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Cyber Friday: Understanding the Cloud

Cyber Friday: Cybersecurity Information – tools, resources and keeping current
The Contracting Academy – Virtual

Cyber Friday: Ransomware
December 8-9, 2021
MARKETPLACE - the Governor’s Annual Conference on Diverse Business Development is scheduled for December 7 – 9 2021. Join us in celebrating the events 40 years of serving the Wisconsin business community!
The event connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector. At the conference, small, minority, woman, veteran, and LGBTQ-owned businesses can learn from and connect with resource providers, government representatives, corporate buyers and business professionals to lay the framework to develop new partnerships and new contracts.  
REGISTER NOW AS ATTENDEE OR EXHIBITOR AT https://www.marketplacewisconsin.com/
Schedule of events:
Tuesday December 7 - VIRTUAL
  • Supplier Diversity Panel
  • Conversations on current issues focusing on Small Business
  • The Contracting Academy (TCA) hosted by the Wisconsin Procurement Institute – for current government contractors
Wednesday December 8 – Marketplace Day 1 - IN PERSON at the Wisconsin Center
Thursday December 9 – Marketplace Day 2 - IN PERSON at the Wisconsin Center
  • Buyer meetings
  • Exhibitor floor and business networking lounge open
  • Governor’s Awards Breakfast
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
DOD IG Fiscal Year 2022 Oversight Plan

Oversight Plan describes the specific oversight projects the DoD OIG intends to conduct in FY 2022, and how those projects are related to the top management challenges facing the DoD. The Oversight Plan and Top DoD Management Challenges documents are related. The Oversight Plan is organized by management challenge. Each chapter provides a summary of a particular challenge, followed by an inventory of the ongoing and planned oversight projects that directly align to that challenge. The Oversight Plan assists the DoD OIG in fulfilling its mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, and abuse in DoD programs and operations; improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the DoD; and help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD.  
Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations (2nd Draft)

NIST has released the second public draft of Special Publication (SP) 800-161 Revision 1, Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations, for public comment. Comments due Dec 3 
Who's going to volunteer for the new CMMC?

The Defense Department is looking for volunteers to test out its revamped cybersecurity standard for contractors.

After several months of review, DOD officials laid out a new version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program that will be used as part of a larger strategy to gird the defense contractor companies against cybersecurity threats.

Contractors are being asked to keep working on improving their cybersecurity posture as the Defense Department wades through the rulemaking process to make CMMC a contract requirement and finalize those details -- a process that could take up to 24 months. However, in the meantime, the department wants some volunteers to test out the changes.  
News Release from the U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Opens Public Comment on Two Proposed Size Standard Modifications: Enhancements Will Provide Increased Flexibility on Size Determinations and Calculating Average Annual Revenues for Small Business Contractors 
Doing business with the DoD can be difficult…but it doesn’t have to be.

Do you have leading commercial technologies and solutions? Are you seeking investment capital, funding, or test markets for your technology? Do you need help entering the DoD marketplace?

The DoD needs your help to strengthen our national security! 
These pages help demystify doing business with DoD so that you can become a part of the $300-500B annual defense marketplace.
Upcoming WPI Office Hours
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December 7, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 pm

No cost registration is being done in conjunction with Marketplace. While registering for TCA, please note there are options to register for additional Marketplace 2021 session and events.
TCA is an opportunity for businesses to grow their technical knowledge of contracting with the State of Wisconsin, Federal Government and Government Prime contractors. The series of workshops will benefit established businesses looking to grow and develop their government sales.
  • Subcontracting Best Practices for Diverse Small Businesses and Federal Contractors
  • Working with Federal Prime Contractors
  • Working with Federal Agencies
  • An Update from Wisconsin’s Military Bases
  • Exporting
  • Working with WisDOT
  • Selling Goods and Services to Local Governments
Responding to a Government Solicitation: Preparing a Competitive Proposal
  • December 2-3; NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium  Read more
  • December 9; Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Lake Michigan Post Luncheon  More Info
  • Be sure to follow WPI on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for regular updates on events, news and opportunities.
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Newsletter Editor: Doug Clemons, dougc@wispro.org