Imprimis Completes Tactics/Behavior Training for THAAD Replacement Training
11 May, 2012 : EPaul Semmens
Employees of Imprimis Inc. completed the second iteration of THAAD Operator replacement training. Students in this course include soldiers who are going to man the fire control crews for the first THAAD battery, Alpha Battery, 4th ADA Regiment.
Imprimis especially enjoyed training this group of great Americans. Traditionally the classes are half officers and Non-Commissioned Officers and the remainder junior enlisted. This is important because historically, the leaders in the class help mentor the junior soldiers through this tough, demanding course. This class was unique in that it had two junior Non-Commissioned soldiers and the remainder of the class was junior enlisted. The students were bright, engaged and set records for academic excellence.
Imprimis and their prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, teach what is probably the hardest course ever taught for Air Defense Artillery battery level personnel in the history of the U.S. Army. The tactics and behavior portion of the course was developed to Training and Doctrine Command standards. The examinations are closed book for the tactics/behavior portion of the course and the exam passing score for all portions of the course is 90%. In order to understand the engagement algorithms of the system, the students are taught college level science and mathematics ideas. In order to succeed, the students have to engage in class and study very hard.
A big HUAH from i2 to the soldiers of A/4! They might defend you and me someday and we should be confident they will succeed.
Strong Men, Strong Faith
19 Feb, 2012 : EPaul Semmens
Imprimis Co-founder and Principal, E. Paul Semmens hosted a men’s conference in Huntsville, Alabama that drew 600 men.
E. Paul is the Executive Coordinator of Broadsword, which is the Northern Alabama chapter of an Alabama Catholic Men’s organization called Strong Men, Strong Faith. SMSF sponsors 2-3 conferences per year where speakers from all walks of life share their faith journey.
The featured speakers were Phillip Rivers, the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers and Deacon Alex Jones from Detroit. Both shared wonderful stories how they integrated Christ into their daily lives.
E Paul Semmens welcomes the conference attendees
Phillip Rivers, Quarterback for the San Diego Chargers
Deacon Alex Jones from Detroit
Public cyber security awareness seminar promotes local preparedness
25 Oct, 2011 : Helen Rome
The City of Colorado Springs, home to many critical national security assets and has special community competencies related to defense and information technology, is pleased to announce participation and support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). In particular, the City supports a nationally-recognized “Champion” cyber security awareness seminar to be hosted in Colorado Springs, October 26 – 27, and open to the public:
“Promoting and Supporting Cybersecurity Preparedness at the Local Level: A Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Seminar”
Hosted by The Western Cyber Exchange, www.rmtech.org/cyber
As part of the event, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) and Colorado Springs Utilities will be attending a special training and certification track, along with personnel from USNORTHCOM, and law enforcement computer crime experts from across the State of Colorado. The benefit to the community, law enforcement and our military from this highly specialized track will be delivery of advanced mobile phone forensics training. Mobile phones are becoming increasingly exploited by hackers, utilized in connection with explosives against our troops, and relied upon for the prosecution of cyber crime.
The City looks forward to supporting this event and participating with the Western Cyber Exchange in its efforts to create a community cybersecurity centerpiece for the advancement of improved cybersecurity resilience, integration with national cybersecurity programs, cybersecurity job creation, and economic development in this key area. The seminar will feature two days of information covering a variety of emerging cyber security topics: mobile device security, SCADA and Smart Grid, and mission assurance of tenant military commands in Colorado Springs. IT professionals, business leaders, military and government personnel, and anyone interested in learning about cybersecurity and local cybersecurity efforts is welcome to register to attend at www.rmtech.org/cyber. The event will be held October 26 – 27, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.
The media may contact Ms. Helen Rome, 719.785.0399, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to make inquiries about Cellebrite demonstrations or to inquire about the Western Cyber Exchange efforts in Colorado Springs.
