Fed Talks podcast series

Fed Talks is a series of audio episodes featuring current issues in government contracting, offering thoughtful, bite-sized insights with rotating guests from inside and outside Baker Tilly.

On this episode of Fed Talks, we discuss the growing importance of supply chain risk management (SCRM) in federal procurement with Baker Tilly subject matter specialists, Jeff Clayton and Leo Alvarez.  Questions addressed include:

  • What is SCRM and why now?
  • How is SCRM affecting federal acquisitions?
  • How is the use of use of all-source intelligence platforms (“supply chain illumination”) changing risk governance?

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About the guests

Jeffrey Clayton, Principal
Jeff has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in both government contracting and commercial environments, providing a broad range of pricing, contract compliance and dispute/litigation related services to government contractors and their legal counsel.

Leo Alvarez, CFCM, Senior Manager
Leo has over 15 years of experience working with federal contractors and their legal counsel to identify, quantify and manage government contract risk. In addition to consulting regularly on operational and compliance matters related to GSA/VA Federal Supply Schedule contracts, including audit and litigation support, Leo frequently supports clients with Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) plan development and compliance.

About the producer

Andrew Graziano, Senior Consultant
Andrew has  been with Baker Tilly for over three years and has spent that time working with government contractors on a wide variety of compliance matters. Andrew has experience with incurred cost proposals, indirect rate modeling, price proposal preparation, cost impact analysis and commercial sales practice disclosures. In his spare time, he produces and edits this Fed Talks podcast. 

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Music Credit
Artist: Chael
Song: Sparks

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