A co-host of the 2011 Navy Small Business Opportunity Conference, or Gold Coast, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) encourages small businesses to take advantage of the information and training provided at this year's conference.
SPAWAR is the Navy's Information Dominance Systems Command tasked to develop, buy, install and integrate information dominance capabilities for the fleet and other Navy partners. Information dominance is the ability to collect, process and disseminate an uninterrupted flow of information while exploiting or denying an adversary's ability to do the same.
With research laboratories and support facilities centered in San Diego, Charleston, S.C. and at fleet concentrations areas around the world, SPAWAR is actively engaged with customers, stakeholders, industry and academia to achieve its mission.
As a technology-driven organization, SPAWAR relies on the agility, innovation and efficiency that small businesses bring to the table. Small business contract awards already make up a significant portion of annual SPAWAR obligations while other cooperative programs can help new businesses get started.
Research and technology oriented programs like Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer are valuable tools that help both the Navy and small businesses develop promising technologies to a level suitable for transition to a defined acquisition program.
The 2011 Navy Gold Coast is a valuable opportunity for the Navy and small businesses to exchange information and ideas to help promote and deliver the most efficient and effective capabilities possible for our warfighters.