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Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2016

Ron Ritter, President, On Point, LLC
Ron Ritter, President, On Point, LLC

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event, alternating between Hampton Roads and San Diego.  This year’s four-day event was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton from September 12-15, 2016 and included numerous prominent guest speakers, panelists, and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, the ship construction and repair industry, and academia.  The event provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with government and industry representatives from across the country.

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October Luncheon: Randy Forbes to Address VSRA Membership

Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Congressman J. Randy Forbes

The October General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Representative of Virginia's 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

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Sharpening the Axe

Stephen Watkins, Vice President and Chief Security Strategist, G2 Ops, Inc.
Stephen Watkins, Vice President and Chief Security Strategist, G2 Ops, Inc.

The Department of Defense has given the defense industrial base a relatively short period of time (Dec 2017) to ensure it is protecting sensitive information from unauthorized exposure.  This new requirement imposes significant expanded obligations on defense contractors with regard to the protection of unclassified Covered Defense Information (CDI) and the reporting of cyber incidents that involve CDI or unclassified controlled information.

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Industry Awareness & Publicity - ICYMI: Bill Crow Makes the Media Rounds

USS Ramage (DDG 61) - Photo by HII, courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot
USS Ramage (DDG 61) - Photo by HII, courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

Following the Navy's award of the USS Ramage overhaul contract to a shipyard outside of Hampton Roads, VSRA President Bill Crow spoke to local news outlets regarding the potential fallout.

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21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar


The VSRA 21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar is scheduled on Wednesday, October 26, 2016! This year's theme is “When you gamble with safety ... you bet your life.” 

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Contracts Committee Seminar Series - REGISTER NOW!


Registration is now open for the VSRA Contracts Committee's Annual Seminar Series! Coming up are seminars on Growing Your Business, Fixed Price Contracting, and Data Breaches. After each seminar, there will be a reception with refreshments and networking opportunities.

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of July, bringing the membership total to 250. Please join us in welcoming:

Blue Ridge Tank Cleaning, Inc.

Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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