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Why You Should Attend
Companies doing business with the Federal Government are faced with a plethora of new laws and regulations – some seemingly at odds with others. Congress has enacted hundreds of new provisions in the past four years in an expressed intent to "reform" the procurement process, but adding new layers of complexity, e.g. the boundaries between Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) and procurement contracts, new cybersecurity requirements, and much more. At the same time, the Section 809 Panel presented Congress with almost 100 recommendations on simplifying procurement to quickly put ‘lethality into the hands of the warfighter.” What has Congress done, or will it do, with these recommendations? The False Claims Act ("FCA") is increasingly used to enforce contract terms and to interpret regulations, yet the impact of the FCA on acquisition is seldom addressed. This program will bring together leading government contracts law practitioners and policy makers for an in-depth discussion of important business considerations involved in participating in this market. Recent trends and best practices for companies operating in the federal government space will also be discussed.
What You Will Learn
- Discuss new and pending policy and regulatory changes and risks that contractors face
- Review dispute resolution with the Federal government and what the judiciary sees as important recent decisions that the government contracting community should be following
- Learn about transparency and reporting requirements — do mechanisms touted as "simplification" reduce transparency? If companies do not know what the Government's requirements are, how will they compete?
- Discuss whether the effort to "commercialize" acquisition is actually reducing competition
- Analyze if the False Claims Act is the fall back for addressing a perception that the process is not fair or transparent
- Learn if recent proposals actually making it more difficult for companies to do business with the Government?