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 »

Biz Opps: DOD SBIR 17.1 & STTR 17.A Open for Proposal Submission – closes Feb 8, 2017

  SBIR  17.1 & STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcements are Open for Proposal Submission on January 10, 2017 and close February 8, 2017 Click here to view topics and application details About the SBIR/STTR Program The Department of Defense (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Small Business Administration. The DOD […] Read more »

Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: Click here to download. Read more »

Biz Opps: DoD SBIR 16.2 and the STTR 16.B Pre-Release

The DoD SBIR 16.2 and the STTR 16.B Solicitations have been pre-released on the DoD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. You may view the topics here: ABOUT PRE-RELEASE For SBIR 16.2, Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DLA, DMEA, DTRA, MDA, and OSD invite small businesses to propose innovative solutions to topics in this solicitation. For STTR 16.B, Navy and DMEA invite small businesses and research institutions […] Read more »

Procurement assistance centers help small-business owners, government buyers

By: Beth Reece – DLA News Fort Belvoir, Virginia — Jane Dowgwillo knows hundreds of small businesses and how they could support the Department of Defense’s worldwide mission. As the manager of 10 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers scattered throughout Florida, she leads a team of 13 government contracting specialists who help small-business owners understand the requirements of working with the government. “We’ve got a lot […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Dod SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C are Open for Proposal

You may now submit your Phase I and Direct to Phase II proposals for the SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C open solicitations through the DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission website at All proposals for this solicitation must be received by 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Important Dates: September 28, 2015: SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C opens October 14, 2015: SITIS closes to […] Read more »

DoD SBIR 15.2 and STTR 15.B Solicitations are Open for Public Release

The DoD SBIR 15.2 and STTR 15.B Solicitations are Open for Public Release on May 26, 2015 Closes June 24, 2015 You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the SBIR 15.2 and STTR 15.B open solicitations through the NEW proposal submission website at All proposals for this solicitation must be received by 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Proposal Submission […] Read more »

New date! Apr 15th – Attend KEDA’s FREE workshop! Marketing to the Government

What does your government client expect? Is it one size fits all? April 8th – 9-11am Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Register now! This class provides a general overview of how the federal, state and local government buys goods and services. Additional topics include: how to create effective line cards and capability statements, market research on what the government buys, marketing and selling your products and […] Read more »

Spring Training – Marketing To The Department Of Defense Workshop…and more

These free workshops are Workshops designed to help you succeed in winning government contracts. Offered by the Washington Department of Commerce Defense Industry Adjustment Program in partnership with Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Kitsap Procurement Technical Assistance Center, the Small Business Administration and supported by the Washington Military Alliance. Workshops will be held at the Puget Sound Regional Council, 1011 Western Avenue Suite 500, Seattle WA. Taught by former Military and […] Read more »

Paladin Data Systems Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Company marks 20 years of developing innovative software solutions Poulsbo-based Paladin Data Systems, a leading developer of cloud-based software products serving a wide range of commercial and government agencies in all 50 states, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Since 1994, Paladin has provided award-winning software products, services, and support. The company was co-founded 20 years ago by Jim Nall, Robert (Bob) Johnston, Gary Macy, […] Read more »