Taking the Pentagon to the People Presented to: NJ City University 24-25 May 2018 __________________________________________ Ms. Sharon Morrow Small Business Liaison for SBIR/STTR; Mentor-Protégé Program Manager Army Small Business Programs Presented to: New Jersey University Taking the Pentagon to the People 23-24 May 2018 Ms. Sharon Morrow Army Office of Small Business Program Small Business Liaison for SBIR/STTR, Mentor-Protégé Program
Agenda • Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Mission & Vision • Army OSBP FY18 focus • Army Small Business Spend and Performance • ACOM Associate Directors for Small Business Programs Contact Info • Opportunities for HBCUs/MSIs in Army Contracts • Services Provided by HBCUs/MSIs/PTACs and SBDCs on Army Mentor-Protégé Agreements (MPAs) • Army Modernization Priorities • SBIR and STTR Programs Overview • Other Opportunities for HBCU/MSI Faculty and Students • Questions
Army OSBP Mission and Vision • Mission • Advise the Secretary of the Army and the Army leadership on small business related matters. • Spearhead innovative initiatives that contribute to expanding the small business industrial base relevant to the Army mission priorities. • Leverage the use of minority serving educational institutions in support of Army Science and Technology Programs. • Vision • To be the premier advocacy organization committed to maximizing small business utilization in support of rapidly fielding a trained, ready, responsive and capable force that can prevent conflict, shape the environment and win the Nation's wars.
FY18 Focus • Readiness • Ensure mission requirements in support of readiness and the industrial base incorporate small business utilization. • Modernization • Increase innovation through SBIR and STTR Programs in support of the Army’s modernization priorities. • Reform • Advocate for changes in policy to reduce barriers to entry for small businesses. • Compliance • Ensure Army compliance with statutory requirements of 15 U.S.C. 644 (k). • Manage an effective outreach program. • Increase small business subcontracting dollars by FY 2023. • People • Increase opportunities for professional development of small business professionals with use of Defense Acquisition Workforce Funding.
FY17 Army Small Business Spending by State Total 18.6 Billion Data source: FPDS-NG as of Oct 18, 2017
Associate Directors Contact Info Army Office of Small Business Programs 703-697-2868 Twitter: @ArmySmallBiz Army Materiel Command (AMC) - Redstone Arsenal, AL Buys: Combat systems, Information systems, Intelligence security information systems Small Business AD: Ms. Nancy Small, 256-955-5718 Website: www.army.mil/amc Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Washington, DC Buys:Military/civil works construction projects, Environmental projects Small Business AD: Ms. Donna Peebles, 202-761-8789 Website: http://www.usace.army.mil Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) - Ft. Sam Houston, TX Buys:Medical supplies and health care equipment, Professional services Small Business AD: Mr. Pete Hunter, 210-295-4415 Website: http://www.armymedicine.army.mil National Guard Bureau (NGB) - Arlington, VA Buys:Base operations, Construction/environmental projects Small Business AD:Mr. Harry Shank, 703-607-1001 Websites: http://www.arng.army.mil
Opportunities for HBCU/MSIs in Contracts • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts – by partnering with small businesses to assist with R&D • The Army Mentor-Protégé Program – by providing developmental assistance to the Mentor in delivering services that help build the Protégé’s business infrastructure and capability. • Army Material Command (AMC) Historically Black Colleges, Universities and Minority Institutions Program • Full and Open solicitations in the HBCU’s core competencies
Developmental Assistance HBCU’s and MSIs Provide on MPP • Management Technical Assistance • Cyber Security and Secure Systems Product Development • Process Re-Engineering • Quality Management Certifications: ISO 9001:2008 and 2015, ISO 27000, ISO 20000 and ITIL • CMMI Level 2 and 3 certifications • Legacy System Support and Modernization • Business Development • DCAA Compliance Training • Business/Marketing/Strategic Guidance Development • PMP Training • Contract Management Support • Proposal & Capture Management Training • Development of Mobile Applications for Army priorities • Interns to work on special projects and to develop software applications • Other protégé firm employee training (HR, Leadership Development, etc)
Modernization Priorities – driving R&D efforts • Long Range Precision Fires • Next Generation Combat Vehicle • Future Vertical Lift • Network/C3I • Air and Missile Defense • Soldier Lethality • Army is Standing up the Futures Command in Summer 2018
SBIRProgramOverview WhatisSmallBusinessInnovation Research(SBIR)?
SBIRProgramOverview • SBIRProgramGoals • Tostimulatetechnologicalinnovation • Tomeetfederalresearchanddevelopment(R&D)needs • Tofosterandencourageparticipationin innovationsand entrepreneurshipbysociallyandeconomically disadvantagedpersons • Toincreaseprivate-sectorofinnovationsderivedfrom federalR&D funding
SBIRProgramOverview • PhaseI • Afeasibilitystudythatdeterminesthescientific,technical,and commercialmeritandfeasibilityofaselectedconcept. PhaseI projectsarecompetitivelyselectedfromproposalssubmitted againstsolicitationtopicsseekingspecificsolutionstoArmy needs. Alsocalled“proofofconcept.” • 4volumes: ProposalCoverSheet,Technical(max20pages), Cost,andCompanyCommercializationReport • 6 montheffort • Upto$100k;withanoptionfor$50kforanadditional4months • Historically,Armyreceivesabout2,000-3,000proposalsand awardsabout200ofthoseeachyear(10-13%awardrate) • TechnicalReadinessLevel(TRL)is low->around1-4
SBIRProgramOverview • PhaseII • Objective: tocontinuetheR&D effortsinitiated in PhaseI • RepresentsamajorR&D effort,culminatinginawell-defined deliverableprototype • 4volumes: ProposalCoverSheet,Technical(max38 pages),Cost,CompanyCommercializationReport • PriortoFY13,participantsmustreceivean invitationto proposeonPhaseII;notrequiredafterFY12. AllPhaseI awardeescanproposeon PhaseII. • Uptoa2-yeareffort • Upto$1Mwithanoptionforanadditional$500kbasedon TRL • Historically,Armyawards50%of thePhaseIIproposals
SBIRProgramOverview PhaseIII& Commercialization • Objective: for entity topursuecommercializationobjectives resultingfrom PhasesIandII R&D activitiesor tomakethe technologypartofthe ProgramofRecord(POR) Work thatderivesfrom,extends,or logicallyconcludesefforts performedunderSBIR PhaseIandIIfundingagreements,butis fundedby sourcesother thanthe SBIR Program. ArmySBIR doesnotfund PhaseIII. Fundingcancomefrom venturecapital,crowdfunding,afederal contract,or supportfrom anotherbusinesswhowantstousethe technology,or othersources (family&friends) Commercializationcanbeeither afederalor industryapplication TheArmy has institutedseveralprogramstofacilitatethe transitionof PhaseIIprojectstoPhaseIII. Theseprograms include: • • • • • TechnicalAssistance • Transition Support
SBIREligibility • Organizedfor-profitU.S.business,locatedin theU.S. • Atleast51%U.S.-ownedbyindividuals andindependentlyoperated • 500orfeweremployees • PI’s primaryemploymentwithsmallbusinessduringproject PI=PrincipalInvestigator
STTRProgramOverview Whatis SmallBusiness TechnologyTransfer (STTR)? • ACongressionallymandatedprogramacross theFederalGovernment usedtostimulatetechnologicalinnovation • Foster technologytransfer throughcooperativeR&D betweensmall businessandresearchinstitutions • Toincreaseprivate-sectorcommercializationofinnovationsderivedfrom federalR&D • RequireseachfederalagencywithanextramuralbudgetforR&D over • >$1B toset-aside0.40%forArmy STTR; FY16=$28.9M. In2017, theamountwasincreasedto.45%.
STTRProgramOverview • PhaseI-FeasibilityStudy • AwardGuideline:upto$150K • Duration:upto12Months • PhaseII-FullResearchandDevelopmenttoPrototype • AwardGuideline:$1M • Duration:upto24Months • PhaseIII-Commercialization • Derivesfrom,extends,orcompletespriorSTTR fundingagreements • ArmySTTRdoesnotfundPhaseIII
STTREligibility • FormalCooperativeR&D Effort • Minimum40%bysmallbusiness,30%byU.S.researchinstitution • SmallbusinessisPrime,PI canbefromSBorResearchInstitution • U.S.ResearchInstitution • MusthaveanIntellectualPropertyAgreementamongtheSB and ResearchInstitute PI=PrincipalInvestigator
DoD 2017 SBIR/STTR Awards DoD SBIR/STTR Awards • SBIR was 3.0% of RDT&E in FY16 • STTR was .40% of RDT&E in FY16 • STTR was increased to .45% in FY17 • DoD is >50% of Federal SBIR Awards DoD Awards FY17 SBIR: $1.78B STTR:$215M DataSource:FPDS-NG,FY17 as of Oct 2017
Contacts/Web Resources Army STTR Program Office Email: email@example.com Army SBIR-STTR Program Information & Solicitation Schedules www.armysbir.army.mil DoD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) SBIR/STTR Program: www.sbir.gov SBIR/STTR Gateway (Non-Govt Administered Website) www.zynsys.com/sbir/
Other R&D Opportunities: Open Campus Past: Current Defense Laboratory Model Present & Future: Open Campus Initiative Reduction in barriers to facilitate collaboration with academia, industry, and small business Gates and high walls provide 20th century security, but are barriers to 21st century innovation Open areas for researchers and access to existing facilities Collaboration between ARL and external scientists Less bureaucracy and paperwork Career path for students and scientists Hub and Spoke Model Novel staff opportunities Collaborate An enhanced defense research environment that fosters discovery and innovation through collaboration on fundamental research Defense laboratories relatively unchanged since inception (NRL 1923)
Other R&D Opportunities: Open Campus Initiative Started in FY14 to link ARL with the global research community;partners and ARL S&Es working side-by-side in research facilities. Army Benefits as of February 2018: $38.7M in-kind research $82M in-kind research since Open Campus start 138 Active CRADAs 61 CRADAs with Academia 77 CRADAs with Industry 342 CRADAs projects 163 CRADAs projects in negotiation 700 visiting researchers 80 visiting researchers from 22 different nations Collaborations focused on Army-specific challenges of mutual importance to all partners AMC RDECOM ARL Industry Academia Partners from Army, Industry and Academia engage in research with shared access to people, infrastructure and resources Soldier (TRADOC) DASA(R&T) Industry Academia Expanded S&T Research Ecosystem ARL ARL Open Campus is “a role model to the broader defense research enterprise” Successful pilot at ARL-Adelphi, Moving to implement at APG
Other R&D Opportunities: Open Campus Initiative • How can you engage in ARL’s Open Campus? • Explore www.arl.army.mil/opencampus • Review collaboration opportunities and ARL Facilities • Start a dialog with ARL researcher • If appropriate, develop joint statement of work within CRADA • More Information at www.arl.army.mil • Army Science Planning & Strategy • ARL Technical Strategy 2015-2035 • Research@ARL • ARL Facilities • Open Campus Open House
Student Opportunties: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program • 3-year Fellowship supporting pursuit of PhD in scientific discipline of interest/relevance to the DoD • Full tuition plus stipend • No service commitment • Highly competitive • Administered for DoD by the Air Force (AFOSR) • ARO supports evaluation, selection of candidates, program evaluation • ~180 active Army-selected fellows at 49 different universities • Application window opens in the Fall
Student Opportunities: High School and Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Programs (HSAP/URAP) • Funds apprenticeship of promising high school juniors and seniors and undergraduates • Work in a university structured research environment under the direction of ARO-sponsored Principal Investigators (PIs) serving as mentors. • Awards are made as add-ons to research grants contracts, and cooperative agreements. • Funded 50/50 PM funds and Army Education Outreach program (AEOP) funds. • Students receive an educational stipend equivalent to $10/$15 per hour, for up to 300 hours.
ARL and RDECOM POCs • Army SBIR, Monroe Harden, (443)345-1472, Monroe.firstname.lastname@example.org • Army STTR, John Smith, (919)549-4258, Michael.email@example.com • Division Chief, Outreach and Technology, Michael Caccuitto, (919)549-4369, Michael.j.Caccuitto.firstname.lastname@example.org
Warrior Ethos I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. Questions?
DoD 2017 SBIR/STTR Awards Small Business is the Readiness Enabler in Support of the Army!