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Government and industry welcome. Please join us to hear from Ronald Smith on some high-impact changes in the Federal/DoD contracting environment, such as:

1.1 Section 809 charter and history

1.2 Potential for revolutionary change

  • The Marketplace Framework
  • Portfolio Management
  • Budgeting Reform
  • Workforce improvements

1.3 Evolutionary changes

  • Commercial definitions
  • Alignment to commercial reality
  • Changes to the audit/contracting relationship
  • Simplified procedures
  • Government Industry relationships

Part 2: Current realities in the trenches

  • Commercial Item Determinations (CID)
  • Audit relationships: incurred cost, Independent Professional Auditors (IPA)
  • Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP)
  • Other Transaction Authorities (OTA)

Speaker Biography:

Ron Smith has been recognized as an industry leader for decades. He chaired major industry committees during passage of Acquisition Reform statutes in the mid-90s. Served as a Member of the Electronic & Information Technology Accessibility Advisory Committee (EITAAC) and contributed to development of the report language that governs Section 508 compliance today. He served as National President of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), chairperson for the NCMA World Congress and recipient of Charles A. Dana award for NCMA service. He continues to serve on the NCMA Board of Advisors for 2017. Ron Smith is the author of 4 books and multiple articles on contracting and subcontracting. The Contract Management Body of Knowledge (2004) (currently in 4th Edition) is widely recognized as the standard for training the field. Ron is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M), an NCMA Fellow, and an NCMA Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) He is in frequent demand as a panelist and speaker and continues to publish current and insightful research in the field.