ARLINGTON, VA, September 27, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc.(I3), a leader in biometric and forensic services, has announced its inclusion for the third consecutive year on the Washington Business Journal’s list of the 100 largest private companies in the DC area. I3 is ranked as the 75th largest private company in the region, with $80.28 million in revenue in 2011.
“Our team is committed to meeting the needs of our customers, bringing jobs to the D.C. area, and developing and embracing new and innovative ideas,” said Bob Kocher, President and CEO of I3. “Recognition from the Washington Business Journal is a testament to our employees’ dedication to growing and serving our customers in the region and overseas.”
The company is recognized in this week’s issue of the Washington Business Journal and will be featured in their annual Book of Lists publication in December. Topping the list is Mars, Inc. with $30 billion in 2011 revenue. After manufacturing, government contracting is the second highest earning industry on the list at 19 percent of total private company revenue.
ARLINGTON, VA, August 22, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc.(I3), a veteran-owned firm specializing in forensics, biometrics, integrated security systems and force protection has been awarded the Base Expeditionary Targeting Surveillance System- Combined (BETSS-C) Standard Ground Station (SGS) Program contract by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) and the Project Manager of Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA). This is a three-year, firm fixed price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) award contract with a maximum value of $16.6 million.
The SGS is the operator console that brings together the BETSS-C sensors, which provide specific targeting, persistent surveillance and force protection capabilities in theater. The SGS takes in, displays, and disseminates the video and metadata for these sensors and also stores video for archiving purposes. Under this contract, I3 will procure the necessary hardware, assemble components and deliver up to 345 SGS units to the Government.
“I3 understands and has successfully met the unique and complex challenges associated with procuring, integrating, testing, maintaining and supporting large-scale and complex systems for the Department of Defense,” said Bob Kocher, President and CEO. “Delivery of the SGS systems will provide our warfighters with an integrated security solution for effective defense of forward operating bases.”
I3 has partnered with DRS Technologies, a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support. DRS has developed, assembled, and maintained similar systems for mission critical and defense sustainment requirements. Work on the contract will be performed at the team’s assembly space in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and completed SGS systems will be delivered to Huntsville, Alabama.
Two-year program provides resources to support international business
ARLINGTON, VA, August 8, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc., a leader in biometric and forensic services, has been selected by The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) to participate in its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. Launched in January 2002, the program assists exporters in the Commonwealth that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as an expansion strategy.
“The valuable resources provided through the VALET program will help Ideal Innovations to diversify and expand our global presence,” said Bob Kocher, President and CEO of Ideal Innovations. “Utilizing the market research, in-country trade representatives and subject matter experts provided by the program will allow us to better educate our corporate leadership and staff to pursue new opportunities outside of the U.S. federal market.”
Ideal Innovations joins the program, along with Northern Virginia companies Tracen Technologies, Vehicle Control Technologies and Vitatech Electromagnetics, as part of the 22nd class of the VALET program. To participate, each eligible business must meet several quantitative criteria and complete an application process. Participating firms are chosen based on their dedication to growth through export. Currently, more than 174 Virginia companies have been accepted to participate in the VALET program.
“Because of the program’s proven success and because jobs are created when Virginia companies sell more into global markets, it is important that we continue to assist Virginia companies through the program,” said Paul Grossman, VEDP Director of International Trade and Investment. “We are happy to welcome these companies to VALET and look forward to working with them over the course of the next two years.”
New participants in the program have access to $15,000 in reimbursement funds from the Commonwealth. The program provides participating companies assistance from a team of experienced international service providers to help meet their international goals. Private sector service providers such as attorneys, web designers, bankers, translators and freight forwarders contribute essential expertise to assist companies in executing their export initiatives.
ARLINGTON, VA, July 20, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc., a leader in biometric and forensic services, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious GOVstar award. The GOVstar awards program honors local government contracting firms in the Washington DC area for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support and contributions to the industry and marketplace.
