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- May 9, 2023 -



Sales Opportunities with Local Government Agencies – Southeastern Wisconsin


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Sales Opportunities with Local Government Agencies – City of Madison


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Acquisition Hour: Government Furnished Property


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Navy Week Milwaukee – Doing Business with the Department of the Navy Workshop (in person)


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Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS) Activities – proposed rule

The DoD is proposing revisions to the eligibility criteria for the voluntary Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS) Program. These revisions will allow a broader community of defense contractors to benefit from bilateral information sharing as when this proposed rule is finalized all defense contractors who are subject to mandatory cyber incident reporting will be able to participate. DoD is also proposing changes to definitions and some technical corrections for readability.

Comments Close: 06/20/2023 

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If you are a DOD contractor or subcontractor looking for assistance in meeting your cybersecurity requirements contact Marc Violante at or Matt Frost at or call 414-270-3600

How to Report Inventions Made During a Government Contract and Follow Up

While performing a government contract, it is common for the contractor to make one or more inventions. Due to the nature of the work, invention-making occurs most frequently in research and development (R&D) contracts but can also happen in any contract under which the Government acquires products or services. For example, a new product or an improvement to an existing product may be developed, and/or a new process or tools to perform the required service may be devised.

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Fed CISO DeRusha Flags Release of Software Attestation Form

Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha said this week that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is preparing to publicly release a common attestation form for software makers as part of the Federal government’s larger push to create a more secure software supply chain as mandated by President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order issued in May 2021.

The attestation form for software makers is an integral part of an OMB directive issued in September 2022 that requires Federal agencies to take a range of actions to comply with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance on software security.

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State and Local Disaster Purchasing

GSA’s Disaster Purchasing Program allows state and local governments to buy supplies and services directly from all GSA Schedules to facilitate disaster preparation, response, or major disaster recovery. Purchases made in support of recovery must be in response to a Stafford Act Presidential declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manages the list of declared disasters.

State and local governments can purchase equipment and services to support natural or man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

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New platform will make it easier for contractors to manage GSA Advantage! catalogs

The U.S. General Services Administration is piloting a modern web-based platform to give federal contractors quick and easy access to update their catalogs on GSA’s central purchasing website, GSA Advantage!.

The new FAS Catalog Platform (FCP) is designed to make it significantly simpler for Multiple Award Schedule contractors to access and manage product and service details. This new platform is a long-awaited replacement for the Schedule Input Program.

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DLA Distribution Virtual Industry Day 2023

Do you really know the true country of origin for your products?  

DLA Distribution invites you to attend the DLA Distribution Virtual Industry Day on June 14, 2023. The purpose of this forum is to provide our industry partners an avenue to learn about the mission of DLA Distribution and to encourage an open dialogue and exchange of information and ideas. Industry will hear from the organization's leadership and gain insight into DLA Distribution's strategic and operational objectives. Industry will learn about DLA Distribution and how to do business with us.

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Don’t Take the Bait: Beware of Misleading Marketing, Imposters, and Phishing

Federal government agencies work to raise awareness about known online scams and fraudulent schemes that target government system users. 

From time to time, GSA and IAE share information about common fraud schemes that target vendors registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). These scams attempt to use public information to defraud those interested in doing business with the federal government.

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Revised Voluntary Self‐Identification of Disability Form

On April 25, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved OFCCP’s revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305). OFCCP revised the form to update the preferred language for disabilities and to include additional examples of disabilities. Contractors must implement the new form by July 25, 2023. 

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Texas Man Who Lied About Origin of Chinese-Made Products Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison, Ordered to Pay $1.15 Million

A Grand Prairie man was sentenced today to four years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.15 million in restitution for lying to the federal government about where his company’s products were manufactured, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Suhaib Allababidi, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in November 2022. His company, 2M Solutions Inc., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of filing false or misleading export information. Mr. Allababidi was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, who sentenced 2M to five years of probation plus a $1 million fine and ordered the company jointly and severally liable for the $1,154,634.11 in restitution.

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Sales Opportunities with Local Government Agencies

SE Wisconsin & City of Madison

May 16


1:00 - 3:00 pm


City of Milwaukee | City of Racine | Milwaukee County | Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District | Wisconsin Procurement Institute

May 25

In Person - Madison Area Technical College

11:00 am - Noon


City of Madison

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July 26

NDIA Great Lakes Chapter 14th Annual Meeting

(In Person – AAR, Wood Dale, IL)

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