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15th Annual End of Year Federal Contractor Update – (Oshkosh, WI)


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Acquisition Hour: Preparing a Winning Government Proposal


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Expanding Business Opportunities in Rural Wisconsin – JACKSON COUNTY – Newly Designated HUBZone


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Cyber Friday: Preparing for Self-Assessment


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Challenge.Gov, managed by the General Services Administration, is a leading program that supports federal agencies to mature and scale the use of prize competitions in order to advance their missions. The Challenge.Gov team delivers this support by offering advanced infrastructure, empowering members of the Challenge and Prize Community of Practice, hosting interactive learning experiences, and developing practical toolkits.

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AFMC releases 2023 Strategic Plan

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Materiel Command has released a new Strategic Plan outlining the ways it will work to deliver the advanced, integrated materiel capabilities the Air Force needs to deter aggression and prevail against the modern adversarial threats.

The AFMC plan directly aligns to the seven Department of the Air Force Operational Imperatives and focuses on critical organize, train and equip functions and capabilities delivered through an integrated center construct across the materiel lifecycle.

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Army Office of Small Business Programs has posted their LONG RANGE ACQUISITION FY2022-2023 FORECASTS FOR USACE, AMC, NGB and US Army Medical Research and Development Command 

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Broad Agency Announcement Schedule

The Department of Defense SBIR – STTR schedule and associated detail was posted to didsbirsttr today. 

January 11, 2023: DoD BAA issued for pre-release

February 08, 2023: DoD begins accepting proposals

March 08, 2023: Deadline for receipt of proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. ET

Participating DoD Components:

  • Department of the Navy (Navy)
  • Department of Air Force (Air Force)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

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Department of State 2023 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment and New Maximum Penalty for Violation of Section 38 of the AECA

On January 11, 2023, the Department of State published a final rule to adjust the civil monetary penalties at section 127.10 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as part of a larger rule amending penalties for all regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. In addition, the rule amends the maximum penalty for violation of section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) in accordance with section 9708 of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Pub. L. 117-263).

The new statutory maximum penalty for violations of section 38, as amended by section 9708 of the 2023 NDAA, is the greater of $1,200,000 or the amount that is twice the value of the transaction that is the basis of the violation with respect to which the penalty is imposed. ITAR section 127.10(a)(1)(i) is amended to reflect the statutory language of AECA section 38(e) and will be subject to future annual inflationary adjustments. The new amounts for violation of section 38 will apply only to those penalties assessed for violations occurring on or after December 27, 2022.

ITAR section 127.10(a)(1)(ii) and (iii) providing maximum penalties under sections 39A (22 U.S.C. 2779a) and 40 (22 U.S.C. 2780) of the AECA, respectively, are adjusted for inflation in accordance with the December 2022 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The revised amounts for violations of those sections will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after January 11, 2023, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.

DDTC has updated its ITAR Reorg I – Redline document to reflect amended section 127.10. 

Long-Term Implications of the 2023 Future Years Defense Program

As part of the President’s annual budget request, the Department of Defense (DoD) develops a plan—called the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP)—that reflects DoD’s expectations about its programs and costs over the next five years. In this report, the Congressional Budget Office analyzes DoD’s plans for 2023 through 2027 (as presented in the 2023 FYDP, which was issued in April 2022) and projects how those plans would affect defense costs for an additional 10 years (through 2037).

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Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

DoD announces an early engagement opportunity regarding implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 within the acquisition regulations.

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2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition -The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering $50,000 to $200,000 in prize awards for impactful and inclusive approaches to foster a thriving, collaborative national innovation support ecosystem to advance research and development (R&D) from ideas to impact. 

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Review of Resourses on

Wisconsin Procurement Institute offers a number of resources to clients at no-cost on their website’s Client Portal. These include some of the past presentations as well as a select library of webinar recordings. Webinar recordings and presentations are only available for a limited time following the live online event. If you do not see information from a webinar and are still interested in reviewing that content, contact Michael Steger for more information at (414) 270-3600 or at

WPI also posts general information on upcoming government projects in the Current Opportunities section. Additional Current Opportunities are also available for viewing by clicking the “View All” button at the top of the module. If you want current, targeted opportunities sent to your email, contact Michael Steger at (414) 270-3600 or at

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15th Annual End of Year Contractor Update

January 25, 2023

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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1 North Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901

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