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DFARS Training and Assessment: Cybersecurity and Beyond

June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2-Day Workshop | June 21 – 8:00am – 5:00pm  |  June 22 – 8:00am-Noon

The December 31, 2017 deadline for cybersecurity compliance with DFARS Subparts 204.73, 239.76 has passed but the requirement for Department of Defense contractors and their sub-tier suppliers to be in compliance still remains in effect. Continued noncompliance can jeopardize the ability to receive or keep DoD contracts, and contractors may be subject to financial penalties for noncompliance.

Do you understand the impact of missing the deadline and what you need to have completed in your cybersecurity compliance efforts to keep your contracts or to bid on new contracts?

This course will focus on DFARs requirements for Government contractors. We will begin with an overview of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and address issues such as systems compliance and cybersecurity, including updated rules and guidance. The course will incorporate compliance assessments to help contractors assess their current compliance status. DFARS Compliance 1.5-day course will cover flowdowns, requirements overview, and assessments. The course will also include information for mitigation and next step remediation for non-compliance as well as when and who to call for help.

Qualifying criteria*:

  • Company is either a prime contractor with the Dept. of Defense OR
  • Company is a sub-tier supplier to a prime contractor with the Dept. of Defense

The workshop is facilitated by the Baker Tilly, Washington D.C. Government Contractor Advisory Team. Course led by Jennifer Flickinger, Principal, Jefferey B. Callaway, CPA, and Michael J. Wright CPA, CISA, PMP, CCSFP

This workshop is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Defense Network.

About DFARS compliance

*In compliance with Executive Order 13556, Contractors or subcontractors to government agencies and organizations must provide documentation and evidence proving that they are protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in order to show DFARS compliance. To be considered in compliance, an organization must complete a cybersecurity assessment based on the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171. Any areas found to be at risk need documented remediation strategies. Contractors affected by this mandate must implement the remediation strategies in order to continue to do business with governmental agencies and organizations after Dec. 31, 2017.


Cost: $75, includes a light breakfast both days and lunch Thursday for each attendee is included

Registration Deadline: Extremely Limited Seating, RSVP today!

Sponsor: IMEC, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Illinois Defense Network

Presenter: Jennifer Flickinger, Principal, Jefferey B. Callaway, CPA, and Michael J. Wright CPA, CISA, PMP, CCSFP

Contact Name: Jimsi Kuborn, VP of Investor Relations, Rockford Area Economic Development Council

Contact Phone: 815.969.4259

Contact Email: JKuborn@RockfordIL.com


June 21, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hilton Garden Inn – Rockford
7675 Walton St.
Rockford, IL 61108
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