Once a year, the Defense Security Service holds two annual FOCI Conferences, one for Outside Directors and Proxy Holders operating under a FOCI mitigation agreement and one for Facility Security Officers operating under a FOCI mitigation agreement. The conferences are designed to educate companies operating under FOCI mitigation about new process and policies affecting the DSS FOCI program. Attendance is highly recommended, but is not mandatory. The conferences are only open to companies that are CURRENTLY operating under DSS FOCI mitigation instruments; Voting Trust Agreement, Proxy Agreement, Special Security Agreement and Security Control Agreement.
The 2017 DSS Annual FOCI Conference was held July 21, 2017, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Va. The 2017 FOCI Conference focused on various topics; see the slides from the conference and the closing remarks by DSS Deputy Director James Kren.