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Join us November 6-10, 2017 for the
Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute - DC.

Federal Publications Seminars is offering a first-of-its-kind certificate program for government contracting and legal professionals that will provide a knowledge baseline for critical organizational assignments in strategic operational planning, proactive measures, deterrence initiatives in cybersecurity and immediate application on the job and in practice. 

At the end of this 5-day program, participants will be awarded a Cybersecurity in Government Contracting Certificate.

What is Happening in the Realm of Cybersecurity in Government Contracting?

New and dynamic cybersecurity, IT, security, privacy, and data protection standards impact contract management and how agencies, companies, and contractors must draft, include, meet, and exceed cybersecurity standards and documentation through source selection, performance, and closeout in the contracting cycle. 

Discover insights on the current state of cybersecurity and what government contractors can expect to face in the immediate future.

Highlight Your Expertise in the Area of Cybersecurity in Government Contracting
After completing the courses, the student will receive an official certificate showing they have successfully completed the Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute, a concentrated program on cybersecurity principles and practices designed to prepare candidates with a baseline level of knowledge for critical organizational assignments in strategic operational planning, proactive measures, and deterrence initiatives in cybersecurity.

Who Will Benefit?
Open to all professionals including compliance officers, contracting professionals in management and administration, finance and accounting professionals, general counsel, general law practitioners, government contract attorneys, and program and project managers.

Individual courses can be purchased for $795.  Those who register for all 5 courses will receive special pricing of $2,995.  
Dates and Locations
November 6-10, 2017
DC Metro Area
DC Metro Area, DC
Solid, In-depth Agenda Provides a Solid Foundation in Cybersecurity
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
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The role of the acquisition professional as a critical partner in information security. Overview and update on FISMA (the Federal Information Security and Management Act). How requirements may affect contractors.
November 6
The Privacy Act and agency participation and enforcement. The increasing significance of privacy in a digital world.
November 7
The Developing Body of Rules, Regulations, and Contracting Best Practices in Cloud Contracting.
November 8
An update on the rules, regulations, and best practices including Executive Orders, OMB and agency guidance, and the NIST Framework.
November 9
An introductory course focusing on the rules, regulations, policies, practices, and specific agency requirements.
November 10
The Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute courses are open to all contracting professionals in management and administration, finance and accounting, and program and project management. Also to general counsel, general practitioners, government contract attorneys, and compliance officers.
Leading Experts, Proven Educators
Federal Publications Seminars instructors are experts in their subject-matter area and proven educators who teach in terms you can apply to your specific operations. For specifics, visit the individual course pages to view more about the industry-leading instructors who will be teaching your class or classes.
Christian Henel, Kilpatrick Townsend
Chris Henel advises and assists government contractors regarding a wide array of issues including front-end compliance questions and reviews, proposal preparation, bid protests, claims, disputes, and appeals. He works with contractors across several industries, including construction, infrastructure, aerospace and defense, health care, and information technology.

Chris’ regulatory compliance experience includes advising government contractors on how to comply with various contractual obligations, federal laws, regulations, policies, and standards that govern their relationship with Federal, state and local governments. He counsels clients on ethics, small business issues, socioeconomic regulations, and labor and employment matters as the affect government contractors. He has substantial experience in the area of cybersecurity and cyber-compliance issues, helping government contractors develop compliant security plans for various applications on networks and in the cloud.

Emile Monette,U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Emile Monette is Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Mr. Monette is a subject matter expert in legal and operational aspects of cyber and supply chain risk, including impacts on governance, compliance, policy, procurement, and regulatory and government affairs; leverages competencies to achieve significant performance improvements and bottom-line return on investment. 
Fern Lavallee, Jones Day
Fern Lavallee is a Partner at Jones Day®Listed as one of the country's leading lawyers by Chambers USA noting he — "won plaudits for his IP expertise ... known for his solid working knowledge of software data rights" and "‘he is prompt and engages quickly, and his advice is practical and based on a good understanding about what drives our business, not just a textbook answer.’"
Gunjan Talati, Kilpatrick Townsend
Gunjan Talati is an experienced government contracts practitioner that regularly represents contractors in a variety of sectors including aerospace and defense, health care, and technology. Gunjan’s practice is a mix of regulatory compliance, transactional, and litigation.

Gunjan’s regulatory compliance experience includes advising government contractors on complying with various Federal Acquisition Regulations, navigating small business and socioeconomic regulations and matters, addressing GSA and Federal Supply Schedule issues, and meeting ethics and compliance requirements. Gunjan also has significant experience in helping contractors navigate federal cybersecurity regulations and requirements.

Jeffery M. Chiow, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
Jeffery M. Chiow is an Associate at the law firm of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell PC.  Mr. Chiow represents clients in litigation and government investigations that usually have some nexus to a government contract. He also provides counsel on business and compliance issues faced by government contractors. He was named one of four “Associates to Watch” among all government contracts attorneys in the country by Chambers USA®. In 2014 and 2015, he was listed as a “Rising Star” among government contracts attorneys in Washington, DC by SuperLawyer®. Particular interests include aerospace and defense (he was a U.S. Marine Corps weapons and sensors officer in the F/A-18D Hornet before becoming a lawyer), bid protests, cybersecurity, technology services contracting, schedule contracting and contingency contracting.
Mary Ellen Callahan Jenner & Block LLP
Mary Ellen Callahan is Chair of Jenner & Block’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice. She has unique and broad experience advising clients at the interface of privacy protection with cybersecurity and national security issues.  A nationally recognized privacy attorney with a decade and a half of outside counsel experience, she served as Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2009 until August 2012. 
Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
DC Metro Area
DC Metro Area, DC 
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Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
Masters-level programs designed for professionals with 5+ years' experience. Courses cover in-depth and technical analysis on specific subjects and updates on current issues.
The Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute is Sponsored By:

combines government contracts experience with in-depth industry knowledge to provide regulatory and compliance assistance governing the entire lifecycle of federally funded programs. Their professionals help contractors develop and maintain appropriate systems and controls, anticipate problems, devise solutions and resolve disputes involving government contracts across a variety of industries. 
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