During this session, DHG’s Government Contracting team and special guests Amy Champigny and Dan Firrincili from Deltek looked back on the past 25 years of government contracting and analyzed how these changes set the stage for the future of our industry. Utilizing the Deltek Clarity report surveys, we identified market trends and key challenges impacting nine business areas to showcase the trends in business development, contract management, compliance, , finance, human capital management, IT, procurement, project management and manufacturing.
Cost and Pricing Trends - What's New with Oversight at DCAA and DCMA // View Recording
A lot has changed this year. This panel discussion shared new guidance by the DCAA and DCMA regarding cost and pricing issues. New guidance is issued by the government and interpreted by oversight officials including DCAA and DCMA. Much of this guidance impacts cost and pricing strategies, commercial items, goods and services, implications of the Truth in Negotiations Act and coverage under the Cost Accounting Standards Board engagement. This panel with experienced industry members discussed the new and proposed guidance directly impacting cost and pricing issues and the impact of business systems on the award of certain multiple award task order contracts.
“I Can't Get No Satisfaction" - Current Contractor Audit and Review Experience // View Recording
In this panel discussion, leading industry compliance professionals shared their insights into current government contractor audit and review initiatives, practices, and positions. Our panelists also addressed what areas of risk you may want to address before the entrance conference, how to manage audit or review risks and respond to findings.
“Taxman" - COVID-19 Related Tax Impacts and Available Credits // View Recording
In this panel discussion, DHG professionals covered the impact that COVID-19 has had on federal payroll and state income tax nexus. We also discussed the Research and Development Credits and the DC Qualified High Technology Credit, which are available to government contractors.
DHG’s Brad Ledford and Nicole Andrews from McMillian Pazdan Smith discussed the current hiring and retaining talent trends during these challenging times. DHG Search helps our clients find and place top executives for open roles. Our panelists provided insights on what companies and organizations are doing right now to attract, and retain, top talent.
Supply Chain "Under Pressure" - Impact of 889(B), CPSR and other Factors Impacting Your Supply Chain // View Recording
This panel discussed the latest and continual impacts on prime contractors to bring the hundreds, and possibly thousands, of subcontractors and lower tiers suppliers into compliance with the requirements that Congress and Federal Agencies have passed. This includes the Section 889 prohibitions on Chinese telecommunications services and goods, which dictates through purchasing system reviews to enforce more pricing and technical requirements and other constraints.
DHG’s Bill Walter, Curt Griffin, and special guests Cy Alba of PilieroMazza and Edward Spenceley of Bank of America, untangled the current guidance on forgiveness, with a focus on how it will impact government contractors – large and small. Our hosts discussed the following topics – focusing on forgiveness:
- DoD’s draft guidance on Section 3610;
- New legislation;
- Loan Forgiveness Application forms;
- Recent guidance from the SBA
M&A - Interesting Deal Dynamics in a COVID Environment // View Recording
Inorganic growth through mergers and acquisitions is still alive. Our panel walked audience members through things to consider when executing acquisition strategies while managing the risks and uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis.