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  • By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

    Navy’s Small Business Goes Big at Corona Industry Day

    By Troy Clarke, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs The U.S. Navy’s Director of Small Business Programs addressed nearly 250 defense industry professionals, offering participants details on planned future contracts during Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s Industry Day in Corona, California, June 6. “We really want people to think of small businesses as a strategic advantage to help modernize our maritime capabilities and help us accomplish our mission,” said Emily Harman, U.S. Navy director of Small Business Programs, told the crowd. She added that her office’s motto, “small business – the first option,” creates opportunities for small businesses to […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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: GC Daily World Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) participated in a Federal Networking and Education Event in Washington, Ind. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event featured three workshops to network and gain understanding of how to do business with Crane. “This event demonstrates how NSWC Crane is embracing the region and seeking out opportunities to inform and educate community members of how to do business with us,” said Brian Blackwell, NSWC Crane’s Director of Engagement. “In addition to highlighting our business, technology and employment opportunities, the audience was interested in some basics about the facility, […]

    NSWC Crane participates in Federal Networking and Education Event

    Original Article: GC Daily World Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) participated in a Federal Networking and Education Event in Washington, Ind. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event featured three workshops to network and gain understanding of how to do business with Crane. “This event demonstrates how NSWC Crane is embracing the region and seeking out opportunities to inform and educate community members of how to do business with us,” said Brian Blackwell, NSWC Crane’s Director of Engagement. “In addition to highlighting our business, technology and employment opportunities, the audience was interested in some basics about the facility, […]

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  • Original Article: Southern Maryland Online The U.S. Navy signed an exclusive license agreement with a Virginia-based small business Sept. 7 to permit the manufacture of a lifesaving decontamination technology for warfighters and first responders nationwide. The ‘Dahlgren Decon’ decontamination solution—developed to defend warfighters against chemical, biological, and radiological agents—is protected under several patents by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). “The fact that we’ve been able to partner with industry and actually get this out beyond what Dahlgren would be able to do on our own is a huge step forward for the Navy, DoD, and our nation,” said […]

    U.S. Navy Transfers New Decontamination Tech to Small Business for Distribution to Warfighters, First Responders

    Original Article: Southern Maryland Online The U.S. Navy signed an exclusive license agreement with a Virginia-based small business Sept. 7 to permit the manufacture of a lifesaving decontamination technology for warfighters and first responders nationwide. The ‘Dahlgren Decon’ decontamination solution—developed to defend warfighters against chemical, biological, and radiological agents—is protected under several patents by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). “The fact that we’ve been able to partner with industry and actually get this out beyond what Dahlgren would be able to do on our own is a huge step forward for the Navy, DoD, and our nation,” said […]

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  • Original Article: Camplejeuneglobe Local military leaders and community small business leaders gathered at the Onslow County Government Center in Jacksonville for a small business town hall meeting June 22. The event offered a platform for both military buyers and community businesses to learn about each other, future potential business ventures and by providing federal contractors with a better idea of how to do business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. “This was an outreach event hosted by MCI-East to facilitate farms who seek to do business with the base,” said Jo Rozier, director of the small business office at […]

    Navy, Marine small business town hall brings local business, military together

    Original Article: Camplejeuneglobe Local military leaders and community small business leaders gathered at the Onslow County Government Center in Jacksonville for a small business town hall meeting June 22. The event offered a platform for both military buyers and community businesses to learn about each other, future potential business ventures and by providing federal contractors with a better idea of how to do business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. “This was an outreach event hosted by MCI-East to facilitate farms who seek to do business with the base,” said Jo Rozier, director of the small business office at […]

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  • Original Article: SEAPOWER On the final day of the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exposition, Alison Stiller, principal deputy civilian in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RD&A) delivered an encouraging, if reassuring, early morning keynote address for small business owners. Stiller, who has worked closely since June 2015 with Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of RD&A, echoed Stackley’s goals while outlining key priorities and the highly-important mandate for streamlining efforts in the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs. In a speech that highlighted the modest small-business roots of […]

    Today and Tomorrow Bode Well for Small Businesses and DON

    Original Article: SEAPOWER On the final day of the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exposition, Alison Stiller, principal deputy civilian in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RD&A) delivered an encouraging, if reassuring, early morning keynote address for small business owners. Stiller, who has worked closely since June 2015 with Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of RD&A, echoed Stackley’s goals while outlining key priorities and the highly-important mandate for streamlining efforts in the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs. In a speech that highlighted the modest small-business roots of […]

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  • Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

    DON’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) is Prime Opportunity to Connect Large and Small Businesses

    Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

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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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