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Sanders to Speak at NCMA Orange County Chapter

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Once again I will make the journey from San Diego to Irvine in order to present to the Orange County Chapter of the NCMA. This time they let me choose my own adventure. I picked Contract Close-Outs.

First: Link to presentation details. Follow the link and you will see that I’m presenting October 17th, starting at 6:45 PM. (I’ll need that time to navigate the traffic on The 5.)

Second: Why Contract Close-Outs? I mean, could I have picked a more boring topic? Nobody cares about closing-out contracts.


The fact is, closing-out contracts can be very important to the financial health of any contractor. The fact is, the government cares very much about closing-out contracts and eliminating “Unliquidated Obligations” that can mess up financial statements, and keep agencies from getting “clean” audit opinions. The fact is, your backlog of physically completed but not formally closed contracts is like an anchor, holding you and your company back.

So I chose a topic that is seemingly of little importance, but which actually has a potentially significant impact on both government and contractor.

If you’re in the area, why not show up and participate in the discussion?



In March 2009, Nick Sanders’ article “Surviving Government Audits: Have the Rules of Engagement Changed?” was published in Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Reports (4 No. 2 GCCPAR P. 11). Apogee Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Sanders’ article was selected for reprint and publication in Thomson West’s The New Landscape of Government Contracting.  Mr. Sanders, Apogee Consulting’s Principal Consultant, joins such distinguished contributors as Professors Steven Schooner and Christopher Yukins, Luis Victorino and John Chierachella, Joseph West and Karen Manos, Joseph Barsalona and Philip Koos and Richard Meene, and several others.  The text covers a lot of ground, ranging from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance, and includes several articles on the False Claim Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In addition, the text includes the full text of many statutory and regulatory matters affecting Government contract compliance.


The book may be found here.