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CSSC News: August 2, 2017

Acting secretary: Army needs to send funding message, fix asset ‘mismatch’
New night vision means soldiers can shoot around corners
PACOM commander: 3 major threats challenge the Pacific
House OKs Federal Job Outsourcing Ban Amendment to Fiscal 2018 Defense Spending Bill
Creating a Common Language Of Cybersecurity
Pentagon to unveil new acquisition structure on Aug. 1
Interview: US Army Gen. Perkins talks NIE, battlefield networks

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Other Transaction Agreement:  The Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) is releasing this notice to inform interested parties about the Government's intent in establishing an Other Transaction Agreement for Prototype Projects under 10 U.S.C. 2371b (OTA) with a new or established consortium to develop and mature technologies in the critical field of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD).  Click here to learn more at FEDBIZOPPS.GOV.


The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Job Fair & Employment Resource Day Expo will be held Aug 16, 2017, at APG North, at the Recreation Center, Bldg 3326, Erie Street from 11 AM to 2 PM.  No cost, open to all job seekers.  Click HERE for a list of the Employers who will be present.  PLEASE NOTE:  All non-ID card holders for APG must enter the Route 715/Maryland Boulevard Gate; use far right-hand lane to access the Visitor's Center.  Drivers must present a valid driver's license and current vehicle registration.  For more information call the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program Manager: 410-278-9669

Women in Defense Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host their Annual Small Business’ Lean In Luncheon on August 24, 2017, 11AM to 1PM at Top of the Bay, APG.  Key topics will include understanding the socioeconomic statuses of VOSB, SDVOSB & HUBZone; identifying who are your targeted DoD Agencies and their Small Business goals; and how to grow your business.  Fee:  WID members are $30, and Non-members are $35.  Click here to register.  Questions, email

APG Octoberfest will held September 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at APG North, Shine Sports Field, Aberdeen Blvd and Springfield Street.  There will be a Festhalle with German Performers, German Food, Local craft beers, Saturday Nite FIreworks, and Tactical Vehicle and Equipment Displays.  For more information and to prebuy tickets, Click Here.

DOING BUSINESS WITH APG:  SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2.0, Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8AM - 12:30PM, Towson University, Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) Building, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel AIr, MD, 21015, Cost $20.  Join us for an informative morning of networking, panel discussions and breakout sessions designed to set local companies on the path toward the billions of dollars of annual APG contract awards.  This half-day conference will feature two tracks for both the novice and the semi-savvy with representatives from the APG Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MD Procurement Technical Assistance, MD Small Business Development Center and more. If you missed our first small business conference, this is your chance to catch the next installment.  Click Here to Register

Women in Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland to support the APG STEM in Scouting Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 08:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Women who work in STEM career fields - robotics, engineering, chemistry, and computer programming, are requested to volunteer to lead a STEM activity. Each volunteer will teach two scheduled activities from 09:30 - 11:30 AM and again from 1:30 - 2:45 PM.  Please contact WID Mid-Atlantic STEM Outreach Committee Chair, LeAnna Dixon or Sharon Jacobs at

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