Government contractors face unique challenges in the privacy and information protection and management areas. After years of consideration, DoD, GSA, and NASA have published a final rule requiring contractor employees who handle personally identifiable information (PII) or work with a system of records to complete initial and annual privacy training that addresses specified elements, including the Privacy Act, working with PII, and the contractor’s incident response plan. The final rule – effective January 19, 2017, and applicable to all contracts including those for commercial items and those below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold – also requires contractors to identify each covered employee, maintain records indicating that its employees have completed the requisite training, and to provide these records to contracting officers upon request.
We will discuss the ramifications of this rule and other privacy issues pertaining to government contractors and provide practical advice regarding how your company can avoid running afoul of these requirements.
Paul Debolt, Partner and Co-Chair, Government Contracts Practice, Venable LLP
Keir Bancroft, Partner, Government Contracts Practice, Venable LLP
John Banghart, Senior Director for Technology Risk Management, Cybersecurity Risk Management Services, Venable LLP
Lunch will be provided on-site beginning at 12:00 noon. The program/webcast will begin at 12:30 p.m.
CLE: Credits: 1.5 hours pending; State: Virginia; Category: General