acquisition Archive

  • 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. U.S. Navy Photos by Scott Adam Webb/Released

    DoN FY14 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. U.S. Navy Photos by Scott Adam Webb/Released

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  • Original Article: NDIA The Pentagon has set out to replace outdated military information systems with commercial products that offer far better performance at lower cost. Modernizing IT systems, however, can be problematic aboard Navy warships where the space is confined and computers run arcane pieces of software used to conduct a wide range of combat missions. Despite the difficulties of updating computer systems aboard ships, the Navy has moved aggressively to insert commercial technology across the fleet, said Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker, Navy program executive officer for C4I and space systems. But Becker would like to see shorter turnaround […]

    SPAWAR Expands Commercial IT Acquisitions

    Original Article: NDIA The Pentagon has set out to replace outdated military information systems with commercial products that offer far better performance at lower cost. Modernizing IT systems, however, can be problematic aboard Navy warships where the space is confined and computers run arcane pieces of software used to conduct a wide range of combat missions. Despite the difficulties of updating computer systems aboard ships, the Navy has moved aggressively to insert commercial technology across the fleet, said Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker, Navy program executive officer for C4I and space systems. But Becker would like to see shorter turnaround […]

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  • Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

    Workshops Can Help Turn Small Business into Big Business

    Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov Top acquisition officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified before Congress on April 22 on their collective efforts to make the defense acquisition process more effective and responsive to national security needs. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology; Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; and William A. LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition all appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness and management support. Shyu contrasted her experiences in industry and government and urged Congress to empower program […]

    Service Acquisitions Chiefs Testify on Reform

    Original Article: Defense.gov Top acquisition officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified before Congress on April 22 on their collective efforts to make the defense acquisition process more effective and responsive to national security needs. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology; Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; and William A. LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition all appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness and management support. Shyu contrasted her experiences in industry and government and urged Congress to empower program […]

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  • The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) will be hosting a Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30AM–4:30PM at the Kerr McGee Center 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAVAIR/NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY16, FY17 and FY18 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives […]

    Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to host Long Range Acquisition Forecast Industry Day

    The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) will be hosting a Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30AM–4:30PM at the Kerr McGee Center 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAVAIR/NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY16, FY17 and FY18 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives […]

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  • Original Article: SoMdNews Emily Harman is working to help small businesses successfully enter the world of government contracting. As associate director of the Naval Air Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs, Harman hopes to get to know industry leaders, find out what their firms have to offer, compare that information with NAVAIR’s needs and create opportunities for those businesses to join the competition for contracts. It’s work that may be valuable to businesses, as the Pentagon trims spending and competition to land government contractual work is becoming more difficult. “Understand what we plan on buying, and what we buy,” […]

    NAVAIR Small Business Office is Reaching Out to Firms

    Original Article: SoMdNews Emily Harman is working to help small businesses successfully enter the world of government contracting. As associate director of the Naval Air Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs, Harman hopes to get to know industry leaders, find out what their firms have to offer, compare that information with NAVAIR’s needs and create opportunities for those businesses to join the competition for contracts. It’s work that may be valuable to businesses, as the Pentagon trims spending and competition to land government contractual work is becoming more difficult. “Understand what we plan on buying, and what we buy,” […]

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  • On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) hosted the second Annual Small Business Forum at the Sea Air Space Exposition. The Forum opened with networking and continental breakfast, followed by a special opening presentation from the Director (Acting) of DoN OSBP, Ms. Patricia Obey. A Government Panel was held with Ms. Obey, Mr. Mark Teskey, Director of the OSBP for the Air Force, as well as Ms. Pamela Monroe, Program Manager for Subcontracting and the Mentor Protégé program for the Army where the agencies discussed small business acquisition opportunities within […]

    DoN OSBP Hosts 2nd Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space

    On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) hosted the second Annual Small Business Forum at the Sea Air Space Exposition. The Forum opened with networking and continental breakfast, followed by a special opening presentation from the Director (Acting) of DoN OSBP, Ms. Patricia Obey. A Government Panel was held with Ms. Obey, Mr. Mark Teskey, Director of the OSBP for the Air Force, as well as Ms. Pamela Monroe, Program Manager for Subcontracting and the Mentor Protégé program for the Army where the agencies discussed small business acquisition opportunities within […]

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  • Original Article: FCW The Navy’s enterprise IT shop has unveiled an acquisition model designed to address the longstanding challenge of keeping pace with industry innovation. The “Innovation Cell” run by the Navy Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems will get interested vendors involved in the acquisition process earlier on, officials say. “We’re doing this out of necessity,” Jeff Frailey, the project’s operations lead said March 26 at a rollout to industry. “It should not take longer to acquire the technology than the life span of the technology itself.” A member of the AFCEA Nova audience, which featured vendors big […]

    Navy’s Enterprise IT Shop Unveils New Acquisition Model: “Innovation Cell”

    Original Article: FCW The Navy’s enterprise IT shop has unveiled an acquisition model designed to address the longstanding challenge of keeping pace with industry innovation. The “Innovation Cell” run by the Navy Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems will get interested vendors involved in the acquisition process earlier on, officials say. “We’re doing this out of necessity,” Jeff Frailey, the project’s operations lead said March 26 at a rollout to industry. “It should not take longer to acquire the technology than the life span of the technology itself.” A member of the AFCEA Nova audience, which featured vendors big […]

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  • November 13th, 7:30am – 5:00pm Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) will conduct an informational Industry Day on Thursday, 13 November 2014 at Holiday Inn Select, Solomons, Maryland. The objective of this event is to enhance Government-industry communication, conduct market research, and increase competition in support of Naval Aviation by presenting the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) and providing the opportunity for meetings between industry and NAVAIR/NAWCAD technical personnel.   Before registering, please review the LRAF spreadsheet at http://go.usa.gov/yQx4 There will also be time allotted in the afternoon for industry to engage with technical […]

    NAVAIR/NAWCAD Industry Day – Nov 13

    November 13th, 7:30am – 5:00pm Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) will conduct an informational Industry Day on Thursday, 13 November 2014 at Holiday Inn Select, Solomons, Maryland. The objective of this event is to enhance Government-industry communication, conduct market research, and increase competition in support of Naval Aviation by presenting the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) and providing the opportunity for meetings between industry and NAVAIR/NAWCAD technical personnel.   Before registering, please review the LRAF spreadsheet at http://go.usa.gov/yQx4 There will also be time allotted in the afternoon for industry to engage with technical […]

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  • June 26 – 11:30AM-2:00PM  The Tidewater Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals is excited to announce that our Special Guest Speaker for our June Networking and Lunch event is Rear Admiral Seán Crean (ret.), Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Crean is the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all matters regarding Small Business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives. He has over 34 years Federal Service contracting experience that includes serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management during a two year […]

    APMP Luncheon – OSBP Director Mr. Sean Crean – June 26

    June 26 – 11:30AM-2:00PM  The Tidewater Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals is excited to announce that our Special Guest Speaker for our June Networking and Lunch event is Rear Admiral Seán Crean (ret.), Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Crean is the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all matters regarding Small Business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives. He has over 34 years Federal Service contracting experience that includes serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management during a two year […]

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