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  • Original Article: MiamiHerald The University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Navy are working together to help small businesses grow, conduct research and commercialize their technology. URI’s Business Engagement Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport formalized their partnership Thursday. Each entity has been working with local businesses separately. Katharine Hazard Flynn, executive director of the business center, says the partnership will allow them to provide more robust offerings to companies. The Navy and the university have access to different labs, research capabilities and patents. Flynn says small and medium defense companies can grow by using the connections […]

    URI, Navy, Partner to Help Small Businesses Grow

    Original Article: MiamiHerald The University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Navy are working together to help small businesses grow, conduct research and commercialize their technology. URI’s Business Engagement Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport formalized their partnership Thursday. Each entity has been working with local businesses separately. Katharine Hazard Flynn, executive director of the business center, says the partnership will allow them to provide more robust offerings to companies. The Navy and the university have access to different labs, research capabilities and patents. Flynn says small and medium defense companies can grow by using the connections […]

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  • Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

    Defense logistics official sees potential in 3-D printing parts

    Original Article: DLA Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key. Brig. Gen. Allan E. Day, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Virginia, visited officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG Feb. 23 to learn about advances in materials sciences. Many of today’s weapons systems and platforms are legacy systems that were designed and manufactured decades ago and are maintained through expensive repair or replacement parts. “Take the B-52 Bomber for instance, […]

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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: 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: 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: Executive Biz A team led by Esri has received a task order from the U.S. Navy to provide geographic information system support services under the service branch’s SeaPort Enhanced contract vehicle. Esri said Monday it will work with nine small businesses to provide GIS services under the Navy’s SeaPort-e indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Those companies include Aerial Information Systems, APEX Expert Solutions, Geographic Information Services, Lynker Technologies, Metron, Orca Maritime, Punctuate Systems, T3W Business Solutions and VSolvit. Esri is one of the 608 companies the Navy added in June to the SeaPort-e contract vehicle in order to compete for task orders in […]

    Nine Small Businesses to Provide GIS services under the Navy’s SeaPort-e

    Original Article: Executive Biz A team led by Esri has received a task order from the U.S. Navy to provide geographic information system support services under the service branch’s SeaPort Enhanced contract vehicle. Esri said Monday it will work with nine small businesses to provide GIS services under the Navy’s SeaPort-e indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Those companies include Aerial Information Systems, APEX Expert Solutions, Geographic Information Services, Lynker Technologies, Metron, Orca Maritime, Punctuate Systems, T3W Business Solutions and VSolvit. Esri is one of the 608 companies the Navy added in June to the SeaPort-e contract vehicle in order to compete for task orders in […]

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  • Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

    Small Business Awarded SBIR Phase III DON TRACKER Follow-On Contract

    Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

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  • Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

    NMSU-based NM FAST program makes strides to improve small business participation in technology

    Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

    Navy Awards Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop LFP Prismatic Cell

    Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

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  • Original Article: The U.S. Department of Defense announced various contracts, including a $731.9 million award to Carnegie Mellon University for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute. Virginia-based small business Trident Systems will be awarded a $24.3 million contract for basic and applied research of airborne data link communications systems and components. According to the DoD, “This effort will increase the effectiveness of small airborne systems by providing actionable real-time situational awareness information to the warfighter.” More than $2 million in fiscal 2015 research development test and evaluation funds will be assigned with the award, none of which will expire […]

    Small Business Awarded $24.3M Navy Contract

    Original Article: The U.S. Department of Defense announced various contracts, including a $731.9 million award to Carnegie Mellon University for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute. Virginia-based small business Trident Systems will be awarded a $24.3 million contract for basic and applied research of airborne data link communications systems and components. According to the DoD, “This effort will increase the effectiveness of small airborne systems by providing actionable real-time situational awareness information to the warfighter.” More than $2 million in fiscal 2015 research development test and evaluation funds will be assigned with the award, none of which will expire […]

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