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Reed’s technology development consulting services provide clients with highly skilled subject matter experts and engineers who maintain a deep knowledge of leading technologies. Our consultants combine their specialized skills with our proven problem-solving approach to ensure a solid understanding of the client’s mission and objectives. With a unique ability to identify preliminary requirements during pre-concept and concept life cycle phases, our experts help clients transform ideas into successful systems solutions.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SUPPORT
Reed has extensive experience in providing systems engineering and project management support to new technology programs such as the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Through a subcontract to Triad Project Management, Reed worked with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish concept-phase requirements, plans, interfaces, and configuration management for a complex system of systems to study long term ecological activities across the U.S. Reed experts implemented integrated technical teams, risk management processes, and requirements reviews with scientists from a wide range of disciplines (ecology, biology, oceanography, forestry, cyber technology, atmospheric, hydrology, biogeochemistry, sensor technology, and more) to develop a systematic approach to overall system design, development, and operation.About the SBIR and STTR Programs
The SBIR program was established by Congress in 1982 with a statutory purpose to strengthen the role of innovative small business concerns in Federally funded research or research and development (R/R&D ). The STTR program is a sister program to SBIR, established by Congress in 1992. A difference in the programs is that the STTR requires the small business to have a research partner consisting of a University, Federally Funded Research and Development Center, or a qualified non-profit research institution.

SBIR and STTR are Three-Phased Programs
The programs are designed in a three-phased award process. Phase I awards support exploration, merit or feasibility of an idea or technology. Phase II awards results to develop and evaluate commercial potential. Phase III awards provide for product commercialization. For more information, visit the SBIR/STTR SBA site.

SBIR/STTR Participating Agencies
The following Federal departments and agencies set aside a portion of their R/R&D funds for SBIR awards to small business. Six Federal agencies reserve a portion of their funds to be awarded via the STTR program (*):

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense*
Department of Education
Department of Energy*
Department of Health and Human Services*
Department of Homeland Security*
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration*
National Science Foundation*

Helpful Links
Air Force SBIR/STTR
Army SBIR/STTR/a/
DARPA SBIR/STTR
Department of Education SBIR
Department of Energy SBIR
Department of Transportation SBIR
DOC-NIST SBIR
DOD SBIR
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) SBIR
NASA SBIR
National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR
Navy SBIR/STTR
NIH SBIR
SBIR/STTR Gateway
USDA SBIR
U.S. Government SBIR Website

Corporate Certifications: Ensuring Mission Success

Reed experts hold numerous certifications and leadership positions in many professional organizations that drive industry standards for processes and research such as:

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis (SCEA)

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