Most of the fallout from the Edward Snowden scandal has focused on the policy and politics of large-scale surveillance programs, and given Snowden’s connection to Booz Allen Hamilton, what role contractors should play in these programs.The reality for contractors, though, is that the government will always need them to have high security clearances so they can work on sensitive intelligence systems.
For contractors, the Snowden scandal has raised awareness for the need to review internal processes meant to mitigate the chances of another security breach of this nature – but where should they start?
This webcast will discuss best practices and a security checklist for contractors working with high-security clearance clients. What can contractors do to assure the client? What legal options are available to protect your company and contract? How can you work within government security authorizations effectively? And how do you build a culture of organizational compliance?
Alan L. Chvotkin Executive Vice President & Counsel
Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. Prior to joining PSC, he was a vice president of AT&T Government Services where he was responsible for managing key AT&T programs and opportunities. From 1986 to 1995, he was corporate director of government relations and senior counsel at Sundstrand Corporation. Chvotkin also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill, serving first as a staff member on the Senate Budget Committee and, later, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He became counsel and staff director to the Senate Small Business Committee and then counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, CNSS, Executive Director, (ISC)²
Mr. Tipton has more than 30 years of business experience including, chief information officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior for over five years, director for international programs for the Minerals Management Service, engineer for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation for 13 years, and various other high-level positions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Board since 2004. Mr. Tipton holds a B.S. from the University of Morehead and a M.S. from the University of Tennessee. He received the Distinguished Rank Award for government service from the President of the United States. Mr. Tipton is responsible for liaising with (ISC)² membership, the Board of Directors, as well as all (ISC)² regional advisory boards. He also oversees all departments, makes ultimate business decisions, and is responsible for the overall direction of the organization.
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