanie M. Harden
Partner
Blank Rome LLP

  • Recent cases and regulatory/legislation developments related to cost allowability and compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards
  • Impact of the Raytheon decision on cost allowability
  • More government investigations expected.
  • Will there be audits of COFID relief funds?

3:45

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Business System Audits
Kent Sharp

Kent Sharp
Senior Compliance Regulatory Manager
General Electric Aviation

Mark Quirk

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

Nick Radishkowski
Director, Government Accounting, Business Compliance & Ethics
Ball Aerospace

David Ferrari

David Ferrari
Executive Director, Government Accounting
Raytheon Technologies

3:55

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Lessons Learned from Contractors – Choose One

COST ESTIMATING

Nick Radishkowski
Director, Government Accounting, Business Compliance & Ethics
Ball Aerospace

ACCOUNTING AND BILLING

Mark Quirk

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

CONTRACTOR PURCHASING

Kent Sharp

Kent Sharp
Senior Compliance Regulatory Manager
General Electric Aviation

MMAS

David Ferrari

David Ferrari
Executive Director, Government Accounting
Raytheon Technologies

4:30

BUSINESS SYSTEM AUDITS

Lessons Learned from Contractors – Choose One

COST ESTIMATING

Nick Radishkowski
Director, Government Accounting, Business Compliance & Ethics
Ball Aerospace

ACCOUNTING AND BILLING

Mark Quirk

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

CONTRACTOR PURCHASING

Kent Sharp

Kent Sharp
Senior Compliance Regulatory Manager
General Electric Aviation

MMAS

David Ferrari

David Ferrari
Executive Director, Government Accounting
Raytheon Technologies

5:00
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:15
Current Priorities, Key Focus Areas and What’s New

Martha McKune
Assistant Director, Policy and Plans
DCAA

  • Key developments affecting government contractors
  • Updates on future impact of Covid-19
  • New priorities to watch

10:00

M & A

Merger and Acquisition Integration and Consolidation in the Defense Sector
Jeremy Wensinger

Jeremy Wensinger
Chief Operating Officer
Peraton

Jennifer Flickinger

Jennifer Flickinger
Partner
Baker Tilly

  • Restructure costs proposed changes from DCMA.
  • ERP system selection-during technology consolidation
  • Elimination of the mid-tier sector

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

CMMC

Cybersecurity for Non-Technical Compliance Professionals
John Ellis

John Ellis
Director of the Software Division
DCMA

Mark A. Smith

Mark A. Smith
Chief Government Compliance Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.

  • Background of US Department of Defense Contractor Cybersecurity
  • Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) reviews
  • Levels of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • CMMC accreditation process for contractors
  • Implications for prime contractors, subcontractors and DFARS Business Systems
  • Projected implementation timeline and cost allowability

12:00

CAS BOARD UPDATE

CAS Board Update and Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

Anita Bales
Director
DCAA

Jim Thomas

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

  • Conformance with GAAP
  • ID/IQ Contracts
  • CAS practice changes
  • Implications of pandemic relief and stimulus legislation
  • Other CASB agenda items

12:45
Networking Break
1:30

COMMERCIAL ITEMS

Staying Compliant with the Latest Developments on Commercial Items
Kori Marietta

Kori Marietta
Director, Commercial Item Group, West Pricing Team
DCMA

Mark A. Smith

Mark A. Smith
Chief Government Compliance Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.

Sajeev D. Malaveetil
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

  • Importance of commercial Items
  • Prime and subcontractor responsibilities
  • DCMA commercial items group
  • DFARS Purchasing System Implications
  • Commercial items examples

2:15

AUDITS

What are the Implications of Remote Audits?

Nathan Geesaman
Regulatory Compliance Lead
Accenture Federal Services

Matthew Herdman
Sr. Director Corporate Compliance
ASRC Federal

  • How to share documents safely amid privacy issues
  • Access to contractor employees on demand
  • Difficulty to understand scope of business and process
  • Impact of the permanent remote employee
  • Tips to develop strong working relationships

2:45

CONTRACT CLOSEOUTS

Dos and Don’ts: Easing the Pain of Contract Closeouts

Szu Yang
Chief Contracts Officer/SVP
Peraton

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Steve Trautwein

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

  • Options when final rates can’t be negotiated
  • Tricks for missing documents, sub-contractor issues and disputed items
  • Working with DCMA contract closeout team
  • Issues with expired funding
  • Resolving M & A issues with historical records

3:30

FUTURE EXPECTATIONS

Meeting Top Challenges and What to Expect Going Forward?

Dawn Katucki
Associate Director, Government Finance & Controls
Collins Aerospace

Derek Shaw
Derek Shaw
BDO

  • Navigating prime-sub commercial item determinations
  • Managing an evolving relationship with DCAA/DCMA
  • Increasing regulatory landscape

4:00
End of Conference