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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
January 2020
Save the Date ~ AMP SoCal Summit April 29, 2020 @ USC
  • AMP SoCal Social Media Tools for Business Development & Employee Recruitment: A&D Suppliers Webinar - January 29
  • DOD will help small companies meet cybersecurity requirements
  • CISA releases Cyber Essentials guide
  • MetroConnect is now accepting applications!
  • SME Webinars
  • LAEDC Future Forum with Virgin Galactic CEO
  • The A&D Forum Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • AIAA LA-LV Upcoming Meetings & Events 
  • CMTC Upcoming Events
Social Media Tools for Business Development & Employee Recruitment:
A&D Suppliers Webinar
 January 29, from 10 - 10:30 am
In today's A&D business environment, it has become more important than ever to diversify your outreach efforts using social media. Social media can be used as a business development tool to market your company in addition to helping recruit new employees. OEMs now expect A&D suppliers to have a website listing their core services, certifications and past customers. The webinar will review various media tools to use for business development and employee recruitment. Learn from an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the market.  

DOD Will Help Small Companies Meet Cybersecurity Requirements
In moving forward with the implementation of its new cybersecurity requirements, the DOD announced in December that it will help small businesses comply. The undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said the DOD will find innovative ways to help small suppliers become cyber secure in the coming months.

Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime
Did you know that 43 percent of cybercrime around the world is targeted at small businesses? The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has created Cyber Essentials, a guide which includes cybersecurity best practices for small businesses.

MetroConnect now accepting applications!
World Trade Center San Diego is now accepting applications for 15 companies to participate in MetroConnect V! Benefits of this program include a $5,000 export assistance grant, discounts on international air travel, PR and marketing support, and more. The deadline for applications is January 24, 2020.

SME Webinars
SME Media is currently offering several useful free webinars for manufacturers. Topics include Industrial Transformation in Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing with 3D Printing, and more.

LAEDC Future Forum with
Virgin Galactic CEO, George Whitesides
January 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The LAEDC’s Future Forum will zoom in on space commercialization. This event will bring together aerospace commercialization firms and thought leaders to explore the industry's cutting-edge technology and workforce development needs in Los Angeles County.

Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Meetings & Events

The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Visit  for descriptions and links to RSVP to any of the meetings. Wait lists are maintained for all meetings and tours.

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
  • January 16: “Leadership Lessons from the USS Zumwalt”, Capt. (Ret) Scott Tait
Los Angeles Chapter
  • January 17: "Case Studies in SOS to ROI Transformation: the top 5 mistakes leaders make when battling the complexity monster", Larry Haas, Founder and CEO, Global Aperture
San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • January 21: "Strategies for Implementing a Central Additive Manufacturing (AM) Service", Mr. Scott Lathrope, AM Development Manager, Meggitt Engine Systems

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) -
Upcoming Meetings & Events

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering. The AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences . Visit for more information.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) -
Upcoming Meetings & Events

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