Archive for the ‘Information Technology’ Category

DoD Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM): Industry – Government Discussions

A technical interchange meeting, or TIM, is an opportunity for industry to learn about a Defense Organization’s core mission, research and development plans and strategies. A TIM is typically a discourse on mutually beneficial research and development investment in several technologies. It is important to do your due diligence to understand how your technology may “fit” into the government’s requirements. If you need help, contact us at NCMBC.

There are four (4) significant TIMs scheduled in the next 7 months.

• Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), in partnership with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), is proudly sponsoring the 2016 Cyberspace Enterprise Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meetings (TIMs), 2 – 5 February 2016, at a facility at or near HQ AFSPC, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. If interested, send your expression of interest to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.cyber@mail.mil.

• The Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), in partnership with the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) proudly announces its intent to conduct the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations (NDO) Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meetings (TIMs) on May 16-20. This set of technology discussions will be held in secure facilities at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB), NM. If interested, send your expression of interest to nucleardeterrence@defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil.

• The Sensors Community of Interest (COI), in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), is proudly sponsoring the 2016 Sensors COI Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meetings (TIMs), August 1-5, in the Fort Belvoir, Va., area. This technology engagement is led by the Sensors COI Senior Steering Group, composed of leaders and technical subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the service departments and other DoD and government agencies. If interested, send your expression of interest to dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.sensors-marketplace@mail.mil.

• The Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC two-day TIM on March 31 to April 1 at CERDEC’s headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Registration is slated to open Feb. 1 and close Feb. 28. The forum will also be open to academia and other government organizations; however, priority will be given to industry as registration is limited. Interested participants can visit http://www.cerdec.army.mil [http://www.cerdec.army.mil] to register on or after Feb. 1. Additional information follows:

  •  CERDEC engineers want to team with industry earlier in the development and lifecycle of platforms and systems, before requirements and design concepts are set in stone.
  • Each CERDEC TIM day is carved up into several breakout sessions focusing on a specific area of potential investment. They include developing advanced computing platforms, software architectures and visualization systems for mission command; advancing the generation, storage, management and distribution of soldier power and energy in training, moving and sustaining deployed forces and weapons; offensive and defensive tactical cyber capabilities and technologies to allow the control and exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Other sessions will focus on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting, intelligence gathering and analysis; devices and technologies capable of finding and neutralizing improvised explosive devices and landmines and development of secure, mobile battlefield networks.

Save the Date: 2016 Outer Banks Technology Expo

2016 OBX Technology Expo
Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Details to be provided. 

NC Chamber of Commerce: 2016 Marketing Opportunities Connecting You With Key Decision-Makers From Across The State

2016 Calendar Of Events For the NC Chamber of Commerce (Projected)

In support of the NC Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Military Business Center would like to share a the following tentative Calendar of Events:

Economic Forecast Forum
January 6, 2016 | Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center | Durham, NC

Environmental Compliance
January 28, 2016 | [To be determined]

Transportation & Infrastructure Summit
February XX, 2016 | [To be determined]| Raleigh, NC

Human Resource Compliance
March XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

74th Annual Meeting
March 30, 2016 | Grandover Resort & Conference Center | Greensboro, NC

Workforce Development & Manufacturing Summit
April XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

Chamber Day & Government Affairs Conference
May XX, 2016 | [To be determined] | Raleigh, NC

Conference on Education
August XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

Health Care Conference
September XX, 2016 | To be determined]

This conference features conversation on how to improve current health care delivery and what employers are
doing across the country to address health care needs and costs. This is an excellent opportunity to present
your brand to a variety of groups as the event offers content for employers, employees and health care
professionals to help them make informed decisions in navigating health care changes and opportunities.

Energy Conference
October XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

This event covers energy management issues affecting the cost of doing business, including federal and state
legislative and regulatory updates, compliance and permitting, water challenges and management, and
more. Hear from leading experts and thought leaders as they discuss the impact energy has on economic
development, innovation in the industry today and in the future, and the talent needs of the energy sector.

