Awards Archive

  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • Original Article: AFCEA Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised. Vector Planning and Services Inc.,* San Diego, is being awarded a $17,910,070 (N66001-17-D-0117) contract that will be valued at a potential $30,329,295 if all options are exercised. And Millennium Corp.,* […]

    Four Small Businesses to Provide Cyber Risk Management for SPAWAR

    Original Article: AFCEA Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised. Vector Planning and Services Inc.,* San Diego, is being awarded a $17,910,070 (N66001-17-D-0117) contract that will be valued at a potential $30,329,295 if all options are exercised. And Millennium Corp.,* […]

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  • Original Article: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

    Small Business to further develop EOD underwater manipulator system via SBIR Phase II Contract

    Original Article: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

    Small Business Secures SBIR Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)

    Original Article: Naval-Technology US-based company Mikros Systems (MKRS) has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase III contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to supply and support of its adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test-set (ADEPT). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract involves a maximum value of $35.1m over a period of five years. US NSWC’s Indiana division will procure the MKRS ADEPT systems, in addition to logistics services, data management, engineering and technical services, training, calibration and repair of test sets under the multi-year deal. MKRS anticipates numerous ADEPT systems deliveries and task orders over the […]

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  • Original Article: Executive Biz The U.S. Navy plans to award Architecture Technology Corp. a one-year contract to develop 10 ruggedized router prototypes for carrier-based aircraft through a Small Business Innovation Research program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the military branch will ask ATCorp to build small size, weight and power consumption routers called small-form-factor automated networking systems under the third phase of the Minimized Space, Weight and Power Network Architecture Solution  project. The Navy also wants the company to test the S-FAN system on the Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft and plan for the router’s integration into other Navy and commercial aircraft, according to the report. The report […]

    Navy Plans Airborne Router Devt Contract Award through SBIR

    Original Article: Executive Biz The U.S. Navy plans to award Architecture Technology Corp. a one-year contract to develop 10 ruggedized router prototypes for carrier-based aircraft through a Small Business Innovation Research program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the military branch will ask ATCorp to build small size, weight and power consumption routers called small-form-factor automated networking systems under the third phase of the Minimized Space, Weight and Power Network Architecture Solution  project. The Navy also wants the company to test the S-FAN system on the Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft and plan for the router’s integration into other Navy and commercial aircraft, according to the report. The report […]

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  • Original Article: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

    Small Business Awarded $35.2M Contract With Naval Air Station North Island

    Original Article: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

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  • The annual Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Excellence Awards Program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in promoting competition and innovation in the Navy and Marines Corps acquisition process throughout the fiscal year. Established to acknowledge the importance of these characteristics, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) annually recognizes those military and Government civilian individuals and teams who have made the most outstanding contributions in enhancing competition and innovation throughout the acquisition lifecycle and in support of Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Sarkis Tatigian Small Business Award: (L to R): Hon Sean Stackley (ASN RD&A), Leah […]

    DON FY15 Acquisition Excellence Awards

    The annual Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Excellence Awards Program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in promoting competition and innovation in the Navy and Marines Corps acquisition process throughout the fiscal year. Established to acknowledge the importance of these characteristics, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) annually recognizes those military and Government civilian individuals and teams who have made the most outstanding contributions in enhancing competition and innovation throughout the acquisition lifecycle and in support of Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Sarkis Tatigian Small Business Award: (L to R): Hon Sean Stackley (ASN RD&A), Leah […]

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