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The Acquisition of Federal Information Technology

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2018


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This fast-paced, information packed series provides the fundamentals and framework for federal Information Technology (IT) acquisitions together with practical pointers and best practices. Designed for busy contract specialists, contract managers, contracting officers and other procurement professionals, program managers, technical representatives, information technology professionals and attorneys, the series will cover the relevant statutory and regulatory basics, cyber-security requirements and best practices, what professionals need to know about the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications 800-53, 800-171 and other requirements, the IT acquisition life-cycle, cloud computing, covered defense information and relevant intellectual property issues.

All sessions run from 12:00 to 1:30 (ET)

1. July 12: The Foundations for Federal IT Acquisitions: The FAR and DFARS Guidance

2. August 2: Federal Acquisition of IT: A Deeper Dive

3. September 6: Key Contractual Cybersecurity Requirements in Federal IT Acquisitions: Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), The CUI Registry, Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (UCTI), Covered Contractor Information Systems, Covered Defense Information (CDI), Cyber-Incident Reporting Requirements and Practical Pointers

4. October 4: NIST SP 800 53 and NIST SP 800-171: Technical Requirements and Practical Guidance on What they Mean to Contractors

5. November 1: More on Cloud Computing and Licensing Computer Software and other IT related Intellectual Property

6. December 6: What U.S. Contractors Need to Know About European Cybersecurity Regulations


Continuing Education Credits

1.5 CLE/0.15 CEU/1.5 CPE (Business Law) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 2.0 CLP credits.

This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX. Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.

This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 2.0 PDU credits.


August 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Raisa Dunton

The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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