CDCA attends New SPAWAR Industry Engagement Council (SIEC)

The CDCA was invited by RADM Lewis to participate in the newly formed SPAWAR Industry Engagement Council (SIEC) at SPAWAR HQ in San Diego on 22 JUN 2015. Red Hoover and Josh Hatter attended on behalf of the CDCA to represent the SSC LANT industrial base.

Below is an excerpt from RADM Lewis announcing the stand-up of the SIEC:

"SPAWAR has a responsibility and desire to engage with industry partners in order to exchange information on a regular and ongoing basis. This engagement helps foster a shared understanding of the Navy's requirements, local industry's capabilities and promotes competition and participation in SPAWAR contracting opportunities. To do this, we are creating the SPAWAR Industry Engagement Council (SIEC).

CDCA Members offered Ten Scholarships for 2015 GSSM's Summer Camps

The CDCA donated to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM) so they could host two innovative Summer Camps for Rising 7th-9th graders.
In turn, they would like to offer to our CDCA membership 10 full scholarships for their children and grandchildren to attend the summer camps you supported. The only requirement is that students must have a “B” average in grades.

iTEAMS Xtreme (5 scholarships)
Who: Rising 7th and 8th graders
What: Innovation and technology camp
When: July 6-9 at Oakbrook Middle School OR July 13-16 at Lowcountry Tech Academy


Risk Management Framework (RMF) Training Program


Risk management of information systems should be at the heart of every organization. For those organizations that sup-port the Federal government there are a set of risk manage-ment processes that have been developed and promulgated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These set of processes have been defined in the Risk Manage-ment Framework (RMF) and are documented in NIST Special Publication 800-37 Rev1 "Guide for Applying the Risk Man-agement Framework to Federal Information Systems."

CDCA Sponsors Academic Magnet - Science Olympiad Team

On behalf of Academic Magnet high School and our Science Olympiad Team, thank you for your generous financial support of the team’s trip to the National Science Olympiad at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The gift of $2,000.00 was very helpful in sending our 15 students and the teacher-coach to the competition.

Your partnership of students exploring science through the Science Olympiad is vital in supporting them in the sciences in and out of the classroom. Our students are stronger and more confident as a result of their work in the Science Olympiad, and you are encouraging them to enter STEM related fields.

We hope that this will be the beginning of a continuing relationship with the CDCA, and look forward to working with you again in the future.


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: