The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC/NIST800), Export Controls and the Impact to Universities and Companies

June 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Online webinar
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Join Braumiller Law Group, along with the CORTAC Group, for an informative webinar on

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC/NIST800), Export Controls and the Impact to Universities and Companies

Thursday, June 18th @ Noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT (90 minutes)


Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Compliance Director of the CORTAC Group, and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel with Braumiller Law Group

This webinar will address the many overlapping aspects of the Department of Defense Cybersecurity requirements (CMMC), and the Export and ITAR controls applicable to both universities and private sector companies. We’ll discuss the May GAO report to Congress on the U.S. State and Commerce Departments’ requirements to address university-specific compliance issues. In addition, we’ll discuss how CMMC controls run parallel to Export/ITAR requirements, and leveraging both for the benefit of all parties (universities, companies and the USG), in order to capture both grants and future business, including under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, which are available through, not only the DOD, but 10 other federal agencies.

Key takeaways

  • Current and future national defense and security requirements being imposed by both State and Commerce Departments
  • Gain an understanding of how CMMC/NIST800 will play a role in future DoD contracts, RFQs, and SBIR grants
  • How Small Businesses may leverage their size and agility, to position themselves in future grants and awards, including applying the same principles to other 11 Federal Agencies who also have SBIR grants available

Who should attend:

Companies interested in partnering with the DOD and other government agencies (i.e. DOT, DOA, DOE, etc.), research institutions and universities, companies in general, and small business enterprises looking to take advantage of joint programs such as Small Business Innovation Research grants.

Cost: $25.00**
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(**FREE Registration for Veterans and currently active military/government personnel; contact for your personal access code.)

Meet the Speakers:

Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Compliance Director

Jerry Leishman has 30+ years of strategic leadership and partnership development working with both the private sector and government. His expertise in Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, ISO27001, ITAR, NIST800, amongst other areas, including DOD contracts allows him to bring a holistic, cost effective and risk based approach to companies, institutions, and organizations working with the Federal government including the DOD.  Read Jerry’s full bio here.


Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. During his career, he has established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, manufacturing licensing & technical assistance agreements (MLA/TAA), FCPA/ABAC programs, Foreign Military Sales, and has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies including in China and the E.U.  Read Christos’ full bio here.




Dave Nestic, APEX STTR Program Director

Dave Nestic founded NezTech Corporation in 1994 through which he provides contract executive management, business analysis and strategy consulting, commercialization consulting, R&D proposal coordination, and marketing and sales planning for client companies. In his capacity with NezTech, Dave currently serves as a Commercialization Executive with the Ohio Federal Research Network, and Executive-In-Residence with the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. Dave has over 20 years’ experience with technology company formation, incubation and development and technology economic development.  Read Dave’s full bio here.

The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment is a USAF partnership intermediary through Wright State Applied Research Corporation, in support of the United States Air Force Science & Technology Strategy.  The APEX mission is to cultivate innovation by engaging and collaborating with innovators across academia, industry and the Department of Defense to identify transformational operational defense solutions to propel defense technology development. We do this by utilizing data analytics and high-touch coaching for business startups and proposals, and engaging with DoD programs to connect universities, businesses and government entities in a way that moves technology from discovery to reality. For more information and contact, visit: