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4 of the Firms are here in Brevard County.

As June came to a close, plenty of government contracts in Central Florida were finalized. Roberto_Z

As June came to a close, plenty of government contracts in Central Florida were finalized. Roberto_Z

 

June ended strongly for local firms looking for government contract work, with a combined value of more than a half-billion dollars.

Five Central Florida firms were awarded major military contract deals on June 30 with a combined value of $567 million. Government contracts often spark job creation for many local firms and may create subcontracting opportunities for smaller companies.

Here’s a look at each company and its contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense:

  • Alliance for Counter Narcoterrorism LLC: The Cape Canaveral-based company is one of four that will be eligible to compete for services on a contract valued at $480 million. The contract awarded by the U.S. Army is to support the counter-narcoterrorism program office. Narcoterrorism is terrorism associated with trade in illicit drugs. The contract has a completion date of June 29, 2020.
  • Longbow LLC: The Orlando-based partnership between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. landed a $28 million U.S. Army contract. The contract is to add additional funds for the production of of the Radar Electronic units. All work will be performed in Orlando and has a completion date of April 30, 2019.
  • Harris Corp.: The company’s government communication systems division in Palm Bay was awarded a $24.3 million U.S. Air Force contract. Under the contract, Harris Corp. will provide support for the Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center in California. The contract has a completion date of June 31, 2017.
  • DRS Network and Imaging Systems: The Melbourne-based defense firm was awarded a $20.5 million contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency. Contract work includes the development and delivery of army installation kits and spares. The contract has a completion date of March 2017.
  • David Boland Inc.: The Titusville-based general contractor was awarded a $17.2 million U.S. Army contract. Contract work includes the development of a army reserve center. The contract has a completion date Feb. 29, 2018.

Richardson covers technology and general assignments for online and print.

Article by Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal – Full Article [ HERE ]

The size of the Manufacturing Facility is Two football fields length and width, an 8 stories high!

We broke ground on our orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida.

The 750,000 square foot rocket factory is custom-built from the ground up to accommodate manufacturing, processing, integration and testing. Among other things, the facility hosts large scale friction stir welding and automated composite processing equipment. All of the vehicle will be manufactured in this facility except for the engines. Initial BE-4 engine production will occur at our Kent facility while we conduct a site selection process later this year for a larger engine production facility to accommodate higher production rates.

I’ve included some photos that will give you an idea of what the vehicle manufacturing facility will look like in December 2017 when it’s complete.

It’s exciting to see the bulldozers in action–we’re clearing the way for the production of a reusable fleet of orbital vehicles that we will launch and land, again and again.

Gradatim Ferociter!

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.Com

Site preparation is underway in Florida

Site preparation is underway in Florida

 

Bird’s-eye view of our new orbital vehicle manufacturing site

Bird’s-eye view of our new orbital vehicle manufacturing site

 

Here’s an artist’s rendition

Here’s an artist’s rendition

 

Let the rockets roll

Let the rockets roll

 

Congressman Bill Posey will host a Federal Contracting Conference on August 2 at Florida Tech in the Hartley Room at the Denius Student Center, located at 150 W. University Boulevard in Melbourne.

Congressman Bill Posey will host a Federal Contracting Conference on August 2 at Florida Tech in the Hartley Room at the Denius Student Center, located at 150 W. University Boulevard in Melbourne.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Congressman Bill Posey will host a Federal Contracting Conference on August 2 at Florida Tech in the Hartley Room at the Denius Student Center, located at 150 W. University Boulevard in Melbourne.

This is the chance for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Washington D.C., and Central Florida to explore new contracting opportunities.

This is also an opportunity for local businesses that specialize in technology, innovation, defense contracting and services to learn how to navigate the federal procurement process.

Congressman Posey will coordinate with the 45th Space Wing – US Air Force, FAA, GSA, CareerSource Brevard, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, NASA, SBA, Small Business Development Center at Eastern Florida State College, Space Florida, SCORE and weVENTURE Powered by Florida Institute of Technology.

The agenda includes a keynote address by CongressmanPosey, Matchmaker meetings and Expo presentations by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, AE Com, the Boeing Company, CareerSource Brevard, DRS, FL Business & Manufacturing Solutions, Inc., Florida 8(a) Alliance, GCAT, IAP, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Space Coast Women In Defense, Vencore and other local defense contractors.

Networking and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and the program will start at 9 a.m. Match Maker appointments will be held 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This conference is free and open to business owners and new businesses.

CLICK HERE to RSVP before July 27.

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CocoaBeachFireworks

COCOA BEACH, Florida – The City of Cocoa Beach will have a fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate Independence Day on the beach near Sidney Fischer Park on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The fireworks will start at dark (approximately 8:30-8:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time).
The beach will be closed  and there will be no beach access at Fischer Park on July 3, 2016. However, the Park will be open for parking and viewing from inside the park on the grass.
Lori Wilson Park will be open for free parking and viewing purposes.
The fireworks in Cocoa Beach are part of a three-day celebration of “Smoke on the Water” firework displays. The other fireworks displays scheduled for 2016 is:
July 2nd- Fireworks at the Port
July 3rd- Fireworks at Fischer Park in Cocoa Beach
July 4th- Fireworks in Cocoa on the Riverfront
Photo credit: Brevard Times / File.
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Automobiles at Blount Island. James Crichlow

Automobiles at Blount Island. James Crichlow

Just 160 miles south of Jacksonville, Port Canaveral is close to securing an automobile manufacturer to start importing next month.

