Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

SBA offers FREE two-day entrepreneurship workshop for military Veterans & spouses:

Boots to Business Reboot March 24-25, 8am-4pm Bates Technical College, 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA Register: Owning a Veteran-Owned Small Business Veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot. About Boots to Business Reboot Boots to Business Reboot is a […] Read more »

Shipyard Will Have Plenty of Work, Without Enterprise

Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash. | Jul 07, 2015 | by Ed Friedrich BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility might be too busy to dispose of the USS Enterprise and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Adm. John Richardson, responding to concerns from U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, said the Navy will analyze whether PSNS or private industry should perform the work. “Regardless of […] Read more »

Naval Facilities to hire 200 new employees in region

BANGOR — Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest plans to hire about 200 new employees over the next four months for a variety of positions in Kitsap and around the region. The positions range from engineers and contract specialists to skilled trades such as maintenance mechanics, electricians, and utility system operators. They are at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor and Bremerton, Naval Station Everett, and Naval Air […] Read more »

Op ed: Fix broken defense contracting

The Seattle Times – By: Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, represents Washington’s 6th Congressional District. Defense contracting netted $15 billion for Washington state in the last three years. In 2004, the U.S. Air Force had a good idea to streamline more than 200 computer systems into a single entity to help with coordination, security and accountability. A few years later, the bold idea had fizzled out […] Read more »

KEDA director on Washington Military Alliance leadership team

Executive leadership team and advisory committee named to spearhead U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant activities for Washington State​ OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Military Alliance (WMA) named four members to serve as their executive leadership team while the organization moves forward as a chartered public-partnership formed to provide a single voice in representing the state’s interests as the U.S. Department of […] Read more »

Shipyard to hire 850

Ed Friedrich – Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility soon will hire another large batch of entry-level workers. A job announcement for 850 “helper” positions will be posted on the week of Dec. 8, said shipyard spokeswoman Darcy Jenne. To help applicants prepare, the command’s African-American and Hispanic employee resource groups are providing tips on résumé writing, interviewing […] Read more »

Inslee launches Washington Military Alliance as long-term piece of state’s economic development strategy

Group to also help prepare for impacts of military downsizing   Olympia, Wash – Gov. Jay Inslee today was joined by more than 20 military and economic development leaders for the launch of the Washington Military Alliance, a diverse group of military and defense stakeholders representing industry, infrastructure, veteran, workforce and economic development interests across the state. The governor is asking WMA to help the state prepare […] Read more »

KEDA offering free government contracting workshops

Learn to be Successful as a Subcontractor   BREMERTON, WA  —  The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is offering free training workshops for small businesses who are interested in expanding their business through government contracting. These free training opportunities are offered by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) and funded through the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program which helps companies find and successfully achieve contracts for work […] Read more »

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport hosts Industry Days

The KPBJ The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport, is hosting Industry Days on June 17-18 at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. Industry Days is a forum for private industry representatives to learn about potential business opportunities with NUWC Keyport. On Tuesday, June 17, NUWC Keyport personnel will announce a new requirement for engineering services support, and will give a general overview of Cost […] Read more »