Tax Conference
November XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

Future of North Carolina Forum
December XX, 2016 | [To be determined]

North Carolina expects to add nearly 3 million people by 2030. If that happens, North Carolina will become
the seventh most populous state in the country. It begs the question: Are we ready? Do we have the necessary
infrastructure in place? Enough clean water? And will job growth keep pace with the growth of our population?
Brought to you by the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, this exclusive, invitation-only event will address
these questions and will help find ways to use our collective influence to shape our future by leading on a
number of initiatives critical to our state’s prosperity.

**Continuing education credits may be available at select events.
Events subject to change. Additional events may be added at anytime.

 

Reach A Qualified Target Market
The guest lists at our signature events are made up of the top businesses and decision-makers from all over the
state. Some of our state’s most powerful and influential business, education, government and nonprofit leaders
gather at our events – providing you with the opportunity to showcase your company to a statewide audience are as follows:

Industry
Agriculture
Construction
Finance & Insurance
Manufacturing
Mining
Public Administration
Retail & Wholesale
Services
Transportation & Communication

NC Chamber of Commerce

701 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 400 | Raleigh, NC 27607
ncchamber.net
Phone: 919-836-1400 | Fax: 919-836-1425

https://ncchamber.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Marketing-Opportunities-Brochure.pdf

Army Research Lab Open House

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will be hosting an Open Campus Open House at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on November 3 & 4, 2015.

The US Army Research Laboratory is seeking partners interested in collaborative opportunities in fundamental research in the areas of Human Sciences, Information Sciences, Sciences for Lethality and Protection, Sciences for Maneuver, Materials Research, Computational Sciences, and Assessment and Analysis.   Classification Code: A — Research & Development. NAICS Code: 541 — Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541712 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology).

ARL has been a national leader in fundamental research for over 20 years.  ARL’s research spans the spectrum from high strain rate mechanics and novel materials manufacturing, to cyber defense and advanced electronics, to atmospheric sciences and translational neuroscience.

ARL’s Open Campus business model is building an international science and technology ecosystem among government, academia, small business, industry, and entrepreneurs. ARL’s Open Campus collaboration model is centered on mutual scientific interest and investment by all partners.  Open Campus partners work side-by-side with ARL research facilities, bring ARL researchers to their institutions to communicate a perspective on research conducted in federal laboratories, and become part of the broader DoD network.

This year’s Open Campus Open House will provide members of the science and technology community an opportunity to: -Learn about ARL’s Open Campus business model -Hear details of ARL’s strategic research areas -Interface with ARL’s scientists and engineers to discover opportunities for side-by-side collaboration -Visit some of ARL’s specialized laboratory facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground -Participate in technical presentations and poster sessions -Meet one-on-one with some of the Army’s leading researchers.

Who should attend? Visionary and ambitious scientists, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs of all types.

Please register soon at www.arlopencampus2015.com/ as tour availability is limited and each tour session will close when it resaches capacity. More information on ARL’s Open Campus collaboration opportunities and the Open Campus Open House may be found on www.arl.army.mil/opencampus.

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Contracting Office Address:  PO BOX 12211 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina 27709-2211 United States

Primary Point of Contact:  CHRISTOPHER JUSTICE, christopher.d.justice4.civ@mail.mil, Phone: 9195494287

Department of Defense Related Conferences through May 2016

Department of Defense Related Conferences through May 2016

*This information may be useful to NC Companies who are interested in marketing its IT, Materiel, Communications, Weapons, Logistics, Manufacturing offerings to potential government customers and or “competimates” for purposes of teaming.

