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  • This article was featured in the Apr - June 2018 edition of the DACM Newsletter. To view the entire newsletter visit: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/workforce/Pages/DACMNewsletter.aspx

    Implementing Accelerated Acquisition Authorities and Reforms within the DON

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  • This article was featured in the Apr - June 2018 edition of the DACM Newsletter. To view the entire newsletter visit: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/workforce/Pages/DACMNewsletter.aspx

    Spotlight On: SPAWAR Systems Center ATLANTIC Small Business Office

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  • Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

    DoD Awards $500M Renewable Energy Contract to Small Business

    Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

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  • Original Article: Fosters The work surrounding a nuclear submarine doesn’t stop once its maintenance is completed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. A thorough post-work analysis is done to determine the effectiveness of the planning, execution and certification of the shipyard’s work. And, if anything new is learned from the analysis, the information is shared among other naval shipyards. That post-work analysis is the job of the Patrona Corporation, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with a seven-person office in Portsmouth at 14 Manchester Square at Pease International Tradeport. “The flow of work that’s happening in this office is in support of the Navy […]

    WOSB Awarded $17M Contract to Replace Navy’s Maintenance & Work Planning Software

    Original Article: Fosters The work surrounding a nuclear submarine doesn’t stop once its maintenance is completed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. A thorough post-work analysis is done to determine the effectiveness of the planning, execution and certification of the shipyard’s work. And, if anything new is learned from the analysis, the information is shared among other naval shipyards. That post-work analysis is the job of the Patrona Corporation, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with a seven-person office in Portsmouth at 14 Manchester Square at Pease International Tradeport. “The flow of work that’s happening in this office is in support of the Navy […]

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  • Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

    CNO Rapid Innovation Cell Call for Applications – due Jan 31

    Original Article: Navy News   Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting HERE. Application deadline is Jan. 31. Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop […]

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  • Original Article: Executive Biz ARGO Systems has won a potential five-year, $90 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services for critical power systems at government facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process with three offers received, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The award covers planning, design, operations training, renovation and repair of power infrastructures, installation, equipment purchase and project management support. The service branch expects contract work to be completed by December 2020 and will obligate $10,000 from fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds at the […]

    SDVOSB Wins $90M NAVFAC Contract

    Original Article: Executive Biz ARGO Systems has won a potential five-year, $90 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide support services for critical power systems at government facilities worldwide. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process with three offers received, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The award covers planning, design, operations training, renovation and repair of power infrastructures, installation, equipment purchase and project management support. The service branch expects contract work to be completed by December 2020 and will obligate $10,000 from fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds at the […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

    Navy Awards Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop LFP Prismatic Cell

    Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

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  • Original Article: Signal Magazine The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better align big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs, requirements and major defense acquisition programs, said Rob Stewart, the program’s manager. Outreach efforts by individual services such as the Army and Navy adequately address issues of meeting mission needs, he said. But harnessing small business innovation—and connecting small businesses to larger businesses that can teach them the ropes—requires more of a concerted focus from higher levels within the department, Stewart said. The Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs seeks input from defense and federal contractors, big and […]

    Defense Dept. Revamps Mentor-Protege Program to Better Align Businesses With Needs

    Original Article: Signal Magazine The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better align big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs, requirements and major defense acquisition programs, said Rob Stewart, the program’s manager. Outreach efforts by individual services such as the Army and Navy adequately address issues of meeting mission needs, he said. But harnessing small business innovation—and connecting small businesses to larger businesses that can teach them the ropes—requires more of a concerted focus from higher levels within the department, Stewart said. The Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs seeks input from defense and federal contractors, big and […]

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