OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening and Resource List


In collaboration with the Office of Economic Adjustment, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness hosted the 2020 OEA IR Learning Community Exchange - Virtual Convening on May 6 and 7, 2020.

The OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening was delivered in an online format on May 6-7, 2020. Information from those and other sessions is presented below. Scroll down to view an extensive OEA Grantee Resource List.

VIRTUAL CONVENING AGENDA

VIRTUAL CONVENING PRESENTATIONS

OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening Webinar 1: The World Has Changed

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (33:00)

Ken Poole, CREC (0:00); Patrick O’Brien, DOD/Office of Economic Adjustment (3:40); Q&A (18:50); Opening Panel (24:00), Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI (26:25)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (33:44)

Todd Harrison, CSIS (0:00); Michael O’Hanlon (12:20); Q&A (20:55); Poll 1 ((32:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (33:50)

Polls (0:00); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (3:15); Q&A (29:10)

Webinar 1 Q&A

OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening Webinar 2: Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge​

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (36:05)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (0:00); Josh Cramer, America Makes (21:00); Q&A (31:45)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:47)

Matt Bogoshian, AMCC (0:00); Debra Franklin, Wichita State University (9:50); Matt Stevens, DOD/OEA (27:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (26:43)

Carmen Molina-Rios, Connecticut DCED (0:00); Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (15:00); Q&A with Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (16:40)

OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening Webinar 3: New Partners to Strengthen the DMCSP

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (34:09)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (1:05); Introduction of 3 Partner Teams (15:15); Jacqui Mieksztyn, LIFT (17:50); Michele Ureste, WIN of Southeast Michigan (26:10)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (29:41)

Q&A (0:00); Lizabeth Stuck, MxD (6:05); David Boulay, IMEC (15:20); Q&A (25:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (32:21)

Jeff Edwards, UAMMI (0:00); Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI (10:05); Q&A (18:15); Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST MEP (20:55); Wrap Up (30:00)

Webinar 3 Q&A

OEA Industry Resilience Virtual Convening Webinar 4: Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (42:40)

Welcome and Introductions, Mark Troppe, CREC (0:00); Paul Shaw, Defense Acquisition University (3:05)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:36)

Corbin Evans, NDIA (0:00); Gordon Bitko (9:10); Q&A (15:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (25:08)

Welcome and Introductions, Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting (0:00); Ashlee Breitner, University of Michigan (1:35); Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (19:00)

Webinar Recording Part 4 (27:35)

Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (0:00); Q&A (17:10); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (20:00)

Webinar 4 Q&A

Pre-Convening Webinar: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship:  A Grantee Learning Session

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Pre-Convening Webinar: Working in Rural Regions: A Grantee Learning Session

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation #1

PDF Presentation #2

Post-Convening Webinar: Trusted Supplier Networks

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Post-Convening Webinar: Developing and Delivering Cybersecurity Programs

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation


OEA GRANTEE RESOURCE LIST

CREC and EntreWorks Consulting prepared the following materials, working with OEA leadership and staff, grantees, and other partners, to inform the important work of strengthening our nation’s defense industrial base and the communities that support defense operations.

 

Convening (Virtual) 2020

Webinar 1: The World Has Changed

May 6, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (33:00)

Ken Poole, CREC (0:00); Patrick O’Brien, DOD/Office of Economic Adjustment (3:40); Q&A (18:50); Opening Panel (24:00), Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI (26:25)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (33:44)

Todd Harrison, CSIS (0:00); Michael O’Hanlon (12:20); Q&A (20:55); Poll 1 ((32:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (33:50)

Polls (0:00); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (3:15); Q&A (29:10)

Welcome Address

Ken Poole, CEO, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Patrick O’Brien, Director, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

Opening Panel – Industry Resilience in An Uncertain Environment

Moderator: Ken Poole, CEO, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis, and Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Plenary – What’s New? 

Industry Resilience Program, Overview of Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program and Collaboration on the Defense Workforce Challenge

Mike Gilroy, Program Director for Industry Resilience, OEA

During the opening session of the IR Convening, 1) OEA Director Patrick O’Brien opens our Virtual Convening, 2) Experts in defense programs and budgets discuss the future of DoD support programs for the defense industrial base in the wake of COVID 19 and 3) IR Program Director Mike Gilroy reviews the Industry Resilience Program and the future of the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program.

Webinar 2: Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

May 6, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (36:05)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (0:00); Josh Cramer, America Makes (21:00); Q&A (31:45)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:47)

Matt Bogoshian, AMCC (0:00); Debra Franklin, Wichita State University (9:50); Matt Stevens, DOD/OEA (27:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (26:43)

Carmen Molina-Rios, Connecticut DCED (0:00); Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (15:00); Q&A with Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (16:40)

Plenary Panel – Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, Education and Workforce Development Lead, DoD Manufacturing Technology Program Office

Josh Cramer, Education & Workforce Development Director, America Makes

Matt Bogoshian, Executive Director, American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative

Debra Franklin, AVP, Strategic Initiatives, Wichita State University, South Kansas

Matt Stevens, Project Manager, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

Carmen Molina-Rios, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech and the Manufacturing Institutes, the 2) American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, and the 3) Industry Resilience program discuss how these networks can coalesce to address the skills gap facing the defense manufacturing workforce. Panelists discuss each organization’s role in addressing the talent needs facing the defense industrial base.

Webinar 3: New Partners to Strengthen the DMCSP

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (34:09)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (1:05); Introduction of 3 Partner Teams (15:15); Jacqui Mieksztyn, LIFT (17:50); Michele Ureste, WIN of Southeast Michigan (26:10)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (29:41)

Q&A (0:00); Lizabeth Stuck, MxD (6:05); David Boulay, IMEC (15:20); Q&A (25:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (32:21)

Jeff Edwards, UAMMI (0:00); Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI (10:05); Q&A (18:15); Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST MEP (20:55); Wrap Up (30:00)

Plenary Panel – New Partners to Strengthen the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, DOD-ManTech

Jacqui Mieksztyn, Talent Strategist, LIFT

Michele Ureste, SE Michigan Economic Development Growth Engine

Lizabeth Stuck, Education & Workforce Development Director, MxD

David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Jeff Edwards, Senior Advisor, Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative

Joannie Harmon Heath, Education & Workforce Development Director, IACMI

Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, U.S. Dept of Commerce

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech, 2) Manufacturing Institutes, 3) State and Regional Manufacturing Support Collaboratives, and 4) NIST MEP convened to discuss how this network of stakeholders in the defense industrial base can convene in support of the defense manufacturing workforce.

Webinar 4: Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What's Next?

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (42:40)

Welcome and Introductions, Mark Troppe, CREC (0:00); Paul Shaw, Defense Acquisition University (3:05)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:36)

Corbin Evans, NDIA (0:00); Gordon Bitko (9:10); Q&A (15:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (25:08)

Welcome and Introductions, Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting (0:00); Ashlee Breitner, University of Michigan (1:35); Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (19:00)

Webinar Recording Part 4 (27:35)

Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (0:00); Q&A (17:10); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (20:00)

Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?    

Panel I: CMMC Update, Plans, and Implications for Suppliers

Paul Shaw, Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management, DOD Defense Acquisition University West

Panel II: Industry Views on Meeting DOD Compliance Requirements

Corbin Evans, Director of Regulatory Policy, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Gordon Bitko, Senior Vice President of Policy, Public Sector, Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)

Cybersecurity Lessons from Effective Programs

Eileen Sanchez, Chief, Defense Industry Cybersecurity Resilience and Innovation, Program Director, California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis & Diversification Effort (CASCADE), Military Affairs, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Ashlee Breitner, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Economic Growth Institute

First, representatives from 1) Defense Acquisition University, 2) the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Information Technology Industry Council discuss the implementation of CMMC and the industry perspective on CMMC. Then 3) Industry Resilience grantees discuss the challenges and best practices identified by their cybersecurity support programs for defense suppliers and how COVID-19 effects their work to increase compliance with the DFARS cybersecurity clauses.

Pre-Convening Webinar: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Grantee Learning Session

April 14, 2020

Robert-Allen Baker, MIBE Senior Program Manager, Old Dominion University

David Architzel, MIBE Chair, Old Dominion University

Stacy Swider, Director SBIR Center of Excellence, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

This discussion highlighted two model programs with respects to increasing defense innovation and entrepreneurship:  The SBIR Center of Excellence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem initiative in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Panelists discussed targeted efforts to support SBIR innovation and to grow the ecosystem-wide capacity to innovate.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation

Pre-Convening Webinar: Working in Rural Regions: A Grantee Learning Session

April 21, 2020 

Jennifer Chiasson, Grants Program Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce

Sue Suleski, Director, Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

During this discussion, managers of IR programs now underway in both Maryland and Pennsylvania presented on supporting rural defense suppliers.  Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in rural regions, and also note how they integrate programs across different types of communities and regions.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation #1
PDF Presentation #2

Post-Convening Webinar: Manufacturing Supply Chains and Trusted Supplier Networks

May 13, 2020

Brett Long and Paul Williams, Vermont Department of Economic Development; David Beurle, CEO, Future iQ

Jo Marie Diamond, East County Economic Development Corporation

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Post-Convening Webinar: Delivering Cybersecurity Services 

May 20, 2020

Dallas Kratzer, University of Louisville and Stacey Shane, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Roy Luebke, Cyber Security Practice Manager and David Bartlow, Program Manager, GENEDGE, the MEP Center of Virginia

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Cybersecurity

Blog: Enhanced Partnership Opportunities with MEP Centers through the CARES Act

Author: Mark Troppe, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This blog highlights opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response provided to MEP Centers.

Link to Article on C2ER Blog

Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Author: Lee Winkler

This Cybersecurity Resource Guide contains links to resources on cybersecurity training opportunities, assessment tools, materials and white papers and was developed as a comprehensive set of information from the DoD, NIST, DHS and other federal agencies and OEA projects. It is currently a living document on Google Docs maintained by Lee Winkler of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.

Link to Resource Guide 

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 4: Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (42:40)

Welcome and Introductions, Mark Troppe, CREC (0:00); Paul Shaw, Defense Acquisition University (3:05)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:36)

Corbin Evans, NDIA (0:00); Gordon Bitko (9:10); Q&A (15:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (25:08)

Welcome and Introductions, Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting (0:00); Ashlee Breitner, University of Michigan (1:35); Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (19:00)

Webinar Recording Part 4 (27:35)

Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (0:00); Q&A (17:10); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (20:00)

Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?

Panel I: CMMC Update, Plans, and Implications for Suppliers

Paul Shaw, Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management, DOD Defense Acquisition University West

Panel II: Industry Views on Meeting DOD Compliance Requirements

Corbin Evans, Director of Regulatory Policy, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Gordon Bitko, Senior Vice President of Policy, Public Sector, Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)

Cybersecurity Lessons from Effective Programs

Eileen Sanchez, Chief, Defense Industry Cybersecurity Resilience and Innovation, Program Director, California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis & Diversification Effort (CASCADE), Military Affairs, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Ashlee Breitner, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Economic Growth Institute

First, Representatives from 1) Defense Acquisition University, 2) the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Information Technology Industry Council discuss the implementation of CMMC and the industry perspective on CMMC. Then 3) Industry Resilience grantees discuss the challenges and best practices identified by their cybersecurity support programs for defense suppliers and how COVID 19 effects their work to increase compliance with the DFARS cybersecurity clauses.

Post-Convening Webinar: Delivering Cybersecurity Services 

May 20, 2020

Dallas Kratzer, University of Louisville and Stacey Shane, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Roy Luebke, Cyber Security Practice Manager and David Bartlow, Program Manager, GENEDGE, the MEP Center of Virginia

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Webinar: NDIA Report Explores Cyber Threats and Responses in the Defense Industry

November 24, 2019

Corbin Evans, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

CREC hosted a webinar to discuss the National Defense Industry Association’s recent paper “Beyond Obfuscation: The Defense Industry’s Position within Federal Cybersecurity Policy” (https://www.ndia.org/policy/cyber/2019-cybersecurity-report). This report examines recent cyberbreaches, the evolving regulatory environment governing cybersecurity, and analyzes a survey of 300 defense suppliers and their experiences with cybersecurity. Furthermore, the report provides recommendations for government and industry based on their findings.

Webinar Recording

Presentation Slides

Webinar: Collaborating with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network to Reach the Defense Supply Chain

January 9, 2020

Elliot Forsyth, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

CREC hosted the second webinar in its cybersecurity series to discuss the DoD’s effort to leverage the network of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers to build awareness among defense suppliers about cybersecurity requirements and compliance through an inter-agency agreement between NIST and the DoD to develop use case scenarios, convene company representatives to discuss cybersecurity compliance requirements, and support implementation of the 110 NIST 800-171 security requirements in companies. Join project lead Elliot Forsyth from the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to learn about planned activities and how this effort presents opportunities for OEA Industry Resilience grantees to contribute to the success of this effort, while gaining access to technical resources and leveraging expertise to support and sustain ongoing OEA cybersecurity project activities.

Webinar Recording

Presentation Slides

Blog on Cybersecurity from the 2019 MEP National Network Summit

Authors: Mark Troppe, CREC ; Fiona Baxter, NC Industry Expansion Solutions

This blogpost reviews presentations by representatives of the DoD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (ASD) and NIST MEP on an interagency between the DoD and NIST MEP Network to advance the effort to develop regional centers with cybersecurity expertise and accelerate the ability of MEP Centers to develop and share materials and approaches with other interested parties.

Link to Article from the IR Bulletin

(Coming Soon)

April 25, 2018

Pat Toth, NIST MEP

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity requirements were a hot topic at the recent DIA Learning Community Convening in Arlington, VA. The deadline for compliance has passed but many suppliers are still uncertain how to meet the requirements. DOD requirements for cybersecurity are far-reaching and impact suppliers at all tiers in the supply chain.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

Industry Resilience and Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 1: The World Has Changed

May 6, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (33:00)

Ken Poole, CREC (0:00); Patrick O’Brien, DOD/Office of Economic Adjustment (3:40); Q&A (18:50); Opening Panel (24:00), Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI (26:25)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (33:44)

Todd Harrison, CSIS (0:00); Michael O’Hanlon (12:20); Q&A (20:55); Poll 1 ((32:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (33:50)

Polls (0:00); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (3:15); Q&A (29:10)

Welcome Address

Ken Poole, CEO, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Patrick O’Brien, Director, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

Opening Panel – Industry Resilience in An Uncertain Environment

Moderator: Ken Poole, CEO, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis, and Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Plenary –What’s New? 

Industry Resilience Program, Overview of Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program and Collaboration on the Defense Workforce Challenge

Mike Gilroy, Program Director for Industry Resilience, OEA

During the opening session of the IR Convening, 1) OEA Director Patrick O’Brien opens our Virtual Convening, 2) Experts in defense programs and budgets discuss the future of DoD support programs for the defense industrial base in the wake of COVID 19 and 3) IR Program Director Mike Gilroy reviews the Industry Resilience Program and the future of the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program.

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 2: Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

May 6, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (36:05)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (0:00); Josh Cramer, America Makes (21:00); Q&A (31:45)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:47)

Matt Bogoshian, AMCC (0:00); Debra Franklin, Wichita State University (9:50); Matt Stevens, DOD/OEA (27:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (26:43)

Carmen Molina-Rios, Connecticut DCED (0:00); Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (15:00); Q&A with Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (16:40)

Plenary Panel – Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, Education and Workforce Development Lead, DoD Manufacturing Technology Program Office

Josh Cramer, Education & Workforce Development Director, America Makes

Matt Bogoshian, Executive Director, American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative

Debra Franklin, AVP, Strategic Initiatives, Wichita State University, South Kansas

Matt Stevens, Project Manager, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

Carmen Molina-Rios, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech and the Manufacturing Institutes, the 2) American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, and the 3) Industry Resilience program discuss how these networks can coalesce to address the skills gap facing the defense manufacturing workforce. Panelists discuss each organization’s role in addressing the talent needs facing the defense industrial base.

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 3: New Partners to Strengthen the DMCSP

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (34:09)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (1:05); Introduction of 3 Partner Teams (15:15); Jacqui Mieksztyn, LIFT (17:50); Michele Ureste, WIN of Southeast Michigan (26:10)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (29:41)

Q&A (0:00); Lizabeth Stuck, MxD (6:05); David Boulay, IMEC (15:20); Q&A (25:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (32:21)

Jeff Edwards, UAMMI (0:00); Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI (10:05); Q&A (18:15); Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST MEP (20:55); Wrap Up (30:00)

Plenary Panel – New Partners to Strengthen the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, DOD-ManTech

Jacqui Mieksztyn, Talent Strategist, LIFT

Michele Ureste, SE Michigan Economic Development Growth Engine

Lizabeth Stuck, Education & Workforce Development Director, MxD

David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Jeff Edwards, Senior Advisor, Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative

Joannie Harmon Heath, Education & Workforce Development Director, IACMI

Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, U.S. Dept of Commerce

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech, 2) Manufacturing Institutes, 3) State and Regional Manufacturing Support Collaboratives, and 4) NIST MEP convened to discuss how this network of stakeholders in the defense industrial base can convene in support of the defense manufacturing workforce.

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 4: Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (42:40)

Welcome and Introductions, Mark Troppe, CREC (0:00); Paul Shaw, Defense Acquisition University (3:05)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:36)

Corbin Evans, NDIA (0:00); Gordon Bitko (9:10); Q&A (15:30)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (25:08)

Welcome and Introductions, Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting (0:00); Ashlee Breitner, University of Michigan (1:35); Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (19:00)

Webinar Recording Part 4 (27:35)

Eileen Sanchez, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (0:00); Q&A (17:10); Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (20:00)

Cybersecurity: CMMC Update and What’s Next?

Panel I: CMMC Update, Plans, and Implications for Suppliers

Paul Shaw, Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management, DOD Defense Acquisition University West

Panel II: Industry Views on Meeting DOD Compliance Requirements

Corbin Evans, Director of Regulatory Policy, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Gordon Bitko, Senior Vice President of Policy, Public Sector, Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)

Cybersecurity Lessons from Effective Programs

Eileen Sanchez, Chief, Defense Industry Cybersecurity Resilience and Innovation, Program Director, California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis & Diversification Effort (CASCADE), Military Affairs, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Ashlee Breitner, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Economic Growth Institute

First, Representatives from 1) Defense Acquisition University, 2) the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Information Technology Industry Council discuss the implementation of CMMC and the industry perspective on CMMC. Then 3) Industry Resilience grantees discuss the challenges and best practices identified by their cybersecurity support programs for defense suppliers and how COVID 19 effects their work to increase compliance with the DFARS cybersecurity clauses.

Blog: Enhanced Partnership Opportunities with MEP Centers through the CARES Act

Author: Mark Troppe, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This blog highlights opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response provided to MEP Centers.

Link to Article on C2ER Blog

Blog: SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Offer Key Resources
 

Author: Ken Poole, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This blog highlights opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response provided to Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and Women’s Business Centers (WBCs).

SBDC-WBC Blog for OEA

Blog: EDA Economic Adjustment Programs Offer Key Resources
 

Author: Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting

This blog highlights opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response provided to the Economic Development Administration.

EDA Blog for OEA May 2020

OEA Report: Defense Spending by State - Fiscal Year 2018

This report documents the results of a state-by-state analysis of Department of Defense personnel and contractual spending during Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. State and local officials may use this information to assess a region’s dependence on defense spending and to target assistance to support more resilient communities and companies.

Industry Resilience 2019 Convening Highlight - Meet the Federal Partners

Author: Brendan Buff, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Representatives from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), Small Business Administration (SBA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each representative provide an overview of their organization’s current programs and priorities that are relevant to defense manufacturers.

Link to Article in IR Bulletin

Blog on Cybersecurity from the 2019 MEP National Network Summit

Authors: Mark Troppe, CREC ; Fiona Baxter, NC Industry Expansion Solutions

This blogpost reviews presentations by representatives of the DoD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (ASD) and NIST MEP on an interagency between the DoD and NIST MEP Network to advance the effort to develop regional centers with cybersecurity expertise and accelerate the ability of MEP Centers to develop and share materials and approaches with other interested parties.

Link to Article from the IR Bulletin

Blog: How CREC Partners with OEA to Capture Value of Industry Resilience Activities

Author: Lee Winkler, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

CREC helps grantees identify the DoD-relevant impacts of their projects, provide technical assistance to grantees, and helps grantees share best practices across projects.

Link to Article from IR Bulletin

Industry Resilience 2019 Convening Highlight - Defense Industrial Base Plenary

Author: Mereb Hagos, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

The 2019 IR Convening focused on the growing focus across the DoD in support of the defense industrial base, including an update on “Executive Order 13806 on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.”

Link to Article from IR Bulletin

Author:

Description Coming Soon

Link to Article from IR Bulletin Coming Soon

Need to confirm information and create a web-link. Currently is link to a CREC charepoint file: 2018-04-25 OEA Cybersecurity

Industry Resilience Grantee Project Profiles and Success Stories

*OEA Grantee Business Success Stories*

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Pre-Convening Webinar: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Grantee Learning Session

April 14, 2020

Robert-Allen Baker, MIBE Senior Program Manager, Old Dominion University

David Architzel, MIBE Chair, Old Dominion University

Stacy Swider, Director SBIR Center of Excellence, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

This discussion highlighted two model programs with respects to increasing defense innovation and entrepreneurship:  The SBIR Center of Excellence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem initiative in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Panelists discussed targeted efforts to support SBIR innovation and to grow the ecosystem-wide capacity to innovate.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation

Pre-Convening Webinar: Working in Rural Regions: A Grantee Learning Session

April 21, 2020 

Jennifer Chiasson, Grants Program Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce

Sue Suleski, Director, Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

During this discussion, managers of IR programs now underway in both Maryland and Pennsylvania presented on supporting rural defense suppliers.  Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in rural regions, and also note how they integrate programs across different types of communities and regions.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation #1
PDF Presentation #2

Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Author: Lee Winkler

This Cybersecurity Resource Guide contains links to resources on cybersecurity training opportunities, assessment tools, materials and white papers and was developed as a comprehensive set of information from the DoD, NIST, DHS and other federal agencies and OEA projects. It is currently a living document on Google Docs maintained by Lee Winkler of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.

Link to Resource Guide 

White Paper: Building Defense Related Innovation Clusters

Authors: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and EntreWorks Consulting

This guide explains why and how regional cluster initiatives can contribute to stronger and more resilient defense industrial base.  The tips and guidance presented below are relevant for all types of communities where a local base of defense contractors operate. This paper provides a framework for this work but recognizes that each community and cluster can and should customize program offerings to account for local needs and opportunities.  The framework and guidelines presented in this report can help local leaders to identify these opportunities and potential gaps in existing or new program initiatives.

Link Coming Soon

Rural Regions

Pre-Convening Webinar: Working in Rural Regions: A Grantee Learning Session

April 21, 2020

Jennifer Chiasson, Grants Program Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce

Sue Suleski, Director, Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

During this discussion, managers of IR programs now underway in both Maryland and Pennsylvania presented on supporting rural defense suppliers.  Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in rural regions, and also note how they integrate programs across different types of communities and regions.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation #1
PDF Presentation #2

Supply Chain

White Paper: OEA Support for Defense Supply Chains: Rationale and Lessons Learned

Authors: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and EntreWorks Consulting

Because of the importance of the defense industrial base and strong supply chains to our national security and state and local economies, OEA has developed this guide to inform state and local efforts for working with defense industry supply chains. It is divided into four sections: Background on Supply Chains, Gathering Market Intelligence on Supply Chains, Data Sharing and Application, Services to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain, and Common Themes and Challenges. It offers real-life lessons learned from the experience of dozens of OEA grantees. It provides background on how and why supply chains matter, along with tips on what to do and what not to do. It is designed to help communities and states build a stronger, more resilient, and more ready local defense industrial base.

Link to Defense Supply Chain White Paper

Blog: Enhanced Partnership Opportunities with MEP Centers through the CARES Act

Author: Mark Troppe, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This blog highlights opportunities for OEA grantees to sustain and enhance work undertaken in OEA-funded programs by leveraging new programs and funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic response provided to MEP Centers.

Link to Article on C2ER Blog

Authors: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and EntreWorks Consulting

This paper provides a review and analysis of defense supply chain support efforts to inform state and local efforts for working with defense supply chains. It is divided into four sections: Background on Supply Chains, Gathering Market Intelligence on Supply Chains, Data Sharing and Application, Services to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain, and Common Themes and Challenges.  It offers real-life lessons learned from the experience of dozens of OEA grantees.

Link to Whitepaper

Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Author: Lee Winkler

This Cybersecurity Resource Guide contains links to resources on cybersecurity training opportunities, assessment tools, materials and white papers and was developed as a comprehensive set of information from the DoD, NIST, DHS and other federal agencies and OEA projects. It is currently a living document on Google Docs maintained by Lee Winkler of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.

Link to Resource Guide 

White Paper: Building Defense Related Innovation Clusters

Authors: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and EntreWorks Consulting

This guide explains why and how regional cluster initiatives can contribute to stronger and more resilient defense industrial base.  The tips and guidance presented below are relevant for all types of communities where a local base of defense contractors operate. This paper provides a framework for this work but recognizes that each community and cluster can and should customize program offerings to account for local needs and opportunities.  The framework and guidelines presented in this report can help local leaders to identify these opportunities and potential gaps in existing or new program initiatives.

Link Coming Soon

Industry Resilience 2019 Convening Highlight – Building Program Awareness and Outreach

Click the Link to see notes from the 2019 Convening session that featured the following:

Moderator: Erik R. Pages
Presenters: Nimasheena Burns, State of North Carolina; Chris Buthe, State of California; Mike Kelleher, State of Maryland

Post-Convening Webinar: Manufacturing Supply Chains and Trusted Supplier Networks

May 13, 2020

Brett Long and Paul Williams, Vermont Department of Economic Development; David Beurle, CEO, Future iQ

Jo Marie Diamond, East County Economic Development Corporation

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation

Workforce

White Paper: Building Defense Related Innovation Clusters

Authors: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and EntreWorks Consulting

This guide explains why and how regional cluster initiatives can contribute to stronger and more resilient defense industrial base.  The tips and guidance presented below are relevant for all types of communities where a local base of defense contractors operate. This paper provides a framework for this work but recognizes that each community and cluster can and should customize program offerings to account for local needs and opportunities.  The framework and guidelines presented in this report can help local leaders to identify these opportunities and potential gaps in existing or new program initiatives.

