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.
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!
In case you missed the event you can watch the presentations below, including a talk by Dr. Emondi from SPAWAR Atlantic.
Ballots for proposed changes to the Association’s By Laws were recently sent to all CDCA Corporate Members. We ask that you please exercise your right to vote. The proposed changes reflect our current operation and also adds clarity to our processes as we anticipate the continued growth and evolution of our Association. Feel free to pose any questions you may have to one of the Ways Means and Rules Committee members at WMR@charlestondca.org or to one of your Board of Directors.
This venue allows small business company representatives the opportunity to meet with other small and large businesses, and SPAWAR technical and contract representatives in a neutral, non-competitive environment. Please RSVP below, negative RSVPs not required
Defending our Nation, Supporting our State
To My South Carolina Partners in the Military Defense Support Community:
First, I want to thank you for your unfailing commitment to a level of excellence that is absolutely necessary in order to adequately support those who form the first line of defense for our nation. I also want to assure you that I understand and value the essential role that you play in helping to maintain the unparalleled strength of our national defense. The defense support community makes a critically important contribution to the most technologically advanced military on earth, and I am working in Washington to ensure that the unique and valuable services of South Carolinians to our military are recognized and sustained.
Their task was to create a “haunted” environment with a narrator character and another character who experienced special effects. Their solution—a giant computer set that opens to reveal a “virus infected motherboard.” Special effects engineered by seven middle-school students create a haunted computer environment. This solution, presented by Palmetto Scholars Academy students at state competition, earned them a ticket to World Finals in May. They and another Palmetto Scholars Academy team now have the opportunity to attend and compete in May.
Below is an excerpt from H.R. 4435—FY15 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL, the excerpt can be found on page 50.
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, NAVY
Items of Special Interest Navy reimbursable work for other Federal agencies