December 31, 2017 is an important date for many in the DoD world. For those with contracts subject to DFARS 252.204-7012 it might feel like an overwhelming and impending date. I am sure this is another heavy responsibility thrown onto your plate with the expectation you get it done. There might even be an “or else” implied with the responsibility. For your company it is overwhelming too as your employer might have an “or else” threat to top-line and bottom-line financials. If you are feeling the stress, come join your peers and get on your way to compliance today by clicking here to register for the Lunch and Learn.
So, you have been told that you must be compliant with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012. In order to meet these obligations you must follow the NIST Special Publication 800-171r1 guidelines. You have until December 31st, 2017 to get with the program and become compliant. The first quarter of 2017 is already behind us. For many, there is much to do in the coming months and the sooner the process begins the sooner compliance can be realized. If you are just starting out on the journey to compliance, take a look here at our recent article on your DFARS obligations and the basics of what you must do to become compliant. If you are already aware and looking for improved understanding or just simply know you need help, join us at our lunch-n-learn:
Our highly-qualified team of compliance professionals, with decades of cyber security and compliance experience, are ready to meet your readiness needs. They will be speaking to both legal and technical issues involved in gaining compliance. We have mature and comprehensive processes that ensure your strengths and gaps are identified and remediated.
About the Speakers
Business Technology Officer, Alvaka Networks
Dave Cunningham is a 1982 graduate of Auburn University, receiving a Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in Systems Engineering and GN&C. Dave worked as an aerospace engineer for Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Guidance, Navigation and Controls (GN&C) systems. Dave is an expert on DFARS compliance and has assisted many companies working to achieve their compliance obligations.
Dave joined Alvaka Networks in 2013, and is responsible for Business Development and Strategic Relationships. Dave chairs the SoCal IT RoundTable and advises the Stanbridge College IT Advisory Council. In 1992, he founded Dempsey Bluevar, an IBM Business Partner and Managed Services Partner. As its CEO, Mr. Cunningham grew the firm to be the nation's largest reseller of Tivoli IT Director and participated in two mergers and acquisitions, leading to its sale to Reliable IT in 2012.
David P. Goodwin
of Counsel, Troutman Sanders LLP
David Goodwin's (American University, J.D) practice is focused on helping companies navigate and leverage operating in highly regulated business. This includes Government Contracts (FAR, DFARS, SOFARS, IGAs/IGSAs), Anti-Corruption (FCPA), Export Controls (ITAR/EAR), and International Business Transactions.
David has the unique perspective of counseling commercial companies through the necessary aspects of growing and maintaining a successful government contracts division, with strong revenue streams from domestic and international government customers. His experience also extends to advising small, medium, and large government contractors on the full range of Government Contracts, Anti-Corruption, and Export Controls compliance issues-resulting in integrated programs that provide better compliance through business-wise implementation.