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CB-30 Extended

As a result of COVID-19, CHESS extended CB-30 Ordering Period to 30 April 2020, expect possible delays in CB-30 shipments due to base access, port closures, and government closure of non-essential business. If you have concerns about delivery schedule(s) outlined in your individual orders, please contact your ordering contracting officer to facilitate a meeting with vendor/contractor POC to determine delivery schedule. The CHESS office will continue to monitor this situation carefully.

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COVID-19 Message:

Here at CHESS as always the safety of our customers and our Army family around the world has been and remains our first priority. We are diligently following DA guidance. Please be assured that we have adopted maximum telework policy to provide continuous support to CHESS customers. The CHESS office will continue to serve customers and operate as usual during this time. Please email all Help Desk question to armychess@mail.mil , in lieu of call, this will facilitate a speedy response.

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ITES-SW Contract PoP Extension

Effective 03 February 2020, the ITES-SW contracts have been modified to extend the period of performance (PoP) through 10 August 2020.

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ITES-3S for Cloud Requirements

On 26 February 2020, the ACCENT BOA ordering period will expire. After this date, the ACCENT link will be redirected to the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions -3 Services (ITES-3S) contract vehicle for commercial cloud services. Like the ACCENT BOA, the ITES-3S contract vehicle will enable DoD organizations to procure modernization, migration, sustainment, and hosting services in a commercial cloud environment.

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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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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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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: https://www.synaptics.com/company/blog/touchpad-security-brief. For resolution regarding impacted HPI Federal laptops, see the following HPI Federal Security Bulletin: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05827409

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Training and Tutorials:

FY20 CHESS Event Schedule
Date Event Location Presenter
16-Jan-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Rick Klemencic
28-Jan-20 Conference Common Hardware Systems Program Review/Technical Exchange Tricia Shelley
19-Mar-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Mitsuko Coulby
29-Apr-20 Conference AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days 2020, Gaylord National Harbor Tricia Shelley
21-May-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Jon Smith
09-Jun-20 Conference APG Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry Discovery Week, Aberdeen, MD Andrea Zalasky
16-Jul-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Andrea Zalasky
18-Aug-20 Conference (Tentative) 2020 AFCEA TechNet Augusta, Augusta, GA Tricia Shelley
17-Sep-20 CHESS 101 Briefing DCS Nicole Wilson
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