Edmond Scientific Wins Contract for Chemical and Biological Research and Development (R&D)

Alexandria, Virginia (April 2022) –– Edmond Scientific was selected as one of the vendors to provide the Army’s Chemical Biological Center with science, technology, and engineering Research and Development (R&D) support to address chemical and biological vulnerabilities. The contract continues Edmond Scientific’s history of supporting chemical and biological R&D. The scope of services includes:

Engineering Support. Product engineering, lifecycle systems engineering and acquisition support, and design and fabrication of new systems.

Research and Technology (R&T) Support. Providing biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and pathophysiology R&T support related to chemical and biological defense; and providing chemical sciences, toxicology, aerosol sciences, and animal sciences support.

Chemical and Biological Demilitarization and Disposal Operations. Developing new technologies for the destruction of chemical weapons in the stockpile, and in the design, construction, operation and treatment of hazardous wastes and remediation efforts associated with Chem Demil facilities, explosive manufacturing facilities, and hazardous site remediation including field operations.

Innovation. Incorporating material science basic and applied research to generate new R&D pathways to mature systems and products through the technology development lifecycle.

Edmond Scientific Wins Contract with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Scientific and Engineering Research Support

Alexandria, Virginia (December 2021) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) was selected as part of a team to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with scientific, engineering and modeling research and development (R&D) support. The contract broadens Edmond Scientific’s efforts to expand its environmental engineering and chemical sciences efforts.

Work will involve developing and evaluating concepts, processes, and prototype systems through the various technology development lifecycle phases to include applied research and proofs of concept, laboratory-scale and bench-scale experiments, and pilot scale and prototype scale operations.

Support of the Field Operations Group will include field support to provide risk assessments, permit reviews, site characterization, site preparation, and green Infrastructure technology fielding.

Modeling efforts will include development of computer-oriented tools, approaches, and technologies such as software, models, decision-support tools, and architectures to support big data modeling and distribution.

The effort also requires providing technical support to various EPA programs including the Superfund Program, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Program for lifecycle treatment of hazardous wastes, and the Office of Water (OW) for research projects involving oceans, watersheds, and aquatic ecosystems.

Edmond Scientific Partners with Rugged 3D

Alexandria, Virginia (February 2022) —  Rugged 3D and Edmond Scientific are working together under the Army Research Office Scientific Services Program (SSP) to provide and expand ruggedized Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities through the Army and other services to support expeditionary logistics and maintenance requirements. These AM systems can range from developing large-scale pellet polymer 3D printers to ruggedized filament materials that are resistant to dirt, sand, or humidity.

Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) performs studies and analyses, technology assessments, and basic and applied research across 15 scientific domains. ESC provides Science and Technology (S&T) services and research portfolio management across the entire range of Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) activities. ESC also employs Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) processes to control workflow and to produce a quality end product that directly relates to customer requirements. For all but the most trivial programs, SE is a critical process that reduces program risk and improves customer satisfaction. ESC’s SE approach is a top-down, iterative process of requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis and verification, and system analysis and control that is integrated through tooling with such program activities as program management, risk management, configuration management and quality assurance throughout the entire project life cycle.

ESC is able to support research efforts with variable or uncertain multi-year funding profiles by managing access to technical research staff. ESC provides highly specialized Subject Matter Expert (SME) services, independent consultant, and access to extramural researchers to support short-duration, highly focused research efforts, and we maintain active relationships with over two dozen universities and research institutions to bring to bear the best expertise in the shortest period of time.

Rugged 3D is an original manufacturer of forward-deployable 3D printers and offers engineering services to load its machines with ready-to-print files. Currently, Rugged 3D offers two lines of 3D printers, the Voyager Series and the Commuter Series. The Voyager Series is a heavy-duty machine capable of being dropped from a HUMVEE without damage and the Commuter Series is a lighter duty machine that is highly portable, especially as airline cargo. In under one minute, these machines can be mechanically secured using a pin-lock system and ready for shipment.

