WebEd: Cybersecurity – New Mandatory Requirements for Defense Contractors

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The Department of Defense (DOD) will begin including are mandating cybersecurity certifications for all companies that do business with DOD.  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will be required as “go/no go” in all DOD solicitations.  The purpose of CMMC is to become the “unified cybersecurity standard” for all DOD contractors. Under this model, defense contractors, including subcontractors, will be required to be certified among the different levels in order to be eligible for contract award. The level of security is determined based on the security requirements needs for each defense contract. This differs from previous cybersecurity mandates as CMMC will require contractors to obtain a third-party certification. 

This presentation will give an overview of the new cybersecurity requirements for contractors, highlight the provisions that give this new rule teeth, and explore the potential impacts of compliance failure for federal contractors.

During this webinar the speakers will:  
  • Review the basic components and understanding of the new Cybersecurity Rule.
  • Discuss the potential impact to current and future federal contractors
  • Review the steps federal contractors need to take to become compliant.


Douglas Tabeling
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Doug Tabeling represents and advises general contractors, construction managers, design-builders, specialty contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in compliance matters, transactions, and disputes. His practice is devoted to helping clients prepare for and complete successful construction projects by avoiding, minimizing, and resolving regulatory violations and contract claims. Doug counsels clients in the unique aspects of federal government contract law, including ethics and compliance programs, small-business programs, contract proposals and procurements, bid protests, the Buy American Act, and the False Claims Act. He also drafts and negotiates construction and design contracts and represents clients asserting and defending against claims. His experience includes claims and disputes involving contract changes, construction defects, design errors and omissions, differing site conditions, payment disputes, schedule delay and acceleration, and contract terminations. Doug is the current Chair of AGC of America’s Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Committee, a past member of AGC’s Board of Directors, a past Chair of AGC’s Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee, and the past editor of AGC’s State Law Matrix. He was named Volunteer of the Year by AGC Georgia in 2015.

Edward DeLisle
Principal and Chair of the Government Contracting Practice Group
Offit Kurman, Attorneys At Law

Edward DeLisle concentrates his practice in the areas of federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. Ed also actively monitors the progress of his clients' construction projects in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the area. Ed counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. He has assisted clients in obtaining certification as small and small disadvantaged businesses at the municipal, state and federal level. He has participated in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and regularly assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal level. Ed also assists companies, both foreign and domestic, in international disputes involving the United States Government. He has represented clients on matters involving Department of Defense work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel.


Jordan Howard
Director, Federal & Heavy Construction Division
AGC of America
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