December’s Seminar: The FY18 NDAA And How It Impacts You


Program Date and Time

Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Program Description

Congress passed the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on November 15th and sent it to President Trump for signature. The NDAA authorizes the level of defense spending and sets policies controlling how the money is spent.

Many of the policy changes will have a direct impact on Government contractors. For our final seminar of 2017, the Chapter welcomes Amy Hernandez from Strategic FAR Advisors, LLC to discuss the important provisions in the NDAA, including acquisition reform, cyber security, major program funding levels.

Prepare your company now for the changes that will affect you–join us for this informative seminar!

About The Speaker

Amy Hernandez is a Principal with Strategic FAR Advisors, LLC.  Based in Northern Virginia, Strategic FAR Advisors provides a complete Federal Procurement Consulting Solution.

Prior to joining Strategic FAR Advisors, Amy was the Director of Government Compliance for Balfour Beatty Construction.  In this position, she was responsible for ensuring adequacy of all accounting and business systems, ensuring all proposals, billings and claims submitted to the Government comply with cost accounting regulations, and developing and delivering training on Government compliance issues.  Amy and her staff were the principal points of contact for DCAA and DCMA issues.

Prior to joining Strategic FAR Advisors, Amy was the Director of Government Compliance for Balfour Beatty Construction. In this position, she was responsible for ensuring adequacy of all accounting and business systems, ensuring all proposals, billings and claims submitted to the Government comply with cost accounting regulations, and developing and delivering training on Government compliance issues. Amy and her staff were the principal points of contact for DCAA and DCMA issues.

Prior to joining Balfour Beatty Construction, Amy was a Senior Manager in the Business Consulting Group at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, PC (now BDO). Amy’s practice focused on a variety of Government contracts areas including implementation of internal control systems, strategic pricing and proposal preparation, CASB Disclosure Statements, assistance with DCAA audits, advising on 8(a) and small business issues, and serving as expert cost analyst for bid protest matters.

Before she joined Argy, Amy spent 8 years with the DCAA in a variety of positions at the field audit office, regional office and headquarters levels.

Amy earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and a B.S. in Accounting from Park University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

The presenter has elected not to share the presentation slides for this seminar so no handouts are available. Please bring a notepad, laptop, or other device to take notes. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi.

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