• Data Calls
    • Part B Data Call    (2020-01-31)

      The Part B Data Call was released January 30, 2020, responses are due March 2, 2020. Please contact us with any questions.
    • MS EA Option Year 1 Data Call    (2019-12-05)

      The MS EA Option Year 1 Data Call was released on December 5, 2019, responses are due January 6, 2020. Please contact us with any questions.
    • Part A Data Call    (2019-10-15)

      The Part A data call was released on October 15, 2019 and responses are due October 31, 2019. Please contact us with any questions.
    • SAS Maintenance Agreement Data Call    (2019-09-23)

      The SAS data call was released on September 19, 2019 and responses are due October 31, 2019. Please contact us with any questions.
    • Announcements    (2019-07-18)

      ISDP is sending a data call for Qlik outside of the normal cycle to collect FY19 funds for Qlik Sense. Qlik Sense is a self-service analytics platform that NIH has chosen to be its enterprise solution. CIT is hosting Qlik Sense and all ICs have access to the licenses. The cost for your IC has been predetermined through a formula approved by the IC Executive Officers or their designees. Please provide your CAN and CIT numbers by July 31 , 2019. No extensions will be granted beyond this timeline as we are approaching the end of FY19.

      ISDP will release a data call for SAS in late September with a late October deadline.
    • Part C Data Call    (2019-06-04)

      The Part C data call was released on June 3, 2019 and responses are due July 1, 2019. Please contact us with any questions.
  • Approaching Deadlines
    • Deadline for FY20 Part A Data Call    (2019-10-15)

      Finalize and submit your CAN & CIT or your IAAs by COB October 31, 2019.
    • Deadline for FY20 SAS Data Call    (2019-10-11)

      Finalize and submit your CAN & CIT or your IAAs by COB October 31, 2019.
    • Deadline for All FY 19 IAA Submissions    (2019-08-20)

      Finalize and submit all FY 19 IAAs by September 02, 2019. No further extensions will be granted beyond this date.
    • Deadline    (2019-07-18)

      FY19 Qlik Sense: July 31, 2019
  • What’s New
    • FY20 SAS Codes Now Available    (2020-02-03)

      The FY20 SAS and JMP 15 codes are now available on the ISDP SAS product page
    • McAfee New License Key and Grant Number Now Available    (2020-01-10)

      The new McAfee license keys are available for download, please contact ISDP for license key and grant number information.
    • On December 11, 2019, Malwarebytes experienced a system error    (2020-01-10)

      On December 11, 2019, Malwarebytes experienced a system error that resulted in Malwarebytes Management Console incorrectly indicating that licenses were expired for some customers. as a precaution, please visit the Malwarebytes link that provides step by step instructions to ensure your license remains activated.
    • New Parallel License Key Available 12/30/2019    (2019-12-24)

      The new Parallel license key is available for all renewed customers and an email was sent to the P.O.Cs of each participating IC and Operational Division with the new access key and instructions. Please contact your organization's P.O.C for further information. If you are interested in purchasing new licenses or require download assistance please contact ISDP
    • Adobe IT Recorded Roundtable: Serial Number Expiration    (2019-10-31)

      On November 30, 2019, serial numbers will expire for some of our ETLA customers and we want to ensure no customer is impacted. Therefore, Adobe held a roundtable on October 16th, to cover how to check if your organization has expiring serial numbers and what you need to do to ensure your end users don’t lose access to Adobe apps and services they rely on. To access the recorded session just click on Adobe IT Roundtable: Serial Number Expiration
    • Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2019    (2019-10-18)

      A Critical Patch Update for October 2019 was released on October 15th, 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

      The Critical Patch Update Advisory includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

      Review Oracle's Security Fixing Policies and the Critical Patch Update Advisory. After reviewing these resources, if you are unable to determine if you require a software update, or how to apply it, please contact Oracle Support.

      Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at:

      Oracle Technology Network

      Oracle Cloud Security Alerts

      The Critical Patch Update Advisory for October 2019 is available at:

      Oracle Technology Network

      Oracle Security Blogs

      The next four dates for Critical Patch Updates are:

      October 15, 2019
      January 14, 2020
      April 14, 2020
      October 20, 2020

      Customer Support of Oracle Corporation
    • McAfee’s Product Changes Impacting the Upcoming Part A Data Call    (2019-10-10)

      McAfee is no longer offering the ability to renew stand-alone products as in previous years. Stand-alone products such as Endpoint Protection, Application Whitelisting, Protection for Mac, Protection for Linux and Public Cloud Security 4 Core and much more are all included in MVISION Plus SKU. Customers need to purchase MVISION Plus in order to continue the current McAfee licenses beyond 12/31/19. The pricing details are in the Part A data call being released on Oct 15th 2019. Click McAfee SKU Comparison Chart to see a breakdown of the old SKUs being replaced with the new SKUs and the functions they serve.
    • New Filemaker Pro 18.0.3 Advanced    (2019-10-09)

      The new Filemaker Pro 18.0.3 is now available. This software update addresses general bug fixes. More information can be found by clicking on Software Update: FileMaker Pro Advanced 18.0.3.
    • Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Change    (2019-09-25)

      ISDP is informing all of our NIH customers that the deadline to submit the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (MS EA) True up orders will be on the 15th of every month. This will be implemented starting on November 15, 2019.
      Moving the MS EA order request due date to the 15th of each month will allow for more timely order processing and fulfillment to better service the NIH community. For questions and feedback regarding this announcement, please contact us.
    • Adobe update    (2019-09-19)

      The Single App SKU is designed to give customers the ability to access and assign any Creative Cloud product without a required contract change, even those that are newly released during mid-cycle. It allows for:

      • Access
        • Access new apps as soon as released and assign to users
      • Flexibility
        • Choose from the full list of Creative Cloud apps any time
      • Simplification
        • Less SKUs for customers to review / less line items
        • Simplifies pricing - one price point for all single apps

      What do your customers need to do?
      They need to un-assign any CC seats under the individual app SKUs and then follow the workflow to assign the user under the Single Apps product profile.
      What if the customer doesn't un-assign CC seats under individual app SKUs?
      The customer will appear as if they are over-deployed. Adobe does not delete "offers" if there are assigned users.

      The following links will help with transition:

      Single App Overview/ Creative Cloud for Enterprise

      Manage Products and Profiles
    • Contract Renewals and POP Dates for FY 20    (2019-08-14)

      Contract renewals have been completed with new Period of Performance dates for the following:

      • Gartner, 09/30/2019 – 09/29/2020
      • MacVector, 09/23/2019 – 09/29/2020
      • Mathematica, 08/28/2019 – 08/27/2020
      • IBM SPSS, 09/01/2020 – 08/30/2020
      • GeneXplain, 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020
    • QlikView-L NIH Community Subscription    (2019-08-14)

      Attention All QlikView Users: The following subscription link is being provided to disseminate information to the NIH community about the implementation of the QlikView Business Intelligence/Data Discovery application at NIH.
      Subscribe to QlikView-L email list
    • FileMaker Products update    (2019-07-11)

      The latest version of Filemaker is now available to download from our Products page. Filemaker 18 offers Pro 18 Advanced for Mac, windows 32-bit and 64-bit. It also offers Server 18 for Mac and Windows click on Filemaker and scroll to the download section to upgrade today.
    • Adobe Renewals    (2019-07-02)

      Adobe customers must renew their Adobe accounts before 09/01/2019 to avoid a lapse in service. Submit your response to the Part C Data Call as soon as possible.
    • Sudaan Permanent License Keys    (2019-06-24)

      Sudaan has released the permanent license keys that will last through April 30, 2020. Head over to the Sudaan Product Page to access the new license keys.

      Microsoft's Home Use Program (HUP) is now available through the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

      What is the Home Use Program?
      HUP provides employees a way to buy Office 365 subscriptions or the latest versions of Office, Visio, and Project software to use at home for a significantly lower rate. The discount is portable; if for any reason employees leave NIH, they can keep their discounted Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscription if their subscription remains active without lapse. Please see below for discounted rates:

      • Office 365 Subscription Offer: Special 30% discount on Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal annual subscriptions.
      • Office 2019 Software Offer: $14.99 for a license of Office Professional Plus 2019 or Office Home and Business 2019 for Mac. (Note: this offer is only available until June 30, 2019)
      • Project Professional 2019 Software Offer: $14.99 for a license of Project Professional 2019.
      • Visio Professional 2019 Software Offers: $14.99 for a license of Visio Professional 2019.

