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1st Southwest Regional DFARS Conference

June 15, 2020 - June 16, 2020

$150.00

Welcome to the 1st Southwest Regional DFARS Conference

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NOTICE: This event has been postponed

Due to concern for the health and safety of all conference attendees and participants, this event shall be postponed until a future date, tentatively June 15, 2020.

Previously purchased tickets are valid for the future event. Conference information updates shall be sent to registrants who remain subscribed to our email list.

Registration has been paused but will be offered again once the rescheduling date become more certain.


Is this Conference for You?

The conference is not only of interest to those businesses currently doing business with the DoD, but also to those who may be thinking of doing business with the DoD in the future; or, who may be considering a merger with a company that is currently doing business with the DoD.

Also, the DoD informs us that the compliance protocols being designed by the CMMC for the DoD will likely be imposed on all companies doing business with the Federal Government (GSA) sometime in 2021.

Chief legal Officers as well as Chief Compliance Officers will be expected to understand and enforce these compliance standards within their respective corporation.

Note: This event offers CLE credits

Conference Purpose

The Cyber Law Consortium is sponsoring a defense industry conference on the topic of DFARS cybersecurity compliance June 15 – 16, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. Starting in September, 2020, the DoD will require DoD prime contractors and all of their Sub-Tier vendors to provide proof of compliance by a third party certification through the CMMC Accreditation Body.

Previously, self-assessment statements by DoD vendors were acceptable to the DoD; but that privilege is soon coming to an end. Effective June 1, 2020 all DoD primes and their Sub-Tier vendors may have to submit to a rigorous cybersecurity audit performed by a CMMC approved Auditor, which will then submit the audit results to a new third-party Regional Certification Center for final approval or disapproval.

The purpose of the conference will be to better understand the current DFARS requirements, risks of non-compliance, emerging requirements under CMMC, and address persistent barriers to compliance for large, small, and mid-sized businesses, and their Sub-Tier suppliers. WMs. Katie Arrington, our keynote speaker, leads the effort within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S) as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition ASD(A) for Cyber.

In addition to the DoD’s current cyber security requirements, the new Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program may have a dramatic impact on all Texas’ defense industry prime contractors and their Sub-Tier suppliers. The new cyber security requirements expand on current requirements surrounding the safeguarding, handling, and sharing of controlled unclassified information (CUI), which is shared across the entire defense industrial supply chain. The daily proliferation of cyber risks and vulnerabilities demonstrates the DoD’s critical need to protect defense technical information within industrial networks and devices through the increased cyber security standards.

These increased standards enable US manufacturing to improve their cyber resilience as they produce the technology and weapons systems critical to our national security. However, the requirements are extensive, and in light of the new CMMC program requirements, it is anticipated that large, small, and mid-sized companies may struggle to address the many process and technical barriers to their full compliance with these new regulations.

Keynote Speaker and Topic

Mark Riddle, Principal for CUI Program Oversight – Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration, An overview of the Controlled Unclassified Information Program, address safeguarding requirements, and provide an update on the status of agency implementation efforts.

Informational Video

View recent comments by Katie Arrington, DoD CMMC Program Manager, CISO – Assistant Secretary of Defense Acquisition, on YouTube.

Conference Leadership

Chair

Roland Castaneda, President – Cyber Law Consortium, Institute for Excellence in Cyber Security Governance

Co-chair

Michelle Reed, Partner – Akin Gump

Featured Speakers

Mark Riddle
Principal for CUI Program Oversight
Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)
National Archives and Records Administration

Regan Edens
Chief Transformation Officer
DTC GLobal
Director
Board of Directors
CMMC Accreditation Body

Chris Lank
Founder and CEO
IVIS
President
NDIA Southwest

Sanjeev Verma
Founder and Chairman
PreVeil

Val Mukherjee
Founder and CEO
Cyber Future Foundation

Bob Huffman
Partner
Akin Gump

Michelle Reed
Partner
Akin Gump

John M. Smith
General Counsel of Global Business Services
Vice President for Cybersecurity Law
Raytheon

Randy Battat
Founder and CEO
PreVeil

Col. Darold Tippey
TX Manufacturers Assistance Center

Wes McDuffie
Client Technical Advocate
IBM Solutions

Roland Castaneda
President
Cyber Law Consortium
Institute for Excellence in Cyber Security Governance

Drew Snow
Vice President Business Development
DTC GLobal
Institute for Excellence in Cyber Security Governance

