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Battlespace, Inc. awarded SeaPort-e contract
May 31, 2005

Battlespace is proud to be a prime contractor among the firms awarded SeaPort-e contracts from Naval Sea Systems Command.

From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs:

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A quantum step forward in the Virtual Systems (VS) Command initiatives occurred May 31, as the Navy awarded 504 Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) for support services under the Rolling Admission provision of SeaPort-e. SeaPort-e allows the Navy to more efficiently contract needed services from private sector businesses to get better service while reducing administrative costs. These MACs are for support services for all phases of weapon systems acquisition, including Research & Development Support, Prototyping, Acquisition Logistics, Modeling, Test & Evaluation Trials and Engineering Support and will be utilized by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs and the U.S. Marine Corps.

"SeaPort-e reflects a tangible example of the transformation occurring within the Virtual Systems Command," said Vice Adm. Phillip Balisle, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command. "SeaPort-e will change how our Navy is doing business in the 21st century by providing a common vehicle that promotes efficiency and provides a win-win effort for our industry partners."

SeaPort-e is the electronic, Web-based portal where requests for services are managed from "cradle to grave." This paperless system promotes time efficiency and a reduction in administrative costs. Competition on a task order basis results in cost savings, in addition to the already capped fees and pass-through rates established on the SeaPort-e MACs.

The Navy's systems commands focused on leveraging the skills, processes, facilities, and the resources of the functional communities. The functional communities have been given the responsibility of examining practices and capabilities in order to optimize collective effectiveness and reduce the cost of doing business with the ultimate target of achieving a seamless continuum of integrated capabilities in order to fulfill the Chief of Naval Operations' vision of "Sea Enterprise."

For the complete news release, please visit the Naval Sea Systems Command Navy NewsStand page at http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=18588

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