About the Program

Small & Mid-sized Defense Contractors – Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program

Conducted in partnership between FloridaMakes, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, Florida Defense Alliance and many other partners, these workshops will provide detailed training that will assist small and medium-sized defense contractors across the state. These cybersecurity bootcamps will increase awareness and highlight how to prepare and become compliant with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DFARS regulations and DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards.

Defense contracting is a major business opportunity across Florida.

With more than $16.5 billion annually in directly contracted defense procurement across the state, and more than $95 billion in total annual economic impact from the military and defense presence in our state, supporting our warfighters is critical to Florida’s economic health as well as our national security. With the DoD ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for its supply chain, manufacturers and defense contractors of all types will need to take specific steps to protect their networks if they want to continue doing business with DoD. Without meeting DoD requirements for cybersecurity as outlined in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS) section 252.204-7012, your business may not be eligible to continue to provide products and services to DoD.

Click here to learn more about our Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program.

Meet Jolee Martin

Jolee Martin

Jolee is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor and provides strategic and cybersecurity assistance to our statewide partners in effort to increase resiliency for Florida manufacturers.

Contact Jolee Martin at Jolee.Martin@FloridaMakes.com for more information and how to implement cybersecurity best practices.