Erin Bruce practice focuses on industrial security regulations and cybersecurity matters across diverse sectors, from defense and aerospace to security and cyber, as well as the transport and energy markets.
Drawing from her extensive experience, including serving as a Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Action Officer at the US Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) (formerly known as the Defense Security Service (DSS)), Erin provides strategic guidance to clients engaged in US government contracts and those aspiring to enter such contracts.
Her role at the DSS involved implementing DOD's industrial security policies, particularly respecting FOCI mitigation and industrial security oversight. Notably, Erin played a pivotal role in drafting the current Affiliated Operations Plan template and contributed to shaping government policies on national interest determinations for foreign-owned companies under special security agreements.
Erin has also served as a facility security officer for a FOCI mitigated company, enabling her to view complicated problems from compliance, regulatory and corporate perspectives.
Erin’s multifaceted experience positions her as a valuable resource for clients navigating complex regulatory landscapes and seeking effective solutions in the realm of industrial security and cybersecurity. She supports clients in compliance audits and assists in developing network separation plans to align with FOCI mitigation agreements. She offers counsel on best practices for US government information security compliance and risk-based security controls.
Erin is also experienced in guiding clients through initial applications for facility security clearances, changed condition reports, annual certifications, as well as navigating compliance audits and FOCI mitigation agreements. She has worked with industry clients to negotiate numerous agreements, including proxy agreements, special security agreements, security control agreements, board resolutions, special board resolutions, limited facility security clearances, affiliated operations plans, facility location plans, electronic communications plans and technology control plans, among others.