CMMC Texas Summit in Dallas: Navigating Compliance with the New CMMC Rule

Holland & Knight, FORVIS, JAMIS and NeoSystems Program
Seminar, CLE Available
CMMC Texas Summit in Houston and Dallas
February 29, 2024
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Holland & Knight Dallas Office

One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

With the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) rule now published, any doubts about whether CMMC will happen and when it will impact defense contractors have been resolved. CMMC is happening and its rollout plan is understood. Defense contractors that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) should be implementing their compliance programs and preparing for their assessment now.

To help contractors understand what’s in the new rule, what has changed, how they are affected and what they need to be doing, Holland & Knight, FORVIS, JAMIS, Federal Publications Seminars and NeoSystems invite you to a special in-person seminar in Dallas.

Please Note: This same program format will take place in Houston the previous day. 

Session Topics

  • Current Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rule and NIST 800-171 compliance requirements for defense contractors
  • An in-depth look at the new CMMC rule, as well as the forthcoming Revision 3 of the NIST 800-171 security framework
  • Leveraging third-party cloud and managed service providers to assist with meeting compliance obligations
  • The certification assessment process, based upon FORVIS' experience as one of the earliest CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organizations (C3PAOs) that has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense on multiple Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessments

Small bites and cocktails will be provided following the sessions. We hope to see you there.

Keynote Speaker

  • Matthew Travis | CEO, The Cyber AB

Additional Speakers

  • Eric Crusius | Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Regan Edens | Chief Transformation Officer and Director, DTC Global; Founder, CMMC Industry Standards Council
  • James Goepel | Co-Founder, CMMC Information Institute; General Counsel and Director of Education and Content, FutureFeed
  • Bart Huffman | Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Alex Imani | Manager, FORVIS
  • Stuart Itkin | Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NeoSystems
  • Tom Tollerton | Principal, FORVIS
  • Bill Walter | Managing Director, FORVIS


2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  |  Registration and Networking

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.  |  Panel 1: Compliance and Costs Implications of the CMMC Rule

Moderator: James Goepel
Panelists: Bill Walter, Eric Crusius, Stuart Itkin

3:50 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Panel 2: External Service Providers (ESPs) and Their Role in the Ecosystem

Moderator: Eric Crusius
Panelists: Matthew Travis, Stuart Itkin, Tom Tollerton

4:30 – 5:20 p.m.  |  Panel 3: Assessment Process Panel

Moderator: Bart Huffman
Panelists: Tom Tollerton, Regan Edens, Alex Imani

5:20 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Grab a Cocktail and Settle In
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Matthew Travis
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Networking and Post-Event Reception

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) 

States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. CeriFi, an accreditation partner of Federal Publications Seminars, is an approved provider in most U.S. states. Credit may be applied for in additional jurisdictions upon request and in accordance with state MCLE rules. For information on your specific state, visit West LegalEdcenter. To ensure accurate interpretation, contact your state MCLE authority for specific questions about your MCLE rules. 

Please note that because some states are changing their policies on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.

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