2022 Redstone Edge - Redstone GCI

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806

The Redstone Edge Jackson center - Redstone GCI

Date

October 26th, 2023

Overview

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Speakers/Sessions
4:30 pm Networking Social
8 CPE credits

Registration Deadline

Early Bird (June 15 until July 14): $249
Advanced (July 15 to Sept 15): $299
Last Chance (Sept 15 to Oct 18): $349

Conference Venue

Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Drive,
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Conference Hotels

The Westin Huntsville

Home2 Suites by Hilton Huntsville

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville

2023 Redstone Edge Agenda

Time  
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am Incurred Cost Audit – Ready or Not?
Speakers:
Kimberly Basden, Managing Consultant, Redstone GCI
Tim Patterson, Managing Consultant, Redstone GCI

In this session, we discuss why the ICS is required, identify the high points of compiling the ICS, discuss examples of inaccurate data we have experienced, and provide guidance on how to ensure that data used to support the ICS is current, accurate, and complete from QuickBooks, Deltek Costpoint, and Unanet.
9:30 am – 10:30 am I Received a Grant. What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
Speakers:
Lynne Nalley, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI
John C. Shire, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI

In this session, we discuss the regulations specific to grants, who the players are, how to determine the contractor/subrecipient, the correct policies and procedures, and the applicable cost principles.
10:30 am – 10:45 am Morning Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am Procurement Compliance: What You Should be Doing but Probably Aren’t
Speakers:
Lynne Nalley, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI
John C. Shire, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI

In this session, we discuss the requirements for subcontracting compliance, determination of reasonableness, price competition, sole source justifications, and documentation.
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Buffet Lunch & Keynote
Leadership Flow and Stress Mindfulness – How in Order to “Show Up” in Work and Life, You Need to “Be Ready so You Don’t Have to Get Ready”
Keynote Speaker:
Jill Mellott, COO, Emergent Performance Solutions

Are you doing your best to maintain your energy as a leader throughout the week? When stress hits, do you feel prepared? According to a Harvard study, up to 50% of how a team performs on any given day can be linked to the mood of the leader – how a leader shows up – and they discovered it’s impacting the bottom line. Jill Mellott, COO at Emergent Performance Solutions, will walk the group through energy management and how it relates to our everyday leadership where we live, work, play, and pray. In order to show up in work and life, you need to “be ready, so you don’t have to get ready.” You need to focus on balancing yourself physically, intellectually, purposefully, and emotionally and be aware when there is an imbalance. Join us for an empowering and informative discussion.
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Compensation Conundrums
Speakers:
Sheri Buchanan, Director – Human Resources Consulting, Redstone GCI
Jamie M. Brabston, Director/Senior Legal Consultant, Redstone GCI

With increased scrutiny of compensation by DCAA, OFCCP (Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs) and your very own employees, there is no better time than now to review policies, processes, and all compensation related documentation. We will share insight into where each agency is focusing their attention and how you can best be prepared for DCAA’s Incurred Cost Audit, OFCCP’s examination of pay equity, and those often-tough conversations with employees.
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Case Study Panel: The Painful Process of a Real Small Business Incurred Cost Audit
Speakers:
Amanda L. White, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI
David G. Fix, CPA, CFE, Director, Redstone GCI
Cheryl Anderson, CPA, Director, Redstone GCI

In this case study panel, we will walk through actual audit questions experienced in a recent audit, challenges in responding, and discussion with a former DCAA senior executive as to the rhyme and reason behind it all.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking Reception

Highlights

The government contracting industry is ever-changing and evolving, and the Redstone Edge Conference was developed with that in mind. Each year, we bring you topics at this industry’s forefront. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to succeed in this highly regulated and complicated industry.

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Resources

Incurred Cost Audit – Ready or Not?
Course Presentation

I Received a Grant. What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
Course Presentation

Procurement Compliance: What You Should be Doing but Probably Aren’t
Course Presentation

Compensation Conundrums
Course Presentation

Case Study Panel: The Painful Process of a Real Small Business Incurred Cost Audit
Course Presentation

Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Unanet

Gold Sponsors

Deltek

Silver Sponsors

Bank of America - Redstone GCI

GovConPay - Redstone GCI

Bronze Sponsors

GovCon Health - Redstone GCI

Additional Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Gray Analytics

Swag Bag Sponsor

UKG Inc

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Athens State

Afternoon Break Sponsor

CFPP, LLC

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