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DEFTECH Coffee Call – March 3

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us this Friday, March 3, 2023, @ 0800-1000 ET DEFTECH Coffee Call

9 – 10 am Topic: Military Needs for Innovation in Textiles and Nonwovens
Guest Speaker: Laurra C. Winters, Director, Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility (NCTRF)

Laurra is in Natick, Massachusetts, and executes the NCTRF mission alongside a team of 30 highly skilled professionals located in both Natick and Philadelphia. She has over 22 years of professional experience working within the textile field and over 20 years as a federal civilian employee.

Prior to joining NCTRF, Laurra worked within many different business units on the installation of U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. She played key roles in textiles and materials as a program manager, supervisor, textile subject matter expert and senior leader liaison for multiple fully customer-funded teams. She was instrumental in the successful execution to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System for the Textile Material Evaluation Team and co-inventor on a patent for the “Insulate Bag” date February 2016, Patent #9265318.

In 2010, she volunteered to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan twice to complete an assessment of the local Afghan manufacturing base and on the 2nd visit provide technical assistance in review of future procurements efforts supporting the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A). She is co-author of the “Afghanistan Sewn Products Assessment and Recommendations Report”, by: Joseph W. Kernodle, Richard R. Yardley, Joseph P. Connors, and Laurra C. Winters. In 2004, Laurra successfully completed Basic Airborne Course at Ft. Benning, GA as a Department of the Army Civilian.

A native of Massachusetts, Laurra graduated from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Textile Science and Minor in Business Administration. She completed her Master’s Degree of Interdisciplinary in Materials Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Join us Friday, March 3, 2023, @ 0800-0900 ET DEFTECH Early Bird Coffee Call

Topic: The FedRAMP Act -Impact on Defense/Defence (Small Business and Big Business)

Session 2: FedRAMP Journeys, Costs, Risks. Cybersecurity Assets, Valuation.

Guest Speakers for the 08:00 Early Bird Session Friday, March 3rd:
Teri Marlene Prince, CEO, TERIDA and Rick Froh, Strategic Advisor, TERIDA

*Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.*

**Note: If you have a topic that you would like to present or recommend, please let us know at deftech@ncmbc.us

2023 DEFTECH Coffee Call Connection Instructions:
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Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
Dennis Lewis

Bob Burton