LOCKHEED MARTIN-RAYTHEON TEAM WILL APPLY PROVEN EXPERIENCE IN BIDDING FOR GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE DEFENSE CONTRACT
7 Dec, 2010 : Lockheed Martin
Team Receives MDA’s Final Request for Proposal; Additional Companies Join Team
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 3, 2010 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team competing for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract has received the final request for proposal from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
MDA issued the request for proposal Dec. 2, with a submission due date of Jan. 28. The contract will continue development, manufacturing, test, training, operations support and sustainment support of the GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, which protects the nation, our allies and friends against limited ballistic missile attack.
"This team is prepared and enthusiastic about our offer to support this critical national asset," said Mathew J. Joyce, GMD vice president and program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "Backed by proven performance and domain expertise, our bid will assure a smooth transition. The entire Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team is dedicated to a transparent partnership with the MDA and GMD program office."
Lockheed Martin will be prime contractor and systems integrator. The Lockheed Martin-led team will perform work at all major GMD sites: Huntsville, Ala.; Fort Greely, Alaska; Eareckson Air Station, Alaska; Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
In addition to the GMD Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, Raytheon will provide systems engineering, development, modeling and simulation, operations and sustainment, manufacturing, testing and training.
“Three additional companies have joined our best-of-industry team,” said Joyce. Bluespring Software will provide software tools for modeling, analysis and process improvement. Mission Solutions Engineering will provide systems engineering and software development support. Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions will provide software support services.
The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon GMD team also includes: Alaska Aerospace Corporation, ARES Corporation, ATK Aerospace Systems, Bechtel National Inc., CohesionForce Inc., Dynetics Inc., Harris Corporation, Imprimis Inc., IroquoiSystems Inc., NANA Development Corporation’s ASTS-Akima Logistics Services Joint Venture, Northrop Grumman Corporation as an OEM provider, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Oregon Iron Works Inc., Quadrus Corporation, QuantiTech Inc. and TDX Power Inc.
Strategic partners Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have developed systems that have achieved more than 50 intercepts in testing and combat – more than any other team. The team’s credentials include more than 30 years of experience in missile defense development, production, testing and fielding, more than 50 years of experience in strategic weapon system operations and sustainment, and award-winning performance-based logistics expertise.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.
Lynn Fisher, Lockheed Martin, 408-742-7606; email@example.com
John Patterson, Raytheon, 520-794-4559; firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, go to: www.lockheedmartin.com/gmd
Trust Anchor LLC and Imprimis Inc. (i2) jointly announce the launch of i2IS
27 Oct, 2010 :
Trust Anchor LLC and Imprimis Inc. (i2) jointly announce the launch of i2IS (i2
Information Security) a cybersecurity firm offering full spectrum solutions for the commercial and government markets.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co, October 27, 2010 – Trust Anchor LLC and Imprimis Inc. (i2) jointly announce the launch of i2IS (i2 Information Security) a cybersecurity firm offering full spectrum solutions for the commercial and government markets. i2IS brings together the expertise of Doug DePeppe and Seth Kulakow combined with the Defense sector capabilities of i2 and its data center and secure cloud computing subsidiary Dancing Horse Technology (DHT) to deliver a platform based suite of cybersecurity solutions and professional services. This cross-disciplinary team will leverage the synergies from the respective intellectual know-how of its experts, along with DHT's delivery platform and security technology solutions, to solve vexing business and government cybersecurity challenges.
SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES: The team will offer risk mitigation solutions and strategies in the cybersecurity market in the categories of training, governance, data center support and network security, and strategic consulting:
• Cybersecurity awareness and executive risk mitigation training
• Internal governance and information security compliance
• eDiscovery governance and policy
• Cybersecurity business opportunity consulting
• Network architecture security design and support services
• Secure cloud computing
• Incident response and recovery
• Data breach response
• Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
• Cybersecurity information sharing and public-private partnership advising
• Strategic cybersecurity technical and consulting services
• Speaking engagements
• Expert testimony
OUR TEAM: Doug DePeppe, co-founder of Trust Anchor, is a cybersecurity attorney providing crossdiscipline consulting that integrates cybersecurity-related law, policy, strategy, governance and information sharing practices, in support of government and commercial clients. He is an advisor to the IT-ISAC Operations Center (Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center) which
operates under the framework of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP); serves on the Board of Advisors, National Institute of Science, Space, and Security Centers (NISSSC), University of Colorado - Colorado Springs; and also teaches “Cybersecurity for Business and Government Leaders” there in the
NISSSC Center for Homeland Security. Mr. DePeppe has also supported the State of Colorado Chief information Security Officer in developing a cybersecurity awareness training strategy. Previously, Mr. DePeppe was the legal advisor to US-CERT and the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and also supported the newly created NCCIC (National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center). He has also served as legal advisor to the Army Network Operations Security Center, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal, and as operations counsel supporting cyber, space and missile defense operations at Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces STRATCOM. In 2009, Mr. DePeppe served on the Lawyers Working Group, National Security Staff, for the White House 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review.
Until recently leaving government, Seth Kulakow, currently of Inceptara, was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Colorado. As the CISO, he was responsible for the state's Information Assurance and Compliance programs. In this capacity, Mr. Kulakow was a voting member of a key DHS structure under the NIPP, the SLTTGCC (State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council), as well as serving as a member of the Multi-State ISAC (MS-ISAC), an organization charged with implementation duties under the NIPP framework. He planned and implemented several information security and cybersecurity programs with a statewide scope while serving as the Colorado CISO. Prior to joining the Governor's Office of Information Technology, Mr. Kulakow was the Information Security Officer for Denver International Airport (DIA), ranked the 4th busiest airport in the nation and the 10th busiest in the world. During his tenure at DIA, he created and managed a peer-recognized first-of-its-kind (in any US airport) full-time security program from its infancy to a best practice repeatable program. The program covered every facet of security from risk analysis and assessment, compliance, system auditing, penetration testing and forensics, to ingress and egress controls. Mr. Kulakow brings world-class cybersecurity technical and programmatic expertise to the team.
Together, i2 and DHT provide expertise in training, program management, technology and engineering, operational integration services, network design and engineering, cloud computing, and full-scope data center support. i2 has a successful track record of providing education and training products to
government clients. I2 operates a NISPOM-compliant, secure facility to support classified information security requirements. DHT is a state-of-the-art data center business offering remote enterprise security solutions.
The combined team resources of i2IS will offer a novel, data center platform-based integration of risk mitigation solutions for the cybersecurity market: training, policies, network monitoring/scanning/secure cloud computing, and cybersecurity market strategy. i2IS is eligible for sole source contracting as a Disabled Veteran-owned small business. Doug DePeppe will continue to provide independent consulting and legal compliance services through Trust Anchor.
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Lockheed Adds Locals
18 Aug, 2010 : From staff reports
Huntsville Times, The (AL)
August 18, 2010
Lockheed Adds Locals
Author: From staff reports
Section: Local Business
More businesses join team seeking missile contract
Lockheed Martin's push to win a key missile defense contract took a decidedly Huntsville flavor Tuesday with the announcement of several local businesses joining the team.
The defense contractor had already included Raytheon Missile Systems, Alaska Aerospace and NANA Development in its pursuit of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract.
"These companies form a best-of-industry team that provides unmatched credentials for this critical missile defense contract," said Mathew J. Joyce, GMD vice president and program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "The composition of our team also reflects the key role of Alabama in this element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.
"As prime contractor and systems integrator, Lockheed Martin's program office will be headquartered in Huntsville."
Huntsville-based Dynetics will perform cyber support training and systems engineering principally in Huntsville and Colorado Springs, including information assurance, modeling and simulation, system analysis, ground and flight test support and training.
"Dynetics has had a relationship for many years with Lockheed Martin," said Dynetics CEO Dr. Marc Bendickson. "We've teamed up to provide the government with our combined missile defense capabilities on the THAAD program for the past 15 years and on the Targets and Countermeasures program for the past seven.
"We are pleased to offer our expertise and resources to support this critically important program for the nation."