Schedule

June 15, 2020

8:00 am – Doors open
8:30 am – Pledge of Allegiance and Opening Remarks
9:00 am – Panel One
Current DFARS, CUI requirements and Impact of new CMMC and Export Controls.
Regan Edens, Chief Transformation Officer – DTC Global, Director – CMMC Accreditation Body, Board of Directors; Kevin Wheeler, Founder and Managing Director – InfoDefense; Max Aulakh, President – Ignyte Assurance Platform; Jerry Leischman, VP-National Practice Director – CORTAC Group
10:00 am – Panel Two
Legal Requirements: DFARS 252.204-7012; the forthcoming DFARS rule implementing CMMC and -7012 compliance assessments; CUI regulation, markings, and guidance; competition, conflict-of-interest, flowdown, and cost recovery issues.
John M. Smith, General Counsel of Global Business Services and Vice President for Cybersecurity Law – Raytheon; Robert Huffman, Partner – Akin Gump; Roland Castaneda, President – Cyber Law Consortium, Institute for Excellence in Cyber Security Governance
11:00 am – Panel Three
Impact on business processes, employee responsibilities, IT and networks & devices.
Wes McDuffie, Client Technical Advocate – IBM Solutions; Andreae Pohlman, Enterprise Security Executive – Microsoft; Andreae Pohlman – Cyber Security Executive – Microsoft; Patrick Colantonio – NIST Therapist – NeQter Labs
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:20 pm – Keynote Presentation
An overview of the Controlled Unclassified Information Program, address safeguarding requirements, and provide an update on the status of agency implementation efforts.
Mark Riddle, Principal for CUI Program Oversight – Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration; introduction by Oliver Chandbok, Publisher – Dallas Business Journal
1:20 pm – Break
1:30 pm – Panel Four
Challenges for prime vendors and their supply chain sub-vendors.
Darold Tippey – TMAC; Mike Dietz, Program Management Pipeline – Lockheed Martin, Chapter President – NDIA
2:30 pm – Panel Five
DFARS impact on legacy environments, identifying digital transformation strategies and technology options as businesses manage in the new environment
Val Mukherjee, Founder and CEO – Cyber Future Foundation; Randy Battat, Founder and CEO – PreVeil; Jon King, Cyber Security Consulting Manager – Moss Adams
4:00 pm – Panel Six
Cyber governance, boards of directors, risk management, incident response plans.
Val Mukherjee, Founder and CEO – Cyber Future Foundation; Klyne Smith – SMU GO; Michelle Reed, Partner – Akin Gump; John Williamson, Partner – Whitley Penn; Drew Snow – Institute for Excellence in Cyber Security

June 16, 2020

8:00 am – Doors open
8:30 am – Pledge of Allegiance and Opening Remarks
9:00 am – Topic One
What are the CUI Requirements?
Review the Risk and Security Assessment (RSA)
Review Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)
System Security Plan (SSP)
Digital Certificate for Reporting
10:00 am – Solution presentation by IVIS
Regan Edens, Chief Transformation Officer – DTC Global, Director – CMMC Accreditation Body, Board of Directors; Darold Tippey – TMAC
10:20 am – Topic Two
Cyber Protections through Restrictions on Chinese Products, Services, Funding and Research Involvement: Implementation of FAR, DFARS and grant/loan restrictions in Section 889 of 2019 NDAA; DOJ, DOD, DOE, OSTP, NIH and NSF efforts to address funding, research involvement, Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs.
11:20 am – Solution presentation by Beryllium Infosec Collaborative
Scott Heimberg, Partner – Akin Gump; Angela Styles, Partner – Akin Gump; Michelle Reed, Partner – Akin Gump
11:40 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Topic Three
CUI Governance & Risk Management – Policies, Procedures, and Training.
1:30 pm – Solution presentation by PreVeil
1:50 pm – Topic Four
Implementation, Monitoring, and Enforcement.
2:50 pm – Solution presentation by NeQter Labs
3:10 pm – Topic Five
Persistent Barriers to Compliance – Lessons Learned and The Way Ahead.
4:10 pm – Closing Remarks

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank You to Our Organizational Partners

Thank You to Our Media Sponsors

Parking Instructions for Attendees

The Union
2300 N. Field Street
Suite 1800
Dallas, Texas 75201

Akin Gump’s office is located at the corner of Field Street and Cedar Springs Road. The parking entrance will be marked on Field Street with a blue sign which will be the first parking sign you see after the Akin Gump building signage and before the Tom Thumb. Please pull a parking ticket, and we will validate your parking at reception. Guest parking is available in unmarked spaces on B2 and B3.

From the parking garage, use the elevator marked “Elevator to Offices” to the building lobby using the elevator button marked L1. Please let the security team in the lobby know that you are here to meet with Akin Gump, and they will guide you to our elevator bank for Floor 18.

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