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Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory is pleased to offer this webinar series addressing the latest hot topics in government contracting. The series will focus on timely, relevant topics and provide valuable insights, tips, and perspectives.

All of our webinars are available for viewing at any time “on-demand.” Please find our most recent webinar below. For an archive of all prior webcasts, please visit our Government Contracting Advisory Services webcast archive.

Upcoming webinars

Program Integration: Leveraging M&A Activity to improve insight and control for Programs and Contracts

The requirements of Aerospace & Defense firms are unique and highly specialized. This leads to an industry where not only are firms competing for work, they are often trading partners with each other on complex, multiple year programs. As the industry continues to consolidate companies are finding that a "one-size fits all" ERP solution does not address the range of services and markets that they serve. The advent of new information technology provides an opportunity from Aerospace & Defense clients to increase transparency and visibility for programs and contracts. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Program Integration–defining a single source of the truth for complex programs that cross segments and entities across large A&D firms
  • Operating Model Optimization–How to operate both commercial and defense contracts efficiently and compliantly in a constantly changing market place
  • Back Office Opportunities–how to define a common data model across the enterprise to enable efficiencies in back-office functions to control cost and improve competitive position in the market

Webinar facilitators

Host: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Mark Burroughs, managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a Senior Auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Featured speaker: Joseph Rissberger, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Joe is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte’s Aerospace & Defense practice. He focused on Finance Transformation opportunities at firms that operate in Defense and/or Commercial markets. His expertise is in Cost Accounting, Project Accounting, Contract Compliance, and Operational Performance. He has more than 20 years of experience working with clients on large transformation programs including OEM’s, Tier 1 & 2 suppliers, Aftermarket, and Sustainment operations.

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST

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Recent webinars

Let’s think about business systems; DCAA is back on them again!

As Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has “caught up” on incurred cost audits, it has stated that it will be refocusing its efforts on business system audits. How should contractors address strategic organizational compliance risks associated with DCAA and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) internal controls audits? We'll discuss:

  • A refresher on Defense department rules for business systems and potential implications for your organization.
  • Challenges that government contractors face and effective ways to work with the DCAA and DCMA if one of your systems has a significant deficiency.
  • How contractors are responding, including implementing audit readiness assessments and compliance improvement initiatives.
  • Let’s not forget about the “seventh business system"–cyber!

Learn ways to strengthen internal controls and to address audit risk in today's government contracting environment.

Webinar facilitators

Featured speaker: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs is a managing director in the McLean, Virginia, office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Cost Accounting Standards. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds an MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Happy New Year! Time for resolutions

It’s time to make resolutions for the New Year. Between financial year end and government closures, February seems a better time than January! Please join Deloitte and Mr. Stephen Knight of Smith Pachter for a webinar to discuss resolutions that companies should consider for the upcoming year.

Topics we will discuss include:

  • Documentation
  • Statute of limitations and record retention
  • Managing government audits
  • Preparing for claims
  • Cyber security

Webinar facilitators

Featured speaker: Stephen D. Knight is a partner in the law firm of Smith Pachter McWhorter. He counsels and represents clients in litigation on all aspects of government contracts. Mr. Knight places special emphasis on claims and disputes, government contract cost accounting, cost allowability, Cost Accounting Standards, defective pricing, government audits, and contract compliance. He has substantial expertise in performance issues, including defective specifications, delay and disruption, changes, and terminations. Mr. Knight also has significant experience in procurement fraud matters, representing clients during grand jury and Inspector General criminal investigations, as well as civil investigations and litigation pursuant to the Civil False Claims Act.

Mr. Knight is a frequent author and speaker on government contract issues. He is an adjunct professor of law with the George Washington University Law School, teaching in that university’s LL.M. in Government Procurement Law Program.

Featured speaker: Mark Burroughs, managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has over 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a Senior Auditor at the DCAA and holds an MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Finding equilibrium: Advancing synergies and celebrating differences

In aerospace and defense M&A deals, it’s common to plan for factors such as asset utilization, process efficiency, and material procurement leverage in great detail. Rarely considered, however, are differences between the two companies’ business models—and that’s a mistake. Please join Maryann Zeira and Mark Burroughs of Deloitte for a webinar to discuss post merger integration areas that companies should consider. Topics we will discuss include:

  • The importance of identifying business models
  • Identifying synergies and differences
  • Leveraging external restructuring proposals

Webinar facilitators

Featured speaker: Maryann Baribault Zeira, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Maryann is a senior manager in Deloitte's Aerospace & Defense practice. She focuses on strategy and operations with an emphasis on corporate, competitive, and customer strategy. Her expertise includes market assessments, product and portfolio complexity reduction, business model alignment, and restructuring business operations to support growth aspirations. She has more than 15 years of consulting experience, primarily in the aerospace and defense industry, though she also has significant experience with other consumer and industrial product and pro bono clients.

Featured speaker: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs is a managing director in the McLean, Virginia, office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Cost Accounting Standards. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

 

Cyber security - Where do we go from here?