      How Do Employees Take Advantage of the HUP?
      HUP is currently available to USA employees. Visit the Home Use Program website to purchase the license. Note that some prerequisites are as follows, an employee should have an active Microsoft Account and NIH will need to either:

      • Have active Software Assurance for qualifying Office applications,
      • Have Office 365/Microsoft 365 E3/E5 from SA, or
      • Have purchased ≥ 2,000 licenses of one or a mix of Office 365/Microsoft 365 E3/E5

      Note: ISDP will not accept funds directly for the home use program; funding will go directly to Microsoft Need More Information?
      Please visit this site to learn more about the HUP benefits, eligibility and additional resources.
    • Potential Online Services (OLS) Provisioning Delay for New Micorsoft Orders    (2019-06-04)

      Due to an unforeseen issue, customers expecting to receive OLS provisioned from June 1, 2019 may experience a delay in obtaining their OLS. This may cause a delay in to receiving the relevant activation email and seeing the new licenses on Volume Licensing Service Center. The Microsoft support team is diligently working to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.
    • Oracle License Support Renewals    (2019-05-10)

      All customers that renewed through ISDP will continue to have access to full Oracle license support, despite receiving the expired notification on the MOS site. There will be no disruption of service. Oracle is currently working to resolve the notification issue.
    • Adobe Digital Government Symposium    (2019-04-30)

      On Thursday, May, 9, 2019 Adobe will host its 10th annual Digital Government Symposium in Washington D.C. The free event is intended for program managers, communications leaders, business process owners, and technology executives seeking to not only achieve the mission, but also harness digital tools to improve customer experiences.
      Click the link for more information and to register for the event.
    • Oracle Java Contract Award    (2019-04-25)

      The contract award is now available for customers who participated in the Oracle Java Part I and Oracle Java Part II Data Call for Java SE User Name Based Subscriptions and or Java SE Processor Subscriptions. To access your subscriptions, please go to https://support.oracle.com and reference your Customer Support ID # - 22270517.
      The support is registered under account name "Department of Health and Human Services".
    • Sudaan Temporary License Keys    (2019-04-23)

      These temporary Sudaan license keys will expire on June 21, 2019:
      SUDAAN Release 11.0.3 , Annual License, Individual PC (32 bit), SAS-Callable or Standalone SAS-Callable License
      Product Key for this license (needed for installation and renewal of license) C4QWJ-AA7N-4ZC2-6B7J-3JR6P
      SUJDAAN License Number: A0004531

      SUDAAN Release 11.0.3 , Annual License, Individual PC x64, SAS-Callable SAS-Callable License
      Product Key for this license (needed for installation and renewal of license) 3YM7Z-3QY0-GP9C-0Z3T-7E7HC
      SUDAAN License Number: A0004530
  • Training and Webinars
    • SAS Webinars for the Month of November    (2019-11-01)

      In the month of November SAS is offering 15 different complimentary webinars brought to you by SAS experts and partners. Click the link for more information and choose the ones that best fit your needs and interests.

      November SAS Webinars
    • Adobe Spark and Adobe Stock Webinar    (2019-10-31)

      Spark your creativity and standout amongst the rest! Join Adobe for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2:00pm ET and 11:00am PT for a 60 minute exploration into how Adobe Spark and Adobe Stock can assist you on creating impressionable design concepts for your agency.

      Adobe Spark and Adobe Stock can make an impact on your customer experience with iconic imagery and professional assets.Join the complimentary webinar to explore the endless possibilities that Adobe Spark and Adobe Stock provide to creative professionals, and how to implement these visual improvements in your current infrastructure. You will discover how to revolutionize your experience and streamline processes across your agency.Register now to learn how to spark creativity in your agency today!

      Abobe Spark offers the ability to create social graphics,web pages, and short videos, in efforts to bring one's web presence to new levels with cinematic graphics and videography,all though your browser!

      Abobe Stock provided access to a diverse collection of millions of high-quality images,videos,3D objects, and templates.
    • McAfee’s New Capabilities Available Webinar    (2019-10-09)

      NIH is updating the longstanding CIT ISDP Contract with McAfee to get the latest Endpoint and Server Protection capabilities McAfee has to offer. McAfee and Carahsoft are hosting a complimentary webinar to educate users on the updated available features.

