News ItemFebruary 2018 Park Post
COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION NEWS
MSI Receives DMEA Contract
MicroNet Solutions (MSI), located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP), is one of three companies awarded positions on a potential ten-year, $800 million contract vehicle to provide engineering services to help the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) develop technology insertions and applications in support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s requirements. The three companies will compete for task orders to address issues with electronics software and hardware.
Raytheon Takes Lead on Navy Contract
Raytheon’s Albuquerque site, located in the SS&TP, is taking the lead on a $79 million U.S. Navy contract to work on a new advanced telemetry system for the Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. Winning the contract is partly due to the Albuquerque site’s Mobile Range, a product that can be used for various forms of testing and data collection, as well as the local operation’s unique regional resources and special experts. Anticipation for this Navy contract on top of other large contracts caused Raytheon to hire new employees and expand its facilities in the Park.
AURP Holds Program at the SS&TP and Sandia
The SS&TP Program Office recently hosted the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Introduction to Research Parks (I2RP) program. Leaders from research parks across the country gathered for two days to learn about the SS&TP’s successful public-private partnership. Participants heard presentations from SS&TP partners and local community leaders, toured two Sandia facilities, attended a reception at the C3
Downtown office in the UNM Lobo Rainforest building, visited TEAM Technologies and the Technology Leadership High School in the Park, and were given a windshield tour of the SS&TP.
Blood Drive in the Park Helps Local Community
SS&TP companies and organizations recently participated in the first of four United Blood Services blood drives planned for 2018. The first blood drive resulted in 12 participants who donated their blood to help local area hospitals in need. The generosity of the donors potentially resulted in saving over 36 lives. The blood drives are intended as an opportunity for SS&TP residents to give back to their local community.