Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FY16 Small Business Industry Days


March 1, 2016 is just around the corner. The NASA Small Business Program will be in Pasadena, California for the Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Industry Day hosted by the NASA Management Office (NMO) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). You can still register for the event here:SDVOSB Industry Day. Glenn Research Center (GRC) will be hosting the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day on June 7, 2016 and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) will be hosting the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Industry Day on August 9, 2016.

Registration for the WOSB and HUBZone Industry Days will open a couple months before the event takes place. Please keep a lookout on our Website, Twitter and Facebook for the events to open registration and for further details.

The NASA Small Business Program holds industry days to reach out to small businesses that may not have had networking opportunities with NASA. Attending one of our industry days will provide the perfect opportunity to seek further information on how you can do business with NASA. Your business could help support our various missions here on earth and into deep space. We encourage small businesses to sign up across the nation no matter what socioeconomic category you may be!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Ringing in the New Year

As we say farewell to 2015 and welcome the New Year, what do you typically reflect on as the year comes to a close? I like to reflect on what has transpired over the last 12 months and brainstorm new resolutions for the road ahead. We all like to be reminded of the highlights, success and cheerful endeavors, however, let’s also look at our setbacks and weaknesses so we can learn and grow from them moving forward.  

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs will continuously look for new innovative and creative ways to promote the development and management of NASA programs that assist all socioeconomic categories of Small Business.

As you think about your 2016 New Year’s resolutions, consider your local small businesses and think of ways to continue supporting them! We are looking forward to seeing the new ways that small businesses will help NASA achieve its mission next year and the years ahead! 


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday season. We hope that this holiday brings you happiness, health and peace in the winter months ahead.
If you are traveling, please travel safely and enjoy your time with friends and relatives.

As the calendar year comes to an end, I would like to thank the center’s Small Business Specialists and the OSBP team for their hard work this year and I wish each you and your families a happy holiday season!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Small Business Saturday

I want to invite NASA personnel and the country to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015. Small Business Saturday is a way for everyone to celebrate your community’s local small businesses. 

My office will be hosting a Small Business Saturday Facebook Event and photo contest to encourage everyone to participate. Join our event and post a photo showing us how you support small business by using the following hashtags: #NASA #SmallBizSat and "Like" our page, NASA Office of Small Business Programs – NASA OSBP

You can also participate on Twitter by following us and tweeting your photos @NASA_OSBP using the hashtags #NASA #SmallBizSat. The best photos that show the most small business pride on Facebook and Twitter will have a feature in our next newsletter!   

Help us share the #NASA #OSBP #SmallBizSat photo contest!



 

Monday, August 31, 2015

2nd Annual NASA Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)/Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships Meeting

I am pleased to announce that the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) will be holding the 2nd Annual NASA Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)/Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships Meeting.This event is hosted by NASA's Office of Small Business Programs, the Office of Education and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Small Business Office. This event is crucial for targeting NASA's current and future prime and subcontracting opportunities for HBCUs/MSIs. One of our centerwide goals has always been to target this particular socioeconomic category by providing an event for HBCU/MSI representatives to network. NASA's prime contractors such as Aerojet Rocketdyn, Ch2M Hill, Jacobs, Lockeed Martin, United Launch Alliance, SAIC, Orbital ATK, The Boeing Company, Northrop Gruman, Teledyne Brown Engineering and Wyle will be in attendance. This special opportunity will be hosted by Marshall Space Flight Center on September 16, 2015. Please visit this link for further details and to register.




Friday, August 28, 2015

High-Tech Small Business at Ames Research Center

I had the opportunity to go to Ames Research Center (ARC) where I met with many companies to learn about their current projects coming out of the Research Park. High-Tech Small Businesses with emerging technologies are constantly providing NASA with the resources to reach our goals faster than ever before. Just to name a few, I had the opportunity to meet with a company called skyTran. They are working on transporting high-speed vehicles using magnetic levitation (Maglev) with a patented Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. I got to see the folks over at Made In Space for the second time this year. Made In Space is the SBIR/STTR Phase II Company that invented the 3-D printer that operates in zero gravity. Rhombus Power, is known for a scaleable platform for detecting sub-atomic particles with their product known as Mercury. Scanadu Technology uses sensor technology to personalize medicine and The Peregrine Falcon Corporation helped design parabolic reflectors for the A1 antenna on the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU-A) flight instrument. It was a pleasure meeting each and every one of these companies and learning about their continued successes at NASA. 


With the folks at skyTran

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Johnson Space Center (JSC) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Industry Day

I'm proud to announce that NASA Johnson Space Center along with the JSC Industry Assistance Office, JSC Small Business Council, and JSC Prime Contractors Roundtable are hosting a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business Industry Day on August 11, 2015 from 7:00am-4:00 PM. The networking event will be held at the Gilruth Conference Center, 2101 E. NASA PKWY., Houston, Texas 77058.

HUBZone businesses are encouraged to participate; however this event is open to all businesses.

Businesses will have an opportunity to network with the NASA Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Small Business Specialists from each center, JSC Small Business Technical Coordinators, and JSC prime contractors.

To register please click HERE.

NASA Prime Contractors interested in exhibiting should email
JSC-SmallBusiness@mail.nasa.gov and reference “Exhibit Request” in the subject line.

Representatives of NASA and federal government prime contractors will be available to answer questions about doing business with their respective organizations. Matchmaking will be scheduled and further information will be posted on the JSC Small Business Website.
Registration is open to all Small Businesses who want to do business with NASA. Due to limited seating, registration will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact the JSC Industry Assistance Office at (281) 483-4512.
There is no fee to participate and no Government-issued badge is required.
Make your plans to join us at this exciting event as we expect a great turn out as always!