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Supply Chain Risk Management

DoD has determined a high or critical risk associated with a particular entity, product, or service. Procurement officials must ensure that managers of National Security Systems and associated items of supply do not make contract awards that involve any entity, product, or service within the NSS Restricted List. DoD policy and instructions to access the NSS Restricted List can be found at Supply Chain Risk Management.

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Reverse Auction Now Available!

Need to meet your Reverse Auction goal? Try the NEW Reverse Auction capability via the RFx Tool with NO FEE! For additional questions or to attend a Reverse Auction training contact Tricia Shelley at

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Application Migration

Ready to start the Application Migration Process? Have your applications been assessed for Cloud Readiness? Contact the Army Application Migration Business Office (AAMBO) to get access to the Application Migration Pre-Assessment Tool (AAMPT) to begin.

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Small Business Set-Asides (SBSA) on ITES-3H

Acquisitions over $10,000 (or $20,000 as described in FAR 13.201(g)(1)), but not over $250,000 (or $750,000 as described in paragraph (1) (i) of the simplified acquisition threshold definition at FAR 2.101), are automatically reserved exclusively for small business concerns and shall be set aside for small businesses. To create an SBSA on ITES-3H, to send to 3H small businesses only, check the box: “Is this a small business set aside?” when creating the RFQ. (Reference FAR 19.203 and 19.502)

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Synaptics Vulnerability Important Announcement

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers that impacts all Synaptics OEM partners. For additional context, see the following Synaptics Security Bulletin: For resolution regarding impacted HPI Federal laptops, see the following HPI Federal Security Bulletin:

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Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)

Microsoft HUP will transition to offering "Office 365 Home" and "Office 365 Personal" at a 30% discount. Office 2019 is only available until June 30, 2019. More information and ordering instructions are found at:

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Supply Chain Executive Order 13873

A national emergency was declared in the Executive Order 13873 on Securing the Information and Communications Technology Services Supply Chain signed May 15, 2019. As stated in the Executive Order, "foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services.." The Department of Commerce will publish rules or regulations within 150 days of the Executive Order's publication. Visit

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CB-29 is closed.

Consolidated Buy - 29 (CB-29) is closed. CB-30 is scheduled to open 13 January 2020.

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FY19 CHESS Event Schedule
Date Event Location Presenter
20-Aug-19 Conference 2019 AFCEA TechNet Augusta, Augusta, GA Tricia Shelley
30-Aug-19 Conference 141st NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO Tricia Shelley
19-Sep-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS James Copeland
14-Oct-19 Conference 2019 AUSA Meeting & Exposition, Washington DC, USA Tricia Shelley
21-Nov-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Gerald Lebel
16-Jan-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Rick Klemencic
19-Mar-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Mitsuko Coulby
21-May-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Jon Smith
16-Jul-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Andrea Zalasky
17-Sep-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Nicole Wilson
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