The CASCADE program encompasses the following activities to help California communities respond to changes in federal defense spending, build economic resiliency and innovation capacity, and augment regional defense diversification plans:

  • Cybersecurity labor market and skills gap analysis
  • Cybersecurity provider mapping
  • Cyber physical security workshops and assessments
  • Defense supply chain mapping
  • Defense supply chain outreach and resiliency workshops
  • Workforce development projects 
  • GO-Biz business assistance programs
  • Education on entrepreneurial and business ownership skills
  • Innovation vouchers 

Please note that participation in many of these activities is subject to specific eligibility criteria as approved by the U.S. Department of Defense. 

 

Events

 

Date Event Location Details
March 7 –
May 9, 2019

Every Thursday
8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: California State University, San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA
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February 2019 TBD Defense Acquisition Bootcamp #5

Host: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA
View Details

January 10 –
March 14, 2019

Every Thursday 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m
Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: California State University, San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Professional Development Center
114 South Del Rosa Dr., 
Room 101
San Bernardino CA 92408 
View Details  
January 2019
TBD
Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
San Diego City Hall 
San Diego, CA
Registration Information
November 2, 2018 Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
San Bernardino, CA Registration Information

October 2018
TBD
Defense Acquisition Bootcamp #4

Host: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
DIUx; Moffet Field (NASA);
Silicon Valley
Santa Clara, CA
Invitation only
October 26, 2018 Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
Long Beach City College
 Long Beach, CA
Registration Information  
October 25, 2018 Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
Santa Clarita College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA
Registration Information  
October 19, 2018 Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
Sacramento, CA Registration Information  
September 27, 2018 Regional Supply Chain Workshop/Supply Chain Resiliency Seminar

Host: East San Diego County Economic Development Council & California Community College, Small Business Sector Navigator
Cal State Bakersfield (SBDC) Bakersfield, CA Registration Information  
September 14, 2018 Bay Area Defense Supply Chain Resource Fair San Francisco City College
50 Phelan Ave, Multi-use Building #140,
San Francisco, CA 94112 

Registration Information  
September 13-November 15, 2018

Every Thursday
4:30-8:30 p.m
Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: California State University, San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Professional Development Center,
114 South Del Rosa Drive, Room 101
San Bernardino CA 92408 
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September 12 – 14, 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

Host: CA Governor’s Office with partners
San Francisco, CA Event Information  
August 3, 2018 Defense Acquisition Bootcamp #3

Host: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Seal Beach Naval Weapons Depot; JFTB; Los Angeles Airforce Base;
SMC
Seal Beach, CA
Invitation only
July 5 – September 6, 2018

Every Thursday
5:00-9:00 p.m
Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: California State University, San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA
View Details  
June 22 – June 25, 2018 California Cyber Innovation Challenge Workforce Development Summit (June 22, 2018) & California Cyber Innovation Challenge (June 23-25, 2018)
(Funded by the CA Workforce Development Board)
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Workforce Development Summit Registration
 
Challenge information

June 8-9, 2018
2:00 p.m
Norcal Procurement Expo and Defense Supply Chain Resource Fair

Solano Community College Vallejo Center
545 Columbus Pkwy
Vallejo, CA 94591
Registration now closed.
April 12 - June 14, 2018

Every Thursday
8:00 AM-12:00 p.m
Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: California State University, San Bernardino
Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Professional Development Center, Room 101
(Formerly Norton Air Force Base)
114 South Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Registration now closed.
March 12, 2018 Cybersecurity Industry Convening

Host: GO-Biz
Orange County Small Business
Development Center
1 Banting
Irvine, CA
Registration now closed.
February 23, 2018 Defense Acquisition Bootcamp

Host: CMTC for CA Defense Contractors and Manufacturers
San Diego, CA Registration now closed.
February 22, 2018 Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: CSUSB-Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.,
Room EW-210
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
Registration now closed.
February 22, 2018 Entrepreneurial Professional Course

Host: CSUSB-Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd., 
Room EW-210
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
Registration now closed.
January 25, 2018 Cybersecurity Industry Convening NextFlex Headquarters
2040 Fortune Drive, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131
Registration now closed.