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Recently our director of corporate development, Katie Helwig, spoke with Keith Trippie, host of GotURSix TV about her experiences as an Air Force Spouse; lessons learned; her role as AFCEA’s director of small business; and a big idea to help active duty, government, families and industry come together. GotURSix TV is a digital platform to interview entrepreneurs, influencers, military spouses, executives and government officials who are willing to share their inspirational personal journeys.

 

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Intrepid is Supporting the Army's Missiles and Space PEO

Intrepid LLC,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $94,528,386 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support of the Program Executive Office Missiles and Space staff. Twenty-three bids were solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of July 18, 2023. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $12,500,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.

Picosegmentation Prevails in Shark Tank
Joining Michael Hodge, vice president, Federal, Avocado Systems (2nd from r) are the three July 11 Shark Tank judges (l-r) Dan Wolley, founder and managing partner, Ponderosa Management Group; Maria Horton, CEO, EmeSec; and Christina Monaco, chief ventures officer, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Photo by Elizabeth Moon

The third and final competitor in the AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit Shark Tank is a firm that provides advanced data security at a small level.

Physical Optics Providing JARVIS Prototype Support

Physical Optics Corp.,* Torrance, California, is awarded $32,844,760 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement in support of the Navy and the Air Force. This order provides for non-recurring effort to mature the Joint Avionics Reconfigurable Visual Information System (JARVIS) Small Business Innovation Research Phase II prototype through Engineering Manufacturing and Development to Technical Readiness Level 8. JARVIS is


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AFCEA Small Business Events

AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit
07/26/2018 - 07/26/2018
Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna, VA

Small businesses are a gold mine of innovation. Their agility enables them to turn ideas into solutions quickly, change direction at the speed of requirement evolution and tackle unique problems. This conference will highlight innovative processes, products and solutions and encourage a dialogue about how to break down barriers to collaboration.

OASIS On-Ramps: Teaming and Prepping -- Sold Out!
07/31/2018 - 07/31/2018
Woo Lae Oak, Vienna, VA

The General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS, contract vehicle has become a multi-billion-dollar juggernaut with hundreds of task orders for a broad range of professional services awarded by dozens of federal buyers. GSA is about to open up the contract to new prime contractors through an open season on-ramp. GSA may introduce a teaming option that didn't exist in the RFP five years ago. This event will discuss the timeline for the on-ramps and what you need to know about teaming to start prepping to bid.

Webinar: The Changing Face of Federal Acquisition
08/15/2018 - 08/15/2018
Web

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is a hot topic. What you know about one agency's use of OTAs doesn't translate to another. Join us at 1 p.m. EDT to learn how the Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) uses OTAs. Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, moderates as Benjamin McMartin, Esq. CPCM, chief, Acquisition Management Office, TARDEC, provides an opportunities overview. Free for AFCEA members.

2018 Sarnoff Award Reception and Dinner
09/20/2018 - 09/20/2018
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Reception and dinner honoring Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, as the 2017 David Sarnoff Award winner, AFCEA's highest honor.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E1)
10/17/2018 - 10/17/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E2)
10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E3)
11/19/2018 - 11/19/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

Offset East
12/05/2018 - 12/06/2018
Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, VA

The Offset-East Symposium promotes constructive engagement among the DOD, defense industrial base, venture capital organizations and national security communities to accelerate the discovery of new technologies. It will connect Baltimore, Washington DC and Northern Virginia as a powerful and networked group of leaders to truly accelerate access to innovation.


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