4-8 Oct 15 – IEEE Photonics Conference, Reston, VA

5 Oct 15 – Association of Defense Communities Southeast Regional Forum, Fayetteville, NC

6-8 Oct 15 – AAAA Luther G. Jones Professional Aviation Forum, Corpus Christi, TX

6-8 Oct 15 – IEEE International Test Conference, Anaheim, CA

6-8 Oct 15 – AIAA International BMD Conference, Seville, Spain

12-14 Oct 15 – AUSA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

19-23 Oct 15 – Aero Enterprise Dialogue with Industry, Dayton, OH

20 Oct 15 – NDIA Global Supply Chain Summit, Washington, DC

20-22 Oct 15 – AFCEA TechNet Europe, Berlin, Germany

20-25 Oct 15 – Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Expo, Seoul, Korea

24-27 Oct 15 – International Association of Chiefs of Police IACP 2015, Chicago, IL

25-28 Oct 15 – IEEE Conf on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging & Systems, San Jose, CA

26-28 Oct 15 – AFCEA MILCOM 2015, Tampa, FL

26-28 Oct 15 – American Logistics Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC

26-29 Oct 15 – NDIA Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Springfield, VA

27-29 Oct 15 – NDIA Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Portsmouth, VA

27-29 Oct 15 – Precision Strike Technology Symposium, Laurel, MD

27-29 Oct 15 – AHS International Technical Meeting on Propulsion, Williamsburg, VA

27-30 Oct 15 – APCO Virginia Public Safety Communications Conference & Expo, Roanoke, VA

 

2 Nov 15 – DISA Forecast to Industry, Ft Meade, MD

2-5 Nov 15 – Autotestcon, National Harbor, MD

3-4 Nov 15 – NDIA Air Armament Symposium, Fort Walton Beach, FL

3-5 Nov 15 – NDIA Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2015, Monterey, CA

3-5 Nov 15 – Aberdeen Proving Ground Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

7 Nov 15 – The Reagan National Defense Forum, Simi Valley, CA

8-12 Nov 15 – Dubai Air Show, UAE

10 Nov 15 – AUSA Army Cyber Forum, Arlington, VA

10-12 Nov 15 – IEEE Avionics, Fiber-optics & Photonics Technology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA

16 -17 Nov 15 – AAAA Aircraft Survivability Professional Forum, Huntsville, AL

17-18 Nov 15 – APCO Emerging Technology Forum, Atlanta, GA

17-19 Nov 15 – AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific 2015, Honolulu, HI

18-19 Nov 15 – AAAA Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium, Huntsville, AL

18-19 Nov 15 – Tech America 2015 Vision Conference, Falls Church, VA

30 Nov- 4 Dec 15 – Inter-Service/Industry Training, Simulation, & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando, FL

 

1-2 Dec 15 – ASNE Combat Systems Symposium, Washington, DC

1-3 Dec 15 – Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges, Austin, TX

1-3 Dec 15 – Fall SBIR/STTR Conference, Austin, TX

1-3 Dec 15 – Association of Old Crows, Washington, DC

6-10 Dec 15 – IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, San Diego, CA

7-9 Dec 15 – NDIA Global Demilitarization Symposium and Expo, Parsippany, NJ

7-9 Dec 15 – Raymond James Technology & Communications Investors Conference, New York, NY

8-9 Dec 15 – Advanced Technology Electronic Defense Systems (ATEDS) Conference, San Diego, CA

8-10 Dec 15 – AFCEA International Cyber Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria

TBD – US TRANSCOM Industry Day, Scott AFB, IL

 

4-8 Jan 16 – AIAA Aerospace Science & Technology Forum & Exposition SciTech 2015, San Diego, CA

4-8 Jan 16 – AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control Conference, San Diego, CA

6-9 Jan 16 – Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV

12-14 Jan 16 – Surface Navy Association National Symposium, Crystal City, VA

13-14 Jan 16 – USAF WEPTAC Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

19-21 Jan 16 – NDIA SO/LIC Symposium and Exhibition – Washington, DC

19-22 Jan 16 – NSSF SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV

20 Jan 16 – Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) APBI, Washington, DC

25-28 Jan 15 – AIAA Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium, Tucson, AZ

28-29 Jan 16 – Marine West, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

 

1-4 Feb 16 – AFCEA CyberSpace Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO

