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Defense Contractor Academy

April 9 - April 11

The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center, Industrial Expansion Solutions at NC State University, Catawba Valley Community College and Fayetteville Technical 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 9-11, 2019 in Hickory, beginning at 0800 and ending at 1600 each day.  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 9, Hickory). Start time: 0800.  End time: 1600.

  • Government Contract Opportunities and Contractor Responses
  • Critical Data For Success as a Defense Contractor
  • Technology Research and Tools
  • Managing Cybersecurity Risks Utilizing NIST 800-171
  • Leveraging Non-Competitive and Limited Competition Acquisitions and Sources of Supply
  • Effectively Marketing Your Business to the Government, Military and Prime Contractors (including capabilities statements)
  • Guest Business, Hickory: TBA
  • Guest Business, Spring Lake: TBA

Day 2 (April 10, Hickory). Start time: 0800.  End time: 1600.

  • Cost Estimating and Developing Pricing Proposals
  • Financing Government Contracts
  • Cost Accounting Standards and Audits
  • Guest Business, Hickory: TBA
  • Guest Business, Spring Lake: TBA

Day 3 (April 11, Hickory). Start time: 0800.  End time: 1600.

  • 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
    • Guest Business, Hickory: TBA
    • Guest Business, Spring Lake: TBA



Location. Catawba Valley Community College, Corporate Development Center, 2664 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602





April 9
April 11


Catawba Valley Community College, Corporate Development Center
2664 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602 United States
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