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• Describe the basics.
• Interpret the criteria for using OT agreements.
• Sort out which laws and regulations apply.
With today's speed of change, cybersecurity can feel like a moving target. The FAR outlines the minimum requirements for contractors to safeguard their information systems against cyber-attacks.
This 10-minute course will introduce these requirements in line with FAR 52-204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems and also touch on the more specific requirements for Department of Defense contractors.
- Define a few cybersecurity terms.
- Recognize 15 key requirements for safeguarding information systems and relate them to organizational policies.
- Summarize the Department of Defense requirements for contractors.
Recording Now Available! Reexamining Commercial Contract Terms and Risks in the Pandemic
COVID-19 has permanently altered the world in a matter of months and the crisis has impacted many companies in unanticipated ways. Contract terms that once seemed fair and balanced may now present unacceptable risk. This session will reexamine some of the most impactful commercial contracting terms during the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider options for realigning standard terms to new risk tolerances.
COVID-19: Safeguarding the Procurement System from Increased Collusion & Criminal Antitrust Risks
Managing procurement risk in today's climate means safeguarding your systems against new bad actors looking to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will be led by experienced prosecutors from the DOJ's Procurement Collusion Strike Force as they discuss criminal antitrust violations in procurement, practical techniques for identifying potential collusion and fraud, and best practices for maximizing competition and safeguarding procurement systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is for federal buyers as well as industry sellers working to mitigate new risks in their supply chains.
Defense Production Act (DPA): What Contractors Need to Know
With three Executive Orders and two Presidential Memoranda issued in the last few weeks, Defense Production Act (DPA) policy is developing quickly. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) now has the authority to place rated orders under the Federal Priorities & Allocations System (FPAS) for equipment and resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. FPAS-rated orders present both opportunity and risk. This discusses what contractors need to know about the FPAS program, what their obligations and rights are when they receive a rated order, and what remedies are available.
COVID-19 and Contracting: Breaking Down Recent Guidance
The COVID-19 pandemic has had sudden and real effects on contract management. As a contracting professional, what can and should you do in this emergency situation? This webinar will address some of the most pressing near-term issues impacting both government and industry.
COVID-19: Effects on Contract Management
The Contract Management Standard™ is an ANSI-Accredited Standard that describes contract management in terms of the processes created through the integration and interaction of job tasks and skills and the purposes they serve.
What will be the biggest challenges the contracting profession will face over the next five years? NCMA’s whitepaper, Preparing for the Future of Contracting, reports what 20 senior contracting leaders view as the biggest issues they see on the horizon—and what we should be doing now to prepare.
Every industry has its own abbreviations and acronyms. We’ve created this free downloadable PDF for your reference as you learn the lingo commonly used throughout the contract management profession.