9-10 Feb 16 – NDIA Human Systems Conference, Springfield, VA

11-16 Feb 16 – Singapore Air Show, Singapore

13-18 Feb 16 – SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA

17-19 Feb 16 – AFCEA West, San Diego, CA

24 Feb 16 –Air Force ISR Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

24-26 Feb 16 – AFA Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition, Orlando, FL

25 Feb 16 – AFCEA Air Force ISR Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

29 Feb – 3 Mar 16 – HAI Heli-Expo, Louisville, KY

29 Feb – 4 Mar 16 – NDIA Pacific Operational Science & Technology Conference, Honolulu, HI

TBA – US Army Aviation & Missile Command Industry Day, Redstone Arsenal, AL

 

1-3 Mar 16 – NDIA Combined Live Fire T&E Conference, McLean, VA

1-3 Mar 16 – NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference, Springfield, VA

1-4 Mar 16 – NDIA Pacific Operational S&T Conference & Expo, Honolulu, HI

2-3 Mar 16 – ASNE Day 2016, Crystal City, VA

5-12 Mar 16 – IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT

8-10 Mar 16 – IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference, Reno, NV

9 Mar 16 – NDIA Women in Defense National Conference, Arlington, VA

14 Mar 16 – Redstone Arsenal Small Business Industry Outreach, Huntsville, AL

15-16 Mar 16 – Precision Strike Annual Review, Springfield, VA

15-17 Mar 16 – AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition, Huntsville, AL

15-17 Mar 16 – AFCEA Homeland Security Conference, Washington, DC

16-20 Mar 16 – India Aviation 2016, Hyderabod, India

16 Mar 16 – AFCEA National Geospatial Agency Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

20-23 Mar 16 – National Postal Forum, Nashville, TN

21-24 Mar 16 – National Hurricane Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL

22–24 Mar 16 – AFCEA TechNet Air Operations Symposium, San Antonio, TX

29-31 Mar 16 – NDIA Munitions Executive Summit – Parsippany, NJ

31 Mar 16 – AFCEA Army IT Day, Tysons, VA

 

6-7 Apr 16 – Marine South, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC

7 Apr 16 – AFCEA Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

11-14 Apr 16 – Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO

11-14 Apr 16 – IEEE Position, Location & Navigation Symposium, Savannah, GA

17-21 Apr 16 – SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Baltimore, MD

18-20 Apr 16 – NDIA Annual Logistics Forum, Washington, DC

18-21 Apr 16 – IEEE Systems Conference, Orlando, FL

18-21 Apr 16 – DSA, Kuala Lampur Malaysia

19-21 Apr 16 – AFCEA Technet Fort Bragg, Ft Bragg, NC

20-21 Apr 16 – AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium, Springfield, VA

20-22 Apr 16 – AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Washington, DC

25-28 Apr 16 – NDIA Armament Small Arms Forum, Fredericksburg, VA

25-28 Apr 16 – NDIA Armament Systems Forum, Fredericksburg, VA

26-28 Apr 16 – MODSIM World 2016, Virginia Beach, VA

27-30 Apr 16 – Aircraft Electronics Association Convention & Trade Show, Orlando, FL

27-30 Apr 16 – AAAA Mission Solutions Summit, Atlanta, GA

 

1 May 2016 – ASNE Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

1-6 May 16 – IEEE Radar Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2-5 May 16 – AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2016, New Orleans, LA

3 May 16 – AFCEA Naval IT Day, Vienna, VA

3-5 May 16 – NDIA Annual Fuze Conference, Charleston, SC

3-5 May 16 – Cyber 2016, Dayton, OH

9-12 May 16 – SOFEX, Amman Jordan

9-13 May 16 – NDIA International Symposium on Ballistics, Edinburgh, Scotland

12 May 16 – AFCEA Navy IT Day, Vienna, VA

15-18 May 16 – GEOINT 2016 Symposium, Orlando, FL

16-18 May 16 – Navy League Sea-Air-Space, National Harbor, MD

17-18 May 16 – AFCEA/NDIA Joint Warfighting Symposium, Chesapeake, VA

17-19 May 16 – American Helicopter Society Forum & Technology Display, West Palm Beach, FL

