Government Contract Management Symposium

Event Info

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson David Highway
Arlington, Va.
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The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) strives to offer opportunities for open exchange of ideas in neutral forums for those in the field of contract management. To that end, the NCMA will host the 36th Annual Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS), providing exceptional training experiences for professionals in both government and industry contracting. The event will bring several leaders in the defense, technology and cybersecurity sectors to deliver keynote speeches, and an abundance of other learning opportunities by way of breakout sessions. Join Baker Tilly for two of these exciting breakout sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 5!

11:15am – 12:30 p.m
The New Frontier of Cyber Clauses: A Call to Action for Contractors

Cyber clauses now require contractors to protect their own information systems that process, store or transmit federal information. While costs associated with compliance can be significant, costs of noncompliance could be potentially catastrophic to contractors. Attend this session to understand the types of federal information that contractors must protect, key rulings and guidance, applicability of requirements, potential impacts of noncompliance, compliance strategies and lessons learned. 

Baker Tilly speakers:

  • Michael Wright, CCSFP, CISA, CPA, PMP, Senior Manager
  • Mike Cullen, CISA, CISSP, CIPP/US, Senior Manager

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Lessons Learned from Transactional Data Reporting: A Year in the Life

It has been a year since GSA unveiled the most significant change to the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program in over two decades — the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot program. This presentation will explore the intended outcomes of the program, difficulties experienced by contractors in a post-TDR world and practical steps taken by contracts professionals to overcome those challenges.

Baker Tilly speakers:

  • Jeff Clayton, Principal
  • Leo Alvarez, Manager