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Being Inspection-Ready Feels Amazing!

Being Inspection-Ready Feels Amazing!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! Be fully prepared for your SVA journey. Being Inspection-Ready Feels Amazing! We talk to a LOT of FSOs on a monthly basis. A LOT. When all is said and done, what is the biggest issue (other than protecting classified information which is always the Mission)? Inspections! (They are actually [...]
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Corkpop! Happy 2020!

Corkpop! Happy 2020!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! Corkpop! Happy 2020! Before we get into the ways we FSO Superheroes are going to have an amazing year, let’s sum up all the BIG changes for FSOs in 2019. 1. New Name: DSS was renamed and rebranded DCSA – have you changed all your documents/memos?2. New Acting Director: [...]
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On the first day of Christmas, my FSO gave to me...

On the first day of Christmas, my FSO gave to me…

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! 12 Lords a Leaping?? It’s a Festivus Miracle!(Also, I am pictured above. Hint: I am the one with the fanciest poet shirt.) On the first day of Christmas, my FSO gave to me... There is only one month until 2020 and I say let’s wrap up this challenging (they [...]
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A Security Program that is JUST right!

A Security Program that is JUST right!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! I guess they are not so secret, now... A Security Program that is JUST right! So, what is the “skinny” (or what is “the Tea” if you employ the Urban Dictionary inyour daily life... we don’t) for security reviews (aka Inspections)? As you may realize, FSO PRO personnel attend [...]
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Prepare Yourself—September is Coming

Prepare Yourself—September is Coming

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! You can’t see it, but he is wearing Uggs. Prepare Yourself—September is Coming For Defense Contractors, September is one of the busiest times of the year. Summer is over, kids are back in school, and here at FSO PRO we usually refer to it as “Proposal Season” and most [...]
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You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready!

You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! This my face during a surprise pop quiz from DCSA. You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready! True story: We were contacted by out DSS (now DCSA) Representative last week. She sent us an email on Wednesday wanting a “quick, 20 -minute ‘Advise & Assist’ call [...]
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How FSOs Are Becoming Even More Essential to Defense Contracting Companies Part 1!

How FSOs Are Becoming Even More Essential to Defense Contracting Companies Part 1!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! Security threats gather, and now our watch begins. How FSOs Are Becoming Even More Essential to Defense Contracting Companies Part 1! As an FSO, I wish for certain changes on a daily basis! I can share this here, in this newsletter, because frankly, no one else would know (or [...]
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Annual Clean Up Time!

Annual Clean Up Time!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! More cleanup? Time to bring out the big guns. Annual Clean Up Time! By now, you have all (hopefully) completed your NISS PSI Survey. April brought us many gifts – spring flowers, the new Avengers movie, the return of Game of Thrones and, throughout the month, DSS kept extending [...]
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Speaking of Personnel Clearances...

Speaking of Personnel Clearances…

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! Everyone with a security clearance looks exactly like this. Speaking of Personnel Clearances... Hopefully by now, most of you have completed your Personnel Clearance projections for the next three fiscal years through NISS and learned the joys of using the NISS Database! If not, you have until April 5th [...]
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It Is Time for Annual Predictions!

It Is Time for Annual Predictions!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! It’s time to look into the future, and this issue is equivalent to 1.21 jiggawatts. (I spelled it that way on purpose.) It Is Time for Annual Predictions! No, not for the Oscars (although my money was on Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddy Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” [...]
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