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. 




Date Event Location Details
January 25, 2018 Cybersecurity Industry Convening NextFlex Headquarters
2040 Fortune Drive, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131
Registration now closed.
February 20, 2018 Innovation Day
Host: GO-Biz
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA
February 22, 2018 Entrepreneurial Professional Course
Host: CSUSB-Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
Room EW-210
Registration Information
February 23, 2018 Defense Acquisition Bootcamp
Host: CMTC for CA Defense Contractors and Manufacturers
San Diego, CA To attend, contact Lawana Conklin at (310) 263-3004 or
March 12, 2018 Cybersecurity Industry Convening
Host: GO-Biz
Orange County Small Business
Development Center
1 Banting
Irvine, CA
Registration Information