USWCC Weekly – 9/9/15

DoD Issues interim Rule for Cyber Incidents and Cloud Computing Services

The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule expanding the obligations imposed on defense contractors and subcontractors which are intended to safeguard covered defense information by reporting cyber incidents on unclassified information systems that contain such information. The interim rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, both of which require contractor reporting on network penetrations. Additionally, this rule implements DoD policy on the purchase of cloud computing services. Read more.

Growth Masters Interviews Crystal Blackwell, CEO of Staffing One, Inc.

The next Growth Masters meeting is being held on September 16, 2015 from 11:30 – 1:30pm. Join us as we interview Crystal Blackwell, CEO of Staffing One, Inc.- beginning at her roots to success in operating her firm in 34 states. Learn from the decisions Crystal made along the way, the challenges she faced and overcame and, of course, her success. USWCC | Atlanta -- Crystal Blackwell is in your region. This web conference is appropriate for all businesses across the U.S. Register today.

USWCC Looking for Leaders

Ready to take a more active role in you Chamber? Join us September 21 and 22, 2015 for the next USWCC Leader Training. As a US Women's Chamber of Commerce Leader, you can help drive economic growth in a number of areas by taking the lead in your region for one of our many USWCC CouncilsRegister today.

USWCC Announces Regional Women's Economic Summits

Women are shown to earn only $.77 to a man’s dollar, and the economics get worse for women owned firms who own 36% of all businesses in the U.S. but have hit an annual loss of $10 Trillion.

As the leading economic force, with over 500,000 members, the USWCC is the only national organization of its kind representing members nationally and locally. The USWCC is the largest non-captive chamber of commerce in the world. Join us for the Women’s Economic Priorities Summits to become part of the solution – take an active role in your region to advance your economic priorities.

September 24, 2015 USWCC | New Jersey Women’s Economic Summit

September 30, 2015 Southern Illinois Women's Economic Summit

USWCC Provides Visibility to Women-Owned Firms

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce has launched the new release of the USWCC on-line business and supplier directory. Now at, this tool provides our members with greater visibility while allowing you to connect with other businesses to respond to sources sought notices, team or simply do business with other USWCC members. New tools include – your business bug rotating on the home page, enhanced searches and the ability to view certified women-owned firms. Additionally, USWCC Leaders are promoting this tool to buyers at government, prime, commercial and women across the United States.

Please make sure to log in to using your USWCC information and update your profile (including your logo and picture) while we work to market your firm.

USWCC National Small Business Contracting Summit – DC Fall Conference Agencies Confirmed

Get a jump on 2016 contracts - Join us for the National Small Business Contracting Summit – DC Fall Conference. This two day event features Accountability in Contracting, taking your business to the next level through education and action, congressional meetings, agency/prime updates and forecast briefings and one-on-one agency/prime meetings. Agencies and Large Prime Contractors already confirmed include: Army, DOD, DLA, DOE, DOT, EPA, GSA, NGS, Treasury, USAID, USDA, Washington-DC, Accenture, Aptima, BAE, National Government Services, Skanska and Tetra Tech. Register today.

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