QuantiTech, another of several Huntsville-based small businesses on the team, will provide ground-based interceptor support primarily in demilitarization and disposal planning.
"QuantiTech is excited and ready to bring our unique demilitarization planning capability to the Lockheed Martin GMD Team," CEO Sheila Brown said.
"In executing this contract, we will leverage the critical skills and expertise of Raytheon employees across the company and in Huntsville," said Frank Wyatt, Raytheon vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems. "Raytheon has a strong commitment to the Huntsville area."
Copyright, 2010, The Huntsville Times. All Rights Reserved.
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LOCKHEED MARTIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PARTNERS FOR GMD DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINMENT CONTRACT
17 Aug, 2010 : Lynn Fisher
LOCKHEED MARTIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PARTNERS FOR GMD DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINMENT CONTRACT
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 17, 2010 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that additional companies have joined its team to pursue the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract, in addition to strategic partner Raytheon Missile Systems and partners Alaska Aerospace and NANA Development Corporation.
“These companies form a best-of-industry team that provides unmatched credentials for this critical missile defense contract,” said Mathew J. Joyce, GMD vice president and program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. “Each partner company brings the technical know-how, domain expertise and mission understanding needed for the development and sustainment of this key strategic asset.”
Continued Joyce, “The composition of our team also reflects the key role of Alabama in this element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. As prime contractor and systems integrator, Lockheed Martin’s program office will be headquartered in Huntsville, and we will have operations at each GMD site, aided by our partners to assure customer responsiveness and efficiency.” In addition to Huntsville, work will be performed at Fort Greely, Alaska, Eareckson Air Station, Alaska, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
“In executing this contract, we will leverage the critical skills and expertise of Raytheon employees across the company and in Huntsville,” said Frank Wyatt, Raytheon vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems. “Raytheon has a strong commitment to the Huntsville area.” As a strategic partner to Lockheed Martin in this pursuit, Raytheon’s role will span systems engineering, development, modeling and simulation, manufacturing, testing, training, and operations and sustainment at all of the key GMD sites.
Huntsville-based partner companies announced today are the following.
Dynetics Inc. will perform cyber support training and systems engineering principally in Huntsville and Colorado Springs, Colo., including information assurance, modeling and simulation, system analysis, ground and flight test support and training. “Dynetics has had a relationship for many years with Lockheed Martin. We’ve teamed up to provide the government with our combined missile defense capabilities on the THAAD program for the past 15 years and on the Targets and Countermeasures program for the past seven,” said Dr. Marc Bendickson, chief executive officer, Dynetics. “We are pleased to offer our expertise and resources to support this critically important program for the nation.”
QuantiTech Inc., one of several Huntsville-based small businesses on the team, will provide Ground-based Interceptor support primarily in demilitarization and disposal planning. “QuantiTech is excited and ready to bring our unique demilitization planning capability to the Lockheed Martin GMD Team,” said Sheila Brown, chief executive officer, QuantiTech.
ARES Corporation will perform engineering services for reliability, availability and maintainability.
CohesionForce Inc. will provide software and system engineering services for ground systems development, as well as test and evaluation services for the system.
IroquoiSystems Inc. will perform engineering services for modeling and simulation and open architecture framework.
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Nation-wide partner companies announced today are the following.
ATK Aerospace Systems will manufacture and provide maintenance and sustainment support for Ground-based Interceptor components.
Bechtel National Inc. will provide proven expertise on launch site components (LSC), including engineering support for operations, maintenance and upgrades of the LSC it designed, supplied, and installed, and will perform schedule integration for the operational asset management system.
Harris Corporation will provide proven maintenance and sustainment for the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS) Data Terminal (IDT), a key component that provides the data link to send target updates from the GMD Fire Control to the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle.
Imprimis Inc. will provide expert training support services at Huntsville, Colorado Springs, Vandenberg and Fort Greely.
Oregon Iron Works Inc. will perform silo refurbishment.
TDX Power Inc. will provide facility expertise for the missile field power supply.
