- January 11, 2022 -
14th Annual End of Year Federal Contractor Update – In-Person

12th NDIA Great Lakes Chapter Annual Meeting – In-Person
Acquisition Hour: Market Research – Successful Contractors Do Their Homework

Cyber Friday: Information Security – Security Beyond Cyber
14th Annual End of Year Federal Contractor Update – In-Person - Milwaukee

January 13, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

10499 W Innovation Dr. Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Join Wisconsin’s Federal contractors and subcontractors for this annual event. Keep up to date with this series of briefings focusing on changes and challenges in DOD/ Federal contracting.

Following the End of Year Federal Contractor Update, please join the 12th NDIA Great Lakes Chapter
Annual Meeting at the same location from 4 – 7pm.

Confirmed Speakers include:
  • Lieutenant Colonel Susan M. Depisstyer (Styer), Commander, Defense Contracting Management Agency, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Wesley P. “Wes” Hallman, Senior Vice President for Strategy & Policy, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • William Hughes, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Michael Schrier, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • James Hasik, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Government Contracting, George Mason University
  • Eric Ness, Wisconsin District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Nathaniel Millsap, Director, Security & Cyber, Fincantieri Marinette Marine
  • Ernie Magnotti, Chief Information Security Officer, Leonardo DRS
  • Jason Rathsack, Group Lead, Business Operations, DCMA Milwaukee
  • Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Senior Manager, Contracts and Compliance, DRS Naval Power Systems, Inc.

Accommodations at a preferred rate of $99 / night are available at the Sonesta Milwaukee West. These rates are available when booking for the nights of January 12 and 13, 2022. Refer to the NCMA event when booking.
Airports in Wisconsin are receiving nearly $40 million in federal funding
in FY 2022!
Marc Violante, Director, Federal Market Strategies, WPI

Here are ten things your company can do to maximize its chances of being part of building better Airports Across America. Read more

Additionally, if you need assistance on this topic, please contact Marc Violante at MarcV@wispro.org or 920-456-9990.  
DoD has released new requirements and supporting documentation for CMMC v2.0

This information is publicly available at https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/resources.html - for companies to access, review and implement. Alternatively, companies that are interested in shortening their learning and implementation curves should contact WPI to benefit from our resources and knowledge of the program and current requirements.

Additionally, if you need assistance in understanding or complying with associated CUI, FAR/DFARS, or ITAR/JCP regulations, please contact Marc Violante at MarcV@wispro.org or 920-456-9990.  
FedRAMP Publishes Draft Rev. 5 Baselines

The FedRAMP PMO is releasing this initial draft of the FedRAMP Rev. 5 baselines for public comment. Your feedback is critical in continuing to provide the best guidance possible. Comments due Friday, April 1, 2022 
The Link

23rd issue of "The Link" newsletter, a quarterly publication highlighting information important to our DLA suppliers.
5 Key Takeaways From GAO’s Latest Annual Report on Bid Protests

Federal contractors may be wondering whether it is worthwhile to file a bid protest, and what their chances of success are if they choose to challenge a contracting decision. The Government Accountability Office’s latest bid protest report to Congress—required annually under the Competition in Contracting Act—provides federal contractors a snapshot of GAO’s bid protest metrics for the 2021 fiscal year, along with data on the previous four fiscal years for comparison. Below is a five-year retrospective summary of GAO’s bid protest statistics, followed by five major takeaways from the fiscal 2021 report.
U.S. Department of Transportation Small Business Innovation Research Fiscal Year 2022 Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invites small business concerns to review the pre-solicitation notice for opportunities within its fiscal year 2022 (FY22) Phase I solicitation.
Summary of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act 

For the 61st consecutive year, Congress has reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year, the NDAA authorizes funding levels and provides authorities for the U.S. military and other critical defense priorities, ensuring our troops have the training, equipment, and resources they need to carry out their missions. 
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