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- July 12, 2023 -



DoD Supply Chain: Cyber Workshop

In-Person; Various Cities

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


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Sales Opportunities with Government Agencies – In Person (Madison, WI) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


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17th Annual Wisconsin Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) – Volk Field


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JUST IN: TikTok Ban Issued for Federal Government Contractors

A new Federal Acquisition Regulation clause prohibits contractors from “having or using” TikTok on any devices used to conduct official business.

The new FAR clause, published on June 2, builds on February White House instructions to federal agencies to eliminate TikTok from official networks and requires federal contractors to amend their policies to comply with the interim rule by July 3.

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Reminder to Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Certify Your AAP Compliance by June 29

As a reminder, and as we had reported in an earlier Blog Post, Federal Contractors and Subcontractors are asked to certify their compliance with the Affirmative Action Program obligations under Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act by no later than June 29, 2023 (the end of this month).

According to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), “[c]overed federal contractors and subcontractors must use the Contractor Portal to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an AAP [(Affirmative Action Program)] for each establishment and/or functional/business unit, as applicable.” Certification is required by June 29, 2023, for all current contractors. New contractors have 120 days to develop their AAPs and are required to register and certify compliance via the Portal within 90 days of developing their AAPs; for this reason, the Portal will remain open this year after the June 29 certification date.

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Department of Defense Strengthening Efforts to Counter Unwanted Foreign Influence on DOD-Funded Research at Institutions of Higher Education

The Department of Defense today announced the publication of a list of foreign entities that have been confirmed as engaging in problematic activity as described in Section 1286 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, as amended. These include practices and behaviors that increase the likelihood that DOD-funded research and development efforts will be misappropriated to the detriment of national or economic security or be subject to violations of research integrity or foreign government interference.

"Protecting and maintaining the integrity of our research enterprise is integral to national security," said Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E). "The publication of these foreign entities underscores our commitment to ensuring the responsible use of federal research funding and safeguarding our critical technologies from exploitation or compromise."

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In order to enhance information security, DLA will be updating the DIBBS user terms and conditions the evening of 06 Jul 2023. After this date, all DIBBS registered users will be prompted to accept the new terms and conditions the next time they log into the system. Until the new terms and conditions are accepted, DIBBS users will not have their full access privileges. The new terms and conditions can be viewed at:


DIBBS Super User

DIBBS Subordinate User


First RFPs issued for 2024 RNC 

The local host committee for the 2024 Republican National Convention is seeking vendors to provide general contracting, transportation management and credential services for the event taking place July 15-18, 2024 in downtown Milwaukee. 

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July 25


Volk Field Air National Guard Base

100 Independence Drive, Building 475 | Camp Douglas, WI 54618

Presented By

  • Juneau County Economic Devlopment Corporation (JCEDC)
  • Volk Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

July 28


Fort McCoy

1654 S 11th Ave | Fort McCoy, WI 54656

Presented By

  • U.S. Army Fort McCoy Total Force Training Center
  • Juneau County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) – APEX Accelerator

August 2


Truax Field Air National Guard Base

3200 Pierstorff St, Building 500 | Madison, WI. 53704

Presented By

  • Truax Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
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Cyber Fridays are back!

Beginning September 8, 2023

Presented by Matt Frost from WPI, Cyber Friday is a series of one-hour webinars focusing on critical topics for DOD contractors and subcontractors in cyber security, data security, and CMMC.

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July 26

NDIA Great Lakes Chapter 14th Annual Meeting

(In Person – AAR, Wood Dale, IL)

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