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Protect Your Data Or Lose DoD Business: Maj. Gen. Murphy (EXCLUSIVE)

Story excerpt provided by breakingdefense.com PENTAGON: “I would rather not have to shove this down industry’s throat,” the director of the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force told me here. “I would rather this be a conversation than direction, but we’ve unfortunately seen over the years … if there’s no repercussions to not having security, there’s … Continue reading Protect Your Data Or Lose DoD Business: Maj. Gen. Murphy (EXCLUSIVE)

Want to Win More Government Contracts? Stop Making These Seven Mistakes

Story excerpt provided by publicspendforum.net The federal government awards nearly $500 billion each year on contracts, and anyone can compete for them! After registering your business, you can join thousands of companies that participate in the government contracting marketplace. But beware, the contracting process means that thousands of companies also spend a lot of money, … Continue reading Want to Win More Government Contracts? Stop Making These Seven Mistakes

Federal Contract Award Data from FPDS Will Be on SAM Before Spring

Story excerpt provided by nextgov.com With FedBizOpps shuttered and shifted to beta.SAM.gov, the General Services Administration is readying for the next major transition to its centralized federal contracting site: moving the reporting function of the contract awards database, the Federal Procurement Data System, or FPDS. By March 16, the reporting tools on fpds.gov site will … Continue reading Federal Contract Award Data from FPDS Will Be on SAM Before Spring

The Air Force invites the cyber industry to speed date

Story excerpt provided by fifthdomain.com The Air Force will hold a pitch day focused on cybersecurity next year, according to an official. Joe Bradley, the director of Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS), told Fifth Domain in a December interview that — in conjunction with the Air Force’s cyber entities in San Antonio — … Continue reading The Air Force invites the cyber industry to speed date

What the Defense Department’s Cyber Certification Will Mean for Small Businesses

Story excerpt provided by nextgov.com The Defense Department’s impending cybersecurity certification requirement for all contractors has caused no shortage of concerns among small businesses worried about the cost. But the Pentagon’s lead for the effort made the case Wednesday that the move is necessary and, in some cases, will help small contractors. “We need to … Continue reading What the Defense Department’s Cyber Certification Will Mean for Small Businesses

SBA Issues Final Rule to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

Story excerpt provided by finance.yahoo.com WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration today issued a final rule that will implement changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program that will make the program more attractive to small businesses and encourage them to invest in HUBZone communities and hire HUBZone residents. … Continue reading SBA Issues Final Rule to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

DoD Releases Version 0.6 of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Story excerpt provided by insidegovernmentcontracts.com On November 7, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition released Version 0.6 of its draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for public comment. The CMMC was created in response to growing concerns by Congress and within DoD over the increased presence of cyber threats and intrusions … Continue reading DoD Releases Version 0.6 of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Contracting Market Jolted Out of Complacency by Critical Change Currently Underway

Story excerpt provided by targetgov.com The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its long-awaited consolidated Schedule solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov on October 1. The new solicitation modernizes federal acquisition by consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule or contract for products, services, and combined solutions. Sales through the old … Continue reading Contracting Market Jolted Out of Complacency by Critical Change Currently Underway

Plan Ahead to Prevent Proposal Submission Issues, Says GAO

Story excerpt provided by smallgovcon.com. When submitting bids, contractors should always double check their proposal submission methods, whether it be a designated portal, email, or any other method, and do so well before the deadline. GAO recently had the opportunity to examine proposal submission issues related to a US Navy procurement, and did not show … Continue reading Plan Ahead to Prevent Proposal Submission Issues, Says GAO