Manufacturers in Northwest PA who are contractors or subcontractors doing business with the Department of Defense should be assessing their compliance with the newest cybersecurity requirements for safeguarding information and incident reporting. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS 252.204-7012) must be adhered to by December 31, 2017.

A special program to specifically review these DFARS requirements will be held on April 26th from 1:00-3:00pm at Knowledge Center in Erie PA. Robyn Young, Program Manager for Northwest Commission’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), will review details of the NIST 800-171 requirements, safeguarding covered defense information, controlled unclassified information (CUI), cybersecurity incident reporting (DFARS 252.204-7012) and resources to assist your company with compliance.

Prior to becoming program manager, Young was a Government Contracting Specialist for Northwest Commission PTAC in Oil City, PA for the past 5 years providing government contracting assistance to regional businesses. She provides assistance on the registration and bidding process that is necessary to do business with the local, state, and federal branches of government. She is currently responsible for assisting businesses in Erie and Warren County and had previous assignments in Clarion, Mercer, Lawrence and Venango Counties. Young received her certificate as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) in 2016 and was certified in 2015 as a Certified Verification Counselor by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This certification qualifies her to assist Veteran Owned Businesses in becoming verified. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Clarion University.

The program is presented by NWIRC, Northwest Commission PTAC, and Gannon Small Business Development Center.

Click here to register.