Plan to attend this forum If you are a manufacturing company working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), or would like to explore this as a new market. The half-day program features experts in the field providing information on staying compliant with cybersecurity requirements and more. Attendees will receive a resource guide with self-assessment tools.

In-person sessions are planned in Erie and St Marys/Kersey.

Click on the session you would like to attend for registration. Lunch is included. There is no cost, but registration is required.

March 21 | 9:00am-2:00pm
Ambassador Conference Center, Erie

March 22 | 9:00am-2:00pm
Red Fern, Kersey


The agenda includes:

8:30am    Registration

9:00am    Welcome

9:15am    DFARS Cyber – Updates and a Roadmap for Success

Robyn Young, Government Contracting Manager, Northwest Commission APEX Accelerator

10:00am  Prime Contractor Perspective on Cybersecurity Logistics

March 21 Panelists

Rita Brooks, SAIC
Tyler Brooks, CGI
Clairesse Jackson, Huntington Ingalls
Scott Dawnson, Core Business Solutions

March 22 Panelists

Gwen Johnson, Parsons
Wayne Pizer, CACI
Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems
Scott Dawnson, Core Business Solutions

11:30am  Cloud Computing & Budgeting Resources

Scott Dawson, President/Owner, Core Business Solutions

12:00pm  Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Kelley Kiernan, Chief Technology Officer/Blue Cyber Director, Department of Navy SBIR/STTR)

1:00pm   CMMC Assessment Initiative

Michael Griffith, COO, NWIRC

1:15pm   Doing Business with DoD

Robyn Young, Northwest Commission APEX Accelerator and Barb Brennen, North Central APEX Accelerator


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