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CMMC Readiness | An Introductory for Senior Management - Self-Paced Online Course
8/3/2020 - 12/30/2021

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For Senior Management


About this course

This course provides a general overview of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 and how they relate to emerging CMMC compliance requirements. Participants will go through the origins of CMMC, its essential core components, and what the DoD will expect. This path will also illustrate that in addition to technical requirements, much of CMMC compliance is non-technical and involves the implementation of cybersecurity best practices. The course will enable you to think critically about the importance of cybersecurity, recognize its place in your company’s risk management strategy, and visualize a path to achieve compliance.


What you will learn


  • Compare the DFARS standards, NIST 800-171, and the CMMC domain requirements.

  • Interpret barriers and challenges of cybersecurity compliance.

  • Communicate the steps and resources required in the CMMC readiness process.

  • Connect sources of support to achieve DFARS and CMMC compliance.

  • Determine a path for DFARS and CMMC audit readiness.


Who Should Attend?

CEOs, Procurement Specialists, and Senior managers with legal, financial, and compliance responsibilities.


Length

20 minutes (self-paced)


Training Completion Document

Upon course completion



CMMC Readiness | Fundamentals for Practitioners - Self-Paced Online Course
8/3/2020 - 12/30/2021

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About this course

This course will unpack the alignment of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 with the 5 levels of CMMC, focusing on level 3.  Modules will illustrate the process for implementing all the required standards and practices for DoD compliance, and provide guidance, resources, and tools for preparing and submitting a CMMC certification package.


What you will learn


  • Assess your current and future contracts to DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and emerging CMMC requirements.

  • Evaluate your current cybersecurity processes and practices against DFARS, NIST 800-171 and the emerging CMMC level requirements. 

  • Establish and implement a gap analysis between your current processes & practices, and DFARS, NIST 800-171 and CMMC standards.

  • Review, draft, and revise your system security plan to meet DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and establish a pathway to CMMC compliance.


 Who Should Attend?

Operations managers, HR professionals, Engineering/IT, and other technical personnel.


Length

40-60 minutes (Self-paced instruction + additional time for the Toolbox)


Toolbox

CMMC Training Modules provide participants with the tools and resources to self-manage and progress toward their organization's compliance. Participants will learn CMMC material through interactive sessions while having the ability to join into a larger pool of candidates. These tools will enable participants to create roadmaps, track milestones, and control the entire process to manage cybersecurity and move toward compliance.


Training Completion Document

Upon course completion



2021 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation EXPO
12/2/2021 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Impact Washington is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this event. The economic development organizations of five counties will focus on workforce development and education as the future of economic development —please join us at this year’s Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo


For More Information Visit the EXPO's Website


Cost is $45


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Webinar | CMMC 2.0 Updates: Changes to Cybersecurity Requirements of DoD Suppliers
12/7/2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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No-Cost


WEBINAR DETAILS


Cybersecurity requirements for companies in the DoD supply chain can be confusing. This session will briefly explain the history of these requirements and what we can expect from CMMC 2.0.


Join us to learn how manufacturers can plan, prioritize, and implement cybersecurity requirements in a way that’s good for business – now and into the future.


Topics covered include:



  • Key changes resulting in the release of CMMC 2.0, building on and refining the original CMMC program requirements

  • Updated levels of cybersecurity certification within CMMC 2.0

  • New opportunities for self-assessment or third-party audit

  • Expected timeline for the rollout of CMMC 2.0, understanding that requirements are still subject to change

  • Steps your company can take today to adhere to CMMC 2.0 requirements


Presented in partnership with MEP National Network and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)



ABOUT THE PRESENTER


Celia Paulsen  | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Celia Paulsen facilitates efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of small and medium size manufacturers throughout the U.S. as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Cybersecurity Services Specialist. She has been at NIST for about ten years doing research and developing guidance in areas such as cyber supply chain risk management, small business cybersecurity, and cybersecurity for additive manufacturing. Prior to joining NIST, Celia was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the US Army. She has an MBA in information security from California State University, San Bernardino, and bachelor’s degrees in information technology and business management.



Webinar | Introduction to the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program
12/7/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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No Charge to Attend


Overview


Join us and learn more about the funding available to turn your R&D into products & services with global impact.  Specifically we'll provide an introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs which are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.


Intended Audience:


Organizations developing technical research and solutions who are unfamiliar with the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.


What we will cover:



  • What the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are and how they're different

  • What federal agencies participate

  • How to determine if the program is for you

  • introduction to local resources


This Webinar is presented by The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center (PNW MAC)


The PNW MAC aims to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. PNW MAC is a partnership with Navy Tech Bridge, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)Impact Washington,  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC).



Webinar | Introduction to the DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 22.1 Release
12/16/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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No Charge to Attend


Overview


Join us and learn about the Navy-issued Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) or "announcements" (formerly called solicitations). On a schedule coordinated by the DoD, these “announcements” contain a series of "Technical Topics" that describe the areas of interest and needs of the Navy and its System Commands (SYSCOMS).


The Navy's SBIR/STTR Programs are primarily mission-oriented, providing companies the opportunity to become part of the national technology base that can feed both the military and private sectors of the nation.


This webinar will discuss release DoD SBIR 22.1


Intended Audience:


Innovators who are at the cutting edge of their field and interested in helping the Department of Defense solve immediate technical challenges.


What we will cover:



  • The DoD release schedule and how it works

  • Where to find the BAA and other documents

  • A review of the timeline

  • How and when to reach out to topic authors

  • Overview of Registrations

  • Creating a Quad chart

  • Overview of Navy Programs

  • introduction to local resources


This Webinar is presented by The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center (PNW MAC)


The PNW MAC aims to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. PNW MAC is a partnership with Navy Tech Bridge, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)Impact Washington , Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC).