2017 Archive

  • Original Article: Bloomberg The U.S. Navy is finalizing acquisition plans for Training Systems Contract IV, an up-to-nine-year, $1 billion multiple-award contract for noncommercial training systems, services, and content. TSC IV, the focus of this week’s Bloomberg Government top 20 contract opportunities, will be Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) primary source of such systems — just as its three predecessor TSC contracts have been since fiscal 2000. The Navy began TSC IV planning with an industry day announcement on Feb. 21. A draft request for proposal is planned by late June or early July, according to a June 2 amendment. According […]

    Navy begins recompete of $1 billion training contract

    Original Article: Bloomberg The U.S. Navy is finalizing acquisition plans for Training Systems Contract IV, an up-to-nine-year, $1 billion multiple-award contract for noncommercial training systems, services, and content. TSC IV, the focus of this week’s Bloomberg Government top 20 contract opportunities, will be Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) primary source of such systems — just as its three predecessor TSC contracts have been since fiscal 2000. The Navy began TSC IV planning with an industry day announcement on Feb. 21. A draft request for proposal is planned by late June or early July, according to a June 2 amendment. According […]

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  • By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

    Navy’s Small Business Goes Big at Corona Industry Day

    By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

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  • Original Article: ECN Thanks to a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, contract, Natick’s Thermal Test Facility has a new, one-of-a-kind, articulating manikin to conduct flame and thermal testing on individual uniforms and personal protective equipment. The Pfc. Joseph Ouellette Thermal Test Facility, known as TTF, is a joint Army-Navy flame and thermal research facility located at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts and managed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center for the Department of Defense. The TTF features a state-of-the-art propane test cell, a laser and photonics lab, and three smaller […]

    New Manikin Expands Natick’s Thermal Testing Capability

    Original Article: ECN Thanks to a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, contract, Natick’s Thermal Test Facility has a new, one-of-a-kind, articulating manikin to conduct flame and thermal testing on individual uniforms and personal protective equipment. The Pfc. Joseph Ouellette Thermal Test Facility, known as TTF, is a joint Army-Navy flame and thermal research facility located at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts and managed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center for the Department of Defense. The TTF features a state-of-the-art propane test cell, a laser and photonics lab, and three smaller […]

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  • 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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  • 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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