Apex Accelerator Lunch and Learn: Data Security Requirements for Gov’t Contractors

Apex Accelerator Lunch and Learn:  Data Security Requirements for Gov’t Contractors

March 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wyoming APEX Accelerator

Data security is becoming increasingly more important for businesses who wish to sell their goods or services to the government.

Join Thomas Gerke, JD, PMP, CP.APMP, CPHIMS

for a conversation about the current requirements of DFARS 252.204-7012 and FAR 52.204-21 using NIST SP 800-171 guidance.  Thomas will also touch on the relationship between the current requirements and the upcoming CMMC.

Thinking of contracting with a cyber security provider?  Thomas will also go over questions you should ask when evaluating sales pitches!

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Thomas Gerke, JD, PMP, CP.APMP, CPHIMS

Thomas’ current focus is how to take the mystery out of cybersecurity practices for small businesses.

He began working on information security issues in 1973 while stationed on Guam.  He has been a logistics specialist and program manager for the Air Force Logistics Command and spent several years managing the software for a tactical command and control system.  After retiring from civil service he continued working on software projects and began providing proposal support for a large government contractor.  Once he returned to Salt Lake City he continued to provide proposal management for a small government contractor and has seen firsthand the challenges facing small businesses.   He holds degrees in business and law, master certificates in Lean Logistics and Six Sigma, and is both an APMP Certified Practitioner and a PMI Project Management Professional.

Thomas breaks down what you need to do now and how to prepare for the future.  His goal is to provide the information in non-technical terms that your clients need to make business decisions moving forward.


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All Wyoming SBDC Network programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Jill Kline at (307) 766-3405 or [email protected]
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