Elizabeth speaking into microphoneElizabeth Jones Participates in The Power of Partnership Panel at the Annual DII Forum

The Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII) held its annual Best Practices Forum in Reston, Virginia on June 8th and 9th. The DII is a nonpartisan and non-profit organization comprised of representatives from 73 companies, primarily government contractors in the aerospace and defense markets, who work together to promote and advance a culture of ethical conduct, have access to the industry best practices, and facilitate engagement with federal stakeholders and government officials. This year’s forum brought together attendees from more than 64 of those 73 companies for informative sessions and discussions around the topic of working together to navigate what’s next in ethics and compliance.

Our Cambridge Compliance Director, Elizabeth Jones, served as a speaker on The Power of Partnership panel. As part of the panel, Elizabeth, along with three other ethics and compliance professionals, explained how partnerships with other functional areas and departments can expand the reach of an ethics and compliance program including investigations, communication, training, and issue identification.

During the event Elizabeth Jones mentioned that “Ethics and Compliance are an important part of any organization. As such, ethics and compliance professionals must build long-lasting partnerships with other functional areas and departments to make sure ethics and compliance are embedded in the organization’s DNA. Building strong relationships with cross functional areas is crucial for the program’s success.”

Cambridge is proud to have been a part of such an impactful event that drew over 200 attendees including 2 distinguished keynote speakers and 4 U.S. Government speakers. Our participation in the DII, allows us to respectfully and collaboratively work alongside both our partners and competitors to support the shared goal of upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity in the government contracting marketspace.