Ideal Innovations and other finalists will be featured in the October issue of SmartCEO magazine. Winners in five categories will be announced live at the GOVstar awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City among over 500 CEOs and guests. This is the second year that Ideal Innovations has been recognized as a finalist for the award.
SmartCEO donates a portion of the event proceeds to The Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to our Wounded EOD Warriors and their families in the form of financial relief.
ARLINGTON, VA, May 29, 2012 – Bob Kocher, President of Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) was featured in this week’s Capital Business section of the Washington Post in the article, Arlington company wins Army order for ‘Shrapnel Shorts.’ Kocher was quoted in the article saying, “To be an inventor, you find a problem... and then you want to solve it.”
Secure Planet, a products-based company that Kocher founded in 2010, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar firm fixed-price contract to provide 75,000 pairs of Secure Planet Gen-II ABL™ Shrapnel Shorts to the Army's Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equipment (PM SPE) at Fort Belvoir, VA.
The Shrapnel Shorts, developed by Secure Planet’s chief operating officer David Simon, are protective undergarments that substantially augment current body armor solutions, providing vital protection to the pelvis, femoral artery, and lower abdominal organs of U.S. soldiers.
Secure Planet is set to deliver the order of 75,000 pairs of ABL™ Shrapnel Shorts, manufactured and assembled in the United States, in the fall and looks forward to equipping the nation’s soldiers with the best protective equipment possible.
ARLINGTON, VA, April 9, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) announced today that it was issued a modification exercising the second option year on the Technology Management task order under the Biometrics Operations and Support Services – Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract in support of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA). This extension brings the cumulative value of the contract to $30.5 million.
In this third year, I3 will continue to support BIMA in all Technology Management tasks, including biometric examination services for iris, latent print, 10-print, face and palms submitted from around the world to the DoD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). The I3 Team currently staffs 55 employees on this contract. The majority of work is performed at the BIMA facility in Clarksburg, WV.
I3 was awarded the Technology Management task order in March of 2010 as part of the BOSS-U Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract, providing biometric support and services. The original BOSS-U ID/IQ contract has a three-year base period of performance with two one-year options and a total contract ceiling of $497 million.
Ambs Recognized as One of Greater Washington's Finest Chief Technology Officers
ARLINGTON, VA, March 28, 2012 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) announced today that Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Loran Ambs is a 2012 SmartCXO Award winner and will be honored tonight at the Washington SmartCEO banquet at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park, MD. The SmartCXO Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Greater Washington's finest management executives.
Mr. Ambs is being honored for his creative management vision, leadership philosophies, innovative strategizing and undeniable work ethic as CTO.
"Last year, Loran went above and beyond his role as CTO, deploying to Afghanistan to provide rapid technological solutions to the U.S. Army," said Bob Kocher, president and CEO of I3. "He worked on enhancing protection for the soldiers on patrol by conducting and collecting surveillance and reconnaissance for national security, and we're excited that he will be recognized for those achievements tonight."
"Each SmartCXO winner undoubtedly represents the best of what Greater Washington has to offer: an extraordinary work ethic, passionate leadership and success-driven management strategy," said Jaime Nespor, group publisher of Washington SmartCEO magazine. "We are privileged to share in their success."
For a complete list of winners, visit www.smartceo.com to view the digital edition of their March issue.
Recognized as One of Greater Washington's Top Government Contractors
ARLINGTON, VA, October 13, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leader in biometric and forensic technology, announced today that CEO Bob Kocher has been named a finalist in the second annual GovStar Awards, a program by SmartCEO magazine and Sheppard Mullin. The GovStar Awards recognize Greater Washington-area businesses and executives who exceed the highest expectations in the complex and competitive sector of government contracting.
Mr. Kocher has made a positive impact on the security of the U.S. with his innovative spirit and takes pride in anticipating and confronting emerging threats and integrating new technologies in law enforcement, biometrics, identity management, information systems, force protection and engineering. "The company's elite staff, combined with a track record of excellent performance, distinguishes us in the security sector," said Kocher. "Our biometrics and forensics teams have become critical in military efforts to identify, track, and eliminate terrorist activity across the globe and we're proud to have SmartCEO recognize those achievements."
