04
Nov '20

Lifeline Data Centers Open House

Lifeline Data Centers in Fort Wayne is hosting another Open House to tour their facility and meet the owners and would like to invite NIDIA members. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Rick Howard by sending an email to Richard.howard4@baesystems.com When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Noon (12:00 pm) Where: 7601 S. Anthony Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46816 (Please come through the barrier gateway and park on the North side of the parking lot. The entrance s on the Northern side of the building.) Event Description: Lifeline Data Centers Ft. Wayne Data Center will be the first...

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23
Oct '20

NIDIA Member Team Quality Services Receives SDVOSB Status

In September, NIDIA Member, Team Quality Services (TQS) received certification from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). TQS is headquartered in Auburn, IN and helps companies identify and prevent quality issues. TQS’s geographic coverage of Field Quality Representatives across North America allows for a faster and more cost-effective way to better service your customers. “We are there, so our customers don’t have to be.” says Chris Straw, President of TQS. In June, TQS launched a manufacturing division to respond to customers’ needs for quick prototype-to-production capabilities....

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22
Oct '20

Gen. Bunch Luncheon Recap

From the Chair – We had an excellent luncheon and presentation by General Bunch at Ceruti’s on 21 October. A big thank you to Doug Schwartz, Nick Darrah, and Carl Huber (Carl is the new NIBCC chair) for their help in planning and pulling off the event. We were able to adeptly handle last minute changes caused by the General’s travel restrictions due to State of Ohio travel restrictions. pivoting to a zoom meeting and carrying on without a hitch. Thanks to all the members who attended, I hope you found the event worthwhile. An article posted by the Journal...

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19
Oct '20

Luncheon with General Arnold W. Bunch (UPDATE: NOW VIRTUAL-HYBRID)

Due to the recent travel advisory implemented by the state of Ohio, Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. is unable to join us in-person for the luncheon scheduled for October 21st at Ceruti’s in Ft. Wayne. However, the General will still present and engage in a question and answer session with Northeast Indiana stakeholders in a hybrid Zoom format. We will still host the luncheon in-person at Ceruti’s and encourage all ticket holders to wish to attend in-person to join us. If you have already registered and would prefer to attend virtually we will provide you with the link and password to...

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12
Oct '20

NIDIA Member GovParts, LLC Achieves Milestones

Fort Wayne business and NIDIA member GovParts, LLC, has achieved recent milestones to help solidify its position as a top defense contract manufacturer and broker, including becoming HUBZone Certified by the SBA, and Higher Quality Certified by the U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency. The firm is owned by Northeast Indiana SBDC clients James L. Jackson and Chad M. Ross, who serve as mentors to many Hoosier small businesses seeking to work in defense contract manufacturing. For details on the milestones, please read the press release here

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24
Sep '20

Ivy Tech Apprenticeship Grant/Opportunities

Ivy Tech was on a team that was awarded a $5.9M grant from the United States Government focused on apprenticeships. NIDIA supported the award of this grant: “The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) strongly supports the American Association of Port Authorities Strong, Secure National Ports and Supply Chain (SNaPS) proposal to create cybersecurity apprenticeship programs. NIDIA will consider partnering with Ivy Tech Community College of lndiana’s Fort Wayne Campus (Ivy Tech Fort Wayne) and the American Association of Port Authorities to create and implement cybersecurity apprenticeships in the Northeast Indiana defense industry. NIDIA member industries may also host apprenticeships...

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23
Sep '20

Luncheon with General Arnold W. Bunch next Wed. (10/21/20)

Don’t miss this opportunity! Join us next Wed, October 21, 2020 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a luncheon and conversation with Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During this event, General Bunch will present the mission of the Air Force Materiel Command; talk about his long and distinguished career in Air Force Operations, Flight Test and Acquisition; provide his thoughts on the future of the Air Force in the digital age and conclude with his views on leadership. Following his presentation, guests will be encouraged to ask...

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31
Aug '20

IVY Tech and ACCELerate Apprenticeship Programs

A strong workforce requires that workers have the skills, experience and credentials employers demand. Apprenticeship programs can help you with all of these needs! Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with the American Association of Port Authorities ACCELerate Apprenticeships, to help industry learn more about apprenticeship and how it can benefit their workforce. An Apprenticeship program consists of Related Technical Training and On The Job Learning that allows the apprentice to gain skills, while obtaining experience that leads to a credential. Join us for an informational session to ask questions and learn more about Apprenticeships or how IVY Tech and...

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14
Aug '20

State of Indiana Grant – Employer Training Reimbursement 4.0

NIDIA Members – the following information and attachment was provided by Kim Tempel at Northeast Indiana Works. Her contact information is below. From Kim: Click here for a flyer that outlines details of the program expansion including the temporary changes, thanks to the Rapid Recover for a Better Future Initiative funded by the CARES Act.  Here are some important pieces to highlight: Employers may apply or reapply by visiting www.nextleveljobs.org, or have them e-mail me directly, if they have been issued an agreement this last program year (July 1, 2019 – March 30, 2020).  I encourage you to apply quickly!...

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20
Jul '20

Reminder of Upcoming Events in July & August

Here are some great upcoming events to take note of. Don’t miss out! Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP):  August 4, 2020 This seminar includes informational sessions that describe DoD cyber contracting regulations and requirements, resources, and practical tools that your business can use to meet the requirements. Click here for event details & to Register Free Webinar Series: 20 Cyber Topics in 20 Weeks: Next Session July 30, 2020 Since every company that conducts business with DoD must be at least Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 1 in the near future, your Indiana cyber-providers, in association with PTAC, have...

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