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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

What is CMMC?
It is a way to understand how mature a company is with their security practices and to set standards for companies who work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) and ultimately reduce the likelihood of a breach caused by those businesses.

Whether you are the contracting business or a subcontractor, you MUST obtain your Certification if you want to do business with the DoD.

For resources and/or a security risk assessment, please contact the MCNTMA. I and our valued associate, The AME Group can help.

Quick Summary to Better Understand CMMC

About The AME Group
Technology support in the manufacturing industry holds unique challenges. Finding an I.T. service provider with experience in manufacturing is not always easy, but The AME Group is ready to assist. With decades of experience supporting manufacturers’ I.T. environments, we can leverage our proven methodologies to efficiently support your equipment and users. Our robust portfolio of managed solutions takes the concerns of I.T. off of your hands, allowing you to focus on productivity, safety, and reaching your metrics.

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Moving Forward…

2020 was quite a year. In this webinar, we will explore all the changes that have occurred in the economy and what they mean for our future.

The pandemic, government responses, consumer trends, burgeoning opportunities, and lagging sectors will shape the trends ahead and drive our tactics and strategies. The United States, global economies and the industries most important to attendees will be examined with these forces and their implications for the future.

We will also:
-Assess economic prospects for 2021 and into 2022.
-Look at a system of key leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
-Present clear, actionable Management Objectives™ that are right for the coming years as we adapt to the ‘new normal.’ The one thing that will not change is that successful businesses will constantly have to adapt to a sea of changing circumstances.

Register for Complimentary Webinar Here

This event is brought to you by valued MCNTMA Associate Member, The Horton Group
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
8:30am – 10:00am EST

Presenter-
Alex Chausovsky of ITR EconomicsALEX CHAUSOVSKY
Market Researcher / Institute for Trend Research (ITR)

Alex Chausovsky is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, energy efficiency, automation and advanced technology trends. He has consulted and advised companies throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, China and Japan for the last fifteen years.

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Announcing 2021 Board of Directors & Officers

The MCNTMA held its annual meeting December 4. The purpose of this meeting was to vote on the 2021 Michiana Chapter Board of Directors and Officers, review the chapter’s strategic plan goals and objectives for business and workforce development and membership. Please welcome the following announcement of your 2021 Board of Directors and Officers…
Officers
President – Mr. Paul Hartz, Mack Tool & Engineering
Vice President – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Secretary/Treasurer – Ms. Teresa Sherman, Schafer Industries
Trustee – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Board Members
Mr. Andy Jordan, Exacto Inc of South Bend
Ms. Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Ann Voll, Sibley Machine (Honorary Members)
Mr. Mark Bagwell, Horton Group (Associate Member)
Mr. Brian Witkowski, AME Group (Associate Member)
Ms. Kate Lee, South Bend Regional Chamber (Community Member)
Mr. Mike Pace, Purdue University (Education Member)

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October is MFG DAY Month!

Join the South Bend Regional Chamber and Michiana NTMA as we partner with area businesses and educators to shine a virtual spotlight on local manufacturers and manufacturing career opportunities. The virtual format extends the reach of this annual event beyond one day – and to more students, educators, parents, and community members. MFG Days 2020 will kick off October 2, with the launch of a video series and additional resources – then, industry panel discussions, business chats, virtual tours, and more will take place throughout the month. We are excited to create digital tools and virtual opportunities to connect students to manufacturing.
https://www.sbrchamber.com/talent/manufacturing-days-2020/

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One Voice Meeting with Indiana Senator Todd Young October 15

Join NTMA Indiana & Michiana Chapters
for a meeting with U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
When: Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Where: Virtual – Zoom Link

The NTMA Indiana & Michiana Chapters, in partnership with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Indiana District, is hosting a virtual Zoom meeting on October 15 at 11:00 AM featuring US Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) and our One Voice Washington, D.C. lobbying team, Omar Nashashibi and John Guzik of The Franklin Partnership.

The first 30 minutes of the meeting will consist of an overview of key issues presented by our D.C. team, followed by discussions with Senator Young, a strong supporter of metalworking manufacturing, will make brief remarks and spend the remaining 20 minutes of the program taking questions and listening to your concerns.

