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Navigator to support aircraft survivability systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Navigator Development Group Inc. was awarded a task order to develop and field aircraft survivability systems to improve and maintain Army aircraft for combat mission effectiveness.

The task order was awarded under the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) Logistics Domain. Navigator was the recipient of a direct award for this task order under the EXPRESS blanket purchase agreement contract held by The Tolliver Group, Inc.

The Navigator Team has the combined experience of more than 26 years of direct support to project manager Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) and more than nine decades of Army aviation experience. Members of the team include LogiCore, Iron Mountain Solutions and Tolliver Group.

The task order is for the base period, plus four one-year options through 2024. The total value of the award over the next five years is expected to be approximately $25 million.

Under this task order, Team Navigator will provide integrated product support services for the project management office of ASE, which manages a complex set of aircraft systems designed to protect Army aircraft and their crews in a hostile environment.

A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Navigator is headquartered in Enterprise, with a regional headquarters in Huntsville. For more than two decades, Navigator has provided top quality products and services to government and industry customers in the areas of aviation, training and technology.

Navigator is an EXPRESS prime contractor in the Business & Analytical and Programmatic domains.

Navigator reopens its regional Huntsville headquarters

Navigator celebrated the reopening of its regional headquarters in Huntsville with a ribbon cutting and open house on February 13, 2019.

“We’ve had an office before, and are excited to have this back open,” said Navigator owner and CEO Keith Gay. “There are a lot of dynamic changes that Huntsville is experiencing, and we are glad to be a part of that.”

This September Navigator will have been in business 22 years, and for the past 15 years has been a part of the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
Currently working out of the new office are Navigator Executive Vice President Jim Moentmann, Vice President/General Manager Tim Wright and Systems/Program Analyst  Wendy Evans.

During the open house, Moentmann thanked the chamber for all their work with arranging the ribbon cutting.

“I came from the D.C. area and your chamber has a great reputation outside of here, so it’s great to be a part of this community and market,” he said.

The new office is located at 6767 Old Madison Blvd., Building 2, Suite 200.

Navigator receives HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award from the Department of Labor

Navigator Development Group Inc. was recently honored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) with a 2018 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Program Demonstration Award.

The award was established in 2017, when President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act, creating the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The program recognizes companies for recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans.
Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

This is the only veteran hiring award at the federal level, said DOL Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Miller in a letter to Keith Gay, president and owner of Navigator. Navigator is headquartered out of Enterprise, Ala., and has a regional headquarters in Huntsville.

“By meeting the criteria required for a Gold Medallion Program Demonstration Award, Navigator demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace,” he said.

Pleased to be selected for the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion award, Gay stressed his continued commitment to assist veterans, which make up about 70 percent of Navigator’s workforce.

“Our veterans provide a solid work ethic, unique skill sets, and an unwavering dedication to continue serving our country’s warfighters,” he said. “Hiring veterans is an easy choice because they are adaptable, disciplined, and committed to providing quality work.”

In a statement released by U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, he said in order to earn a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, companies he refers to as job creators must demonstrate a solid commitment to providing veterans with the opportunity to build a meaningful career.  “This program recognizes a standard for excellence in veterans hiring, and helps veterans identify employers who are committed to advancing veterans in the workplace,” he said.

Recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award were evaluated based on a range of criteria, including:  Veteran hiring and retention; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programs for veterans; dedicated human resources; and compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans.

Navigator was initially founded in 1997 to provide contractor support needs to the U. S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. With headquarters near Fort Rucker and Redstone Arsenal, Navigator draws top quality professionals from a wide range of career fields.

Navigator awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement in EXPRESS Programmatic Domain

HUNTSVILLE - Navigator Development Group Inc. was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) program to provide advisory and assistance services to government customers supported by the Army Contracting Command (ACC) Redstone Arsenal.

There are four separate domains in EXPRESS:  Programmatic, Technical, Logistics and Business & Analytical.  Navigator is now an EXPRESS Prime Contractor with a BPA in the Programmatic Domain. The BPA provides Navigator an initial five-year task order competition window.

The BPA for the Programmatic Domain is designed to provide Army leadership and managers rapid access to highly-qualified and previously vetted contractor support personnel in the areas of: Resource Management Support; Cost Estimating/Analysis; Schedule Development/Assessment; Program Management, Plans & Integration; Strategic Planning Analysis; International Program Support; Security Assistance Program Support; and Operations Research and Systems Analysis.

Navigator has 21 teammates that have elected to compete with them on future Programmatic Task Orders. Those teammates provided invaluable support to the development of the successful proposal. Together, Team Navigator is a strong grouping of small and large businesses, many of whom have already worked together effectively in the past. The team’s collective experience in providing Programmatic support to government programs is impressive.

Any services to be furnished under this BPA will be issued by task orders from ACC Redstone.

A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Navigator has a 20-year foundation of support to EXPRESS customers and a range of other government organizations. Navigator is headquartered in Enterprise, with a regional headquarters in Huntsville.

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