• DEF Bloomington Presents: NavalX Seaside Chat in Indianapolis

    New event from DEF Bloomington featuring the NavalX on Wednesday, October 16th at Dallara IndyCar Factory at 5:30 PM. This event features the newly launched NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge and veteran entrepreneurs and their stories. Come join us for a chance to learn more and meet other virtuous insurgents! Tickets are free, as well as hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

    For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/def-bloomington-presents-navalx-seaside-chat-in-indianapolis-tickets-75244581569


    NAVALX – Seaside chat discussing the Midwest Tech Bridge and what it means for the Midwest Defense Community.

    The chat will be followed by a panel discussion from our six veteran entrepreneurs hailing from various places in the Midwest. They will touch on their time in their respective branches of the military to overcome the trials, tribulations, and bureaucracy, that ultimately led them to be the successful entrepreneurs they are today.

    Featured speakers include:

    • Monica Hutchins, Regional Director, NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge
    • Sara Hamidovic, Founder and President, VET Engineering
    • Dennis Wikoff, President, Vertex Solutions
    • Dan Marion, Chief Marketing Officer, JJR Solutions
    • Tony Vespa, Founder of Vespa Group
    • Scott Hargate, Department of Navy Intrepreneur/NavalX
    • Rich Banta, Lifeline Data.

    The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit network of problem solvers in the military, government and private sector that work together to increase innovation and support disruptive thinkers in the national security space. The mission of DEF is “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then DEF’s monthly Drink & Thinks are a great way to learn more.

  • Don’t miss the DCAP Seminar on November 12, 2019

    This Defense Cybersecurity Assurance Program (DCAP) 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.

    When: November 12, 2018, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Where: Dimension Mill, 642 N. Madison St., Bloomington, IN 47404

    Click Here For more Information and To Register

    When registering you have the option to choose which Track of training you feel is best for your situation:

    Track 1
    For individuals from organizations just beginning their cybersecurity journey, you will gain a clear understanding of the actions needed to become compliant with DFARs clause 252.204-7012.

    Track 2
    For those individuals from organizations that have already developed a System Security Plan (SSP), a Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), and an Incident Response Plan (IRP), you will have the opportunity to ask experts specific questions about meeting the requirements of NIST SP 800-171 at your company.

    Intended audience: Individuals from organizations desiring to become compliant with DFARs 252.204-7012 (Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting) using the NIST 800-171 (Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations) security guidelines.

    Additional Information:
    Purdue MEP – DCAP Seminar Flyer
    Full DCAP Seminar Agenda

  • IN3 Member Showcase Event on 9/30 in Indianapolis

    Join IN3 and the Department of Navy Rapid Innovation Fund at the September INCATT Member Showcase Event at The Center at The Heritage Group in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday, September 30.

    Are you a small business selling a commercial product you want to qualify to sell the U.S. military? Do you have a technology developed through the SBIR program and need commercialization opportunities? Are you a defense contractor looking for funding sources to test and integrate small business technologies into your platforms?

    Navy RIF contracts can provide a vehicle for defense acquisition programs to begin procuring products from small businesses. The next BAA is anticipated to be released around December 2019 (funding contingent on FY20 congressional appropriation).

    Click Here for more information on this event or to register

  • NIBCC Luncheon with Greg Stube

    Get your tickets for the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council Luncheon featuring Special Forces Warrior, Speaker, and Author of Conquer Anything – Greg Stube.

    The program will begin at 11:30am at the Parkview Mirro Center on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

    Click here to view the event flyer for additional information.

  • August All-Member Meeting Recap

    Thanks to everyone that attended our NIDIA All-Member meeting on August 20th in downtown Ft Wayne! Special thanks to our presenters: Bryce Carpenter from Conexus, Gene Jones from Purdue, and Nick Darrah from the Regional Partnership. It was a great opportunity to obtain information pertinent to our industry and region.

    NIDIA Donates to TechFest of Northeast Indiana

    NIDIA also made a donation of $2,500 to TechFest of Northeast Indiana. NIDIA STEM committee members Lynne Miller, Dave Jost, and Joe Predina presented the check to Kurt Whited and Noah Miller during our meeting (photo).

    The Hampton Inn’s new Rooftop Patio, overlooking Parkview Field was the perfect venue for networking after our meeting and watching a little baseball. Our next All-member meeting will be in December. We will finalize the date and agenda soon; hope to see you there!