The Government Contractors Conference is designed to help CPAs and their team address the current issues affecting government contracts, enabling them to respond to opportunities and threats. Featured topics address the concerns and opportunities unique to government clients.

Featured 2022 Topics:

  • Cyber security
  • Accounting and regulatory updates
  • State of the Industry
  • OTA panel (Other Transaction Authority)


If you’re a CFO, controller, or accountant employed by government contractors; a government employee; or anyone seeking to improve their awareness of the issues facing government contractors – don’t miss this event.


Please note – materials for this event will be provided electronically ONLY. Please feel free to bring your own device to view the materials. We recommend that you download them prior to the event date rather than onsite.

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Maryland Association of CPAs
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
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.

Advanced Preparation


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
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Event Information
Sep 22, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Live Stream


Day 1

7:00 am
Registration / Breakfast
8:00 am
DCAA Update

Bradley Wolfe, CPA, MBA, PAS Program Manager,  Defense Contract Audit Agency


The DCAA Update will give a high level overview from the new Director’s perspective, and will outline other DCAA priorities and initiatives.

9:15 am
Market and Policy Briefing

Alan Chvotkin, Esq., Partner, Nichols Liu, LLP

This session will review the key trends and policy issues affecting the federal government contracts marketplace, including a look at overall spending trends and key legislation and regulations impacting federal contracting and federal contractors.

10:15 am
10:30 am
Government Contracting Compliance Updates

Bart Stone, CPA, Senior Manager, PwC

This session will cover current trends in Government Contracting, a look into DCAA’s Annual Report, and hot topics facing the Defense Industry.  Bart is a PwC government compliance subject matter expert and former DCAA Regional Audit Manager.


11:45 am
12:45 pm
Panel Discussion - Winning and Performing Under an OTA

Jason Mills, Session Moderator, CPA, Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle PC

Ryan Bradel, Esq., Partner, Ward & Berry, PLLC

Tim Manning, CPA, CFE, CIA, CISA, Senior Manager  EY

Justin Zerbato, MBA, Contracting Officer, GSA FEDSIM

Avonette Blanding, CPA, CFO, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation 


Attendees can expect a lively and informative discussion on Other Transactions, commonly known as OTAs. The Panel discussion will present views from Government representatives that have experience using Other Transaction Authority, contractors that have experience pursing and performing on OTAs, legal views on the contracting methods, and accounting views to discuss how to propose on and account for OTAs during execution.

2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Cyber Risks are Everywhere! How Much $$ Can You Afford to Lose?

Azunna Anyanwu, Chief Information Technology Officer, Director of Technology and Security Advisory, Aronson LLC


The average data breach costs a company more than $4 million. They’re becoming more common, too, spiking 68% from 2020 to 2021.  This session will cover the various risks that small and medium businesses (SMB) face. And learn what you can do now to reduce your risks and how to implement a cybersecurity program.

3:30 pm
Understanding Cyber Risk & Insurance Requirements

Cynthia Zimmerman, RPLU, ACRA, Executive Vice President, Socius Insurance Services, Inc.

Jerry Olson, Practice Expert – Cyber Liability, Executive Vice President, Principal, DSP Insurance Services, Inc.


This session will address the cyber insurance requirement in government contracts. Attendees will learn about the components of a well-written cyber insurance policy, and current risk control requirements of insurers. We will dive deeper into what government contractors can expect from underwriters, and provide advice on when and how to comply with insurers to obtain and maintain cyber insurance.


4:30 pm
Conference Adjourns


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