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  • Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst joined approximately 130 members of small business for the third annual Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable Industry Day at the Ocean County Library in Toms River, New Jersey Oct. 18. The industry day, hosted by the Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable, focused on opportunities in Research and Development (R&D) under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. “Our purpose for the SBIR program is to get technical solutions to the hands of our Warfighters – our Sailors and Marines,” said Department of the Navy SBIR/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Director Robert Smith, one of […]

    Navy, small businesses talk R&D opportunities at industry day

    Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst joined approximately 130 members of small business for the third annual Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable Industry Day at the Ocean County Library in Toms River, New Jersey Oct. 18. The industry day, hosted by the Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable, focused on opportunities in Research and Development (R&D) under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. “Our purpose for the SBIR program is to get technical solutions to the hands of our Warfighters – our Sailors and Marines,” said Department of the Navy SBIR/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Director Robert Smith, one of […]

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  • Original Article: Arkansas Online Aside from the USS Razorback and the USS Hoga nestled along the Arkansas River’s north shore, the U.S. Navy usually is out of sight and out of mind in Arkansas. Not this week. Today, the Navy is taking a handful of assets to the central part of the state for Little Rock Navy Week to give residents an “up-close, personal look at their Navy.” While Arkansas isn’t readily susceptible to any maritime threat, its exports are. And with agriculture contributing $20 billion annually to the state, the Navy’s protection of Arkansas’ commodities on the high seas […]

    Little Rock Navy Week festivities include workshops, exhibitions, music

    Original Article: Arkansas Online Aside from the USS Razorback and the USS Hoga nestled along the Arkansas River’s north shore, the U.S. Navy usually is out of sight and out of mind in Arkansas. Not this week. Today, the Navy is taking a handful of assets to the central part of the state for Little Rock Navy Week to give residents an “up-close, personal look at their Navy.” While Arkansas isn’t readily susceptible to any maritime threat, its exports are. And with agriculture contributing $20 billion annually to the state, the Navy’s protection of Arkansas’ commodities on the high seas […]

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  • The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) along with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held its annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Procurement Event at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego Aug. 22-23. The event, which is co-sponsored with NDIA, demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the government and the defense industrial base. “It is great to see both large and small businesses come together to learn how they can support the warfighter by providing products and services to help support the warfighter,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “We […]

    Small, Large Businesses Support Warfighter Mission at DON Gold Coast Procurement Event

    The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) along with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held its annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Procurement Event at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego Aug. 22-23. The event, which is co-sponsored with NDIA, demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the government and the defense industrial base. “It is great to see both large and small businesses come together to learn how they can support the warfighter by providing products and services to help support the warfighter,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “We […]

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  • In fiscal year 2016, the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, awarded about $156 million in contracts to small businesses in the state of Indiana. More than $9.2 million of those contracts went to small businesses located within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis. Overall, the Navy awarded over $887 million in contracts to both large and small businesses in the state of Indiana during fiscal year 2016. While the numbers are impressive, we are confident that Hoosier small businesses can play an even bigger role moving forward. The Department of the […]

    The Department of The Navy’s Outreach to Indiana Business

    In fiscal year 2016, the Department of the Navy, which includes the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, awarded about $156 million in contracts to small businesses in the state of Indiana. More than $9.2 million of those contracts went to small businesses located within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis. Overall, the Navy awarded over $887 million in contracts to both large and small businesses in the state of Indiana during fiscal year 2016. While the numbers are impressive, we are confident that Hoosier small businesses can play an even bigger role moving forward. The Department of the […]

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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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