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Defense Contractor Academy (Apr 17-19, Cary & Nov 13-15, Charlotte)

April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center, Industrial Expansion Solutions at NC State University, Wake Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College, will offer an intermediate-level of instruction and a certificate of completion to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. 

“The Defense Contractor Academy  provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC.

A series of classes will be offered April 17-19, 2018 in Cary and November 13-15 in Charlotte.  Each Academy day will include presentation of material and either a panel or guest business(es) to discuss their experiences regarding the topic of the session.

Class schedule.

Day 1 (April 17, Cary and November 13, Charlotte):

  • Government Contract Opportunities and Contractor Responses
  • Critical Data For Success as a Defense Contractor
  • Technology Research and Tools
  • Effectively Marketing Your Business to the Government, Military and Prime Contractors (including capabilities statements)
  • Leveraging Non-Competitive and Limited Competition Acquisitions and Sources of Supply
  • Effective Management Systems to Improve Your Business Operations
  • Cary: Michael Beezley, Apogee 
  • Charlotte: (TBA)

Day 2 (April 18, Cary and November 14, Charlotte):

  • Cost Estimating and Developing Pricing Proposals
  • Financing Government Contracts
  • Cost Accounting Standards and Audits
  • Cary: (TBA)
  • Charlotte: (TBA)

Day 3 (April 19, Cary and November 15, Charlotte):

  • Teaming Arrangements, Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protégé Programs and Limitations on Subcontracting
  • HR Considerations and Labor Laws Related to Executing Federal Contracts
  • Debriefings, Protests and Contract Administration Issues
  • Defense Contractor Academy Graduation


April 17-19, 2018

Location.  Wake Technical Community College
Cary Campus, Room 118
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC  27518

Parking.  The Cary Campus is located in a large shopping area with plentiful, free parking. 






November 13-15 

Location.  Central Piedmont Community College
Hall Building, Room 215
1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

Parking. Corner of 4th Street and Charlottetowne Avenue.  Park in brick parking deck.  Parking is usually free in this parking deck.  

Directions to Building.  Walk next door to building with same color brick.  (If you have to cross a big street, you parked in the wrong parking deck.) The building is on the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Charlottetowne Avenue.  It is the HALL Building across from the LEVINE building. It has a big GREEN sign that says “Barnes & Noble Bookstore”.

Cost. All three days of instructions, including materials, catering (sodas, water and lunches) are included in the $125 registration fee, per person.  Please note: coffee and breakfast are not included.  

Registration. Reserve your seat today – limited seating is available.  



April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am
April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Wake Technical Community College
Eastern Wake Education Center, Room 111, 519 Industrial Dr.
Zebulon, NC 27597 United States
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