Supplier Training Excellence Program (STEP)

The Supplier Training Excellence Program (STEP) is a virtual collection of educational and learning resources designed to help small enterprises navigate and succeed in the defense industry. You will find live webinars on a variety of topics, recorded webinars, videos, and links to collateral information on specific topics as well as webinar information from various affiliates in which as a small enterprise, you can take part in free of charge. Take a STEP in the right direction!

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Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)

The Veteran Institute for Procurement offers programs to help veteran small businesses and service disabled veteran owned small businesses increase their ability to win government contracts. If you are looking to become ‘procurement ready’ then VIP START will help you enter the federal marketplace. If you currently support federal customers either as a sub or prime contractor and are ready to scale, then VIP GROW will help accelerate your success. VIP is a three-day 27 hour training program offered in the Washington, D.C. area just 11 miles from the White House. Participants receive hands-on market based instruction that helps establish best business practices for federal government contracting. The program is offered at no cost to veteran owned small businesses nationwide. To learn more and to apply visit:


LM Sikorsky Face-to-Face Training

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky offers a Supplier Development Program to current suppliers in good standing, which prepares suppliers for the requirements involved in being LM Sikorsky suppliers.  LM Sikorsky held five Supplier Development Training events during GFY16.  The training covered the following topics:  Drawing Interpretations, Model Based Definition, Tooling Principles, Tech Help System, Electronic Record Center, Sikorsky Specifications and Sikorsky Standards, Part Making, First Article Inspection, Approved Source Lists and several other meaningful topics.  The invitation list is compiled from the current supplier base and space is offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Though there are no sessions currently scheduled, if you are currently an LM subcontractor and interested in taking part in this face-to-face training in Connecticut, please contact with the subject “LM Sikorsky Supplier Development Training”. 


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Past Webinar Recordings

3/22         Risk & Opportunity Management   Slides
3/15   Marketing Your Business to a Government Prime   Slides  
3/9   Ethics Programs: The What's Why's and How's   Listen  
2/9   Cybersecurity Questionnaire   Slides  
11/08   Counterfeit Avoidance (slides)   Listen  
10/06   Establishing an Ethics Program   Listen  
9/20   Lockheed Martin - eSRS/ISR October Reporting Period (2PM)   Listen  
9/20   Lockheed Martin - eSRS/ISR October Reporting Period (10AM)   Listen  
7/14   Doing Business with Lockheed Martin – Conflict Minerals   Listen  
7/13   Lockheed Martin’s 11th Annual Procurement LINK Supplier Information Session Webinar   Listen  
4/28   Doing Business with Lockheed Martin-Countfeit Parts   Listen
11/3   How to do Business with Lockheed Martin for Veteran-Owned Businesses   Listen  
11/3   Doing Business with F-35   Listen  
  Lockheed Martin Presents: Are You Ready for Prime Time?
(Guest Speaker Jim RandleView PDF Handout)

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