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.

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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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PPP Forgiveness Presentation on September 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

With the moving target that is the details on the SBA’s Payroll Protection Program, it should come as little surprise clients that were able to get it now wonder if they have to pay it back, or how much. Join ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and BB&T on September 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to for a virtual discussion of what you need to know to be prepared when completing the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application.

How do I fill out PPP forgiveness application/Process?
How do I make sure my PPP loan is forgiven?
When do I pay it back?

Application Review Process and Timeline (Financial Institution and SBA)

Legislative Changes:

  • Giving borrowers 24 weeks to spend the funds instead of eight
  • Giving borrowers more time to rehire employees without losing forgiveness eligibility
  • Extending the period of time during which borrowers can apply for forgiveness
  • Documents required (Payroll, FTE and Non-payroll. This documentation will need to be submitted with the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application)

FAQ’s and more!

This workshop will be presented via Google Meet. All registered participants will be emailed the link to join prior to the event. Registration will close Tuesday, September 8, at noon to ensure all participants receive link to join in time to test connection/download app if applicable.

Click here for registration link.

 

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – August 20, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, August 20, at 3:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Trina Dyal, Acting Director of the Science 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
  • Directorate Update from Science – Trina Dyal
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, August 20, 2020

LaRC Science Directorate in 15 Minutes August 2020 Slides by Trina Dyal

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Vendor Roundtable Presentation on August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM

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

Join us for a crash course in one of the NASA Office of Small Business Programs’ top principles – the power of working with and learning from your peers in the Federal acquisition community! The next webinar in our NASA LaRC OSBP Learning Series will be The Vendor Roundtable on August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

This virtual panel discussion will feature some of NASA’s most successful and experienced Federal contractors, our Fiscal Year 2019 NASA Agency-level Small Business Awards Winners:

  • Denise Navarro, President and CEO of Logical Innovations, Inc., the Agency-level Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year;
  • Tim McElyea, Vice President of Media Fusion, LLC, the Agency-level Small Business Subcontractor of the Year;
  • Nazzie Keene, CEO of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the Agency-level Large Business Prime Contractor of The Year;
  • Todd May, Vice President of Space Strategy with KBR, the Mentor in the winning Agency-level Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year; and
  • Nellie Chappell-White, President and CEO of Jes Tech, the Protégé in the winning Agency-level Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year.

Over the course of an hour and a half, our speakers will offer unique insights into what it takes to succeed in this Federal acquisition industry. They will speak on their experiences with NASA, as well as provide tangible tips on how other companies can also effectively acquire and sustain a Federal contract. Additionally, there will be a formal question and answer section so you can ask specific questions that relate to your company and capabilities.

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

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nasa-osbp-learning-series-the-vendor-roundtable-registration-116935923495

Registration is required.  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 – The Vendor Roundtable” in the subject line.

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