09
Aug '21

Buy Indiana Expo POSTPONED until 2022

The Buy Indiana event scheduled for later this month has been postponed till 2022 (see below). We still plan to have a NIDIA booth at the event when it is rescheduled. The Bedford Chamber of Commerce regrets to announce that the 23rdAnnual Buy Indiana has been postponed. Upon reviewing the growing number of COVID-19 positivity rates across the country due to the Delta variant, NSWC Crane can no longer participate in the Expo. While we are very proud of this event and are disappointed that it will not be held this year, the safety of everyone involved must be a...

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03
Aug '21

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne offers free cybersecurity courses amid increases in corporate hacks

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is offering a free course this fall addressing the fundamentals of cybersecurity. The course will empower everyone to protect their personal digital presence and also to understand the needs of corporations operating in today’s digital environment. The course is a free, non-credit course meeting on three concurrent Saturdays beginning September 11, 2021. “Cyber criminals infect millions of systems across the world and when you couple the ransom dollars, and the lost productivity of down-time, it can add up to multi-million-dollar losses for a company,” says Darrel Kesler, dean of the School of Information Technology...

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22
Jul '21

Growing your Business IN Defense – FREE Event for NIDIA members

NIDIA Members, The following event is FREE for NIDIA members, simply enter the promo code “NIDIA” when getting your tickets! Growing Your Business IN DefenseEntering and Enhancing DoD Contracting The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association, in collaboration with Indiana’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center, invites Northeast Indiana business leaders to join “Growing Your Business IN Defense” at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. During this event, business leaders will hear from a panel of leading industry experts regarding details on government contracting for Northeast Indiana businesses, followed by networking, dinner and a TinCaps baseball game. The expert...

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12
Jul '21

Buy Indiana Expo – NIDIA needs your marketing info!

NIDIA Members – NIDIA will be staffing a booth at the 31 August “Buy Indiana Expo” in French Lick. This is a great opportunity to market your company to buyers from the US Government. We would like each interested NIDIA member company to provide a soft copy of marketing materials (1-2 pages) that we can make available at this event. Gil Perry will be our man in the booth. NIDIA will pay to have your marketing material printed and in the booth to give away to Government buyers. If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email your...

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30
Jun '21

Pop Up Free Fun Event for Recently Hired/Young Employees This Thursday

NIDIA is sponsoring an event this Thursday, July 1st at 6:15 at Three Rivers Distillery in Fort Wayne. It is focused on those new to the defense industry (and maybe new to the area) to connect across our member companies. Please pass on to your fellow employees that are new employees / interns in your company. Looking for a way to meet other defense employees from Northeast Indiana? Join us this Thursday for free drinks & food @ 3 Rivers Distillery No pre-registration – just show up and meet your peers!

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11
Jun '21

Volunteers needed for Race For The Warrior 2021

From: Nick Darrah, NIDIA Board member: In addition to the NIDIA board, I also serve on the board of the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council (NIBCC). If you recall we partnered with them for the Gen. Bunch event back in October of last year. NIBCC’s largest fundraiser for the year is the Race for the Warrior 5k/10k which is run on the runway at FWA. The race is July 24th and we still need more runners, volunteers, and sponsors. A few key points: 100% of the proceeds go to the Military Support Fund, which provides micro-grants up to $650 to...

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02
Jun '21

(Updated) Free Defense Networking Event Opportunity

Important Update: While the event is Open and Free to all, Free Booth space is ONLY AVAILABLE for NDIA, AFCIA, IEDC and PTAC organizations. Who: Indiana defense companies & Contractors What the event is offering:  Network and discover how your company can find more business from the DoD/Federal Space! Bourbon Tasting & Bottle Signing by members of the Horse Soldiers! Hear war stories from the CIA and Special Forces who have served our country! Learn about NIST/CMMC requirements and Indiana grant opportunities! Find out how you can leverage a very limited opportunity to garner state grant money towards your cyber security...

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19
May '21

Rep. Banks Selected as Ranking Member of HASC Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems

For Immediate Release May 18, 2021 ROGERS ANNOUNCES BANKS AND GALLAGHER AS NEW SUBCOMMITTEE RANKING MEMBERS Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), the Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, announced two new Armed Services Subcommittee Ranking Members. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. “I am pleased to announce that Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will be taking on new and important roles on...

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19
May '21

Cyber Security Apprenticeships & Training Opportunities

NIDIA members – the recent Cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline serves as a cold reminder of the need to protect our companies from cyber criminals. If you have a need to beef up your cyber defense capabilities, there are a couple of opportunities available to train up your staff. Ivy Tech and Purdue University provide cyber apprenticeships/training. I believe both can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Please see the attached files for additional information on their offerings. See the links below for additional details. NIDIA Brief – Ivy Tech Grant for apprenticeships Industry Flyer – Gaboyan Purdue University

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11
May '21

Third Coast Federal is Growing its Consulting Capability

Hello! Third Coast Federal has been active in South Bend for over four years as a consultancy for local, small, entrepreneurial businesses wanting to break into the federal contracting and R&D space. Until a few weeks ago, the company consisted of two people — the president, Dave Temeles, and a client success manager, Clevon Brown. The addition of these four consultants, as well as a director of client engagement, and a PR function, is a significant leap in the company’s ability to create, discover and capture opportunities for local businesses. Greg Daniels, John Falvey and Rebecca Parker hail from AM...

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