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Overview
The Basics of IT Acquisition and Contracting: Hardware, Software, Software Development, Open Source Hardware and Software and Continuous Monitoring Platforms
An update on the rules, regulations, policies, and practices in IT acquisition; Innovative initiatives and proposed changes under FITARA (the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act). New developments in Cloud contracting.

Topics covered:

Federal IT Acquisition and Cybersecurity
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 39, Acquisition of IT; Contract Types; Commercial Items; OMB Circular A-130; FAR Part 39 NIST Standards; Modular Contracting; IT Services; Privacy; Clauses; IP (Intellectual Property).

IT International Implications, New Developments, and Best Practices
Regulatory Background; Protection of Classified Information; Unclassified Systems; OMB Guidance; DoD Interim Rule; Cybersecurity Sanctions; Cybersecurity Information Sharing (CISA); Controlled Unclassified Information; Covered Defense Information.

Information Security & Technical Requirements
Primary Sources, FIPS and NIST; NIST Publication 800-171; Disclosures and Reporting; Voluntary Self-Disclosure; NARA Proposed Rule; OMB Draft; Matrix of the Information Security Requirements.

Compliance Programs and Best Practices - Summary
Components of a Compliance Program; Training; Cybersecurity Best Practices; Export Control Best Practices; ITAR Regulations; EAR Regulations; Commodities, Materials, Technology, Software, Manufacturing Equipment; Escalation Considerations.
Dates/Locations
May 4, 2021
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
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July 27, 2021
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
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Agenda
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DC Metro Area
Hardware, Software, Software Development, Open Source Hardware and Software, and Continuous Monitoring Platforms.  

IT Acquisition and Contracting, Law and Practice
1.    The Cyber Threat
2.    The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 39, Acquisition of IT
3.    Contract Types
4.    Statutory Preference for Commercial Items
5.    Commercial Item Definition
6.    OMB Circular A-130
7.    FAR Part 39 NIST Standards
8.    Modular Contracting
9.    IT Services
10.    FAR Part 39, Privacy
11.    Developing Clauses
12.    Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property (IP)

Export Controls and Contractor Best Practices for Cybersecurity
1.    Regulatory Background
2.    Protection of Classified Information 
3.    Unclassified Systems
4.    OMB Guidance
5.    DoD Interim Rule
6.    Cybersecurity Sanctions
7.    Cybersecurity Controls
8.    Cybersecurity Information Sharing (CISA)
9.    Controlled Unclassified Information
10.    Covered Defense Information (CDI)

Information Security 
1.    Primary Sources
a.    FIPS
b.    NIST
2.    NIST SP 800-171
3.    Disclosures/Reporting
4.    Voluntary Self-Disclosures
5.    Government Direction
a.    NARA Proposed Rule
b.    OMB Draft Guidance
6.    DFARS Clause 204-7012
7.    Disclosures and Reporting
8.    Matrix of the Requirements on Information Security

Compliance Programs and Best Practices
1.    Compliance Programs/Elements
2.    Training
3.    Export Control Best Practices
4.    Cybersecurity Best Practices
5.    Export Controls
6.    ITAR Regulations
7.    EAR Regulations
a.    Commodities
b.    Materials
c.    Technology
d.    Software
e.    Manufacturing Equipment
8.    Escalation Considerations

Adjournment
Experts
  • 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, h...
  • Franklin Turner
    Partner, McCarter & English
    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 Fortune 100 corporat...
Accreditation
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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact Federal Publications Seminars at 888.494.3696.
CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 6.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: n/a
Program Prerequisite: n/a
Advance Preparation: n/a
Method: n/a
CLP: Continuous Learning Points
Approved for CLP by Defense Acquisition University
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.
CLP Hours
This program is eligible for: 6.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: Continuing Legal Education
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.
CLE Hours
This program is eligible for: 5.5 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
Travel
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92122
8585521234
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured for the La Jolla weeklong event. For guest room reservations, call 800.937.8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Group rate is $239 + taxes/night. Click here https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-FP21 to make your reservation. You must make your reservation by April 1, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

Government Per Diem

A limited number of Government per diem rate rooms have been set aside. Click here https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-FP21/PER DIEM to make your reservation. You must make your reservation by April 1, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

General Information

Food & Beverage

During La Jolla Government Contracts Week, we will be serving continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack each day.

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
8886278551
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured for the Hilton Head weeklong event. For guest room reservations, click here. Group rate is $269 + taxes, plus a Resort Charge of $17/room/night (this is reduced from the normal $28/night). You must make your reservation by July 5, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

Government Per Diem

Please note that we have reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate. To make a reservation, click here.

General Information

Food & Beverage
During Hilton Head Week, we will be serving continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack each day.