13
Feb '15

SORDAC TE 15-3 Event at Muscatatuk Urban Warfare Center in June

SORDAC (Special Operations Research Development Acquisition Center) will have their TE 15-3 (Technical Experimentation) at Muscatatuk Urban Warfare Center on or about 16 to 26 June 2015 with an emphasis on urban/unconventional warfare. This is an opportunity for business to show off their products and gain feedback from real SOF operators. This may lead to a future government contract but is designed to be more of a venue to showcase, test and improve various products through collaboration (think engineers attending versus marketing). Once the RFI is posted (end of February to the middle of March )on the SORDAC web site...

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09
Feb '15

Harris Corporation to Acquire Exelis – Complementary, Adds Scale and Strengthens Core Franchises

MELBOURNE, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2015 Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Exelis, Inc. (NYSE:XLS) today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Exelis shareholder approval. Under the terms of the transaction, Exelis shareholders will receive $16.625 in cash and 0.1025 of a share of Harris...

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06
Feb '15

Federal grant expert to offer advice, assistance on SBIR, STTR funds at Purdue Foundry on weekly basis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Entrepreneurs at Purdue University and in the Greater Lafayette community now have the opportunity to meet regularly with a state official and expert in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funds. Lisa Hoverman, Ph.D., Indiana’s SBIR/STTR program specialist from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), will counsel Purdue Foundry and other clients by appointment on Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon. Purdue Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub in Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, 1201 W. State St., West Lafayette. Greg Deason,...

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05
Feb '15

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce To Host Fort Wayne Area Leadercast This Year

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Fort Wayne area broadcast of Leadercast this year. NIDIA business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® DeKalb hosted by DeKalb Chamber Partnership held at County Line Church in Auburn on May 8, 2015. The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites around the world, including DeKalb County. In 2015 we will dive in to what it means to be a leader worth following through bravery. An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a...

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25
Jan '15

Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client, Nexotherm LLC

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Nexotherm LLC. Stryke Industries manages as part of Nexotherm’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Nexotherm LLC is a technology company located in Fort Wayne, IN that offers a wide range of phase-change materials for the defense and commercial industries. By adjusting specific chemistry, phase-change materials can be preset to a variety of temperatures and remain at that temperature for extended periods of time. “When we think of water, we...

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25
Jan '15

Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client: XcelHR

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, XcelHR. Stryke Industries manages as part of XcelHR’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. XcelHR is a nationwide provider of Human Resource Outsourcing Service, utilizing the latest in HTML portal technology, with multiple office locations including Fort Wayne, IN. XcelHR offers Human Resource (HR) services that cover the full lifecycle of employment from hiring to retiring. Their core software technology is one of the best in the country and is...

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23
Jan '15

Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client: Hentz Manufacturing

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Hentz Manufacturing. Stryke Industries manages as part of Hentz Manufacturing’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Hentz Manufacturing is a highly experienced, well-known textile company in Fort Wayne that serves a broad portfolio of different military clients. Bob Hinty, their CEO stated “For years, we’ve been supporting our service men and women overseas by teaming with great companies stateside to design and build what the warfighter needs. It’s an honor...

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20
Jan '15

Gallup Strengths Coaching Training

Dear Big Goal Partners, The purpose of this communication is to seek commitments for industry representatives to participate in the Gallup Strengths Coaching training the week of March 2 to the 6th. The course market value is $7,500 and is in direct support of our region’s Big Goal career connection efforts. Despite the near term setback with the Lilly Endowment, we remain committed to the career connection strategy that we outlined as exactly the game-changing effort this region needs to engage our high school students with the high-wage, high-growth jobs in your industry. Our students must be prepared for the...

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19
Jan '15

Northeast PTAC Plans Workshops, NIDIA Conference

The Northeast Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is collaborating with the Northeast ISBDC to offer two upcoming workshops on government contracting that will take place on February 20 and March 11 at the NE-ISBDC. In addition, the local PTAC is also partnering with the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA), Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and various organizations to present a NIDIA Mega Conference on April 17 at IPFW. Introduction to Government Contracting will take place on Friday, February 20, at from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Northeast ISBDC. This workshop, which is free of charge and...

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19
Jan '15

STRYKE Industries Announces Newest Client: Clinician Group

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Clinician Group. Stryke Industries manages as part of Clinician Group’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Clinician Group, a national medical testing firm in Ohio, seeks to improve global access to military members on mental health services as required by the new Jacob Sexton Act. This act mandates all members serving in uniform must receive a quality mental health exam annually. Clinician Group’s proprietary system can provide innovative assessments to...

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