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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

 

NIST 2015 SBIR Grants to Fund Research in Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Cybersecurity and Bioscience

From NIST Tech Beat: March 11, 2015

Contact: Jennifer Huergo
301-975-6343

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is offering to fund research projects that address specific challenges in the fields of advanced manufacturing, climate change and clean energy, cybersecurity, health care and bioscience.

The NIST SBIR program seeks to fuel technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role small business plays in meeting federal R&D needs and bringing to market innovations derived from federal research and development. The program also works to increase participation by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small business concerns.

These SBIR “Phase I” awards are intended to determine if the proposed research is feasible, and to gauge how well the awardee performs that research. The awards can provide up to $100,000 over a performance period of seven months. Awardees that successfully complete their Phase I research projects will be eligible to apply for Phase II funding to develop the technology further.

The NIST 2015 SBIR solicitation names 15 specific technologies for development and an opportunity for technology development of commercially promising NIST-developed technologies.

In the category of Advanced Manufacturing, they include:

  • Category-Theoretic Tools to Support Manufacturing Information Integration
  • Computer Aided Standards Development (CASD) – A Software Tool to Automate Standards Development Process
  • High-Throughput Manufacturing Methods for Engineered MRI Contrast Agents
  • Laser Power Meter for Manufacturing Applications
  • Optical Microscopy as Applied to Fabrication of Atomic-Scale Devices
  • Predictive Modeling Tools for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing
  • Stroboscopic Method for Dynamic Imaging in a Transmission Electron Microscope at GHz Frequencies
  • Tuning Germanium Crystal Reflectivity and Mosaic

In the category of Climate Change and Clean Energy, they include:

  • Large-Area, Uniform Infrared Detector Development for 1 μm to 4.5 μm

In the category of Cybersecurity, they include:

  • A Verifier for Multicore C11 or C++11 Code
  • Access Control Policy Tool
  • Analysis and Visualization Tools for Automated Email Abuse Reports
  • Improving Robustness and Security in Home Routers

In the category of Health Care and Bioscience, they include:

  • Dual Pulse Continuum Laser Source for Time-Domain Coherent Raman Imaging

In addition to the research areas above, NIST also is accepting proposals for further development of commercially promising technologies that have been developed at NIST. The Technology Partnerships Office at NIST will provide the awardee with a no-cost research license for the duration of the SBIR award. When the technology is ready for commercialization, a commercialization license will be negotiated with the awardee.

Applications may be submitted for the development of any NIST-owned technology that is covered by a pending U.S. non-provisional patent application or by an issued U.S. patent. Available technologies can be found on the NISTTech website.

In the interest of fair competition, communication with NIST concerning a specific technical topic or subtopic during the open solicitation period is not allowed, with the exception of the public discussion group on the SBIR website. All questions and responses will be publicly, though anonymously, posted on the discussion group website.

Read the 2015 SBIR proposal solicitation for a full explanation of the SBIR process, rules and the specific challenges the proposals should address. The solicitation is available at www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275010. Unsolicited proposals, i.e. proposals that do not address the challenges outlined in the SBIR proposal solicitation, will not be accepted. The solicitation closes May 15, 2015.

For general information about the NIST SBIR program, call (301) 975-4188 or send an email to sbir@nist.gov.

 

NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review Announced

North Carolina companies solving the future advanced technology needs of the Department of Defense and other federal agencies

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 will 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.

The Review will focus on the future advanced technology needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state. The objective of this Review is to establish dialogue between industry, academia and government and to form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government to meet technology challenges ahead. Although all technologies are subject to discussion during the Review, the eight “Industry and Military Forums” will focus on the following technology sectors:

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

An expansion to this year’s program includes four additional topics: US Army & Air Force Challenge & Needs; Federal Agencies Challenges & Needs; US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Challenges & Needs; and Small Business Contracting Technical & Funding. These additional Forums offer North Carolina companies the opportunity to sit in the same room with several DoD and other federal agency representatives to discuss the types of advanced technologies currently needed and future requirements. In order to be successful, it is critical for businesses in our state to know not only the current needs, but the future needs of the military in North Carolina.

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Dr. Robin Robinson was appointed in April 2008 as the first director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (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). 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. Dr. Sina Bavari is currently serving as Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director at US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (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.

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

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About the NCMBC. The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).  The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina. The NCMBC’s primary goal is to increase federal revenues for businesses in North Carolina.  The Department of Defense has an annual impact of $48 billion and is the second largest sector of North Carolina’s economy (12% GDP). With six major military bases, 116 National Guard and 40 Army Reserve facilities and the third highest number of military personnel in the country, the State of North Carolina created the NCMBC to leverage opportunities with these installations and with DoD commands worldwide. Assisted firms won 2,063 contracts – worth between $4.02 billion and $14.02 billion – from the NCMBC’s opening in 2005 through February 2015.

