timeout occurs after 60 minutes of inactivity, and
if timeout occurs, entering your login credentials will cause Cognos to resume working without loss of context.
I confirmed this following the steps described below. If your experience is different from mine, please let me know by leaving a reply on this blog post (not an e-mail reply, but rather come into the blog and use the Post Comment button at the bottom of this post).
I entered Cognos via the CU Portal as shown here.
The following changes migrated to production over the weekend. These changes are to identify standing purchase orders (SPO's) from CU Marketplace:
EN_SPO_CMKT. CU Marketplace standing purchase orders now are identified with BAE CODE EN_SPO_CMKT in the CIW GL database. If you have CU Marketplace SPO's, you will notice this new code on the transactions in m-Fin FINANCIAL DETAIL.