Army Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) in a Denied Environment- June 16th, 2017

Chesapeake Technology Int’l, NAVSYS, and partners demonstrate rapid sensor integration, precision navigation and timing, and spectrum situational understanding.

Online PR News – 16-June-2017 – Fort Gordon, GA – By combining the CTI-developed Thunderstorm „Integration Fabric” comprised from: the NAVSYS-provided DINO-Pos Precision Navigation and Timing (PNT)assurance capability, the Thales Multi-Mission Radio (MMR), the Army’s Nett Warrior Android-based tactical application, and the Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) RaptorX – which includes CTI’s CEMA Advanced Planning and Execution Environment (CAPER) plug-in; CTI, NAVSYS, and its partners successfully demonstrated assured Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) capabilities within a denied operational environment during the U.S. Army’s Cyber Quest 2017 experiment held in Fort Gordon, GA June 5-16, 2017.

These command and control (C2) and situational understanding (SU) operations extended between the dismounted, edge environment to the Tactical Operations Center (TOC). The Cyber Quest 2017 experiment is conducted by the Army Cyber Center of Excellence(CCOE) and the Army’s Cyber Battle Lab located at Fort Gordon, GA.

About CTI:
Chesapeake Technology International (CTI), founded in 2000, is a key provider of spectrum, Electronic Warfare (EW), RF cyber, and intelligence capabilities at the operational and tactical level. CTI specializes in advanced modeling and analytics, visualization, and mission automation in support of CEMA, Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM), and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO).rnAbout NAVSYS:rnNAVSYS Corporation, founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown, has business locations in Colorado Springs and Sedalia, Colorado. NAVSYS is a research and development small business, focusing on positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies. The company specializes in assured positioning systems, inertial navigation, and network assisted solutions for both military and commercial applications.

Points of Contact:
Mr. Dustan Hellwig
CTI Chief Technologist
719.488.2726
ctic-inc.com
dhellwig@ctic-inc.com

Dr. Alison Brown
NAVSYS President and CEO
719.481.4877
navsys.com
abrown@navsys.com

NAVSYS Awarded the James S. Cogwell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievment Award Press Release June 13th, 2016

NAVSYS Awarded James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security

Achievement Award
Colorado Springs, CO – June 13, 2016 – NASVSYS Corporation announced today it has received the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for its facility located just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program and is the highest honor the Defense Security Service (DSS) presents to cleared industry partners.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cogswell Awards, and Daniel Payne, Director of DSS, presented this year’s awards at the 52nd Annual NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professional’s National Seminar on June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1966, the Cogswell Award represents the need for a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the greatest protection for the U.S. warfighter and our Nation’s classified information.

The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous, and is given to a select few who have a proven track record of excellence in maintaining a top notch, comprehensive security program at their facility. A DSS Industrial Security Representative may only nominate facilities that have at a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. The criteria include building and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities to establish best practices while setting the highest standards for security.

This year, DSS presented the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award to only 42 of more than 13,300 cleared defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessment; only a fraction of one percent of facilities. NAVSYS has had three consecutive superior ratings for their facility security program and have assisted other small businesses, including their partner GPS Source, in establishing a security program for their GPS products, NAVSYS President and CEO, Dr. Alison Brown, commented “We are thrilled to be awarded this prestigious award for our facility security program and being recognized for our efforts working with our government partners to assure the greatest security protection for our Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing (PNT) programs.” Other companies who received Cogswell Awards from Colorado Springs this year were The Aerospace Corporation and Infinity Systems Engineering.

NAVSYS was founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown. The company conducts research and development focusing on global navigation technologies and specializes in provides high quality technical products and services in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis, and software design, for both government and commercial customers, and is dedicated to promoting the use of GPS in a wide variety of commercial and military applications.

NAVSYS CEO to Chair SBA Committee Press Release, March 5, 2014

DR. ALISON BROWN TO CHAIR REGIONAL SBA REGULATORY FAIRNESS BOARD

Colorado Springs, CO – March 3, 2014 – Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation was appointed as Chair of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Region VIII Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board. Dr. Brown was appointed in 2012 to a three year term to the Board and will assume the leadership role as Chair from February 2014 to February 2015. Region VIII’s headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, and serves the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Reporting to the SBA National Ombudsman, there are ten regional Regulatory Fairness Boards, with five members on each board. The Regulatory Fairness Boards work with small business owners all over the country. The members provide independent advice and recommendations regarding issues of unfair and/or excessive regulatory enforcement while helping to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to grow, expand, and create jobs.

