The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) supports the defense community in the Charleston area. CDCA advocates defense issues with the community at large as well as represents the defense community with SPAWAR and other government agencies in the area. We seek to provide liaison through effective communication avenues and represent the defense contractor community in forums with these government agencies.
SRC will be hosting a fundraiser for the Charleston Harbour House on April 2nd from 11:00 to 1:00 at their facility. The event will include a raffle to raise funds and they are reaching out to the community for raffle item donations. They have already received some very generous donations. The RiverDogs will be sending their Mascot Bark to represent the team and will also be donating a RiverDog Gift Package for raffle. Any vendors who donate will be recognized on banners that will be displayed for all to see on the day of the fundraiser and beyond. If you are able to make a donation please contact:
The Cooper River Bridge Run is one of the greatest 10Ks in the SE, and we are running once again for the Semper Fi Fund! I hope you will support our cause -- please consider...
- Running for us, or helping our teams meet their goals with your donations.
- Volunteering with us! Please see our volunteer website at http://sffcrbr2014.weebly.com
For info on the Fund, please see our website at http://www.semperfifund.org -- this is one of the best-rated charities in the country, and our role in supporting our wounded/ill servicemen and women (and their families) is even more critical
For his Patriot Tour, Marcus hits the road with a number of special guests and performers. Some are fellow veterans, others have lives that have been profoundly changed by those who have served and sacrificed, and all share a special bond with Marcus and his sense of duty and patriotism. Don’t miss out what promises to be an uplifting event like no other—get your tickets to Marcus Luttrell’s Patriot Tour today!
Local Students Demonstrate Engineering Excellence in “AERIAL ASSISTSM”
Event: FIRST ®Palmetto Regional Robotics Competition
What: More than 67 high schools from 9 state, Canada, and Brazil will bring students, teachers, Mentors, Sponsors and family members to participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition . This high-tech sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more.
The 2014 PCDC will be held on 12 & 13 April 2014 at the College Center at Trident Technical College. The competition is being held by a partnership between the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic and AFCEA International South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter. College students will compete on Saturday and High School Students will compete on Sunday.
The students from each school will comprise teams that will be responsible for operating a small business network while protecting the infrastructure from external attacks. The competition is designed to energize South Carolina high schools & colleges to focus on development of the type of technical skills that we need in today’s challenging cyber environment.
Due to the icy weather we have had to cancel our luncheon on 12 Feb. It is now rescheduled for Feb 14th. Mr. Monahan is working to adjust his schedule so he can still speak.
Speaker: Dave Monahan (tentative)
Non-Members and those who do not RSVP: $25
Payment Options: Cash or Check at the door, thank you. (We are not set up for Pay Pal)
Please join us for a festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the Lowcountry.
This two-week celebration kicks off February 8 with an all-day, free event at Liberty Square (in front of the South Carolina Aquarium and Fort Sumter visitor center). There will be music, activities and fun for all ages. Children will experience the wonder and excitement of many STEM topics through:
• Chemistry experiments
• Mad Science magic
• Marine biology touch tank
• Motion detectors and graphing
• Natural history artifacts
• Mobile science labs
CDCA, through the Education Committee, continues to support the Military Magnet Academy (MMA). Located in North Charleston and part of the Charleston County School District, this public school is the first of its kind in the nation and serves approximately 500 students in grades six through twelve. The Military Magnet Academy High School received an Absolute Rating of “Excellent” and an Improvement Rating of “Excellent” on the 2010–2011 South Carolina School Report Card. The MMA Middle School received an Absolute Rating of “Average” and an Improvement Rating of “Average.” MMA was awarded the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation in February 2011 and received the Palmetto Gold Award for student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
We will be posting video of our presentations over the course of the next few months, first up: DON CIO Terry Halvorsen
Keynote by RADM David Simpson former Vice Director of DISA