An event honoring the GovStar finalists was held tonight at the Hyatt Regency Reston. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to Wounded EOD Warriors and their families in the form of financial relief.
SmartCEO magazine is a regional publication specifically designed to deliver innovative ideas, guiding advice and forward-thinking insight about the daily challenges of running a growing company.
AUSA 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Oct. 10-12
ARLINGTON, VA, October 10, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of biometric and forensic services, is exhibiting this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Convention Center.
I3 can be found networking and recruiting in Hall C at booth #4139, joining 600 exhibitors in representing the latest defense technology and services. For the first time, the Annual Meeting is occupying the full Walter E. Washington Convention Center, including all five exhibit halls. Over 36,000 visitors worldwide, including leaders from the Army, Department of Defense, Congress and the defense industry are participating in the event.
In addition to the exhibit halls, AUSA's Annual Meeting features seminars and special presentations on the Global War on Terrorism, the Army's Transformation to the Future Force, LandWarNet, Expeditionary Logistics, Actionable Intelligence and other issues affecting today's Army.
Biometric Consortium's Annual Conference and Technology Expo, September 27-29, Tampa, Florida
ARLINGTON, VA, September 27, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of forensic and biometric services, is exhibiting this week at the Biometric Consortium Conference and Technology Expo. The event is being held at Tampa Convention Center from September 27th to 29th.
I3 is discussing the company's biometric services, networking and recruiting at booth #223. The conference features over 100 exhibiting companies, highlighting research, development and the application of biometric-based personal identification and verification technology.
Supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the conference is focused on Biometric Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce. For more information, visit www.biometricconference.com.
ARLINGTON, VA, September 23, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leader in biometric and forensic technology, today announced that CEO and President, Bob Kocher, has been named a finalist for the 9th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, the premier awards program for the renowned Washington metro government contracting community.
Mr. Kocher is a finalist for the Executive of the Year ($75-300 million) category award, presented to a Greater Washington-area government contracting executive who has made outstanding contributions to the company, the community and the government contracting industry during the past year.
The winners will be announced at the annual awards gala, presented by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council (PSC) and Washington Technology on Tuesday, November 1st at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. An audience of more than 900 leaders of the Washington area government contracting community is expected to attend the event. For more information about the awards and finalists, visit www.govconawards.com.
I3 Ranks No. 3228 on the Prestigious List of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
ARLINGTON, VA, August 23, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) announced today that the company has been named number 3228 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that I3 has been recognized on the list.
"To have earned a position as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America for the fifth year in a row is truly an accomplishment," said Bob Kocher, President and CEO of I3. "I applaud Inc. magazine for their ongoing commitment to American business and commend our employees and teammates for their dedication to maintaining our growth."
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—the country's independent entrepreneurs. I3 joins other prominent brands on this year's list, such as online retailer Ideeli (which topped the list), Spirit Airlines, Vizio, Honest Tea and Dunkin Donuts.
In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
IAI's 96th Annual International Educational Conference, August 7-13 in Milwaukee
ARLINGTON, VA, August 4, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of forensic and biometric services, will exhibit at this year's International Association for Identification (IAI) Educational Conference. The event will be held at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from August 7th to the 13th.
The theme of this year's conference is "Bringing the Future of Forensics into Focus". I3 will be heavily recruiting professionals for forensic programs and looking to fill current vacancies.
I3 Program Manager Steven Johnson, who serves as one of the Vice Presidents of the IAI said, "We look forward to meeting with the association members and welcome the opportunity to network with other professionals in the various forensic disciplines."
The IAI strives to be the main professional association for those engaged in forensic identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence. At this important annual event, world-renowned professionals present the most current scientific educational sessions, utilizing the most efficient methodologies and technical products and advances in the identification field.
ARLINGTON, VA, August 1, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) announced today that the company has been awarded the Force Protection Systems Omnibus contract from the U.S. Army RDECOM Natick Contracting Division for the Product Manager, Force Protection Systems (PM-FPS). This is a three year base contract with a maximum dollar ceiling value of $997 million. The small business set-aside portion of the contract, for which I3 and seven other companies were awarded, has a value of $697 million.
