CA Governor’s Office requests your help with CASCADE Defense Supply Chain Resiliency Seminars

The California Advanced Supply Chain and Diversification Effort (CASCADE) is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to bolster California’s defense supply chain cybersecurity resilience, innovation capacity and diversification strategies, and to support the growth and sustainment of California’s Cybersecurity workforce. CASCADE is being led by the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). The CASCADE program includes 15 funded projects in partnership with government, industry, community, and academic institutions. The San Diego East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) is leading one of these projects a ECEDC is the founder/developer of the Network, an asset platform, being upgraded under DoD funding, to create/refresh asset data automatically, mine data for analyses and assessments, and maintain relationships with supply chain assets.

One of our GO-Biz CASCADE partners, ECEDC, is seeking a regional partner (in each of the below four listed CA regions) to conduct outreach to eligible Defense companies within their region and recruit them to attend CASCADE Defense Supply Chain Resiliency Workshops. If the regional partner would like to provide input or feedback on the workshop structure, that input is of course welcome too. However, the regional partner will solely be responsible for marketing the workshop in their region, recruiting Defense companies, tracking/monitoring registrations and pre-workshop reminders, and conducting appropriate follow-up to attendees after the workshop. The quotation is a firm fixed price that should be for a modest amount of money, not to exceed $7,000 per workshop.

  1. Los Angeles (Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus): May 19, 2018
  2. Greater Sacramento Region: June 1, 2018
  3. Central Valley/Mother Lode Region (Bakersfield): September 2018
  4. South Central Region (Ventura, San Luis Obispo): TBD

Requirements for proposal preparation is to submit a one-page response that includes an overview of subcontractor’s organization, prior experience with event marketing and attendance recruitment, identified workshop (or workshop) locations associated with the bid, established relationships with Defense companies in the region, and price.

Note: Not all workshop dates have been confirmed as designated by To be Determined (TBD) next to the region name. ECEDC is open to discussing alternate dates.

Please feel free to disseminate this RFQ to interested regional partners in your networks. We thank you in advance for your support and collaboration to help ensure an exemplary program for the U.S. Department of Defense, the State of California defense supply chain, national security and our colleagues nationwide that look to California’s work and collaboration as a model for future efforts.

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