See an overview of the two-day forum including topics that guest speakers will present including understanding the need for cybersecurity on a national and international level by Senator Marco Rubio. Katherine Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition will give attendees an update on the timelines, the certification process, and the impact to the industry.
Whether you are seeking a “best practices” approach to providing cybersecurity or will be required to meet the new federally mandated standards, this series provides an ever-changing model for responding to real cybersecurity risks that seemingly involve all aspects of our society.
Chipola College offers Advanced Manufacturing & Production Technology
Chipola College is offering an advanced manufacturing and production technology program to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the manufacturing career cluster.
Enrollment for Fall 2020 classes are now open and scholarships available.
This 600-clock-hour program includes competency-based application and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing industry. Starting with foundational knowledge of safety, quality, leadership and enterprise systems, the program continues with transferable skills regarding technological tools, welding, machines, instrumentation, materials and industry processes. The use of CAD, project management, CNC machines, computer controls and robotics, AC/DC electrical controls, and programmable logic controls are also part of the program.
Students complete the program with an understanding of fluid power like hydraulics and pneumatics, as well as fundamentals of industrial maintenance.
The program aims to prepare students for jobs in various automation, engineering, and robotics roles.
Okaloosa County, FWB provide incentives for planned PPE business
CEO and owner of American Elite Molding in Crestview, Bob Sires, is opening a mask-making company in leased warehouse space in the Fort Walton Beach Commerce and Technology Park. The new company will will manufacture American-made protective face coverings to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Sires plans to create 50 full-time jobs over a two-year period paying more than 115% of the average salary in Okaloosa County.
The new company will invest about $3.7 million to expand an existing facility and add new equipment.
The county is assisting by providing $15,673 in property tax exemptions and Fort Walton Beach is providing it with $23,073 property tax exemptions over a 10-year abatement period.
The new company will start out with one manufacturing line, and will later expand and use machines to produce entire masks.
EDC Executive Director Nathan Sparks said Sires’ new company “is an effort to make sure these things are truly made in American...and in Fort Walton Beach!
Escambia High School among NASA competition winners
NASA announced the winners of their 2020 Human Exploration Rover Challenge during a virtual awards ceremony on Aug. 21. U.S. and international student teams were tasked to design, engineer, and test a human-powered rover on a simulated rocky terrain and perform mission tasks such as sampling retrievals and spectrographic analysis.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 111 high school and college teams from 27 states and 11 other countries competed in multiple design, documentation, and presentation categories, and were recognized for their successful efforts. Among them Escambia High School, in Pensacola, received the AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award, which recognizes the team that best designed their rover to take on the punishing Rover Challenge course, making maximum use of resources and ingenuity.