Archive for April, 2017

  • Original Article: MiamiHerald The University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Navy are working together to help small businesses grow, conduct research and commercialize their technology. URI’s Business Engagement Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport formalized their partnership Thursday. Each entity has been working with local businesses separately. Katharine Hazard Flynn, executive director of the business center, says the partnership will allow them to provide more robust offerings to companies. The Navy and the university have access to different labs, research capabilities and patents. Flynn says small and medium defense companies can grow by using the connections […]

    URI, Navy, Partner to Help Small Businesses Grow

    Original Article: MiamiHerald The University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Navy are working together to help small businesses grow, conduct research and commercialize their technology. URI’s Business Engagement Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport formalized their partnership Thursday. Each entity has been working with local businesses separately. Katharine Hazard Flynn, executive director of the business center, says the partnership will allow them to provide more robust offerings to companies. The Navy and the university have access to different labs, research capabilities and patents. Flynn says small and medium defense companies can grow by using the connections […]

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  • Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

    Defense logistics official sees potential in 3-D printing parts

    Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

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  • The Department of the Navy (DON) received one of the top Department of Defense (DoD) awards for exceptional commitment to small business programs across a variety of activities, such as; exceeding assigned goals, outreach, and senior leader commitment April 6. Director of the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Ms. Emily Harman accepted the 2016 Vanguard Award on behalf of the DON at a ceremony held during the DoD OSBP Training Week in Atlanta, GA. “At DoD, we recognize that small businesses contribute to national security by providing combat power to our troops and economic power to our nation,” […]

    Department of the Navy Earns 2016 DoD Vanguard Award

    The Department of the Navy (DON) received one of the top Department of Defense (DoD) awards for exceptional commitment to small business programs across a variety of activities, such as; exceeding assigned goals, outreach, and senior leader commitment April 6. Director of the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Ms. Emily Harman accepted the 2016 Vanguard Award on behalf of the DON at a ceremony held during the DoD OSBP Training Week in Atlanta, GA. “At DoD, we recognize that small businesses contribute to national security by providing combat power to our troops and economic power to our nation,” […]

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  • The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) held its annual Small Business Forum and Matchmaking Events at the Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland April 4-5. “Small businesses will be key contributors as we rebuild and reform our Navy and Marine Corps to meet the demands of the maritime environment, today and in the future. The DON OSBP is committed to fostering a culture that meets these challenges by leveraging Small Business as a strategic advantage,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “These events […]

    DON OSBP Hosts Annual Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space 2017

    The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) held its annual Small Business Forum and Matchmaking Events at the Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland April 4-5. “Small businesses will be key contributors as we rebuild and reform our Navy and Marine Corps to meet the demands of the maritime environment, today and in the future. The DON OSBP is committed to fostering a culture that meets these challenges by leveraging Small Business as a strategic advantage,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “These events […]

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