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The All Things Small Business podcast visits with Mr. Ken Carkhuff, DAU Learning Director for Small Business All Things Small Business podcast visits with Mr. Ken Carkhuff, DAU Learning Director for Small Business2021-10-26T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassE2C5D58E341940EC865D84BA2838B745">Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 15, we visit with Mr. Ken Carkhuff, DAU Learning Director for Small Business and the creator and co-producer of the All Things Small Business podcast. DAU is a modern learning platform that delivers continuous learning and support to the Defense Acquisition Workforce. As the Learning Director, he is responsible for the maintenance of existing Small Business learning assets and the development of new Small Business learning assets. <br> <br> DAU Mission: Provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities.<br> <br> DAU Vision: An accomplished and adaptive workforce, giving the warfighter a decisive edge.<br> <br> Mr. Carkhuff discusses the genesis and history of the podcast and how his original idea of a short weekly podcast aimed specifically at Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Professionals (SBP) transformed into the current format with the guidance and assistance of Dr. Joni Dowling, DAU Learning Director for Contracts and Mr. Anthony Rotolo, DAU voice and co-producer of the podcast.<br> <br> Mr. Carkhuff highlights the initial DoD SBP credential (CSBP 001) recently deployed by DAU and how it benefits the SBP workforce.<br> <br> Mr. Carkhuff also showcases the many Small Businesses initiatives that he has brought to DAU in order to increase the focus on the DoD Small Business Programs and to provide more learning opportunities since his arrival in August 2019.<br> <br> Mr. Carkhuff talks about some of the barriers to entry for small business that want to do business with DoD and how those barriers can be overcome or mitigated.<br> <br> Finally, Mr. Carkhuff solicits suggestions for future podcast topics and/or speakers.<br> <br> You can listen to episode 15 at <a href=""></a> or by subscribing to the <a href="">All Things Small Business podcast series </a>via the Apple store.<br> <br> The All Things Small Business podcast series can also be found on the DAU Industry Support page at <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense"></a><br> Just scroll down to the podcast section, click on the red “Listen Now” button, and select the podcast of your choice.<br> <br> Feel free to reach out to <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> if you want to participate as a future guest.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/The-All-Things-Small-Business-podcast-visits-with-Mr--Ken-Carkhuff,-DAU-Learning-Director-for-Small-Business
What is a CSO? is a CSO?2021-10-21T12:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClass75787148C816446E955E930506DDABFA"><strong>Overview</strong><br> The <a href="">Defense Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) Pilot</a> is a competitive program authorized by Section 879 of the FY17 NDAA to obtain solutions or new capabilities that fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advances. CSO procedures are similar to those for Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), though a CSO is used to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies, or services that directly meet program requirements, whereas BAAs are restricted to basic and applied research. The CSO program may also be used to acquire research and development (R&D) solutions from component development through operational systems development.<br> <br> For CSO purposes, innovation is defined as: Any technology, process, or method, including research and development that is new as of the date of proposal submission or any application of a technology, process, or method that is new as of proposal submission.<br> <br> <strong>Non-FAR Based Applications</strong><br> CSO procedures are also used to award non-FAR based awards, such as Other Transactions (OTs). Specific limitations and requirements apply when using the CSO evaluation procedures and is dependent upon the non-FAR based strategy selected.<br> <br> <strong>Common Applications</strong> <ul> <li>Commercial products and services</li> <li>Information Technology (IT) product and services</li> <li>R&D studies for commercial technology</li> <li>Commercial Technology maturation</li> </ul> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:330px;"><strong><u>Pros</u></strong></td> <td style="width:330px;"><strong><u>Cons</u></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:330px;">Enables the rapid selection of innovative commercial solutions</td> <td style="width:330px;">Data rights and licenses of commercial technology increases burden on government to ensure specialized rights are well understood within the context of the commercial product life cycle.<br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:330px;">Ability to use streamlined procedures for commercial technologies provides opportunity for acquisition programs to deliver capability quickly.<br> <br> Shorter evaluation timelines for solution briefs significantly reduce procurement lead times.</td> <td style="width:330px;"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> <strong><u>Restrictions</u></strong><br> - Limited to <a href="">fixed-price</a> or <a href="">fixed-price incentive</a> contract arrangements;<br> - Awards exceeding $100 million require approval from USD A&S or military service acquisition executive;<br> - Requirement to promote competition in accordance with <a href="">DFARS Part 215.371-2 </a>does not apply;<br> - Authority expires on September 30, 2022.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/What-is-a-CSO
OTA Today Webinar: Tech Bridge 101 Today Webinar: Tech Bridge 1012021-10-20T12:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClass8C475274D1D64552AC44C744832B207A">What is a Tech Bridge? And how do they fit into the acquisition and OTA context? Join DAU for our next OTA Today webinar: Tech Bridge 101. Join DAU and an all-star team of NavalX panelists for an exclusive deep dive into this network of military, academia and industry problem-solvers.<br> <br> <strong>Event Details:</strong><br> <strong>Date:</strong> November 3, 2021<br> <strong>Time: </strong>12pm - 1:30pm (Eastern) 9am - 10:30am (Pacific)<br> <strong>CLPs:</strong> 1.5<br> <br> <u>Registration required</u>: <a href="/events/OTA-Today-Tech-Bridge-101"></a><br> <br> <strong>Guest Speakers:</strong><br> Whitney Tallarico<br> Troy Clarke<br> Anne Fields<br> Steven Bordonaro<br> <br> <strong>Moderator: </strong><br> Hallie Tremaine Balkin, DAU Learning Director for Other Transactions.<br> <br> <strong>Who Should Attend</strong>: Government, Military, and Industry at all levels who want to learn about the tenets and principles of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to promote change and collaboration within DoD programs and projects.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/OTA-Today-Webinar---Tech-Bridge-101
CONNECT Live - a new place to talk to contracting experts!! Live - a new place to talk to contracting experts!!2021-10-15T16:00:00Z Live 2021.png, Live 2021.png Live 2021.png<div class="ExternalClassE247CA0CA0D943D0A53805D0262E448D">CONNECT Live is a new weekly DAU web series to talk contracting with experts across DoD. Join DAU and other contracting experts from DoD on <a href="/cop/contracting/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=2.0.2021-10-21T15:30:00Z&Source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edau%2Eedu%2Fcop%2Fcontracting%2FPages%2FConnect%2Easpx">Thursday October 21<sup>st</sup> from 11:30-12:30 (eastern time) for the launching of the new CONNECT Live opportunity!</a><br> <br> Each week, we will be bringing you the opportunity to connect and share your thoughts and ideas…as we deliver the latest news and offer you the opportunity to meet and ask questions, in real time, of innovative and helpful contracting experts from across the services.<br> <br> It’s more important than ever to stay connected in our new ‘virtual’ world, so join the open forum and CONNECT Live! Check it out:<br> <br> <a href=""></a><br> <a href="/cop/contracting/Pages/Connect.aspx"></a></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/CONNECT-Live---a-new-place-to-talk-to-contracting-experts!!

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