CATHY LINDQUIST NAMED CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL
The UND Center for Business Engagement & Development is pleased to announce that Cathy Lindquist of the North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (ND PTAC), has achieved certification as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP). Read the full story.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPPLIERS TO OBTAIN DLA EXPORT CONTROLLED DATA
The DLA web site for providing DLA suppliers instructions on DLA’s process for obtaining export controlled data is now operational. The site is designed to help DLA suppliers understand the process for obtaining export controlled data. It also includes the required documentation that the suppliers can download.
DIBBS HAS IMPLEMENTED NEW PASSWORD REQUIREMENTS
Due to a change in DoD Security requirements, DIBBS has implemented a new password requirement, which was effective September 3, 2019. The new rule involves how many characters have to be changed each time a new password is created compared to the previous password. Previously, the password criteria required 4 characters to be changed; however, the new requirement is 8 characters. For ease of transition, our newsletter contains all the requirements, including this new change, for a DIBBS password: DIBBS Password Format At a minimum, passwords must be at least 15 characters long and can be as long as 60 characters.
FEDBIZOPPS IS THE NEXT SYSTEM TO BE MOVED TO BETA.SAM.GOV
FBO is moving to beta.SAM.gov starting on November 8, 2019. For current Federal users, ensure that your password in FBO.gov is reset, so you can easily migrate your FBO.gov roles to beta.SAM.gov. For more information, please read our Federal User Transition Quick Start Guide. Visit their Learning Center for more info.
GSA ON TRACK TO RELEASE CONSOLIDATED MAS PROGRAM SCHEDULE ON 1ST OF OCT
GSA recently announced it is on track to debut its Consolidated Multiple Acquisition Schedule (MAS) Program Schedule Solicitation on October 1. GSA also gave federal contractors planning to bid on the MAS a head start on the process by releasing a final draft solicitation and an updated industry FAQs sheet. Let’s take a look at how to utilize this opportunity to prepare for the solicitation’s long-awaited debut. Learn more.
FBO.GOV IS TRANSITIONING TO BETA.SAM.GOV
FedBizOpps.gov (FBO.gov) will be decommissioned and its critical functionality will be transitioned into beta.SAM.gov in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. This fact sheet contains important information that current FBO.gov users need to know. Read more.
NDIA 2019 CYBERSECURITY SURVEY RESULTS
As the Department of Defense implements new policies and regulations governing industry’s cyber practices in an effort to fortify its cyber vulnerabilities, it is vital to collect and consider the views of the defense industrial base. As the voice of the defense industry, NDIA is uniquely situated to tap into the breadth of our membership for its perspective on the current cybersecurity landscape. The presentation is the result of a cyber survey conducted in conjunction with NDIA’s San Diego Chapter from April – June 2019.
- 26 percent of participants have been a victim of a successful cyber attack
- 75 percent of Prime contractors believe their subcontractors are not in compliance with DFARS 7012
- 21 percent of participants feel that implementing DFARS 7012 will result in no improvement to their overall security
UNIQUE IDENTIFIER NUMBER UPDATE
Starting in December 2020, the D-U-N-S number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. What is changing?
- The unique entity identifier used to do business with the government is changing.
- The process to get a unique entity identifier to do business with the government is changing.
- The definition for what makes an entity unique is not changing.
Change can be confusing. Change can be frustrating. The government wants to make the change easier by sharing information about the coming changes and transition plan.