The Government is continuing to raise the bar in government contracting. Join us in the Mile High City as we address three of the highest priority developments in government contracting. Counterfeits are infiltrating the market and Government procurement chain in all levels. Representatives from all sides of the issue will discuss the origins of this emerging issue and how compliance and the consequences of noncompliance are being elevated to new levels. Additionally, Government needs for data rights are growing at a time of reduced Government funding. A panel of Government and Industry members will review what you need to know about these additional changes in data rights. Last, but certainly not least, the Business Systems Rule now is in effect. How it is being implemented and audited, and what you need to do to comply, will also be covered. Indeed, what is past is prologue – the law requires that new counterfeit parts compliance systems audits processes be comparable to those for business systems.
In panel presentations devoted to each of these emerging issues, Government and Industry experts will describe the latest initiatives’ collaboration and compliance needs, and explain their impact on business opportunities and legal risks associated with these emerging issues.
▲ The Counterfeit Parts Crisis: Problems with counterfeit parts will not go away. An introductory optional practicum will help you to understand the origins and true scope of the problem, and its impacts within the Federal procurement supply chain. It will focus on core issues relating to the counterfeit parts problem, including legally defining what is a “counterfeit,” how counterfeits are entering the global electronic supply chain, and what is being and likely will be done to address the problem through legislation and regulation.
▲ Government and Industry Initiatives and Best Practices. New and additional laws and regulations are flying into effect. Government and Industry must engage in efforts to assure the safety of the Defense procurement supply chain. This panel will provide an overview of the current laws and regulations and Government and Industry initiatives to confront the counterfeit parts problem. It will also include present best practices and strategies for contractors to detect, avoid and eliminate risks of counterfeit parts, and discuss current compliance challenges.
▲ Civil and criminal fraud issues surround the unlawful or unlicensed use, resale or integration of counterfeit parts into the Federal procurement supply chain. In addition to traditional theories for addressing theft, misrepresentation and misuse of intellectual property under domestic and international laws, panelists will address issues relating to Government audit, investigation and prosecution of counterfeiters and the purveyors of these parts when discovered in the Federal procurement supply chain. They will also explore the relationship of this emerging crisis to FAR mandatory disclosure rules, claims, terminations, suspension and debarment.
▲ New Developments in Government Data Rights: Addressing and protecting your data rights is more important than ever. During this segment, what you need to know about recent developments in Federal data rights will be addressed.. Legislative changes in the recent Defense Authorization Acts, DoD policy statements and the pending DFARS Part 227 rewrite mean data rights changes are accelerating. Panelists will identify and discuss the new legal changes relating to DoD’s need for data rights for increased competition, its expanded rights to “deferred ordering,” tailoring of data rights, wider use of open source software and what these changes are likely to mean to Government and Industry.
▲ Business Systems Compliance: Compliance with the new Contractor Business Systems rule is a continuing hot topic in government contracting. This panel will feature legal and accounting professionals with actual experience preparing for and managing a Business Systems audit, adverse audit findings and associated withholds. Representatives from DCAA and DCMA have also been invited to participate on this panel.
Register today and heighten your awareness of the legal and business implications of these emerging Federal procurement issues while networking with other government contract professionals in the Mile High City!