Supply Chain Security – It’s Everyone’s Business

When it comes to supply chain security, the United States continues to relearn painful lessons from the past without taking the necessary steps to prevent or mitigate these mistakes before they occur again. The DIB can no longer afford to continue making the same mistakes with regard to safeguarding the nation’s critical supply chains. Click HERE to read more.

Notice to Suppliers NIST 800-171 Assessments Export-Controlled Tech Data

Notice to DLA Suppliers: Export-controlled technical information is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)/Controlled Technical Information (CTI). DLA suppliers seeking export-controlled technical data for DLA procurement opportunities must have a current National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 cybersecurity assessment (i.e., not more than 3 years old unless a lesser time is specified in the solicitation) posted to the DoD Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) to be considered for award. To read more, click HERE.

Federal Marketplace (FMP) Strategy Summer 2021 Release

GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Summer 2021 Release delivers a mix of policy, process, and technology project updates and improvements to modernize and simplify your buying and selling experience. For a video of the FMP Strategy Summer 2021 Release, click HERE. Other resources can be found by clicking HERE.

Do Changes Lie Ahead for CMMC Program?

A recent hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity portrayed an uncertain future for the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, including likely changes and delays in final agency action. Coupled with the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order on cybersecurity, it injects new uncertainties for government contractors seeking to comply with the CMMC regime that will eventually emerge, particularly small businesses. Click HERE to read more.