On October 21, 2021, Robin LeClaire, President of Lampin Corporation of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, and board member of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce will be highlighted as part of a best practices discussion with the Chief Information Security Officer of the U.S. Transportation Command. Since 1944, the Defense Industrial Base has exchanged best practices on public-private mobilization. Lampin has been asked to participate as an example of an advanced enterprise in its adoption of disciplined standard operating procedures that have enabled it to safely maintain production and grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Business Continuity planning aligns with our long-term goal of supporting our customers through good times and bad,” said Robin LeClaire. 

The October session builds on a May 20, 2021, roundtable where Robin LeClaire spoke with leaders from industry, academia, and the DoD. The session included the Chief Information Security Officer of the U.S. Transportation Command, Vice President of Open Learning for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), founding President of re-launchable rocket innovator Blue Origin, and others. 

At the May roundtable, Robin LeClaire spoke about the monthly process of engaging Lampin’s internal quality engineering lead with a Support Team Fellow trained on business continuity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These standards go above and beyond the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements in aligning systems to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards including cyber attacks. 

To quote Blue Origin’s 15-year president from 2003-2018, “When I listened to Robin, I thought about the kind of company and partner I want to work with. Someone who respects mission success and delivering to partners. The world’s gotten tougher and it takes a system.”