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Columbus Training Summit 2018


EVENT POSTPONEMENT – “OH Small Business GovCon Training Summit”

Due to events and circumstances beyond the organizers’ and sponsors’ control, the OH Small Business GovCon Training Summit, originally scheduled for October 10th and 11th,  has been postponed.

Thank you for your patience as the summit organizers work to set a new date for the event.

If you have already registered for the summit, your registration can be applied to the new conference date, or private training will be made available.  Refunds are available, but individuals are encouraged to await developments regarding summit rescheduling before making a refund request.

Should you have any further questions, please contact Amy at



Meet Our Instructors

Robert E. Jones, CPA, CPCM, NCMA FellowLBC0020

As a consultant to small and mid-sized businesses, Mr. Jones offers expert input into strategic planning, cost and pricing models, financial analysis, negotiation strategies and regulatory compliance. He designs and implements DCAA-compliant ERP and accounting systems for service, manufacturing, and aerospace companies. His proactive, decisive approach to finding opportunities and solving problems is based on experience in managing more than $30 million in a single multi-years federal contract, and more than $50 million annually.



Melissa Metzger, MAFM

Ms. Metzger brings dynamic professional experience to Left Brain Professionals with over 20 years of accounting, financial, and operational leadership across multiple industries, regulatory environments, and company structures. She helps companies improve bottom line growth by developing and instituting compliant and efficient processes that have saved businesses over $1.5 million during the last 5 years. With more than 10 years of FAR, HUD, CMS, and DCAA Federal Regulatory Experience, Ms. Metzger has successfully managed over $100 million in annual federal funds and a $120 million federal contract.


Attendees Receive

  • Workbook and CPE certificate for each session
  • Online portal with additional resources
  • Breakfast and/or lunch and refreshments


USB data blocker (All attendees)




Discounted access to accounting policy manual (Day 1 attendees)




Yubikey multifactor authentication device (Day 2 attendees)






  • Accounting - Morning Session
    October 10, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    ★ Regulatory background (FAR 31, Cost Accounting Standards, DCAA Compliance)
    ★ What constitutes an accounting system?
    ★ SF 1408 Accounting System Survey
    ★ Surviving DCAA Audits

  • Accounting - Afternoon Session
    October 10, 2018
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    ★ What to look for in an accounting system
    ★ System Implementation Methodology
    ★ Budgets & Schedules
    ★ Review GovCon accounting software options

  • Cybesecurity - Morning Session
    October 11, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    ★ Regulatory background (FAR, DFARS)
    ★ NIST 800-171
    ★ Pending Rules & News Updates
    ★ Impact on Your Contracts

  • Cybesecurity - Afternoon Session
    October 11, 2018
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    ★ Cyber compliance tools
    ★ Developing your SSP & POA&M
    ★ Small business cybersecurity solutions
    ★ Personal cyber hygiene


Venue Phone: (614) 645-8294

Venue Website:

1111 E. Broad Street, Chester C. Christie, Room 9, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, United States