Archive for July, 2015

  • Original Article: DefenseOne Imagine walking through a field on a cloudless day when you suddenly hear the 130-decibel roar of a fighter jet. But you can’t spot the jet, or even tell which direction the sound is coming from. Rather, it seems to originate from the thin air in front of your face, like a shout from an angry, Old-Testament God. No, you aren’t hallucinating. And you aren’t Moses. You’re experiencing a new type of military weapon intended not to kill but to startle an enemy into retreat. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, or LIPE, a weapon that the […]

    The Military Will Test a New Terrifyingly Loud Noise Gun Developed Through SBIR Program

    Original Article: DefenseOne Imagine walking through a field on a cloudless day when you suddenly hear the 130-decibel roar of a fighter jet. But you can’t spot the jet, or even tell which direction the sound is coming from. Rather, it seems to originate from the thin air in front of your face, like a shout from an angry, Old-Testament God. No, you aren’t hallucinating. And you aren’t Moses. You’re experiencing a new type of military weapon intended not to kill but to startle an enemy into retreat. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, or LIPE, a weapon that the […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

    DoD Receives ‘A’ Grade in Small Business Procurement

    Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

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  • Original Article: AZONANO Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), a PEN Inc. company(PEN), announces successful completion and test of fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels that incorporate printed electronic antennas capable of sending and receiving radio communications and jamming enemy communication signals. The armor provides multi-channel communications and advanced active protection for vehicles, ships and buildings. The multi-function armor eliminates the need for multiple high-profile communications antenna structures on military vehicles and ships, making them less visible and identifiable in hostile situations. The armor-incased antennas also have jamming capability to block radio signals, such as those used to remotely trigger explosives, including […]

    STTR Research: Small Business Tests Ballistic, Blast-Resistant Armor Panels with Printed Electronic Antennas

    Original Article: AZONANO Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), a PEN Inc. company(PEN), announces successful completion and test of fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels that incorporate printed electronic antennas capable of sending and receiving radio communications and jamming enemy communication signals. The armor provides multi-channel communications and advanced active protection for vehicles, ships and buildings. The multi-function armor eliminates the need for multiple high-profile communications antenna structures on military vehicles and ships, making them less visible and identifiable in hostile situations. The armor-incased antennas also have jamming capability to block radio signals, such as those used to remotely trigger explosives, including […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Assurance Technology a potential five-year, $24.7 million task order to provide systems development, integration support and technical services for the Space Systems Development Department as SSDD works to develop software definable systems. Assurance Technology secured the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through a competitive procurement process under the General Services Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle, the Defense Department said Thursday. Ninety-three percent of work will occur in Washington, D.C., and the rest will be performed in Carlisle, Massachusetts, through July 13, 2020. The Naval Research Laboratory is obligating $2,035,641 […]

    Small Business Receives $25M Navy Systems Devt Task Order Under OASIS Small Business Contract

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz The U.S. Navy has awarded Assurance Technology a potential five-year, $24.7 million task order to provide systems development, integration support and technical services for the Space Systems Development Department as SSDD works to develop software definable systems. Assurance Technology secured the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through a competitive procurement process under the General Services Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle, the Defense Department said Thursday. Ninety-three percent of work will occur in Washington, D.C., and the rest will be performed in Carlisle, Massachusetts, through July 13, 2020. The Naval Research Laboratory is obligating $2,035,641 […]

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  • Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 12 small businesses contracts for separate Navy and U.S. Marine Corps construction projects worth a total of $189 million. The Defense Department said six companies received contracts worth a combined $99 million to support work within the Washington area of responsibility of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command through June 2017. Meanwhile, six other businesses landed design-bid-build contracts worth a combined $90 million for Marine Corps installations within the East area of responsibility. The following are the recipients of the Navy construction contracts: G-W Management Services EGI HSU JV C.E.R. Inc. Ocean Construction […]

    Navy, Marines Tap 12 Small Businesses for Construction Contracts Totaling $189M

    Original Article: GovConWire The U.S. Navy has awarded 12 small businesses contracts for separate Navy and U.S. Marine Corps construction projects worth a total of $189 million. The Defense Department said six companies received contracts worth a combined $99 million to support work within the Washington area of responsibility of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command through June 2017. Meanwhile, six other businesses landed design-bid-build contracts worth a combined $90 million for Marine Corps installations within the East area of responsibility. The following are the recipients of the Navy construction contracts: G-W Management Services EGI HSU JV C.E.R. Inc. Ocean Construction […]

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  • Original Article: The Post and Courier When your customers are in Middle East terrorist strongholds where bombs and torture are an everyday occurrence, your work takes on special significance. It’s that mindset, according to Patrick Callahan, that sets Charleston-based Critical Solutions International apart from most other companies. “We do what others will not do,” said Callahan, the company’s CEO. “We embed the customers and stay with them, no matter what.” CSI is a top provider of blast-protected vehicles — called Huskys — that can detect mines and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. The company recently relocated its headquarters from […]

    Small Business Provides Equipment to Protect Soldiers from Bomb Threats

    Original Article: The Post and Courier When your customers are in Middle East terrorist strongholds where bombs and torture are an everyday occurrence, your work takes on special significance. It’s that mindset, according to Patrick Callahan, that sets Charleston-based Critical Solutions International apart from most other companies. “We do what others will not do,” said Callahan, the company’s CEO. “We embed the customers and stay with them, no matter what.” CSI is a top provider of blast-protected vehicles — called Huskys — that can detect mines and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. The company recently relocated its headquarters from […]

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  • Original Article: AL.com Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced that it is a member of the Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.(Salient) team awarded a Seaport-e Task Order to provide the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with training services for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C41) upgrade in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Task Order contract has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month options, with a total contract value of approximately $44 million, if all options are exercised. Under this contract, i3 will provide C4ISR training services to include development of training […]

    Small Business to Provide SPAWAR with Training Support for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Original Article: AL.com Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced that it is a member of the Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.(Salient) team awarded a Seaport-e Task Order to provide the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with training services for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C41) upgrade in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Task Order contract has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month options, with a total contract value of approximately $44 million, if all options are exercised. Under this contract, i3 will provide C4ISR training services to include development of training […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology Physical Optics has secured a follow-on Increment II production contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for associated development, production, and delivery of 31 digital data set (DDS) systems for the US Navy’s T-45 trainer aircraft. The DDS system is designed to replace three legacy systems on the T-45C aircraft with a single highly advanced system, in order to improve training and long-term viability of the platform. According to T-45C mission system (MS) integrated product team lead (IPTL) lieutenant commander Jennifer Thomas, the navy will benefit from this system as it plans to keep the aircraft […]

    SB Develops Systems Technology Under SBIR for US Navy’s T-45 Trainer Aircraft

    Original Article: Naval-Technology Physical Optics has secured a follow-on Increment II production contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for associated development, production, and delivery of 31 digital data set (DDS) systems for the US Navy’s T-45 trainer aircraft. The DDS system is designed to replace three legacy systems on the T-45C aircraft with a single highly advanced system, in order to improve training and long-term viability of the platform. According to T-45C mission system (MS) integrated product team lead (IPTL) lieutenant commander Jennifer Thomas, the navy will benefit from this system as it plans to keep the aircraft […]

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