Small Business

February 17, 2017

Blue Tech Inc.,* San Diego (W52P1J-17-D-0009); Iron Bow Technologies LLC,* Chantilly, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0010); Red River Computers Co. Inc.,* Claremont, New Hampshire (W52P1J-17-D-0011); Intelligent Decisions Inc.,* Ashburn, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0012); NCS Technologies Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0013); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (W52P1J-17-D-0014); Strategic Communications LLC,* Louisville, Kentucky (W52P1J-17-D-0015); GovSmart Inc.,* Charlottesville, Virginia (W52P1J-17-D-0016); and Ideal Systems Solutions Inc.,* Minnetonka, Minnesota (W52P1J-17-D-0017), were awarded a $2.5 billion firm-fixed-price contract for Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-3 (ADMC-3).

February 15, 2017

Progeny Systems Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,954,769 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6294) to exercise options for engineering and technical services to upgrade and modernize existing and emergent information assurance (IA) systems. This contract involves custom application of the generic IA toolset to simultaneously and affordably satisfy specific combat system configuration requirements.

January 25, 2017

Amyx Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189,263,856 ceiling cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with sensitive mission support services without organizational conflicts of interest.

January 19, 2017

OST Inc.,* Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded a $248,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance support services for Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI); and limited customers related to their mission. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 17 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 17, 2022. The Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-17-D-0002).

*Small Business

November 18, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Alfred Rivera, director of DISA’s Development and Business Center, presents some of the agency's key acquisition opportunities during the annual forecast to industry event held Thursday in Baltimore.

The federal budget crunch has amplified bureaucratic appeals to private businesses to develop solutions that will streamline and modernize government agencies, especially the massive U.S. Defense Department. 

This was the message delivered Thursday at the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) highly anticipated annual forecast to industry event.

The agency showcased several acquisition and procurement plans that will shape the future of the Defense Department, which aims to embrace technological developments such as commercial cloud services, mobility and the Internet of Things, officials shared. 

November 18, 2016
By Julianne Simpson
The Small Business Committee gathers for a presentation on teaming agreements by Marques Peterson and Kelly Buroker of Vedder Price.

AFCEA’s Small Business Committee welcomed Marques Peterson and Kelly Buroker of Vedder Price to the group’s November meeting. Peterson and Buroker presented on government contracts, with a focus on teaming agreements and bid protests.

Peterson has experience in all aspects of government contracts and has represented small, midsize and large defense and civilian businesses. His knowledge is extensive, and he provided in-depth answers to questions posed by the committee.

October 5, 2016
By Julianne Simpson

The first week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on promoting cybersecurity for individuals. However, organizations of all types and sizes, especially small businesses, must be aware of the devastating consequences of a cyber domain attack.

September 21, 2016

Technology Service Corp., Silver Spring, Maryland, has been awarded a $48,683,329 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Rapid Reaction Technologies and Systems Small Business Innovation Research III effort. Contractor will use rapid prototyping processes and modular architectures to deliver mission critical and urgent technological capabilities. Work will be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by September 20, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

September 7, 2016

Millennium Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia (W56KGY-16-D-0008); QED Systems LLC,* Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0016); DHPC Technologies Inc.,* Woodbridge, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0018); Exter Information Technology Services LLC,* Gaithersburg, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0019); Future Skys Inc.,* Neptune, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0020); GS5 LLC,* Dumfries, Virginia (W56KGY-16-D-0021); Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.,* Manasquan, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0022); Synergy ECP LLC,* Columbia, Maryland (W56KGY-16-D-0023); Vortechx Applied Technologies LLC,* Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D-0024); Nexagen Networks Inc.,* Marlboro, New Jersey (W56KGY-16-D0025); Sumaria Systems Inc.,* Danvers, Massachusetts (W56KGY-16-D-0027);

September 6, 2016

Mikros Systems Corp.,* Princeton, New Jersey, is being awarded a $48,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Test Distance Support Sensor Suite (ADSSS) units, associated spare parts and engineering services for the ADSSS units. The ADSSS is permanently installed hardware and software connected to combat system sensor points for continuous monitoring and upload to the shipboard network. ADSSS provides a more comprehensive combat systems condition-based monitoring and distance support capability. The contract will have both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-priced orders issued under it. Work will be performed in various locatio

September 6, 2016

Continental Electronics Corp.,* Dallas, Texas, is being awarded an $11,428,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for replacement of system elements of the Fixed Submarine Broadcast System (FSBS) very low frequency and low frequency transmitter equipment. Work will include replacement of helix coils that make up part of the antenna matching network, replacement of the pure water cooling loop system, and two grid variometers that make up part of the AN/FRT-64 VLF transmitter, and power supply replacement. The contract includes a single three-year ordering period.

