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  • Original Article: AFCEA   Fourth in an ongoing series of articles One technique for speeding up the acquisition process is the use of open systems architecture. Employing open systems architecture (OSA) capabilities is the intelligent way to create next-generation solutions for warfighters in all services. OSA-based solutions can optimize scarce financial and engineering resources and enable the United States and its coalition partners to extend their strategic military advantages over global adversaries. The U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) provides an example of OSA’s success. The DON initiated an open architecture policy in 2004. In 2010, the undersecretary of defense […]

    The Cyber Implications of Acquisition Speed

    Original Article: AFCEA   Fourth in an ongoing series of articles One technique for speeding up the acquisition process is the use of open systems architecture. Employing open systems architecture (OSA) capabilities is the intelligent way to create next-generation solutions for warfighters in all services. OSA-based solutions can optimize scarce financial and engineering resources and enable the United States and its coalition partners to extend their strategic military advantages over global adversaries. The U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) provides an example of OSA’s success. The DON initiated an open architecture policy in 2004. In 2010, the undersecretary of defense […]

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  • Original Article: Government Executive Defense Department procurement officials have agreed to expand their use of the General Services Administration’s single contract for complex professional services known as OASIS, GSA announced. The One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract, and its related version for small business firms, provides a unique vehicle through which agencies can buy commercial and noncommercial services in program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, science and finance. Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy officials in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding in early June that will commit $500 million yearly from […]

    Pentagon Embraces GSA’s OASIS Services Contract

    Original Article: Government Executive Defense Department procurement officials have agreed to expand their use of the General Services Administration’s single contract for complex professional services known as OASIS, GSA announced. The One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract, and its related version for small business firms, provides a unique vehicle through which agencies can buy commercial and noncommercial services in program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, science and finance. Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy officials in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding in early June that will commit $500 million yearly from […]

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  • Original Article: Digital Journal Onésimus Defense, a South Carolina based Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business that provides defense and safety services to numerous federal and state-level agencies, announced today that its Safety Services Division has been selected as the sole-awardee for a five-year IDIQ contract with the US Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.  Fulfilling the requirements of this award, Onésimus Defense’s Safety Services Division will be providing the NAVSAFENVTRACEN with curriculum development, management and a cadre of professional instructors for the development of the Navy’s Competent Persons Fall Protection program of study. Under […]

    SDVOSB Awarded Prime IDIQ Contract From US Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center

    Original Article: Digital Journal Onésimus Defense, a South Carolina based Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business that provides defense and safety services to numerous federal and state-level agencies, announced today that its Safety Services Division has been selected as the sole-awardee for a five-year IDIQ contract with the US Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.  Fulfilling the requirements of this award, Onésimus Defense’s Safety Services Division will be providing the NAVSAFENVTRACEN with curriculum development, management and a cadre of professional instructors for the development of the Navy’s Competent Persons Fall Protection program of study. Under […]

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  • Original Article: VCStar The Navy’s decision to renovate another aging building at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, is a good indication operations there are unlikely to be targeted for closure, local congressional members said this week. The Navy has agreed to invest at least $8.2 million to renovate three buildings at the base since November 2013. A $3.5 million contract was awarded Nov. 10 to PacWest Construction & Engineering Inc. of Temecula to do extensive renovations to building PM609 at Point Mugu, where the Foreign Military Sales program facilitates sales of U.S. defense equipment to foreign governments. PacWest […]

    Small Business Awarded $3.5M Contract for Renovations

    Original Article: VCStar The Navy’s decision to renovate another aging building at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, is a good indication operations there are unlikely to be targeted for closure, local congressional members said this week. The Navy has agreed to invest at least $8.2 million to renovate three buildings at the base since November 2013. A $3.5 million contract was awarded Nov. 10 to PacWest Construction & Engineering Inc. of Temecula to do extensive renovations to building PM609 at Point Mugu, where the Foreign Military Sales program facilitates sales of U.S. defense equipment to foreign governments. PacWest […]

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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: 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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  • Original Article: DVIDS The military is a critical economic driver for the San Diego region, creating 22 percent of all jobs and $45 billion of gross regional product, according to the 7th Annual San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Economic Impact Study released Sept. 23. The military accounts for one-fifth of San Diego County’s economy relying on this key sector. Approximately $22.7 billion in direct and multiplier effects are linked to military spending and injected into the local economy. “For more than 10 years, the San Diego Military Advisory Council has provided the region and our nation’s military leaders the […]

    Small Business Contracts w/ SPAWAR in San Diego Contribute Largely to Local Economy

    Original Article: DVIDS The military is a critical economic driver for the San Diego region, creating 22 percent of all jobs and $45 billion of gross regional product, according to the 7th Annual San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Economic Impact Study released Sept. 23. The military accounts for one-fifth of San Diego County’s economy relying on this key sector. Approximately $22.7 billion in direct and multiplier effects are linked to military spending and injected into the local economy. “For more than 10 years, the San Diego Military Advisory Council has provided the region and our nation’s military leaders the […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

    DoD Receives ‘A’ Grade in Small Business Procurement

    Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

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  • Original Article: Washington Business Journal The good news is the Navy’s acquisition chief doesn’t really blame the actual companies. The bad news is that his depiction of the state of the defense industrial base is pretty gloomy. HON Sean Stackley, the Navy’s assistant secretary of research, development and acquisition, was one of three defense acquisition chiefs who testified Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support panel about acquisition reform. He pointed to four factors in preventing program failures: more care taken to define requirements up front, a stable plan throughout the duration of the program, an […]

    Navy: ‘Defense industrial base is fragile, less competitive, has limited growth opportunities’

    Original Article: Washington Business Journal The good news is the Navy’s acquisition chief doesn’t really blame the actual companies. The bad news is that his depiction of the state of the defense industrial base is pretty gloomy. HON Sean Stackley, the Navy’s assistant secretary of research, development and acquisition, was one of three defense acquisition chiefs who testified Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support panel about acquisition reform. He pointed to four factors in preventing program failures: more care taken to define requirements up front, a stable plan throughout the duration of the program, an […]

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  • May 11-12 The U.S. Navy is a major contributor in our fight against ISIS. Providing America’s businesses with defense contracting opportunities is a major priority of the Defense Department, resulting in thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. The Navy Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on: Navy 2015 Budget Naval Sea Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Air Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Supply Systems Command 2015 Mission […]

    2015 Navy Contracting Summit – May 11-12

    May 11-12 The U.S. Navy is a major contributor in our fight against ISIS. Providing America’s businesses with defense contracting opportunities is a major priority of the Defense Department, resulting in thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. The Navy Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on: Navy 2015 Budget Naval Sea Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Air Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities Naval Supply Systems Command 2015 Mission […]

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