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DARPA Training on Other Transactions-June 8 - 9 Training on Other Transactions-June 8 - 92022-05-16T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassFDB83864818B49448936A63A2C62407E">The DARPA Contracts Management Office (CMO) will be providing comprehensive training on the proper use and nuances of Other Transactions June 8 (8am-4pm) - June 9 (8am-12pm). The Other Transactions authorities allow DoD to award R&D and prototype agreements that are outside the normal government acquisition laws and regulations and allow for more flexibility than is often found in traditional government acquisition vehicles. Use of this authority has allowed DARPA and the Department to attract performers who might otherwise avoid working with the Government or have never had Government contracts. This day and a half training will discuss not only the history and overview of the OT statutes but best practices and lessons learned in their use. DARPA was the first DoD agency to award OTs beginning back in 1989 and has a long, successful history using them. <br> <br> This training will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and both government employees and contractors are welcome to attend. Attendees may attend for the entire training or any part that interests them and those attend the entire training will be eligible for 10 CLPs. Anyone who would like to attend should register at our website <a href=""></a>. Once your registration is received, you will receive an email confirmation and the Teams link will be sent to you shortly before the training date. <br> <br> If you have any questions about the training, please send them to</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/DARPA-Training-on-Other-Transactions-June-8---9
All Things Small Business Podcast visits with Mr. Chistoph Mlinarchik Things Small Business Podcast visits with Mr. Chistoph Mlinarchik2022-05-13T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass638E1893ED1E47C7A70EA13451D5E589">Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 22, we visit with attorney, consultant, expert witness, and writer, Christoph Mlinarchik who says he is “all about small business”. He has served in government contracting officer roles, supported the DoD Office of Small Business Programs with policy and regulatory advice, served as legal counsel for a small business defense contractor, and now owns his own small business. He is also the author of a trio of books that simplify the contracting process by putting terms in plain English and by avoiding the use of legalese. The books have maintained a Five-Star rating on Amazon and are aimed at both government contracting insiders and potential new entrants. The three books are; <em>Government, Contracts in Plain English</em>,<em> Federal Acquisition Regulation in Plain English,</em> and <em>Government Contracts Negotiation, Simplified!</em><br> <br> This podcast is extremely informative and provide practical knowledge on help that is available to small businesses trying to navigate the cumbersome DoD acquisition process before and after contract award. He addresses several key mistakes that small business owners make to their own detriment and he answers his own question on whether or not the Federal Acquisition Regulation applies to federal contractors. If this piques your interest, you’ll have to listen to hear his answer. He also provides suggestions to help small businesses overcome some of their big challenges they face in the DoD marketspace.<br> <br> Mr. Mlinarchik closes by providing three tips for small business owners that will help them perform as prime and subcontractors on DoD procurements. The tips are: <ul> <li>Get definite payment terms rather than the typical “paid when paid”</li> <li>Expand your network of potential teaming partners</li> <li>Pay attention to the FAR clauses and terms in your contract</li> </ul> You can learn more about Christoph Mlinarchik and his books at <a href=""></a>.<br> <br> You can listen to episode 22 at <a href=""></a> or by subscribing to the <a href="">All Things Small Business podcast series </a>via the Apple store.<br> <br> The All Things Small Business podcast series can also be found on the DAU Industry Support page at <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense"></a><br> Just scroll down to the podcast section, click on the red “Listen Now” button, and select the podcast of your choice.<br> <br> Feel free to reach out to <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> if you want to participate as a future guest.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/All-Things-Small-Business-Podcast-visits-with-Mr--Chistoph-Mlinarchik
Get Ready for a New Credential: CCON 016 Data Analytics and Visualization Ready for a New Credential: CCON 016 Data Analytics and Visualization2022-05-13T12:00:00Z 020.JPG, 020.JPG 020.JPG<div class="ExternalClassA2631D023A1946BC91010C816E40CA49">Does your organization deal with volumes of data? Would you find it helpful to know how to analyze and display this information to help make better business decisions? To learn more about how to analyze and display data using advanced Excel functions, creative visualizations, and powerful automation features, enroll in CCON 016, Data Analytics and Visualization Credential.<br> <br> CCON 016 will equip the learner with a comprehensive set of tools for transforming, linking, and analyzing data; including a broad range of charts and interactive dashboards. The credential opens with a short video of senior leaders explaining why this skillset is so important to the contracting and pricing workforce. We then leverage three Coursera courses from Macquarie University: Excel Fundamentals for Data Analytics, Data Visualization in Excel, and Excel Power Tools for Data Analytics. We complete the credential with a short course that provides information on how and where this skillset is useful in the DoD.<br> <br> CCON 016 is scheduled to deploy on 5/13/2022. To learn more about the credential, go to: <a href="">CCON 016 Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Credential (</a><br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Get-Ready-for-a-New-Credential---CCON-016-Data-Analytics-and-Visualization
Coming Soon! CCON 020 Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential Soon! CCON 020 Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential2022-05-10T12:00:00Z 020.JPG, 020.JPG 020.JPG<div class="ExternalClass177EEDB9413248BDAD9566B83A32B43C">CCON 020 Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential is scheduled to deploy to the Defense Acquisition Workforce in the next week. The credential was designed primarily for contracting and acquisition personnel who are responsible for systems acquisitions. The credential focuses on the skills required for an employee in an 1102 position, who are responsible for acquiring major systems consistent with using Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 34, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 234, associated Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGIs), and the DoD 5000 series. This includes general principles such as an overview of the production and deployment of major systems, acquisition strategies, contract strategies, legal considerations, and other aspects unique to acquiring major systems not covered within the Contracting (CON) Certification Training Program. <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"> <br> <strong>Delivery Method</strong></td> <td style="width:342px;"> </td> <td style="width:162px;"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">ACQ 1010</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">ACQ 0150</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Middle Tier of Acquisition</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CLC 066</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Other Transactions (OTs)</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CLC 043</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Defense Priorities and Allocations System</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CLM 049</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Procurement Fraud Indicators</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CON 216</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Legal Considerations in Contracting</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CLC 132</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Organizational Conflicts of Interest</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CLC 002</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Sole Source Streamlining Toolbox (SSST)</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CON 0160</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Competition in Contracting</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CCON 020</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price Videos</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:126px;"><a href="">CCON 020</a></td> <td style="width:342px;">Exam</td> <td style="width:162px;">Distance Learning</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> Each of the identified courses are available for enrollment independent of the credential. Learn more about the credential and apply by visiting <a href=""></a>.<br> <br> For information on Contracting credentials and credentials from other functional areas please go to: <a href=""></a> <br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Coming-Soon!-CCON-020-Contracting-for-Systems-Acquisition-Credential

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