NCMA World Congress 2007 Tuesday, April 24 — Session Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Keynote Presenter: Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.General Session Panel: Art of the Deal

Moderator: Roger Duke, Vice President, Raytheon Technical Services Company

Panelists: Susan Coté, Vice President, Corporate Contracts and Pricing, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Marshall Doke, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; and Thomas Essig, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, DHS

The Art of the Deal
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
Track Sessions10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.2:40 p.m. - 3:15pm3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Disputes Resolution104
The Ethics in Negotiations
Awards Luncheon105
The Art of Successful Claim Preparation for an ADR Setting
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)106
Using Facilitated Negotiation to Avoid Claims and Litigation
107
BCA Judges as ADR Neutrals-A National Treasure!
Contract Basics204
Effective Business Communications
205
Basic Contract Law
206
Contract Pricing Principles
207
Awareness of Constructive Changes in a Contractual Environment
Defense Contracting604
Acquisition Update 2007
605
Other Transactions for Prototype Projects
606
Fixed-Price R&D Contracting
607
Accessing the Road to and Through the World of Need to Know Contracting
Executive and Leadership704
DoD AT&L Human Capital Initiatives
705
Will the Government Property Clause Become First Class Under the "Christian Doctrine"?
706
Current Challenges in Federal Acquisition
No Session
Federal Government Contracting804
Subcontracting and Risk Management: Compliance Is the Key!
805
Doing More with Less-The Pros and Cons of Assisted Acquisitions
806
Applying Best Practices in Cost Estimation and Cost/Price Analysis
807
Understanding the New Rules Governing T&M Contracting
Federal Government Contracting II904
GSA Schedule Contracting-The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
905
Advanced Issues in Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
906
Proposal Pricing Strategies
907
Starting a Government Compliance Program
Finance and Accounting1004
Tools for Assessing the Financial Health of a Contractor
1005
Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls-Strong Contract Management Disciplines Required for 404 Certification
1006
Pricing Strategies
1007
Contract Closeout-Contractor Pitfalls
Human Capital and Career Management1104
Growing Your Own: Developing a College Hire Program for Government Contractors
1105
A Very Informal Guide for the Contracts Professional
1106
The Contracting Professional as a Sandwich
1107
Creating an Effective Training Program to Develop Employees for the Future
International and Global Contracting1404
International Commercial Contracting: Identifying and Addressing Risk Areas
1405
Globalization-Practical Considerations in Day-to-Day Business with an International Focus
1406
Global Sourcing Challenges Revisited
1407
International Subcontracting Challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan
Small Business1904
Ethics, Compliance, and Small to Medium-Sized Businesses
1905
Small Business Programs: The Why and the How
1906
How Large Is Small?
1907
A Financial Primer for Government Contractors
State and Local Contracting2004
The Convergence of Commercial, Federal, State, and Local Contracting
2005
Acquisition Support to Emergency Operations
2006
What Industry-Government Contract Professionals Should Know About Contracting with Universities
2007
Contracting Issues in a Public-Private Partnership
Supply-Chain Management and Logistics2104
Taking Spend Analysis to the Next Level
2105
Empowering Supply-Chain Management Through Market Intelligence
2106
Important Attributes of Vendor-Managed Inventory and Hub Agreements and How to Minimize Risk
2107
Key Success Factors for High-Performance Strategic Sourcing Programs
9:45 a.m. - 3:15pmExhibit Hall Open (closed for lunch)

Exhibit hall closes at 3:15pm today, not open on Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Texas-Style Evening at Eddie Deen's Ranch

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