“DoD Innovation and Collaboration Opportunities”

“DoD Innovation and Collaboration Opportunities”

San Diego Chapter meeting on March 28

After nearly a decade of sequestration, how does industry get their new, innovative, emerging technology products in front of the right DoD and defense industry partners to support the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coastguardsmen and 3-letter agencies? How can broader private sector industry collaborate with both DoD and the major defense industry companies to bring solutions to our end-users in harm’s way? What is COTS and why does DoD care? How can your company leverage COTS to support DoD with your technology?

If you are a company who is seeking to make DoD aware of technology you provide, please join us on Tuesday, March 28 (networking: 5:30-6:15pm, meeting: 6:15-7:45pm PST), when panelists from SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific US Third Fleet Experimentation and Warfighter Science Advisors who deal daily in the realm of bringing new, innovative, emerging technology to our warfighter end-users will provide insights as to where their technology focus road map is going and how your company can engage DoD to bring your technology and collaboration to support DoD.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 21). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsdmar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The San Diego chapter is sponsored by Moss Adams, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LevitZacks, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.

Tour of ASU Interplanetary Initiative

Tour of ASU Interplanetary Initiative

Arizona Chapter Aril 13, 2017 meeting

The Mission of The ASU Space Technology and Science (or “NewSpace”) Initiative is to establish and foster partnerships between ASU and next-generation non-governmental space exploration science and technology companies and programs (the NewSpace sector). The partnerships forged by ASU NewSpace will enable new avenues of research and development as well as new opportunities for student engagement. The Initiative will be a precursor to a NewSpace Institute that could bring together established programs in space science, planetary science, and engineering at ASU to define and transform the future of academic-private space partnerships.

Please join us in Tempe, AZ on Thur, April 13, when members of the Newspace Initiative will provide an overview of projects that are focused on space science, technology and exploration, followed by a facility tour.

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after April 6). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazapr17.eventbrite.com.

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The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

A Tour of Bell Helicopter

A Tour of Bell Helicopter

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter April 13 meeting

We will be touring the Bell Rotor Systems Assembly Center and Advanced Composites Center. We will see modern composite manufacturing processes for the production of helicopter blades and large composite components, including the V-22 wing.

Schedule:
7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:15: Introductions and A&D Forum news
8:15-8:30: Presentation
8:30-10:15: Tour

Click here for a map showing where to park and where to enter the facility.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members (exclusive access until March 31) and $30 for non-members (after March 31).  Event is limited to 15 US citizens.  For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwapr17.eventbrite.com.

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“State of the Art AM Technology” Tour of Morf3D

“State of the Art AM Technology”

A Presentation and Tour of Morf3D

A&D Forum Meeting in El Segundo, CA on April 12

Morf3D is a provider of end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solutions in R&D, Engineering, and Additive Manufacturing. Morf3D believes that Additive Manufacturing is forever going to change the landscape of how we design, what we make, when we make it, and where it is produced, all of which require us to alter the way we think! Their collaborative and hands on approach at their R&D Innovation Center is central to education ultimately accelerating the adoption of Additive Manufacturing.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12, 8-10:30am in El Segundo for a presentation by Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D, followed by a tour, which will include seeing numerous additive manufacturing machines in operation.

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 3). For more information and to register to attend go to http://adfsbapr17.eventbrite.com.

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The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on March 17

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
• Overview of the state of global security / threats
• Outlook for the defense budget and spending
• Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
• Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
• Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 7:30–9:00am, when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“How to Professionally Manage A&D Projects”

“How to Professionally Manage A&D Projects”

Orange County Chapter meeting on April 6

Parker Aerospace has endeavored to significantly improve project and program execution performance across the organization ($2.3B in sales, 7 major divisions, and 38 worldwide locations). In this light, the organization has established a Program Management Office that is focused on people, processes, tools and execution performance to drive a competitive advantage in our market space.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, April 6, 7:30– 9:00am PDT, when Barry Draskovich,
Group Vice President of Program and Contract Management, Parker Aerospace, will discuss the PMO approach, focusing mainly on human resource factors including structure, competencies, key success factors and results to date that resulted in being recognized as a finalist for the PMI 2016 PMO of the Year award.

Meeting is free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, and Hein & Associates.

“The Future of Vertical Lift”

“The Future of Vertical Lift”

Bell V-280 Fast Rope. 2015

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter March 9 meeting

Please join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, March 9, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Jeffrey Nissen, Business Development Manager – Technology and Innovation, Advanced Tiltrotor Systems, Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc. will give a brief overview of the V-280 and V-247 programs to include an overview of Bell innovative aircraft, overview of JMR customer needs, V-280 performance objectives, JMR-TD schedule and status, V-247 performance objectives and current MUX program and schedule.

There will also be a presentation by The Paschal Aerospace Engineering Club on their participation in the Team America Rocketry Competition.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwmar17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

Arizona Chapter March 9, 2017 meeting

Information security is on the top of many organizations list of priorities to address in 2017. In order to make the most use of limited Information Security budgets, it is critical to know what threats are the most prevalent and which are having the most impact in the Aerospace and Defense industry. It is also imperative to understand what can be done about these threats.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, March 9, when Brandon Gunter, Senior Manager Information Security Services at Moss Adams Advisory Services, will also discuss some of the industry and governmental standards and regulations as well as how organizations will need to change the way they do business to meet the new standard.

The meeting is free for members and guest ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after March 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmar17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Orange County Chapter meeting on March 2

You’ve taken all the recommended cybersecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Irvine on Thursday, March 2, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

Meeting is free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, and Hein & Associates.

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on February 17

You’ve taken all the recommended cybesecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflafeb17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club