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NIST/NCCoE FFRDC Industry Day

Solicitation Number: NIST_NCCoE_FFRDC_Industry_Day
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Acquisition Management Division
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Added: Dec 17, 2013 9:33 am
NIST Industry Day Notice

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)- Proposed Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)

Related FBO Notices:
Reference No. NCCoE_FFRDC-FRN_1 (Posted May 3, 2013)
Reference No. NCCoE_FFRDC-FRN_2 (Posted June 24, 2013)
Reference No. NCCoE_FFRDC-FRN_3 (Posted July 18, 2013)

Description:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will be hosting an Industry Day on January 8, 2014 for parties interested in the proposed Federally Funded Research and Development Center to engage vendors and federal employees in a discussion about the proposed requirement, the NCCoE, and the forthcoming Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the requirement.

The Industry Day will focus on the mission of the NCCoE and ongoing and future projects of the NCCoE, along with the Draft RFP for the FFRDC requirement. The Industry Day will also allow vendors to market their relevant capabilities to others in attendance. The Industry Day will first provide all attendants information on the NCCoE, its objectives and its direction. The Industry Day will then provide information on the proposed FFRDC to support the mission of the NCCoE, and will conclude with a Question & Answers session. Vendors will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing during the morning session that will be answered during the Questions & Answers period. All questions must be submitted prior to the end of the morning session. Following the Industry Day, NIST will publish a notice to FBO with all questions and answers. There will be a panel of NIST and/or Department of Commerce staff on hand for this session.

NIST intends on posting a Draft RFP for the FFRDC requirement prior to the Industry Day. This Draft RFP will be posted to FBO under Reference Number "SB1341-14-RP-0005." NIST will allow interested parties sufficient time to review the Draft RFP prior to the Industry Day. This will allow interested parties to submit questions/comments regarding the Draft RFP for NIST to respond to during the Industry Day.

Location:
The Industry Day will be held at:

The Universities at Shady Grove
Building I Auditorium
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

The Industry Day will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No food or beverages will be served as part of the Industry Day.

This is a FREE event. TO REGISTER GO TO: https://www.ibbr.umd.edu/NCCoEFFRDCIndustry. Follow the instructions at the web page in order to register.  Due to space constraints, NIST has placed a limit on attendees of two (2) individuals per organization. REGISTRATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2014 AT 5:00 PM.

NOTE: This is NOT a "bidder's conference" and this announcement is not a request for proposal, a promise to contract or a commitment of any kind. The Government will not assume liability for costs incurred by any vendor for travel, marketing efforts or data offered for examination. Therefore, the cost of preparing information in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct or indirect charge to the Government.

AGENDA:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:
- "NCCoE 101"
- Discussion of Acquisition Process for the FFRDC Requirement

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM:
- Lunch Break (Neither food nor beverages will be provided by NIST)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
- Questions & Answers

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Added: Feb 04, 2014 8:45 am
Amendment 001
Notice No. NIST_NCCoE_FFRDC_Industry_Day

The purposes of this amendment are as follows:

1. To summarize the events of the Industry Day held on January 8, 2014 regarding the Proposed Establishment of an FFRDC in support of the NCCoE;
2. To provide copies of the presentations that were provided to participants in the Industry Day to the public;
3. To provide the list of attendees of Industry Day; and
4. To provide a listing of the questions and responses provided during Industry Day along with the responses to those questions submitted by Industry Day participants that were not responded to during Industry Day.

Purpose #1: Summary of Industry Day


The Industry Day held on January 8, 2014 consisted of a morning portion during which members of the NIST staff provided presentations to those in attendance, a lunch break, followed by a Question and Answer period in the afternoon. During the morning portion, the following presentations were given by the following NIST staff members:

Introduction (No MS PowerPoint presentation included)


- Presented by Donna Dodson, Acting Director of the NCCoE, NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)

"NCCoE 101" Presentation


- Presented by Nate Lesser, Deputy Director of the NCCoE, NIST ITL
- This presentation provided an overview of the mission, vision and goals of the NCCoE, while also providing details on the projects and processes underway at the NCCoE.

Partial Draft RFP Overview


- Presented by Keith Bubar, Contract Specialist, NIST Acquisition Management Division (AMD)
- This presentation provided an overview of the information contained in FBO Notice Reference No. "DRAFT_SB1341-14-RP-0005," which included the Partial Draft RFP for the Proposed Establishment of an FFRDC in support of the NCCoE.

Overview of the Statements of Work


- Presented by Tim McBride, IT Specialist/Program Manager, NCCoE, NIST ITL
- This presentation provided an overview of the Statements of Work for the proposed base IDIQ Contract and each of the three anticipated Task Orders.


Overview of the Anticipated Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) (No MS PowerPoint presentation included)
- Presented by Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel, NIST Office of the Chief Counsel
- This presentation provided an overview of the anticipated PIA that NIST intends on entering into with the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, MD.

At the start of Industry Day, all participants were given several blank index cards with instructions to write one question per card that they wished to have answered by NIST regarding the FFRDC requirement and/or the presentations given. There was no limit to the number of cards that each participant could submit. Prior to breaking for lunch, NIST collected all index cards from participants. During the afternoon portion of Industry Day, a panel of NIST and US Department of Commerce staff responded to all questions for which time allowed. It was explained that the official responses to all questions received during Industry Day would be provided in this public notice, posted to FBO following Industry Day. Therefore, this notice contains the official responses to all questions received during Industry Day.

Purpose #2: Copies of Presentations from Industry Day


Attached are the following MS PowerPoint presentations given during Industry Day, as described under Purpose #1 of this notice:


- "NCCoE 101" Presentation
- Partial Draft RFP Overview
- Overview of the Statements of Work

The attached presentations are the exact presentations as shown on Industry Day. However, information regarding the anticipated solicitation contained in these presentations may change prior to the release of the official RFP.

Purpose #3: Industry Day List of Attendees


Attached is the list of attendees from Industry Day.

Purpose #4: Industry Day Questions & Answers


As stated earlier, this notice contains the official responses to questions received during Industry Day. In the attachment titled "Industry Day Questions and Answers," NIST has provided the list of all questions received during Industry Day, and the official government responses to each question.

It is important to note that this notice and its attachment only contains the questions (and responses to those questions) received during the Industry Day on the index cards provided to participants. A separate FBO notice regarding the proposed FFRDC (Notice No. "DRAFT_SB1341-14-RP-0005") also requested questions and comments from interested parties. Questions received in response to that notice will be provided as an amendment to that notice.



This amendment does not request further questions or comments and NIST anticipates that this is the final amendment posted to this notice.


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Attachment- Industry Day Attendee List

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment- Industry Day Attendee List
Posted Date:
February 4, 2014
Description: Attachment- Industry Day Attendee List

Attachment- Industry Day Questions & Answers

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment- Industry Day Questions & Answers
Posted Date:
February 4, 2014
Description: Attachment- Industry Day Questions & Answers

Attachment- NCCoE 101 Presentation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment- NCCoE 101 Presentation
Posted Date:
February 4, 2014
Description: Attachment- NCCoE 101 Presentation

Attachment- Overview of Partial Draft RFP Presentation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment- Overview of Partial Draft RFP Presentation
Posted Date:
February 4, 2014
Description: Attachment- Overview of Partial Draft RFP Presentation

Attachment- Overview of SOWs Presentation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment- Overview of SOWs Presentation
Posted Date:
February 4, 2014
Description: Attachment- Overview of SOWs Presentation
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100 Bureau Drive, Building 301
Room B130
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1410
United States
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Keith Bubar
Phone: 3019758329