Early bird registration ends soon! Register now for the NW Maritime Defense Luncheon

Join the Pacific NW Defense Coalition and KEDA on September 27th for the Northwest Maritime Defense Luncheon This event will bring military and private sector leaders together to discuss the latest maritime initiatives and procurement opportunities for Northwest businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know. September […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

2 KEDA PTAC Clients firms awarded construction contracts for design-build construction projects for NAVFAC NW

Advanced Technology Construction,*Tacoma, Washington (N44255-17-D-4004); CJW Construction Inc.,* Santa Ana, California (N44255-17-D-4005); Shape Construction Inc.,* Bremerton, Washington (N44255-17-D-4006); Vet Industrial Inc.,* Bremerton, Washington (N44255-17-D-4007); and Weldin Construction LLC,* Palmer, Alaska (N44255-17-D-4008), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract for design-build or design-bid-build construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value […] Read more »