NSWC Port Hueneme weapon systems task order awarded
Precise Systems has been awarded a five-year, $19.2 million task order to provide weapon systems integration, fleet interface, launchers and canister engineering, technical and logistics services to the Air Dominance Department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, according to a press release.
NSWCPHD is the designated weapon systems integration/fleet interface agent and in-service engineering agent/ fleet support agent for surface ship combat and weapons systems including the Standard Missile All Up Rounds, Evolved SeaSparrow Missile AURs, various launching systems and their associated equipment.
Precise Systems is partnered with ICI Services, and will support the U.S. Navy, Navy shore activities, the Navies of Consortium Nations, Allied Nations, and Foreign Military Sales, the release states.
Precise Systems is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Lexington Park, adjacent to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, with field office locations include Odon, Ind., and Oxnard, Calif. Since their founding in 1990, Precise Systems has grown to a staff of more than 350.
Sabre Systems promotes Macyko to vice president
Sabre Systems Inc. has promoted Andrew Macyko to vice president, Navy Sector, Mission Engineering and Rapid Response, according to a press release. In addition to directly supporting NAVAIR, Macyko continues to improve and integrate Sabre’s business processes and execution.
Macyko joined Sabre in 2013 as a senior executive director to provide acquisition and project management support to our NAVAIR customers. As an accomplished naval officer and aviator with 30 years of proven leadership in fleet operations, he specializes in strategic planning and defense systems program management. Through his experience as a Defense Acquisition Corps member and engineering test pilot, Macyko has a successful history of leveraging his leadership skills to establish the right goals, build alliances and guide cross-functional teams in systems planning, research, development, engineering and experimental flight test.
Commodity farmers urged to reach out for resources
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission encourages the region’s commodity farmers to take full advantage of programs and resources offered to them, including loan and grant programs.
In addition to seeking the funds ranging from $2,000 to $20,000, farmers can take part in a Southern Maryland Equipment Rental Program, Land Preservation Programs, FarmLink Property Exchange, Farm Discussion Forum and various farm workshops held throughout the year on topics such as farm labor and insurance.
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Equity Incentive Matching Fund encourages loan requests from farmers, to help them meet certain down-payment equity requirements to assist them in purchasing farm property.
For more information about the commission’s programs and resources for the regional agriculture community, go online to SMADC.com, call 301-2741922, ext. 1, send email to info@smadc. com, or send a letter to SMADC, P.O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637.
Annual women’s conference to be held Oct. 27 in Solomons
Jacklyn D. Miles, CEO of Miles and Chesley Consulting Services LLC, recently announced the second annual “Women Inspiring Women” conference to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center, according to a press release.
“This year’s conference theme is ‘You Earned Your Value, Now Own It! It’s Time to Speak Up!’,” Miles said in the release. “I ask you, do you know your worth? Do you own your worth? Do you speak up at the right time? Is your voice heard? If not, I encourage you to listen to our speakers, to help you find your value, your worth and your voice.”
The event will feature speakers, breakout sessions, thought-provoking panels and the chance to meet attendees from all over the Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas. This year’s conference was created with the objectives to cultivate and inspire women to seek their highest level of personal and professional development; provide women with dynamic topics addressing major issues that are critical today; enjoy, and to have fun and network with professional women (and men) within a unique forum.
The conference’s keynote speaker will be Del. Edith Patterson, an educator and civic leader currently representing Charles County, District 28. She will be speaking on the topic “You Earned Your Value, Now Own It!” and the importance of going out of your comfort zone.
For information, go to www.milesandchesley.com/conference or contact Alice Bankins at firstname.lastname@example.org.