The Navy is shortening contract times for small businesses and trying to get them to production faster.
Geoff Orazem, managing partner of Easten Foundry, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how agencies of the federal government can use Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) to solve complex problems. September 25, 2018
On this episode, we talk to Robert Brooke, director of federal funding programs at the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, about the federal government’s Small Business Innovative Research program. Brooke explains how SBIR is designed to fund startups that are creating new and untested technologies, while letting the company retain commercialization rights.
The Navy wants to bring more small businesses into the fold to help foster research and innovation. The Small Business Innovation Research program assists businesses by streamlining the process to develop, test and implement technologies for use by warfighters. Robert Smith, director of SBIR, discussed this on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the 2018 Sea Air Space Expo in National Harbor, Maryland.
The Army’s new acquisition executive announces new plans to help emerging technologies make their way into fielded programs and refocus the service’s organic research enterprise.