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Dismas Locaria


Venable LLP

Dismas (Diz) Locaria assists government contractors and grant recipients in all aspects of doing business with the federal government. He has extensive knowledge of government contract and grant regulations, enabling him to help organizations qualify to become federal contractors or grantees. Locaria represents clients in compliance with various federal procurement and grant requirements, including ethics and integrity; mandatory disclosures; False Claims Act; responsibility matters, such as suspension and debarment; small business matters; and General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule contracting. He also represents and counsels clients regarding the Homeland Security Act, including obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act protections.


Chinese Semiconductors and Government Procurement: What Section 5949 of FY2023 NDAA Means for Industry and Government

Wednesday, May 17th

Section 5949, which limits future federal procurement of products containing certain Chinese semiconductors, was enacted last year through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. It’s crucial for security industry leaders and government officials alike to better understand how this new section impacts federal suppliers and contractors doing business with the federal government. This session will analyze what Section 5949 requires, key questions for implementation and what should be done to prepare.

Policy Roundtable: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Buy America, Cybersecurity and More

Wednesday, May 25th

In this session, industry and government speakers will provide an update and overview of emerging polices that affect that affect organizations in the security ecosystem, from manufacturers to agencies to end users in critical infrastructure, including funding sources for infrastructure protection, new Buy America policies, cyber incident reporting requirements and others.