The below list of resources was created to help serve companies contracting with the U.S. Government, or companies looking to begin this work and want to learn more. The below list was vetted by the Military Division Advisory Board to help create an efficient experience when finding information for working with government agencies and learning how to navigate bidding processes. A schedule of essential networking and event opportunities to meet with government and industry, military specification information, key definitions and more can be found below.  


U.S. Government Military Contracting Information and Resources  

DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles 

Business with the U.S. Government & Military/Contracting 

Military Specifications   

Berry Amendment 

Buying American: The Berry and Kissell Amendments 

“Buy American” vs. “Buy America”  

National Defense Authorization Act  

Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)  

Department of Defense  

Research & Innovation 

HEROES at UMass Lowell:  


Other Education  



Military Division Recorded Webinars (members only)  

Advanced Military Contract Bidding 

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 

Defense Logistics Agency Industrial Base Planning and Warstopper Program 

DLA Shade Evaluation and Physical Testing 


Industry Event Calendar 2024 

SHOT Show | January 23–26, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV   

Modern Day Marine | April 30–May 2, 2024 | Washington, DC  

Outlook Conference | May 5–7, 2024 | Isle of Palms, SC 

FEDTEX | May 14–15, 2024 | Raleigh, NC  

Advanced Textiles Expo | September 24–25, 2024 | Anaheim, CA  

AUSA | October 14–16, 2024 | Washington, DC 

JAPBI | November 2024 | Cherry Hill, NJ 


This is a growing list of resources that is not complete without your help. If a vital resource or category is missing, please reach out to Janelle Buerkley with your suggestions.