March’s Seminar: Just The Facts–Information Control and Distribution Compliance 101


Program Date and Time

Friday, March 25, 2016 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

NOTE: Due to NCMA’s Subcontract Management Training Forum we have moved this seminar to the fourth Friday.

Program Location

Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

Program Description

“Just the Facts” is an interactive discussion to provide insight to attendees as to what are some of the basic rules are related to information control and distribution that have been implemented thus far, where we are potentially going in the future, what are some of the concerns in working toward compliance in the ever growing number of statutes, regulations, directives and instructions being issued, and how to talk to your Government Contracting Officer or your prime contractor as to where you are in the process.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

The Current Compliance Landscape

  • Where we’ve come from and where we’re going
  • What is Controlled Unclassified Information?
  • What has to be protected and how?

Basic 101 Approach to Cybersecurity/CUI Compliance

  • Where are you now?
  • What can you expect from formal Compliance Audits?
  • What are the expected costs and time spent to become compliant?
  • What are the risks, if you’re not?

Talking Compliance with Your CO or even your prime contractor

  • An approach to a potentially difficult conversation
  • What should be in your game plan?

About The Speakers

Bunnie PasternakMs. Bunnie Pasternak retired in January 2013 from the Federal Government with more than 30 years of subject matter expertise as a former United States Air Force Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist, Supervisory Contract Negotiator, as well as a Contract Law Attorney, Acquisition Fraud Counsel, and former Chief of the General Administrative Law Division at Hanscom AFB, MA. Ms. Pasternak has also been a Contract Law Attorney and Trial Attorney for both the United States Army and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).

Ms. Pasternak successfully launched her business in 2013, Innovation140 Consulting, LLC, as a Federal Government, contract management consulting and legal services firm, with a focus on advising companies of all sizes on how best to capture key Government contractual and grant opportunities. Ms. Pasternak’s company focus has expanded by virtue of her clientele base – generally small businesses on the cutting edge of technology and manufacturing for both commercial customers and Government agencies, working as both prime contractors and subcontractors at varying dollar values and complexities. Her work includes supporting the day to day contracting operations from pre-award efforts in business development through execution and contract closeout of contracts, grants, and Government related purchase orders. She has represented some of her clients before Suspension and Debarment Officials, IG investigators, auditors, and of course, her clients’ prime customers and their contractors. Ms. Pasternak has written and consolidated contracting procedures and policies, has developed a successful Government Property program that meets DCMA’s guidelines, and often provides training on basic Government contracts (pre-award and post-award), ethics, fiscal law, mandatory disclosure/compliance issues, fraud avoidance programs, and overall acquisition and strategic source planning.

Ms. Pasternak is a stalwart voice for small businesses’ intellectual property, their approach to contracting procedures and policies, and the standardization of terms and conditions as they grow as prime contractors and subcontractors on Government related programs/projects and commercial efforts. In addition, Ms. Pasternak regularly engages in providing the Government with her recommendations for improving upcoming regulations and clauses, especially as they affect small businesses related to Controlled Unclassified Information and has served as a speaker and/or moderator on the topic at several National Contract Management Association (NCMA) events. Ms. Pasternak’s Linkedin profile is here.

Leona CharlesMs. Leona Charles is currently the CEO/President of SPC Business Consulting LLC, a Programs Management consulting firm based in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Ms. Charles is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in project management, acquisition and federal procurement reporting. She has proven experience in developing diversity goals in contracting and commercial departments, managing and developing diversity program reviews, policy implementation, advocacy, and strategic research. Key skills include: training, organizing, conducting analysis of organizational and projects, public speaking and staff development.  She supports a broad spectrum of clients including the manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom, the US Department of Defense and US nonprofit organizations. Click here to view Ms. Charles’ LinkedIn profile.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

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