Best Places to Work® is an annual signature event sponsored by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and it showcases the “best of the best” Chamber member businesses in the Tennessee Valley. i3 is the recipient of the 2016 Best Places to Work in the medium category. The recognition honors businesses that create a great workplace culture through employee engagement, strong leadership and excellent communication.
The following areas were evaluated:
We are honored and humbled to be a recipient of this prestigious award. Congratulations to the entire i3 Team!
i3 Exhibiting at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium and Exposition, March 15 – 17, 2016
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced the company will be exhibiting at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA’s) Global Force Symposium and Exposition from 15 – 17 March 2016. The AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition will be held in Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center. The region is home to 900 defense contractors who collectively provide $5.6 billion in defense contracts for the U.S. government.
The theme for this year’s event, “Building Readiness for Today and Tomorrow” provides a central focus to discuss different aspects of readiness for an unpredictable global security environment out to the year 2025 and beyond. This progression must enable our Soldiers to immediately succeed across a wide spectrum of land power operations and ensure that Army forces retain the technological advantage.
This symposium will explore and showcase the increasing ways that current and emerging technologies contribute to building Army Readiness through soldier training, platform modernization, and leadership development. Emphasis will be provided to show how the critical contributions of a robust and capable Organic Industrial Base tie to Army materiel modernization efforts to ensure and build Army Readiness. Support to our Soldiers will continue to be balanced, focused, and technologically superior to any Army in the world. Senior Army, DoD and Industry leaders will provide dialog and information on the progress of our efforts to modernize and sustain the force and more importantly, win on any battlefield.
Please come visit i3 at Booth #126 located in the South Hall.
To learn more information about the event, please visit http://ausameetings.org/globalforce/
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced today the hiring of Mr. Jeff Still as Director of Special Operations Programs. Jeff comes to i3 from Remington where he served as Director with management and P&L responsibility for three Remington businesses.
Jeff served over 22 years in the United States Navy with great distinction as a decorated member of the Navy Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). Jeff served as a Seal assaulter on Seal Team 6; Seal Team Leader, Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron Four; Chief, Seal Sniper School, Naval Special Warfare Center Detachment Little Creek; Seal Team Supervisor, Team Eight.
Jeff brings outstanding academic accomplishments to his position at i3. Jeff holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Jeff received his undergraduate degree in Education and Development from Southern Illinois University. Jeff has also completed several professional development certifications at Harvard University School of Law, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Georgetown University.
Mike Wicks, i3’s CEO, commented, “Jeff is world class in every way. His successes as a Seal operator and businessman are truly noteworthy. He is an American hero, has a wonderful family, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our team.”
Walter Strankman, i3’s COO, added, “Jeff’s experience and reputation in the SOF community in the US and abroad adds an exciting dimension to i3’s military training business. Jeff will help to grow our already significant USG, FMS and DCS pipeline.”
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced today it was awarded a prime contract to support the Army Research Laboratory’s Persistent Surveillance – Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (PS-ISR) Concept Development program, providing a variety of technology support to include analysis, studies, development, design, and demonstration of innovative Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) concepts and technologies to meet future asymmetric, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency warfare scenarios. The multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year base period of performance, and a total contract value of $49 million.
“We’re excited to be awarded this prime position for concept development and we are pleased to provide the Army Research Laboratory with mission-critical support” said Mike Wicks, the Chief Executive Officer of i3.
i3, along with our team members Primal Innovation LLC, SynGlphX, Sierra Nevada Corporation and Hewlett Packard, will compete for task orders to provide Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in technologies to include sensors, cloud computing, multi-source data fusion, munitions detection systems, Signal Processing Tools and concepts, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) tool automation capabilities, and Counter Improvise Explosive Devices (CIED) technologies/systems in asymmetric, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency warfare scenarios. These technologies will convert sensor data and intelligence data to actionable intelligence and enable informed, real-time decisions critical to the warfighter.
The mission of the ARL SEDD is to research, develop, and demonstrate sensors, and electron devices to ensure U.S. military superiority and to provide the U.S Army with effective intelligence and information tools, guaranteeing our soldiers’ the information dominance needed on today’s battlefield.
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced it is a member of the Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.(Salient) team awarded a Seaport-e Task Order to provide the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with training services for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C41) upgrade in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Task Order contract has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month options, with a total contract value of approximately $44 million, if all options are exercised.
Under this contract, i3 will provide C4ISR training services to include development of training courses, curriculum, and execution and facilitation of courses in support of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). “Working with the Salient team throughout the proposal process has been a pleasure,” says Michael Wicks of i3. “We look forward to a very close and productive relationship for years to come.”
As the Navy’s Information Dominance systems command, SPAWAR develops, delivers and sustains communications and information capabilities for warfighters, keeping them connected anytime, anywhere. With a space support activity, two system centers and through partnerships with three program executive offices, SPAWAR provides the hardware and software needed to execute Navy missions. The team consists of more than 9,500 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet to keep SPAWAR at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition to provide and sustain fleet capabilities
i3 to provide logistics administrative and training support to Sigmatech Inc, in support of the Naval Supply Systems Command
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced it is a member of the Sigmatech, Inc. team awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) management, logistics, analytical, training, and administrative support services in support of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense.
The contract has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month options. Working with the Sigmatech team throughout the proposal process has been a pleasure and we look forward to a very close and productive relationship for years to come.
