The Offices of US Senator Richard Burr, US Senator Thom Tillis, Fayetteville Technical Community College and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the 19th Annual North Carolina Defense Trade Show & Cybersecurity Forum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
About. This event includes a one-day trade show, extensive networking opportunities and government procurement workshops for both prospective and current federal contractors. The purpose of the DTS is to build relationships between senior representatives of the Congressional delegation, the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and numerous defense contracting firms, including North Carolina small businesses.
The event will include a traditional trade show, static displays and demonstrations of equipment, informal networking opportunities, live vendor demonstrations, installation small business panels and contracting workshops.
  • Defense Trade Show
  • Cybersecurity Forum
  • North Carolina Installation Contracting Small Business Panel
  • Special Operations Command Contracting and Opportunities Small Business Panel
About the Cybersecurity Forum:
  • Part 1: Developing the Cybersecurity Workforce.
    • Industry Challenges, Needs for a Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape. To develop a more resilient and capable infrastructure supporting cybersecurity interests of public and private entities, NC must harden and develop a more coordinated approach to developing a large enough pool of highly-skilled cybersecurity talent to meet the needs of business, industry, and government. The panel will discuss challenges in the workforce system and opportunities to strengthen workforce preparedness programs to address the knowledge, skills and abilities required by organizations to meet employment demands in the labor market.
    • Carolina Cyber Network: Goals and Responses. Fayetteville Technical Community College and the Carolina Cyber Center have partnered to establish the Carolina Cyber Network- a structured, comprehensive talent development program designed to address a growing workforce gap and protect the financial and intellectual property of North Carolina’s pubic agencies and private sector businesses. The session will provide a briefing on the initiative and outline strategies used by the network partners to address the talent needs of the public and private sectors.
  • Part 2: Cybersecurity Compliance – A Key to Protecting National Security and Winning Contracts. The Department of Defense has made cybersecurity compliance a top priority for awarding contracts. The new regulations require formal self-assessments and compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The panel will discuss these cybersecurity regulations, how to transition from NIST to CMMC, why compliance is a key discriminator, CMMC assessment tips, and how the NCMBC can help your company protect national security by achieving compliance to DoD cybersecurity regulations.
  • Cybersecurity Resource Expo. A limited number of cybersecurity resource providers and academia will have to opportunity to display for a short period of time during the Cybersecurity Forum portion of the Defense Trade Show. To apply for a space, click here.
Interested in Exhibiting at the Defense Trade Show? Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the upcoming 19th Annual North Carolina Defense Trade Show. Because this is the premier Defense Trade Show in North Carolina and exhibit spaces are free and in high demand, exhibitors are selected after a completed application and committee review. Exhibitor application