18-19 May 16 – AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium, Fairfax, VA

21-25 May 16 – IAFC Fire Rescue Med, Henderson, NV

24-26 May 16 – 2016 SOFIC Conference and Expo, Tampa, FL

25-26 May 16 – AFCEA Solutions GMU, Fairfax, VA

Opportunities Exist for DOD to Share Cybersecurity Resources with Small Businesses

DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY   GAO Report  September 2015

Opportunities Exist for DOD to Share Cybersecurity Resources with Small Businesses

Small businesses, including those that conduct business with DOD, are vulnerable to cyber threats and may have fewer resources, such as robust cybersecurity systems, than larger businesses to counter cyber threats. The Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 included a provision that GAO assess DOD OSBP’s (Office of Small Business Programs) outreach and education efforts to small businesses on cyber threats. This report addresses the extent to which DOD OSBP has integrated cybersecurity into its outreach and education efforts to defense small businesses. DOD OSBP’s mission includes providing small business policy advice to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and policy oversight to DOD military department and component small business offices.

The Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) has explored some options, such as online training videos, to integrate cybersecurity into its existing efforts; however, as of July 2015, the office had not identified and disseminated cybersecurity resources in its outreach and education efforts to defense small businesses. While DOD OSBP is not required to educate small businesses on cybersecurity, DOD OSBP officials acknowledged that cybersecurity is an important and timely issue for small businesses—and therefore the office is considering incorporating cybersecurity into its existing outreach and education efforts. GAO identified 15 existing federal cybersecurity resources that DOD OSBP could disseminate to defense small businesses.

Appendix II (pgs 19-23) lists the Cybersecurity Resources GAO Identified as Available to Defense Small Businesses.     http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/672724.pdf

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NAVAL ENGINEERS PRESENTS ITS 2016 SYMPOSIUM!!!

Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2016
Collaborate. Innovate. Solve.
Invest Today for an Affordable Fleet Tomorrow

Dates:
September 12-15, 2016

Location – New Venue!
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA

Symposium Committee Chair
Mr. Michael J. D’Amato, AMSEC LLC, a Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary

Call for Papers

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Take advantage of special rates while they’re available.
More information about this event will be available soon!

Questions

Please contact ASNE at meetings@navalengineers.org or (703) 836-6727.

UPDATE: AFCEA’s Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day 2015 held on April 2, 2015 * INTEL.AFCEA.ORG

This Notice is being posted to provide PowerPoint Presentations shown at the recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)’s Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day event held on April 2, 2015.  It is important for us to stay updated on these events particular the Coast Guard and Cyber Intelligence as this is a big part of our business in the Carolinas.  Current and upcoming contract requirements are included.
COAST GUARD INDUSTRY DAY BRIEFS

U.S. COAST GUARD INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE ASSESSMENT FOR 21ST CENTURY (pdf)

RADM Christopher Tomney, USCG; Mr. Michael Baker; Mr. Daniel Butler

SESSION ONE: U.S. COAST GUARD’S VISION FOR INTELLIGENCE-DRIVEN OPERATIONS (pdf)

VADM Charles Michel, USCG

SESSION TWO: COAST GUARD BUDGET FISCAL YEAR-16 OVERVIEW (pdf)

Mr. Craig Bennett

SESSION THREE: FROM CONCEPTS TO CAPABILITIES (pdf)

CAPT Katherine Tiongson, USCG; CAPT Chris Moss, USCG; CDR Gene Anzano, USCG; Mr. Nick Andersen; Mr. Andrew Best

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: COMMANDANT’S VISION: INVESTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY COAST GUARD (pdf)

ADM Paul Zukunft, USCG

SESSION FOUR: PROVIDING INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO COAST GUARD PREVENTION PROGRAMS (pdf)

RDML Paul Thomas, USCG

SESSION FIVE: BUILDING TOMORROW’S COAST GUARD CAPABILITIES (pdf)

RADM Mark Butt, USCG; Mr. Nick Andersen

SESSION SIX: ACHIEVING INFORMATION GOVERNANCE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN (pdf)

RADM Marshall Lytle III, USCG; RDML Kevin Lunday, USCG; CAPT Michael Dickey, USCG

Here’s what Coast Guard Intelligence needs from Industry!

