Technology Trends and Updates – March 2012

Harper New Lead in Orlando Office Ron Harper is the new Vice President of Information Assurance and Training Systems for the Cybernet Systems’ office in Orlando.

Previously at Laser Shot, Harper served as the Director of the Simulation and Training Center, as well as their Program Manager for the U.S. Army’s “Game After Ambush!” contract.

Harper was on active duty in the U.S. Army for more than 26 years, including time at the Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) as an Acquisition Officer and Product Manager for Digitized Training in the Program Management Office Training Devices (PM TRADE). He retired from active duty in 2001 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Cybernet Joins DoD Mentor-Protege Program Cybernet Systems Corporation and SAIC recently entered a Mentor-Protege relationship, a Department of Defense program that is coordinated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Mentor-Protege Program helps small business proteges (like Cybernet) successfully compete for prime DoD contract and subcontract awards through partnership with approved large business mentors (like SAIC).

“We are honored to be a part of the Mentor-Protege program with SAIC and know the relationship will be a winning one for both of our companies, as well as the DoD,” said Heidi Jacobus, Cybernet’s Chairman and CEO.

Cybernet Awarded Information Assurance IDIQ Contract for Surface Warfare Training System Cybernet Systems Corporation Information Assurance (IA) Division in Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle for implementation and testing of the IA posture in support of NAWCTSD Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Programs’ training systems.

Cybernet will support NAWCTSD with four types of IA delivery orders consisting of Information Assurance/Certification and Accreditation, Centralized Information Assurance Management System (CIAMS), IA Maintenance and Sustainment, and General IA Support.

Cybernet is already executing the first delivery order consisting of implementing the CIAMS for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 2 Shore Based Trainer. CIAMS is a centralized IA solution derived from proven and clearly defined processes that reduces developmental costs and IA management costs.

Cybernet Invited to PEO STRI to Demo CIAMS Last month, Cybernet information assurance specialists visited the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Implementation to demonstrate the uniqueness and strength of their Centralized Information Assurance Management System.

Coming off their newly developed association with the Program Director for Surface & Expeditionary Warfare Programs at Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Divisions and the CIAMS delivery order on the IDIQ contract, Cybernet is excited to share CIAMS with others that are interested in affordable, dependable information assurance.

“Our CIAMS product is top-performing and its integrity and dependability are being recognized by both military and corporate clients alike,” said Ron Harper, Cybernet’s Vice President for Information Assurance and Training Systems. “It sets the standard in data protection via a service-oriented, net-centric system, combined with superior service and practical pricing.”

SBTC Awards Heidi Jacobus Lifetime Achievement for Small Business Innovation Advocacy Heidi Jacobus, Chairman and CEO for Cybernet Systems Corporation, was honored by the Small Business Technology Council with an award for Lifetime Achievement in Small Business Innovation Advocacy.  Jacobus, along with Members of Congress, Congressional Staffers and other small business owners and employees were celebrated at the Champion of Small Business Awards on February 2, for their efforts in ensuring the Small Business Innovation Research program was given a long-term reauthorization.
After more than three years, and 14 short-term extensions, the SBIR program received a long-term reauthorization late last year, when it was included in the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.  This final act was the culmination of years of hard work and determination from small businesses around the country,as well as policymakers in Washington, who recognized the importance of the SBIR program for America’s high-tech small businesses and never gave up on ensuring the long-term reauthorization of the program.
This important piece of legislation ensures this vital program continues to provide small businesses the capital they need to develop new technologies.