SECAF has two forums: SECAF Chat and CAF Confidential
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SECAF’s Contractor Advice Forums are unique value-added services provided at no-extra-cost to SECAF members. If you have a question or an issue which you are struggling with - big or small - ask CAF! We offer two types of advice forums:
- SECAF Chat – Use SECAF Chat to connect with fellow SECAF members. Login and click on the SECAF Chat button on the homepage. You may ask a question or share an idea about anything related to your business or just take a look to see what SECAF members are talking about. Perhaps a fellow SECAF member can help you! We have created seven different Forums in SECAF Chat: 1) strategic planning; 2) business partnering; 3) market penetration; 4) mergers and acquisitions; 5) financing; 6) information technology and 7) human resources. SECAF Chat is open to all SECAF members only – both Service Providers and Government Contractor members. Service Providers are strictly prohibited from attempting to sell their services via SECAF Chat.
- CAF Confidential – Have a question or a problem that you do not want to share with the membership? Use CAF Confidential to ask a question or request advice. Login to see the For Members Only tab, click on sub-tab Contractor Advice Forums. CAF Confidential was chaired by Jack Hughes and is now chaired by SECAF Board member and General Counsel, Devon Hewitt, and comprised of a team of experts. Advisors have been pre-selected and pre-qualified to serve as expert sources based on their area of expertise, their availability to give back to the community and their years in service. The CAF team can provide expert advice to SECAF members on a strictly confidential basis on a variety of topics including but not limited to: strategic planning; business partnering/market penetration; mergers and acquisitions; financing; information technology and human resources. Upon receipt of a question or an issue from a SECAF member, CAF endeavors to provide a response within 48 hours.
Mariano Lopez, Managing Member, Analytica
“The Contractor Advice Forum (CAF) offers an outstanding way for SECAF members to get impactful, well-researched answers to their questions from seasoned business experts and leadership. As the owner of an Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), I was seeking information on legislation and programs pertaining to access to the federal market for companies in our socioeconomic category. After several days of online searching, asking opinions of business acquaintances, and calling government contacts, I reached out to CAF. On each occasion, Jack Hughes (CAF) contacted me with a confirmation that same day, and with a detailed answer the day after. I cannot recommend enough the leveraging of CAF members’ expertise when needing spot on and incisive answers to business questions!”
“We asked Contractor Advice Forum (CAF) what the impact of the new FedRAMP regulations would be on our vendors, and, subsequently, on us. We received a quick reply including the definition of FedRAMP. FedRAMP is fairly new. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP is mandatory for Federal Agency cloud deployments and service models at the low and moderate risk impact levels. CAF also supplied information as to who might do an assessment, more government clarifications, and on-going ways to get information about FedRAMP. Now, we can assess how to handle FedRAMP. CAF is a uniquely valuable benefit of SECAF membership!”
Fran Craig, Unanet, CEO and Founder