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Online Webinar

Complying with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

December 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Thought Leaders workshop series: Emerging Regulations Impacting utility Supply Chains


The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is administered by the Department of Defense (DoD). The DFARS contains requirements of law, DoD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies/procedures.

During this webinar, experts will discuss how CMMC impacts utilities and the bulk-power system, and learn how direct contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, must meet the requirements under the regulation.

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Tobias Whitney | Vice President, Energy Security Solutions, Fortress Information Security

Tobias leads sales and marketing at Fortress, and is a recognized leader in control systems security solutions with over 20 years of critical infrastructure experience.

Andrea Schaumann | Federal Operations Deputy & CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner, Fortress Information Security

Andrea Schaumann is skilled in diverse learning modalities, cross-functional team leadership, and training with a background in federal programs as well as cybersecurity inspections and compliance. As an experienced director, Andrea has a demonstrated history of process improvement and performance to achieve program goals. Andrea holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Management and Leadership from Rollins College - Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Alex Major | Partner, McCarter & English

Alex Major is a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts and Global Trade practice group. Alex’s practice focuses on federal procurement compliance counseling, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation.  He counsels companies of all sizes and in all sectors on a host of regulatory requirements, including those found in the FAR and DFARS, as well as the NIST Special Publications, FedRAMP and in state data privacy requirements. A recognized thought leader, author, and instructor in the area of federal procurement cybersecurity, Alex also has the distinction of being a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and a graduate of the National Security Agency’s Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program.


  • JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, cum laude
  • BS, Montana State University