In addition to its standard service offering, CDI provides these unique expert signature consulting services to government contractors.
CDI's Data Security Survey examines an organization's data security policies, procedures and practices for preventing, detecting and responding to breaches, impairments and compromises by both external and internal adversaries as well as assessment of the organization's preparedness under the new DoD contract clause, 52.204-7012, Safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) < Learn More >
Founder Greg Fordham has authored over 70 articles. Some of his more popular articles are:
NEWS & EVENTS
Watch this video to learn more about CDI founder Greg Fordham.
In order to assist contractors in managing the coming defense expansion, CDI has created a new service, which it calls On-Going Support services.
CDI expects that during the expansion contractors will not simply experience more of the same, meaning more contracts. Rather, CDI expects that contractors will experience larger contracts exceeding regulatory thresholds never before experienced by those contractors. In addition, contractors may even receive contracts of a different type as a result of the larger values and expedited procurement schedules. Contractors may also experience increased levels of constructive changes and a need to prepare and settle Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA) as a result of those changes
CDI On-Going Support services helps contractors prepare for and manage the requirements of the coming expansion.
Founder Greg Fordham spoke to the Greenville, SC chapter of the NCMA on March 22, 2019 about Managing Contract Changes and Claims.
CDI has developed an informative and highly entertaining video presentation titled, Managing Contract Changes and Claims.
If your company is looking to educate senior management about government contract claims and what it takes to settle them successfully or if your organization is looking for presenters at a professional association event such as a monthly meeting, consider having this informative and entertaining presentation
While DoD is aware that the majority of contractors have yet to meet the Safeguarding CUI requirements, DoD has issued Guidance for assessing a contractor's compliance with the Safeguarding CUI requirements under DFARS 52.205-7012 and NIST SP 800-171. In addition, DCMA will include in their contractor purchasing system reviews an assessment of contractor compliance with the Safeguarding CUI requirements at those contractors as well as at the Tier 1 contractors with whom they award contracts.
Founder Greg Fordham has authored a new article titled, 10 Steps to Protect Your Company from Employee Based Computer Compromise. In addition to fundamental and common sense technology procedures the article describes the importance of the human element and what users can do to improve their security posture. < Learn More >
Founder Greg Fordham has authored a new article titled, Four Reasons Why You Need Celestial Defense to Investigate Your Intrusion and Data Breach.
While more than 90 percent of in-house security professionals resist calling an outside expert, more than half acknowledge that they are not adequately skilled or equipped for performing the analysis in a timely manner, if at all. < Learn More >
Located in Atlanta, Georgia Celestial Defense has over 30 years experience in federal government contract consulting. The firm delivers its immense knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and provides expert consultant services to federal government contractors in the areas of:
- Proposal preparation and peaward Planning
- Business systems engineering to meet DFARS system requirements for
- Disputed issues like
- Request for Equitable Adjustments (REA) in the case of constructive changes,
- Settlement proposals for contracts terminated for convenience or contracts terminated for default converted to a convenience termination, and
- resolution of adverse DCAA audit findings and non-compliance allegations like
- Executive seminars and training;
- On-Going Expert Support;
- Computer Security & Forensics
The Firm's consulting services are expert services and not just part of a generalist offering nor an area of only part-time interest.
The Firm's products and services are provided nationwide to large and small contractors alike, prime contractors and subcontractors, foreign and domestic. Also, the Firm's services are provided to a diverse client base that spans many industries including; Manufacturing, Construction, and Services.