AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
July 2019
June 2019
  • Planning for What's Next: Free AMP SoCal SCP Webinar - July 18
  • Cybersecurity for Defense Suppliers: Free AMP SoCal SCP Workshop & Webinar - July 25 & August 1
  • USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record
  • Moss Adams Summer 2019 Aerospace & Defense Market Monitor Report
  • Selected Federal Agency Announcements for the week of July 1, 2019

  • March A&D Forum Events
  • Upcoming Manufacturing Conferences & Trade Shows in Southern California
  • AIAA LA-LV: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Special Event (Free and open to all) - July 13
  • AIAA LA-LV: Space Architecture and Space Robotic Construction & Manufacturing - August 17
  • AIAA LA-LV: Exoplanets! In Search of Habitable Worlds - August 21
Planning for What's Next
AMP SoCal - Strengthening Competitiveness Program
July 18 | 10 AM | Online Webinar

Approximately 75% of all small business owners are retiring or near retirement, and what happens to the company when owners want to exit is a pressing concern. This webinar will highlight the value of Succession Planning and the process of identifying new leadership or ownership. Hear real-world examples of different outcomes comparing what happens with and without a well thought out succession plan. Learn more about the process and what resources are available to support business owners as they retire. 

Cybersecurity for Defense Suppliers
July 25 at Cerritos College 9:30 am - 5 pm
August 1 in San Diego 8 am - 5 pm

Cyber threats are increasing in sophistication and frequency. The protection of data has become a necessity in today’s environment. In response to growing cybersecurity concerns, all commercial government, supply chain, manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive suppliers must implement the cybersecurity controls, listed in the NIST 800-171 guidelines. Failure to comply will reduce or eliminate an organization’s chances of qualification to renewing contracts. Is your business cyber ready?

Free Registration for In-person or Webinar:

USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record
Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space

From the sparsely populated and sun-drenched desert campus of  Spaceport America  in New Mexico, the  USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory  (RPL) weeks ago became the first undergraduate team to design, build, and successfully launch a single stage rocket past the Kármán line, as reported by Dennis Smalling, chief student engineer of RPL.

Moss Adams Summer 2019 Aerospace & Defense Market Monitor Report

Having access to industry-based research helps those involved with the aerospace and defense industry make decisions based on the most accurate and up-to-date information available. The Moss Adams Aerospace & Defense Market Monitor keeps interested parties abreast of events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide this industry.

Selected Federal Agency Announcements and Related for the Week of July 1, 2019

We regularly receive a selection of recent announcements gleaned from various federal sources and colleagues. Special thanks to EDA, ETA and other federal partners for sharing content that we may then share with you! Please continue to check back on our blog as this is updated regularly.

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:
  • July 19: "Killer Business: Leadership & Management Lessons from the USS Zumwalt" - Capt. Scott Tait - U.S. Navy (Ret.)
  • August 16: “Anatomy of an M&A Transaction, Preparing Your Company and Yourself for an Exit”, Francis Tran, Lincoln International
  • September 20: no regular mtg, but we will host our C-Level Event
Orange County Chapter:
  • August 1: Panel: "The War for Aircraft Interiors" 
San Diego Chapter:
  • July 23: Panel: "How to Maximize your Trade Show, Symposium, or Conference ROI"
San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • July 16: "2019 International Paris Air Show: Impressions & Opinions", David Conrad, Director Business Development, PTI Technologies
South Bay (Torrance, CA) Chapter:
  • July 10: "911 Drones", Barry J. Brennan, Founder / President, Flying Lion, Inc.
Upcoming Manufacturing Conferences & Trade Shows

July 23-24, 2019 | AFWERX FUSION XPERIENCE | Las Vegas, NV
The AFWERX FUSION XPERIENCE is a two-day showcase and conference hosted by AFWERX in collaboration with the United States Air Force. This annual flagship event brings together industry, individual innovators, academia, investors, as well as, military and government team members. The goal of this event is to present, contract, and fund innovative solutions for Air Force areas of interest and  facilitate an environment of connection and collaboration.

July 24-26, 2019 | Department of the Navy Gold Coast | San Diego, CA
The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the DOD .

September 24-26, 2019 | WESTEC | Long Beach, CA
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.
AIAA LA-LV - Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary and Lunar Exploration Event
July 13, 2019 Santa Monica Public Library

Please come and join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing and remember the ground-breaking historical event and the great American experiences! Let's keep the momentum going for the American Space Programs and support the Space Explorations.

AIAA LA-LV - Space Architecture and
Space Robotic Construction & Manufacturing
August 17, 2019 Lomita Library

Featuring :
Melodie Yashar
Design Architect, Researcher and co-founder of
Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+)

Prof. Boris Fritz
Adjunct Professor, USC

Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis
President and CEO, Contour Crafting Corporation

Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
Faculty Member and Director, USC / ISU

AIAA LA-LV - Chapter Dinner Meeting Exoplanets !
In Search of Habitable Worlds
August 21, 2019 Manhattan Beach Library

Featuring :
Dr. Jessie Christiansen
Research Scientist, Deputy Science Lead
Caltech/IPAC-NASA Exoplanet Science Institute

Dr. Niraj K. Inamdar
Senior Principal Systems Engineer
Raytheon Airbone and Space Systems

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