In October 2016, Department of Defense (DoD) modified the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) to update the Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (UCTI) Rule, specifically to provide more strict standards for cybersecurity. This included provisions for the safeguarding of Covered Defense Information (CDI) and outlining more stringent procedures for reporting cyber incidents.
If all of that is Greek to you, the NCMA DC dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 17th is just the primer you need. Our panel of experts will discuss the most important provisions of the new cyber rules and how they will affect you. We are honored to welcome the following panelists:
Lauren Knausenberger, Director of Cyberspace Innovation, United States Air Force
Ron Ross, Fellow, FISMA Implementation Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Christy Sanders, President, EvoTech LLC
Robert Palmer, CTO, ShorePoint Inc. [Moderator]
Our panel will have a robust discussion about how the DFARS and NIST standards will practically affect industry and government. Some of the topics to be discussed:
- How are these requirements affecting individual agencies? What responsibility will they have to monitor and enforce these requirements?
- How are these requirements affecting industry? What’s the cost?
- How do contractors know if they are implementing it correctly? What’s the penalty for non-compliance?
- Is there a certification the government provides to those who have demonstrated compliance?
- Will contracting officers be responsible for verifying compliance before new awards are made and throughout contract performance?
- Will these requirements affect civilian agencies and contractors supporting them?
We hope to see you there!