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Northern Virginia Technology Council
Virginia Velocity Business Plan Competition
Now Accepting Applications

Application period: June 12, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the launch of the Virginia Velocity business plan competition, a key component of his efforts to catalyze entrepreneurism in the Commonwealth. Virginia Velocity will provide $850,000 in prizes for winners in the bioscience and energy sectors, and at least four winners will be chosen. The competition is open to all companies in the bioscience and energy sectors, including those based outside of Virginia. Click here for more info.

In addition, Virginia Velocity is also accepting applications for judges and mentors. For information on being a judge or mentor, or to sign up, click here.

Dialogue Lunch with Sloan Gibson
Presented by the Professional Services Council

Date: Thursday, July 9
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will join PSC for a Dialogue Series Lunch on Thursday, July 9th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The deputy secretary will address the status of VA’s ongoing transformation initiatives and the attendant challenges and opportunities for both the department and its industry partners. We hope you will join us for this important discussion with senior leadership from one of the largest federal agencies.

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Dialogue Lunch with Anita Bales and Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello
Presented by the Professional Services Council

Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Join the Professional Services Council on July 14th for a Dialogue Lunch with the leaders of two of the most important agencies in the DoD sphere: Anita Bales, Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and Lt Gen Wendy Masiello, Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency.

This lunch will be a unique opportunity to hear from both of these leading figures in a thought-providing dialogue format where attendees can pose questions and engage with our guests on key issues.

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Service Contract Act Training
Presented by the Professional Services Council

Date: July 14-15, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

PSC’s program is the only SCA training conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division. This course has been approved for 12.5 CLE, HRCI, or CPE credits!

The Service Contract Act is one of the most technically challenging aspects of competing for the award of, and successfully administering a federal service contract. SCA sets minimum pay and benefit rates for many service occupations.

The SCA affects many different decisions made by many different people in a company. Everyone, from executive leadership to proposal writers, to accountants, project managers, and human resource specialists, needs to be conversant with the requirements of the act. This course will give your staff the knowledge to be SCA-savvy in opportunity identification, capture strategy, bid/no-bid decisions, contract pricing, contract price adjustments, wage determinations, and fringe benefit calculations.

This training conference is also your chance to spend time with the regulators who oversee your company's SCA-covered activities, and to interact with seasoned industry experts in SCA administration.

You will leave with a thorough knowledge of regulations, a deep understanding of how the regulations are enforced, and the ability to implement industry “best practices” in your company's compliance activities. In addition, you will be provided up-to-date information on the most critical issues relating to the SCA.

Attendees will be provided a very complete training manual that includes copies of the presentations and contact information for presenters and other relevant agency personnel. PSC will also facilitate the ability of course attendees to contact all of the presenters, post-conference, for follow-up questions and comments.

Member Price: $945
Non-Member Price: $1095

Register today by clicking here.