Government & Military Participation Confirmations are Coming In!

See who has already confirmed to participate in this year’s Review!

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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.

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.

CONFIRMED GOVERNMENT, MILITARY PARTICIPATION (With Many More To Be Announced):

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
  • II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)
  • US Army Research Office
  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS NOW OPEN!

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

 

Announcing: 2015 North Carolina 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.
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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.

REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS IS NOW OPEN!\
For more information on the Review or to register, visit: http://www.ncmbc.us/2015NCFederalAdvancedTechnologiesReview.php

NCMBC Appoints Sandra Sanderson to Provide Federal Business Development Services to North Carolina Companies

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and Craven Community College are pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Sanderson as Federal Business Development Specialist.  Serving businesses statewide, Ms. Sanderson will identify contract opportunities, source them to businesses across the state and provide one-on-one assistance to help businesses compete for, win and grow jobs through federal contracts.

“The business development teams are the heart of the NCMBC,” said Scott Dorney, NCMBC Executive Director.  “Sandra’s experiences with the federal government and, in particular, with Naval Air Systems Command and the aerospace industry will provide invaluable assistance to North Carolina businesses in winning and successfully executing federal contracts.”

As a member of the NCMBC’s business development team, Ms. Sanderson will identify future and current federal prime and subcontracting opportunities, identify and notify companies of these opportunities and provide one-on-one assistance to help companies bid on and win contracts.  Ms. Sanderson specifically identifies opportunities advertised from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fleet Readiness Centers in Patuxent River, Maryland and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to include: Station Contracting; ROICC/NAVFAC Cherry Point; Fleet Readiness Center East; Marine Corps Community Services; Naval Clinic; Commissary; Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and works with North Carolina industries in those specific areas as well as her geographic area of responsibility to include the following counties: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington.

Prior to joining the NCMBC, Ms. Sanderson retired from the Department of Defense with 36 years of dedicated service working several supportive offices within the United States Navy.  In 2011, in her final government employment capacity with NAVAIR, Ms. Sanderson served as the Executive Director, Acquisition and Procurement Compliance, Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) a $2.1B organization.  She served as senior advisor for acquisition issues, contracting and procurement strategies, policy and processes for all Navy Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) worldwide. Ms. Sanderson led a multi-million dollar transformational Black Belt Project in which she and a geographically dispersed team of engineers, logisticians, procurement, contract and legal specialists designed and developed COMFRC policies and processes that brought acquisition and procurement activities at the Fleet Readiness Centers, worldwide, into statutory and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Sanderson is a graduate of California University School of Management with a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Management and Systems Analysis.  She is also a graduate of Boston College School of Management, the USDA Leadership Academy, NAVAIR’s Senior Executive Management Development Program, Defense Acquisition University and the Federal Executive Institute. She is a member of the Department Defense Acquisition Professional Community and is certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of Association for Conflict Resolution and serves as a volunteer healthcare advocate.

Ms. Sanderson’s office is located in the Craven Community College Havelock Campus. For full contact information for Ms. Sanderson, visit: http://www.ncmbc.us/contact-us/sanderson.php or email her at sanders@ncmbc.us.

Call for Panelists: 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.

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.

WHEN. June 2-3, 2015

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

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.

OBJECTIVE.
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

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

Now Available: Materials from Fort Bragg’s MICC’s Open House

On January 23, Fort Bragg’s MICC held an open house for interested federal contractors at Fayetteville Technical Community College.   The open house provided an opportunity for businesses interested in performing work on Fort Bragg to meet the Small Business Contract Specialists, and learn what opportunities are projected for the rest of the 2015 Fiscal Year.

Presentations and materials are now provided from the open house on the NCMBC’s “Installation Services” webpage, under the “Reference Materials” section.  Please visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/InstallationServiceContracts.php

 

RFI Released: Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) – formerly known as ExFOB

The Marine Corps released a Request for Information (RFI) for the next Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) technology demonstration (formerly known as ExFOB). E2C 2015 will be held 23-25 June 2015 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The deadline to respond to the RFI is Friday, March 6th.

This year, E2C will focus on 3 technology areas:
1. Hybrid/electric all-terrain vehicles
2. Advanced batteries and energy storage
3. Fuel cells (up to 10kW)

View the E2C 2015 RFI or visit www.fbo.gov (search keyword: ‘E2C’ or solicitation number: M67854-15-E2C-RFI).

For more information, visit the Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) page.

Call for Panelists Open: 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.

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.

WHEN. June 2-3, 2015

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

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.

OBJECTIVE.
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

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