KITSAP: The next tech HOTSPOT? Learn more at Decision Makers II

DMII 2017 informs & inspires with a focus on technology developments in Kitsap    REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING! Join us Thursday, October 26th – 3:00-6:00pm at Kiana Lodge for KEDA’s signature Fall event; Decision Makers II. Register now for early bird pricing! DMII 2017 will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and […] Read more »

Kitsap economy highlighted in Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Journal of Business recently published a special report profiling Kitsap County’s economic advantages and opportunities. Featured stories discussed opportunities for the technology industry, talent and workforce, workforce education, housing and business costs, and Kitsap’s role and opportunities as part of the Puget Sound regional economy. The special section also includes stories on the Fast Ferry Proposition and interviews with Kitsap Bank CEO, […] Read more »

US Officials Invite Hackers to Attack Pentagon

by William Gall, Voice of America Every year, the Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars protecting its computer systems from hackers. But for the next few weeks, U.S. defense officials are changing their strategy: they’re inviting hackers to attack the Pentagon. The “Hack the Pentagon” pilot program, which began Monday and lasts until May 12, allows hackers to attack certain Department of Defense public websites […] Read more »

Paladin Data Systems Corporation to Present ASMi at CopTech Forum A

POULSBO, Wash., Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paladin Data Systems Corporation announced today it will present its workforce readiness management tool ASMi, at CopTech Forum, August 26-28, 2015 in Austin, TX. ASMi is cloud-based software that is highly configurable to meet the needs of the law enforcement, military and private sector organizations as a personnel readiness tool to manage, maintain and forecast the knowledge, […] Read more »

Avalara CEO on $200M in fundraising: ‘We needed way more money than I ever anticipated.’

Jacob DemmittStaff Writer-Puget Sound Business Journal Tax software company Avalara has been in an almost constant state of fundraising for years, most recently with two blockbuster rounds in 2014 that brought the company’s total funding above $200 million. That makes it one of the most heavily backed private companies around Seattle, but Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane said that’s not exactly how he expected things to […] Read more »

SBIR 14.3 & STTR 14.B Solicitations are open for proposal submission

The DoD SBIR 2014.3 and STTR 2014.B are open for proposal submission from September 22, 2014 through 6 a.m. ET October 22, 2014 . For SBIR 14.3 the Army, Navy, DARPA, and DTRA and for STTR 14.B DARPA, DTRA, and MDA invite small businesses to submit proposals under these solicitations. The Solicitations, which contain detailed information on the parameters of the SBIR/STTR programs and how to […] Read more »

DOD budget reflects impact of cyber, unmanned systems, R&D

DEFENSE SYSTEMS – Kevin McCaney This story has been updated from its original form. The proposed 2015 Defense budget — the first request in 13 years not based on U.S. forces being involved in a foreign war — paints a picture of the military moving toward fewer soldiers, reduced spending and a greater reliance on technology. The $495.6 billion budget request, released Tuesday with the rest of […] Read more »

Avalara raises $30M in financing

Avalara Inc., a Bainbridge Island, WA-based provider of sales tax and compliance technology, raised $30m in financing. The round, which brought the total amount of funding raised to date to more than $100m, was led by existing investors Battery Ventures and Sageview Capital. The company intends to use the funds to extend technology and integration capabilities and support growth. Founded in 2004 by CEO Scott […] Read more »

ATS to develop high-capacity database for Navy researchers

AUGUST 29, 2013 @ 12:05AM    KPBJ Silverdale-based Applied Technical Systems was recently notified of its status as a successful offeror under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program for the company’s proposal to develop a Scalable, Secure Associative Database for the Office of Naval Research. In its proposed approach, ATS describes the design and development of a distributed associative database that would be built using open, […] Read more »

Google recognizes Bainbridge Island’s online business community with inaugural eCity Award

August 20, 2013 – The KPBJ Bainbridge Island has been selected to receive Google’s inaugural eCity Award as the strongest online business community in Washington state. Google’s 2013 eCities of America list recognizes cities with the strongest online business communities in their respective states. These businesses are using the Internet to find new customers, connect with existing customers and grow their operations. They were rated on […] Read more »