For the next four years, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft has set priorities around four strategies involving (1) the Western Hemisphere (2) the Arctic (3) Cyber and (4) an Energy Renaissance.  The entire Coast Guard is realigning its efforts, attention, and resources to support these areas, including Coast Guard Intelligence. 

For its part, Coast Guard Intelligence will focus on the following areas – many needing industry input:

  • Biometrics-At-Sea. They are looking at big data storage and moving biometrics data to ensure they can interface with other law enforcement and Intelligence Community databases.  They are working the policy issues now but next will address the associated equipment, training, and IT.
  • Document Media Exploitation.  Like with biometrics, Coast Guard Intelligence is seeking tools/capabilities that can be deployed on Coast Guard cutters to exploit radios, GPSs, satphones, computers, fishing buoys, etc.  They need the training that goes with developing this capability for their deployers along with the means to move the data from ship to shore.  They require big data storage and the ability to move the data between law enforcement and Intelligence Community systems. 
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).  They also are seeking to establish permanent SCIFs aboard their medium cutters.  Once established and certified, they will seek to explore portable/module crypto tools/collection gear that can go aboard these ships and the means to move the collected data on/off the cutters.  Unlike the Navy, Coast Guard ships/spaces are smaller and their bandwidth is less robust.  Thus they are looking for systems and solutions that take these requirements into account. 
  • ISR Afloat.  Coast Guard ISR efforts over the past decade have focused on afloat platforms.  For the first time they now are entering the phase to conduct SIGINT aloft.  To support this effort, they need modular, palletized solutions to move collection gear on/off their C-130s and C-144s.  They will need solutions that can transmit “take” from the aircraft to ships and ground stations given bandwidth limitations. 
  • ISR Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination.  The Coast Guard will be operating more with DOD and Department of Homeland Security unmanned aerial vehicle platforms.  They need the tools and capability to leverage these systems including the ability to “pipe” and exploit full motion video.
  • Cyber.  The Coast Guard’s cyber strategy has three pillars:  (1) defend its own network (2) respond to cyber events in the maritime domain (their regulatory function) and (3) leverage cyber for operational decision advantage.  It is in this last pillar where the Coast Guard believes industry can be of most value for them.  Quite frankly, they are struggling to figure out how they can leverage “cyber” to assist them in their assigned operations.  Right now they are “blind” as to capabilities and platforms that they can leverage into their operational model.  They are very interested in any cyber capabilities that can be employed in an underway/airborne mode to assist the Coast Guard missions. 
  • Arctic.  In this area, the Coast Guard is taking its lead from industry, understanding their off shore drilling requirements in the high latitudes.  They need the communications gear and communications solutions for their ships to effectively operate above the Arctic Circle.
  • Energy.  Industry is changing the way the nation produces and uses energy.  Oil is moving across our country in ways not used before…such as barges across the Great Lakes.  The Coast Guard needs industry’s assistance with the tools to respond to an oil spill in fresh water or up in the Arctic.  They need the ability to monitor oil movement on and below the sea surface.

The Coast Guard is going on budget to “grow” its workforce to support the Commandant’s four strategy areas.  They are growing their cyber cadre, expanding their marine inspectors to respond to the energy renaissance, moving more operational assets into the Western Hemisphere, and remaining agile to respond to industry’s moves in the Arctic.  Coast Guard intelligence is being focused here to support all these initiatives and its operators.

For more details about business opportunities with the U.S. Coast Guard, click here. INTEL.AFCEA.ORG

OPM Data Breach – Complimentary CSID Protection Service

 

This is the letter going out to the people affected by the security breach.  With the news that the DoD SF-86 info was also compromised, most DoD and former DoD will probably get one of these.   Be on the lookout.

