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Announcements

National Veterans Small Business Week 2021 Hosted by SBA Southeast Region District Offices

Celebrating Veteran Business Strength and Resilience Please join the U. S. Small Business Administration Southeast Region District Offices, as we celebrate 2021 National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year’s virtual event will be packed with information which will take the guess work out of launching or growing a veteran-owned small business. SBA will share […]

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Dept of Transportation FY 22 Small Business Industry Day

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AN UPCOMING SMALL BUSINESS INDUSTRY DAY ONLY. FHWA-EFLHD SB Industry Day FBO Invite/Notice TITLE: Small Business Event – Federal Highway Administration – Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division Small Business Industry Day Background: The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) mission is to enable and empower the strengthening […]

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Be prepared for the transition from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID (SAM)

By April 4, 2022, the federal government will transition away from the use of the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID as the primary means of entity identification for federal awards government-wide.  If you are registered in SAM.gov, you’ve already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID! It’s viewable in your SAM.gov […]

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SAVE THE DATE — Information Technology Programs and Support Services Division 1st FY22 Industry Forum

SAVE THE DATE — Information Technology Programs and Support Services Division 1st FY22 Industry Forum Please mark your calendars for our 1st FY22 Industry Forum.  The Forum will discuss current issues, upcoming requirements and facilitate crosstalk with technical, business and contracting representatives in a collaborative environment.  The Forum is expected to be held on Microsoft […]

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Article: Schneider Mills-: Challenge Accepted

Deep rooted family values and a growth mindset keep technical weaving company Schneider Mills well-positioned for the future. Textile World. By Rachael S. Davis, Executive Editor.  To read the full article, visit: https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/features/2021/10/schneider-mills-challenge-accepted/  

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Webinar: Making Sense of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/webinar-making-sense-of-covid-19-vaccine-mandates/ The North Carolina Military Business Center, and Smith Anderson, a full-service business and litigation law firm, will host a “Making Sense of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates” webinar series. When. November 2, 2021 from 9:00 until 10:00 AM December: date to be announced Registration. This is a free webinar; however, pre-registration is required […]

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Southeastern North Carolina Military Business Outreach (Jacksonville, NC * Nov 18)

The Southeastern North Carolina Military Business Outreach invites businesses (large and small) to attend and learn about Federal procurements. When. November 18, 2021 Please note: This free event will have a morning session (9:00 AM-12:30 PM) and an afternoon session (1:30 PM-5:00 PM), with the same information being passed at both sessions.  We know some of you like mornings and […]

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Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure Session at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28)

SUMMIT WEBSITE: https://summit.ncmbc.us VIRTUAL SESSION FOCUS: OCTOBER 28, 2021: 1145-1245: CyberStructure: Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) put an end to organizations having the option to self-attest to cybersecurity compliance, as well as the “checklist” method of compliance. CMMC is a quality management system for cybersecurity, and compliance is a […]

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Statewide cybersecurity coalition receives $2 million NSA grant

The NC-PaCE was awarded a $2 million grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity located within the National Security Agency. The North Carolina Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE) will bring eight of North Carolina’s universities and community colleges together with public agencies and private-sector businesses to address a growing workforce gap and […]

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Virginia sailor who enlisted fresh out of high school takes command of USS Ford’s air wing

Virginia sailor who enlisted fresh out of high school takes command of USS Ford’s air wing by David Ress dated October 4, 2021 in the Daily Press. https://www.dailypress.com/military/dp-nw-caw-8-20211004-xbd4vazgizg6re253yue4c4yvy-story.html#rt=chartbeat-flt.  For assistance, please contact Darleen Stein at steind@ncmbc.us.

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Langley Air Force Base pilots facing new challenges during Alaskan exercises

Langley Air Force Base pilots facing new challenges during Alaskan exercises an article by David Ress dated September 28, 2021 in the Daily Press. https://www.dailypress.com/military/dp-nw-lafb-alaska-20210928-b3gzim325faljpjtnq47te6wbu-story.html. For assistance, please contact Darleen Stein at steind@ncmbc.us.

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Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, 24th MEU in Atlantic Bound for the East Coast

Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, 24th MEU in Atlantic Bound for the East Coast including Camp Lejeune, NC as published by the USNI News on September 27, 2021 by Heather Mongilio. https://news.usni.org/2021/09/27/iwo-jima-amphibious-ready-group-24th-meu-in-atlantic-bound-for-the-east-coast#more-88730. To learn more, please contact Darleen Stein, steind@ncmbc.us.

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Navy Issues Multiple Contracts Worth Up to $2.76B for East Coast Littoral Combat Ship Maintenance

Navy Issues Multiple Contracts Worth Up to $2.76B for East Coast Littoral Combat Ship Maintenance as published by USNI News on August 13, 2021. https://news.usni.org/2021/08/13/navy-issues-multiple-contracts-worth-up-to-2-76b-for-east-coast-littoral-combat-ship-maintenance. For assistance in contracting Naval Ship maintenance, please contact Darleen Stein, steind@ncmbc.us.

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MH-65 Short Range Recovery Helicopter

The Coast Guard upgrades the aircraft in discrete segments at the Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where engineers and technical authorities on the MH-65 product line install, test and evaluate the new equipment. as published by DHS/USCG, https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Acquisitions-CG-9/Programs/Air-Programs/SRR-MH-65/”.  Feel free to contact Darleen Stein, steind@ncmbc.us.

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SBA News: October is National Women’s Small Business Month

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by SBA district offices. Programs include business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital. The OWBO oversees Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). These centers seek to level the playing field for all women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world. Businesses receiving […]

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SBA News: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Hiring disabled individuals can help businesses meet their talent needs while strengthening their competitive edge. By hiring individuals with disabilities, businesses can: Expand their pool of talent Create a culture of diversity Meet their workforce needs Foster creative business solutions Generate goodwill among customers A disability is considered a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major […]

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SBA News: Learn more about recently made changes to Covid EIDL

Increasing the COVID EIDL Cap. The SBA will lift the COVID EIDL cap from $500,000 to $2 million. Loan funds can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital, including payroll, purchasing equipment, and paying debt. Implementation of a Deferred Payment Period. The SBA will ensure small business owners will not have to […]

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Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 4, 2021 Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in North Carolina, kicking off a monthlong campaign by the N.C. Department of Information Technology to educate people about online threats. “The pandemic is shining a bright light on how the internet helps us learn, work and get access to health care,” Governor Cooper […]

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DOD Announcement: Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

Effective immediately, contracting officers shall insert the clause 252.223-7999, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (Deviation 2021-O0009), in the following solicitations, contracts, task orders, delivery orders, and modifications thereof that are for services (including construction) performed in whole or in part within the United States or its outlying areas: Solicitations issued on or […]

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Special Guest at this week’s DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday, October 8, 2021

DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday, October 8, 2021 Join us this Friday, October 8, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and our special guest: Darshan “Dash” Divakaran, AFWERX Senior Operations Research Analyst. Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at the 0830 Opps Update to join the […]

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Postponement, Regional Military Small Business Outreach and Vendor Event (Goldsboro)

Considering the current COVID operational environment, anticipated government restrictions and the commitment of all co-hosts to provide a valuable, impactful and safeevent, we are postponing this event until May 4, 2022. We are as disappointed in this decision as everyone who will read this message, but ultimately, we feel it is the best decision given the current […]

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Cyber Awareness Symposium

The NC Department of Information Technology is hosting a two-day virtual (free) Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium on October 6th and 7th.  The event is aimed at state and local government agencies as well as academic institutions but features speakers from several commercial Cyber companies.  You will hear from KnowBe4, VMware, Amazon Web Services, IronNet, Microsoft, Splunk, […]

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs & Medical Centers Requirements, Acquisition Processes (Virtual, Sept 29-30)

For more information or to register, visit: https://mbb.ncmbc.us SESSION FOCUS: Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Panel presenters will identify requirements of VA medical centers and clinics in the region for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation. They […]

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COVID-EIDL Enhancements

SBA PRESS RELEASE: SBA Administrator Guzman Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant WASHINGTON –  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small […]

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Special Guest at this week’s DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday at 0900 ET

DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday, September 24, 2021 Join us this Friday, September 24, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and our special guest: Colonel Martin James Hendrix III (Jimmy), Brigade Commander of the Rock Island Arsenal – Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC). Show up early at 0800 for the […]

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Energy Resilience & Offshore Wind Energy Sessions at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28)

For more information or to register, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us VIRTUAL SESSION FOCUS: OCTOBER 27, 2021: 0830-0930: Energy Resilience at N.C. Military Bases – How Should a Strategy Be Developed? North Carolina military bases are vulnerable to natural disasters, especially impacts to the energy system. Many energy systems were built decades ago but it is not realistic for […]

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VIRTUAL SUBCONTRACTING EVENT: P197 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HANGAR AND PARKING GARAGE

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host a virtual subcontracting event for the P197 Aircraft Maintenance Hangar and Parking Garage project with both Walsh Construction from 0900-1100 and BL Harbert International from 1300-1500 on October 5, 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/virtual-subcontracting-event-p197-aircraft-maintenance-hangar-and-parking-garage/ Project Name: P197 Aircraft Maintenance Hangar and Parking Garage Location: MCAS Cherry […]

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Virtual MBB, Session Focus: Austere Medical Challenges

For more information, visit: https://mbb.ncmbc.us SESSION FOCUS: Austere Medical Challenges Austere medicine is the practice of medicine in resource-constrained environments. This could be in the wilderness, in developing countries, after disasters or in a battlefield. The projected future, multi-domain battlefield against a peer or near-peer adversary will present incredibly challenging medical situations for our military […]

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Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure Session at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28)

Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure Session at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28) For more information or to register, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us OCTOBER 28, 2021: 1145-1245: CyberStructure: Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) put an end to organizations having the option to self-attest to cybersecurity compliance, as well as the “checklist” method of […]

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New Small Business Administration Deputy District Director for North Carolina Announced

SBA District Director Mike Arriola today announced that Ms. Aregnaz Mooradian has been named the Deputy District Director for the SBA North Carolina District Office.  Aregnaz has served as the Lead Business Opportunity Specialist for the North Carolina District Office, supporting the state’s portfolio of 8(a) certified firms.  As the Deputy, Aregnaz will be the […]

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COVID Lessons Learned: Medical Response, Pharmaceuticals, PPE and Contracting Opportunities (Virtual, Sept 29-30)

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, VISIT: https://mbb.ncmbc.us SESSION FOCUS: COVID Lessons Learned: Medical Response, Pharmaceuticals, PPE and Contracting Opportunities Since January of 2020, our nation and the world have been wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic. While so much progress has been made, there is still work to be done – but much can be […]

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Optimizing Military Physical and Mental Human Performance – Interactive Discussion (Virtual, Sept 29-30)

SESSION FOCUS: Optimizing Military Physical and Mental Human Performance – Interactive Discussion The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to seek ways to improve Service members’ physical, cognitive and emotional health and performance. Effective human performance optimization (HPO) demands improvements in the integration of multiple disciplines–cognitive performance, physical performance, nutrition, psychological health and performance and recovery. […]

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Article: Deputy Secretary: How Industry Can Continue Supporting DOD’s National Security Priorities

Deputy Secretary: How Industry Can Continue Supporting DOD’s National Security Priorities SEPT. 1, 2021 | BY TERRI MOON CRONK, DOD NEWS Speaking virtually in the keynote address at the 30th annual Pennsylvania Showcase on Commerce, the deputy secretary addressed members of the Johnstown Area Regional Industries Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Cambria Chamber of […]

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From Technological Advancement to FinTech: How Congress Should Think About Cyber Policy

From Technological Advancement to FinTech: How Congress Should Think About Cyber Policy Join virtually on September 14, 2021 at 1 PM ET Register Now As technology progresses, new concerns continue to sprout up along with it. The U.S. today faces a host of new technological threats to manage both internationally and domestically. Ransomware attacks in […]

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Article: Red 6 Secures Third SBIR Contract with the Air Force

Red 6 received the sole source SBIR III contract to provide its groundbreaking Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System, known as ATARS, for use in the air by pilots training for initial pilot qualification, dogfighting, refueling and maneuvering. ATARS provides virtual opponents—such as the fifth-generation Chinese J-20 and Russian Su-57—for the pilots’ aerial dogfighting training runs, […]

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Article: North Carolina Company, Geo Owl, Selected by Innovare’s Aspire Program to Create Video Captioning AI

Geo Owl (Wilmington, NC) will assist the Air Force Research Laboratory and other New York-based organizations to improve video captioning technology as published by PRNewswire, https://finance.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-company-geo-owl-090000559.html Article:  “ North Carolina Company, Geo Owl, Selected by Innovare’s Aspire Program to Create Video Captioning AI” on August 27, 2021.  For more information contact Darleen Stein, steind@ncmbc.us.

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USACE Session at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28)

SUMMIT WEBSITE: https://summit.ncmbc.us VIRTUAL SESSION FOCUS: OCTOBER 28, 2021: 1000-1130: US Army Corps of Engineers Program & Requirements Brief: Wilmington, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston & Savannah Districts Representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged. Presentation and discussion with the […]

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COVID Lessons Learned: Medical Response, Pharmaceuticals, PPE and Contracting Opportunities (Virtual, Sept 29-30)

For more information, visit: https://mbb.ncmbc.us SESSION FOCUS: COVID Lessons Learned: Medical Response, Pharmaceuticals, PPE and Contracting Opportunities Since January of 2020, our nation and the world have been wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic. While so much progress has been made, there is still work to be done – but much can be learned by considering […]

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Dept. of Veterans Affairs & Medical Centers Requirements, Acquisition Processes (Virtual, Sept 29-30)

SESSION FOCUS: Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Panel presenters will identify requirements of VA medical centers and clinics in the region for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation. They will also outline the processes they use to […]

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SBA Announces Moratorium on Bona Fide Place of Business Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a moratorium on the requirement that participants in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program must establish a bona fide place of business in a specific geographic area in order to be awarded any construction contract through the 8(a) Program due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.  The […]

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SESSION FOCUS: Austere Medical Challenges

SESSION FOCUS: Austere Medical Challenges Austere medicine is the practice of medicine in resource-constrained environments. This could be in the wilderness, in developing countries, after disasters or in a battlefield. The projected future, multi-domain battlefield against a peer or near-peer adversary will present incredibly challenging medical situations for our military service members. Understanding this environment […]

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DOE SBIR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been released!

The Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs has released the FY22 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This is the solicitation which provides guidelines on how to prepare a responsive application to topics of specific interest to the Department of Energy. Click and download the FY22 topics […]

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NC Military Business Center Appoints Heather Port to Business Development Team, Supporting the Greater Fayetteville Region

NC Military Business Center Appoints Heather Port to Business Development Team, Supporting the Greater Fayetteville Region August 18, 2021 – The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Port as Business Development Professional at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC.  Serving businesses statewide, Ms. Port will identify contract opportunities, […]

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Article: Norfolk Naval Shipyard uses ROV for underwater inspections

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA (NNSP) mission is to fix ships including repair, overhaul and refuel the most technologically advanced warships in the world – the ships and submarines of the United States Navy. The Shipyard strives to improve the way they do business while maintaining a safe workplace.  For example, on August 17, 2021, an article […]

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Federal Contractors Face Imminent Minimum Wage Increase and Mandatory COVID-19 Safety Protocols

By Jackson W. Moore, Susan M. Parrott and Grace A. Gregson with Smith Anderson Law 08.17.2021 Federal Minimum Wage Increases to $15 on January 30, 2022 Federal prime contractors and subcontractors should prepare to pay a higher mandatory minimum wage starting January 30, 2022. On July 22, 2021, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) published […]

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SBA’s Elevating Small Business Series: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship with Live Online Panel

SBA’s Elevating Small Business Series: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship with Live Online Panel Rural-owned small business panel will discuss how to tap SBA’s economic relief programs to help entrepreneurs WHAT: SBA Celebrates Rural Entrepreneurship: The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live online panel session to celebrate Rural Entrepreneurship with rural-owned small businesses as they share their […]

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Article: Glen Raven to invest $82M in Norlina, N.C., operations

RALEIGH, N.C. – Glen Raven, Inc., a leading provider of innovative performance textiles with widely recognized brands, including Sunbrella® and Dickson®, will create 205 new jobs as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced. The company will invest up to $82 million in Norlina, N.C. “Companies that already […]

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Current Military Energy Challenges and Opportunities

The NC Military Business Center was invited by Business NC Magazine to join several other energy experts to talk about North Carolina’s energy needs in the magazine’s August issue. Titled “Flipping the Switch”, Diane Cherry, NCMBC’s environment and energy strategic industry professional, participated in this roundtable discussion to include the military perspective. She mentioned the […]

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Article: NORTH CAROLINA TENT MANUFACTURER PITCHES THEIR COMPANY FORWARD

Article: North Carolina Tent Manufacturer Pitches Their Company Forward More than 140 years ago Diamond Brand Gear was founded as a fur and feather trading business. In the early 1900s the company changed gears and began producing canvas drop cloths and then eventually morphed into a tent manufacturer around the start of World War I. […]

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Rapid, Resilient and Reliable are GEOINT’s Three Rs for 2035

The CONOPS focuses on three end states: an integrated GEOINT operating environment, or IGOE; sensor to effect, or S2E; and GEOINT superiority from space, or GSS. Achieving these end states will require technology and capability advances along with new workforce skills and partnerships featuring interoperability across classification levels. For more information, read the following article: […]

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