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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



Tools of Continuous Improvement and Root Cause Analysis | Online
9/30/2021 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Cost:  $250 Per Person


Course taught by NIST-MEP Tri-State (Washington, Montana, Idaho) Food Processing Specialist, Janna Hamlett of TechHelp, and the University of Idaho


Course Description:


A facility needs to continuously improve in order to stay effective.  To reduce overhead costs or costs per unit, to improve product safety and quality, to improve operational efficiencies facilities must continuously look for ways to improve.  In addition, when an issue does emerge, ensuring the issue is not going to repeat is imperative to continuous improvement strategies.  But how do you make sure a problem does not continue to happen again and again and again?  The team must find the true root cause and correct it.  Only after a facility has found the true root cause and put in the appropriate policies, procedures, and possibly capital expense will a problem go away.  Too often, band-aids are used, or the response of “re-train operator” is the solution. 


This course will be interactive and hands-on. Using exercises, actual scenarios, and group discussions, you will learn and use several tools. You will be ready to put your knowledge to work in your facility. We will explore continuous improvement strategies, and common root cause analysis tools including 5 whys, Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Fishbone diagram, cause & effect tools, and relationship diagrams. You will receive training and templates to use and modify as needed to create and maintain an effective continuous improvement and corrective and preventative action program in your facility. 


Corrective actions are not just for food safety issues but for all aspects of a food manufacturing facility.  If you are not looking for ways to improve your processes, you will likely waste time, money, or resources.


Who Should Take This Course:



  • Anyone who has had to maintain their company’s food manufacturing management systems

  • Anyone who has ever had to respond to an audit or customer non-conformance

  • Anyone who investigates and responds to issues in a food facility


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:



  • Implement effective continuous improvement strategies

  • Understand the difference between a correction, corrective action, and preventative action and understand when it is appropriate to use each level 

  • Templates of common root cause analysis tools

  • Understand how to use different root cause analysis tools and their limitations

  • Use templates to create or enhance their current corrective and preventive action tools.  


 



Cybersecurity Form | Cybersecurity Insurance - What You Need to Know| Online
10/19/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Cost: Free to Attend


Event Information:


The Pacific Northwest has been the site for a pilot program to help manufacturers comply with cybersecurity requirements. Based on feedback from this program, we are launching a monthly check in to provide relevant information and lots of time for your questions to be answered by our cybersecurity expert panel. 


The content will be targeted to both management and technical staff working toward cybersecurity compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other cybersecurity efforts. 


This month we will be discussing Cybersecurity Insurnace - What You Need to Know. 


This event is open to all manufacturers not just those seeking CMMC compliance.


This program is supported by Impact Washington, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), TechHelp Idaho, and Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. In partnership with Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) and Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA).



Metals & Composites Manufacturing B2B Networking
11/17/2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

No-Cost Event


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Advance your business through Regional & International Connections.


Attend this interactive experience to generate new customers and suppliers. Since 2019 our team has been honing our hosting skills, and has become experts at conducting B2B Matchmaking evens that provide maximum benefits to participants. Manufacturers who attend can expect some of the following results, as noted by previous participants.



  • Develop 25-30 new connections

  • Establish new customers and suppliers

  • Establish new relationships and strategic partnerships

  • Promote your business’ niche products and processes

  • Increase exporting and importing with Japan

  • Generate innovative ideas

  • Improve company and product pitch

  • Develop broader connections with manufacturers in other regions

  • Access resources to help your business grow


Who Should Attend This Program?


Manufacturers that produce, utilize, or purchase metals, composites or plastics, such as:


Primary metals manufacturers- Fabricated metal products manufacturers- Plastics and rubber product manufacturers- Machinery manufacturing- Transportation equipment MFG- Metal service centers and metal merchant wholesalers- Commercial and industrial equipment manufacturing



Cybersecurity Forum | Online
11/18/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Cost: Free to Attend


Event Information:


The Pacific Northwest has been the site for a pilot program to help manufacturers comply with cybersecurity requirements. Based on feedback from this program, we are launching a monthly check in to provide relevant information and lots of time for your questions to be answered by our cybersecurity expert panel. 


The content will be targeted to both management and technical staff working toward cybersecurity compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other cybersecurity efforts. 


This event is open to all manufacturers not just those seeking CMMC compliance.


This program is supported by Impact Washington, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), TechHelp Idaho, and Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. In partnership with Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) and Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA).



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 EXO's Website


Cost is $45


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