2024 Past SECAF Events

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Monthly Briefing: US Navy on IT/Cyber in the DoD - Challenges and Requirements, and Advice for the Defense Industrial Base


No government Department or Agency is immune from cybersecurity threats, ranging from rudimentary to sophisticated techniques, or from the problems resulting from successful attacks. This is especially true of the Department of Defense (DoD), given reliance on widely proliferated IT systems, digital communications, artificial intelligence, etc. It is an acute problem across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), companies of all sizes and maturity, as they provide products and services to support the Department’s requirements. 

Come join other business leaders as our US Navy leader panelists share unclassified insight into the challenges and concerns in this lane, and what the Navy and DoD are doing to combat the threats to protect sensitive national information and valuable trade secrets (your Intellectual Property). There are a number of relatively new requirements levied on GovCon businesses, and it is imperative that the DIB track these developments and prepare now. And the response plans are sure to generate tranches of contract opportunities for which the government needs industry support and expertise. The panel will discuss the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and capstone documents such as the National Cybersecurity Strategy and the Navy’s Digital Roadmap. This will all feed a discussion of “how the DIB can help” and some recommendations for aligning your corporate capabilities with the US Government’s requirements.

Speakers:

  • Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, USN - Navy Deputy for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (OPNAV N3/5B)
  • Rear Admiral (ret) Brad Williamson, USN - CEO, Perrarus Solutions, Inc
Moderator:
  • CAPT (ret) Peter DeMane, USN - Managing Director, Pitsword Group LLC
 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
January Gov Con Member Networking with Special Guests


You are invited to join us to get to know your fellow SECAF members and meet special guests Shannon Jackson, Executive Director (SES) and Kevin Diaz, Management Analyst, from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services!  

Networking is an essential part of any successful career in the government contracting industry. It can help you find new opportunities and make connections that can lead to future business partnerships.  At this networking event, you will have the opportunity to hear a few words from our guests and learn more about what your fellow SECAF members do and whether there might be teaming opportunities. You can also find out how you can help them and vice versa.
 
Thursday, January 11, 2023
Monthly Briefing: DHS Technology and Acquisition Update  

SECAF is planning a DHS small business update focused on technology and professional services. Join us to learn about:
  • Key small business opportunities in 2024/2025
  • Subcontracting opportunities on major F&O programs
  • How to connect with DHS stakeholders and decision makers
  • Next generation of EAGLE NEXGEN
Speaker:
  • Darlene Bullock - Senior Executive Service, Executive Director Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at U.S. DHS