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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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  • Original Article: AFCEA Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised. Vector Planning and Services Inc.,* San Diego, is being awarded a $17,910,070 (N66001-17-D-0117) contract that will be valued at a potential $30,329,295 if all options are exercised. And Millennium Corp.,* […]

    Four Small Businesses to Provide Cyber Risk Management for SPAWAR

    Original Article: AFCEA Avanti Technologies Inc.,* Annandale, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $22,886,318 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-17-D-0114)

to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration. This three-year contract includes one two-year option ordering period that, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $38,568,712. Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $18,130,539 (N66001-17-D-0116) contract with a potential value of $30,762,580 if all options are exercised. Vector Planning and Services Inc.,* San Diego, is being awarded a $17,910,070 (N66001-17-D-0117) contract that will be valued at a potential $30,329,295 if all options are exercised. And Millennium Corp.,* […]

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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: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

    Small Business to further develop EOD underwater manipulator system via SBIR Phase II Contract

    Original Article: UPI An inflatable arm system for underwater unmanned vehicles for use in explosive ordnance disposal is being developed by RE2 Robotics. RE2 Robotics is to develop an inflatable Underwater Dual Manipulator system for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The award for underwater manipulator arms comes under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award, the company said, but no details as to its monetary value were given. The system to be developed is for integration onto unmanned underwater vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal technicians. “Developing robotic technologies that keep individuals out of harm’s way is paramount […]

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  • Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

    US Navy Develops Iron Man-Style AR Diving Helmet

    Original Article: PC MAG Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida, are developing a new diving helmet so futuristic it might seem straight out of Iron Man. The team, led by Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher, took inspiration from Tony Stark and put a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) directly inside a diving helmet. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), the system lets divers view in real time “everything from sector sonar [showing their location in relation to the dive site], text messages, diagrams, photographs, and even augmented reality videos” right inside […]

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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: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

    Small Business Awarded $35.2M Contract With Naval Air Station North Island

    Original Article: SDBJ Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island. The U.S. Navy awarded the small business a deal with a ceiling of $35.2 million. Some 28 percent of the work is expected to be performed at North Island and the rest in other cities, according to a Pentagon announcement from Dec. 12. Under the deal, Andromeda will provide what the Pentagon calls reliability-centered maintenance for new and in-service aircraft, engines, systems, support equipment and depot plant equipment, including their modifications, during […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Total Logistics Small Business joint venture has secured a five-year, $55.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for logistics and technical support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Work will occur in Patuxent River, Maryland through December 2021 and covers analysis, development, execution, facilities, planning, support equipment management and training services, the Defense Department said Monday. DoD noted the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division received one offer for the contract through an electronic request for proposals. The Navy obligated $420,581 in fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.

    Small Business Joint Venture Secures $56M Navy, Marine Corps Support Services IDIQ

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Total Logistics Small Business joint venture has secured a five-year, $55.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for logistics and technical support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Work will occur in Patuxent River, Maryland through December 2021 and covers analysis, development, execution, facilities, planning, support equipment management and training services, the Defense Department said Monday. DoD noted the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division received one offer for the contract through an electronic request for proposals. The Navy obligated $420,581 in fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Department of the Navy has awarded Hydronalix a Small Business Innovation Research contract to update a micro unmanned surface vehicle designed to perform situational awareness, communications and mine hunting functions. A notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says the SBIR program’s phase III contract calls for Hydronalix to integrate an acoustic communications platform with the micro-USV, perform technical research to facilitate integration of optical sensing tools as well as develop functional and baseline performance requirements. The contract has a base term of 14 months and an option period of eight months. The Naval Air Systems Command expects […]

    Small Business Lands Navy SBIR Phase III Contract for Micro Underwater Drone

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The Department of the Navy has awarded Hydronalix a Small Business Innovation Research contract to update a micro unmanned surface vehicle designed to perform situational awareness, communications and mine hunting functions. A notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says the SBIR program’s phase III contract calls for Hydronalix to integrate an acoustic communications platform with the micro-USV, perform technical research to facilitate integration of optical sensing tools as well as develop functional and baseline performance requirements. The contract has a base term of 14 months and an option period of eight months. The Naval Air Systems Command expects […]

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