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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 a multitude of areas. 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.

Gregory L. Fordham

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Gregory L. Fordham

CPA, CIA, CCE, Sec+, MCP, Live, Stego

Greg Fordham heads the Atlanta, Georgia office of Celestial Defense. He is a very knowledgeable expert and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field of federal government contracts. Over that time he has performed hundreds of projects that have ranged in size from under a million dollars to over a billion dollars. His clients have included some of the largest and best known defense contractors as well as some smaller and lesser known civilian agency government contractors and even the government itself in a few occasions.

Signature Services

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Breach Scan
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CDI's Breach Scan forensically examines a computer or network resource and lets management know if they are a victim of an outside penetration, data compromise, or unauthorized use.

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Data Security Survey
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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).

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FAR Survey
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CDI's Far Survey provides management with a quick preliminary assessment of problem issues or concerns of management related to claims, terminations or compliance matters

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News and Events

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CDI Founder Greg Fordham will be presenting the section on Identifying Responsibility and Remedy for Delays on October 3 for the National Business Institute in their Seminar on Advanced Construction Law Issues and Answers being held in Atlanta

CDI Founder Greg Fordham will be speaking to the Research Triangle Chapter of NCMA on September 25 about Safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Founder Greg Fordham spoke to the Greenville, SC chapter of the NCMA on March 22, 2019 about Managing Contract Changes and Claims.

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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.

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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.

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