DoD’s Innovation Initiative Remains Top Priority, Mattis Says

By Terri Moon Cronk – US Department of Defense News WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters yesterday that maintaining the Defense Department’s innovation initiative for the warfighter is a top priority for him, just as it was for his predecessor. En route to Seattle on a two-day trip to Washington and California — where the secretary will stop in Silicon Valley […] Read more »

Notice to government contractors: RAPIDGate transition to DBIDS

ADVISORY REMINDER: On April 17, 2017 the Navy began the requirement for contractors, vendors, subcontractors, suppliers and service providers, who do not have a common access card (CAC), to transition from the NCACS (aka RAPIDGate) to the new DBIDS credential.  Individuals have up to 180 days to obtain the permanent DBIDS card.  NCACS credentials will remain in effect for base access through August 14, 2017, […] Read more »

NBK earns 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

By Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) — The Commander-in-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who>operate and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The award is presented to the top military bases in each of the services and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). NBK was recognized as the top Navy base in […] Read more »

Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Small Business Outreach – BergerABAM

BergerABAM, a prime contractor, invites you to attend a small business outreach for upcoming Naval Base Kitsap project Attend this informational meeting on Wednesday, July 19th from 11am-1pm to learn about subcontracting opportunities for upcoming IDIQ RFP:  (Anticipated RFP August 2017) Please RSVP now! SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORIES NEEDED: Woman Owned Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small-disadvantaged HUB Zone AREA OF EXPERTISE: Architecture Survey Hydrographic Survey CADD/BIM Civil Engineering […] Read more »

Naval Hospital Bremerton Recipient of CNO Environmental Award

  Story by Douglas Stutz ,  Naval Hospital Bremerton Along with other commands from the Horn of Africa to the Far East and across the Pacific Northwest, Navy Medicine was represented for environmental stewardship and sustainability by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) joined in a world-wide video teleconference ceremony on June 27, 2017 as one of 30 Navy commands acknowledged with a […] Read more »

Just added! Government Contracting Training on Technical Proposals

Learn what the government is looking for in a technical proposal Get tips on how to be more successful in the world of government contracting! You will learn how to review technical proposals and respond accordingly. The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations […] Read more »

Ferry schedules changing for Colman Dock work

Ed Friedrich  The Kitsap Sun “To safely and efficiently unload all of the sailings and maintain on-time performance, we need to modify the sailing schedules to provide more space between afternoon sailings where we have boats arrive and depart right next to each other.” Of the two routes’ 9.2 million riders last year, 4.9 million walked on.   The proposed schedule shifts the current 4:20 p.m. […] Read more »

KUOW Region of Boom series features stories on how the new Fast Ferry could impact Bremerton

Bremerton bets on a fast ferry. Will Seattleites? By Carolyn Adolph • Jun 14, 2017 KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph Bremerton hopes to be the next bedroom community for Seattle. The mayor is promoting the city, and developers are building places for people to live. From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut By Joshua McNichols • Jun 14, 2017 […] Read more »

OC and PSNS & IMF win national award for apprenticeship partnership

News Release – For Immediate Release NEW ORLEANS – Olympic College and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) won the American Association of Community College’s Outstanding Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award, announced yesterday, April 24. Partnerships between community colleges and industry are vital to preparing a skilled workforce. Olympic College and PSNS & IMF collaborated on training programs that have raised the skill […] Read more »