NDIA PROCUREMENT DIVISION ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
March 11-14, 2007 San Antonio, TX
“The Changing Political Environment: How to Survive and Even Thrive”
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:05 Call to Order and Presentation of the Colors
James McCullough, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Chair, NDIA Procurement Division
8:05 – 8:15 The Program Overview
Karen Wilson, Director, Acquisition Policy, The Boeing Company and Vice Chair, NDIA Procurement Division
8:15 – 9:15 The Changing Climate on Capitol Hill
Peter Steffes, Vice President, Government Policy, NDIA
Update on the changing legislative environment, impact of the DoD ’07 Authorization Act, new oversight bills and logistics support issues.
9:15 – 10:00 Earned Value Managemen
Robert Loop, EVMS Manager, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions
How the government is managing for value but requiring more insight into cost, schedule and performance. A review of the latest changes from both FAR and OSD perspectives, including contractual impacts, drivers, objectives, and issues for services and commercial contracts.
10:15-11:45 Profitability and Risk
Moderator: Mark Dostal, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Panelists: Bill Sain, Senior Procurement Analyst, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy Office, Paul M. Bailey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, James McCullough, Esq., Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Overview: Renewed Congressional emphasis on combating corruption and public perceptions on emergency contracting and Iraqwar spending are resulting in anti-profiteering measures. Sensitivity to contracting methods and unreasonable profits (“war profiteering”) has resulted in several changes to the allocation of risk and the potential profitability of government contracts, including contract types, source selections, and fee or profit arrangements that result in less cost to the government. Is the government reinstating the Renegotiation Act? Given the Congressional emphasis and public perceptions, how do contractors balance contract performance risks and obtain fair profits for fair work?
11:45 – 1:15 LUNCH
1:15 – 2:15 Industrial Base and Specialty Metals Issues
Moderator: Terry Albertson, Esq., Partner, Crowell & Moring
Panelists: Jack D. Olson, Assistant Counsel, Defense Contract Management Agency, Jeff Green, J. A. Green & Company, David P. Handler, Senior Counsel, GE Aviation
Overview: The legislation was passed and the DoD/DCMA implementation has been issued. How does DoD/DCMA implement and manage compliance with the BerryAmendment and what are the issues being identified? How are prime contractors and subcontractors managing compliance and what are the issues? What is the process for obtaining exceptions for specialty metals and who is covered by each exception?
2:15 – 3:00 Competition and Services
Moderator: Claude Goddard, Esq., Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt Wickwire Gavin
Panelists:Gregory Hill, Esq., General Counsel, Day & Zimmermann Munitions & Defense, David Hickey, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Fernando J. Guerra, U.S. Small Business Administration
Overview: The government seeks more competition, smaller work packages, and more oversight in its procurement of goods and services; how agencies and contractors are responding.
3:00 – 3:45 Data Rights
Moderator: L. Michael Littlejohn, Esq., Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt Wickwire Gavin
Panelists: James B. Bechtel, Esq., Intellectual Property Counsel of the Navy, Paul F. McQuade, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Michael L. Bell, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, ATK Launch Systems
Overview: Trends toward greater transparency and competition are ignoring valuable rights in data. What contractors need to know and do.
3:45 – 4:00 BREAK
4:00 – 5:00 Acquisition Advisory Panel
Moderator: Janice Menker, Director, Government Acquisition Policy, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Panelists: Marshall J. Doke, Esq., Acquisition Advisory Panel member and Partner, Gardere, Glenn Baer, Vice President, Corporate Contracts & Procurement, ARINC, Inc., Bruce Leinster, Senior Consultant, IBM Corporation
Overview: A review of the final report, with emphasis on ethics, blended workforce, commercial contracting and organizational conflicts of interest.
5:00 Conference Summary & Adjournment