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.
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.
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.
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.