Compliance with DFARS cybersecurity clause training created by the Georgia Tech PTAC: https://gtpac.org/cybersecurity-training-video/
GENEDGE resources: https://www.genedge.org/resources/cybersecurity-materials/
Comprehensive blog article with resources: NIST and DFARS and Cyber Compliance (oh my)!
Cybersecurity update presentation featured at DoD’s Beyond Phase II Mentor-Protégé Training Week (BPIIMPTW18) conference in Orlando, August 2018
Article from National Defense Feb 2019
DIBBS Pocket Guide: Double-sided flyer contains a wealth of information including acronyms, definitions, an overview of the registration, solicitation search, and quoting processes, and links to additional resources.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that enables the supplier community to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Request for Quotations (RFQs) for DLA items of supply. Through DIBBS, users can also search for, view, and upload proposals for Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Invitations for Bid (IFB). Additionally, users can view awards and other procurement information. Link directly to DIBBS: https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/
Resource Link: http://www.aptac-us.org/media/DIBBS-Pocket-Guide-corrected-6.28.2018.pdf
Federal agencies, in an effort lead by the General Services Administration, are combining over 10 disparate databases of procurement, past performance, and vendor information into a cohesive portal with one interface, a single sign-on, better security, and enhanced search functionality. Details on the plan and integration can be found here:
Resource Link: https://virginiaptac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/New-SAM.gov-beta.pdf
Elements you need to address a Sources Sought. Please read this information to understand how and when to respond.
Sources Sought handouts
The Department of Defense – Defense Security Services issues the personnel security clearances (PCL) for U.S. citizen employees of a contractor who require access to classified information. Clearances may be at the CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET level. Individuals cannot apply for a personnel security clearance application on their own. Rather, the company determines whether an employee will require access to classified information in performance of tasks or services related to the fulfillment of a classified contract. Once the company makes this determination, the individual may be processed for a security clearance. Review the Defense Security Service website of Frequently Asked Questions for additional information: http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/ps_faqs.html
A facility clearance (FCL) is an administrative determination that, from a national security standpoint, a facility is eligible for access to classified information at the same or lower classification category as the clearance being granted. The FCL may be granted at the Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret level. A contractor or prospective contractor cannot apply for its own facility clearance. A procuring activity of the Government, or cleared contractor in the case of subcontracting, may request the clearance when a definite, classified procurement need has been established. Review the Defense Security Service website of Frequently Asked Questions for additional information: http://www.dss.mil/isp/fac_clear/per_sec_clear_proc_faqs.html and the checklist for application: http://www.dss.mil/isp/fac_clear/fac_clear_check.html
Facility Security Officers (FSO) are a required to establish and maintain a FCL and information about training to become a certified FSO can be obtained here: https://www.cdse.edu/toolkits/fsos/new-fso.html
FAQ on Industrial Security Clearances – Bureau of Diplomatic Security Department of State
Established by Executive Order 13556, the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program standardizes the way the Executive branch handles unclassified information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and Government-wide policies.
Resource Link: https://www.archives.gov/cui