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Contracts Seminar: Pursuing Contracts with Security Clearance Requirements: FSOs, FCLs, and PCLs

Member Company Seminar Costs: $50 per person

Non-Member Seminar Costs: $75 per person

NOTICE: VSRA Members must be logged in to register for discounted member rates.  Non-VSRA members, please contact Sydney Sigler or Carina Phillips by calling (757)-233-7034 or by e-mail at ssigler@VirginiaShipRepair.org, for assistance with registration.

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For the November 15th 2023 Contracts Committee Seminar Series, join distinguished guests, Carol “Beth” Whatley, Field Office Chief, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and Mary Dean, Senior Industrial Security Representative, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), along with James “Jim” Baur, Advisor on Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) and a panel of industry Facility Security Officers; Leigh Kennedy, FSO, General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk, Emily Newton, FSO, Fairlead Integrated and Mindy Boomer, ISPSecurity Manager, General Dynamics Information Technology for this presentation; Pursuing Contracts with Security Clearance Requirements; FSOs, FCLs and PCLs. Get your burning questions answered here, as this program will provide interested VSRA members with unique and valuable insights from both the Government and Industry perspectives.

Topics will include requirements for obtaining a Facility Clearance (FCL) and how is one granted by the government.  What is the process for obtaining Personnel Security Clearance (PCLs), who can get one, how long does it take, and what are some red flags, and an overview of fundamental National Industrial Security Program (NISP) requirements.  In addition, the program will highlight and review the FSO’s responsibility for implementing and maintaining a security program that complies with NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117 requirements and working partnership with your DCSA Industrial Security Representative to process and maintain your company’s FCL.


Beth Whatley, James Baur, Mary Dean

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Questions? Please contact Carina Phillips at CPhillips@VirginiaShipRepair.org or Sydney Sigler at Ssigler@VirginiaShipRepair.org or by calling (757) 233-7034.

Event Sponsors

Colonna's ShipyardTecnico CorporationKaufman & Canoles P.C.Lyon ShipyardMarine Hydraulics International, Inc.G2 OpsQ.E.D. SystemsBDO USA, Inc.Prism Maritime, LLCBay Metals & Fabrication, LLCWoods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLCFulton Bank
This event is only available to VSRA Members. If you have a VSRA Member user account, please login to register.

Event Date/Time

  • Wednesday, November 15 2023
    3:30 PM — 5:00 PM


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