Join us for two days of key updates, best practices, and actionable mitigation strategies for companies under FOCI.

Keynote Speaker
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Jeffrey P. Spinnanger

Director, Information and Acquisition Protection, OUSD(I&S)
U.S. Department of Defense

2024 Conference Co-Chairs
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Richard Ray

Eutelsat America Corp.

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Heather L. Finstuen

Covington & Burling LLP

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Engage in Critically Important Discussions on Pressing, High Stakes Issues, Including:

Cybersecurity Mitigation and CUI: Preparing for your CMMC Assessment and Ensuring Your FOCI Company Can Demonstrate Compliance

Vulnerability Assessments and Self-Inspections: What Can Generate the Best Possible Outcome – and What Has Fallen Short

The Nuanced Roles of Outside Director and Proxy Holder Roles: Balancing Stakeholder and National Security Interests

FOCI and Cybersecurity Breach Action Plan: Tailoring Your Incident Response to Meet Mitigation Security Requirements and Breach Policy

Business and Security Leaders Panel: The Role of C-Level Executives in FOCI Mitigated Companies


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AOP Working Group: A Practical Guide to Simplifying and Baselining the Affiliated Operation Plan

October 1, 2024
1:30 – 5:00 pm

Workshop is offered In-Person only.


Accreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants which have continuing education requirements. This course is identified as non-transitional for the purposes of CLE accreditation. Learn More

About the Conference

The Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA) is increasing its scrutiny and compliance expectations in the wake of significant new and anticipated developments. With so much on the line and a greater emphasis on the “I” in FOCI, don’t miss key takeaways and best practices for handling critically important, high stakes challenges, including:

  • Special Remarks: The State of DCSA – Expectations and Priorities: Key Updates on the Agency’s Organizational Structure, Filing Timelines and Quality Management Plan;
  • The Heightened DCSA Focus on the “I” in FOCI: New Reporting and More Expectations Affecting DCSA Approvals;
  • Mitigating Risks Posed by Foreign and Dual Citizenship of Employees and Others: What Has (and Hasn’t) Yielded DCSA Approval and The Newest Best Practices for Moving Forward;
  • Using Proxy and Voting Trust Agreements Instead of SCAs and SSAs: The Newest, Lessor Known Considerations, Timelines and Processes; and
  • The Increasing Overlap of FOCI and CFIUS: Evolving Considerations Affecting Filings, Reviews, Mitigation Agreements – and Your Strategy for Managing Concurrent Processes.
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My experience was very valuable. Learned things that I can immediately apply to my work.

Daniel Maurice, Public Services and Procurement Canada
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The in-person interaction was great – both learning about other’s initiatives and creating networking opportunities.

Carl Rhine, Indiana University
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Really appreciated the conference. Very practical information that could be utilized to support our compliance programs or for consideration during the next transaction. Not all FOCI have as much real-world information – so most appreciated.

Jill McClune, Avon Protection Systems, Inc

Vice Presidents and Directors of:

  • Global Corporate & Industrial Security
  • Export Controls
  • Acquisition Policy
  • Government Contracts, Compliance & Relations

Attorneys, Accountants and Consultants Specializing in:

  • Government Contracts
  • National and Homeland Security
  • CFIUS Export Controls
  • International Trade
  • M&A and Joint Ventures
  • Foreign Investment
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds

Corporate Professionals:

  • Directors
  • Board Directors
  • Outside Directors
  • Proxy Holders
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Facility Security Officer (FSO)
  • Rick Management/Practice Officer
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