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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.
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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

  • 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...
  • Cara Wulf
    Associate, McCarter & English
    Cara Wulf is an associate in the Government Contracts & Global Trade practice group at McCarter & English. She focuses her practice on government contracts and regulations. She has extensive experience counseling clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local public procurement...
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