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INDUS announces SCEDC contract award with Propel San Diego

San Diego CA— INDUS Technology, Inc. (INDUS) a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), received notice of award for Consultant Services from the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) to provide services in support of PROPEL SAN DIEGO an initiative funded by a Department of Defense (DoD) – Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Defense Industry Adjustment Grant awarded to the City of San Diego.

This consulting agreement specifically allows INDUS Technologies to provide cybersecurity guidance through training and education in a Learning Lab session dynamic. Propel San Diego’s Learning Labs will support defense-sector unmanned systems small businesses through education and consulting in the preparation of individualized System Security Plans (SSP) and assist with implementation of the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity controls.

INDUS will provide support that includes DFARS 7012 Subject Matter Experts with DoD supply chain risk management experience with applications for small business. INDUS’s staff have served as longtime educators specializing in teaching technology to adult learners.

INDUS has been deeply engaged in developing national policy products designed to help DoD and other policymakers understand and respond to the needs of small businesses and micro-small businesses needing to implement a security program in compliance with the DFARS 7012 regulations. Their support over the next couple of months will include transformation of 30 foundational items (and other relevant cost and security considerations from NIST 800-171) into a Learning Lab program that will enable each participating company to develop a NIST 800-171 and DFARS 7012 SSP (with POA&M) that will meet initial CMMC Level 1 standards.

Eric MacGregor, INDUS President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased to receive this opportunity, which allows INDUS to provide its Cyber Security and training expertise in the commercial arena.  INDUS has been providing this expertise to DoD and the Navy for more the 20 years and recently lead an NDIA San Diego task force focused on the impact of NIST 800-171/DFARS 7012 on Defense Industrial Base Small Businesses.”

INDUS will begin instructing the Propel San Diego Learning Labs at the South County EDC to a cohort of 11 companies beginning on Friday, November 8th. The Learning Lab sessions will meet every other week for a total of 6 session.

 About INDUS Technology, Inc.

INDUS Technology, Inc. is an employee-owned premier provider of quality professional services for industry and government. INDUS is an ISO 9001:2015 Registered and Certified company, focusing on providing high quality Engineering Services, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Program Management, and Financial Management services to the Department of Defense, other Government agencies and commercial customers. www.industechnology.com

About Propel San Diego

Propel San Diego is an initiative lead by the City of San Diego in partnership with six key organizations in San Diego. This project is funded with Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to the City of San Diego. Propel San Diego’s purpose is to develop a more resilient defense eco-system in San Diego. Whether it is connecting business owners to industry peers or finding the right talent or capital to grow your business, Propel San Diego leverages its network of partners to help companies grow in the San Diego region. We will serve as your advocate with local government agencies and facilitate introductions to industry trade associations and other private organizations throughout our region. To read more visit www.sdmac.org/propel-san-diego

About the South County EDC

The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC or SCEDC), a non-profit organization was formed in 1989 by a group of South San Diego County business and community leaders, to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County Region.  Their member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego. They also work with partners in the northern portion of Baja California in the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada. To read more visit: southcountyedc.com

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