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Chicago Defense Resiliency Program

The Chicago Defense Resiliency Program supports the region’s defense and manufacturing firms by:


  • Identifying opportunities for firms to diversify and find new suppliers

  • Addressing critical needs such as digital readiness, cybersecurity, and workforce development

  • Increasing the amount of inbound and outbound contracts

  • Connecting small businesses to the resources and services needed to grow

The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.


Our partners include: 

Chicago Region Defense Footprint

This program is part of the


Interested in becoming a Department of Defense supplier? DFARS Cybersecurity requirements at the top of your priority list? Need help breaking down government contracting? Contact us to learn more about the program.


Sign up for our newsletter and read the Chicago Defense Resiliency Program fact sheet today!

Leverage Available Resources

CMMC partners with organizations that provide manufacturers with valuable resources, such as:

  • Incumbent Worker/On The Job training grants

  • Educational stipends and grants 

  • Job referrals/screenings

  • Paid/unpaid internships

  • Maturity Assessments 

  • Job Center network access

  • Technical Assistance

  • Networking 

Contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of these resources!

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