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Jan '15

Exelis Awarded $28 Million For Direct Commercial Contract

Exelis has been awarded a direct commercial contract worth $28 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts and ancillary devices. Communications equipment acquired under the contract includes the RT-1702 SINCGARS, or Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems, along with installation kits and spares to support the system. Exelis has sold more than 600,000 SINCGARS radios with supporting ancillary devices worldwide. The production of the radios for this international contract will take place at the Exelis Fort Wayne, Indiana facility. Exelis is a global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with over 50 years...

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17
Dec '14

Exelis Awarded $10.3 Million Contract for Technology System Insertion

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million sole source U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and retrieval technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS). The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units. Inserting a modern data storage system into this legacy command and control system will dramatically improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers. The upgrade by Exelis, a leading provider of critical network solutions, will also allow the existing system to continue with uninterrupted service...

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06
Nov '14

Welcome our newest members for November 2014

We would like to welcome the newest NIDIA members for the month of November.  Please take a moment to have a look at their businesses and make new connections if you aren’t already familiar with them! GCG Industries, Inc. 4636 Newaygo Rd. Fort Wayne IN 46845 260-482-7454 View Member Profile Triton Metal Products 7790 South Homestead Drive Hamilton, IN 46742 260-488-1800 View Member Profile

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17
Oct '14

NIDIA Welcomes Col. David Augustine (ret) as Chairman

Please welcome NIDIA’s new Chairman, Col. David Augustine Effective October 20, 2014, Retired Col. David Augustine will act as the new Chairmain for the Northeastern Indiana Defense Industry Association. At the combined Northeast Indiana Industry Association (NIDIA) and Fort Wayne Base Community Council (BCC) luncheon, Mr. Scott Maddox, the Treasurer for NIDIA announced that the Executive Board, under the leadership of Mr. Jeff Uhey, has selected Col. David Augustine (ret) as the new Chairman effective Oct 20th, 2014. Jeff Uhey quoted “Col Augustine is the right leader, at the right time and the right place to take NIDIA to new...

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12
Jun '14

AM General is Seeking Diversity-Owned Businesses

AM General is seeking diversity-owned businesses to support the next phase of the U.S. Army JLTV program. If you are a diversity-owned business with capabilities in these areas: Electrical (wire harness and/or cables) Stampings/Metal Fabrication Castings Springs Armor Paint/Coatings/Finishing and are interested in pursuing business with AM General, please contact: Rich Murphy Program Manager, Conexus Indiana Supplier INsight 111 Monument Circle, Suite 1800 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Office 317.532.4779 Cell 317.796.4390 www.conexusindiana.com

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05
Jun '14

Spring All Member Meeting Follow Up

NIDIA Members, Thank you for attending the Spring 2014 All-Member meeting on May 16th at IPFW.  It was a huge success with excellent speakers, networking, attendance and over-all energetic atmosphere!  A special thank-you to Gil Perry of the Fort Wayne office of the Indiana PTAC for organizing the event and scheduling the Lt. Governor, Sue Elspermann as the Keynote speaker, to Sean Ryan, Director of University Engagement for scheduling Brooke Pyne, the NSWC Crane Manager of the SBIR/STTR programs and Reggie Joslin, the  Manager of NSWC Crane Small Business Programs, and to John Sampson, President of the Northeast Indiana Regional...

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27
Dec '13

SBIR 14.1 Solicitation is open for proposal submission The DoD SBIR 14.1 solicitation is open for proposal submission from December 20, 2013 through 6 a.m. ET January 22, 2014.

SBIR 14.1 Solicitation is open for proposal submission The DoD SBIR 14.1 solicitation is open for proposal submission from December 20, 2013 through 6 a.m. ET January 22, 2014. For SBIR 14.1 the Army, Navy, Air Force, CBD, DARPA, DHP, OSD, and SOCOM invite small businesses to submit proposals under this solicitation. The solicitation contains detailed information on the parameters of the SBIR/STTR programs and how to submit a proposal. Topics are available at http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation and http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations, and can be searched by going to http://www.dodsbir.com/Topics. Proposal Submission Proposals must be submitted via the DoD SBIR/STTR Submission website at http://www.dodsbir.net/submission following...

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05
Dec '13

AUSA Small Business Forum Presentations from October 2013

For the first time during the AUSA Annual Meeting there was a Small Business Forum dedicated specifically to providing a series of educational and networking sessions to help increase the knowledge base of the small business community on how to successfully do business with the Army as well as large Army prime contractors. The 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting was 21 – 23 October at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The Small Business Forum was be hosted by the Army Office of Small Business Programs. The following links are presentations given by the members of DOD Office of...

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