Archive for the ‘Information Technology’ Category

UPDATE: AFCEA’s Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day 2015 held on April 2, 2015 * INTEL.AFCEA.ORG

This Notice is being posted to provide PowerPoint Presentations shown at the recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)’s Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day event held on April 2, 2015.  It is important for us to stay updated on these events particular the Coast Guard and Cyber Intelligence as this is a big part of our business in the Carolinas.  Current and upcoming contract requirements are included.
COAST GUARD INDUSTRY DAY BRIEFS

U.S. COAST GUARD INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE ASSESSMENT FOR 21ST CENTURY (pdf)

RADM Christopher Tomney, USCG; Mr. Michael Baker; Mr. Daniel Butler

SESSION ONE: U.S. COAST GUARD’S VISION FOR INTELLIGENCE-DRIVEN OPERATIONS (pdf)

VADM Charles Michel, USCG

SESSION TWO: COAST GUARD BUDGET FISCAL YEAR-16 OVERVIEW (pdf)

Mr. Craig Bennett

SESSION THREE: FROM CONCEPTS TO CAPABILITIES (pdf)

CAPT Katherine Tiongson, USCG; CAPT Chris Moss, USCG; CDR Gene Anzano, USCG; Mr. Nick Andersen; Mr. Andrew Best

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: COMMANDANT’S VISION: INVESTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY COAST GUARD (pdf)

ADM Paul Zukunft, USCG

SESSION FOUR: PROVIDING INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO COAST GUARD PREVENTION PROGRAMS (pdf)

RDML Paul Thomas, USCG

SESSION FIVE: BUILDING TOMORROW’S COAST GUARD CAPABILITIES (pdf)

RADM Mark Butt, USCG; Mr. Nick Andersen

SESSION SIX: ACHIEVING INFORMATION GOVERNANCE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN (pdf)

RADM Marshall Lytle III, USCG; RDML Kevin Lunday, USCG; CAPT Michael Dickey, USCG

Here’s what Coast Guard Intelligence needs from Industry!

For the next four years, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft has set priorities around four strategies involving (1) the Western Hemisphere (2) the Arctic (3) Cyber and (4) an Energy Renaissance.  The entire Coast Guard is realigning its efforts, attention, and resources to support these areas, including Coast Guard Intelligence. 

For its part, Coast Guard Intelligence will focus on the following areas – many needing industry input:

  • Biometrics-At-Sea. They are looking at big data storage and moving biometrics data to ensure they can interface with other law enforcement and Intelligence Community databases.  They are working the policy issues now but next will address the associated equipment, training, and IT.
  • Document Media Exploitation.  Like with biometrics, Coast Guard Intelligence is seeking tools/capabilities that can be deployed on Coast Guard cutters to exploit radios, GPSs, satphones, computers, fishing buoys, etc.  They need the training that goes with developing this capability for their deployers along with the means to move the data from ship to shore.  They require big data storage and the ability to move the data between law enforcement and Intelligence Community systems. 
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).  They also are seeking to establish permanent SCIFs aboard their medium cutters.  Once established and certified, they will seek to explore portable/module crypto tools/collection gear that can go aboard these ships and the means to move the collected data on/off the cutters.  Unlike the Navy, Coast Guard ships/spaces are smaller and their bandwidth is less robust.  Thus they are looking for systems and solutions that take these requirements into account. 
  • ISR Afloat.  Coast Guard ISR efforts over the past decade have focused on afloat platforms.  For the first time they now are entering the phase to conduct SIGINT aloft.  To support this effort, they need modular, palletized solutions to move collection gear on/off their C-130s and C-144s.  They will need solutions that can transmit “take” from the aircraft to ships and ground stations given bandwidth limitations. 
  • ISR Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination.  The Coast Guard will be operating more with DOD and Department of Homeland Security unmanned aerial vehicle platforms.  They need the tools and capability to leverage these systems including the ability to “pipe” and exploit full motion video.
  • Cyber.  The Coast Guard’s cyber strategy has three pillars:  (1) defend its own network (2) respond to cyber events in the maritime domain (their regulatory function) and (3) leverage cyber for operational decision advantage.  It is in this last pillar where the Coast Guard believes industry can be of most value for them.  Quite frankly, they are struggling to figure out how they can leverage “cyber” to assist them in their assigned operations.  Right now they are “blind” as to capabilities and platforms that they can leverage into their operational model.  They are very interested in any cyber capabilities that can be employed in an underway/airborne mode to assist the Coast Guard missions. 
  • Arctic.  In this area, the Coast Guard is taking its lead from industry, understanding their off shore drilling requirements in the high latitudes.  They need the communications gear and communications solutions for their ships to effectively operate above the Arctic Circle.
  • Energy.  Industry is changing the way the nation produces and uses energy.  Oil is moving across our country in ways not used before…such as barges across the Great Lakes.  The Coast Guard needs industry’s assistance with the tools to respond to an oil spill in fresh water or up in the Arctic.  They need the ability to monitor oil movement on and below the sea surface.

