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Government Contracting Under the Trump Administration: What to Expect After the First Year CLE
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2/15/2018
When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 900
Tysons Corner, Virginia  22182
United States
Contact: Brianna Allen
(703) 246-2735


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Government Contracting Under the Trump Administration:

What to Expect After the First Year CLE

presented by the Government Contracts Section

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

12:00PM - 1:30PM

1.0 MCLE Credits

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900

Tysons Corner, VA 22182

 

FREE for FBA Government Contract Section Members

$35 - Non Section Members

Lunch will be provided

 

For this interactive program, procurement and policy experts will discuss government contracting under the Trump Administration including where we have been and what we can expect in the coming years. The first part of the program will explore the Trump Administration’s acquisition and budget priorities that may impact government contractors and will provide an overview of acquisition reform provisions in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The second part of the program will discuss the IT trends under the Trump Administration and expected impacts and challenges. A short panel discussion will follow the presentations.Three experts in the procurement industry will teach the program: Robert Burton, Elizabeth Buehler, and Richard Beutel.

 

Richard A. Beutel is the founder and leader of the government market strategy and advisory firm, Cyrrus Analytics. He is a nationally recognized expert in IT acquisition management and cloud policy and was the founder and co-managing director of the Dell Government Relations Team. Mr. Beutel served for over 10 years on Capitol Hill. He was the lead acquisition and procurement policy counsel for Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and also served as lead oversight and acquisition policy counsel for Senator Susan Collins, the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Mr. Beutel is the original author and legislative manager for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). He was appointed Director of the prestigious Procurement Round table and is also on the Executive Committee of ACT-IAC, working to implement reforms in IT acquisitions and to accelerate the cloud first mandate.

Elizabeth A. Buehler is counsel in the Government Contracts Group at Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses on compliance counseling, False Claims Act defenses, internal investigations, and suspension and debarment proceedings before civilian agencies (including the Small Business Administration, Department of Education, and Environmental Protection Agency) and defense agencies (including the Air Force and Army). She also represents government contractors in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, assists contractors with the development of corporate ethics and compliance programs, and helps contractors with transactional due diligence.

Robert A. Burton is a partner in the Government Contracts Group at the Crowell & Moring law firm in Washington, DC. A thirty-year veteran of procurement law and policy development, Mr. Burton served in the Executive Office of the President as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) where he prepared policy positions and worked with House and Senate committees on the development of acquisition legislation. He also served as the principal spokesperson for government-wide acquisition initiatives and chaired the FAR Council and Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) Council. Prior to joining OFPP, Mr. Burton spent more than twenty years as a senior acquisition attorney with the Department of Defense, negotiating the resolution of high-profile contract disputes and procurement fraud cases. Mr. Burton assists contractors with their marketing strategies for selling to the federal agencies, provides expert witness testimony in arbitration and federal court cases, works with senior agency procurement officials to resolve contract issues, and represents contractors and non-profit associations seeking procurement policy changes in Congress.

 

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