Alaska-based Alaska Aerospace Corporation will provide operations and maintenance support at Fort Greely and Vandenberg, and NANA Development Corporation’s Sivuniq and Akima Logistics Services companies will provide logistics management, engineering and supply support services at Fort Greely and Huntsville.
The Lockheed Martin team will apply proven experience to ensure the reliability and readiness of the GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, which protects the nation, our allies and friends against limited ballistic missile attack. Strategic partners Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have developed systems that combined have achieved more than 50 intercepts in testing and combat – more than any other team. The team’s credentials include more than 30 years of experience in missile defense development, production, testing and fielding, more than 50 years of experience in strategic weapon system operations and sustainment, and award-winning performance-based logistics expertise.
The Missile Defense Agency has announced that it will issue a final request for proposals GMD Development and Sustainment this year and award the contract in 2011. The contract will entail development, manufacturing, test, training, operations support and sustainment support of the GMD element.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.
There have been satellites, rockets, space shuttles and space stations orbiting the globe for half a century now.
On the other hand, there is a region of the atmosphere that’s barely been touched. A handful of Colorado Springs companies and organizations are eyeing the stratosphere — a band of the Earth’s atmosphere that begins at about 60,000 feet and reaches up 30 miles above the surface — as a resource that offers many of the advantages of space at a much lower cost and with far more flexibility.
To help get this stratospheric industry off the ground, the Springs-based Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance is organizing the nation’s first High Altitude and Near Space Conference beginning Monday in Englewood, to bring together business, military, scientific and emergency management groups with an eye on the sky.
“The whole reason we’re doing the conference is we think it offers huge economic potential,” said Michael Semmens, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance. “How big, I don’t know, but it can be very, very large.”
To establish a beachhead in the stratosphere, companies have to build a vehicle that can get there and stay there. The technology is called HALE — “high altitude, long endurance.” They’re serious about the “endurance” part: Boeing is working on a vehicle that could stay aloft for five years at a stretch, although most developers are shooting for a more modest several months.
The idea is that if you can keep a vehicle up for weeks or months or years at a time, and give it enough engine power to fight the relatively mild stratospheric winds and stay in place over a spot on the ground, then you can use it like a satellite for communications or surveillance.
Even better, you can launch that high-altitude vehicle in a matter of hours, to cope with a natural disaster or provide surveillance in a new area, and at a price that’s a fraction of a rocket launch. Then, if there’s a problem or once the emergency passes, you can bring the unit down and save it for later.
The military potential is enormous, but there are also potential markets in emergency management, border patrol, environmental and scientific monitoring and telecommunications.
“Just use your imagination,” said Charlie Lambert, CEO of SkySentry, one of two Colorado Springs companies pursuing near space. “Once these things are up and running, the uses are going to be boundless.”
With the military know-how in Colorado Springs and the space industry in Colorado, our region could be a leading player in high altitude, said Ron Oholendt, president of Global Near Space Services, the other local company.
“This really can be the center, the hub, of the United States for this kind of technology development,” Oho-lendt said.
Mark Volcheff, executive director of the Springs-based Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance, said that’s the idea behind the conference.
“I think this conference plays into a sweet spot of an area that’s not covered well in other parts of the country,” he said. “This is going to be a growing, growing industry.”
Global Near Space Services was founded in 2006 and has 15 employees. The company has developed an aerostat — a tethered blimp that operates at low altitudes — to test its unique airfoil shape. It’s looking for customers for the aerostat, used in surveillance and research, while it works on a high-altitude version that can stay aloft for up to four months.
“With our technology, we can provide much greater capability than any aerostat that’s flying,” Oholendt said.
SkySentry is designing its own HALE craft using a different approach (which Lambert is keeping under wraps for now), while it operates a third-party aerostat as a technology testbed and works on communications and surveillance problems for clients.
SkySentry was founded in 2004 after Lambert retired from the Air Force. The company has 10 full-time and 10 part-time employees.
It’s not just small companies that are chasing high altitude, however. Giant firms such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are building their own HALE vehicles.
