Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Service Contract Act Training

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va. 22203

This course has been approved for 13 CLE or HRCI credits

The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.

PSC’s updated and enhanced “2018 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.

Course highlights:

  • Instructors include experts with long careers in the service contracting industry, in Dept. of Labor enforcement programs, as procurement agency advisors on contract labor issues, and legal experts specializing in SCA and related labor issues.
  • Attendees participate in interactive exercises, worksheets, and question/answer sessions.
  • The presentation will include one-hour panel discussions. Typically, PSC invites representatives from the Dept. of Labor’s national office to discuss their procedures in administering and enforcing SCA (preparation of wage determinations, processing conformances, enforcement statistics, and any questions the attendees offer). PSC also invites procurement agency labor advisors from the Dept. of Defense, NASA, and other civilian agencies to discuss the agencies’ administration of labor standards on their contracts, including the processing of solicitation and options/extensions where decisions are necessary under SCA and related requirements.

  • Registration:
    Member Price: $945
    Non-Member Price: $1,095

    To learn more and register, click here.

    Business Continuity and Resilience Workshop

    Date: March 2, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Red Cross national Capital Region Headquarters
    8550 Arlington Blvd.
    Fairfax, Va. 22031

    You’re invited to attend a free Business Continuity and Resilience Workshop hosted by the American Red Cross on March 2. Breakfast is included. The workshop will take place at the National Capital Region Chapter Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

    This event is open to American Red Cross community and emergency management partners, donors and supporters, along with owners and managers of any small to medium sized businesses. It will be conducted by members of the American Red Cross National Young Professionals Council in partnership with Disaster Cycle Services.

    At the Business Continuity and Resilience Workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the most important features of small business continuity planning
  • Complete key components of building their organization’s continuity plan
  • Receive free Ready Rating resources and tools to advance their organization’s readiness after the workshop concludes
  • Proactively contribute to overall community resiliency to ensure consumer safety and demand after a disaster

  • To register for the workshop, please email Cristen Hodgers by Feb. 26.

    Muster DC Startup Gallery

    Date: March 8, 2018
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Location: District Winery
    385 Water St SE
    Washington, DC 20003

    This one-day gathering is designed to showcase and connect military veteran & spouse entrepreneurs with their future investors and customers. The Muster DC provides the perfect environment for veterans to share their businesses with local experts, investors, and connectors to get feedback and create relationships with the Washington DC business community to scale their businesses and impact the region's economic growth.

    Muster DC will showcase a gallery of veteran-owned companies from healthy popcorn to cybersecurity to military archiving. Register Now to meet them at musterdc.com.

    Mason - NSF Cybersecurity Leadership & Smart City/County Conference

    Date: March 13, 2018
    Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Location: George Mason University, Founders Hall, Arlington Campus
    3351 Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, Va. 22201

    Please join us for an innovative and dynamic conference to provide insights on current and compelling cybersecurity issues:

  • Vision of cybersecurity leadership and governance given the increasingly complex IT and cybersecurity environment.
  • The evolution of Smart City initiatives and the related cybersecurity challenges.
  • How governments and private sector are addressing cybersecurity challenges resulting from increased connectivity and network reliance.
  • New and emerging technologies that might help to address the challenges.
  • Also, hear an update on the George Mason—NSF City and County cybersecurity partnering project.
  • The conference will provide a platform for cybersecurity leaders and practitioners from government, private sector and academia to discuss cybersecurity challenges and best practices and learn from the newest cyber innovation.

    Some of our speakers include:
  • Dr. Robert S. Coles, Chief Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK)
  • Rick Tracy, Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation
  • Dave Jordan, CISO, Arlington County
  • Kevin Yin, CEO, SitScape
  • Raghu Dev, World Wide Identity and Access Management Lead, IBM

  • Our speakers include CISOs from Fortune 500 companies, government leaders, entrepreneurs and cybersecurity practitioners.

    To register and to learn more, click here.