7th National Forum on FOCI

American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on FOCI will provide the opportunity to gain practical takeaways for managing heightened national security threats for companies under Foreign Operation, Control or Influence.


This year’s conference co-chairs include Richard Ray (FSO / TCO / ITPSO, Eutelsat America Corp.) and Heather L. Finstuen (Partner, Covington & Burling LLP).


Engage in Critically Important Discussions on Pressing, High Stakes Issues, Including:

  • Cybersecurity Mitigation and CUI: Preparing for your CMMC Assessment and Ensuring Your FOCI Company Can Demonstrate Compliance
  • Vulnerability Assessments and Self-Inspections: What Can Generate the Best Possible Outcome – and What Has Fallen Short
  • The Nuanced Roles of Outside Director and Proxy Holder Roles: Balancing Stakeholder and National Security Interests
  • FOCI and Cybersecurity Breach Action Plan: Tailoring Your Incident Response to Meet Mitigation Security Requirements and Breach Policy
  • Business and Security Leaders Panel: The Role of C-Level Executives in FOCI Mitigated Companies

Speaker and Presenter Information

Wayne Chin
Chief, Risk Management Unit
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Sabrina DeBarge
Mission Region Action Officer for Industrial Security, Mid-Atlantic Region
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Jeffrey P. Spinnanger
Director, Information and Acquisition Protection, OUSD(I&S)
U.S. Department of Defense

Robert Benn
Chief Security Officer
BT Federal Inc.

Margaret M. Cassidy
Managing Attorney


Cassidy Law LLC


Curtis H. Chappell
Vice President, Security
Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Pamela Drew
Proxy Holder
Eutelsat America Corp.
Outside Director QuinetiQ Inc.

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Commerce, Dept of Treasury, Federal Government

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Mon, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 1, 2024, 8:00am - 5:00pm


Attendee Pricing:  $1795.00 (Until 08/23/2024)
Attendee Pricing:  $1995.00

The National Union Building
918 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
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