Buying Commands Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • Original Article: AviationPros Avian LLC,* Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded an $11,402,443 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Integrated System Evaluation Experimentation and Test Department (AIR-5.1). Services provided will include flight test engineering, programmatic, administrative, design, execution, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of tests and experiments of aircraft, unmanned air systems, weapons and weapons systems. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in May 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated at time of award, […]

    SDVOSB Awarded $11M to Provide Support for NAVAIR

    Original Article: AviationPros Avian LLC,* Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded an $11,402,443 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Integrated System Evaluation Experimentation and Test Department (AIR-5.1). Services provided will include flight test engineering, programmatic, administrative, design, execution, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of tests and experiments of aircraft, unmanned air systems, weapons and weapons systems. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in May 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated at time of award, […]

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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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