Archive for May, 2017

  • Original Article: Business Defense Did you know that goals are in place to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts with the federal government? In fact, each federal agency must set annual goals for participation in its contracts by small businesses and specific groups of small businesses, including woman-owned small businesses (WOSBs) small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), HUBZone-certified small businesses and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). Dr. James Galvin, the Acting Director of DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), negotiates DoD-wide small business goals with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Galvin also assigns specific […]

    DoD FY17 Small Business Goals

    Original Article: Business Defense Did you know that goals are in place to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for contracts with the federal government? In fact, each federal agency must set annual goals for participation in its contracts by small businesses and specific groups of small businesses, including woman-owned small businesses (WOSBs) small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), HUBZone-certified small businesses and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). Dr. James Galvin, the Acting Director of DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), negotiates DoD-wide small business goals with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Galvin also assigns specific […]

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  • Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

    Navy courts Silicon Valley, small biz to solve cyber problems

    Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

    Navy Small Business Office Workshop Debuts During Memphis Navy Week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

    Innovative Intracranial Scanner Safeguards Marines’ Lives

    Original Article: Defense.gov MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 11, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines in the field. Skull Infrascanner Navy Chief Petty Officer Jared Anderson, a hospital corpsman, uses an Infrascanner to assess Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Maceo Mathis for intracranial hematomas — bleeding within the skull — at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 8, 2017. The scanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery. […]

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  • Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

    Navy workshop to help connect local companies with millions in government contracts

    Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

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