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New Industrial Contract Property Management Credential Deployed!! Industrial Contract Property Management Credential Deployed!!2021-08-27T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassDBF5CAD14F4E41DAA454218F91DA2674">CIND 001, the Industrial Contract Property Management Credential, was deployed today, August 27, 2021. This credential will provide fundamental knowledge of the provision, management, surveillance, and disposal of contract Government property for those involved in any of the <a href="/cop/govprop/Pages/CPLC-Phase-Home.aspx">tasks within the life cycle phases of contract Government property</a> as well as those who have a general interest in the topic. CIND 001 consists of the following training courses and a comprehensive final assessment. <ul> <li><a href="">CLC 011</a>, Contracting for the Rest of Us</li> <li><a href="">CON 0510</a>, Managing Government Property in the Possession of Contractors</li> <li><a href="">CLM 037</a>, Physical Inventories</li> <li><a href="">IND 105V</a>, Contract Property Fundamentals</li> </ul> To learn more or enroll go to <a href=""></a> or visit the DAU Credentials page at <a href="/training/pages/credentials.aspx"></a>.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/New-Industrial-Contract-Property-Management-Credential-Deployed!!
2021 George Mason University and DAU Contracting Conference!!! George Mason University and DAU Contracting Conference!!!2021-08-25T12:00:00Z 2021 conference.png, 2021 conference.png 2021 conference.png<div class="ExternalClass319F6F93AA9D41CE985E00C407361CBF">Join us on November 3 for the 3rd annual Government Contracting Conference co-hosted by GMU and DAU. The conference website is now open for registration at <a href=""></a>. <br> <br> This year's conference will be both virtual and in-person. Our theme is "<strong>Innovation that Sticks: Accelerating Culture Change in Contracting and the Workforce</strong>" <br> <br> ​The agenda will cover: <ul> <li>Strategies to create a culture of innovation</li> <li>Embracing new and old innovative contracting authorities</li> <li>Recruiting, training, and retaining an innovative workforce</li> </ul> Our speakers will be dynamic leaders and decision-makers from academia, industry, and government. They will discuss and promote solutions to answer how does the contracting community accelerate culture change to ensure that innovative practices stick!!<br> <br> Visit our conference website, <a href=""></a> and explore the agenda and speakers for this exciting 1-day event!!</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/2021-George-Mason-University-and-DAU-Contracting-Conference!!!
All Things Small Business Podcasts visits with Navy Director of OSBP, Mr. Jimmy Smith Things Small Business Podcasts visits with Navy Director of OSBP, Mr. Jimmy Smith2021-08-23T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass8B8837D960994FD88F563239BF8128A6">Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 13, we visit with Mr. Jimmy Smith, Director, Department of the Navy, Office of Small Business Programs. As the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all Small Business matters, you will hear how his non-traditional path to his current role has been a real strength and has enabled him to “make small businesses an acquisition weapon.” He talks about how small businesses drive down cost and bring innovation. However, he cautioned small businesses seeking to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps to be procurement ready. Mr. Smith talks about how the Navy has mapped their strategic initiatives to the three National Defense Strategy lines of effort. He explains that in the current strategic environment, industry needs to operate at the speed of relevance, push the envelope, and enable the U.S. to outpace the threats. Small businesses can have acquisition advantages because they are able to be more unconstrained in how they operate. Mr. Smith also talks about the use of other acquisition tools and the use of Other Transaction Authority.<br> <br> Mr. Smith then shift gears and talks how the Navy crushed all five of their Small Business prime goals in FY2020. He pointed out that the results were the result of aggressive acquisition planning and small businesses stepping up as the Navy mission set changed to the fight the pandemic. Also, small businesses continued to deliver the products and services needed for the traditional missions of the Navy and Marine Corps. Lastly, he provided some advice for government acquisition professionals and industry. For the government teams, he talked about being responsible, being accountable, and using your authority to drive the acquisition programs. For industry, he stressed understanding the primary focus is the mission and supporting the warfighter. Listen in and learn from a seasoned acquisition expert and advocate for small business.<br> <br> You can attend the Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event to be held virtually on September 1 - September 2, 2021 to learn more about how to do business with their 10 buying commands. Visit <a href=""></a>.<br> <br> You can listen to episode 13 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> 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-Podcasts-visits-with-Navy-Director-of-OSBP,-Mr--Jimmy-Smith
OTA Today Webinar: Protests and Disputes 101 Today Webinar: Protests and Disputes 1012021-08-19T16:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClass5CC88435142C44E0AD0990DC5F940052">Did you know awards utilizing Other Transaction Authority (OTA) <strong><em>can</em></strong> be protested? Though less common, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims have exerted jurisdiction over Other Transactions (OTs). So what are the rules when such a protest or dispute arises? Join DAU's Ms. Hallie Tremaine Balkin and our panel of experts (Mr. Louis A. Chiarella, Senior Attorney in Procurement Law at GAO; Mr. Aron Beezley, Partner at Bradley's Government Contracts Management Group; and Mr. Nathaniel Castellano, a Senior Associate in the Government Contracts and National Security practice group of Arnold & Porter), for an in-depth discussion about OTA protests and disputes.<br> <br> <a href="/events/OTA-Today-Protests-and-Disputes-101">DAU Event - OTA Today: Protests and Disputes 101</a><br> <br> <strong>Virtual Event Details:</strong><br> <strong>Date:</strong> September 7, 2021<br> <strong>Time</strong>: 12pm - 1:30pm (Eastern) 9am - 10:30am (Pacific)<br> <strong>CLPs</strong>: 1.5<br> <br> <strong>Registration: <a href="">Click to register</a></strong></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/OTA-Today-Webinar---Protests-and-Disputes-101

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