The CDCA Defense Summit is one of the largest defense-focused events on the East Coast, bringing together more than 1,000 government and industry leaders to spark ideas, innovation and solutions to technology challenges. Presentations, demonstrations, and collaborative discussions include the full spectrum of defense technologies, with particular focus in the areas of C5ISR, information warfare and cyber security.

The event will explore topics including the 12 points of National Defense Strategy, Rapid Innovation, Unmanned Systems, IOT, Research & Development and Cyber Hardening. With the latest in end-to-end IT enterprise technology, the Summit is the place to be on the East Coast to educate, network and increase understanding of DoD, modernization solutions and improved support for the Warfighter. We look forward to seeing you in December.

Training: Both will be offered on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

AWS Technical Essentials

  • Brief Summary: AWS Technical Essentials introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides you with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

  • Duration: 1 Day

  • Certificate provided: Yes

  • Number of Slots: 100

  • Price per attendee: $185 (includes lunch)

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

  • Brief Summary: This course will introduce students to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will explain how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure AD and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

  • Duration: 1 Day

  • Certificate Provided

  • Number of Slots: 60

  • Price per attendee: $185 (includes lunch)

Charleston Area Convention Center location and directions


CDCA Defense Summit Corporate Sponsors

Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter Annual Leadership Summit:

Join over 300 defense professionals from industry and government, Tuesday, December 10 for the Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter annual Leadership Summit! “Empowered by Women, Empowering the Community” features keynote speakers from industry and government, training sessions, and networking opportunities. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and snack breaks are provided. A no-host happy hour follows the event. 

If  you would like to attend the Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter Annual Leadership Summit or are interested in being a sponsor, go to the link below:

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