During a competition hosted by SOFWERX in 2020, Rugged 3D outperformed and won the Austere 3D Printer Assessment Event which led to contracts to build a new rapidly collapsible 3D printer to reduce the shipping footprint of 3D printers. This new 3D printer takes 85 seconds to assemble and uses proprietary power transfer systems that energize the tool head through its structural tubes. This essentially provides a “wireless” connection throughout the machine.

Additionally, Rugged 3D takes off-the-shelf welding systems and integrates them into ruggedized crates for ultra-portable operations. The welding systems can be paired with a Rugged 3D printer which is pre-loaded with replacement parts for the welder to create a deployable supply chain. Spool gun covers, fixturing tools, torch handles, and brass fitting protectors are just a few examples of the parts that come preloaded on the printer. This methodology can be applied to a variety of advanced manufacturing systems such as CO2 lasers, milling machines, and plasma tables to improve its sustainability in the field.

The strategic collaboration with Edmond Scientific Company and Rugged 3D will aid the US Government advance their in-field manufacturing capabilities in a variety of environments.  This effort will provide easier access for warfighters to develop mission-specific technology.

For more information on using the Scientific Services Program to support RDT&E efforts, please contact arossp@edmondsci.com

For more information on Rugged 3D, please contact info@rugged3d.com or visit https://rugged3d.com/

Edmond Scientific Employee Receives ASTM Award for Metallurgy Science

Alexandria, Virginia (December 2021)–Dr. Michael DeLeon, senior metallurgical and physical scientist at Edmond Scientific Company, has received the 2021 B. F. Scribner Award from ASTM International. The award recognizes Dr. DeLeon for his continuing research in metallurgical science and quality control standardization of metals and alloys. Dr. DeLeon leads Edmond Scientific’s efforts to develop and promote international standards in the metal and alloy industries for new metals manufacturing techniques such as Additive Manufacturing (AM). 

Dr. DeLeon is recognized for his leadership and efforts relating to the modernization of Spark Atomic Emission metallurgical testing and measurement standards. Emission Spectroscopy, and more specifically Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES), is a scientific technique where emitted light from an excited material is captured by a spectrometer so that chemical information can be analyzed. Spark AES uses electrical discharges to excite the sample for the subsequent emission detection. Dr. DeLeon led the task group that modernized E415 “Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry” and supported the development of E3047 “Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry.

Dr. DeLeon has been an ASTM member of various committees since 2007, and a member of ASTM Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials since 2010.  He has previously served as an officer of ASTM E01 and as Subcommittee Chair of E01.01 (Iron, Steel and Ferroalloys). Dr. Deleon was recently named Chair of ASTM E01.20 on Fundamental Practices in the coming ASTM semesters.  He is also a prior recipient of two Awards of Appreciation from ASTM Committee E01 and ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants.

ASTM International is an international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. These standards ensure consistent manufacture and testing of materials used in many industries such as the aerospace, automotive, infrastructure, and energy industries. The B. F. Scribner award is presented once per year for outstanding service on a single accomplishment in the field of Emission Spectroscopy. B. F. Scribner was a mid-20th century scientist at the US National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST) and a leading expert in spectrochemical analysis. 

Edmond Scientific Developing AI/ML-Enhanced Digital Engineering Environment for Advanced Manufacturing

Alexandria, Virginia (November 2020) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) is performing research and development under the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Center-Armaments Center (CCDC-AC) to develop and demonstrate a digital engineering environment to support Advanced Manufacturing (AvM) capabilities of 3D electronics and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and polymers. AvM capabilities include additive manufacturing and flexible hybrid electronics for both polymer and metal component fabrication. The engineering environment includes immersive digital design and digital manufacturing domains to allow collaborative design between ECAD and MCAD engineers, managers and end users, and provides remote monitoring and control of the manufacturing process by industrial engineers or managers. To aid the engineering team’s monitoring and control of the remote manufacturing process, manufacturing feedback will be enhanced with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies to control tolerances at the micron level and help automate control feedback loops for improved quality.

For more information about our advanced manufacturing capabilities, please email us at arossp@edmondsci.com.