NAVSUP FLC Norfolk’s Fleet Operations Department is the primary advocate and liaison between service providers and Navy customers. The department proactively brokers customer requirements for information, material and services; acts as the primary entry point for all customers who do not have known points of contact with service providers; coordinates/facilitates resolution of customers’ problems, complaints and requirements. The Fleet Operations Department develops and implements innovative customer-oriented logistics products and services that enhance efficiency and while controlling cost. The department serves as the centralized point-of-contact for customer needs and support initiatives.
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) is pleased to announce that Brian Elit, a Flight Engineer at i3, was presented the Extra Mile Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) on May 12, 2014. David McBride, the Center Director for Armstrong Flight Research Center, stated, “the DC-8 crew experienced a dual-engine flameout on engines 1 and 4, while executing an ACCESS II test project at FL 350. The crew averted possible secondary effects while they descended to attempt restarts on the failed engines. A restart of one of the two engines was successful, and the aircraft was recovered safely without damage at the Palmdale Plant 42 Airport. Timely and accurate actions prevented further risk to the five crew members, not to mention damage to an invaluable test research aircraft. Thanks for a job well done!”
i3 is a major subcontractor on the NASA contract providing aircraft operations support services at both Edwards AFB and Palmdale, California. i3 provides the pilots and other flight crews to provide AFRC flight operations support at both the Edwards AFB and Palmdale facilities.
Todd Daggett, i3’s Operations and Training Services lead for this contract also commented, “It is quite an honor to be associated with such skilled and experienced aircrew team members such as Brian. His professionalism and courage-under-fire are a testament to all the i3 men and women who provide such dedicated service to NASA.
i3 to provide program integration support services to Total Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCSI) in support of PEO C3T
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced it is a member of the Total Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCSI) team awarded an AMCOM Express Task Order to provide Programmatic Support for the Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communication and Tactical (PEO C3T) / PS&I / WIN-T / FBCB2 / BC for the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The contract will provide programmatic and program integration support as well as functional support divisions and teams to include resource management, cost estimating and analysis, schedule development/assessment, program management, plans and integration, strategic planning analysis, international program support, security assistance program support, operations research and systems analysis. Under this contract, i3 will provide software engineering, system integration, testing, fielding, maintenance and sustainment, and computer operations support.
This effort covers programmatic support services to the PEO C3T/CPS&I/WIN-T/FBCB2/BC to include planning, development, acquisition, configuration management, product assurance, test support and evaluation, integration, modeling and simulation, fielding, materiel release; Integrated Product Support (IPS) to maximize the effectiveness of the manpower and personnel to fight, operate, and sustain equipment; and support for international cooperative efforts and Foreign Military Sales cases.
i3 to Provide Training Support Services to Booz Allen Hamilton in support of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces
Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) announced it is a member of the Booz Allen Hamilton team awarded a contract to support the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) and their training mission for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). Contract scope, as awarded by the Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) is to provide Training and Education for Engineering, Technical, and Management Support Services for the RSNF. The Full and Open contract has a 12–month base period of performance with two 12–month options, and a total contract value of $37 million, if all options are exercised.
i3 will provide Aviation Training Support, English Language Training, Curriculum Development, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Case Management. Working with the Booz Allen team throughout the proposal process has been a pleasure and we look forward to a very close and productive relationship for years to come.
NETSAFA aids in the planning and programming of Navy training for international participants. Their mission is to support efforts in the Security Cooperation Officer (SCO) role as the front line interface with international allies and friends in carrying out mutual security interests and U.S. foreign policy. NETSAFA is dedicated to helping meet the challenges and changes of Security Assistance in an era of defense downsizing, changing threats, increased overseas competition, congressional interest, and new information technology.
Rocky Arrants, i3’s Director of International Training Services also commented, “I had the pleasure of supporting NETSAFA and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ training mission for almost 15 years with my previous employer, Booz Allen. I look forward to the resumption of this support, as well as re-establishing friendships within the U.S. Navy Security Cooperation community and the Royal Saudi Navy.”
i3 is pleased to announce Robert Willis joined the company as Director of Aerospace and International Technologies on August 1, 2014. In announcing the addition of Mr. Willis to the i3 team, Michael Wicks, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Rob’s technical expertise, diverse military background, international experience, and consummate professionalism reflect the high caliber of talent we seek at i3.” Before joining i3, Mr. Willis was the Defense Cooperation Attaché and Commander of RDECOM ITC-France at the US Embassy in Paris, implementing innovative international technology transfer. From June 2008 to May 2010, Mr. Willis was the Commander of the US Army Aviation Flight Test Directorate, where he gained extensive experience in management and operations of military acquisition programs, including state-of-the-art aviation, ISR and survivability programs.
Bill Looney, i3’s President commented, “Rob brings a wealth of experience and operational expertise to our i3 Team. We look forward to his leadership and the significant contributions he will make as we continue to grow in this market.”
Mr. Willis retired from the United States Army in 2014 after 23 years of service. He is a Combat Veteran who has held multiple Leadership, Flight Test, and Staff Positions as an Experimental Test Pilot and Master Army Aviator of rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and systems. Mr. Willis graduated from the University of Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering. He went on to complete Master’s degrees at both the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.
i3’s Chief Operating Officer, Kenneth Shannon, said, “We are excited about Rob joining i3. Rob’s background and skills are a great fit for i3 and we expect him to integrate quickly into our team. Rob is a winner and we are very fortunate to have him join i3.”