Acting SBA Administrator, Jeanne Hulit, who made the appointment, wrote “SBA is fortunate to have Regulatory Fairness Board members who are committed to serving the small business community. SBA depends on Regional Chairs for strong leadership, creative thinking, and collaboration with their respective boards and counterparts. Thank you ... for taking on this important role.”

A long time small business advocate, Dr. Brown stated about her new position, “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support Brian Castro, the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness, and work with the SBA Office of National Ombudsman and my peers on the Regulator Fairness Board towards enforcing effective and fair implementation of federal regulations for small businesses in the United States.”

NAVSYS Corporation, founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown, has business locations in Colorado Springs and Salida Colorado. NAVSYS is a research and development small business, focusing on global navigation technologies. The company specializes in global positioning systems, inertial navigation systems, and communication systems for both military and commercial applications.

Dr. Brown also serves as a Board Member of the Small Business Technology Council, the Mountain States Employer Council, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and is a Member of NDIA’s Board of Trustees and Small Business Executive Committee. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, the Cosmos Club and the GPS World Advisory Board. She has three times chaired the District 13 Rhodes Scholar selection board. She served two terms on the Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S. Air Force from 1994 – 2003. Dr. Brown has been selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Colorado’s Celebrate Technology, and as a Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts Mile-Hi Council.

Transitioning to a Commercial Business Model GPS World, June 18, 2013

Transitioning to a Commercial Business Model - GPS World - June 18, 2013  - By Tony Murfin

How Navsys Leverages Military Expertise for Business

The financial landscape is changing in a number of ways for a lot of GNSS businesses due to the U.S. government sequester and to a larger extent due to the U.S. reduction in military spending. The larger multinationals and prime contractors may have achieved pretty well diversified scope for their operations, and most have existing commercial products or operations where they can pump up resources and investment to improve their commercial market and product positioning. But a number of small businesses have discovered that their military and government clients of the past no longer have the same level of funding available for key projects. So their search is on for commercial opportunities, and the transition to a commercial business model may present a significant change in the way they operate.

Navsys Corporation in Colorado Springs is located just outside the gates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, so it’s not unusual that its customer base reflects a close association with the U.S. military and its prime contractors.

When someone in the military had a challenging GNSS or related technology problem in the past, it was often Navsys who was able to offer an innovative solution, through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal — and the company was actually awarded nine SBIR Phase II contracts over the last five years. Phase II SBIR contracts are designed to transition mil technology into commercial products either via government organizations or commercial outfits. Often in the past, prime contractors responding to a larger mil-spec requirement would also roll Navsys into their response when part of the requirement involved a GNSS navigation or related solution. So since 1989, the development of GNSS technology and products, and the publication of papers describing those technologies and products, have been pretty continuous at NAVSYS:

  • Extended wide area differential GPS
  • WAAS bent-pipe signal generator (SIGGEN)
  • GPS/inertial video registration
  • Digital beam-steering GPS receiver
  • JLOC Jammer Detection and Location system
  • Indoor location
  • GPS phased sensor array
  • Software-defined receiver

JLOC has been a long-term active government project for more than 10 years. SIGGEN technology has been part of Japan’s MSAS system for more than 10 years, and is an example of a successful product that has transitioned from government research into the commercial sector. And, of course, the first GPS-enabled cell phone, developed by Navsys Corporation, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Time and Navigation exhibition in Washington, D.C. Developed for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Emergency Vehicle Location System Mayday platform in 1995, this important step in GPS history paved the way for positioning to become an integral component of today’s communications technology.

The complement of professionals on staff at Navsys has changed throughout the years, driven largely by how many projects were contracted at any one time, but the group has always had a very high standard of qualifications and experience and has inevitably exhibited a large degree of flexibility and creativity. Nowadays, moving to better align with commercial opportunities, Navsys helps companies solve challenging problems relating to GNSS, inertial, and simulation/testing. Cultivating business-to-business partnerships allows the company’s technical expertise to compliment and strengthen end-user products or applications. So companies are able to use Navsys as a technical resource for product development at a lower cost than developing their own in-house navigation solutions. And many of the technologies and core capabilities that they turn to stem from prior research and development into government and military applications. As projects mature, they transition into industry-leading products and services. Navsys’ industry partners and customers then go on to customize these capabilities into commercial applications in the marketplace.

One of the key technology/products that Navsys is pursuing includes InterNav modular GPS/inertial embedded software. It provides a real-time tightly coupled GPS/inertial solution that can be precisely aligned with additional sensors, including digital video products and laser rangefinders.

 

InterNav software provides geo-registration for SAFIRE.

InterNav software may be embedded into OEM applications including commercial-off-the-shelf GPS/INS systems, unmanned platform navigation and stabilization systems, and remote sensing geo-registration. The above graphic shows how InterNav provides highly accurate geo-registration for FLIR’s Star SAFIRE electro-optic imaging system.

With other key customers such as KVH also using InterNav in some of its integrated inertial products, Navsys appears to be well on its way to penetrating a market segment that has previously been a space occupied by companies such as Applanix, Teledyne, and iMAR.

Another area where Navsys has had some success is GNSS simulation and test. The GNSS Signal Architect product suite includes Simulation and Toolbox software and test-set hardware.

 

Simulations of GPS or GLONASS are created based on static or dynamic scenarios. Users specify a complete set of simulation parameters, including receiver/satellite profiles and delay/noise error modeling. Playing back the simulation as an RF signal provides accurate and repeatable signals for GNSS receiver testing.

 

Signal architect user.

Toolbox includes a number of GNSS MATLAB utilities, including geographical, satellite geometry and receiver design/analysis tools. Test set is made up of a signal control unit computer and a software-defined radio and includes a wideband transceiver daughterboard.

Navsys has in the past provided extremely accurate GPS scenario generation software for end-user GPS simulator products, and the SatGen GNSS signal generator has also been released by Racelogic using Navsys Signal Architect Signal Simulation software.

Other technology/products currently in the works include Precision Geo-Registration and Remote Sensing, Geo-Referenced Imagery, Video-Aided Inertial Navigation and GNSS/Inertial Simulation.

  • GPS/inertial InterNav technology has been used to develop Precision Geo-Registration and Remote Sensing, which extracts precise coordinates from video imagery without requiring any known data points. The key technology advantage is a precision GPS/inertial alignment technique that enables accurate camera alignment and aiming (<1 mrad attitude) using only low‐grade inertial sensors.
  • Video-Aided Inertial Navigation uses an algorithm update technique that leverages image aiding from tracking ground points to further refine alignment accuracy. When combined with the GPS/inertial alignment algorithm, significantly improved alignment accuracy can be achieved over current GPS/inertial integration approaches.

So, as defense spending continues to contract, Navsys and other similar companies with an existing “treasure chest” of technology created for previous military programs are successfully adapting. Not only are skillfully modified, repackaged or even further advanced technologies and products being brought to the commercial marketplace, buttheir approach to business development, marketing and sales is beginning to take on the face of commercial operations. Business plans, carefully chosen projects and internal investment are beginning to replace responses to Commerce Business Daily (CBD) and Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) as a way to conduct business. It’s a brave new commercial world out there and Navsys amongst others is ready, prepared and able to adapt and succeed.

Tony Murfin
GNSS Aerospace

NAVSYS GPS Cell Phone on Display at Smithsonian Press Release, Apr. 12, 2013

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NAVSYS GPS Cell Phone on Display at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first GPS enabled cell phone, developed by NAVSYS Corporation, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s TIME and NAVIGATION exhibition in Washington, D.C. This device marks an important step in GPS history that paved the way for positioning to become the integral component of communications technology that exists today.

NAVSYS, recognized as a leader in navigation solutions and technologies, assisted in the development of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Emergency Vehicle Location System Mayday platform in 1995. To address the need for faster notification and responsiveness during emergencies, NAVSYS was contracted to integrate GPS positioning into a cell phone so that location information could be sent to a communications center for mobile 9-1-1 calls.

