CSSC News: August 4, 2017DoD Restructures Acquisition, Technology Office to Improve Military Lethality, Speed New Navy secretary, seven other top DOD officials confirmed by Senate What is the Army doing to secure and defend its cyber terrain? Rethinking the battlefield: Army drives toward lighter, smaller, mobile systems at NIE Gaps found in Pentagon guidance on Internet of Things devices, overall cybersecurity Army improving simplicity, strengthening capabilities with mission command network updates Understanding How an Automated Car Platoon Works (Testing done at APG)CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITYCountering Weapons of Mass Destruction Other Transaction Agreement:
The Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) is releasing this notice to inform interested parties about the Government's intent in establishing an Other Transaction Agreement for Prototype Projects under 10 U.S.C. 2371b (OTA) with a new or established consortium to develop and mature technologies in the critical field of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD). Click here to learn more at FEDBIZOPPS.GOV.
EVENTSThe Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Job Fair & Employment Resource Day Expo will be held Aug 16, 2017, at APG North, at the Recreation Center, Bldg 3326, Erie Street from 11 AM to 2 PM. No cost, open to all job seekers. Click HERE for a list of the Employers who will be present. PLEASE NOTE: All non-ID card holders for APG must enter the Route 715/Maryland Boulevard Gate; use far right-hand lane to access the Visitor's Center. Drivers must present a valid driver's license and current vehicle registration. For more information call the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program Manager: 410-278-9669Women in Defense Mid-Atlantic Chapter
will host their Annual Small Business’ Lean In Luncheon
on August 24, 2017
, 11AM to 1PM at Top of the Bay, APG. Key topics will include understanding the socioeconomic statuses of VOSB, SDVOSB & HUBZone; identifying who are your targeted DoD Agencies and their Small Business goals; and how to grow your business. Fee: WID members are $30, and Non-members are $35. Click here to register
. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.APG Octoberfest
will held September 28, 29 and 30, 2017
at APG North, Shine Sports Field, Aberdeen Blvd and Springfield Street. There will be a Festhalle with German Performers, German Food, Local craft beers, Saturday Nite FIreworks, and Tactical Vehicle and Equipment Displays. For more information and to prebuy tickets, Click Here. DOING BUSINESS WITH APG: SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2.0, Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8AM - 12:30PM, Towson University, Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) Building, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel AIr, MD, 21015, Cost $20. Join us for an informative morning of networking, panel discussions and breakout sessions designed to set local companies on the path toward the billions of dollars of annual APG contract awards. This half-day conference will feature two tracks for both the novice and the semi-savvy with representatives from the APG Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MD Procurement Technical Assistance, MD Small Business Development Center and more. If you missed our first small business conference, this is your chance to catch the next installment. Click Here to Register
Women in Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland to support the APG STEM in Scouting Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Women who work in STEM career fields - robotics, engineering, chemistry, and computer programming, are requested to volunteer to lead a STEM activity. Each volunteer will teach two scheduled activities from 09:30 - 11:30 AM and again from 1:30 - 2:45 PM. Please contact WID Mid-Atlantic STEM Outreach Committee Chair, LeAnna Dixon or Sharon Jacobs at email@example.comAPG Upcoming EventsFor a full list of events, please check out the CSSC website and browse the calendar!