USS Nimitz returning to Naval Base Kitsap

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will arrive home around noon, Sunday, Dec. 10 at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton after a six-month deployment in the Pacific theater of operations. Come out and welcome our sailors home! Please note traffic may be heavier in Bremerton a few hours before and after the ship’s return. Best public viewing will be along the Bainbridge Island waterfront as […] Read more »

Bremerton’s Critical Informatics releases new tool to help network owners identify vulnerabilities

Critical Informatics Releases Continuous Vulnerability Identification (CVI), Automating Network Vulnerability Scans and Reporting CVI automates network vulnerability scanning, enables scheduling, reduces cost, improves security and compliance SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Critical Informatics, a leader in cybersecurity Managed Detection and Response services, announced the launch of their Continuous Vulnerability Identification (CVI) service, an automated scan that detects and reports on application, system, and host vulnerabilities. The service is operated […] Read more »

Government Contracting: 5 Things You Should Know: SDVOSBs and VOSBs

SMALLGOVCON Posted by Matthew Schoonover You’ve served your country with pride. Now, as a government contractor, it’s only fair that you get your piece of the pie. Here are five things you should know about the government’s contracting programs for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses: What is a veteran-owned small business? As its name implies, a veteran-owned small business (or VOSB, in government-contracting […] Read more »

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas Seeks Opinions from Peninsula-Area Residents

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is seeking opinions from adults living on Washington’s Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas regarding higher education. The survey is sponsored through Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research as an effort to conduct research related to experiences with higher education. The research seeks to better understand Peninsula residents’ familiarity with local higher educational programs, as well as how […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: An Attitude of Gratitude

The Situation: Gratitude is one of the most under-used leadership competencies yet we know how motivating and empowering it can be. Showing appreciation for the contributions of others has been closely linked to increased employee engagement and retention. Competent leaders know that expressing gratitude is important for personal and professional reasons. Personally, by spending time being thankful for what we have, we harness the ability […] Read more »

Early bird registration now open for KEDA’s 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast

Early Bird Registration is Open Now! The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance hosts the 20th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast on Tuesday,January 30th from 7:30 10:00 a.m. at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am. This year’s economic forecast will be delivered by Hart Hodges, Director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. Additional highlights: Mayoral Panel discuss Kitsap’s response to the […] Read more »

December Biz Forum presents FLOURISHING: Business as a Force for Good

Imagine a world where business shifts from being the “best in the world” to being “best for the world.” At the December 12 Kitsap Business Forum, local businesses will consider purpose alongside profit and hear how social impacts create value for the organization and the world. Flourishing: Business as a Force for Good will have a panel discussion as well as facilitated table conversations to […] Read more »

Olympic College ranked in top 10 of Military Times Best Community Colleges for 2018

VIENNA, VA – Military Times announced its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. In their eighth year, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. Olympic College placed ninth among community colleges listed in the annual rankings. “We are honored […] Read more »

Kitsap County Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018

 Kitsap County Department of Community Development Project Message #1                                                                          November 27, 2017 STAY INFORMED! Click to subscribe to receive future notifications. What is the Comprehensive Plan?                                                                                 The Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan describes the 20-year vision for unincorporated Kitsap County and how that vision will be achieved. The plan covers land use, economic development, environment, housing, human services, transportation, capital facilities and utilities, as well as parks […] Read more »

Biz Opps – Request for Sub Bids: Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility

Solicitation No.: W912DW-18-R-0001 USACE Seattle District Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility King County, Buckley, Washington Prime Contract RFP Due Date/Time: December 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. (PT) Sub Bids Due Date/Time: December 18, 2017 by close of business (PT)   Nova Group, Inc. a prime contractor, requests sub bids and invites all interested small business entities to view our invitation to bid at the following […] Read more »