 

From: OPM CIO [mailto:opmcio@csid.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:30 PM To: Subject: Important Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management CIO

Dear ,

I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed your personal information.   Since the incident was identified, OPM has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to determine the impact to Federal personnel. OPM immediately implemented additional security measures and will continue to improve the security of the sensitive information we manage.   You are receiving this notification because we have determined that the data compromised in this incident may have included your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, date and place of birth, and current or former address. To help ensure your privacy, upon your next login to OPM systems, you may be required to change your password.   OPM takes very seriously its responsibility to protect your information. While we are not aware of any misuse of your information, in order to mitigate the risk of potential fraud and identity theft, we are offering you credit monitoring service and identity theft insurance through CSID, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. All potentially affected individuals will receive a complimentary subscription to CSID Protector Plus for 18 months. Every affected individual, regardless of whether or not they explicitly take action to enroll, will have $1 million of identity theft insurance and access to full-service identity restoration provided by CSID until 12/7/16.

To access the trusted pages that will facilitate enrollment into this identity protection service, type or paste the following website into your browser: https://www.csid.com/opm. You will need to use the PIN code provided to enroll in these services. Individuals can also contact CSID with any questions about these free services by calling this toll free number, 844-777-2743 (International callers: call collect at 512-327-0705).

Protector Plus coverage includes:

  • Credit Report and Monitoring: Includes a TransUnion® credit report and tri-bureau monitoring for credit inquiries, delinquencies, judgments and liens, bankruptcies, new loans and more
  • CyberAgent® Internet Surveillance: Monitors websites, chat rooms and bulletin boards 24/7 to identify trading or selling of your personal information
  • Identity Theft Insurance: Reimburses you for certain expenses in the event that your identity is compromised with a $1,000,000 insurance policy
  • Court and Public Records Monitoring: Know if your name, date of birth and Social Security number appear in court records for an offense that you did not commit
  • Non-Credit Loan Monitoring: Know if your personal information becomes linked to short-term, high-interest payday loans that do not require credit inquiries
  • Change of Address Monitoring: Monitor to see if someone has redirected your mail
  • Social Security Number Trace: Know if your Social Security number becomes associated with another individual’s name or address
  • Sex Offender Monitoring: Know if sex offenders reside in your zip code, and ensure that your identity isn’t being used fraudulently in the sex offender registry
  • Full-Service Identity Restoration: Work with a certified identity theft restoration specialist to restore your ID if you experience any fraud associated with your personal information

These services are offered as a convenience to you.  However, nothing in this letter should be construed as OPM or the U.S. Government accepting liability for any of the matters covered by this letter or for any other purpose.  Any alleged issues of liability concerning OPM or the United States for the matters covered by this letter or for any other purpose are determined solely in conformance with appropriate Federal law.  Please note that these services are offered to the specific addressee of this letter and are not available to anyone other than the individual who received this notification.   We regret this incident. Please be assured that OPM remains deeply committed to protecting the privacy and security of information and has taken appropriate steps to respond to this intrusion.  The incident was uncovered as a result of OPM’s aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture over the past year, including the addition of numerous tools and capabilities to its networks that both help detect and deter a cyber-attack.   Please note that neither OPM nor any company acting on OPM’s behalf will contact you to confirm any personal information.  If you are contacted by anyone purporting to represent OPM and asking for your personal information, do not provide it.   To learn more and enroll, visit CSID’s website at https://www.csid.com/opm.   Sincerely,  Donna K. Seymour Chief Information Officer U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Additional Information    As a reminder, you should follow the below routine precautionary measures to help protect your identity and personal affairs:

  • Monitor financial account statements and immediately report any suspicious or unusual activity to financial institutions.
  • Request a free credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.  Consumers are entitled by law to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – for a total of three reports per year.  Contact information for the credit bureaus can be found on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website, www.ftc.gov
  • Review resources provided on the FTC identity theft website, www.identitytheft.gov. The FTC maintains a variety of consumer publications providing comprehensive information on computer intrusions and identity theft.
  • You may place a fraud alert on your credit file to let creditors know to contact you before opening a new account in your name.  Simply call Trans Union at 1-800-680-7289 to place this alert.  TransUnion will then notify the other two credit bureaus on your behalf.

