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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
September 2019
June 2019
  • Accessing Capital for Defense Suppliers: Free Workshop & Webinar - Sept 11 & Sept 18
  • Cybersecurity Training for Defense Suppliers - September 24
  • WESTEC Manufacturing Expo - September 24 - 26
  • ExporTech Fall Workshops
  • Propel San Diego is seeking Cybersecurity Consultants
  • KCET Four Part Series on how Southern California became the Aerospace Capital of the World
  • The Aerospace Corporation Call for Paper or Presentations for 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar
  • The A&D Forum Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • AIAA LA-LV - The Case for Space with Dr. Robert Zubrin - September 11
  • From Apollo 11 to Mars 2020 and Planet Earth - September 13
  • Manufacturing Day 2019
  • Silicon Valley Satellite Innovation Conference - October 8 -10
  • AIAA LA-LV - Moving Past Apollo - October 29
  • The Aerospace Corporation Manufacturing Problem Prevent Program - Nov 5
Accessing Capital for Defense Suppliers
Sept 11 - San Diego & Sept 18 - Orange County
In-Person & Online Webinar
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - Noon - Lender appointments

The workshop will feature a financial overview of the A&D industry, followed by a panel of experts presenting various capital options for defense suppliers. There will also be 1-on-1 lender interviews on-site and free pre-meeting financial support offered to suppliers who qualify as defense impacted.
For More Information & Registration:
Cybersecurity Training for Defense Suppliers
Sept 24 - Los Angeles County
In-Person & Online Webinar
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The primary purpose of our one-day workshop is to ensure that small businesses are aware of the cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73. We will focus on understanding the risks associated with safeguarding controlled unclassified DoD information.

The workshop will focus on the 14 groups of controls from NIST SP 800-171, with examples highlighting what happens when these controls are not implemented. By the end each workshop, you will become familiar with all 110 controls and be able to better identify the areas where you may need greater focus to meet the DoD’s cybersecurity expectations.

This training is being offered both In-Person and Online. We hope you’ll join us.
Sept 24 - 26 | Long Beach Convention Center

The leading West Coast manufacturing event. Discover the latest manufacturing trends, gather insights that can boost your business and hone your competitive edge at WESTEC 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visit AMP SoCal at Booth # 748.

Featuring AMP SoCal Workshops & Panels:
Robotics Workshop on Sept 24
Succession Planning Workshop on Sept 25
Access to Capital Panel on Sept 26

(Tuesdays) Sept 10, Oct 15, Nov 19
If you're an A&D manufacturer or supplier looking to expand, consider growing your business globally with ExporTech™, the only national program that helps individual companies develop an export plan. CMTC, an AMP SoCal partner, will use ExporTech™ to help manufacturing firms develop simple, actionable plans to expand into global markets and grow their export revenues. 

Propel San Diego is seeking
Cybersecurity Consultants
Propel's new Learning Labs are designed to assist a group of small businesses working in the defense industry in complying with the DOD cybersecurity requirements. We are seeking the help of cybersecurity professionals in setting up these working sessions and creating the course curriculum. Please review our website and the RFP for requirements and course structure.

KCET Blue Sky Metropolis -
Southern California and the Journey
to the Skies and Space

How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Narrated by Emmy Award® winning actor Tony Goldwyn and written and directed by two-time Primetime- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones, “Blue Sky Metropolis,”, is a series of four one-hour episodes that examine the largest Southern California-grown industry that, nevertheless, has received only a fraction of the attention heaped upon the Hollywood entertainment business.

Call for Paper or Presentations for the
32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar

The Aerospace Corporation is calling for papers and presentations for inclusion in the 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar held on March 31- April 2, 2020 in Los Angeles. The Aerospace Testing Seminar (ATS) was created for engineers, managers, and leaders to share their experiences, discover new methods and procedures, and learn how others are coping with designing and implementing cost effective and affordable test programs.

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.

Los Angeles Chapter:
  • September 11: Tour of the James Webb Telescope assembly, joint mtg with South Bay Chapter
  • October 18: Topic TBD, Larry Haas, Founder and CEO, Global Aperture 
  • November 15: “Anatomy of an M&A Transaction, Preparing Your Company and Yourself for an Exit”, Francis Tran, Lincoln International
Orange County Chapter:
  • October 3: John Danley, president GKN Transparencies
San Diego Chapter:
  • September 24: "Professional Paranoia - Leadership & Management Lessons From USS Zumwalt", Captain Scott Tait, U.S. Navy (Ret)
San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • September 17: Mario Guerra, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (Joint meeting with SFV Chapter, National Tooling and Machining Association, Small Manufacturers Association)

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
  • September 19: “Human Exploration: From the Moon to Mars”, Hoppy Price, Chief Engineer, Mars Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
  • October 17: “The Pulse of the Industry”, Panel of Steve Perry, Steve Moon, & Paul Weisbrich
  • November 21: Tour of ADI or TA Aerospace
  • January 16, 2020: “Leadership Lessons from the USS Zumwalt”, Scott Tait
  • February 20, 2020: “Blockchain and Business”, Sandra Ro
  • March 19, 2020: “Maximizing Enterprise Value”, Larry O’Toole, Founder, Yosemite Associates
  • April 16, 2020: “The Smart Factory”, Carlos Chavez 
South Bay (Torrance, CA) Chapter:
  • September 11: Tour of the James Webb Telescope assembly, joint mtg with Los Angeles Chapter
AIAA LA-LV - The Case for Space
September 11, 2019
Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach

Featuring :
Dr. Robert Zurin
President and Founder of the Mars Society
AIAA Distinguished Lecturer 

From Apollo 11 to Mars 2020
and Planet Earth
Hidden Figures, New Horizons & 21st Century STEAM Skills

September 13, 2019 
Beckman Center of the National Academies of
Sciences & Engineering - Irvine

Featuring :
Prof. Hildreth "Hal" Walker Jr.
and Dr. Bettye Davis Walker

AIAA LA-LV - Advanced Space Propulsion Concepts for Interstellar Travel
September 25, 2019
Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library

Featuring :
Greg Meholic
Senior Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation 

Star Wars Spaceship
Star Trek GIF
Manufacturing Day 2019
Starts Friday, October 4th
MFG DAY gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show students what today's manufacturing is - and what it isn't.
MFG DAY partners high schools with manufacturers in their area to provide first hand learning experiences for students. If you would like to participate this year, please click on the button below to learn more and register your event.
Manufacturing Day events can take place on any date throughout October! 

Mfg Day 2019
Satellite Innovation 2019
October 8-10, 2019
Silicon Valley Computer History Museum
Satellite Innovation presents real time market data and technical knowledge from the world’s preeminent experts. Learn in sessions, network with market dominant innovators, and decide what changes to implement in your organization to optimize your position in the rapidly changing Satellite industry.

AIAA LA-LV - Moving Past Apollo
This generation's tools to build the
2 nd  major step for Mankind in Space  
October 29, 2019 
Manhattan Beach Library

Featuring :
Prof. David Barnhart
Director, USC Space Engineering Research Center
located at the Information Sciences Institute 
Faculty Liaison to USC's student Rocket Propulsion Lab

Dave Barnhart
Registration is Open for the Nov 5, 2019 Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program

The Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program (MP3) Meeting is a way for the Air Force and its partners to generate and distribute information intended to minimize schedule and cost impacts due to unanticipated problems or anomalies.  Another goal is to facilitate the participation of the materials community in Air Force space programs.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Lessons Learned for the Manufacture of Space Structures, with a special session on In-Space Manufacturing.

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