One of the enabling technologies NAVSYS developed for this system was LocaterNET. When activated by a user’s In-Vehicle Unit (IVU), LocaterNET collects a snapshot of raw GPS information. That information is then sent to a remote processing system to determine the user’s location. This technique allowed for low power consumption and processing requirements for the IVU, which is vital for small form factor personal navigation and communication devices.

“We are honored to be a part of this exhibition and for the awareness it creates for how GPS technology has advanced many other technologies we use today,” said Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS.

The Smithsonian exhibition covers a multitude of navigation and timing innovations and opens on April 12, 2013. More information on the exhibition can be found here: http://timeandnavigation.si.edu/multimedia-asset/emergency-vehicle-location-system. A detailed description of the LocaterNET Mayday platform can be found here: http://www.navsys.com/papers/95-10-001 Mayday in the Rockies.pdf.

Caption: Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation, standing next to the first GPS enabled cell phone which was developed at NAVSYS and is now on display at the Smithsonian’s Navigation and Time exhibition.

Caption: Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation, standing next to the first GPS enabled cell phone which was developed at NAVSYS and is now on display at the Smithsonian’s Navigation and Time exhibition.

About NAVSYS Corporation

NAVSYS provides specialized GPS products and services to government and commercial industry partners by leveraging core technologies, unique technical expertise, and innovative engineering.

For more information, visit www.NAVSYS.com. ####

NAVSYS Corporation Contact:
14960 Woodcarver Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80921 719-481-4877

 

NAVSYS Announced Finalist in Excellence in Local Industry Awards 2012 Video for Awards Ceremony Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 29, 2012

Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition - Posted on September 17, 2012

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category.

Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced two finalists in seven categories of the awards program that aims to highlight local companies and products. Winners will be unveiled Oct. 16 at The Broadmoor.

Adding a bit of intrigue, one of the category winners will be determined by audience members who will vote by text message during the event, which will feature short videos of all the finalists.

The “People’s Choice” category is still a surprise, said Michael Larson, El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Innovation and master of ceremonies at the event. Audience members won’t find out which category they get to determine until the event.

The idea, Larson said, is to add a little fun to the evening, and to give audience members some ownership over deciding which local business they think is tops. Audience members will text the number of their favorite company and votes will be tallied in real time, Larson said.

“The people who attend that night will be able to vote after watching the videos,” Larson said. “All through the evening, people have the opportunity to vote.”

Organizers announced the finalists this week in seven categories.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award: Intecon and Agilent Technologies.

Business Climate Award: Frontier Airlines and Western Cyber Exchange.

Company to Watch Award: Chromatic Technologies Inc. and NAVSYS Corporation.

Pioneer Award: Olson Plumbing and Heating and The Gazette.

Local Industry Chairperson Award: Pikes Peak Community College, Lance Bolton, president and National Museum of World War II Aviation.

Excellence in Local Industry Master of Ceremonies Innovation Award: RT Logic and Maxx HD Sunglasses.

Manufacturing Company of the Year: Atmel Corporation and Linear Manufacturing.

The awards program was started to showcase trend-setting leaders in diverse industry fields, Larson said.

Past winners have included Chromatic Technologies Inc, which specializes in color-changing inks, and Altia, a software company that specializes in touch-screen technology.

Such primary employers are the heartbeat of the business community, Larson said.

“We can’t lose sight of the purpose of the event and that is to get the message out about great companies in Colorado Springs,” Larson said.

Register for the event at the Chamber/EDC site.

NAVSYS CEO Dr. Alison Brown shows girls the fun in STEM Education Press Release, Oct 12, 2012

NAVSYS CEO Dr. Alison Brown shows girls the fun in STEM Education

Colorado Springs, CO – October 12, 2012 – Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation, joined with other Colorado Springs leaders in business, technology and education to promote Girls STEM Day at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

Girl STEM is a program of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The goal of the event is to spark the interest of young girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and provide support to young women in pursuing education and careers in these areas. AAUW reports that only 20% of girls pursue degrees in STEM fields – a result of bias toward girls in studying in these fields and a lack of confidence the girls have in their own capabilities. The event is designed to introduce the girls to women who have made successful careers in STEM fields and hear from them that they can do it too.

