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We are pleased to advise you that Jack McCready, President of JWM Consulting LLC, who we represent in Canada, is now a Registered Practitioner (RP) in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program (CMMC) ecosystem.
TESTIMONIALS & RECOMMENDATIONS

    • Judi Smith

 

    • Business Development Aon

 

    • November 15, 2018,

 

    Recently I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Jack McCready speak at an Aerospace Event on the topic of risk management and cyber. I was so impressed with how engaging his speaking engagement was. It is not just how impressive Jack's background working so many years with the department of defense. He was so engaging, so knowledgeable and really impactful. I highly recommend Dr. Jack McCready for a variety of tasks. If you can have someone with his depth and insight and experience step into your company and help you and your team navigate the new world of risk, you will benefit forever as the approach Dr. Jack takes to risk and helping your employees learn the best proactive and reactive approaches to your risk. A real pleasure to know Jack and to be connected to him. He is a 12 out of 10.
    • Brian Kelley

 

    • HRS Consulting, Inc. / Seebald & Associates International

 

    • January 20, 2014,

 

    I've known Jack since the late 1990s when he pioneered the technology behind the Coast Guard's use of force tools and techniques. Jack's thoroughness and professionalism enabled the CG's law enforcement program to muster confidence from senior leaders in the service and government that our tools and techniques would work. Through Jack's painstaking efforts, we were able to add a game-changing suite of tools to the Coast Guard's arsenal, increasing our effectiveness that continues to present day. Years later, Jack continues to solve problems with imagination and know-how that are uncommon and admirable. I'd want to be Jack's teammate any day!
    • Jack Wyman

 

    • Experienced and Visionary Leader, Speaker, Educator, Lobbyist, Author and Fundraiser

 

    • January 15, 2014,

 

    • Jack McCready is a highly trained, gifted and knowledgeable professional. His range of background is impressive. In the critical fields of strategic development, information technology and executive management, Jack has a proven record of high achievement and possesses a results-oriented passion for success.

As a seasoned and experienced leader, Jack has worked with a wide variety of people, managed large staffs and demonstrated initiative and creativity in complex and challenging situations. He is the author of several white papers on topics ranging from effective business strategies to signal analysis. Jack has also been a guest lecturer at colleges and institutes, including Oxford University.

As a leader, strategist and visionary, Dr. Jack McCready is a person of amazing talent and significant accomplishments. It is a honor to offer my enthusiastic recommendation.

    • Rita Vazquez-Torres

 

    • CEO New Stone Soup VT LLC

 

    • June 12, 2013,

 

    When it comes to doing what is right by the user and the tax payer, Jack is persnickety and extremely detail oriented, protecting the investment with the zeal he would his own. He is eloquent with an elegance in his words and actions that is simply best in class. Surgically precise - he takes tasks seriously and focused with the type of attitude that is motivational. Dr. McCready is well respected for his subject knowledge, integrity and professionalism. Yet he is human and compassionate, witty and makes work fun, a true learning experience, even if the subject is dull and life-dependent serious - and gets the job done right the first time. I consider Jack a mentor and a friend, a professional I admire and respect. His commitment to the mission and the people behind the mission is to be commended. His ability to make the seemingly impossible, happen, within the boundaries of the reasonable and cost effective - is a fine art. I am honored to have worked with Jack.

For more information on Jack, please go to https://jwmconsultingllc.com/

For information on the US Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program (CMMC), please go to
https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/docs/CMMC_Model_Main_20200203.pdf

Please contact me at 1-506-999-7200 if you wish to speak with Jack regarding how he can serve your cybersecurity needs.

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We are happy to advise you that today we joined Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, the "Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen)".

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https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ad-ad.nsf/eng/h_ad03978.html

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https://aiac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Vision2025_EN.pdf

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http://www.imarest.org 

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Submariners Association of Canada
http://www.saoc-central.ca 

Chamber of Marine Commerce
http://www.marinedelivers.com/ 

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Federal Marine Procurement Outlook presentations (FMPO decks Nov.2018)
"Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the Department of National Defence (DND), the Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Transport Canada (TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) will be presenting a content update to the federal marine procurement outlook session presented last April during Mari-Tech 2018 in Victoria. Building upon the information presented, the WebEx will provide the very latest update on upcoming procurements in areas such as small vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, in-service support, sustainment, vessel chartering, disposal and other special projects in the realm of marine equipment. It will also provide an update on proposed and ongoing actions resulting from the four regional industry engagements sessions." The WebEx was carried out November 20th, 2018.
https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-18-00826989<
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Knowing Canada's Regional Differences For Those Planning On Doing Business
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ISED & CADSI Release the State of Canada's Defence Industry Report
www.defenceandsecurity.ca/State of Canada's Defence Industry Report

Future Fighter Regional Forum Presentations
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface. For more information visit http://www.darpa.mil/ and check out the Opportunities/Solicitation for the latest request for information.

Foreign Comparative Testing Program (FCT)

The FCT is a US DoD program to test and evaluate foreign defence equipment to determine its suitability for U.S. Special Operations or any of the Armed Services requirements, or for mission area shortcomings. Projects are nominated annually by Special Operations and the Armed Services to the Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD). After a congressional review, the OSD provides funding to relevant Project Managers for testing and evaluation. FCT funds are used for leasing or purchasing and testing of foreign equipment. After successful testing, the sponsoring Organisation provides funds for production procurement. The FCT program is managed and administered by the Foreign Comparative Office located at:
1931 Jefferson Davis Highway
Crystal Mall 3, Suite 101
Arlington, VA 22202
Visit the US DoD Website: https://www.defense.gov/

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https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/news/virtual-college/2018/01/how-ar-gamification-are-reshaping-l-and-d

More information on The IDEaS Program
http://bestdefenceconference.com/wp-content/uploads/430pm-Nov-1-IDEaS-Best-Defence-English.pdf
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/programs/defence-ideas.html
http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/news/defence-innovation.asp

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https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf?source=GovDelivery>

ABCMI Supplier Development Day, Nov. 2017. Presentations delivered on the day by Thales Canada, BC Ferries and Seaspan.
Thales Canada  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Thales-Canada.pdf
BC-Ferries  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-BC-Ferries-1.pdf
Seaspan: Victoria Shipyards  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Seaspan-2.pdf
Seaspan: Vancouver Shipyards  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Seaspan-1.pdf

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Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada's Defence Policy
http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/index.asp 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2016
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide-2016/index.page 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2015
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide-2015/index.page 

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Thales Canada Seeking New Suppliers for $5.2 Billion Canadian Navy Project
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Seaspan Shipyards Supply Chain Conference
Download the presentation materials from Supply Chain Conference in Halifax on 5 September 2017.
https://www.seaspan.com/noncombatshipbuilder/suppliers-conference-presentation-materials 

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
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