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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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We Love Our Fan!

We Love Our Fan!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! While I can’t be sure, this is almost certainly what Dan looks like..... Probably. We Love Our Fan! Dan, our good friend (and Fan!) likes to think of new ways we can help FSOs. We like this. He thinks of things he needs as an FSO and we think [...]
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Wow! What a Year!

Wow! What a Year!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! It’s time to celebrate the way The Hoff intended. With milkshakes and class. Wow! What a Year! Let’s face it – there were a LOT of changes for FSOs this past year. There were new systems, “DSS In Transition” (DiT), a new way of doing inspections, lots of changes [...]
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Have Yourself a Merry Little NISS-MAS!

Have Yourself a Merry Little NISS-MAS!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! I am sure we all remember singing “Oh, Niss-mas Tree” as a child. Have Yourself a Merry Little NISS-MAS! We’ve given thanks, now its back to the world of less turkey, more time working with new systems! As promised last month, here is a rundown of what we learned [...]
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We will be Wishing you a Merry NISS-mas next Month!

We will be Wishing you a Merry NISS-mas next Month!

FSO Success What great FSO’s read! Once you see that Tom Cruise has one of his front teeth in the middle of his face—you can’t unsee it. You’re welcome. We will be Wishing you a Merry NISS-mas next Month! This is the part where we wanted to talk about NISS and how to manage different [...]
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Happy New Fiscal Year!

Happy New Fiscal Year!

FSO Success Let Auld Accountants Be Forgot...? Happy New Fiscal Year! Kids have a new school year in August, India kicks off a new year in April, Alaska celebrates in March when the snow and ice begin thawing, the Jewish new year is in September... but for Defense Contractors, the “new year” is that September [...]
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