August 22, 2016

Global Technical Systems Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,744,046 firm-fixed-price delivery order under previously awarded contract N00024-14-D-5213 for 14 Technical Insertion 12 Hybrid (TI-12H) Common Processing System (CPS) water-cooled advanced production units (APUs) and eight commercial air-cooled APUs. CPS is a computer processing system based on an open architecture design. CPS consists of the CPS enclosure assembly and three subsystems: the processing subsystem, the storage/extraction subsystem and the input/output subsystem. It is intended to support the computer requirements of various Navy combat systems. This contract will provide for production, testing and delivery of CP

July 29, 2016

Dynamic Animation Systems Inc.,* Fairfax, Virginia (W911NF-16-D-0019); Cole Engineering Services Inc.,* Orlando, Florida (W911NF-16-D-0020); Dignitas Technologies LLC,* Orlando, Florida (W911NF-16-D-0021); Intelligent Decision Systems Inc.,* Centreville, Virginia (W911NF-16-D-0022); VCOM3D, Orlando, Florida (W911NF-16-D-0023); Cole Engineering Services Inc.,* Orlando, Florida (W911NF-15-D-0024); STS International Inc.,* Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (W911NF-16-D-0025); Intelligent Decision Systems Inc.,* Centreville, Virginia (W911NF-16-D-0026); Engineering & Computer Simulation, Orlando, Florida (W911NF-16-D-0027); Cole Engineering Services Inc.,* Orlando, Florida (W911NF-16-D-0028); Digintas Technologies LLC,* Orlando, Florida (W

July 28, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
HawkEye 360 and Lockheed Martin collaborate to bring space-based RF mapping and analytics technology to the commercial sector. Image courtesy HawkEye 360

A Virginia-based radio frequency and analytics startup wants to go where no commercial business has gone before.

HawkEye 360, a subsidiary of Allied Minds, is teaming with Lockheed Martin and Deep Space Industries to launch the small business' RF detection, mapping and predictive analytic technologies to detect radio frequency (RF) from space for global commercial and government use, giving customers a unique intelligence offering that cuts across air, land and sea networks.

July 7, 2016
By Katie Helwig

AFCEA International presents its next three-session contracting series, Growing Your Business in the Federal Contracting Arena, kicking off the courses with former chief operating officer and author David Kriegman, who will share his expertise and experiences in growing a small business into a billion dollar corporation.

June 24, 2016

Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-16-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911QX-16-D-0003); Concurrent Technologies Corp.

May 17, 2016
By Katie Helwig

AFCEA International's annual Homeland Security Conference takes place June 21 and 22 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., with small business interests well represented during the event.

Experts will be on hand to address year’s theme: “Securing the Nation—Solving Technology and Human Capital Challenges: People, Partners and Priorities.” Sending one representative will not be enough to maximize its value in growing your business.

June 17, 2016

Nimbis Services Inc., Oro Valley, Arizona, has been awarded a $9 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders for research and development. The contractor will continue research and development for a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-wide, DoD-owned, cloud-based silicon integrated circuit design environment, which will allow for seamless linkage of the best design and verification capabilities across the DoD. Work will be performed in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 15, 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

June 2, 2016
By Katie Helwig

It was a rainy commute home in Northern Virginia recently, which had been the running norm this entire spring. It was my turn to go to the market to pick up ingredients for that night’s dinner. I felt I didn't have the time or energy to try out a new recipe, so I reverted to a family staple: chicken and apple stuffed sausages, peppers, onions and a bun.

May 20, 2016

Brandes Associates Inc., Lone Tree, Colorado, is being awarded a $23,560,441 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support for the integration and test of mission planning products, including the Joint Mission Planning Systems Common Control System, and associated mission planning and control systems and subsystems. These efforts are in support of the Navy, and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt.