2017 DII Best Practices Forum

DII's 2017 Best Practices Forum will be held June 8 & 9 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  Learn more here.


2016 DII Best Practices Forum

DII's 2016 Best Practices Forum was held June 14 & 15 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.  The agenda can be found here and the presentations can be found here


2015 DII Best Practices Forum

Our annual Forum took place on June 3-5, 2015 at the Wardman Park Marriott. 



2014 DII Best Practices Forum

DII's annual event took place June 4-6, 2014 at the Washington Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. 

2013 DII Best Practices Forum

DII's Annual Best Practices Forum took place on June 5-7th at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. This year's forum gave signatories and guests an opportunity to hear speakers focusing on ethics and compliance issues, to network with other DII signatories, and to interact with government ethics professionals. All presentations, handouts, and bios can be found below.


2012 DII Best Practices Forum

The 2012 Best Practices Forum took place on June 20th-22nd at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.  Over 300 ethics officers and senior defense-industry officials gathered in Washington to share best ethical practices and learn about key developments in the industry.

All the presentations and handouts used at the Forum can be found in the Resources section.

Webinar: Compliance Through the Eyes of the Independent Monitor

January 18, 2012

Vin DiCianni, President, and Eric Feldman, Director of Corporate Compliance of Affiliated Monitors, Inc. presented on ethics and compliance from the viewpoint of the independent monitor charged with the responsibility of overseeing the development, implementation, and adherence to compliance programs. 


DII's Annual Best Practices Forum - 25th Anniversary!

June 22-24, 2011

2011 marked an important milestone - DII’s 25th Anniversary! In honor of this momentous occasion, DII deferred to its roots and went “Back to the Basics” in 2011 for our Best Practices Forum. This Forum focused on the journey from our beginning core values and practices to new developments and challenges faced in ethics and compliance today.

Fairmont Washington, DC


Webinar: "Hot Topics" in Ethics & Compliance

Iris E. Bennett, Jessie K. Liu, and Cynthia J. Robertson of Jenner & Block will be presenting a webinar entitled "Hot Topics" in Ethics & Compliance about new government developments affecting ethics and compliance programs. Topics will include the Dodd-Frank Act (2010) Whistleblower Provisions, focusing on the Bounty Program and the Anti-Retaliation Provisions; the Federal Sentencing Amendments (Nov 2010) for Corporate Entities, focusing on the role of compliance programs under the existing federal sentencing regime and compliance-related sentencing guidelines amendments; pending FCPA legislation, including mandatory proposed debarment for some violators; and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (2009), focusing on its origins, significant amendments to the False Claim Act, and the application of the act by law enforcement and the courts.

Title: "Hot Topics" in Ethics & Compliance

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Teleconference: Small & Mid-sized Companies

November 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST

This call is the kick-off to initiate a committee of small and mid-sized companies, which will develop program ideas on how the DII and the working group can best serve you. Attached please find the agenda for our November 4th session and the items that we will discuss. If you have additional topics you would like to cover, please feel free to forward them to Angela Styles, our DII Coordinator (

Dial In: 1-800-689-9374
Passcode: 2026546769


Webinar: Ethics and Compliance Program Essentials

Spend an hour and half discussing Ethics and Compliance Program Essentials with Laura Kennedy of SAIC and Patti Ellis of Raytheon Co.

Ms. Kennedy discussed the essentials of an ethics and compliance program under FAR clause 52.303-13, including a review of the elements of the clause; the steps that a contractor should take to comply with the clause; the requirements for the creation and monitoring of an internal control system; and how the clause relates to subcontractors.

Ms. Ellis focused on the execution of an ethics program and the importance of leadership and education. The program takes a closer look at the metrics and analytics that can be used to measure the progress of an internally created ethics and compliance program along with ways to educate your employees in ethics and compliance.

Finally, Mr. Trowel reviewed a step-by-step process for a "Periodic Review" program, highlighting the "special requirements" criteria, creating an effective plan, and assessing business and government requirements risk factors.

Title: Ethics and Compliance Program Essentials

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT



June 14-16, 2010
Washington, DC. The Fairmont Washington Hotel.

The Best Practices Forum, DII’s centerpiece event, took place at the stylish Fairmont Washington Hotel. Hundreds of ethics officers and senior defense-industry officials gathered in Washington to share best ethical practices and learn of key developments in the industry. Past speakers have included top defense-industry CEOs, Pentagon debarring officers, and senior Justice Department lawyers. The Best Practices Forum has served as a unique learning opportunity for government officials and industry personnel.

Fairmont Washington, DC

Upcoming Webinars and Seminars

DII’s seminars and webinars are open to all DII company personnel. Past topics include Developing Ethical Leadership, International Contracting, Export Controls, Supply Chain Management, and Developing Internal Controls.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer