CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Staff Meets with NYSTAR

March 18, 2019

As part of the OEA Industry Resilience Grants project (Formerly OEA – Defense Industry Adjustment), Mark Troppe and Lee Winkler traveled to Albany New York, to meet with the Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), who manages the state’s MEP centers. The group discussed NYSTAR’s efforts to work with the regional and state MEP centers to help New York’s defense industrial base diversify and get certified with NIST 800-171 cybersecurity requirements, through the Grantee’s subgrantee, Mohawk Community College. They heard from several defense manufacturing firms that were happy to work with NYSTAR’s regional Manufacturing Extension Partners in diversifying their customer base and capacity to serve commercial customers at a higher volume.

About This Project

Assessing and Evaluating the Defense Industry Adjustment Program
Start Date: Nov 2015 — End Date: Oct 2019

CREC and EntreWorks Consulting is providing technical assistance for the OEA by assessing and evaluating the design and effects of OEA’s Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) program and the assistance that its grantees provide to defense-dependent communities, workers, and businesses.  CREC and EntreWorks will work closely with OEA management and personnel to develop jointly an evaluation […]

About the Client

Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA)

OEA is the DoD’s field organization responsible for supporting state and local governments to respond to major defense program changes.