25th Annual Government Contracting Conference

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25th Annual Government Contracting Virtual Conference
Hosted on October 27, 2020 & November 5, 2020

As the landscape is ever-changing, the Government Contracting industry can always expect evolution, and the clear path forward is never obvious. The content and insight provided in DHG’s 25th Annual Government Contracting Conference was designed to keep you and your business up to date so you can navigate and prepare for the inevitable changes to come, and help you position your business for success.

  • October 27 - Day 1 Session Recordings
  • November 5 - Day 2 Session Recordings
  • CPE Information
25 Years of GovCon and Clarity Report // View Recording

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.


Peeps for Keeps - Finding and Retaining Talent // View Recording


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.


PPP and GovCon's - Is It Really Forgivable? // View Recording

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.


Keynote Address with DCAA Leadership // View Recording

DCAA leadership returned to DHG's Annual Government Contracting Conference to give insight into DCAA's strategy and conduct a town hall style discussion that addressed attendee’s most pressing questions.


External Restructuring

Description: In this webinar, we learned what a Department of Defense external restructuring proposal is, what benefits these proposals can provide, and how to plan and prepare for an external restructuring proposal for negotiation with the government. Government and industry representatives also discussed leading practices and critical success factors.


Leases: Updates for Government Contractors 2020 and Beyond // View Recording

In this session professionals in the accounting, internal control, and tax sectors shared updates of the new leasing standard; challenges clients face with adoption and post adoption leasing activities, and the impact on operations for government contractors.


DoD's CMMC Pivot - Understanding the DFARS Interim Rule // View Recording

While covering the new DFAR rule that was released Sept. 29, 2020, this discussion included how the rule affects current contractors and what contractors need to know going forward.


Bid Protest Strategy - Winning is Knowing Where to Focus // View Recording

This panel discussed bid protest strategies for both protesters and intervenors, as well as shared takeaways from the latest significant bid protest decisions. Panelists provided insights on what protest grounds are most successful, the biggest contractor mistakes and the latest developments in bid protests.


COVID Pricing Impacts - Requests for Equitable Adjustment on Government Contracts

Panelists from this session discussed the relevant provisions that may apply to impacts (including COVID-19 impacts), the actions the government may take on federal contracts due, the rights contractors have under the applicable FAR provisions, and the “best practices” that contractors should implement to provide the best opportunity to obtain time extensions and attempt to recover extra costs, caused by Coronavirus and other impacts.


CMMC: NIST 800-171 is Dead! . . . Long Live NIST 800-171 // View Recording

In this session, DHG’s Tom Tollerton and Alex Imani provided a guided tour of the Basis Assessment and scoring mechanisms under the new DFARS rule.


Legal Update - Implications for Government Contractors

DHG’s Bill Walter engaged legal professional, Paul Pompeo of Arnold & Porter in a discussion of legal decisions from the past year that impact how contractors do business and how they strategize for the future.


CPE Credit: Up to 8 hours (pending approval)

Delivery Format: Group Internet Based (each attendee must be logged in and answer the poll questions in order to receive CPE credit).

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: None

Course Level: Basic

Participants: Individuals in the government contracting sector

Program Content: High level discussion on external restricting proposal for government contractors and guidance on negotiating with the government.


This event is complimentary. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact webinars@dhg.com.


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