Although those companies are spending hundreds of millions on the technology, small, nimble companies can still lead the way, said Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force major general who is helping to organize the conference.
Consider the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, Rayburn said. Those vital pieces of equipment are built by a small company (General Atomics) that’s succeeded in a field crowded with giant defense contractors.
“There’s always going to be plenty of room for small companies,” he said.
The rewards are big, but so are the challenges.
Near space isn’t new — U2 spy planes have been up there since the 1950s, and weather balloons longer than that. These days, Global Hawk surveillance drones prowl the upper reaches of the sky, but can stay aloft for only 36 hours at a time.
If it were easy to put a blimp or a plane up there and keep it there, it would have been done long before now.
In many ways, the stratosphere is trickier territory than space. A HALE vehicle needs enough lift to stay aloft in tenuous air. It has to deal with huge temperature variations. It has to have a source of power that lasts for weeks, months or years, day and night. It needs enough engine power to stay in place. It needs a payload capacity large enough to be useful and operating costs low enough to be attractive.
“The physics are very unforgiving up there,” Lambert said. “You can’t afford a gram of extra weight in the stratosphere.”
Most HALE developers, including Global Near Space Services and SkySentry, believe a helium- or hydrogen-filled airship is the most promising approach, while others, including Boeing, think an ultra-efficient aircraft can do the job. All of the vehicles are designed to be unmanned and remotely operated.
Both local companies think they can build a working vehicle in the next two years or so.
“What’s interesting about a capability like this is, once you have it, people are going to find ways to incorporate it,” Semmens said. “The applications that can be put on a high-altitude device can really impact our lives.”
The first High Altitude and Near Space Conference opens Oct. 19 in Englewood. Go to rockymountaintechnol ogy.org for information.
Imprimis, Inc. Continues its Support of the United States Army
25 Sep, 2009 : Helen Porter
Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 25, 2009
Imprimis, Inc. Continues its Support of the United States Army.
Imprimis, Incorporated, as a member of the SGIS team, has been awarded the Space and Missile Defense Initiatives Support III (SMDIS III) contract supporting US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). Imprimis will continue its long standing tradition of providing world class missile defense and space operations expertise in support of USASMDC/ARSTRAT and United States Army.
The SMDIS III contract provides SETA and operational support services for the five core USASMDC/ARSTRAT mission areas: Space, Missile Defense, Information Operations, Global Strike and C4ISR. Imprimis’ expertise and experience with Integrated Missile Defense (IMD), Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS), Space Operations, Modeling and Simulation and Exercises and Wargames provides integrated and multifaceted support to SMDC/ARSTRAT.
ABOUT IMPRIMIS, INCORPORATED - Imprimis, Inc. (i2) is a small business headquartered in Colorado Springs with offices in Huntsville-AL, El Paso – TX, and Omaha – NE.
I2 was founded in October 2004 with the mission to support government and private organizations in achieving operational excellence with the effective use of technology…turning technology into capability. Presently, i2 serves government agencies and laboratories such as the Missile Defense Agency (MDA); Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Program Office; the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM); the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD); Army Research Laboratories (ARL); and the US Air Force Academy Research and Development Centers.
With locations nationwide, SGIS provides services and solutions specializing in the areas of Intelligence Analysis, Information Technology, Engineering/ Integration, Training and Cyber Security. SGIS supports critical services for Intelligence and Defense community customers as well as customers at the state and local levels.
For additional information on Imprimis, Incorporated and its role in SMDIS III, contact Helen Porter or visit www.imprimis-inc.com.
High Altitude and Near Space Conference Coming to Colorado
25 Aug, 2009 : Eric Savage
High Altitude and Near Space Conference Coming to Colorado
Imprimis, Incorporated (i2) and The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance (RMTA) are proud to present the inaugural High Altitude and Near Space Conference to be held at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, Colorado from October 19-21, 2009.
The Mission of the Near Space Conference is to provide an ongoing forum for the presentation and perpetuation of Near Space technology development, policy, and commercialization. This will be accomplished though the acquisition and presentation of relevant information and collaboration. The goal is to assist Government, Commercial and Educational organizations to develop systems, procedures and policies that will add to the Nation’s economic growth, technological independence and physical security.
