24th Annual Government Contracting Conference

navigating change: a path to success
 Valo Park, Mclean, Virginia

In this ever-changing environment, the path towards growth and success is not always clear. Attend DHG’s 24th Annual Government Contracting Conference to help position your business for success. We will provide the most up-to-date information, materials, industry insights and experience to help you stay ahead of the competition.

This conference will cover various topics including cybersecurity, DCAA update, protests, DoD business systems, M&A market updates, suspensions and debarments. Additionally, our one-day event consists of more than 15 panels and breakout sessions led by industry leaders who face and address contracting issues and challenges on a daily basis. To help you navigate changes and challenges, this year’s three breakout tracks will focus on compliance, finance and corporate development.

Up to 8 hours CPE (pending approval)


Please check back soon for agenda details.

Event Venue

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Valo Park

Jones Branch Dr
McLean, VA 22102
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Have multiple attendees? Please contact our team for a group discount.

CPE Information

Recommended CPE Credit and Field of Study: Earn up to 8 hours of CPE credit (pending approval).

Delivery Format: Group Live

Who Should Attend: Executive team members, managers and directors impacted by government contracting issues in the compliance, accounting, procurement, contract administration and program management roles

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: Basic knowledge of accounting and tax concepts.

Course Level: Beginning and Intermediate

Learning Objectives: Topics Pending.


Registration can be transferred to someone else in your company if your schedule changes and find you cannot attend. Refunds will not be issued for the event after April 25th, 2019. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact Brooke Lord at brooke.lord@dhg.com, 304.414.2675.


Please direct any CPE related questions to DHGU@dhg.com.

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through the web site: www.nasbaregistry.org/.


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Scott currently heads the Government Contracting Services practice for Metro DC, in addition to being the lead for Assurance Services and the Private Equity Services for the market.Scott has practiced as a certified public accountant since 1991. He has obtained a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University. Read more.

Luke began his professional career with DHG in 2001. He is a member of both the government contracting and employee benefits industry groups within the firm, primarily focusing in assurance services. This allows Luke to serve as a single point of contact for our clients while understanding multiple aspects of their business. Read more.

Gary McDonald has more than 30 years of experience working in the government contracting, aerospace and defense (A&D) and professional services industries. Prior to joining DHG, he provided advisory services to clients at two of the Big Four accounting firms for more than 20 years. Gary’s experience includes managing the government contract compliance operations for a large services firm, including proposal development and pricing, contract management, finance and contract compliance and risk management. Read more.

Brad is the Firm’s Assurance Services Managing Partner, the Managing Partner of the Metro DC Market and previously served as the lead partner for compliance services in the firm’s Private Equity Service Line, leading in providing related services to private equity funds and portfolio companies. He previously served as the Managing Partner of the Triad, North Carolina Market and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.Brad’s professional career includes ten years with a Big Four firm, with experience in North Carolina and New York City Metro Area offices. Read more.

Mike has more than eighteen years of experience in the accounting field and has been with Dixon Hughes Goodman since 2002. He provides tax services to clients in several industries including government contracting, real estate, and professional services. Within these industries, he has experience with consolidated corporations, closely held S corporations, multi-state taxation, mergers & acquisitions, and high net worth individuals. Read more.

Bill Walter, Director in DHG’s Government Contract Advisory practice, has over three decades of experience in the government contracting industry. Prior to joining the firm, Bill was an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and held executive-level positions with one of the largest service providers to the Department of Defense.Bill’s extensive background in the application and interpretation of rules, regulations, and standards applicable to government contractors includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), individual agency supplements, and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Read more.

As a Senior Manager in the Government Contracting Advisory Group, Mr. Mardesich uses his management consulting and federal government contract consulting experience including knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) guidance, to assist small businesses, government sponsored enterprises (GSE), Fortune 100 companies, and top 100 government contractors. He is a speaker and author on current government contracting issues. He is the host of DHG’s Fundamentals of Government Contracting webinar series. Read more.

Brad has more than seven years of experience performing auditing, accounting and consulting services for clients ranging from small businesses to top ten government contractors. He has an extensive background in the application and interpretation of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other rules, regulations and standards applicable to government contractors. Read more.