New Cybersecurity Requirements for DoD and Non-DoD Government Contractors: NIST SP 800-171 Compliance
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address high-risk cybersecurity concerns for government contractors in the coming year. The panel will outline critical updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulations, recent determinations by the Government Accountability Office, and individual agency efforts to strengthen cybersecurity protections and provide guidance for counsel on keeping clients compliant.
- Cybersecurity compliance for DoD contractors
- DFAR 252.204-7012
- NIST SP 800-171
- Penalties for noncompliance
- Cybersecurity compliance for non-DoD contractors
- FAR 52.204-21
- Expected changes
- Case law/administrative decisions
- Syneren Tech. Corp., B-41508, B-415058.2, Nov. 16, 2017
- IP Keys Tech., B-414890, B-414890.2, Oct. 4, 2017
- Guidance/recommendations for counsel
The panel will review these and other vital issues:
- What actions do U.S. government contracting officers plan to take if contractors fail to comply with the NIST SP 800171?
- Will prime government contractors be held financially liable for cyber-related damages caused by their subcontractors and/or third-party partners’ failure to comply with NIST SP 800-171?
- What changes can government contractors expect to the Federal Acquisition Regulations beyond the current basic safeguarding clause at FAR 52.204-21?
Townsend L. Bourne
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Ms. Bourne represents clients of all sizes on matters relating to the myriad of issues affecting government... | Read More
Ms. Bourne represents clients of all sizes on matters relating to the myriad of issues affecting government contractors. Her experience includes complex litigation in connection with the Contract Disputes Act and the False Claims Act, bid protest actions both challenging and defending agency decisions on contract awards before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims, claims litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, investigating and preparing contractor claims, and conducting internal investigations. Ms. Bourne also advises clients on compliance with government regulations relating to cybersecurity, data rights, the GSA Schedule program, subcontracts, procurement integrity, and mandatory disclosure.Close
Tina D. Reynolds
Morrison & Foerster
Ms. Reynolds represents a wide variety of government contractors, including information technology, defense,... | Read More
Ms. Reynolds represents a wide variety of government contractors, including information technology, defense, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, with a focus on general contract counseling, compliance and litigation. She counsels contractors on compliance with federal acquisition and ethics regulations. Ms. Reynolds has been involved with numerous internal investigations and compliance reviews. She routinely advises clients concerning prime-subcontractor relationships, sources of supply, organizational conflicts of interest, the safeguarding of IP and other proprietary interests, licensing and data rights issues, the handling of classified materials, and agency suspension and debarment proceedings.Close
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Mr. Verhey’s practice concentrates on counseling and representation of clients with business interests in... | Read More
Mr. Verhey’s practice concentrates on counseling and representation of clients with business interests in national security, information technology, cybersecurity, and government contracts. He helps companies and institutions manage risk, comply with government regulations, and resolve disputes and investigations. Mr. Verhey is a frequent conference speaker and an author of articles on security and technology. His legal career has spanned almost 20 years including stints in private practice and government service. Mr. Verhey formerly served as a Senior Advisor and Counsel in the Department of Defense, where he supported IT development, cybersecurity, classified contracts, and counter-terrorism programs.Close