As DOD continues the roll-out of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, both government acquisition professionals and the contracting community are scrambling to understand and implement the certification requirements. A change to Defense acquisition rules that took effect at the end of November kicked off new requirements for self-certification on security, strategy plans and reporting milestones. The General Services Administration also began including CMMC certification as a requirement in some upcoming contracts, and DOD indicated it would offer CMMC reciprocity to FedRAMP authorized cloud providers to help mitigate the costs of new assessments. Meanwhile, there is a question about whether there will be enough assessors available to handle the large base of defense contractors.

Attendees learned the latest on what is required and what may be ahead for acquisition and contracting executives concerning cyber certifications and audits as government and industry experts share their insights and lessons learned.

Those who joined us walked away with an improved ability to:

  • Understand NIST SP 800-171 and its 110 controls
  • Register on the Supplier Performance Risk Systems and its importance
  • Produce and maintain a System Security Plan and Plan of Actions and Milestones
  • Prepare for future audits by third party auditors
  • Mitigate gaps in contracting processes


  • Thales
  • Gigamon
  • Zscaler
  • Microsoft


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Keynote: CMMC: The Interagency Perspective
  • Kenneth Clark Chief Data Officer and Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Alex Whitworth* Director of Supply Chain Management Carahsoft

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Applying Data Protection Best Practices to CMMC
  • Brent Hansen Chief Technology Officer Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Fitting the Pieces Together: How GSA Will Make CMMC Part of its Contracts
  • Keith Nakasone Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition
    Office of Information Technology Category
    Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM CMMC - Accelerate the Process | Reduce Complexity and Cost
  • Bob Calkins Senior Director of Sales Engineering, Public Sector Gigamon
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Protecting Sensitive, but Unclassified, Data
  • Kelley Dempsey Senior Information Security Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Crossroads: CMMC and Transformation
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Tips for Working with CMMC Smoothly
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Modernize your organization while maintaining CMMC compliance
  • Richard Wakeman Senior Director, Aerospace & Defense for Azure Global Engineering and Commercial Industry Lead for Azure Government Microsoft
11:45 AM Closing



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 4

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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CMMC Workshop

DATE: May 19, 2021

TIME: 8:30 - 11:45 am
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


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