      Register now to learn more about the newly-deployed licensing components, including:

      • Machine Learning Protection:Zero-day defense for Ransomware and APT
      • CDM Approved Whitelisting:Whitelisting with no new agent requirement or system performance degradation
      • Dynamic Application Containment: Contain and analyze potentially malicious applications without disrupting productivity
      • MVISION Mobile:Utilize McAfee on BYOD devices
      • Manage Microsoft Defender:The only centrally-managed solution for enabling and managing Microsoft Defender

      Interested, but cannot attend at this time?Sign up to receive a copy of the archived recording!
    • Webinar | IBM SPSS Statistics Panel Discussion: Learn How Industry Experts Are Leveraging Predictive Analytics with SPSS Statistics.    (2019-07-24)

      Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. EDT, Presented by Bob E. Hayes, Lauren Squier, D. Anthony Miles, Murtaza Haider and David Wright

      Learn how SPSS Statistics is used in industries like government, survey research, market research, and academia. Hear about our panel member's experience using SPSS Statistics to predict student churn, movie-going behavior, travel demand, etc.

      Find out how you can use SPSS Statistics for planning, data collection, analysis, reporting, and deployment in your business and industry.

      Register Now
    • Webinar & Tutorial | FileMaker 18 Platform    (2019-07-11)

      Learn how to use the new FileMaker 18 Platform features. This webinar and tutorial are right at your fingertips to study at your convenience, just click on the links below.

      FileMaker 18 Webinar – Watch the Filemaker Product Management Team demo the new features.

      FileMaker 18 Tutorial – Learn how to use some of the most significant features and functionality.
    • Webinar | Gartner: Willful Disruption, 7 Digital Disruptions You Might Not See Coming    (2019-06-17)

      Presented by Daryl Plummer, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. EDT

      • Why digital disruption is a critical discipline.
      • What you must do to successfully cope with digital disruption.
      • The 7 major disruptions you need to know.

      Register Now
    • Panel Discussion | Gartner: Drive Growth in the Face of Change    (2019-06-17)

      Presented by Shvetank Shah, Chris Howard, George Penn and Tim Raiswell Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. EDT

      • Turn shifting economic, business or operating conditions into a competitive advantage.
      • Spark innovation, change strategy and take risks.
      • Instill a winning mentality among your talent and organizational culture.

      Register Now
    • Webinar | Gartner: Optimize IT Operations to Drive Business Value for Midsize Enterprises    (2019-06-17)

      Presented by Joseph Provenza, Monday, June 24, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. EDT

      • The role of financial transparency in cost optimization.
      • Why operations standardization and consolidation is foundational to cost optimization.
      • The intricacies of using cloud and managed services.

      Register Now
    • Webinar | Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations in 2019    (2019-06-17)

      Presented by Ross Winser, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. EDT

      • Emerging trends with potential to significantly impact I&O teams.
      • Potential disruption and opportunities for you and your I&O teams.
      • Recommended actions to prepare yourself and your teams.

      Register Now
    • Webinar | Adobe Creative Cloud: Stock Webinar Series    (2019-06-14)

      Offered from Thursday, June 20 through September 19 | 1 p.m. EDT

      • June 20, 2019: Adobe Stock – Put the world at your fingertips with Adobe Stock Editorial Collection.
      • July 18, 2019: Adobe Stock & Premiere Rush CC - Create and share online videos in record time.
      • August 15, 2019: Adobe Stock & Dimension CC – Create photorealistic scenes with high-quality 3D content.
      • September19, 2019: Adobe Stock – Highlight content from Premium and video collections and introduce you to the latest visual trends.

      Register Now

    • Webinar | Adobe Creative Cloud: Get More Attention with Motion from Adobe Stock    (2019-06-14)

      Tuesday, June 18 | 1 p.m. EDT

      In this 60 minute seminar you will learn to:
      • Capture the attention of your audiences, on any screen, by combining photography with Adobe Stock video
      • Learn to find and leverage looping video content that can be quickly combined with images directly in Photoshop
      • You will learn how to create a variety of eye-catching animations

      Register Now

    • Webinar | Adobe Premiere Pro: Edit Videos Seamlessly    (2019-06-14)

      Tuesday, June 18 | 2 p.m. EDT

      In this 60 minute seminar you will learn how to:
      • Get started on a project by importing footage into your creative workspace
      • Improve and adjust color grades to clips
      • Enhance various video cuts with animated text layers
      • Add closed captions to videos and snippets of your choice
      • Export your finished product using Adobe Media Encoder