Link Coming Soon

Pre-Convening Webinar: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Grantee Learning Session

April 14, 2020

Robert-Allen Baker, MIBE Senior Program Manager, Old Dominion University

David Architzel, MIBE Chair, Old Dominion University

Stacy Swider, Director SBIR Center of Excellence, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

This discussion highlighted two model programs with respects to increasing defense innovation and entrepreneurship:  The SBIR Center of Excellence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem initiative in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Panelists discussed targeted efforts to support SBIR innovation and to grow the ecosystem-wide capacity to innovate.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation

Pre-Convening Webinar: Working in Rural Regions: A Grantee Learning Session

April 21, 2020

Jennifer Chiasson, Grants Program Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce

Sue Suleski, Director, Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

During this discussion, managers of IR programs now underway in both Maryland and Pennsylvania presented on supporting rural defense suppliers.  Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in rural regions, and also note how they integrate programs across different types of communities and regions.

Webinar Recording
PDF Presentation #1
PDF Presentation #2

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 2: Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

May 6, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (36:05)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (0:00); Josh Cramer, America Makes (21:00); Q&A (31:45)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (35:47)

Matt Bogoshian, AMCC (0:00); Debra Franklin, Wichita State University (9:50); Matt Stevens, DOD/OEA (27:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (26:43)

Carmen Molina-Rios, Connecticut DCED (0:00); Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (15:00); Q&A with Mike Gilroy, DOD/OEA (16:40)

Plenary Panel – Introducing a Powerful New Collaboration to Address the Defense Workforce Challenge

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, Education and Workforce Development Lead, DoD Manufacturing Technology Program Office

Josh Cramer, Education & Workforce Development Director, America Makes

Matt Bogoshian, Executive Director, American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative

Debra Franklin, AVP, Strategic Initiatives, Wichita State University, South Kansas

Matt Stevens, Project Manager, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

Carmen Molina-Rios, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech and the Manufacturing Institutes, the 2) American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, and the 3) Industry Resilience program discuss how these networks can coalesce to address the skills gap facing the defense manufacturing workforce. Panelists discuss each organization’s role in addressing the talent needs facing the defense industrial base.

2020 Virtual Convening Webinar 3: New Partners to Strengthen the DMCSP

May 7, 2020

PDF Presentation

Webinar Recording Part 1 (34:09)

Michael Britt-Crane, DOD ManTech (1:05); Introduction of 3 Partner Teams (15:15); Jacqui Mieksztyn, LIFT (17:50); Michele Ureste, WIN of Southeast Michigan (26:10)

Webinar Recording Part 2 (29:41)

Q&A (0:00); Lizabeth Stuck, MxD (6:05); David Boulay, IMEC (15:20); Q&A (25:00)

Webinar Recording Part 3 (32:21)

Jeff Edwards, UAMMI (0:00); Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI (10:05); Q&A (18:15); Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST MEP (20:55); Wrap Up (30:00)

Plenary Panel – New Partners to Strengthen the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program

Panelists: Michael Britt-Crane, DOD-ManTech

Jacqui Mieksztyn, Talent Strategist, LIFT

Michele Ureste, SE Michigan Economic Development Growth Engine

Lizabeth Stuck, Education & Workforce Development Director, MxD

David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Jeff Edwards, Senior Advisor, Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative

Joannie Harmon Heath, Education & Workforce Development Director, IACMI

Mary Ann Pacelli, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, U.S. Dept of Commerce

During this Plenary Panel, representatives from 1) Mantech, 2) Manufacturing Institutes, 3) State and Regional Manufacturing Support Collaboratives, and 4) NIST MEP convened to discuss how this network of stakeholders in the defense industrial base can convene in support of the defense manufacturing workforce.

Post-Convening Webinar: Delivering Cybersecurity Services 

May 20, 2020

Dallas Kratzer, University of Louisville and Stacey Shane, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Roy Luebke, Cyber Security Practice Manager and David Bartlow, Program Manager, GENEDGE, the MEP Center of Virginia

Webinar Recording

PDF Presentation