Location: MUSKEGON AREA FIRST HINES BUILDING
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Analyzing Your Cybersecurity Compliance
Presenter: Robert Jones
The FAR and DAR Councils issued new cybersecurity rules for government
contractors. The FAR rule, effective in June 2016, affects all government
contractors and lists 15 items “a prudent business person would
employ…even if not covered by this rule.” The DFARS rule, 252.204-7012
“Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting”
requires compliance with NIST (SP) 800-171 R1, a more robust guideline, by
December 31, 2017.
While no audit plan or third-party system approval process exists for the FAR
and DFARS rules, contractors imply compliance by signing and accepting
contracts with these clauses. More importantly, these clauses exist in current
contracts so your compliance is already implied.
Join me for a conversation about the unique cybersecurity requirements for
government and defense contractors as we discuss CUI, the audit and survey
process, the costs of non-compliance, and compliance strategies.
Target Audience: Novice and experienced business professionals and
executives who operate or plan to operate in the federal space
Questions: Please contact Shelia Polacco at 231-724-3187 or email her at