The Coast Guard is going on budget to “grow” its workforce to support the Commandant’s four strategy areas.  They are growing their cyber cadre, expanding their marine inspectors to respond to the energy renaissance, moving more operational assets into the Western Hemisphere, and remaining agile to respond to industry’s moves in the Arctic.  Coast Guard intelligence is being focused here to support all these initiatives and its operators.

For more details about business opportunities with the U.S. Coast Guard, click here. INTEL.AFCEA.ORG

OPM Data Breach – Complimentary CSID Protection Service

 

This is the letter going out to the people affected by the security breach.  With the news that the DoD SF-86 info was also compromised, most DoD and former DoD will probably get one of these.   Be on the lookout.

 

From: OPM CIO [mailto:opmcio@csid.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:30 PM To: Subject: Important Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management CIO

Dear ,

I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed your personal information.   Since the incident was identified, OPM has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to determine the impact to Federal personnel. OPM immediately implemented additional security measures and will continue to improve the security of the sensitive information we manage.   You are receiving this notification because we have determined that the data compromised in this incident may have included your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, date and place of birth, and current or former address. To help ensure your privacy, upon your next login to OPM systems, you may be required to change your password.   OPM takes very seriously its responsibility to protect your information. While we are not aware of any misuse of your information, in order to mitigate the risk of potential fraud and identity theft, we are offering you credit monitoring service and identity theft insurance through CSID, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. All potentially affected individuals will receive a complimentary subscription to CSID Protector Plus for 18 months. Every affected individual, regardless of whether or not they explicitly take action to enroll, will have $1 million of identity theft insurance and access to full-service identity restoration provided by CSID until 12/7/16.

To access the trusted pages that will facilitate enrollment into this identity protection service, type or paste the following website into your browser: https://www.csid.com/opm. You will need to use the PIN code provided to enroll in these services. Individuals can also contact CSID with any questions about these free services by calling this toll free number, 844-777-2743 (International callers: call collect at 512-327-0705).

Protector Plus coverage includes:

  • Credit Report and Monitoring: Includes a TransUnion® credit report and tri-bureau monitoring for credit inquiries, delinquencies, judgments and liens, bankruptcies, new loans and more
  • CyberAgent® Internet Surveillance: Monitors websites, chat rooms and bulletin boards 24/7 to identify trading or selling of your personal information
  • Identity Theft Insurance: Reimburses you for certain expenses in the event that your identity is compromised with a $1,000,000 insurance policy
  • Court and Public Records Monitoring: Know if your name, date of birth and Social Security number appear in court records for an offense that you did not commit
  • Non-Credit Loan Monitoring: Know if your personal information becomes linked to short-term, high-interest payday loans that do not require credit inquiries
  • Change of Address Monitoring: Monitor to see if someone has redirected your mail
  • Social Security Number Trace: Know if your Social Security number becomes associated with another individual’s name or address
  • Sex Offender Monitoring: Know if sex offenders reside in your zip code, and ensure that your identity isn’t being used fraudulently in the sex offender registry
  • Full-Service Identity Restoration: Work with a certified identity theft restoration specialist to restore your ID if you experience any fraud associated with your personal information