The new competition to Jaxport — which is the region’s leader for auto shipments — has already secured AutoPort Inc. out of Delaware to handle the vehicle processing. AutoPort’s client list includes Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Toyota.

Port Canaveral getting one step closer to bringing in automobiles could possibly provide a threat to Jaxport, which already competes with Brunswick in Georgia.

Jaxport is No.1 in the country for exporting vehicles. Last year, Porsche and Volkswagen both announced they would start shipping through Jaxport. But Brunswick announced it has plans to invest $152 million over the next 10 years, mostly in auto shipping.

Now, Canaveral is shifting from a cruise port to cargo, including auto shipping. The port announced it would invest $600 million for its cargo business over the next five years.

Port Canaveral officials have not yet said which manufacturer will begin using the port, so it is not yet known if Canaveral could be taking cargo from Jacksonville or Brunswick.

Shortly after the announcement that Canaveral had secured an auto processor,Vince Cameron, president of the local longshoreman’s union, said it could pose a problem for Jacksonville.

“Whatever Canaveral is trying to do, they are in it,” he told the Business Journal in February. “They are not flirting with it. They are in it. If Canaveral is trying to get into cars, they are trying to do it in a big way.”

Richard Bilbao at the Orlando Business Journal contributed to this report.

Jensen covers logistics, trade, manufacturing and defense.

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Amazing turnout at the Paddle out for Robert Rohmann Saturday morning. Photo by Dalton Smith

Amazing turnout at the Paddle out for Robert Rohmann Saturday morning. Photo by Dalton Smith

 

Thousands descended upon Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Beach to “paddle out” for surfer Robert Rohmann. They formed the traditional giant circle in the ocean and tossed flowers into the surf in his honor.

Drone visuals from an amazing paddle out at Pelican Beach in Satellite Beach for local surfer and waterman Robert Rohmann. Thank you everyone who came to support and show that together our surfing community will stay strong in honor of Robert! (Video/Photo by Dalton Smith)

 

Atlas V MUOS-5 - An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41. ULA/Jeff Spotts

Atlas V MUOS-5 – An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-5 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41. ULA/Jeff Spotts

MUOS-5 completes the five-satellite constellation and acts as an on-orbit spare

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the MUOS-5 satellite for the U.S. Navy. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 June 24 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

MUOS-5 is the final satellite in the five-satellite constellation, which provides warfighters with significantly improved and assured communications worldwide.

“We are honored to deliver the final satellite in the MUOS constellation for the U.S. Navy,” said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president, Custom Services. “Congratulations to our navy, air force and Lockheed Martin mission partners on yet another successful launch that provides our warfighters with enhanced communications capabilities to safely and effectively conduct their missions around the globe.”

The mission was ULA’s fifth launch in 2016 and 108th launch since the company formed in 2006. MUOS-5 was the seventh mission to be launched aboard an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 551 configuration vehicle, which includes a 5-meter diameter payload fairing and five solid rocket boosters. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine and the Centaur upper stage was powered by the Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 engine.

“I am so proud of the team for all their hard work and commitment to 100 percent mission success,” Maginnis said. “It is amazing to deliver our second national security payload from the Cape in just two weeks. I know this success is due to our amazing people who make the remarkable look routine.”

ULA’s next launch is the Atlas V NROL-61 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, scheduled for July 28 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The EELV program was established by the U.S. Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads. The commercially developed EELV program supports the full range of government mission requirements, while delivering on schedule and providing significant cost savings over the heritage launch systems.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 100 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321). Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch andinstagram.com/ulalaunch.

SOURCE United Launch Alliance

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Brevard Public Schools is now hiring teachers and has listed job descriptions of each opening. (BPS image)

Brevard Public Schools is now hiring teachers and has listed job descriptions of each opening. (BPS image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools is now hiring teachers and has listed job descriptions of each opening.  

Each job description contains the minimum qualifications to be successful in that role, as well as an overview of the objective of the position.

Additionally, a listing of the general knowledge, skills, and abilities that are needed for the role is included.

The primary responsibilities of each position is described with additional information such as pay grade, bargaining classification, and physical demands may also be found.

CLICK HERE to view our job descriptions alphabetically, listing by job title. Application for posted positions will close on last posting day at close of business or 5 p.m.

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The Florida Department of Education is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act and and Brevard Public Schools would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue.

The Florida Department of Education is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act and and Brevard Public Schools would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Education is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act and and Brevard Public Schools would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue.

The United States Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and then it was signed into law in December 2015 increasing state authority on standards, assessments and interventions, and adds specific restrictions to the U.S. Secretary of Education involvement in state decisions.

Over the next year, the Department of Education will provide guidance through a negotiated rulemaking process and other means. States will be making decisions and exercising flexibility accordingly.

“The public will be able to submit comments through July 22 on each component of the law, and we will consider this feedback as we develop Florida’s draft state plan,” said Brevard Public Schools in a release.

CLICK HERE to access the public input form.

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