CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Program management support for U.S. Navy small business programs is to be provided by SCRA Applied R&D under an $857,394 task order.
The award for support of the Navy's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs was given by Engineering Services Network Inc. under a program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
"This award demonstrates our continued success in managing important federal programs," said SCRA Applied R&D President Chris Van Metre. "Throughout our three business sectors, SCRA has helped take high-tech innovations out of the lab and into the commercial marketplace, and this Navy award builds on our expertise in the technology implementation arena."
The Small Business Innovation Research program encourages U.S. small businesses to engage in federal research and research and development, with the plan to commercialize their technologies and innovations.
The Small Business Technology Transfer program expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development area. Its unique feature is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II stages.
This program bridges the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.
Details of SCRA's specific support work for the programs were not disclosed.
SCRA is an applied research corporation, delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. ESN is an engineering and technology company that provides government and military clients with services in areas such as professional management and systems engineering, cyber-security, network design, and integration and data center consolidation.