In the recent annual report to the Small Business Administration, the HADTC published 7 broad goals for the next year. Development of a roadmap to accomplish these goals includes three functional areas: Opportunity Management, Capability Management, and Technology Transfer Management. Three HADTC interns pursuing MBA degrees from local universities are designated to manage each functional area. In 2014, additions to the Collaboration Exchange Website and the HADTC monthly newsletter will reflect functional areas.
By Terry Griffin, Project Manager
Huntsville Advanced Defense Technology Cluster
Information below describes how federal government agencies and departments have turned to cloud computing. As competition increases for contracts in an austere budget environment, it is essential for small businesses to understand the importance and application of cloud computing.
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is committed to serving its community as the primary provider of workforce development education and training. Through its Workforce Development Division, the college provides a number of services and programs designed to provide workforce development for employers located in the college's service area. These programs are encompassed in three divisions:
As the Director of Workforce Development at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, I am excited to assist your organization meet the challenges associated with today’s workforce initiatives.
Drake State is committed to serving its community as the primary provider of workforce development, education and training. Through its Workforce Development Division, the college provides a number of services and programs designed to deliver workforce development for employers located in the college's service area. These programs are encompassed in three divisions:
Remember your Focus
By Joshua Olive, Bid Designs' Lead Proposal Architect
Like taking a good picture, focus is critical to the success of your proposals. It’s important to remember that your proposal is written for and should be directed to the evaluators. It seems like such a common sense thing that there is no reason for talking about it, but it is very easy to lose focus on who you are talking to in a proposal when you have so many things you need/want to cover!
Proposals might be one of the only things – outside of furniture acquired at Ikea – that people jump into without reading the instructions first. For that sleek modern desk you want to construct in your den, maybe that’s ok. But when your company is pursuing a contract that has jobs, financial growth, and critical new capabilities riding on it, you should always read the instructions first!
When developing proposals, it’s easy to focus on all the things you have to write. That’s what most of the instructions are all about, after all. But what you should always keep in mind is that concepts can be conveyed in a lot of ways and, for a large segment of the general population, it is better to show rather than tell. Sometimes you can convey in a clean, easy-to-follow process diagram what would take three long, convoluted paragraphs to spell out in text alone.
When writing proposals, it’s not all about what you say; how you say it is critical to conveying the right message to your audience. One of the key issues that makes a proposal stand out for the right reasons is voicing. You shouldn't be dogmatic about every single sentence in a proposal, but, for the most part, proposals should be written in Active Voice. Need a refresher?
As a leading aerospace and defense company, Raytheon Company provides technical solutions to customers on an international basis. Raytheon specializes in numerous capabilities, which include integrated defense systems, intelligence, information, & services, missile systems, and space & airborne systems. Raytheon can trace its roots in Huntsville back to the 1960s. Raytheon has continued to expand its innovative technology capabilities, as it has become more integrated within the local aerospace and defense industry.