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Inside Government Contracts Seminar Series - How Secure Is Your Supply Chain?

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton - Tysons Corner, McLean, VA

Covington is excited to launch the Inside Government Contracts Seminar Series. The series will provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on key issues facing contractors, such as supply chain management and security, bid protest developments, and OTAs and other contractual vehicles for collaborating with the government.

Our first session, which will focus on information technology and supply chain management and security, will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner on June 4. Additional information is provided below.

How Secure Is Your Supply Chain?

A discussion of U.S. Government policy and regulatory actions impacting contractors' information technology and subcontractor management.


  • Legislative and executive branch actions impacting supply chain and cybersecurity
    • Secure Technology Act
    • 2019 National Defense Authorization Act
    • Potential legislation in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act
    • Armed Services and Intelligence Authorization Committees
    • Internet of Things legislation
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • DoD regulatory activity
    • Policy Memoranda and new/enhanced security controls
    • DCMA Audits
    • Third Party Certifications
    • Revisions to NIST SP 800-171
    • Processes, plans, and controls contractors need to be evaluating/implementing
  • Impacts on contractors' commercial obligations


Samantha Clark – Moderator
Public Policy/Government Contracts/National Security
Former Deputy Staff Director and GC of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Susan Cassidy
Government Contracts/Cybersecurity/National Security
Former senior in-house counsel at Northrop Grumman and Motorola

Ashden Fein
Government Contracts/Cybersecurity/National Security
Former active duty U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer and Judge Advocate

Zachary Mears
Public Policy/National Security
Former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense

CLE credit will be offered for this program.
Event is closed to the press.

Click here to RSVP, seating is limited.