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From the desk of Elizabeth Moon...

March 2020

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The high cost of a bad hire – and how to avoid it

Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. And they impact businesses in more ways than you might think – both monetarily and non-monetarily. You may be surprised to discover how quickly the cost of a bad hire adds up and how prevalent the issue is.

Consider these results of a 2017 CareerBuilder survey:

  • The average cost of one bad hire is nearly $15,000, factoring in the recruiting, interviewing and selection process; training; and salary.

  • Two in three workers have accepted a job that they later realized was a poor fit. Half of these workers quit within six months, causing their employers to start all over again with filling the position.

  • 74 percent of employers say they’ve made a bad hiring decision

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February 2020

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New employment laws to watch in 2020

Every new year brings new employment laws, and 2020 is no different.

There are some big changes employers need to know about at the federal, state and local levels.

Change at the federal level: White-collar exemption rules

Updates to the so-called “white-collar exemption” to federal overtime rules have been in the works for a long time. For many years, the minimum salary exempt employees could earn was $455 a week, or $23,600 per year.

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Syncon is Constructing Navy Undersea ISR Expansion at Oceana

The Syncon LLC,* Chesapeake, Virginia, is awarded a $23,242,171 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of Commander Undersea Surveillance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations expansion located at Naval Air Station Oceana. The contract also included three planned modifications. The work to be performed provides for the construction of a new addition attached to the current facility.

DARPA Selects Two Six Labs for Research Project

Two Six Labs LLC,* Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded a $7,970,711 modification (P00008) to previously awarded contract HR0011-18-C-0134 for additional in-scope work under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of September 2022.

Progeny Supplying Naval Software Under $15 Million SBIR Award

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $14,822,628 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-19-C-6204 to exercise options to provide engineering and technical services for Navy submarines and aircraft carriers via the software infrastructure and build process related to a maintenance management tool.


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AFCEA Small Business Events

WEST Conference and Exhibition
03/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Learn and network while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art networking capabilities that support the Sea Services' operations. The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST) presents government, military, industry and academia senior leaders who gather to discuss emerging systems, platforms and technologies that will impact all areas of operations. WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both nonprofit, nonlobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government personnel.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Your Questions Answered.
03/19/2020 - 03/19/2020
Web

Please join the AFCEA Small Business Committee in the first of our 'Ask the Expert' Webinar Series exclusively for members. Become part of the conversation! Submit your CMMC questions for a chance to have our panelists provide their unique perspectives in response to your inquiry.

Army Signal Conference
03/24/2020 - 03/27/2020
Waterford at Springfield, Springfield, VA

Signal leadership from the Army gather for three days of presentations, program updates and meetings. Substantial time on March 25 and 26 will be dedicated to industry interaction. The annual Signal Ball takes place on March 27.

Small Business Procurement Series networking event
03/31/2020 - 03/31/2020
Tysons Corner, VA

This series brings you business intelligence and networking opportunities, specifically organized for small businesses.

Corporate Member Briefing
04/01/2020 - 04/01/2020
AFCEA HQ and Online, Web

Whether you're new to AFCEA or a longtime member, attend from your desktop or in person to learn how to increase your footprint in the federal space; use AFCEA's brand to enhance your visibility; leverage AFCEA's network of global security and defense professionals across DOD and civilian agencies; participate via your local chapter or on national-level committees; and receive discounts on advertising, event registration, sponsorships and exhibits.

Midnight Sun Capture the Flag Online Qualifer
04/03/2020 - 04/04/2020
Web

This Capture the Flag competition provides the opportunity for teams or individuals to challenge and compete in the art of computer security by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to hidden or protected data, known as a flag. Society depends on our technology which depends on the resilience of our systems and the skills of our people. The Midnight Sun CTF started as a common interest in technology skills and societal resilience between the Networked Systems Security (NSS) group at KTH, the HackingForSoju Team and those with a desire to promote the cyber security eco-system.

AFCEA CMMC Symposium
04/23/2020 - 04/23/2020
The Waterford, Springfield, VA

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) rolls out later this year, which will affect both homeland security and the defense industrial base. The certification schema challenges industry with many issues, both known and unknown. This symposium unpacks the model to aid industry in understanding how their contracting strategies will change. Presenters include agency leaders developing the CMMC as well as industry representatives who have implemented NIST SP 800-171 and related cybersecurity control standards. Don't miss this chance to prepare for the CMMC!

TechNet Cyber
06/02/2020 - 06/04/2020
Baltimore, MD

Adversaries have taken to cyberspace to wage continuous campaigns against political, economic and security interests. Protecting cyber assets that connect people to information requires more than a single entity. At TechNet Cyber, multiple partners will network, collaborate and create a formidable united front more powerful than individual efforts can achieve alone.

Midnight Sun Capture the Flag Finals
06/13/2020 - 06/14/2020
Sweden

This Capture the Flag competition provides the opportunity for teams or individuals to challenge and compete in the art of computer security by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to hidden or protected data, known as a flag. Society depends on our technology which depends on the resilience of our systems and the skills of our people. The Midnight Sun CTF started as a common interest in technology skills and societal resilience between the Networked Systems Security (NSS) group at KTH, the HackingForSoju Team and those with a desire to promote the cyber security eco-system.

Corporate Member Briefing
07/01/2020 - 07/01/2020
AFCEA HQ and Online, Web

Whether you're new to AFCEA or a longtime member, attend from your desktop or in person to learn how to increase your footprint in the federal space; use AFCEA's brand to enhance your visibility; leverage AFCEA's network of global security and defense professionals across DOD and civilian agencies; participate via yourlocal chapter or on national-level committees; and receive discounts on advertising, event registration, sponsorship, and exhibits.


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