Under the contract, I3 will provide force protection capabilities to protect Soldiers through the use of security, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for integrated defense of military bases in the U.S. and overseas. These systems include the application of electronic detection, alarm assessment, access control, communications, and command, control, and display capabilities in order to significantly reduce the time required to detect, assess, neutralize or mitigate anticipated threats.
"This contract will significantly improve the safety of armed forces and civilian personnel through the application of force protection systems for military bases around the world," said Bob Kocher, President and CEO of Ideal Innovations, Inc. "I3 is leveraging its proven record of providing fully integrated protection systems for the Department of Defense and Homeland Security."
This is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity award with government delivery orders for individual requirements to follow. Work on the contract will be performed at various locations at temporary and permanent CONUS and OCONUS sites.
ARLINGTON, VA, July 29, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leader in specialized technology consulting, today announced it has been awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 874 – Mission Oriented Business Integrated Service (MOBIS). Under this contract, I3 will offer expertise on improving the performance of federal agencies and other organizations through acquisition management support and program and project management.
"Under this GSA Federal Supply Schedule, I3 will be able to lend our assistance, guidance and support services for acquisition management activities, enabling federal agencies to improve the quality, execution and effectiveness of program activities and business operations," said Bob Kocher, President and CEO of I3.
I3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics, forensics, base access and integrated force protection. Information about I3's contract services through the GSA schedule can be accessed online at www.gsaadvantage.gov and through the company's website at http://www.idealinnovations.com/contract_vehicles/contracts.asp.
Washington Business Journal Lists Largest 100 Firms in the Region
ARLINGTON, VA, June 14, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leader in biometric and forensic services, has announced its inclusion in the Washington Business Journal's list of the 100 largest private companies in the DC area. This is the second consecutive year that the company has appeared on the list. I3 is ranked as the 71st largest private company in the region, with $86.7 million in revenue in 2010.
"I3's growth is due to our superior technical expertise and our ability to address unique challenges in the defense and security sectors, said Bob Kocher, president and CEO of Ideal Innovations. "The team looks forward to embracing new opportunities in the fields of biometrics and forensics as we continue to build on our innovative spirit."
The company is recognized in this week's issue of the Washington Business Journal. Seventy-six percent of companies in the top 25 had revenue growth in 2010, an encouraging sign for the area that the private sector is starting to recover.
A forum for small businesses to network with local contractors at the Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV, May 31st and June 1st
CLARKSBURG,WV, May 31, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of forensic and biometric services, will be attending and sponsoring the Teaming to Win conference on May 31st and June 1st at Stonewall Resort, in Roanoke WV.
Since 1990, Teaming to Win conference has provided small businesses in West Virginia with an opportunity to meet with buyers and government contractors for the purposes of business development, networking and education. The organization's charitable purpose is to advance and improve small business prospects in West Virginia, and to facilitate educational opportunities which promote higher business standards, methods and practices.
"Each year, Teaming to Win has provided small businesses with a tremendous opportunity to connect with the contracting community and opens the doors for developing rewarding partnerships," said Ken Vance, I3's Vice President of Identity Management. "As a contractor that has made the transition from a small company to a large one, we recognize the importance of these networking events and look forward to making connections with other local businesses at our booth."
Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, known for his strong national security credentials and support of our nation's soldiers and veterans, and Dr. Anthony Cugini, the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, will be the event's keynote speakers.
AFTE's 42nd Annual Training Seminar, May 29th to June 3rd in Chicago
ARLINGTON, VA, May 27, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of forensic and biometric services, will exhibit at the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) conference and training seminar, hosted by the Midwest Firearm and Toolmark Examiners Consortium. The event is being held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL from May 29th to June 3rd.
I3 will be heavily recruiting professionals for forensic programs, specifically looking to fill Firearms Examiners vacancies.
