An Inside Look at NASA MUREP Presentation on October 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Rob Betts requested that the following NASA announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

NASA OSBP Learning Series Presents: An Inside Look at NASA MUREP
October 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm (ET) (webinar)

Guest Speaker: Rod Chappell, Lead – Partnerships and Sustainability (MUREP)

Did you know that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) and minority-serving institutions (MSI) have unique opportunities to work with NASA?

Through the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), NASA provides financial assistance via competitive awards to assist faculty and students in research and provide authentic STEM engagement related to NASA missions.

Join us for a FREE webinar featuring Rod Chappell, Team Lead over the MUREP Partnerships and Sustainability initiative, to learn more about how your institution and students can engage with NASA. There will also be a formal question and answer session so attendees can ask specific questions that relate to their institution’s capabilities.

If your company, university, or organization is interested in working with NASA and other HBCUs or MSIs around the nation, this is the webinar for you!

Log-in information for this online class will be sent after individual register, and reminders will be sent the day before and day of the webinar.

If you have questions about this topic, email them in advance to smallbusiness@nasa.gov and type “OSBP Learning Series Question – MUREP” in the subject line.

Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osbp-learning-series-an-inside-look-at-nasa-murep-registration-126142360195

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – October 15, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, October 15, at 2:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Tonya Kiefer, who will talk about Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors. This month’s directorate update will be presented by Tara Tveten, who will share an overview of the Center Operations Directorate. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Carrie Rhoades
  • Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors – Tonya Kiefer
  • Directorate Update from Center Operations – Tara Tveten
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC OP and RTOW Slides by Susan McClain, October 15, 2020

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, October 15, 2020

Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors Slides by Tonya Kiefer, October 15, 2020

COD Overview Slides by Tara Tveten, October 15, 2020

 

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Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA – October 7, 2020 11:00 AM

Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs invites you to attend a virtual outreach event, Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA in less than a week.

Secure your spot today to receive unique insights into current small business opportunities and tips on best practices for engaging the agency.  Secure your spot today to receive unique insights into current small business opportunities and tips on best practices for engaging the agency.

As NASA continues to innovate in the space exploration, scientific and research industries, small businesses will be critical to its success.

Join NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and other agency organizations for an in-depth look at what it takes to work with NASA. This virtual event will feature guest speakers and matchmaking with NASA and its primes. Together, our presenters will discuss best practices for navigating the Federal procurement process, as well as specific industries, products and services NASA is currently looking to work with.

Featured NASA Speakers

Glenn A. Delgado
NASA Office of Small Business Programs

Julia B. Wise
NASA Office of Procurement

Joe Kroener
NASA Partnerships Office

Darlene E. Coen
NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP)

Featured NASA Contractors

Denise S. Navarro
Logical Innovations, Inc.

Jenifer Scoffield
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bruce G. Emerson
SAIC

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the overall NASA small business program.

If your company or university is interested in working with NASA, this is the virtual event for you!

Register for this event

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Changes to NASA’s Requirements for Annual Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training

Susan Mcclain requested that the following NASA LaRC bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

NASA Acting Chief Information Officer Jeffry Seaton provided updated policy guidance on NASA’s Annual Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) in a memo dated September 14.

Starting in FY2021 there will be no more Center-specific training deadlines and enforcement.  Annual training deadlines will be individual, based on the last time the employee took the training, and SATERN will be updated accordingly.  The process is being automated, and automatic notifications will occur through the system. Agency IT access will be suspended if requirements are not met on schedule.

All NASA-badged employees and contractors must take one of two training courses every twelve months.

The FY2021 Agency Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training course is required for employees and contractors with IT access. This training is administered and recorded via SATERN.

FY2021 Agency Non-IT Privacy, Security, and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training is required for employees and contractors with no IT access. This training is administered via standalone slides and recorded in IdMAX.

No exceptions or substitute trainings will be permitted to meet this training requirement.  FY2021 training courses will be available beginning December 2020.

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – September 17, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, September 17, at 2:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Dawn Schaible, Director of the Engineering Directorate. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Carrie Rhoades
  • Diversity Dialogue: Gender Identity in the Workplace – Charles Cockrell and Rob Lee
  • Directorate Update from Engineering – Dawn Schaible
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides September 17, 2020, by Rob Betts

LCSC Presentation September 17, 2020, by Susan McClain

ED Overview for LCSC September 17, 2020, by Dawn Schaible

Gender Identity for LCSC September 17, 2020, by Charles Cockrell

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