Tec-Masters, Inc. Mentors BMK, a HUBZone company, under the Mentor Protégé Program (MPP)
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Huntsville, Alabama: August 18, 2016 – Tec-Masters, Inc. is proud to announce an award from the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) – sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). During this Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), Tec-Masters will Mentor BMK Secure Solutions (BMK), providing guidance in the areas of Technology Transfer and Business Operations.
“The Federal Government needs agile, low-risk Small Business service providers,” says TecMasters President and CEO, Dr. Marvin P. Carroll. “Small businesses like BMK can provide these types of technical solutions. We look forward to sharing our best practices and experiences with BMK.”
BMK is a Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Woman Owned, Small Business operating in Fairfax, VA. BMK provides secure acquisition project management services to both DoD and federal programs. They also have extensive industry knowledge of building big data systems from the ground up. “We look forward to working with Tec-Masters as a Protégé and to be part of the DoD and MDA MPP,” says Ashley Kee, CEO of BMK. “We believe this relationship will help create value to us and to the Warfighter.”
As a part of the program, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Oakwood University, will partner with Tec-Masters to assist BMK in developing Quality Systems such as ISO and CMMI.
Established by Congress in 1991, the U.S. Department of Defense Mentor Protégé Program helps small businesses boost Prime and Subcontract awards by creating long-term relationships with larger, established, successful companies.
Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Tec-Masters, a Nunn-Perry MPP Awardee, has supported the Defense Industry and Commercial customers for over 28 years. The company specializes in Mission Support, System Integration, Maintenance, Training, Creative Multimedia, Logistics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Software Development, and Customized Engineering and Manufacturing.
Tec-Masters Mentors BMK Secure Solutions as part of DoD MPP – sponsored by MDA (l-r) Latoya Gilbert-MDA Contract Specialist; Fernando Avila-BMK Director of Contracts; Judy Haberman-BMK President of DoD Programs; Ruth Dailey-MDA MPP Program Manager; Dr. Marvin Carroll-Tec-Masters President; Ashley Kee-BMK CEO; Patricia Kee-BMK President; Lisa Hostetler-DCMA MPP Program Manager; Steve Reed-Tec-Masters MPP Program Manager; Andrew Isbell-Tec-Masters Financial Analyst; Karen Moore-Innovatec Research President
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Formerly known as Baer Consulting Firm (DBA) BMK Consultants
[Fairfax, VA] 17 May 2016. To accurately reflect the expansion of our business solutions, we have changed our legal company name, formally known as BAER Consulting Firm, (dba) BMK Consultants, to BMK Secure Solutions. All formal changes have been completed and are reflected in SAM.gov.
BMK’s Senior Leadership believes our new name more accurately communicates our Mission, our Vision, and the services we provide to our customers. BMK Secure Solutions’ Mission is to provide high quality Support Services to the US Government in the disciplines of Engineering, Science, and Technology by providing best-value solutions which will contribute to our national security efforts. Our Vision is to consistently provide superior acquisition life cycle support services.
We deliver quality, on-time, and within budget solutions by leveraging our ability to be flexible, agile, and to rapidly respond to our customers’ needs and requirements.
We thank you for your continued partnership with BMK. Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible and open the possibilities for BMK Secure Solutions.
Please visit our updated website: www.BMKSecureSolutions.com
DoD Funding Sign of Hanscom's Value
The Lowell Sun
UPDATED: 02/16/2016 01:24:32 PM EST
In itself, the Department of Defense decision to infuse $265 million for research-facility upgrades at MIT's Lincoln Labs is cause to celebrate.
By all accounts, it's long overdue, since an independent study in 2008 found the facilities "structurally obsolete."
However, it's where these facilities are located-- predominantly Bedford's Hanscom Air Force Base -- that's the most significant part of the DOD's announcement.
Over the past several years, Hanscom's defense posture had eroded to the point that its very existence was in jeopardy.
In 2011, the U.S. Air Force shifted its 3-star command general from Bedford's Hanscom Air Force Base to Wright Patterson Air Base in Dayton, Ohio, a cost-cutting move that hinted at a potentially diminished future role for Hanscom.
And in 2017, the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) again will decide which additional U.S. military installations should close.
Despite an Air Force lieutenant general's assurances to state leaders in August that Hanscom wasn't on the chopping block for the time being, that caveat couldn't have been reassuring.
Obviously, closing Hanscom would be devastating blow to the state's economy.
In Massachusetts, it's estimated the six existing military bases and research centers account for a total economic impact of $14.2 billion annually and 46,500 jobs. Hanscom accounts for a significant portion of that impact, since scores of local companies contract with Hanscom and Lincoln Labs to perform key research and development functions, which ensures our defense and weapons capabilities remain second to none.
Obviously, our congressional delegation and state officials have been working diligently to highlight Hanscom's essential contributions to a 21st-century military.
And thanks to the efforts of 3rd District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas -- and more recently first-term 6th District U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton -- the Pentagon's top brass apparently now more fully appreciate Hanscom's unique intellectual arsenal, bolstered by the nearby brain power of some of our nation's most prestigious universities.
It's to their credit that Tsongas, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, and Moulton, a highly decorated Iraq war veteran whose district encompasses Hanscom, drove home Hanscom's value.
So we take that $265 million DOD commitment as a sign that Hanscom will be a key military asset and economic engine for the forseeable future.
Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_29513934/dod-funding-sign-hanscoms-value#ixzz43ZBV2AFG
Congratulations to former Astronaut Brian Duffy, Commander of the 100th Space Shuttle Mission and
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Former NASA astronauts Brian Duffy (left) and Scott Parazynski will be honored as the Hall's 2016 class of inductees on May 14 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. A public ceremony will be held under the display of the retired space shuttle Atlantis. Both men flew aboard the orbiter during their spaceflight careers.
Duffy and Parazynski will enter the Astronaut Hall of Fame as its 92nd and 93rd honorees, joining the ranks of Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride and other celebrated veterans of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and space shuttle programs. The two comprise the Hall's 15th class of shuttle astronauts to be enshrined since 2001.
"I'm incredibly honored to be considered among those who inspired me as a child," remarked Duffy. "I've watched the human space exploration program since I was seven years old and I remember Alan Shepard launching and thinking how cool it was to get on a rocket. Little did I know that I'd have the opportunity to do the same thing."
BMK President Patricia Kee will be present at the induction ceremony to honor longtime friend Brian Duffy.
Read the article here.
BMK Consultants Announces Leadership Change
A Letter from BMK President: Change in Leadership at BMK Consultants
Fairfax, VA – 29 January 2016 - Baer Consulting Firm, LLC (BMK Consultants) today announced senior leadership changes that reflect a commitment to continued growth and leadership development, as well as a bright outlook for the future.
Effective immediately, Patricia Kee, CEO, will become President of BMK Consultants, facilitating internal operations, focusing on Business Development by creating and maintaining the teams and relationships that are so vital to a Small Business in this Government contracting arena.
Ashley Kee, CFO, will fulfill the role of CEO. In this role Ashley will be able to utilize her strategic, forward thinking expertise to better position BMK for the future. Her in-depth knowledge of BMK’s capabilities and the current government climate make her an ideal choice to take on this position.
“This is an exciting and challenging time for BMK Consultants. As we look forward to new opportunities in 2016 and work towards continued growth on current efforts, we are committed to our mission and that of our customers. This change will strengthen BMK for the future.” – BMK President Patricia Kee
In operation since 2007, BMK Consultants provides DoD Acquisition Support: Life Cycle Support, TS Secure Program Management, and Configuration and Data Management (CM/DM) Services.
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