"The AFTE conference will give us the opportunity to network and share ideas with over twenty exhibitors and hundreds of association members and professionals in the field of forensics," said Rebecca Perlman, I3's Vice President of Forensics.
AFTE is an international organization with over 850 members and is dedicated to the advancement of the forensic science disciplines of firearm & toolmark identification. Since 1970, the association has hosted the annual conference, which will be attended by firearms and toolmark examiners, crime scene analysts and forensic technicians.
May 20th at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, MD
ARLINGTON, VA, May 20, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), is a tournament sponsor of the American Cancer Society (ACS)’s 4th Annual Metro DC Golf Tournament to Fight Breast Cancer. The tournament is being held today at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, MD and includes a picnic lunch, golf tournament, silent auction, dinner and awards.
“We are proud to support ACS research and patient programs in the DC area and our employees are looking forward to a fun day of golf and celebration of local breast cancer survivors,” said Bob Kocher, president & CEO of Ideal Innovations, Inc.
Last year, the event raised $140,000 for the ACS. Proceeds from the registration fee, the silent auction and the sponsorships go toward the fight against breast cancer. For more information about the event, visit http://thinkpinkgolf.org.
I3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics and forensics. For more information about the company’s services or to view current career opportunities, visit www.idealinnovations.com.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Chicago, Feb 21-26, Booth 1001
ARLINGTON, VA, February 16, 2011 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), a leading provider of forensic and biometric services, will exhibit at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting held by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) from February 21-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. I3 personnel will be in attendance and can be found at booth number 1001.
I3 will be heavily recruiting professionals for forensic programs, specifically looking to fill Explosives Chemical Technician and Analyst vacancies and DNA positions in Afghanistan.
“The AAFS meeting affords us the opportunity to gain exposure to the most qualified and experienced forensic chemists and biologists,” said Rebecca Perlman, I3’s Vice President of Forensics. “We look forward to meeting these scientists at our booth and hope to add some of these professionals to our growing forensics team.”
AAFS is a professional organization dedicated to the application of science to the law, the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision and specificity in the forensic sciences. The annual scientific meeting brings more than 3,500 scientists together from around the world to discuss issues facing forensic science and to promote global cooperation among forensic professionals.
I3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics and forensics. More information about I3 can be found online at www.idealinnovations.com.
ARLINGTON, VA, December 6, 2010 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) today announced the hiring of Mr. Dave Ferrell as Director of Business Development. Dave will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Michael Smith, and will be responsible for identifying and developing strategic relationships with Government and corporate partners. He will work with the I-3 Business Development team to develop capture strategies and implement business development initiatives.
“Dave brings a wealth of experience in defense consulting, strategic planning and proposal management to the company,” said Bob Kocher, founder and CEO of I-3. “I’m confident that his background will be a major asset to our Business Development team.”
Prior to joining I-3, Dave worked for BAE Systems as the Vice President of Business Development. He spent over eight years at BAE, leading business development for several BAE Systems Business Units in Nashua, New Hampshire with a focus on IR systems, laser systems, Combat ID, missile technology, sensors and advanced technology. During this time, Dave also led a Strategic Initiative for Readiness & Sustainment. His employment at BAE Systems was preceded by serving as the Director of Business Development and Program Manager for Systems, Studies & Simulation (S3, Inc); SY Technology; Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB) and Assurance Technology Corporation (ATC), where he worked the Army’s “Digitization of the Battlefield” initiative.
Dave served in the U.S. Army in both Armor and Aviation combat units. He commanded Armor, Aviation and Infantry units stateside and in Germany and Vietnam. He also served as the Chief of Cavalry Weapons Systems at Ft. Knox, KY where he helped lead the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and missile systems training program. His last active duty assignment was the Chief of Scout-Attack helicopters in the Army G3 ODCSOPS (Force Development) with program responsibility for the Apache Longbow, Apache modernization program, Kiowa Warrior, Comanche, and Cobra helicopters and all aviation missile systems such as Hellfire, Air to Air Stinger and the Guided Rocket Programs. Dave earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Marshall University, Huntington, WV and his Masters Degree in Business Management from Webster University. He earned the rating of Master Army Aviator while commanding an Aviation Battalion in Germany.
