VAO Webinar: Contract Risk: What It Is and What You Can Do About It


Join us here on Thursday, March 22, at 12:00pm ET to view the webinar!


Join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018 as we look into contract risk. This is an area many of you contract and program officials struggle with, but understanding the different risks involved and actions you can take to mitigate them are key to successful performance at a fair and reasonable price.







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Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-97, effective 1/24/2018.

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