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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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ITES-3S Open for Ordering!

Ordering for the ITES-3S Contract vehicle opened 7 Jan 2019. The ITES-3S ordering guide and labor rates are posted to the CHESS IT e-mart ITES-3S Contract page. Ordering is open to all Army, DoD and Federal Agencies.

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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 $3,500 (or $20,000 as described in FAR 13.201(g)(1)), but not over $150,000 (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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CB-28 is OPEN!

CB-28 is OPEN! Consolidated Buy (CB) 28 is now open. CB-28 will remain open through 31 March 2019.

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Software Alert!

Oracle is changing the Java licensing model and fee structure. As of January 2019, Oracle will require a subscription for businesses (which includes government and DoD organizations) to continue getting updates to Java SE 8.
Oracle Java Software Alert

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FY19 CHESS Event Schedule
Date Event Location Presenter
15-Nov-18 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Mitsuko Coulby
17-Jan-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Rick Klemencic
18-Apr-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Tricia Shelley
16-May-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Dorothy Bowen
18-Jul-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Nicole Wilson
19-Sep-19 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS James Copeland
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