SBIR

June 15, 2015

Material Sciences Corp., Horsham, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $24,526,386 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This is a phase III effort under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program with Material Sciences Corp. and is for the use of innovative technologies developed under the phase I and II contracts to design, analyze, and fabricate a wide array of structure and mechanical components intended for use by the Navy.

June 4, 2015

Mercury Defense Systems, Cypress, California, is being awarded $7,567,134 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0004 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-12-G-0059) for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topic N06-036, entitled "Advanced Techniques for Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFM)." This order includes production of 14 Type II Advanced DRFM units. Work will be performed in Cypress, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2016.

January 21, 2015

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,193,364 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6296) for the procurement of engineering and technical support services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic No. N96-278 Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Systems.

January 9, 2015
By George I. Seffers

SBIR program manager with U.S. Special Operations Command helps spread the word about small business innovation.

December 22, 2014

Organizational Strategies Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,531,203 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for work associated with a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research effort under Topic N98-057, entitled “Advanced Training Technology Delivery System.” Work will be performed in Jacksonville, North Carolina (92 percent), and Lexington Park, Maryland (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017.

December 22, 2014

BSC Partners LLC, San Diego, is being awarded a $13,679,958 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N61340-14-C-0002) under Topic #03-190, helicopter operations aircrew/crew chief trainer. The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install and test MH-60 Naval aircrew training system (S/N 2) and MH-60S aircrew virtual environment trainer (S/N 3) device.

December 15, 2014

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,638,109 cost-plus-fixed-fee option to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6294) for the procurement of engineering and technical services associated with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Topic Number N96-278–Technology Infusion Methodology for Commercial Off-the-Shelf-Based Systems and Topic N98-115–Commercial Off-the-Shelf Approach to Information Security. This contract combines purchases for the U.S.

January 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
iRobot, which developed the PackBot, has virtually become a household name selling robotic vacuum cleaners. The company received early investment funds from the Defense Department’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

The U.S. Defense Department broke records last year with small business contracts, but with the pending release of Better Buying Power 3.0, which stresses the importance of innovation, smaller companies may see even greater opportunities.

January 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
The iRobot Roomba 650 robotic vacuum cleaner is an outgrowth of U.S. Defense Department Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding into mine-clearing technology. Future SBIR projects are more likely to focus on technologies that will transition to the commercial marketplace while aiding national priorities.

The U.S. government’s Small Business Innovation Research program is taking aim at technologies that would generate increased economic growth in coming years.

May 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6,961,768 firm-fixed-price contract for advisory and assistance services for the Weather Sustainment Division. Space-based infrared systems and military satellite communications must sustain effective and responsive consolidated logistics management support for mission-critical national defense weapons ground/command and control systems. U.S. Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $16,238,064 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Small Business Innovative Research Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of technology infusion methodology for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) based systems. This effort includes the services involving software development, procurement of COTS products and hardware/software integration for submarine and undersea warfare weapon systems. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

September 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $14,801,175 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) phase three contract to mature, adapt, and utilize the Data Acquisition and Retrieval System developed by Progeny Systems under Naval Sea Systems Command SBIR topic N99-100, used to collect combat systems data used on Navy submarines. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.

May 9, 2011
By George Seffers

Scalable Network Technologies (SNT) Incorporated recently  announced that the company was awarded a contract to support the acquisition and enhancement of Joint Tactical Radio System Network Emulator for use by numerous U.S. Defense Department programs and agencies. The contract from the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) is a follow-on to previous Army and Navy efforts with SNT, with an estimated value of $11 million.

February 11, 2011
By George Seffers

APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, recently announced that it has received a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command  Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract to design an integrated optical code division multiple access (CDMA) network system that addresses multi-level security at speeds beyond what is possible with electronics. CDMA provides efficiency, security, and multi-access benefits in wireless communications. APIC's system takes the basic ideas of CDMA and implements it in fiber optic network.

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $10 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for a Phase III small business innovation research project that supports Topic SB072-019 "Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques" and Topic SB072-017 "False Alarm Mitigation." This order provides services in support of: wide area persistent surveillance aerostat payloads and ground stations, integration and maintenance in-theater; integration onto persistent ground surveillance systems platforms; lightweight expeditionary airbo

November 15, 2010
By George Seffers

Progeny Systems Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a contract modification of more than $10 million for Phase III engineering and technical support services in support of Small Business Innovative Research topic, "Automation and Work Flow Advances Using Technology Infusions for Manning Reduction." The concept is for a Navy-wide implementation of portal technology for internal and external information sharing requirements.This procurement will use the prototype products, processes and methodologies developed by Progeny Systems under the SBIR Phase I and II efforts.

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies Incorporated, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $48 million contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project entitled Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques. This contract provides for the design development, production, fielding, operation, and sustainment of a reliable wide area persistent surveillance system (Kestrel) for deployment on aerostats and airships operating at altitudes between 1,000 and 5,000 feet for the U.S.

September 15, 2010
By George Seffers

1st Detect Corporation recently announced that the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in conjunction with U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah, has awarded a $735,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to the company to design and develop a novel sample inlet system intended to significantly improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers used for chemical detection in the field.