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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Special Counsel Roy E. Hadley, Jr. has been appointed to the newly formed Georgia Defense Industrial Base Taskforce. The Taskforce was developed jointly by the Technology Association of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development in partnership with various industry stakeholders.


The Taskforce’s 2020 goal is to support the defense industrial base (DIB) in developing cyber resiliency with the support of the State of Georgia and other key industry stakeholders. Through industry partnerships and collaboration, the Taskforce will provide training, collaboration, recruitment and compliance assistance for the DIB.


The taskforce will be focused on assisting Georgia businesses with federal compliance requirements, including Dynamic Risk-Aware Recommender Systems (DRARs), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and more.


“I am honored to be appointed to the taskforce and am looking forward to working with my fellow members as we assist the DIB in their resiliency,” said Hadley. “I remain committed to providing guidance on understanding and mitigating the legal and operational risks and exposures related to cybersecurity as it relates to the defense industrial base from both a governmental and corporate perspective.”


Fellow members of the Taskforce include Amy Hudnall and Cassia Baker - Georgia Department of Economic Development, Centers of Innovation; Justin Orcutt - NCC Group; Heather Maxfield - Technology Association of Georgia; Eric Parker - the Georgia Cyber Center; Michael Shaffer - the Cyber Center at Augusta University; Don Pital - Georgia Institute of Technology; Mark Lupo - University of Georgia; and Andrew Smith - Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center. 

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