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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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  • 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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