These services are offered as a convenience to you.  However, nothing in this letter should be construed as OPM or the U.S. Government accepting liability for any of the matters covered by this letter or for any other purpose.  Any alleged issues of liability concerning OPM or the United States for the matters covered by this letter or for any other purpose are determined solely in conformance with appropriate Federal law.  Please note that these services are offered to the specific addressee of this letter and are not available to anyone other than the individual who received this notification.   We regret this incident. Please be assured that OPM remains deeply committed to protecting the privacy and security of information and has taken appropriate steps to respond to this intrusion.  The incident was uncovered as a result of OPM’s aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture over the past year, including the addition of numerous tools and capabilities to its networks that both help detect and deter a cyber-attack.   Please note that neither OPM nor any company acting on OPM’s behalf will contact you to confirm any personal information.  If you are contacted by anyone purporting to represent OPM and asking for your personal information, do not provide it.   To learn more and enroll, visit CSID’s website at https://www.csid.com/opm.   Sincerely,  Donna K. Seymour Chief Information Officer U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Additional Information    As a reminder, you should follow the below routine precautionary measures to help protect your identity and personal affairs:

  • Monitor financial account statements and immediately report any suspicious or unusual activity to financial institutions.
  • Request a free credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.  Consumers are entitled by law to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – for a total of three reports per year.  Contact information for the credit bureaus can be found on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website, www.ftc.gov
  • Review resources provided on the FTC identity theft website, www.identitytheft.gov. The FTC maintains a variety of consumer publications providing comprehensive information on computer intrusions and identity theft.
  • You may place a fraud alert on your credit file to let creditors know to contact you before opening a new account in your name.  Simply call Trans Union at 1-800-680-7289 to place this alert.  TransUnion will then notify the other two credit bureaus on your behalf.

How to avoid becoming a victim:

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about you, your employees, your colleagues or any other internal information.  If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.
  • Do not provide personal information or information about your organization, including its structure or networks, unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.  This includes following links sent in email.
  • Do not send sensitive information over the Internet before checking a website’s security (for more information, see Protecting Your Privacy, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-013).
  • Pay attention to the URL of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
  • If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly.  Do not use contact information provided on a website connected to the request; instead, check previous statements for contact information.  Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.antiphishing.org).
  • Install and maintain anti-virus software, firewalls, and email filters to reduce some of this traffic (for more information, see Understanding Firewalls, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-004; Understanding Anti-Virus Software, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-005; and Reducing Spam, www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-007).
  • Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.

Additionally, if you are or have been a Federal employee or contractor and become aware of any contacts or other activity that could raise security concerns, you should immediately contact your security officer or former security officer for further guidance.   You can obtain additional information about steps to avoid identity theft from the following agencies.  The FTC also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with the FTC.

For California Residents:  Visit the California Office of Privacy Protection (www.privacy.ca.gov) for additional information on protection against identity theft. For Kentucky Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 www.ag.ky.gov Telephone: 1-502-696-5300
For Maryland Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of Maryland Consumer Protection Division 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202 www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer Telephone: 1-888-743-0023 For North Carolina Residents:  Office of the Attorney General of North Carolina 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 www.ncdoj.com Telephone: 1-919-716-6400
For all other US Residents:  Identity Theft Clearinghouse Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 www.identitytheft.gov 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) TDD: 1-202-326-2502

Does your technology have application in the military and federal marketplace?

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) knows that their technology has Department of Defense application. RCR will be displaying race car #3 (pictured below) because their advanced manufacturing materials and engineering processes that are utilized in the racing industry are applicable in the military and federal marketplace.  Learn how your technology has defense application at the NCFATR (more information below).

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United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.

SILVER SPONSOR:  
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BRONZE SPONSORS:  

Strategic Consulting Solutions /  PDS Consulting Solutions

Phil Williams LLC

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE. The Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. NC companies developing, fielding, selling or interested in future federal/DoD requirements for new technologies in all sectors should participate.

The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies.

All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Surveillance (C4ISR) Hardware Systems

WHY ATTEND?  Why should businesses attend, exhibit or sponsor the extremely low cost North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015?

