There are many opportunities available from agencies
other than the Defense Department. Obtaining contracts in other agencies helps diversify your business.
I have always been fascinated with the equipment and facilities that are used behind the scenes. The weapons, ships and vehicles used in battle are interesting but for some reason I like to know more about the support vehicles and ships. One of these support ships for the Navy is its hospital ships
. Imagine a hospital on a ship with all the facilities of a major land based hospital including emergency rooms.
There are over 600 opportunities in May that have been set-aside totally for small businesses. I have listed a select list of these opportunities in these articles. Use FBO to locate the full solicitation. May opportunities
. More May solicitations
. And a third file listing opportunities
One of the biggest technical challenges still to be conquered is communications underwater with unmanned underwater vehicles
. The water restricts communications to either tethered connections or very short distances. Unmanned underwater vehicles are not as far along in development as unmanned aircraft due to this reason. Many unmanned underwater vehicles are autonomous and operate on pre-programmed missions.