With all that is happening, we are bringing you the opportunity to have your voice heard by your elected officials in Washington, D.C. This is your chance to discuss our industry’s priority issues and key challenges facing your business ahead of the 2020 elections.

In advance of the meeting, all registrants will be provided with background information on Senator Young and the association’s top policy priorities heading into the election.

This complimentary event is exclusive to NTMA & PMA Regular members. Contact MCNTMA Chapter Executive at mcntma@outlook.com for registration link, additional details or membership information.

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Data Protection Experts For New DoD CMMC Requirement

MCNTMA Valued Associate Member – The AME Group
Data Protection Experts for New DoD CMMC Requirement

What is CMMC?
In a nutshell, it is a way to understand how mature a company is with their security practices and to set standards for companies who work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) and ultimately reduce the likelihood of a breach caused by those businesses. CMMC is currently in a draft version.

The U.S. DoD is working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of sensitive data – particularly Federal Contract Information (FCI) and CUI within the supply chain. The theft of hundreds of billions of dollars of intellectual property (IP) by malicious cyber activity threatens the U.S. economy and national security. These threats are estimated to cost the U.S. between $57 B and $109 Billion in 2016, and threats are only rising. The theft of IP is attributed to poor cybersecurity maturity and ineffective implementation of controls.

These guidelines combine various cybersecurity control standards (NIST, ISO, AIA and others) into one unified standard, but unlike NIST SP 800-171, the CMMC will implement five (5) levels and take into consideration to what extent your company practices the standards.

How will CMMC impact your business?
Starting June 2020, whether you are the contracting business or a subcontractor, you MUST obtain your Certification if you want to do business with the DoD. There are 5 levels of maturity, but not every type of contract requires the highest level. The level required will depend on the amount of CUI your company handles, even if you think it none. The required CMMC level will be contained in the L&M section of the Request for Proposals (RFP) making cybersecurity an “allowable” cost in the DoD contacts.

This will be implemented initially with only DoD contracts, but don’t be surprised to see it applied to other government entities. For additional details and contact info – https://www.theamegroup.com/cybersecurity-maturity-model-certification/

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Important Resources While Navigating the COVID-19 Response

For the most up-to-date and relevant information, check the One Voice COVID-19 response website – www.onevoiceinfo.org where NTMA members can obtain the trustworthy, practical information you need right now to operate your businesses. The current website topic areas include: Safe Workplace Guidelines, Workforce Resources, Human Resource Compliance Tools, Loan and Tax Information, Federal, State and Local Government Ordinances and Information. The site is being updated constantly as new information becomes available. information.

About One Voice: One Voice is the combined federal government advocacy effort of The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). One Voice represents approximately 2,500 metalworking companies, promoting U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States.

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MCNTMA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The MCNTMA held its annual meeting December 6. The purpose of this meeting was to vote on the 2020 Michiana Chapter Board of Directors and Officers, review the chapter’s strategic plan goals and objectives for business and workforce development and membership. Please welcome the following announcement of your 2020 Board of Directors and Officers…

President – Mr. Paul Hartz, Mack Tool & Engineering
Vice President – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Secretary/Treasurer – Ms. Teresa Sherman, Schafer Industries
Trustee – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Alternate Trustee – Mr. Paul Bonin, Bertrand Products

Board Member – Mr. Andy Jordan, Exacto Inc of South Bend
Board Member – Ms. Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold
Board Member – Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Ann Voll, Sibley Machine (Honorary Members)
Board Member – Mr. Mark Bagwell, Horton Group (Associate Member)
Board Member – Mr. Brian Witkowski, AME Group (Associate Member)
Board Member – Ms. Kate Lee, South Bend Regional Chamber (Community Member)
Board Member – Mr. Mike Pace, Purdue University (Education Member)

Get the most out of your membership by getting in! Your participation matters to the future success of the chapter and association. We value your input to improve your value of membership. Please contact MCNTMA Chapter Executive, with your comments and suggestions for a prosperous 2020!

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