Edmond Scientific to Provide Specialized Scientific, Analytical and Technical Services under $48M Army Contract


Alexandria, Virginia (March 2019) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) was selected to support the Army Research Office (ARO) to provide complex scientific, technical and analytical research and development (R&D) support. ARO’s Scientific Services Program (SSP) enables all federal government organizations to obtain quick-reaction, specialized R&D services for the resolution of specific problems involving research, development, or on-going scientific actions requiring studies, analyses, evaluations, and assessments. ESC is providing R&D support across fourteen different scientific domains to include: Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Physics, Medical and Health Sciences, Electronics, Computing Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Modeling and Simulation, Network Sciences, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

The SSP is open to university and small researchers to participate as subcontractors to ESC, and help evaluate and mature emerging technologies that improve our national defense.

The following are randomly selected examples of program research requirements:

  • Surface plasmon resonance binding assays for drug discovery
  • Modeling high-rate material response for impact applications
  • Analysis of mobile oxygen storage tanks,
  • Model validation and application of parameter estimation tools for large-scale, multi-physics numerical models
  • Network science for military ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Intelligent agents for objective-based training and shared cognition in teams

Response to urgent tasking requires a 48-hour response to provide a research plan for execution, while routine tasking allows a 15-day turnaround. Federal agencies that have used SSP in the past include:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • HQ Department of Army (HQDA)
  • Assist Sec Army for Acquisition, Logistic & Technology
  • Research Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM)
  • Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center) / Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
  • Army Research Institute
  • Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (MRMC)
  • Aeromedical Research Lab
  • Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (MRICD)
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
  • U.S. Navy (USN)-Naval Research Lab
  • U.S. Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)

For more information on how to use SSP for your federal agency, or to participate as a researcher or principle investigator, please send an email to arossp@edmondsci.com or click here.

Edmond Scientific Wins 10-Year Navy Seaport NxG to Provide Engineering and Program Management Services

Alexandria, Virginia (December 2018) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) is pleased to announce award of the SeaPort- Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren.  

Under the 10-year contract (2019-2029), ESC will continue its work supporting the U.S. Navy through task orders issued by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Office of Naval Research, or the United States Marine Corps. ESC will provide services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the Department of the Navy (DON) ordering activities.

Engineering services  consists of supporting the application of engineering disciplines to technically support the research and development of new and existing Naval capabilities and systems, technically support development of significant alterations to existing systems, support integration and interface of existing equipment or software into different applications or platforms to support the warfighter, and support evaluation of foreign or non-developmental systems, equipment, and technologies. This category also includes all support required within the area of environmental engineering of U. S. Navy weapon systems and base related infrastructure.

Engineering Services include but, are not limited to the following examples:

  1. Engineering, System Engineering, and Safety and Process Engineering Support
  2. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  3. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout and Provisioning Support
  4. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  5. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  6. Research and Development Support
  7. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  8. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  9. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  10. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  11. Inactivation and Disposal Support
  12. Biochemical Engineering Support

Program Management Services include:

  1. Financial Analysis and Budget Support
  2. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  3. Functional and Direct Programmatic Administrative Support
  4. Professional Development and Training Support
  5. Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
  6. Database Administrators
  7. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
  8. Logistics Support
  9. Configuration Management (CM) Support

Information Management Services consists of providing information system software analysis, requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance, training, and documentation to meet the evolving data storage and reporting needs of programs, analyze existing IT and IS databases, web sites, and IT applications and recommend new or improved interfaces and improved management tools that meet new requirements, or improve management effectiveness and efficiency. Perform maintenance and technical support for Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) that are outside the cognizance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). Modify, implement and maintain web based information systems and links. Develop website structure, prepare documentation for population, implement and maintain web sites.