The initial self representation deadline under the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARS) 52.204 7012 implementing NIST 800-171 controls did not represent an end of the requirement. Rather, it marks the beginning of an ongoing obligation to have "adequate security" that needs to evolve over time to respond to changing threat conditions and increasingly higher Department of Defense (DoD) expectations. Please join Deloitte and Robert S. Metzger of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell (RJO) for a webinar to discuss important new developments that companies should consider to comply with DoD cyber demands and remain competitive. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Current cyber threat environment
  • DoD's "deliverable uncompromised" initiative and potential changes to regulations
  • Coming assessments and the new NIST SP 80-171A
Learning objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will learn:

  • The current cyber threats organizations face
  • What the Department of Defense's "deliverable uncompromised" initiative is and the potential changes to regulations
  • About the coming cyber assessments and the new NIST SP 80-171A

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Robert S. Metzger, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnel

Mr. Metzger is the head of RJO’s Washington, DC office. He advises leading US and international companies on key public contract compliance challenges, contracting matters, and in strategic business pursuits. Bob has been recognized as among the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and supply chain risk management. He was named a “Federal 100” winner for work on the convergence of cyber and supply chain security and a leading international rating authority (Chambers USA 2018) reported that clients regard him “as the preeminent expert in cybersecurity regulations and how they affect government contractors.” He participated on the Defense Science Board Cyber/Supply Chain Study as a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the Department of Defense and is deeply involved in public-private initiatives with federal leaders.

Featured Speaker: Curtis Stewart, managing director, Advisory & Internal Audit, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mr. Stewart is the practice leader for our Service Organization Controls (e.g., SOC1, SOC2 and SOC3) services in the Greater Washington Area and has served as the engagement leader for several SOC1 and SOC2 attestation engagements, including several engagements completed under the predecessor SysTrust and WebTrust standards. He is a long-time member of our National Quality & Risk Management group for SOC reviews. He recently served a three-year term as Deloitte’s representative to the AICPA’s Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC) where he was involved with the SOC framework. He has been a frequent speaker on such topics as the AICPA’s SOC framework, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO and COBIT.

Featured speaker: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs is a managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits,the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Cost Accounting Standards. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

 

Will new rules on leases lead to losses?

Complying with the new lease accounting standard has put a strain on many companies. For companies with contracts with the US Government, there is the added challenge of potentially changing the recoverability of previously allowable costs. Please join Mark Burroughs and Stephen McKinney of Deloitte for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare for these new lease accounting standards. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Overview of new lease accounting standards
  • Finance vs. operating leases
  • Cost allowability considerations

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Stephen McKinney, managing director, Accounting Services Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Stephen is a managing director in the Accounting Services Group in Deloitte’s National Office in Stamford, Connecticut. In this role, he provides accounting consultations to engagement teams, monitors accounting standard-setting activities, and writes internal and external publications primarily on the accounting for financial instruments and leases.

Featured Speaker: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs is a managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Cost Accounting Standards. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

 

Expressly unallowable costs—a definition or an expression?

Determining whether a cost is allowable, unallowable or "expressly unallowable" is a major area of risk for government contractors. For example, the definition of an expressly unallowable cost has been subject to differing interpretations and judgements. Recent attempts to providing guidance in the interpretation and judicial rulings on the matter have not offered much clarity. Please join Deloitte for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare to self-certify their costs.

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Gary McDonald, Government Contracts Specialist Leader, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gary has more than 25 years of experience in providing government contract advisory services and working within the aerospace and defense industries. Gary provides advisory services to government contractors in complying with complex contract requirements and in the support of contract claims and resolution of contract disputes.

Featured Speaker: Mark Burroughs, Managing Director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs, managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

 

It’s time to check the checklist before DFARS Cyber Certification

As the long awaited DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting self-certification approaches at the end of December, we thought it would be a good time to discuss some potential pitfalls in the requirements so that companies can take steps to ensure they are not caught off guard. Please join Deloitte and Mr. Phillip Seckman of Dentons for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare to self-certify. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Identifying and communicating regarding Covered Defense Information
  • Achieving adequate security for covered contractor information systems
  • Dealing with subcontractors/partners
  • Cyber incident reporting

Webinar facilitators

Featured speaker: Phillip R. Seckman, Partner, Dentons US LLP

Phillip Seckman represents clients concerning government and commercial contract matters. His practice spans a broad range of subjects related to federal procurement law, state and local procurement law, and complex federal regulatory issues. A significant component of his practice involves government contract cost allowability, proper cost accounting, and cost and pricing issues. He also has significant experience assisting clients in establishing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government contract requirements including issues relating to cybersecurity and contractor business systems.

Host: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with DCAA audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the CAS.

 

Looking at the tea leaves in DCAA audit issues

It’s always interesting when you start to see some trends in issues that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is raising. We thought it might be a good time to take a step back and look at some of these issues and provide some insight. Please join Deloitte for a webinar to discuss potential trends in audit issues and how they may impact contractors. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Consulting costs
  • Compensation and bonus payments
  • Idle facilities

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Matthew Popham, senior vice president, Government Compliance director, Leidos

Mr. Matthew Popham currently serves as the senior vice president, Government Compliance director, for Leidos, which is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016.

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Host: Gary McDonald

Gary has more than 25 years of experience in providing government contract advisory services and working within the aerospace and defense industries. Gary has extensive experience in government contractor acquisition due diligence analysis of the financial, business, and other risks associated with the acquisition and integration of government contracting entities and in providing strategic advice on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.

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