[Live Podcast] Cybersecurity Breaches: DoD Contracting Requirements and the Regulatory Process

September 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET

Please dial 888-752-3232 at 1:00 PM ET to join.

Adopting safeguards to protect contractor information systems and reporting breach incidents have been part of DoD’s regulatory landscape for nearly a decade. In 2013, DoD introduced a clause mandatory for all non-COTS item suppliers requiring information systems to comply with broad and complex security requirements published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). DoD is now accelerating and expanding its cyber initiatives out of increasing concern that its supply chain is being hacked. The changes are being implemented in many cases outside the traditional regulatory process and creating enormous burdens on the contracting community.

Alexander Major and Franklin Turner, nationally recognized commentators in this area, will discuss the recent changes to critical requirements promulgated by the NIST, the auditing effort underway by the Defense Contract Management Agency, and DoD’s looming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Kelly.

Alexander Major

Partner

McCarter & English LLP


Franklin Turner

Partner

McCarter & English LLP


Daniel J. Kelly

Partner

McCarter & English LLP


Federalist Society’s International & National Security Law Practice Group

Federalist Society’s Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group