New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity. Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise. Toth leads outreach efforts to small businesses on cybersecurity at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and understands the challenges these businesses face in protecting their data and systems.
There is NO FEE to register or maintain your SAM.gov registration. If you get an email, text, or phone call from a company asking you to contact them right away about your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. If you are asked to pay money to complete or renew your SAM.gov registration, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government. It is FREE TO REGISTER in SAM.gov for any entity. You engage third party vendors at your own risk. The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) provides free help to businesses registering in SAM. Your business / organization MUST be registered in SAM to sell to the federal government or apply for a federal grant . Contact WPI for assistance in registering or maintaining your SAM registration.
DLA Set to Expire CAGE Codes – The Defense Logistics Agency is changing the way it manages Commercial and Government Entity codes by assigning an expiration date to all new or updated codes after Aug. 25. This is the first time in the 44 years since CAGE codes have been assigned that DLA will expire CAGE codes, and it will be accomplished in a phased approach, said Wyoma Smith, CAGE program manager in DLA Information Operations.