July 27, 2021
Summer Cyber Reboot: Fundamentals of Cyber Security for Federal Contractors

Summer Cyber Reboot: NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework and the FAR/DFARS
Acquisition Hour: The Federal Spend to the End

A Roadmap to Developing Successful Teams and Partnerships
DLA Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026

This plan focuses on DLA building stronger industry partnerships that are designed to meet long-term objectives and produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions for our customers. It also reflects my commitment to the implementation of a systematic and proactive approach with industry across the DLA enterprise.  

CISA has released a new module in its Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET): the Ransomware Readiness Assessment (RRA). CSET is a desktop software tool that guides network defenders through a step-by-step process to evaluate their cybersecurity practices on their networks. CSET—applicable to both information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) networks—enables users to perform a comprehensive evaluation of their cybersecurity posture using many recognized government and industry standards and recommendations.
DLA Publishes Recent Edition of The Link

Articles in this issue:
  • The Link Celebrates 5 Years!
  • Land Supply Chain - "Hot" Items List
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirements
  • Discontinuance of the Interm cFolders Password Reset Process
  • Beta.Sam.Gov and SAM.Gov Merge
  • Are You Missing the Ship to Location?
FACT SHEET: Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

The economy is booming under President Biden’s leadership. The economy has gained more than three million jobs since the President took office—the most jobs created in the first five months of any presidency in modern history. Today, the President is building on this economic momentum by signing an Executive Order to promote competition in the American economy, which will lower prices for families, increase wages for workers, and promote innovation and even faster economic growth.
GSA Summer 2021 Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Quarterly Newsletter Is Available Now!

Every quarter, the Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office (MAS PMO) publishes a newsletter full of all the latest updates and information for our industry partners. 
NASA Launches Entrepreneurs Challenge to Identify Innovative Ideas

NASA is announcing its 2021 Entrepreneurs Challenge to invite fresh ideas and new participants that will lead to new instruments and technologies with the potential to advance the agency’s science mission goals.
The agency’s Science Mission Directorate is seeking novel ideas that focus on priority areas for the commercial sector. The Entrepreneurs Challenge aligns with NASA’s goal to foster innovation and develop new technologies at lower costs while sourcing ideas from across the country with an emphasis on reaching out to underserved communities.
U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

Today, as part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat of ransomware. StopRansomware.gov establishes a one-stop hub for ransomware resources for individuals, businesses and other organizations. The new StopRansomware.gov is a collaborative effort across the federal government and is the first joint website created to help private and public organizations mitigate their ransomware risk.
- New Webinar Series -
WPI’s Cyber Friday webinar series is shifting temporarily to Thursdays
for the summer months. 

This no-cost, three-part series will focus on partnering and teaming as an intentional business strategy. The purpose of the series is to help bring awareness and elevate teaming approaches and skills to our women-owned businesses. The series is designed to address how a successful partnering strategy can expand capabilities, capacity, and add value to your existing and potential customers to meet their sourcing needs

Session 3

Aug 17 | 10 am - Noon
This session will offer a roadmap that will help guide you on developing your own teaming and partnership arrangements. We will explore types of contract opportunities, methods of developing relationships, performing due diligence, and various levels of formality. REGISTER HERE

Presented by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), WBDC WI Ambassador Advisory Committee and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
Questions? Please call Jessie Leonard at (414) 395-4564 or email jleonard@wbdc.org
Winning State of Wisconsin Contracts – Leveraging Your Diverse Business Certifications

September 9 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Sessions will cover:
  • State of Wisconsin Certifications for Minority, Woman and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
  • Locating and Evaluating State of Wisconsin Opportunities and Requirements
  • Responding to State of Wisconsin Opportunities

TCA attendees will qualify for CPE credit.

This event is presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Wisconsin Procurement Institute.

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