Starting this fall, contractors will be required to have a cybersecurity certification to obtain U.S. Department of Defense contracts.

A free webcast will show interested businesses how to obtain the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. It will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. May 28 through Zoom.

There is a limit of 100 registrants. To register, visit

Scott Dawson, president of Core Business Solutions, will present the training. It is cosponsored by SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

For more information, contact Robert Brown at or 570-522-7224.

The webcast is sponsored by the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of SEDA-Council of Governments, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, Northwest, Southeast PA, Northern Tier, Northeastern PA, JARI, and North Central; and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania’s Government Agency Coordination Office, Slippery Rock University, the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, and PA Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance.

SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps companies explore and compete in the local, state, and federal government marketplace. For more information about the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center, visit

The Procurement Technical Assistance program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.