The event attracted over 350 middle-school girls for hands-on science and math activities. Dr. Brown led three workshops titled: “Do you like clues? GPS and Geocaching: How to use GPS technology and mathematics to find hidden treasures on a geocaching expedition”. This is Dr. Browns second year as a STEM volunteer.

NAVSYS Corporation is a research and development small business, focusing on global navigation technologies. A woman-owned business located in Colorado Springs, the company specializes in global positioning systems, inertial navigation systems, and communication systems for both military and commercial applications.

Below are links regarding press coverage of the event in local publications.

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Colorado Springs School for the Deaf and Blind Gazette

Tags: STEM, Women, Girls, science education, math education,

NAVSYS Showcased at Defense Conference The Central Resource, Mar 9, 2012

Local Small Businesses Showcased at Defense Conference

March 9, 2012 by The Central Resource

Contributed by Jill Webb, Director of Business Development, Central Bancorp

As home to a growing defense industry and military presence, Colorado Springs has the honor to host a number of technical conferences each year that discuss the nation’s defense capabilities–present and future.

I had the pleasure this past week to attend one such gathering of minds at the Wide Area Sensing and Communications (WASC) Conference, which brought together some tremendous defense experts and officials including General Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA; General William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command; Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia; and several other Department of Defense officials and industry experts.

These professionals from the commercial and military sectors were here in Colorado Springs to share the latest and greatest in communication and technology platforms that our military and government are using and developing to keep this country safe.

While most of what I saw seemed futuristic and unimaginable, the most interesting aspect of the conference, in my opinion, is that a lot of the technology showcased came from local small businesses right here in Colorado Springs, and they should be commended for their achievements in advancing defense technology.

The following companies were at the conference along with their CEO’s, who shared their latest successes:

Navsys CorporationProvides technical products and services in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis, and software design

SkySentry: A national leader in the investigation and development of high altitude operations

Imprimis Inc: Supports government and private organizations in achieving operational excellence with the effective use of technology

Global Near Space Services: Designs and develops unmanned aerospace systems

Colorado Springs is known for its many great industries, outdoor offerings, and quality of life. Through the work of these industries and more, it has also become the second largest defense industry market in the United States. We should be proud of that accomplishment and celebrate these businesses who are making it happen!

For more information on the WASC Conference, CLICK HERE.

NAVSYS Corporation President Offers Testimony to Congress NAVSYS Press Release, Dec 06, 2011

NAVSYS Corporation President, Dr. Alison Brown, offers Testimony to Congress at a Women’s CEO Panel on Jobs and the Economy

Colorado Springs, CO – December 6, 2011 – Dr. Alison Brown, President CEO of NAVSYS Corporation, joined a panel of six female CEOs to advise congresswomen about the challenges their respective companies and industries face and how current economic policies and regulations affect business growth and job creation. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-R), moderated the panel hosted by women members of the House Republican Conference in Washington D.C. on Monday, December 5. Rodgers, Vice Chair of the Conference, explained that the event’s goal was to bring female industry leaders together to share their perspectives on how to revive the economy, which has suffered 34 consecutive months with an unemployment rate higher than 8 percent.

Dr. Brown kicked off the panel, presenting the issues faced by NAVSYS as a small business specializing in GPS high technology and defense, which is facing delays in contracts that save the military millions of dollars. These delays are resulting in a hiring freeze. “The Air Force is drawing down their costs so rapidly this year that there is no time for them to perform any analysis on the effect of some of their cost cutting measures.”

Brown points to DoD and small business contracting restrictions, access to capital and economic confidence as key issues which need to be addressed to help her and other high tech small businesses.

Brown urged that congress “put teeth into the congressionally mandated small business contracting goals (23%) which have continued to be ignored by the DoD and other agencies, and remove barriers to small business contracting, such as unfair Federal Acquisition Regulations, that are being used to prevent small business competitions. In FY11, the DoD fell short of their small business contracting goals by $12B. This was a 7-year low for the contract dollars

awarded to small businesses and a 28% drop from recent years. These contracts are important to help small businesses grow.”

