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Michael Steger

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April 2021

Acquisition Hour: Introduction to Certifications Available to Minority Owned Businesses

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minority owned business can receive advantage when selling to various Public and Private entities. In most cases, a certification process must be completed to qualify. It is important for business to understand the certification requirements and the potential benefits to their business prior to investing their time and resources in the certification process. This presentation will provide an overview of these programs, application process, describe eligibility requirements as well as the benefits and obligations for certifications with: Federal Government agencies…

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Acquisition Hour: Learning about the Surety Bond Guarantee from the U.S. SBA

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Failure to provide required contract bonds can result in an offeror being excluded from competition or a contractor being terminated for default! Required contract bonds often include Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, and Payment Bonds. The Federal Government will require that offerors provide Bid Bonds for any contract that requires Performance and Payment Bonds. Performance and Payment Bonds are generally required for federal construction contracts that exceed $150,000. In addition, Payment Bonds may be needed for federal construction contracts between $35,000…

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The Contracting Academy (TCA) – Writing Winning State and Federal Proposals – Virtual

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is Your Proposal Responsive and Effective? Writing a government proposal takes time, careful planning and a complete understanding of requirements. It must provide credible evidence that your business understands a problem, has a comprehensive solution, has the skills and experience to do the work and can provide the solution at a competitive price. Join us and learn what makes an effective winning proposal. All contractors and subcontractors looking to improve their proposals should attend! View the Full Agenda at the…

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Cyber Friday: Testing and Strengthening Your Cyber-Defenses Using Exercises

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Having a plan is one thing, trusting that it is adequate may be optimistic, and waiting to see if it works against an attack is not acceptable. There are many alternatives from which a company can choose. Internal testing and using exercise scenarios is one option. This webinar will explore the use of scenario planning (using exercises) to review the strengths, weaknesses, overall readiness, and completeness of cybersecurity plans as well as provide suggestions on how to identify and develop…

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May 2021

Cyber Friday: Corporate Acquisition, Insider threats, or Strategic Investments – All Threats to Consider

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Companies have various options for developing their cybersecurity plans. A company can treat all security requirements as being equally likely to occur and having the same impact on the company's operations and security of information. Alternatively, a company can assess both the risk of occurrence and potential impact of the occurrence on an item-by-item basis. This webinar will explore the pros and cons of these different approaches, and review resources that can be used should the risk based approach be…

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Cyber Friday: The Cybersecurity Plan Looks Great

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

If the internet "goes down,” your computer crashes, or if your database is corrupted, can your business survive? What if all your records are totally and irreparably damaged? That is what could happen with an errant click of a link or update that was not installed. Poof - all history - old and recent is extinguished. Companies seek to manage risk by outsourcing technical matters. This webinar will discuss this issue from the perspective of compliance with DoD requirements. Speaker:…

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June 2021

Cyber Friday: Blockchain

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of Blockchain technology, common terminology and prospective uses of this technology in government contracts and by government contractors. What once was thought to be bogus technology has continued to grow in use and to an extent become an accepted tool in today's business world. Speaker: Marc Violante, Wisconsin Procurement Institute   This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. View a schedule of all upcoming Cyber Friday webinars.  

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Cyber Friday: The Role of Standardization in Cybersecurity Plans

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As the saying goes, knowledge is power. This webinar will explore whether a company can develop its cybersecurity plan using only the requirements, or should the company base its plan on not only the requirements but all factor in software and hardware being used while also taking into consideration its location, information processed and even the building where the company is located. Speaker: Marc Violante, Wisconsin Procurement Institute   This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. View a schedule of…

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