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GovCon Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) Program 


At long last, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) has provided its interim rule, published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) to set forth requirements for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program, as well as new requirements for a “NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology.” The interim rule is effective November 30, 2020, and comments to the interim rule should be submitted by November 30 as well. The panel will cover the DoD assessment methodology, the certification (CMMC) framework,
and the new DFARS clauses.

Presented by:
Stacy High-Brinkley
Associate Director Cyber
Cask Government Services
Stacy has more than 25 years' experience as an Information Security professional. Her background includes building and securing networks, with expertise in establishing and implementing streamlined cyber security programs. She holds numerous Cyber Certifications and is also a certified CMMC Provisional Assessor as well as an RMF Assessor for DoD - NQV III and USMC. Stacy is the Cyber Director at Cask, her name is well known throughout the Marine Corps Cyber Division for her performance, volume of assessments and stellar customer service. Her expertise of the cyber domain includes technical aspects such as ensuring proper implementation of security controls and hardening networks as well as non-technical and policy implementation. Her passion is working with others, enabling a positive environment and learning new ways to create secure environments in our hyper connected world. She keeps her technical skills up by building gaming PCs from scratch for one of her sons.

Townsend Bourne
Sheppard Mullin
Townsend is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She also is Leader of the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Team. Townsend represents companies that do business with the Federal Government, either directly or through a prime contractor or reseller. She specializes in matters relating to cybersecurity and data protection for government contractors, including counseling clients with regard to Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agency security requirements, implementation of System Security Plans, negotiation of subcontractor agreements and incident response. She chairs the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Cyber and Supply Chain Security Committee, and writes and speaks frequently on cybersecurity developments affecting the Government Contracts industry.

Victor Ramsauer
Victor has thirty five years in public accounting and represents both large and small public and private companies. He advises client on deal structuring and negotiation, financial reporting research, and the design and performance of due diligence procedures. He has extensive knowledge of Government Contractors and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. He also advises various government contractors in preparing for the successful completion of pre-award surveys by Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and in the preparation and negotiation of forward pricing rates.



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