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- October 25, 2022 -



DoD Supplier Roadmap Series: Locating Opportunities

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Acquisition Hour: Overview of Government Contract Certifications


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DoD Supplier Roadmap Series: Non-Traditional Acquisition Methods


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Cyber Friday: Developing and Implementing Essential Security Policies, Practices, and Procedures


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Action required for GSA Schedule holders.


Schedule Input Program (SIP) version 9.0 will be released at the end of October and GSA Schedule contract holders will need to upgrade from SIP 8.0 to SIP 9.0. This version will include both security upgrades and changes to the user interface. Additionally, with this upgrade, Windows 10 or greater will be required. The SIP program is used to register you contract with GSA and to create and manage price list entries for GSA Advantage including – additions, deletions, price changes and Sales events. Don’t wait until the last minute!

For more information on this change please view - Schedule Input Program (SIP) Version 9.0 is Coming Soon and to stay up to date with changes to the MAS program, follow the MAS Interact page.

If you have question concerning the Schedule Input Program and/or the GSA Multiple Award Schedules program please contact the Wisconsin Procurement Institute at (414) 270-3600 or

Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) is proposing to modify Wage and Hour Division regulations to revise its analysis for determining employee or independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act) to be more consistent with judicial precedent and the Act's text and purpose. Comments due 11-29-2022

Comments can be submitted HERE

DOD Releases New List of Section 889 Banned Entities

On October 5, 2022, the Department of Defense (DOD), in compliance with Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, released an updated list (Blacklist) of banned People’s Republic of China (China) military companies. PilieroMazza recently wrote about Part B of Section 889 taking full effect for DOD contractors on October 1, 2022. Section 889 is a broad prohibition to the use of any covered Chinese technology posing a threat to U.S. cybersecurity and national security. Section 889 is comprised of two parts: Part A prohibits the government from procuring telecommunications equipment or services where a substantial or essential component of those goods or services are sourced from a blacklisted Chinese entity, and Part B prohibits agencies from contracting with firms that use prohibited equipment or services during business, even if that use is unrelated to the company’s federal contract. Contractors are encouraged to review the Blacklist regularly to avoid doing business with these companies and potentially losing contract awards and facing False Claims Act liability.

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Just published - President Biden published the National Security Strategy which outlines how the Administration will advance America’s vital interests. Invest, Build, Modernize. Read the NSS fact sheet here: or the full report here:

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Cyber Incidents Planning Guidance

FEMA wants feedback on the draft “Planning Considerations for Cyber Incidents: Guidance for Emergency Managers.” This document provides state, local, tribal and territorial emergency managers with foundational knowledge of cyber incidents to increase cyber preparedness efforts in their jurisdictions.

Key aspects of cyber incident preparedness included in the document:

  • Understanding the types of cyber incidents likely to occur;
  • Engaging service owners and operators;
  • Identifying cyber dependent critical services and related dependencies;
  • Prioritizing and planning for service and system disruptions;
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities;
  • Providing integrated communication and public messaging; and
  • Developing a cyber incident response plan.

FEMA will host four 60-minute webinars to give an overview of the draft document and gather feedback from whole community partners. The sessions will include facilitated discussions with stakeholders to help improve the existing draft. FEMA seeks input -- especially real-world case studies -- that can be incorporated into the guide. The draft guide is available to allow individuals to provide comments on specific areas within the document. This national engagement period will conclude at close of business on Nov. 22, 2022.

To review the document and learn more about the webinar sessions, please visit the FEMA website at


3 More Cyber Friday Session for 2022!  

11:00 - Noon 


  • November 4: Developing and Implementing Essential Security Policies, Practices, and Procedures
  • November 18: Incident Identification, Reporting Requirements, and Recovery
  • December 2: Designing and Using Security Exercises to Test and Improve Security Programs
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Government Opportunities Business Day in Partnership with Truax Field/ 115th Fighter Wing

November 15, 2022

Big changes are coming! The 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, WI will host an information and opportunities session for interested businesses on November 15 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.


1:30-2:30 – Agency Presentation

  • Topics will include:
  • What & how they buy
  • How they announce opportunities
  • First Steps – registrations, certifications, other requirements
  • Wisconsin Inspire

2:30-4:00 – Networking and Meetings

  • One on One with Buyer
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October 6 - November 17, 2022

DoD Supplier Roadmap Series


This series is designed to help manufactures enter and compete in the DoD Marketplace. It is designed to help you understand the DoD market, the environment, and most of all the amazing variety of opportunities that are available. The series touches on the key elements of doing business with DoD which range from how to locate opportunities, identifying customers, the essential role of past performance and most importantly considerations related to developing a DoD Business Strategy. We hope that you find our DoD Supplier Roadmap series for manufacturers to be informative, useful and that one resource that can help kick-start your efforts to taking advantage of this market and its opportunities. 

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December 6-7, 2022

Marketplace Wisconsin



Presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, MARKETPLACE is the Governor’s Annual Conference on Diverse Business Development. This event connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector. The conference provides the opportunity for established minority-, woman-, veteran- and LGBTQ+-owned businesses and small businesses to learn from and connect with resource providers, government representatives, corporate buyers and business professionals to lay a foundation for new partnerships and business opportunities.

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