36th SBIOI - April 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015
TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development Culinary Institute of Charleston Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC. 29406

We are adding something new, you can now submit questions for selected speakers (below) prior to the event. We will deliver these questions to the speakers in order to give them a chance to address them in their remarks. We will still have Themis at the event for live Q&A as well.


SPAWAR Leadership established a working group (WG) to review how MACs were being implemented across the enterprise. The objective of the working group was to assess all contributing factors considered relevant to the solicitation, award and administration of MACs (including all Task Orders) and formulate recommendations on any best practices, potential process improvements, standardization, and streamlining initiatives that could improve competition, total cost, small business access and participation. The scope of the WG was limited to SPAWAR “command specific MACs” and excluded Seaport-e, GWACS, strategic sourcing vehicles, etc.

The output of the Working Group is attached below:

AFCEA Spring Golf Tournament

On behalf of the Lowcountry Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) I would like to thank you for your past support of our Education and Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament.

What started with humble beginnings in 1995 has grown into a major fundraising event supporting our Educational endeavors. In the past five years alone we have awarded just shy of 120 scholarships to some of our area’s brightest graduating High School Seniors which will be pursuing degrees in Math, Science, or Engineering. These scholarships coupled with individual Teacher grants, and other educational program support totals nearly $400,000.00. Through the generous donations from companies like yours, we hope to continue that great success going forward.


CDCA Donates to FIRST Robotics

The Charleston Defense Contractors Association made a donation to the rOHMing Robotics team to assist them in their upcoming FIRST Robotics competition. Rohming Robots is a rookie 4-H Project Club focused on FIRST® Tech Challenge robotics. It is comprised of nine home schooled high school and middle school students. The team members are from different areas of the Lowcountry and they meet several times a week. The donation the CDCA made allowed them to continue in their pursuit of attending the FIRST Tech Challenge by providing a CAD Computer, raw materials, registration and travel expenses and much more.