Date: March 21, 2023
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Ambassador Conference Center
7794 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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.

Lunch is included. There is no cost, but registration is required.

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


Rita Brooks, SAIC
Tyler Brooks, CGI
Clairesse Jackson, Huntington Ingalls
Scott Dawson, 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

Contact Robin Keller for more information at


Attendee Information

Bookings are closed for this event.

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