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Each year, the federal government spends hundreds of millions of dollars safeguarding its IT systems. One of the key ways the government accomplishes this mission is by modernizing its aging IT infrastructure and – in the process – investing substantial resources in transitioning to a cloud-based environment. If your company contracts with the government and transacts business through the cloud, it must be well versed in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (“FedRAMP”) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (“FISMA”).

In this webinar, seasoned government contracts attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will explain how your company can become FedRAMP certified while also complying with FISMA’s security requirements. 

This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program. 
About Our Presenter ...
Alexander Major, Partner
McCarter & English, LLP


Mr. Major is a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. Mr. Major focuses his practice on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A prolific author and thought leader in the area of cybersecurity, his professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters dealing with procurement laws and federal regulations and standards . His diverse experience includes complex litigation in federal court under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and bid protest actions. He counsels all sizes of companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, cybersecurity (NIST, FIPS, FedRAMP, and DFARS) requirements, multiple award schedule compliance, Section 508 issues, country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, cost accounting, and small business requirements. He also regularly conducts internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

Mr. Major is a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and remains a U.S. Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer for the state of Maryland.

EDUCATION
J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, cum laude
B.S., Montana State University
About Our Presenter ...
Franklin C. Turner, Partner
McCarter & English, LLP

Mr. Turner is a partner and co-leader of the Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. He is an innovative business lawyer with significant experience resolving complex government contracts issues for a broad array of companies – ranging from multinational, multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 corporations in the aerospace, defense, technology, health care and industrial supply sectors to mid-market intelligence and security services providers to small business commercial product suppliers.

Mr. Turner lectures and writes frequently regarding various issues of interest to the federal procurement community.

EDUCATION
J.D., William and Mary School of Law
B.A., University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs