Oceans In Action Workshop

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012 13:00 - 17:00 CDT

IP Casino Resort & Spa
Biloxi, MS 39530

Matchmaking Anchors for 14 August 2012 at the MTS TechSurge Oceans In Action Workshop

A2Research, NASA Lab Services ContractA2Research, JV (A2R) was formed by Alcyon, an 8(a) company and Alutiiq, LLC, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC). A2R was awarded the Laboratory Services Contract as the prime contractor in April of 2010 and started operations May 1, 2010. At John C. Stennis Space Center, A2R manages laboratory services.  These services are comprised of several major disciplines including: Measurement Standards & Calibration Services, Gas and Material Analysis, and Environmental Services.  Environmental services include Natural Resource management and Environmental GIS services to NASA customers and other agencies.A2Research is looking for collaborative partners to utilize the laboratory services available at Stennis in other contract activities, proposals, or other business ventures. A2Research has extensive background in laboratory management and services.


ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS)

As part of the Information Technical Services contract at NASA Stennis, the ARTS team has the responsibility to support the NASA Stennis Applied Science mission. This mission is to work with community partners to demonstrate how Earth science research can help respond to crises, establish sustainable policies and address societal issues. This includes support to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Initiative and to further the development of innovative Remote Sensing approaches that can be applied to the GOM as well as leveraged by our customer base including the US Forest Service (USFS) and United States Geological Survey (USGS).   The ARTS team has the following capabilities that are utilized to support this mission:

  • Remote sensing
  • Image and signal processing
  • Innovative time series analysis tool kits for large scale data set analysis
  • Scientific instrument development
  • Oceanography
  • Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Program management


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Representative

The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is a multidisciplinary program which develops applied studies for informed decision-making.  Its goal is to provide the information needed to predict, assess, and manage impacts from offshore energy and marine mineral exploration, development, and production activities on human, marine, and coastal environments. The ESP was initiated in 1973 to support the U.S. Department of the Interior’s offshore oil and gas leasing program. Statutory authorization is derived primarily from the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Section 20 of the OCSLA .

In addition to the specific mandates identified, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 added responsibilities for offshore renewable energy projects and alternate use of existing structures. Information collected through the program also addresses other laws including the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Clean Air Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Historic Preservation Act and the Clean Air and Water Act, to name a few.

Research topics are based on information needs in support of legislative mandates that nurtures scientific discovery in the marine environment and social sciences while focusing on activities that address national goals related to environmental quality, economic prosperity, and sustainable development. The BOEM develops a 5-year plan which defines the ongoing studies in the Gulf of Mexico. These studies focus on archeological, biological, chemosynthetic communities, deepwater corals and loop current studies.  In recognition of the intrinsic association of the oil and gas industry to the GOM region, the ESP has pioneered social and economic research to elucidate this relationship.

The broad spectrum of research and monitoring undertaken through the ESP contributes to the BOEM mission and long-term DOI goals focusing on environmentally sound development of our Nation’s energy and mineral resources. The ESP has developed cooperative efforts with other Federal programs involved with marine environmental research and data collection. BOEM research has consistently been recognized for excellence in partnering with the DOI Partners in Conservation Awards, and the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Excellence Awards.


Cardno ATC Associates

Recently purchased by Cardno, ATC is an Environmental Engineering and Consulting firm with expertise in Environmental Consulting, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Safety and Health Planning. Our support to the Construction, Education, Financial, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance, Manufacturing, Petroleum, Real Estate, Retail and Telecommunications sectors has led to our recognition by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s leading consulting, engineering and testing companies. Through our 67 offices across the nation, ATC offers a nationwide network of multidisciplinary engineers, scientists, inspectors, and technicians in major US cities.

ATC professionals are committed to strong, respectful, collaborative, seamless and lasting client relationships. Our client service philosophy has resulted in a strong marketplace position, with 90 percent of our business coming from long term relationships and referrals. ATC continually looks to develop strategic relationships with other businesses and small businesses in particular, to efficiently and effectively address client needs.


Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries and designs, builds, and maintains ships for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, as well as foreign and commercial customers.  Ingalls Shipbuilding has pioneered the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable warships.  With 800 acres and 11,000 employees in Pascagoula, Ingalls is the largest manufacturing employer in Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of the state.  The Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence has a broad and complex range of fabrications techniques.

In addition, Ingalls Shipbuilding is the: Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—have built over 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships; Builder-of-record for 28 of the 62-ship Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers;  Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large deck amphibious ships and prime builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships; Has the premier Marine Composite Research, Development and Construction Facility in the country, with over 20 years of composite shipbuilding expertise, and is constructing integrated masts for the LPD 17 class and a composite superstructure for the DDG 1000.

Additional highlights include:

  1. Business Unit Avondale Shipyard is the largest private manufacturing employer in Louisiana.
  2. Business unit AMSEC LLC is a full service supplier to the U.S. Navy and commercial maritime industry, providing naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, acquisition program development, shipyard industrial engineering, and complete logistics services from technical manual development to provisioning documents, to spare parts management and training.
  3. Business unit Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD, is a certified Master Ship Repair Contractor for the U.S. Navy. Its skilled professionals have performed hundreds of ship repairs for the Navy and Military Sealift Command. CMSD does emergent repair on all types of major surface vessels including CVN, CV, CGN, CG, DDG, DD, and FFG, and all types of amphibious ships including LHD, LHA, LSD, LPD, LPH, and auxiliary ships. Its work also includes repairs and alterations to a wide range of Combatant Systems, Hull, Mechanical and Electrical, and Habitability ships.

Ingalls Shipbuilding continually searches for small companies to address technology problems and to meet small business goals.  Active in the SBIR/STTR program, Ingalls supports research and development in areas that will result in a better generation of ships.  Representatives will be available to discuss “how to do business with Ingalls Shipbuilding”.


Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMCO)

The Lockheed Martin Corporation has a strong presence in the Gulf South.  Resident at John C. Stennis Space Center, two of the four LMCO business units are represented:

  • The Space Systems Company operates their Propulsion Manufacturing Center at the Mississippi Space & Technology Center in Building 5100, where propulsion system and thermal blanket components are manufactured and assembled onto satellite cores;
  • The Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) sector has two onsite lines of business,
    • IS&GS Defense has an advanced Metrology Center in Bldg. 5100 for internal and external customers; also, a team supporting the four national centers of the Defense Shared Resource Center program that provides world-class supercomputing services to the DoD; also a team performs jet engine testing at the onsite Rolls Royce facility
    • IS&GS Civil performs propulsion test operations and engineering support services for their NASA customer, and provides IT and software engineering support to NASA, Navy and other resident agencies.  In particular, an LM team provides scientific and technical systems engineering and software development services to the co-located Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the Naval Oceanographic Office and the Naval Research Lab

LMCO continually looks for small business partners for future procurement opportunities in the marine technology sector.


Louisiana Technology Transfer Office (LTTO)

LTTO is designed to foster business relationships between Louisiana industry and federal laboratories by leveraging the research capabilities of those labs with the commercial development potential of the private sector.  This mission is accomplished through statewide activities and offices located the LSU Innovation Research Park, Baton Rouge and an office at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  LTTO’s mission:

  • Matching Louisiana businesses/research universities with resources/expertise within the federal laboratory system.
  • Conducting site visits with Louisiana companies to assess their technical needs and to offer solutions to their problems.
  • Promoting the federal Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) to Louisiana companies
  • Facilitating technology transfer between federal agencies, universities, and Louisiana industries with emphasis on procurement, licensing and problem solving.


Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET)

New MSET is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit located at Stennis Space Center with the mission to facilitate regional economic development by leveraging the resources of Stennis to foster business opportunities among public and private entities.  MSET has several programs available to support companies with the goal of gaining or expanding their business with the government agencies and prime contractors at Stennis.  MSET hosts various events meant to provide information about businesses and networking opportunities with federal agencies and prime contractors in and around the Stennis area.  Located in the Mississippi Technology Transfer Center at Stennis, MSET provides space to incubating companies and corporate residents and established an Affiliate program for non-resident businesses needing tailored information on Stennis opportunities that match corporate capabilities.  MSET’s Teaming Assistance Program (TAP) will help your business find the right partner for that next bid.  MSET President and CEO Charlie Beasley will be available to discuss established programs available to educate and assist companies while demystifying the business environment at Stennis.


Mississippi – Federal and State Technology (MS-FAST) Partnership Program

Joe Graben serves as the Director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Business & Innovation Assistance Center (USM/BIAC) and oversees USM/BIAC’s Mississippi – Federal and State Technology Partnership program (MS-FAST: The MS-FAST program was established in 2001 to assist Mississippi’s small high-tech firms to better compete in the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs. SBIR and STTR are two competitively awarded, highly specialized forms of federal funding for small firms (less than 500 employees) to perform cutting-edge R&D that addresses the nation’s (government and industry) most critical scientific and engineering needs. These needs span the technology spectrum — from aerospace and marine technologies to medicine and manufacturing. Annually over $2.4 billion in contracts and grants are awarded to small businesses by the 11 federal agencies participating in these programs.


NASA Stennis Office of the Chief Technologist Representative

John Lansaw currently supports the NASA Stennis Office of Center Chief Technologist.  The NASA Office of Chief Technologist (OCT) oversees a number of technology development opportunities that includes the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program, a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the Federal Government.  Mr. Lansaw will be available to discuss NASA’s involvement in the SBIR/STTR program, as well as other technology development opportunities within current and emerging NASA OCT programs.


NRL Tech Transfer Representative and Small Business Specialist

The mission of the Naval Research Laboratory Technology Transfer Office is to foster economic growth by taking an active role in the transfer of technologies resulting from the research and development that takes place at NRL.  Federally funded inventions have been a major contributor to U.S. economic growth and new job creation.  NRL TTO also creates alliances with industry and academia that will enhance and support the mission of the Laboratory and facilitate the commercialization of NRL’s innovative technologies into products and services for the public good.  NRL’s research often results in inventions of use for both government and commercial applications.

The Navy has the right to grant commercial licenses for NRL’s patented technologies to qualified companies. By granting a commercial license, NRL can convey and control the right to make, use, and sell products and services claimed in an NRL patent, thereby assuring the appropriate commercialization as intended by Congress and the Executive Branch.  Also, preference is given to small businesses.

NRL, the corporate laboratory for the Navy,  provides primary in-house research for the physical, engineering, space, and environmental sciences; broadly based applied research and advanced technology development programs in response to identified and anticipated Navy and Marine Corps needs; broad multidisciplinary support to the Naval Warfare Centers; and space and space systems technology, development, and support.  NRL’s available technologies range from an inventions requiring “proof of concept” through working prototypes.


Raytheon Technical Services Company (Raytheon)

Waiting on Review: Raytheon provides a full spectrum of technical, scientific and professional services to meet the critical needs of our federal, commercial and international customers. We specialize in operational support services, engineering, manufacturing, training, and logistical support. A major area of emphasis for Raytheon here on the Gulf Coast is innovative maritime data collection. We work closely with our customers to integrate sensors and platform to most efficiently meet a diverse range of oceanographic and atmospheric information requirements. Raytheon is extremely interested in partnering with high caliber small businesses in the region to capitalize on future business opportunities.


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. We do this with the constant and deliberate commitment to ethical performance and integrity that has marked SAIC since its founding.

The SAIC Custom Engineering Division is seeking partners and vendors to help provide technology and solutions including System Engineering & Integration expertise for equipment used in Underwater Acoustic Research. SAIC develops advanced technology systems for the Navy as well as other Government agencies including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and select commercial customers.


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