Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security Awareness


Date(s) - September 19, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

EDC of Elkhart County

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced the cybersecurity accreditation process, as well as the timeline by which the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)/DoD suppliers will be evaluated. By September of 2020, all defense suppliers must be accredited by an independent third party  before they will be considered on DoD Requests for Proposals (RFP’s). This movement toward enforcement is an effort by DoD to raise the cybersecurity posture of the defense supply base, and reduce the loss of technological advantage and intellectual property.
Come learn about the  DoD cybersecurity contracting requirements, what you can do now to protect your DoD revenue stream, and how Purdue MEP can help with technical assistance and grant funding.

Presenter:  Gene Jones

Gene is our Manufacturing Business Development Consultant. In this role, he provides leadership, client engagement, and project management for the Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP).


Gene comes to us from Purdue’s VACCINE (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments) Center, where he served as Managing Director for the past year. Previously, Gene worked for Caterpillar for several years as a New Product Introduction Team Lead. Gene served our country for most of his career as an officer with the Navy, having served on three different submarines. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Master’s degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.


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