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  • Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

    DoD Looking For Biodegradable Ammo Via SBIR

    Original Article: PCMAG The US Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (and nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it, and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Prism Maritime, Stimulus Engineering Services and Superior Marine Solutions spots on a potential four-year, $50 million contract to install or de-install surface electronic warfare systems for various ship hulls. The Defense Department said Tuesday contractors will compete for task orders to perform ship changes and ordnance alterations outside Chief of Naval Operations availability for the military branch as well as the governments of Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and the Philippines under the foreign military sales program. Work also covers platform prefabrication and fabrication, system and equipment, shipboard installation, quality assurance inspection, documentation and material support services. The Naval Surface Warfare Center received three […]

    Navy Picks 3 Small Businesses to Install, Uninstall Surface EW Systems

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Prism Maritime, Stimulus Engineering Services and Superior Marine Solutions spots on a potential four-year, $50 million contract to install or de-install surface electronic warfare systems for various ship hulls. The Defense Department said Tuesday contractors will compete for task orders to perform ship changes and ordnance alterations outside Chief of Naval Operations availability for the military branch as well as the governments of Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and the Philippines under the foreign military sales program. Work also covers platform prefabrication and fabrication, system and equipment, shipboard installation, quality assurance inspection, documentation and material support services. The Naval Surface Warfare Center received three […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Excet a $48.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide research and development services for various Naval Research Laboratory projects in support of the service branch’s corrosion mitigation, coatings, environmental and prevention programs. The Defense Department said Friday that Excet will perform scientific, engineering and technical R&D in Virginia, Florida and Washington D.C. through July 28, 2021, under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Springfield, Virginia-based company has also received its initial task order with a ceiling value of $2 million, DoD added. The Navy awarded the contract through a small business set-aside solicitation with one bid received and obligated $504,500 in fiscal 2016 working […]

    Small Business to Support Navy’s Corrosion Mitigation, Environmental Research Programs

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Excet a $48.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide research and development services for various Naval Research Laboratory projects in support of the service branch’s corrosion mitigation, coatings, environmental and prevention programs. The Defense Department said Friday that Excet will perform scientific, engineering and technical R&D in Virginia, Florida and Washington D.C. through July 28, 2021, under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Springfield, Virginia-based company has also received its initial task order with a ceiling value of $2 million, DoD added. The Navy awarded the contract through a small business set-aside solicitation with one bid received and obligated $504,500 in fiscal 2016 working […]

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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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  • DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS: WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW

    Small Business and Cyber Security: A Message from DoD

    DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS: WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveGov The Defense Department has given the Verdure Award to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs in recognition of its efforts in promoting small businesses through SPAWAR acquisitions in fiscal year 2015. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday the Verdure Award is part of DoD’s Vanguard Awards Program which aims to acknowledge individuals and team members that contribute to small business opportunities in defense contracts. The service branch said SPAWAR OSBP team members are each assigned a point of contact for each program office within the command. Faye Esaias, SPAWAR director of small business programs, said the integration of OSBP members into […]

    SPAWAR Receives DoD Verdure Award for Efforts to Promote Small Businesses

    Original Article: ExecutiveGov The Defense Department has given the Verdure Award to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs in recognition of its efforts in promoting small businesses through SPAWAR acquisitions in fiscal year 2015. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday the Verdure Award is part of DoD’s Vanguard Awards Program which aims to acknowledge individuals and team members that contribute to small business opportunities in defense contracts. The service branch said SPAWAR OSBP team members are each assigned a point of contact for each program office within the command. Faye Esaias, SPAWAR director of small business programs, said the integration of OSBP members into […]

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  • Original Article: AFCEA The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs is hosting a four-day training program to educate, inform and match small and large business mentors with small business proteges. The event takes place May 31-June 3 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. Registration is $500 for mentors and $250 for all others, including proteges, government agencies, academia, panelists and speakers. The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better match big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs. An overview of the program states that breakout sessions will offer information from representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Missile […]

    DOD Small Business Office Offers Mentor-Protege Training

    Original Article: AFCEA The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs is hosting a four-day training program to educate, inform and match small and large business mentors with small business proteges. The event takes place May 31-June 3 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. Registration is $500 for mentors and $250 for all others, including proteges, government agencies, academia, panelists and speakers. The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better match big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs. An overview of the program states that breakout sessions will offer information from representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Missile […]

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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: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

    Navy Contract Awarded for Innovative Radio Frequency Device

    Original Article: PD&D The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Wednesday digest of military contracts included a $41.8 million Navy contract given to Mercury Defense Systems for 200 Miniaturized I/J Band Digital Radio Frequency Memory Modulators (Mini DRFMs). The California-based small business will also provide repair and evaluation work associated with the Mini DRFMs. In its publication of the contracts, the DoD described the Mini DRFM as a “state-of-the-art electronic and radio frequency device that produces high fidelity threat simulator systems for test and evaluation and training missions.” The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was not competitively acquired. The labor will be conducted […]

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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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