NASA and DOD Small Business Programs
GovLink Conference 2009 provided networking opportunities between federal, state, and local government agencies, large prime contractors, and small businesses. General Tattini will discuss contracting opportunities with JPL and provide an update on the NASA/JPL’s mission and expeditions.
Department of DefenseFeatured were Department of Defense Technology Transfer opportunities such as:
15 USC 3710-15, Technology Innovation
10 USC 2515, Office of Technology Transition
10 USC 2359a, Technology Transition Initiative
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Phone: (818) 354-4321
Business Opportunities Office
Mary Helen Ruiz
DOD Office of Technology TransitionAs the Acting Director for the Office of Technology Transition (OTT), Ms. Cynthia Gonsalves is responsible for formulating policies and establishing and managing programs that transition advanced technologies from research and development (R&D) to weapons systems in an affordable manner to assist in the commercialization of defense technologies. OTT is federally mandated by Congress under the following authorities: 15 U.S.C. 3710-15, Technology Innovation; 10 U.S.C. 2515, Office of Technology Transition; and 10 U.S.C. 2359a, Technology Transition Initiative.
Private sector programs include: Technology Transfer; Technology Transition Initiative (TTI); Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech); the Defense Production Act Title III; and North American Technology and Industrial Base Organization (NATIBO).
JPLFederally (NASA)-owned “Federally-Funded Research and Development Center” (FFRDC)
• University (Caltech)-operated
• $1.7 billion business base
• 5,000 employees
• 177 acres (Includes 22 acres leased for parking) • 139 buildings and 36 trailers
• 673,000 net square feet of office space
• 906,000 net square feet of non-office space (e.g., labs)
• Nineteen spacecraft and ten instruments across the solar system
Technology innovation results• 300 new technologies reported and evaluated per year
• 12 spin-off companies within 3 years
• 90 patents filed per year (including provisional filings)
• 150 industry R&D partnerships per year
JPL 2009 Business Budgets$660 million in Private Industry Funding
$246 million in Small Business Funding
$63 million in Small-disadvantaged Business Funding
$50 million in Women-owned Business Funding
The overall objective of the JPL Small Business Program is to ensure small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned businesses, HUBZone business and Historically Black Universities and Colleges have equitable opportunities to compete for subcontracts
Outreach is an important part of JPL’s small business program. By taking advantage of these information exchanges, small businesses can get the information necessary to compete effectively for JPL/NASA projects.
The JPL Business Opportunities Office uses the federal government’s Central Contractor Registration (CCR) to identify small businesses http://www.ccr.gov/SmallBusinesses.aspx
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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