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Cybersecurity & Federal Contractors: Taking Stock of the Explosion in Requirements

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Produced on October 29, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

Cybersecurity is a red-hot topic, due in part to several high-profile cyber attacks on the U.S. Government and businesses. The government has taken substantial steps to protect its electronic information from hostile intrusions, including, in recent years, imposing a large number of cybersecurity requirements on government contractors. In 2016 alone, the government enacted numerous significant cybersecurity procurement regulations – and more are on the way. This growing thicket of regulations presents significant risks for companies that conduct business with the government, including an array of potential consequences for noncompliance. Additionally, the cybersecurity regulations can be complicated, costly, and burdensome. They include highly technical rules that require using IT specialists to address.

In this course, Miles & Stockbridge lawyers Ray Monroe, Cameron Hamrick, and Pete Dungan guide you through the explosion of federal procurement cybersecurity regulations in the past few years; explain key aspects of the 2016 regulations, as well as other regulations and related developments; and provide compliance advice. The course draws on their detailed understanding of the regulations and decades of experience advising government contractors on how to understand and comply with complex procurement requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Give context and status to the dramatic increase in the number of Federal Government cybersecurity procurement regulations in recent years
  2. Address the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule concerning safeguarding “covered contractor information systems”
  3. Break down the 2016 regulations covering Controlled Unclassified Information
  4. Take a deep dive into the Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) cybersecurity requirements
  5. Discuss cybersecurity requirements for classified contracts as well as the cybersecurity requirements that are in the works and are expected to be issued

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Raymond F. Monroe

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Ray Monroe, a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, has 30+ years of experience representing national and multi-national businesses and quasi-public entities on litigation, ADR, and counseling matters in a broad array of industries from aerospace to utilities relating to public procurement and grants. His experience includes bid protests; claims; compliance programs; corporate governance; cybersecurity; disaster response and hazard mitigation grants; ESPCs; False Claims Act; FCPA; internal and external investigations; mandatory disclosures; public-private partnerships; Public Law 85-804 indemnification; and suspension and debarment.

Ray also counsels clients regarding the implementation of policy and procurement initiatives at the international, federal, state, and local levels. He is involved with cloud computing, disaster response, green technology, High Speed Rail, infrastructure improvement, and renewable energy initiatives. In addition, he assists both private and public clients in designing procurement policies and procedures and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms; he represents clients in ADR proceedings; and he has participated in arbitrations as a party arbitrator.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Ray was a Partner in the Government Contracts Group of Crowell & Moring. Ray received his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1980, with distinction, where he served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Ray received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in 1977, Phi Beta Kappa, where he majored in physics and history. Following law school graduation, Ray clerked for Justice Stewart G. Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Ray is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New Jersey.

Cameron Hamrick

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Cameron Hamrick is a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, and has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in matters across the full spectrum of government contracts law. His clients have included top-tier government contractors, with a particular focus on defense, construction, health care, technology, and energy. He advises clients on a wide variety of contract matters, including procurement integrity and conflict of interest issues, drafting and negotiating contracts and subcontracts, grants and cooperative agreements, cost accounting requirements, defective pricing, cyber security, protection of proprietary data, and terminations for convenience and default.

Cameron has litigated complex contract cases before the federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal agency boards of contract appeals and other forums, as well as numerous bid protests before the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has represented clients in contract audit and disputes matters, False Claims Act litigation, suspension and debarment actions, and civil and criminal fraud investigations. He also has represented clients in several transactions involving the preparation of filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as coordination with the Defense Security Service concerning matters covered by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Cameron was a partner with Mayer Brown LLP and, prior to that, with Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. Cameron received his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1985, and his undergraduate degree from Duke University, magna cum laude, in 1981.

Pete Dungan

Miles & Stockbridge

Pete Dungan brings two decades of national security and public procurement law experience to bear for his clients. As an Army veteran, Pete knows failure is not an option when clients trust him with their most important matters – when a billion dollar contract is on the line, when the government seeks to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars, and when a contractor's eligibility to continue winning government business is at risk. 

A litigator by training, Pete secures positive results for contractors in bid protests and contract claims against federal agencies as well as state, local, and educational (SLED) organizations. He is the veteran of more than 80 bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Pete is recognized by his peers as a leader in contract disputes, and he serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Public Law's Bid Protest Committee as well as a vice-chair of its Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee. 

Not only is Pete a litigator who contractors count on, he also possesses deep understanding of the industry. His broad base of experience – gathered from two decades of military service – allows him to provide unique perspectives to his clients in transactional and investigational matters. Pete has advised on some of the most important and complex mergers and acquisitions in the government services industry. And, he is an authority on matters affecting contractors on the battlefield, having served in Afghanistan advising a special operations task force.

Pete recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel after over 21 years of service, most recently serving as the Deputy Chair and Adjunct Professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department of the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia.


John B.

Useful survey of a complex, changing area. Could easily have been 80-90 minutes. Perhaps consider doing an update/follow-up soon.

Sarah S.

Excellent insights, lightened with some humor. Really critical info for govt contractors!

Emily M.

Presenters were obviously very enthusiastic experts - much appreciated!

Chase L.

Very substantive presentation and resource materials

Savery G.

excellent update on new rules/regs applicable to cybersecurity and risk of cyberbreaches

Jackie H.

Huge overview of this area. Raised many issues-- with provided websites, for further review.

Nick E.

The presenters were obviously extremely well-versed in their subject

James R.

Very good presentation for what may become a difficult area for government contractors.

Cynthia C.

I like the "round table" style- it is more engaging.

Donald N.

outstanding presenters

Jennie W.

Very informative.

Brian M.

Excellent job! The content, pacing and presentation were extremely useful.

Duane M. B.

very good panel of three, with different insights

Guion H. W.

well done.

Nathan C.

Good overview of a very complex, evolving topic.

Willard M.

very good !

Stephen S.

Very knowledgeable instructors.

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