      Register Now

    • Webinar | FileMaker: Let's Create a Custom App    (2019-06-14)

      Thursday, June 20 | 4 p.m. EDT
      This 45 minute seminar will guide you through fundamentals of building your first Filemaker app from scratch including:
      • Designing your first layout
      • Working with different fields
      • Creating your first relationship and displaying related data
      • Sharing and connecting to your first app from the desktop, iOS, and the web
      • Dedicated Q&A time to answer your questions

      Register Now
    • Tutorials and design    (2019-06-13)

      Adobe Tutorial Links:

    • Webinar | Getting the Most from Your Adobe Creative Cloud    (2019-06-04)

      Thursday, June 13 | 2 - 3 p.m. EDT
      • Maximize your Creative Cloud software to create engaging materials more effectively.
      • Use templates, libraries and other new product features to work more efficiently and collaboratively.
      • Discover new products and workflows that will unlock your creative potential and transform your content.

      Speaker: Lisa Watkins
      Solutions Consultant
      Public Sector - Adobe

      Register Now: Adobe event
    • World Wide Developer Conference    (2019-06-04)

      Apple will hold the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) June 3-7, 2019. The events are available to watch via live stream. In the event you do not have time to view these events in real time the recordings will also be posted online. See below for relevant links to the conference.

      WWDC 2019 wwdc19
      • Monday, June 3rd
        • Keynote - 10am-12pm PST - 101
        • Platforms State of the Union - 2:30-4:30pm PST - 103
      • Friday, June 7th
        • App Distribution - 2pm-2:40pm PST - From ad-hoc to Enterprise - 304
    • GeneXplain Webinar    (2019-05-10)

      Webinar: June 25th (Tuesday) 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
      Registration Link here

      High-Throughput Data Analysis with TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™ (HumanPSD™ + TRANSPATH®)
      Presented by: Olga Kel-Margoulis, PhD and Volker Matys, Dr. rer. nat., geneXplain GmbH
      Come learn how to use TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™ to:
      • Analyze genomic intervals for TF-binding sites.
      • Analyze co-regulated genes for enriched TF-binding sites.
      • Map genes to pathways and other enriched attributes.
      • Identify networks enriched with members of your gene set.
      TRANSFAC® includes eukaryotic transcription factors (and miRNAs), their experimentally determined genomic binding sites and derived DNA-binding motifs (PWMs). TRANSFAC® allows to search for transcription factor targets based on experimentally determined TF-binding sites, as well as to predict putative transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) in regulatory regions.
      The PROTEOME™ database includes HumanPSD™, with focus on gene ontology data, expression patterns and, particularly, association of human (and mouse) genes with diseases and their potential use as biomarkers and drug targets, as well as TRANSPATH®, on mammalian signal transduction and metabolic pathways, for functional and network analysis.
      Integrated under one web interface, TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™, allow seamless analysis with the included gene regulation and functional analysis tools.
    • May 2019 Gartner Webinars    (2019-05-08)

      Gartner complimentary webinars equip leaders like you with indispensable insights, advice and tools to help you achieve your most pressing objectives and build a successful organization. Click here to see the May 2019 Gartner Webinar schedule.
    • MacVector 17.0 Workshop    (2019-04-11)

      Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
      Location: One Cloister Court (Center & Convent)
      Rathskeller/Room 036 (basement)
      Campus Shuttle (Red) to ‘Blood Bank/Family Lodge/ Bldg 60/Cloisters

      There will be two workshops presented by Dr. Kevin Kendall:
      • Morning Session from 10 am - 12 pm - What can MacVector do for me?
      • Afternoon Session from 2 pm - 4 pm - Detailed MacVector workflows.
      Click here for more detailed information.
      Please RSVP Rosemary Maratta at maratta@macvector.com
    • MacVector 17.0 Training Workshop    (2019-04-11)

      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2019, 11 am – 1 pm
      Location: NCI ATRF Building
      8560 Progress Dr.
      Frederick, MD 21701

      Description:This is a training workshop presented by Dr. Kevin Kendall designed to help both novice and advanced users of MacVector to get the most out of the software. This training workshop will focus on three objectives:
      1. Getting started with MacVector
      2. Getting the Most Out of MacVector
      3. New Features (MacVector 12 to 17.0)
      Click here for more detailed information.
      Please RSVP Rosemary Maratta at maratta@macvector.com
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