 ORDERING AND USE

All warranted Contracting Officers from the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift command, Strategic Systems Programs, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps are authorized to place orders under this IDIQ contract using the electronic SeaPort portal:

https://www.seaport.navy.mil/Buy/ 

Edmond Scientific Wins $249M IDIQ to Provide Business, Engineering, and Information Systems Support

Alexandria, Virginia (November 2018) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) is pleased to announce its award of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract under the Joint Enterprise Omnibus Program, Engineering and Technical Support (JE-OPETS) contract vehicle.  ESC will provide resources to support the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) Headquarters, Directorates and five Joint Project Managers (JPMs) in the Business and Analytics, Engineering and Technology, and Information Technology (BEI) business areas as a prime contractor.  This full and open contract has a ceiling of $249 million and an ordering period of a 5-year Base Period and one 1-year Option Period.  Under this contract, ESC will provide support BEI professional support, as required, to assist the JPEO-CBRND as the Total Life cycle Systems Manager for the Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (CBDPs) within the Department of Defense (DoD).

Performance shall take place in multiple cities in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), including but not limited to the US locations of Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland; Ft. Detrick, Maryland; Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; Stafford, Virginia; San Diego, California; MacDill AFB, FL; Dahlgren, VA;, Boston, MA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Camp Pendleton, CA; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Ft. Sam Houston, TX, and; Albany, GA.

Other Federal organizations outside of the JPEO-CBRND may use JE-OPETS-BEI with JPEO-CBRND approval.  For ordering information, please contact the Contracting Office:

Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG)
Natick Contracting Division
CCAP-SCN, Building 1, 15 General Greene Avenue
Natick MA 01760-5011

Point of Contacts:

About JPEO CBRND
JPEO-CBRND manages a dynamic and diverse portfolio of critical warfighting capabilities that require cohesive and innovative total life cycle systems management approaches. Due to the schedule-driven nature and criticality of solutions to the Warfighter, a cohesive strategy for rapid assessments, evaluation, fielding, New Equipment Training (NET), sustainment, and continuous product improvement activities are essential to the JPEO-CBRND support strategy to its customers.

Edmond Scientific Unveils New Tool to Support Agile Development and Integrate Existing CASE Tools

Chantilly, Virginia (September 2018) – After a year in development, Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) has unveiled a new product to provide an integrated ecosystem for managing agile software developments across the enterprise and integrate with existing tools.  The product supports existing and emerging development frameworks, to include Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practices in organizations.  SAFe is designed to coordinate and manage multiple agile teams for software development of enterprise systems, but tooling and automated documentation to support SAFe has lagged.

ESC’s new tooling provides enterprise scaling while integrating with existing CASE tools, documentation and repositories.  It provides a SAFe-conforming structured data capture environment supported with smart forms that are intended to be used by non-specialists distributed throughout the organization to create an extended ecosystem of stakeholders.  Moreover, it provides computational capability of SAFe concepts and artifacts so that alerts, dependencies, schedule impacts, and cross-team requirements are automatically calculated so that meetings are held to resolve incongruities and cross-team issues, not identify them.  Dashboards are used to present customizable information through all levels of management and decision-making.

For a demonstration of our tooling or a free consultation to discuss how our SAFe tooling could benefit your organization, please contact us at SAFe@edmondsci.com.

Edmond Scientific Awarded Patent for Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Chantilly, Virginia (October 2017) – Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) was awarded its patent for protecting controlled classified and unclassified information using Attribute-Base Access Control (ABAC) technology to restrict access to unauthorized users. Using tuned vocabularies for a particular industry or application, the Security Labeling System (SLS) marks the data stream for enforcement, and allows either the masking or redaction of information to unauthorized users in real-time.

For Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), this solves the problem of how to identify and apply markings to controlled documents and data.

The technology has a direct application to protections against insider threats, and is one technology which provides a pathway to full compliance with 32 CFR Part 2002 for safeguards for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  ESC is developing the technology beyond its current healthcare vocabularies, to include financial, contracting, procurement, and other sensitive information as described in the CUI Registry (see National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) https://www.archives.gov/cui/registry/category-list)

For more information, please see https://edmondsci.com/technologies/security-labeling-service-sls/information-marking-for-controlled-unclassified-information-cui/

To arrange a demonstration, please contact us.