With the cornerstones of innovation, ingenuity, creativity and passion, the Near Space Conference is committed to becoming America’s leading venue for the discussion, promotion and advancement of Near Space technology, policy and development.
Invited Keynote Speakers include General Victor E. Renuart, Jr., Commander, USNORTHCOM; Lieutenant Governor Barbara O’Brien, State of Colorado, Co-Chair, Colorado Space Coalition; Mr. Steve Landeene, Executive Director, Spaceport America New Mexico and Major General Michael C. Kostelnik, USAF (Ret.), Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air & Marine, US Customs and Border Protection.
Invited Panel Leaders include Dr. Tom Bowles, Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Science Advisor, State of New Mexico; Mr. Mike Meermans, Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation; Mr. Ron “Oly” Oholendt, President, Global Near Space Systems and Mr. Will Whitehorn, President, Virgin Galactic.
For additional conference and registration information, please call 719-785-0399 visit the RMTA website at www.rmtech.org and click on the Near Space Conference banner.
Imprimis to Provide R&D Support to Air Force Academy
25 Aug, 2009 : Eric Savage
Imprimis to Provide R&D Support to Air Force Academy
Imprimis, Incorporated (i2) currently supports the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) through the Academy’s Dean of Research and Development (R&D) Contract which includes 10 research centers and 2 institutes. Bridging industry and academia, i2 is proud to support USAFA cadets and faculty in innovative and collaborative research.
i2 employees currently perform the following research in conjunction with USAFA cadets and faculty:
Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC) research related to FalconSAT and Circuit Payload Interfaces
Innovative research in Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Research in Bacterial Adhesion Mechanisms and Lifecycles on Various Surfaces
Research in Molecular Biology supporting the Human Environmental Research Center (HERC)
i2 currently has four employees on site in support of the R&D effort. Imprimis plans to expand their support, particularly in areas of UAV/UAS and Renewable Energy.
Imprimis Begins Support of US Strategic Command
1 Jul, 2009 : Eric Savage
Imprimis Begins Support of US Strategic Command
Imprimis, Incorporated (i2) has recently begun its support of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) through the USAMS II contract vehicle. USSTRATCOM is one of the ten Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Department of Defense, headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska.
It is charged with space operations, information operations, missile defense, global command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, global strike and strategic deterrence, and combating weapons of mass destruction.
As a subcontractor to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), i2 is responsible for providing Missile Defense expertise and support to the Quadrennial Defense Review and to the J81’s Missile Defense Capability Assessment. Additionally, i2 personnel provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on Integrated Missile Defense (IMD) to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program and USSTRATCOM.
Inaugural Global New Energy Summit is a Huge Success
1 May, 2009 : Eric Savage
Inaugural Global New Energy Summit is a Huge Success
Over three hundred people attended the Inaugural Global New Energy Summit (GNES) held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from March 22-24, 2009. The summit, sponsored in part by Imprimis, Incorporated (i2) and the Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance (RMTA) was declared a major success by Michael G. Semmens, President of i2 and Chairman of RMTA.
Unlike any other new energy conference, this groundbreaking summit brought together world renowned panelists and showcased the latest innovation and applications in nuclear, solar, wind, water and bio-fuels along with energy storage and security experts.
With a clear focus on strategic thinking and long-term perspectives, this event provided attendees with an opportunity to understand emerging trends and opportunities in new energy globally, along with international public policy initiatives.
Former Senator Pietro “Pete” Domenici, State of New Mexico was the Summit’s Honorary Chairman and gave the opening keynote address.
Other speakers include Michael Anastasio – Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tom Hunter – Director, Sandia National Laboratories; Geoffrey West – President and Distinguished Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Anup Jacob – Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund; Ike Richardson – Deputy Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Les Shepherd – Vice President Energy and Critical/Global Infrastructures, Strategic Unit, Sandia National Laboratories; and Ambassador C. Paul Robinson – Principal, Advanced Reactor Concepts; Former Director, Sandia National Laboratories.
