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WebEd: New FAR and DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements for Federal Contractors

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What You Need to Know

November 9, 2017
2 to 3 p.m.
Register today. Federal agencies now mandate minimum cybersecurity requirements for companies that do business with the federal government. Federal agencies now require federal contractors to implement new security control requirements and ensure sensitive federal information remains confidential when stored in any nonfederal electronic system. It began in 2016 with FAR 52.204-21 (Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems). It continues with DFARS 252.204-7012 (Safeguarding Covered Defense Information & Cyber Incident Reporting), which becomes mandatory for all Department of Defense contracts beginning Dec. 31, 2017.

This presentation will give an overview of the new cybersecurity requirements for contractors who contract with the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, highlight the FAR and DFARS provisions that give this new rule teeth, and explore the potential impacts of compliance failure for federal contractors.

Please join AGC’s Director of the Federal and Heavy Construction Division Jordan Howard, and Fox Rothschild’s Reggie Jones for an overview on:

  • Basic components and understanding of the final rule,
  • Potential impact to current and future federal contractors, and
  • Steps federal contractors need to take to become compliant.

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