• February 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know?

  • Cybersecurity threats within the Department of Defense supply chain put our warfighters and our country’s critical systems at risk.
  • The threats are persistent and ever changing, and the DoD requirements are changing to adapt to the risk
  • Companies in the DoD supply chain, including contractors and subcontractors, have a responsibility to guard against cybersecurity threats


Defense contractors will gain an understanding of what is meant by cybersecurity resiliency, how to manage their risk, and what steps they can take to ensure they adequately protect all information and the future of their business

What to expect

  • Understanding cyber resiliency and cybersecurity risk management
  • DFARS cybersecurity clause 252.204-7012 requirements & related guidance
  • DCMA Assessments & the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Steps you can take to ensure you remain eligible to do business in the DoD Supply Chain

Who Should Attend

Owners, managers, sales, engineers, purchasing and system administrators among others may touch upon this information and this process in companies with contracts or business within the Department of Defense Supply Chain, whether you’re a prime, subcontractor to a prime, or in a lower tier.

NOTE: Registration is limited to companies in the DoD supply chain.

About the Presenters

This event is hosted by Polaris MEP and will be presented by Jean Lehman, NIST Standards Project Manager and Mary Johnson, Manager of Growth and Strategy for Polaris MEP.

A New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration Workshop

About the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC): NERDIC is a partnership of the state economic development organizations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, working to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that provide parts, assemblies, to Tier One providers working with the U.S. Department of Defense. NERDIC has financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Collaborative and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.


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