<div dir="ltr"><p style="margin-bottom:1em;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;font-family:Times,'Times New Roman',Georgia,serif"><b><u>FYI: Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Seeks Public Comments</u></b></p><p style="margin-bottom:1em;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;font-family:Times,'Times New Roman',Georgia,serif">
</p><p style="margin-bottom:1em;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;font-family:Times,'Times New Roman',Georgia,serif">The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is inviting comments on a Partial Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contractor to operate a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to support the mission of the NCCoE. The FFRDC will be the first solely dedicated to enhancing the security of the nation's information systems. The Partial Draft RFP outlines NIST's plan to award a single Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity type contract with firm-fixed price, labor-hour or cost-reimbursement task orders. Specific work to be performed will be detailed in task orders. The proposed base period for the contract is 5 years, with a maximum amount of $400 million for that period. Access the Partial Draft RFP at the link below.<br>
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<p style="margin-bottom:1em;font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;font-family:Times,'Times New Roman',Georgia,serif">Interested parties have until <span class="" tabindex="0"><span class="">5 p.m.</span></span> Eastern Time, <span class="" tabindex="0"><span class="">Jan. 17, 2014</span></span>, to submit their comments. NIST will hold an industry day <span class="" tabindex="0"><span class="">Jan. 8, 2014</span></span>, that will include discussion of the acquisition process and a question and answer session. Register for the industry day at the link below by<u> <span class="" tabindex="0"><span class="">Jan. 6, 2014</span></span></u>.<br>
<a href="http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTQwMTAzLjI3MDUwNTcxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE0MDEwMy4yNzA1MDU3MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE2ODI1NjI4JmVtYWlsaWQ9YmV2Y29yd2luQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9YmV2Y29yd2luQGdtYWlsLmNvbSZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&103&&&https://www.ibbr.umd.edu/NCCoEFFRDCIndustry" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(29,87,130)">https://www.ibbr.umd.edu/NCCoEFFRDCIndustry</a></p>
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