How to avoid becoming a victim:

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about you, your employees, your colleagues or any other internal information.  If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.
  • Do not provide personal information or information about your organization, including its structure or networks, unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.  This includes following links sent in email.
  • Do not send sensitive information over the Internet before checking a website’s security (for more information, see Protecting Your Privacy, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-013).
  • Pay attention to the URL of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
  • If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly.  Do not use contact information provided on a website connected to the request; instead, check previous statements for contact information.  Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.antiphishing.org).
  • Install and maintain anti-virus software, firewalls, and email filters to reduce some of this traffic (for more information, see Understanding Firewalls, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-004; Understanding Anti-Virus Software, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-005; and Reducing Spam, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-007).
  • Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.

Additionally, if you are or have been a Federal employee or contractor and become aware of any contacts or other activity that could raise security concerns, you should immediately contact your security officer or former security officer for further guidance.   You can obtain additional information about steps to avoid identity theft from the following agencies.  The FTC also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with the FTC.

For California Residents:  Visit the California Office of Privacy Protection (www.privacy.ca.gov) for additional information on protection against identity theft. For Kentucky Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 www.ag.ky.gov Telephone: 1-502-696-5300
For Maryland Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of Maryland Consumer Protection Division 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202 www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer Telephone: 1-888-743-0023 For North Carolina Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of North Carolina 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 www.ncdoj.com Telephone: 1-919-716-6400
For all other US Residents:  Identity Theft Clearinghouse Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 www.identitytheft.gov 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) TDD: 1-202-326-2502

Does your technology have application in the military and federal marketplace?

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) knows that their technology has Department of Defense application. RCR will be displaying race car #3 (pictured below) because their advanced manufacturing materials and engineering processes that are utilized in the racing industry are applicable in the military and federal marketplace.  Learn how your technology has defense application at the NCFATR (more information below).

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United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.

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WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE. The Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. NC companies developing, fielding, selling or interested in future federal/DoD requirements for new technologies in all sectors should participate.

The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies.

All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Surveillance (C4ISR) Hardware Systems

WHY ATTEND?  Why should businesses attend, exhibit or sponsor the extremely low cost North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015?

  • At least 14 Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies and major military commands will participate with over 50 technology buyers – meeting these agencies individually around the US would take months
  • Mr. Jeffrey Singleton, Acting Director for Technology for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology will attend and speak
  • All DoD and federal agencies attending will announce their technology requirements, needs and programs in agency sessions
  • Businesses can meet one-on-one with all DoD and federal agency representatives in informal sessions
  • Businesses can learn about latest technology developments in their industries, network with industry and university technology developers and build relationships for future contracts
  • Businesses can exhibit, showcase and discuss their current products and services with over 55 military and government attendees
  • Businesses can meet NC resources available to help them compete for, win and successfully execute government technology contracts
  • All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

  • Mr. Jeffrey Singleton, Acting Director for Technology for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND FEDERAL AGENCY PARTICIPATION.

US Navy/US Marine Corps

  • Office of Naval Research
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
  • Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
  • II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)

US Army

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
  • US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
  • US Army Materiel Command
  • US Army Research Laboratory/Office
  • US Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications (expected)
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg)

US Air Force

  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
  • Pope Army Airfield

US Coast Guard

  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center

Federal Agencies

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

PRE-REVIEW SITE VISITS:
Participants of the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review are invited to participate in the Pre-Review private tours of unique and leading edge technology enabled facilities at the:

  • North Carolina State University Non-Woven Institute (NWI)
  • James P. Hunt, Jr Library & Navy Mariner Skills Simulator

For more information on these locations, please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php and click on the “Site Visit” tab.

REGISTRATION FOR THE REVIEW (AND THE SITE VISIT) IS OPEN FOR ATTENDEES! EXHIBIT SPACES ARE ALL SOLD.

For more information on the Review or to register, visit:
http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php