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    Small Business Wins Big at Annual Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Excellence Awards Ceremony

             

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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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  • From the 1 Oct 2017 Albany Herald MCLB-ALBANY — When small businesses are able to stay afloat, it is an economic win for a community. The federal government recognizes that, which is why the military is expected to do a certain level of work with small businesses. Marine Corps Logistics Command has a Small Business Office that specifically helps to coordinate those opportunities and make sure small businesses are counseled on the ins and outs of working with the Marine Corps. LOGCOM has spent more than $40 million with small businesses during the current fiscal year. The SBO partners with […]

    Marine Corps Logistics Command Meets Mission with Small Businesses

    From the 1 Oct 2017 Albany Herald MCLB-ALBANY — When small businesses are able to stay afloat, it is an economic win for a community. The federal government recognizes that, which is why the military is expected to do a certain level of work with small businesses. Marine Corps Logistics Command has a Small Business Office that specifically helps to coordinate those opportunities and make sure small businesses are counseled on the ins and outs of working with the Marine Corps. LOGCOM has spent more than $40 million with small businesses during the current fiscal year. The SBO partners with […]

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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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  • From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — With more than 20 small business contracts awarded to support foreign military sales and U.S. Navy boat and service craft acquisition this fiscal year, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) works to enhance shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses. PEO Ships works closely with The Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs to support small businesses, a community recognized for its innovative and agile solutions to acquisition needs. As one of the largest acquisition organizations in the Navy, PEO Ships manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and […]

    PEO Ships Works to Promote Small Business Opportunities

    From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — With more than 20 small business contracts awarded to support foreign military sales and U.S. Navy boat and service craft acquisition this fiscal year, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships) works to enhance shipbuilding opportunities for small businesses. PEO Ships works closely with The Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs to support small businesses, a community recognized for its innovative and agile solutions to acquisition needs. As one of the largest acquisition organizations in the Navy, PEO Ships manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and […]

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  • By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Military Sealift Command was recently recognized by the Department of the Navy (DoN) for outstanding Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Small Business program performance. Under the leadership of James Kanash, associate director of the Office of Small Business Programs, MSC increased prime contract awards to small businesses from $708 million in FY 2015 to $783 million in 2016. “An MSC small business partner is any company that fully understands our mission and needs, and can provides the quality products or services we require to maintain and operate our ships, and the support that we provide […]

    Small Business Partners Key to MSC Success

    By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Military Sealift Command was recently recognized by the Department of the Navy (DoN) for outstanding Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Small Business program performance. Under the leadership of James Kanash, associate director of the Office of Small Business Programs, MSC increased prime contract awards to small businesses from $708 million in FY 2015 to $783 million in 2016. “An MSC small business partner is any company that fully understands our mission and needs, and can provides the quality products or services we require to maintain and operate our ships, and the support that we provide […]

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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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  • Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 service-disabled, veteran-owned companies positions on a potential five-year, $92.3 million contract for information technology support services to the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium. The Defense Department said Friday contractors will provide IT support to NHEITC member institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College and the U.S. Naval Academy under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The service branch received 18 bids for the IDIQ through a small business set-aside solicitation on the FedBizOpps and Navy Electronic Commerce Online websites. DoD noted the contract’s base period will run through July  2018 […]

    11 Small Businesses Win Spots on Potential $92M Naval Education IT Support IDIQ

    Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 service-disabled, veteran-owned companies positions on a potential five-year, $92.3 million contract for information technology support services to the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium. The Defense Department said Friday contractors will provide IT support to NHEITC member institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval War College and the U.S. Naval Academy under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The service branch received 18 bids for the IDIQ through a small business set-aside solicitation on the FedBizOpps and Navy Electronic Commerce Online websites. DoD noted the contract’s base period will run through July  2018 […]

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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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  • Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

    Navy courts Silicon Valley, small biz to solve cyber problems

    Original Article: C4ISRNET The Navy is grappling with how it will approach maritime-specific, war-fighting problems in the technology sphere and cyber domain. As adversarial capabilities and boldness continue to grow the, Navy and its sister services are trying to figure out how to compete in an increasingly complex world. One effort the Navy is undertaking is the “Hack the Machine” project, spearheaded by the Naval Postgraduate School. “The Navy’s Hack the Machine series is really trying to kick-start a grassroots effort in maritime cybersecurity [that] spans government, academia and civil society,” Cmdr. Zachary Staples, director of the Center for Cyber […]

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