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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

GSA On Track to Release Consolidated MAS Program Schedule On First of October

Story excerpt provided by smallgovcon.com. This week, GSA announced it is on track to debut its Consolidated Multiple Acquisition Schedule (MAS) Program Schedule Solicitation on October 1. GSA also gave federal contractors planning to bid on the MAS a head start on the process by releasing a final draft solicitation and an updated industry FAQs … Continue reading GSA On Track to Release Consolidated MAS Program Schedule On First of October

Alert! SBA OHA Decides 3-Year Receipts Calculation Period Still Applies

Story excerpt provided by smallgovcon.com. Since being passed by Congress in late 2018, the Runway Extension Act has been the source of great confusion among small business contractors: would size under receipts-based NAICS codes be calculated under the 3-year calculation period set out in the SBA’s regulations, or under the new 5-year calculation period mandated … Continue reading Alert! SBA OHA Decides 3-Year Receipts Calculation Period Still Applies

GSA Releases Consolidated Schedule Solicitation Merging 24 Multiple Awards Schedules into Single Schedule

Story excerpt provided by gsa.gov. New consolidated Schedule solicitation makes it easier for customers to find and purchase solutions they need to meet their missions WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration today released its consolidated Schedule solicitation on Fed Biz Opps. The new solicitation modernizes federal acquisition by consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 … Continue reading GSA Releases Consolidated Schedule Solicitation Merging 24 Multiple Awards Schedules into Single Schedule