  • At least 14 Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies and major military commands will participate with over 50 technology buyers – meeting these agencies individually around the US would take months
  • Mr. Jeffrey Singleton, Acting Director for Technology for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology will attend and speak
  • All DoD and federal agencies attending will announce their technology requirements, needs and programs in agency sessions
  • Businesses can meet one-on-one with all DoD and federal agency representatives in informal sessions
  • Businesses can learn about latest technology developments in their industries, network with industry and university technology developers and build relationships for future contracts
  • Businesses can exhibit, showcase and discuss their current products and services with over 55 military and government attendees
  • Businesses can meet NC resources available to help them compete for, win and successfully execute government technology contracts
  • All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

  • Mr. Jeffrey Singleton, Acting Director for Technology for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND FEDERAL AGENCY PARTICIPATION.

US Navy/US Marine Corps

  • Office of Naval Research
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
  • Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
  • II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)

US Army

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
  • US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
  • US Army Materiel Command
  • US Army Research Laboratory/Office
  • US Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications (expected)
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg)

US Air Force

  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
  • Pope Army Airfield

US Coast Guard

  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center

Federal Agencies

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

PRE-REVIEW SITE VISITS:
Participants of the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review are invited to participate in the Pre-Review private tours of unique and leading edge technology enabled facilities at the:

  • North Carolina State University Non-Woven Institute (NWI)
  • James P. Hunt, Jr Library & Navy Mariner Skills Simulator

For more information on these locations, please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php and click on the “Site Visit” tab.

REGISTRATION FOR THE REVIEW (AND THE SITE VISIT) IS OPEN FOR ATTENDEES! EXHIBIT SPACES ARE ALL SOLD.

For more information on the Review or to register, visit:
http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

Why attend the NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review?

United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.

 SILVER SPONSOR:

 

BRONZE SPONSOR:

Strategic Consulting Solutions /  PDS Consulting Solutions

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center, NC State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE.

The Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. NC companies developing, fielding, selling or interested in future federal/DoD requirements for new technologies in all sectors should participate.

The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies.

All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Surveillance (C4ISR) Hardware Systems

WHY ATTEND?  Why should businesses attend, exhibit or sponsor the extremely low cost North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015?

  • At least 14 Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies and major military commands will participate with over 50 technology buyers – meeting these agencies individually around the US would take months
  • Lieutenant General Williamson, head of all acquisition, logistics and technology for the Army, will attend and speak
  • All DoD and federal agencies attending will announce their technology requirements, needs and programs in agency sessions
  • Businesses can meet one-on-one with all DoD and federal agency representatives in informal sessions
  • Businesses can learn about latest technology developments in their industries, network with industry and university technology developers and build relationships for future contracts
  • Businesses can exhibit, showcase and discuss their current products and services with over 55 military and government attendees
  • Businesses can meet NC resources available to help them compete for, win and successfully execute government technology contracts

All businesses in North Carolina are invited to participate, showcase or discuss their products and services with government attendees.  NCFATR panel sessions will focus on the following seven technology sectors – but businesses from all industry sectors will benefit from the NCFATR.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.
  • Lieutenant General Michael E. Williamson, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and Director of Acquisition Career Management
  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php 

FOR A FULL LIST OF GOVERNMENT, MILITARY PARTICIPANTS OR TO REGISTER, VISIT:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

Army Leadership in Acquisition, Logistics and Technology to attend NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review

United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.

SILVER SPONSOR:

 

 BRONZE SPONSOR:

 Strategic Consulting Solutions /  PDS Consulting Solutions  

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

 WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center, NC State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE. The Federal Advanced Technologies Review will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies in the following sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • C4ISR Hardware Systems

NOMINATE YOUR COMPANY TODAY!  Nominate your company/activity to participate on a panel in the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review. Participating as a panel member provides your company/activity the opportunity to share your vision, show your expertise and the opportunity to demonstrate your innovative technology.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.
  • Lieutenant General Michael E. Williamson, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and Director of Acquisition Career Management
  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND FEDERAL AGENCY PARTICIPATION. 

US Navy/US Marine Corps

  • Office of Naval Research
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
  • Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
  • II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)

US Army

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
  • US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (expected)
  • US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (expected)
  • US Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications (expected)
  • US Army Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors
  • US Army Research Office
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg)

US Air Force

  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

US Coast Guard

  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center

Federal Agencies

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
PRE-REVIEW SITE VISITS:
Participants of the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review are invited to participate in the Pre-Review private tours of unique and leading edge technology enabled facilities at the:

  • North Carolina State University Non-Woven Institute (NWI)
  • James P. Hunt, Jr Library Navy Mariner Skills Simulator

For more information on these locations, please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php and click on the “Site Visit” tab.

 

REGISTRATION THE REVIEW (AND THE SITE VISIT) FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS OPEN!
For more information on the Review or to register, visit:

http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

US Army Special Operations Command: NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review, Raleigh (June 2-3)

United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.
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SILVER SPONSOR:  

SAS_logo
BRONZE SPONSOR:  

Strategic Consulting Solutions /  PDS Consulting Solutions

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE.  The Federal Advanced Technologies Review will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies in the following sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • C4ISR Hardware Systems

NOMINATE YOUR COMPANY TODAY!  Nominate your company/activity to participate on a panel in the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review. Participating as a panel member provides your company/activity the opportunity to share your vision, show your expertise and the opportunity to demonstrate your innovative technology.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office.  The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office’s intent is to change the way the Marine Corps employs energy and resources to increase combat effectiveness and reduce the need for logistics support.  Participating from the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office is Major Chris Kinsey.
  • XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg). Major (P) Stephen DeLellis MPAS, PA-C, is the senior Physician Assistant within XVIII Airborne Corps in the Office of the Corps Surgeon.  Major DeLellis is the Deputy Corps Surgeon, Clinical Operations who is one of the medical advisers to the Corps commanding general and staff on medical readiness; medical operations and equipment; and strategic medical planning.
  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center.  Captain Al Arsenault (retired) is Chief, C4ISR Branch at the US Coast Guard Research & Development Center (RDC).  The RDC is the Coast Guard’s sole facility performing research, development, and test and evaluation in support of the service’s major missions. The RDC is responsible for evaluating the feasibility and affordability of mission execution solutions and providing operational and risk-management analysis at all stages of the acquisition process.
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).  Mr. Richard Holcomb is the Deputy to the Commanding General at USASOC. In this position, Mr. Holcomb integrates diverse resource and research programs- such as science and technology, force development, combat development, resourcing, contracting and acquisition, and military construction with a single vision of future Army Special Operations Force requirements, capabilities, and readiness.
  • Office of Naval Research. Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette is the Director of Research at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. As the senior civilian responsible for Research at ONR, he oversees the basic and applied research investments which increase fundamental knowledge, foster opportunities for breakthroughs and provide technology options for future naval capabilities and systems.
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Dr. Gary Disbrow joined BARDA in January of 2007 and began working on the smallpox vaccine program. Dr. Disbrow played a key role in awarding a contract for the modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine. MVA is a smallpox vaccine developed for immunocompromised individuals who are contraindicated for the currently available live vaccine, Acam2000. Dr. Disbrow accepted the position of Deputy Director CBRN Division of Countermeasures in October of 2008 and has been overseeing the budget for both advanced research and development and PBS efforts. BARDA’s advanced research and development efforts have grown significantly since 2007. Currently BARDA invests approximately $415 M annually in advanced research and development programs.
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Dev Palmer joined the  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in November 2012 and is the Program    Manager within the Microsystems Technology Office. His interests include sub-millimeter wave and terahertz electronic sources, sensors, and control components; vacuum electronics; computational modeling of electromagnetics and electronics in the presence of uncertainty; and antennas.
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Dr. Sina Bavari is currently serving as Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director at USAMRIID and has held numerous leadership roles at USAMRIID, including Chief, Molecular and Translational Sciences Division and Therapeutic Discovery Center; Chief, Target Discovery & Experimental Microbiology, Integrated Toxicology Division; and Chief, Immunology, Target Identification, and Translational Research, Bacteriology Division. He has produced approximately 30 patents, and out-licensed many products.

In addition to these special guests, representatives from North Carolina’s military installations to include the Science & Technology Advisors and Small Business Representatives, other federal agencies and programs, as well as academia will be in attendance at the Review.

PRE-REVIEW SITE VISITS:
Participants of the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review are invited to participate in the Pre-Review private tours of unique and leading edge technology enabled facilities at the:

  • North Carolina State University Non-Woven Institute (NWI)
  • James P. Hunt, Jr Library Navy Mariner Skills Simulator

For more information on these locations, please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php and click on the “Site Visit” tab.

REGISTRATION THE REVIEW (AND THE SITE VISIT) FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS NOW OPEN!

For more information on the Review or to register, visit:
http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

Office of Naval Research: NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review, Raleigh (June 2-3)

United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.
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Strategic Consulting Solutions /  PDS Consulting Solutions

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE.  The Federal Advanced Technologies Review will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies in the following sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • C4ISR Hardware Systems

NOMINATE YOUR COMPANY TODAY!  Nominate your company/activity to participate on a panel in the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review. Participating as a panel member provides your company/activity the opportunity to share your vision, show your expertise and the opportunity to demonstrate your innovative technology.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

  • Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D., Director of Research, Office of Naval Research
  • Richard Holcomb, Deputy of the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command

Full biographies on both speakers are available online at http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office.  The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office’s intent is to change the way the Marine Corps employs energy and resources to increase combat effectiveness and reduce the need for logistics support.  Participating from the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office is Major Chris Kinsey.
  • XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg). Major (P) Stephen DeLellis MPAS, PA-C, is the senior Physician Assistant within XVIII Airborne Corps in the Office of the Corps Surgeon.  Major DeLellis is the Deputy Corps Surgeon, Clinical Operations who is one of the medical advisers to the Corps commanding general and staff on medical readiness; medical operations and equipment; and strategic medical planning.
  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center.  Captain Al Arsenault (retired) is Chief, C4ISR Branch at the US Coast Guard Research & Development Center (RDC).  The RDC is the Coast Guard’s sole facility performing research, development, and test and evaluation in support of the service’s major missions. The RDC is responsible for evaluating the feasibility and affordability of mission execution solutions and providing operational and risk-management analysis at all stages of the acquisition process.
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).  Mr. Richard Holcomb is the Deputy to the Commanding General at USASOC. In this position, Mr. Holcomb integrates diverse resource and research programs- such as science and technology, force development, combat development, resourcing, contracting and acquisition, and military construction with a single vision of future Army Special Operations Force requirements, capabilities, and readiness.
  • Office of Naval Research. Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette is the Director of Research at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA. As the senior civilian responsible for Research at ONR, he oversees the basic and applied research investments which increase fundamental knowledge, foster opportunities for breakthroughs and provide technology options for future naval capabilities and systems.
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Dr. Gary Disbrow joined BARDA in January of 2007 and began working on the smallpox vaccine program. Dr. Disbrow played a key role in awarding a contract for the modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine. MVA is a smallpox vaccine developed for immunocompromised individuals who are contraindicated for the currently available live vaccine, Acam2000. Dr. Disbrow accepted the position of Deputy Director CBRN Division of Countermeasures in October of 2008 and has been overseeing the budget for both advanced research and development and PBS efforts. BARDA’s advanced research and development efforts have grown significantly since 2007. Currently BARDA invests approximately $415 M annually in advanced research and development programs.
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Dev Palmer joined the  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in November 2012 and is the Program    Manager within the Microsystems Technology Office. His interests include sub-millimeter wave and terahertz electronic sources, sensors, and control components; vacuum electronics; computational modeling of electromagnetics and electronics in the presence of uncertainty; and antennas.
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Dr. Sina Bavari is currently serving as Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director at USAMRIID and has held numerous leadership roles at USAMRIID, including Chief, Molecular and Translational Sciences Division and Therapeutic Discovery Center; Chief, Target Discovery & Experimental Microbiology, Integrated Toxicology Division; and Chief, Immunology, Target Identification, and Translational Research, Bacteriology Division. He has produced approximately 30 patents, and out-licensed many products.

In addition to these special guests, representatives from North Carolina’s military installations to include the Science & Technology Advisors and Small Business Representatives, other federal agencies and programs, as well as academia will be in attendance at the Review.

PRE-REVIEW SITE VISITS:
Participants of the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review are invited to participate in the Pre-Review private tours of unique and leading edge technology enabled facilities at the:

  • North Carolina State University Non-Woven Institute (NWI)
  • James P. Hunt, Jr Library Navy Mariner Skills Simulator

For more information on these locations, please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php and click on the “Site Visit” tab.

REGISTRATION THE REVIEW (AND THE SITE VISIT) FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS NOW OPEN!

For more information on the Review or to register, visit:
http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

Small Business Event-USCG SILC BASE SUPPORT AND SERVICES INDUSTRY DAY Solicitation Number: HSCG84_Doing_Business_With_SILCBSS_2015 Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: USCG Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) East

U.S. COAST GUARD’S SHORE INFRASTRUCTURE LOGISTICS CENTER (SILC)
BASE SUPPORT AND SERVICES (BSS) –INDUSTRY DAY WITH SILC BSS

DATE: 3 JUNE 2015 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME: 8:00am to 4:30pm

PLACE: SLOVER LIBRARY
235 E. PLUME STREET
NORFOLK, VA 23510

The U.S. Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) Base Support and Services (BSS) Contracting Office will host an Industry Day event in Norfolk, Virginia on 3 June 2015.

This one-day event will provide a forum by which the SILC BSS contracting office will communicate an overview of our processes and organization; provide general guidance on how to do business with us; and provide information on some upcoming requirements in order to increase competition by sharing useful information. During this event, there will be time allotted to network with Contracting Officers and Small Business Specialists.

The event will be structured in two parts: the morning session will consist of general briefings to all attendees on the structure and process of contracting with SILC BSS; while the afternoon session will consist of one-on-one meetings between contracting representatives and representatives from individual companies. Companies are required to pre-register to attend one or both sessions. For more information, please see “Registration” below.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Companies, large and small, including socioeconomic businesses that are interested in SILC Base Support and Services contracting and subcontracting opportunities in areas including, but not limited to: janitorial services; grounds/landscaping services; food services; housing maintenance services; security guard services; and maritime supplies/navigational aids such as buoys and lanterns. Representatives from the emergency contracting branch will also be present to discuss oil spill and other response contracting agreements, such as Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs). Prior federal contracting experience is not required.

Please see attached PowerPoint presentation provided by SILC BSS contracting office for more information about how the buying unit is structured and the goods and services it buys. For more information, you may also search for our upcoming requirements in the Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Planning Forecast System at http://apfs.dhs.gov/ (select Search Forecast and then Filter by Component by selecting USCG/SILC-Base).

All attendees are encouraged to attend to increase business contacts, identify potential teaming partners, share best practices and trends and participate in networking, meet and greet and business card exchange.

REGISTRATION:
Every individual must pre-register to attend this event. Please see attached Registration Form. Note if you are interested in requesting a one-on-one meeting in the afternoon, please make sure you complete all pages of the Form.

Please limit the number of attendees from your company to two (2) people, as seats will be limited and reservations will be based on a first come-first served basis. Due to space constraints, no walk-in registration will be permitted, so please be sure to pre-register.

There is no cost to attend this event; however, space is limited to the first 150 registrants. There will be no refreshments served at this event.

The afternoon session will consist of a series of one-on-one meetings in which individual companies may meet with SILC Base Support and Services contracting staff representing each SILC BSS branch (Base Services; Commodities; and Emergency Procurement).

To register for this event, please print the Registration Form, complete and email a copy to: SILCBSS-SmallBusiness@uscg.mil

If you have any questions, please send email correspondence to the email address above.

Registration will close at 1159 EST on 15 May 2015 or when attendance limit is reached; whichever is sooner.

An agenda will be posted prior to the event. This posting will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check back often for updates.