“Another area of critical concern to me,” added Brown “is the challenge in getting access to working capital. As a result of the Wall Street financial crisis, restrictions have been put on banks that are causing Main Street to suffer. Five years ago, I could invest in a new product development with reasonable certainty that when I started receiving customer orders I could get access to a working line of credit sufficient to pay for bringing onboard new employees and purchasing materials. This is no longer the case. This is a serious problem for any small business planning growth.”

Brown’s final Christmas wish relates to economic climate confidence. “Restore confidence to the business community,” Brown advised the Congresswomen. “Having no plan in place to get out of the debt crisis is hurting business far more, in my opinion, than any of the flaws that opponents have pointed out with each other’s plans for recovery. The worse case situation for businesses, in developing our own strategic plans for growth, is the “no plan” condition that currently exists due to Congressional dead-lock and the inability of the super committee to come up with resolutions.”

Other CEOs testifying on the panel included:

  • Ms. Catherine Heigel – President, Duke Energy South Carolina

  • Ms. Lisa Hook – President & CEO, Neustar, Inc.

  • Ms. Barbara Martin – President & CEO, Vista Health System

  • Ms. Sandra Parrillo – President & CEO, Providence Mutual Fire Insurance

  • Ms. Janet Trautwein – CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters

    A video of the complete panel testimony is available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18952416 About NAVSYS Corporation

Founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown, NAVSYS is an established, growing, and well-respected R&D firm breaking ground in Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Inertial Navigation Systems, and Communication Systems. The company provides specialized GPS products and services for government and commercial customers by leveraging core technologies, unique technical

expertise, and innovative engineering approaches. NAVSYS was the recipient of the prestigious 2007 SBIR Tibbetts Award and the 2008 AFEI Excellence in Enterprise Integration Award.

Contact information:

NASVYS Corporation
14960 Woodcarver Road Colorado Springs, CO 80921 719-481-4877 www.navsys.com

NAVSYS Corporation Receives Innovation and Performance Award NAVSYS Press Release, March 25, 2010

NAVSYS CORPORATION RECEIVES
INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE AWARD

Colorado Springs, CO – On March 17, 2010, Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation accepted an award from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) in Washington, DC. The USWCC Innovation and Performance Award was presented to NAVSYS for exhibiting outstanding innovation and performance on key contracts that significantly bolstered the firm’s ability to secure future opportunities. Under the leadership of Alison Brown, NAVSYS Corporation, which specializes in developing next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, has won seventy-eight Small Business Innovative Research awards. A recent example of innovation achievement is the deployment of the NAVSYS Corporations’ GPS Jammer Location system (JLOC). GPS is critical to the U.S. national infrastructure. The JLOC system detects and provides situational awareness of threats to GPS operation, thereby helping to protect and preserve the vital U.S. national infrastructure.

Dr. Brown said, “It is very gratifying to receive this award in recognition of the outstanding work being done by the NAVSYS’ team to support our warfighters and improve homeland security.”

NAVSYS Corporation is a research and development small business, focusing on global navigation technologies. A woman-owned business located in Colorado Springs, the company specializes in global positioning systems, inertial navigation systems, and communication systems for both military and commercial applications.

NAVSYS CEO Appointed to SBA Regulatory Fairness Board NAVSYS Press Release, March 23, 2010

NAVSYS CEO APPOINTED TO
SBA REGULATORY FAIRNESS BOARD

Colorado Springs, CO – Dr. Alison Brown, President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation has been appointed to serve as a member of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Region VIII Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board. Her term is for three years. Region VIII’s headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, and serves the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Reporting to the SBA National Ombudsman, there are ten regional Regulatory Fairness Boards, with five members on each board. The Regulatory Fairness Boards work with small business owners all over the country. The members provide independent advice and recommendations regarding issues of unfair and/or excessive regulatory enforcement while helping to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to grow, expand, and create jobs.

In commenting on her appointment, Dr. Brown stated, “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the SBA and the small businesses in Region VIII to enable effective and fair implementation of federal regulations.”

NAVSYS Corporation is a research and development small business, focusing on global navigation technologies. A woman-owned business located in Colorado Springs, the company specializes in global positioning systems, inertial navigation systems, and communication systems for both military and commercial applications.  Dr. Brown also serves on the boards of the Mountain States Employers Council, the NDIA Board of Trustees and the Small Business Technology Council.