Navigation Links
Navy, small business converge at opportunity forum

Top naval leaders met with representatives from some of the nation's most cutting-edge small businesses this week at the Navy Opportunity Forum in Crystal City, Va., with the goal of discovering new technologies and capabilities for America's Sailors and Marines.

Included among the speakers at the annual event were the Hon. Sean Stackley (Assistant Secretary of the Navy/Research, Development and Acquisition, or ASNRDA); Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags (principal military deputy to ASNRDA); and Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of naval research.

"You understand the dynamics of today," Klunder told a packed auditorium on June 2. "It's got to be a tremendous technology, but it's got to be affordableso then we can match it with existing or future platforms and weapons systems."

Klunder spoke as part of the panel addressing "Innovation: Roles and Opportunities for Small Business."

More than 1,000 attendees streamed through the doors on the forum's first day, Monday, June 2, with more than 175 exhibitors demonstrating technologies ranging from aerial refueling advances to submarine-based mine-hunting tools.

The event concluded yesterday, Wednesday, June 4.

Throughout the week, speakers emphasized the need for innovative technology to support the warfighterand how the Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs are a valuable tool for the Navy and Marine Corps.

One of the desired outcomes of the forum is to pair naval needs with small business solutionsand facilitate connections between small businesses, larger companies and representatives from the acquisitions community.

"During this event, we've had over 350 individuals from the large defense contractors and over 400 from the Department of Navy directly engage with the SBIR funded firms to discuss capability needs, and affordable solutions," said John Williams, the Navy's director of SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. "It takes a team approach to bring new technologies to the warfighter and the forum is the place to make that happen."

In his remarks, Stackley noted that the Navy recognizes the vital role played by small business in advancing technologies for Sailors and Marines.

"For the past five years, the Department of the Navy has awarded over $13 billion, on average, to small businesses," noted Stackley. "That number nearly doubles when you consider the requirement for subcontracting with small businesses that are included in our major contracts."


Contact: Peter Vietti
Office of Naval Research

Related medicine news :

1. Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
2. Normalizing tumor blood vessels improves delivery of only the smallest nanomedicines
3. Study examines drug regimen for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer among older patients
4. Small neural focus groups predict anti-smoking ad success
5. Small molecular bodyguards kill HPV-infected cancer cells by protecting tumor-suppressor
6. Analysis Finds Clinical Trials Often Small, of Poor Quality
7. Steroid Nasal Sprays Show Small Benefit for Sinusitis: Study
8. Dana-Farber: Study reports first success of targeted therapy in type of non-small cell lung cancer
9. Infants cant distinguish between large and small groups
10. Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
11. B2B e Trader is Addressing the Critical Needs of Local Businesses by Lauching the New Shop Small Business Directory
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Navy, small business converge at opportunity forum
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Dr. John Pierce, Medical Director at the Ageless Forever clinic in Las ... Pro laser therapy cap. FDA cleared for safety and efficacy, the Capillus272 offers men ... surgery, prescription pills, or topical foams. , “Capillus272™ Pro is a home-use device ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, ... Two Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in ... in MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Dental professionals who would ... OH , are invited to attend Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM) CE ... Cleveland, OH. , As the co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM), Dr. Iacobelli ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert ... Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer represented the ... App (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified that on May 10, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) ... plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of ... Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and nationally recognized for his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY USA ... to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy of its blood ... on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in ... the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 meter and the ... requirements. The ability to accurately measure glucose levels in ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Kitov Pharma ceuticals ... biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic candidates ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public ... each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company, and ... and warrants were issued in a fixed combination of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), a developer of ... Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a corporate ... Healthcare Conference. th Annual Piper Jaffray ... New York on Tuesday, December ... be available for one-on-one meetings during the conference. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: