ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2015) — Two technology companies located in Central Florida Research Park have earned admission to a very exclusive club—as prime contractors in the U.S. Navy’s Seaport-E program, a highly secure online community of U.S. businesses qualified to service U.S. Navy and Marine Corps programs.
RSS Logistics and Vision Engineering, both client companies of the UCF Business Incubation Program, were recently notified they rank among the 2,400 U.S. businesses permitted to bid on an estimated $5.3 billion in annual Seaport-E contracts.
Seaport-E organizes the supply of professional services for 22 functional defense areas that range from engineering to modeling and simulation to supplies, provisioning and training.
For RSS Logistics, which focuses on Integrated Product Support, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation and Manufacturing services, Seaport-E significantly expands the company’s market scope. RSS Logistics already has more than 15 years of experience providing defense industry services.
RSS partnered with three large defense contractors and another incubator client – H2 IT Solutions – in their proposal. H2 IT will combine their software design and logistics expertise with that of RSS to provide a more comprehensive solution to a number of Navy and Marine Corps needs.
Last year, as a subcontractor to another company, RSS Logistics provided Integrated Logistics Support to modify the Italian Navy’s AV-8B Harrier II Trainer and Simulator.
Vision Engineering provides engineering services in optics and photonics for aerospace applications. Vision is already doing work for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. Seaport-E provides the opportunity to be a prime contractor on additional work for Dahlgren as well as other Naval commands. Since opening an operations facility at Kennedy Space Center in 2012, Vision Engineering has grown from seven to 17 specialized technology workers.
“RSS Logistics and Vision Engineering are two examples that illustrate the benefits of programs to support the growth of startup enterprises,” said Gordon Hogan, director of the UCF Business Incubation Program.
“Both companies have made remarkable strides in their fields, and the benefits that accrue to Central Florida in terms of well-paid technology jobs are enormous,” Hogan said.
For more information, media should contact
Ed Logue, CEO, Vision Engineering, 407-947-4653 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Coronado, Co-Founder, RSS Logistics, 407-910-1146 email@example.com
Carol Ann Dykes, Sire Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com
About RSS Logistics:
Since 2011, Reliable Systems Solutions (RSS) has provided reliability engineering services to commercial and DoD prime contractors. RSS has always risen to the challenge of new and evolving technologies, techniques and capabilities to meet their customers’ needs. Their reliability engineering services has evolved in response to customers’ requirements, forming RSS Logistics. Their expertise is central to the board range of management, engineering and integrated logistics support throughout the acquisition life cycle.
About Vision Engineering Solutions, LLC:
Vision Engineering Solutions provides advanced sensing solutions for defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. With expert engineering services and customized electro-optical data collection systems, Vision supports and performs all aspects of the data life cycle, from requirements specification, to data collection and analysis. Vision’s highly capable team has extensive experience across a wide breadth of applications.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.518 on regional sales and $2.488 on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.