I-3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics and forensics. More information about I-3 can be found online at www.idealinnovations.com.
ARLINGTON, VA, November 29, 2010 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) today announced the appointment of Mr. R.J. Kolton to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. In this newly created position, R.J. will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for planning and implementing corporate growth strategies out of the company’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. He will support I-3’s business unit managers and senior staff in expanding current business services and will be responsible for identifying new market segments for expansion, and supporting development of new products and services.
“We are pleased to welcome R.J. as a strong addition to our leadership team,” said Bob Kocher, founder and CEO of I-3. “R.J.’s extensive background in business development and corporate strategy, combined with his international management experience, will make him a great asset to I-3 as we continue to build upon our current growth and success.”
Prior to joining I-3, R.J. served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for L3Communications Service Group (LSG). Since 2005, he led and coordinated business development planning and operations worldwide for five LSG service sector divisions and associated subsidiaries. His responsibilities included management of LSG strategic business development, capture planning, and proposal development; mergers and acquisitions; development of new products and services; independent research and development; marketing and advertising; business development systems and operating procedures; and, business development professional development. From 1998-2009, R.J. was concurrently Senior Vice President of Business Development for MPRI, a subsidiary of L3Communications since 2000.
A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, R.J. served for over 22 years as an infantryman and military strategist in various command and staff positions in the White House, U.S. Central Command, Department of the Army, and the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Infantry Divisions. He received his BS from the U.S, Military Academy at West Point, MA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, and Masters of Military Arts and Sciences in Strategy from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
I-3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics and forensics. More information about I-3 can be found online at www.idealinnovations.com.
ARLINGTON, VA, November 24, 2010 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3),a leader in specialized technology consulting, today announced it has been awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 84 - Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue, Clothing, Marine Craft and Emergency/Disaster Response. Under this contract, I3 will offer Professional Law Enforcement services and personnel in program management, latent fingerprint services and forensic photography as well as biometric and forensic subject matter experts and specialists, to federal, state and local government.
"The GSA schedule will allow us to leverage I3’s expertise in biometrics, forensics and security and offer a cost-effective, total solutions approach in law enforcement," said Bob Kocher, president and CEO of I3.
I3 is a veteran-owned firm that offers progressive technological, scientific, managerial and security solutions, with a specialization in biometrics and forensics. Information about I3's contract services through the GSA schedule is available online at www.gsaadvantage.gov and www.idealinnovations.com.
ARLINGTON, VA, October 19, 2010 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) announced today it has been awarded three new task orders to support the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) under the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Defense Forensics Enterprise System (DFES) contract, announced on September 21, 2009. Each task order has a one year period of performance and a combined value of $11.3 million.
For the Forensic Enterprise Architecture task order, the I3 DFES Team will plan and execute the program to produce and analyze a tailored set of data-driven architectural models that encompass the Defense Forensics Enterprise organizational structure, processes, systems, standards and key stakeholders. Work will be performed at the contractor site and at USACIL.
For the Accelerated Nuclear DNA Equipment (ANDE) Transaction and Transition task order, the I3 DFES Team will develop an ANDE Transaction Manager with the software and hardware necessary to create a user interface and architecture to allow for automated sharing of DNA results and related metadata. The Team will plan, prepare and conduct operational testing of an ANDE prototype at USACIL in conjunction with MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.
For the Forensic Examiner Support task order, the I3 DFES Team will provide Chemical Explosives Analysts, Chemical Explosives Technicians and Case File Managers in support of USACIL’s Expeditionary Forensic Division to Afghanistan.
“I3 is pleased to extend our relationship with USACIL and to provide continued forensic laboratory services to the Department of Defense,” said Powell Benedict, Sr. Vice President & General Manager of Programs and Operations for I3. “These awards allow us to leverage our wealth of forensics expertise and strengthen our commitment to the DFES mission.”