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!
Upcoming Live Webinars:
Webinars Led by Our Affiliates:
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
- Give Me 5% Upcoming trainings -- http://giveme5.com/events
- Give Me 5% Archives -- http://giveme5.com/list-of-courses
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: http://www.nationalvip.org.
Lockheed Martin 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 Lockheed Martin Sikorsky suppliers. Lockheed Martin 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 Lockheed Martin subcontractor and interested in taking part in this face-to-face training in Connecticut, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Supplier Development Training”.
Cybersecurity Resources for Suppliers
Awareness of cyber risks and implementation of effective cybersecurity controls and defenses is vital. To assist suppliers, the following links are publicly available resources we hope you find helpful:
Note: If you experience an issue accessing the webcasts, use of an alternative internet browser will likely solve the problem.
Past Webinar Recordings
|8/7||How to do Business with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (slides), Missiles & Fire Control (slides) and Space Systems (slides) Business Areas||Listen
|8/7||Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and How it Affects Your Business (slides)||Listen|
|7/26||Sustainability as a Business Differentiator||Slides
|5/3||LM Connect – Doing Business with Lockheed Martin||Listen|
||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|
|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 Randle - View PDF Handout)
For additional information on cybersecurity, ethics or sustainability please select links from the left-hand navigation bar above.