2017 Government Contractors’ Conference


The MACPA Government Contractor Conference focuses on increasing the knowledge base of CPAs with government contractor clients; CFOs, controllers and accountants employed by government contractors; and government employees and anyone seeking to improve their awareness of the issues facing government contractors. The conference features topics that address concerns and opportunities that are unique to those in government contracting.

Learning Objectives
  1. Deliver updates in areas in regards to Government Contracting
Maryland Association of CPAs
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Accounting & Auditing
CPE Field of Study
Accounting (Governmental)
Who Should Attend
If you are a CPA in government, public accounting and education who seeks information on procuring government contracts, you should join your fellow government contractors at this unique and highly informative event.
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
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Sep 18, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Simulcast


DAY 1 of 1 September 18, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am
DCAA Update

Speaker: Barbara Richon, Chief Policy Incurred Cost, Defense Contract Audit Agency

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Networking Break
9:10 am - 10:10 am
Accounting Issues Update

Speaker: Jim Thomas. Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

10:10 am - 10:20 am
Networking Break
10:20 am - 11:35 am
M&A Legal Issues

Speaker: Pam Mazza, Piliero Mazza PLLC

This session will focus on M&A legal issues unique to government contractors.  Strategies for deal structure and how to prepare for both sell-side and buy-side due diligence will be discussed.  After closing a deal, government contractors have to address contract novation and other post closing integration issues.  M&A transactions for government contractors present surprise regulatory compliance issues and how to foresee and resolve these matters will also be covered.


11:35 am - 12:35 pm
12:35 pm - 1:50 pm

Speaker: Tom Tollerton, CISSP, CISA, QSA,  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC

The federal government has demonstrated increased focus on the ability of its partners in the private sector to protect sensitive, but unclassified information.  In 2016, the Department of Defense finalized DFARS 252.204-7012, requiring contractors to achieve compliance with 14 specific control objectives defined in NIST Special Publication 800-171 (Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations) no later than December 31, 2017.  As that date rapidly approaches, contractors should be assessing their current cybersecurity posture and remediating any gaps preventing full compliance with the NIST publication.  Failure to demonstrate compliance or a detailed roadmap to compliance by the December 31deadline could impact an contractor’s ability to be awarded or retain contracts.

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Break
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Using the New SBA J-V Rules

Speaker: Ron Poussard, COO, Applied Federal Contract Associates, LLC


This session is about the Small Business Administration’s new Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program. I will provide an overview of the program, some practical strategies for approaching the program and address questions from the audience.

3:15 pm - 3:25 pm
Networking Break
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
Current Legal Issues

Speaker: Jay Devecchio, Partner, Morrison & Foerster


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