Bob Burleson added to panel at MSFT Summit

We’re excited that Bob Burleson, Chief Financial Officer of Software Process Technologies (SPT), will participate on the Government Contractor Panel at the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit on March 17. Register for the Summit here. Here’s his bio:

Robert Burleson is a “high-tech” Chief Financial Officer with experience in both the IT and Biotech industries.  With a background that includes working for Private and Publicly traded companies he has experience in both buying and selling Government Contracting entities.

He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Software Process Technologies (SPT).  In this position, he oversees the finance, accounting and business operations of the company.  SPT partners with client organizations in need of cleared personnel to design, develop, implement and deploy high-end, custom, technology based solutions by integrating existing and emerging concepts.

Before joining SPT, Burleson was Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Finance for TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc.  Jacobs Engineering acquired TechTeam in the fall of 2010.  Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer for ATCC, a world leader in providing standard biological reference material.  As CFO, he has managed all accounting, information systems and administrative matters.

Starting in 2005, he began been teaching in the Graduate School of Medicine at Georgetown University.  The topics he covers includes Federal Grants and Contracts.

Burleson earned his B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University and his M.B.A. in Accounting/Finance from Marymount University.

We moved to a bigger office

We’re excited to announce that we moved our headquarters into a bigger, more vibrant facility this morning at 11720 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200, Reston VA, 20191.  The new facility will support our rapidly growing staff and will provide customers with an exciting, state-of-the-art training center. More details to come.

PVBS Customer CSSI CEO Featured in Woman’s Business Magazine

We’re excited about an article that featured our customer Cindy Castillo, CEO of CSSI in the November/December issue of March magazine.  After 17 years with Castillo at its helm, CSSI has grown to around 270 employees and $40 million in revenue.

“Our goal is to be at $60 million by the end of next year and $100 million by 2015,” she said. CSSI’s primary customer is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); it also works with the Navy and NASA.

Tips for Leaving your Legacy Software

Richard Marksberry presented this presentation at the PVBS monthly seminar today at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Reston. To a packed room, Rich spoke about how legacy accounting software such as from Quickbooks, Deltek and older systems are significantly hampering growth at government contractors who use them. Great things to learn in the presentation.

Legacy Accounting Software is Stunting Your Company’s Growth

New Rule Requires Contractor Disclosure of Executive Compensation

New Rule Requires Contractor Disclosure of Executive Compensation – More Transparency or More Bureaucracy?

Our friends at leading government accounting firm Goodman and Company have a pretty direct take on some of the changes The Obama Administration is taking towards a more open government and how it affects contractors, in this case  some new changes in reporting requirements that affect federal contractors. An interim rule, which took effect July 8 and will be phased in over the next nine months, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The intent is to ensure that FAR complies with two federal laws mandating greater transparency in government…. Read the entire article and find out how it affects you.

PVBS Recognized as Top Three Dynamics NAV Partner Worldwide

Microsoft announced at its worldwide partner conference last week in Washington DC that Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS) had been recognized as one of the top three Dynamics NAV partner worldwide in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year award category for the second year in a row. PVBS offers the premier Microsoft-based solution for government contractor ERP, project accounting and financial management.

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners and finalists chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year Award honors partners who have exhibited excellence in providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Read the press release.

The Risks and Rewards of a GSA Schedule

Many government contractors that have had success bringing services to the Federal Government often consider supplying products as well. One of the most logical strategies is to determine if a GSA schedule is the right way to go. In this comprehensive article, our partner Argy discusses the pros and cons of getting a GSA contract. While the potential rewards of a GSA Schedule contract can be high, there are some risks associated with this type of procurement vehicle. A company looking to obtain a GSA Schedule contract should carefully consider these risks in light of the potential advantages prior to delving into the world of GSA Schedule contracting. If a company chooses to pursue a GSA Schedule contract it should be cognizant of pertinent regulatory requirements and strive to comply with these requirements to mitigate the risk of non-compliance.

Click here for the rest of the article.


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