ALBUQUERQUE- Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is gearing up to take part in the 2014 Briefing for Industry hosted by the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) in Albuquerque, NM on August 18-20th. BFI is an excellent venue for businesses to meet and discuss current opportunities with AFRL representatives.
AFRL relies on industry for mission-critical technology to ensure the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force are unparalleled. In fact, 80% of the Air Force’s science and technology research and development are performed by universities and industry, including both large and small businesses.
Locally, the AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates, located in New Mexico, will have over $250 million in contracting opportunities and 32 draft Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) topics. AFRL’s other directorates located nationwide, will present their contracts worth over several hundreds of millions of dollars. SBIR officials will be on hand to answer questions for interested small businesses.
BFI 2014 will take place at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Because of the nature of issues to be discussed, only U.S. citizens who are either U.S. Government employees or who have a valid DD2345 “Military Critical Technical Data Agreement,” are eligible to attend. For more details on how to register and attend, visit PACA’s website http://pacanm.org/briefing-for-industry.
The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico was founded in 1984 to promote a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between the aerospace industry and government agencies in New Mexico. From its modest inception, it has grown to a membership of 150 aerospace, defense, and related professionals representing virtually every element of the aerospace and defense industries. Members represent large and small businesses as well as minority, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.