Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Rules for Federal Contractors

(2 customer reviews)


Format: E-course
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
*This course was recorded on September 14, 2023.

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A government contractor cannot perform a contract requiring access to classified information unless the contractor is free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) or implements appropriate safeguards to protect national security. Additionally, contractors may be subject to a FOCI review for certain contracts without security clearance requirements as part of the Contracting Officer’s responsibility assessment.

In this course, Govology Legal Analyst Steven Koprince provides an overview of the FOCI rules for government contractors. Topics include:

  • Which federal contracts are subject to FOCI rules?
  • How does the government evaluate whether a contractor is operating under foreign ownership, influence, or control?
  • What responsibilities does a contractor or potential contractor have to identify and report FOCI concerns?
  • How can a contractor mitigate an actual or potential FOCI problem?
  • What are some common misconceptions about the FOCI rules?

Target Audience: Federal contractors, APEX Accelerator counselors

2 reviews for Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Rules for Federal Contractors

  1. Joshua Wiggins (verified owner)

    Steven Koprince’s explanation of the concept of FOCI and its application both to facility clearances and small business research grants (SBIR/STTR) was thorough and engaging. I appreciated the in-depth look at both how this applies to contractors now as well as how it could apply in the future.

  2. Kim Bourner (verified owner)

    Stephen Koprince is an excellent presenter with a bit of humor, reality about the government, and training about the ins and outs of whatever topic he tackles. This is a tough one for me because so few of our clients understand it applies to them. However, he explained it in a way that I feel I will now be able to share with clients why they need to view this webinar.

    Mr. Koprince turns legal-ease into simple, plain English once again on this very confusing topic. Thank you, kind sir! And thank you Govology team for providing this much needed webinar.

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