2014 CDCA C5ISR Hack-a-Thon

Tuesday - 18 November

Hack-a-Thon is a capture the flag event to stretch your security muscle and have fun! You will have several systems to compromise and gain valuable tokens (flags) for points. Tokens are valued by difficulty and skillset required. To close the event, there will be a lessons learned, in which each team will demonstrate how they compromised a system and then explain how they would have hardened the systems to make it more difficult to be compromised. No matter what your skill level is, Hack-a-Thon is a great event to test your skills and have a blast!

F-35 Strikefighter Tour

AFCEA Charleston Low Country Chapter has been invited by Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and COL Lieblein, MAG-31 Commander, to tour their facilities and see the bed-down for the first of 70 F-35 Joint Strikefighters to be stationed there under his command. These 5th generation aircraft are the core to the Marine Corps expeditionary warfighting capabilities for the 21st century and, in addition to stealth, have extraordinary C4ISR capabilities to dominate the future battlespace.

Date/Time: Friday, 17 Oct at 1:30 PM. Meet at MCAS Beaufort front gate (off Route 21). Tour will be about 90 minutes. Get together with MARCORPS hosts at the Officer's Club afterwards.


AFCEA Golf Tournament - Update

Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament

Wednesday October 15, 2014

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation 5000 Wescott Club Drive Summerville, SC 29485


Well we are just two weeks away from the Fall Golf Tournament which will be held 15 October 2014 at 0900. We want to heartily thank all of the companies which have committed to sponsoring this semi-annual event!!


C5ISR Summit - 2014

Registration for our 8th Annual Government/Industry Partnership Transformation and Fusion Summit is now open! Register now to take advantage of our $100 early registration discount, off our $550 registration fee as well as discounted rates at the Embassy Suites! Click here to book a discounted room. Don’t delay – register before October 15th! CDCA members also receive an additional $50 discount!

Salute to the fighting ladies

Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter presents:

Salute to the fighting ladies

5th annual Military Woman of the Year soiree

Honoring Women in the Military / Benefiting the WID-PC STEM Scholarship Program

  • Where:USS Yorktown | 40 Patriots Point Road | Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Time:6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Live Auction Feauturing Tom Crawford | Silent Auction | Live Music
Heavy Hors d’ouevres | Open Bar | Cocktail Attire

$45 for Military & Government
$55 General Admission
$750 Benefactor Tables


Ignite @ 2014 Summit

Enlighten us! but make it quick..

CDCA is proud to present the 2nd Annual Ignite talks @ CDCA's 2014 C5ISR Summit! We are looking for 10 forward thinking and inspiring individuals to speak at this years summit.

CDCA By-Law Changes Approved by Corporate Membership Vote

The Amended By-Laws for the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) are effective immediately. Proposed By-Law changes were distributed to the Corporate Membership on 23 May 2014. Ballots were distributed on 18 June 2014 with a requisite 30 day review period. On 18 July 2014, the proposed changes achieved the required two-thirds majority vote to be accepted. A total of 134 ballots were received and a minimum number of 126 affirmative votes were obtained on all proposed article changes.


Contracts Industry Council Request Your Input

During the SBIOI on 30 July 2014, William Paggi announced the release of two Contracts Forecasting Documents and requested Industry input for changes / additional information industry would like to see on the documents.

  • SSC Atlantic: Acquisition Forecast for MAC Service Procurements-(6 month forecast)
  • SSC Atlantic: Seaport-O Advanced Notifications for MAC Service Procurements

The Contracts Industry Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, 12 August 2014, at which time we could submit any recommendations you might have at that time. We need to submit our proposed agenda by Tuesday, 05 August 2014, and as such will need your inputs by COB, Monday, 04 August 2014, to allow us to .