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The Mentor-Protégé Program and the FAST Program. With a Kickoff from co-host the Arizona Commerce Authority's FAST Program

December 05, 2023 1:00 PM to December 05, 2023 3:00 PM (ET)
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Kelley Kiernan
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A free, public, small business cybersecurity and information protection Ask-Me-Anything from the Department of the Air Force / Space Force, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), hosted by Kelley Kiernan.

You are invited! December 5, 2023, from 1pm to 3pm EDT

All of the DAF CISO’s Blue Cyber educational material presented at these events can be found HERE:  

Welcome to our AMA. This is totally optional, not-reimbursable event. Every individual must register separately for each Tuesday event date of this Department of the Air Force and Department of the Space Force ZoomGov webinar.

The Mentor-Protégé Program and the FAST Program.   With a Kickoff from co-host the Arizona Commerce Authority's FAST Program

The SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program helps eligible small businesses expand their footprint in the defense industrial base.  Under the MPP, small businesses are partnered with larger companies. In the past five years, DoD’s MPP has successfully helped more than 190 small businesses fill unique niches and become part of the military’s supply chain.  Many mentors have made the MPP an integral part of their sourcing plans. Protégés have used their involvement in the MPP to develop technical capabilities. Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor and the DoD.  Many MPP relationship provide cybersecurity support to the small business.   Hear about this program from the US Air Force/Space Force, US Army and Department of the Navy MPP experts.  Then, hear about the SBA's The Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.  FAST provides funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards from women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in underrepresented areas.

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