NOTE:
This forum is one of two Industry Days scheduled in Norfolk in June 2015. The other SILC Industry Day will be for construction, construction services, architectural/engineering services, engineering services, energy services, and environmental engineering services. The construction event is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015, and is announced separately here (https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/USCGFDCCA/HSCG47-15-INDUSTRYDAY/listing.html).
Solicitation Number:
HSCG84_Doing_Business_With_SILCBSS_2015

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=87e61582afb1da14faf8e085faf2cf08&_cview=0

Contracting Office Address:
300 East Main Street
Suite 965
Norfolk, Virginia 23510-9113
United States

Primary Point of Contact.:
Joseph M. Cannon,
SILC BSS Small Business Specialist
Joseph.M.Cannon@uscg.mil
Phone: (510) 437-3916
Fax: (510) 437-3014

Secondary Point of Contact:
Jennifer A. Mitchell,
SILC BSS Small Business Specialist
Jennifer.A.Mitchell@uscg.mil
Phone: (510) 437-3727
Fax: (510) 437-3014

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May 15, 2015 11:59 pm Eastern

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Special C4ISR USCG R&D Guest: NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review, Raleigh (June 2-3)

United States Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 2-3, 2015.

SILVER SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

Strategic Consulting Solutions / PDS Consulting Solutions

WHEN.  June 2-3, 2015

WHERE.  McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

PURPOSE.
The Federal Advanced Technologies Review will focus on the development of advanced technologies in North Carolina and the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. The goal of the Review is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government for advanced technologies in the following sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
  • Soldier Systems and Operational Energy
  • Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Robotics
  • Biotechnologies and Biodefense
  • Medical Technologies
  • Cyber Security, Software and Advanced IT Systems
  • Human/Social Sciences/Cultural and Behavioral Dynamics
  • C4ISR Hardware Systems

NOMINATE YOUR COMPANY TODAY!  Nominate your company/activity to participate on a panel in the 2015 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review. Participating as a panel member provides your company/activity the opportunity to share your vision, show your expertise and the opportunity to demonstrate your innovative technology.

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  • US Coast Guard Research and Development Center.  Captain Al Arsenault (retired) is Chief, C4ISR Branch at the US Coast Guard Research & Development Center (RDC).  The RDC is the Coast Guard’s sole facility performing research, development, and test and evaluation in support of the service’s major missions. The RDC is responsible for evaluating the feasibility and affordability of mission execution solutions and providing operational and risk-management analysis at all stages of the acquisition process.
  • US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).  Mr. Richard Holcomb is the Deputy to the Commanding General at USASOC. In this position, Mr. Holcomb integrates diverse resource and research programs- such as science and technology, force development, combat development, resourcing, contracting and acquisition, and military construction with a single vision of future Army Special Operations Force requirements, capabilities, and readiness.
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Dr. Robin  Robinson was appointed in April 2008 as the first director of the BARDA, and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Dev Palmer joined the  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in November 2012 and is the Program    Manager within the Microsystems Technology Office. His interests include sub-millimeter wave and terahertz electronic sources, sensors, and control components; vacuum electronics; computational modeling of electromagnetics and electronics in the presence of uncertainty; and antennas.
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Dr. Sina Bavari is currently serving as Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director at USAMRIID and has held numerous leadership roles at USAMRIID, including Chief, Molecular and Translational Sciences Division and Therapeutic Discovery Center; Chief, Target Discovery & Experimental Microbiology, Integrated Toxicology Division; and Chief, Immunology, Target Identification, and Translational Research, Bacteriology Division. He has produced approximately 30 patents, and out-licensed many products.

In addition to these special guests, representatives from North Carolina’s military installations to include the Science & Technology Advisors and Small Business Representatives, other federal agencies and programs, as well as academia will be in attendance at the Review.

REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS OPEN!

For more information on the Review or to register, visit:
http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

Outer Banks Fishing for Business Expo 2015 – March 31, 2015

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Business Exp

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Location:  Pirate’s Cove Pavilion
Hwy 64/264 Manteo/Nags Head Causeway
Manteo, NC 27954irate’s Cove Pavilion

Admission:  $2

http://www.outerbankschamber.com