NVision Solutions Inc. to be Honored as Tibbetts Award Winner

Washington D.C. — NVision Solutions Inc., located at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Miss., has been selected as one of the winners of the 2006 Tibbetts Awards. NVision CIO Craig Harvey will receive the award on Sept. 26 at the Wyndham Washington, located at 1400 M Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Named for Roland Tibbetts-the person acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program-these prestigious, national awards are made annually to those small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement. NVision is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive this award. NVision was selected from over 4,000 companies that receive contract and grants under the SBIR Program each year.

“This project is an excellent example of how NASA and industry can partner to develop a NASA application, while at the same time help fulfill a commercial market place need, and is exemplary of the goals of the SBIR program,” said Ray Bryant, the SBIR/STTR Program Manager at Stennis Space Center.

The SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program accounts for more than $1 billion per year in federal research and development funds and is coordinated by the Small Business Administration in cooperation with 11 federal agencies. NASA’s Stennis Space Center funded NVision’s SBIR project to create online geospatial and remote sensing tools.

NVision’s project has lead to revenue in excess of $500,000 from non-NASA sources in a variety of industries including emergency management, precision agriculture, economic development, and weather forecasting.

“The goals and results of this research represent NVision’s core capability and this award is recognition of our hard work as well as the unique, cooperative environment at NASA’s Stennis Space Center that fosters technological innovations,” said Craig Harvey, CIO of NVision Solutions, Inc.

“NVision Solutions, Inc. is a `model of excellence’ and represents Mississippi exceptionally on the national level,” said Janita R. Stewart, Mississippi SBA District Director.

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