GDCA Newsletter

June 2020



June 2022

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Letter from the CEO

Notes from the Road (We’re Back, Baby!)

Like most people, I haven’t been traveling much since early 2020, but over these past couple of years of pandemic-imposed video calls, I’ve become amazed at how quickly and naturally we’ve formed trusting ...


Critical Thought

5 Sustainment Questions Every Program Must Ask Itself

When these cases are not quickly resolved, the fallout can be significant, resulting in undermined warfighters’ missions and jeopardized lives. In this critical thought, we’ll discuss the 5 questions every program team must ask itself to ensure it’s doing what’s required to sustain its defense systems...


Critical Thought
Featured Podcast

How to Recognize a Good Parts Sustainment Plan from a Bad One

Presented by Director of Legacy Solutions Bill Spain. After watching this video, you’ll know what to look out for in a good sustainment plan.


Past Events

NDIA Annual Logistics Forum

The NDIA Logistics Forum is one of the few defence events that GDCA believes is a must-attend for industry and government stakeholders engaged in maintaing military readiness. This year’s theme, “Strengthening the Logistics Kill Chain” shows the importance of readiness and sustainment when facing the rise of near-peer competitors. We appreciated attending the event and the discussion that revolved around program sustainment solutions within the NDIA community.

SAE Aerotech

You can regularly find GDCA at the SAE Aerotech Conferences. This conference connects high-tech aerospace and engineering professionals from every facet of the industry. As obsolescence and supply chain shortages currently threaten business-as-usual, GDCA will continue to watch and monitor this space to provide our experiential and proactive approach to embedded board sustainment for the aerospace industry. We value the ability to interface with our fellow committee members, who are a dedicated and passionate group of aerospace professionals.


After quite the hiatus, our team at GDCA was super excited to attend this year’s PMMC conference. As the DoD continues to prioritize sustainment across services, GDCA will work to promote the importance of long-term solutions for embedded board obsolescence. One of our team’s biggest highlights involved receiving the NDIA 2021 DMSMS Industry Team Achievement Award for the work we've done in standing up new sources-of-supply (NSOS) for the Navy. A special thanks to both our LMCO and Navy customers for trusting us to implement innovative solutions.

Dixie Crows

We’re proud to be pen sponsors and supporters of local STEM students as part of this year’s Dixie Crows symposium in Georgia. The Dixie Crows facilitates the objectives of the Association of Old Crows through social events, technical symposiums, and monthly meetings. The electronic warfare community faces the same challenges as the rest of the DoD defense community, and are positioning themselves to take a proactive approach to their long life cycle in embedded technology. Electronics obsolescence is a present challenge that we will continue to advise on, sharing our best practices to circumvent the effects of CCA obsolescence regarding the readiness of our fleets.

IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management)

GDCA’s Ethan Plotkin, was honored to present for the first time at IIOM. IIOM’s 2022 conference addressed obsolescence management from the customers’ points of view, whether they be end users, service providers, or manufacturers. The conference also focused on how obsolescence management can differentiate a supplier from its competitors in competitive markets.

On the Road (Upcoming Appearances)

Our bags are packed and ready to go! After two years of postponements, GDCA is excited to be back on the road again. We can’t wait to see you all in person and continue to create meaningful relationships around the proactive sustainment of embedded products.

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