Plans are already underway for the 2nd Annual Global New Energy Summit tentatively scheduled to be held again in Santa Fe in early to mid 2010.
Imprimis, Inc. Finishes Tactical Training for THAAD
1 Jan, 2009 : Jim Furnier
Imprimis Inc just completed the tactical training for the first fielded THAAD battery. The course set several firsts in the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. It was the first course that required the stringent standard of 90% for a passing grade and it was the first course in TRADOC history that taught the same tasks to officers and junior enlisted. The students were very complementary of the course. One student summed it up when he said “this course prepared me for certification”, testimony to the professionalism and caring of the i2 instructors. I2 is presently planning for the training of the next battery and looks forward to incorporating the lessons learned from Battery 1 and applying them to Battery 2. I2 was very pleased to team so efficiently with Lockheed Martin who conducted the operator New Equipment Training (NET).
Imprimis Announces the Acquisition of Dancing Horse Technology
1 Jan, 2009 : Eric Savage
Imprimis Announces the Acquisition of Dancing Horse Technology
Imprimis, Incorporated (i2) is once again “Turning Technology into Capability” with the acquisition of Dancing Horse Technology, Incorporated (DHT).
Founded in 2004 by Joe Thompson, Dancing Horse Technology was created to dispel the myth that consulting firms lacked dedication and honesty in regards to customer care. Mr. Thompson’s professional philosophy has always been “put the customer first”. His dedication to that philosophy was one of the major attributes that first caught the attention of i2 management.
From development and design, training, and day to day support DHT maintains a broad offering of services and expertise that can assist any business, regardless of size. This assistance is provided to the customer in what DHT calls “packaged bundles”.
Packaged bundles were created from years of examination and analysis. DHT discovered that the market lacked the offerings needed to provide flexibility to small and medium sized businesses.
DHT’s expertise includes Voice & Data Convergence including an end-to-end network engineering approach to support Voice over IP (VoIP) and Avaya telephony expertise.
DHT also has extensive Infrastructure Expertise to include multi-site VPN and remote worker centric solutions and an “Uptime is Paramount” attitude towards redundancy and fault tolerant solutions. In addition, DHT is able to leverage network infrastructure experience and acumen to create customized solutions for growth and availability.
Finally, DHT can provide unequalled Support & Administration Services through multi-platform server support, administration and deployment, desktop and end user support, managed service contracts for outsourced IT department solutions, advanced application support and a variety of datacenter hosted /co-location solutions.
For more information about Dancing Horse Technology, Incorporated, please call us at 719-955-3732 or visit us on the web at www.dancinghorsetechnology.com.
Imprimis Co-Founder Published in ADA Online
1 Jul, 2007 : Jim Furnier
E. Paul Semmens has continued to add to the development of the Air Defense doctrine through his most recent article: "Air Defense Artillery Doctrine: Is it Time for a Change?" published in a three part series beginning in the 27 June edition of Air Defense Artillery Magazine Online.
In this article, E Paul has proposed the branch must reexamine the assumptions that support the current principles of Air Defense with regard to the Air and Missile system capabilities available today.
E. Paul writes, "An update of the principles seems appropriate as the branch now faces a much larger and more sophisticated air and missile defense threat on future battlefields. One can anticipate that in the Pacific, or in the Middle East, air defenders will face ballistic missile attacks of various calibers utilizing saturation firing tactics, along with synchronized cruise missile attacks. One Patriot battery assigned to each asset on the commander’s defended asset list will not be enough to ensure the defense of the highest value targets. These situations will call for a massed and mixed defense—[and the] precise definition [of these principles and guidelines] is worthy of a branch-wide discussion; one that needs to start now."
In a successful test flight on January 26, THAAD intercepted a scud-type ballistic missile at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. This was the first THAAD flight test at the PMRF. This integrated test proved THAAD’s capability to acquire, discriminate, track, and kill an incoming threat to US or allied personnel and assets.