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 Remote 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 remote Advanced Manufacturing (AvM) capabilities of 3D electronics and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) on conformal surfaces. 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.


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:


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:

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.

Edmond Scientific Awarded Contract for Research, Development, and Production of CBRNE Defense Systems

Chantilly, Virginia (November 2017) – Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) received an award for research and development (R&D) of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Enhanced/Explosive (CBRNE) defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material; and development and production of future CBRNE defense capabilities. The Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) contract covers all phases of DOD CBRNE defensive systems development, from Materiel Development Decision (MDD) through Materiel Solution Analysis Phase, Technical Maturation/Risk Reduction (TMRR) Phase, Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase, and the Production and Deployment (P&D) Phase.  The contract also covers not just research, design, development, and manufacture of these systems, but integration of systems/capabilities with both CBRNE and non-CBRNE systems and information systems.

Edmond Scientific’s JE-RDAP award will extend our expertise in:

  • Conducting basic and applied R&D in CBRN Medical Countermeasure Systems (MCMs) to include biomarker, biological identification, and FDA-approved diagnostic systems,
  • CBRNE information systems including providing an “end-to-end”, easily accessible
    set of CBRN enterprise capabilities
  • Providing subject matter expertise (SME) in regulatory affairs supporting MCM development pathways and FDA regulatory policy
  • Providing scientific support and SME in pre-clinical support of early stage drug development products optimized through Phase 1 for antimicrobials including nontraditional antimicrobial approaches to include:
    • Vaccine and MCM candidates
    • Animal models
    • Assay development and validation; product potency, stability, immunogenicity testing in translational and clinical trials
    • Safety and efficacy evaluation of vaccines
    • Supporting nonclinical product development
  • Providing SME in pharmaceutical manufacturing, including scale-up manufacturing of an R&D program for a MCM in order to meet the operational requirements of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
  • Providing scientific support and SME in technology transfer and partnering with industry

For more information, please contact us.  For scientific staff, please send your resume through our career portal.

ESC Releases 42 CFR Part 2 Privacy Protection Cloud-Based Software as a Service (SaaS)

Fairfax Virginia–August 2017

ESC has released the latest version of its Security Labeling Service (SLS) as a cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) application for use by Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Network Providers, and other Covered Entities to detect and protect sensitive substance abuse, mental health, and infectious disease information–known as 42 CFR Part 2 data. The cloud-based SLS receives CDAs, CCDAs, and HL7v2 records, detects sensitive data in the structured and unstructured data fields, and returns either the results to the sender or a transformed record for proper processing according to HL7 standards and specifications.

The result is that HIEs and other entities can now accept and process sensitive Part 2 records knowing that the information is identified and protected. Data protections can be implemented either at the document level with a high-water mark, or at the data element level using masking or redaction per the organizational policies of the senders and recipients. The ESC business model allows transactional billing using a simple credit card.

For more information, integration questions using our APIs, or a demonstration, please contact us at 703-955-7722.

Edmond Scientific Wins 2017 FedHealthIT Innovation Award

June 2017 – Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) is the recipient of a 2017 Federal Health Information Technology (HIT) Innovation Award for its role in advancing HIT. The FedHealthIT Innovation Awards, held on June 6th, comprised more than 250 federal health leaders from government and industry to recognize 25 of the top federal health programs and teams behind innovation efforts at Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nominated and chosen by their peers, the awardees stand out based on their willingness to take on achievable risk, and more importantly, to deliver real results in support of their mission.

ESC won the award based upon its work leading research and development (R&D) activities in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Emerging Health Technology Advancement Center (EHTAC). EHTAC evaluates and advances emerging technologies for application in the VA to improve clinical outcomes, efficiency, performance, decision-making, and security and privacy. EHTAC is a lab environment used to conduct investigations of emerging technologies or trends expected to mature within a 5-year window. A key focus is leading VA interoperability pilots and demonstrations. Through EHTAC, ESC has led the development and transition of technologies into enterprise capabilities in the VA for such capabilities as enabling patient choice and control over the sharing of their health data through the enforcement of consent, runtime data segmentation and protection of structured and unstructured sensitive information in documents and data flows, data tagging capabilities to map ontologies to clinical decision making systems, advancement of role-based and attribute-based access control architectures to maximize capabilities of enterprise commercial security products purchased by the VA, and federated security architectures that provide for the synchronized application of access control rules and policies across organizational boundaries and disparate systems and protocols. In short, ESC R&D through EHTAC has led to greater empowerment and choice for veterans as patients over their care, and has provided greater and finer privacy and protection of their information in a large health enterprise such as the VA, without impeding information sharing and speed of access needed to deliver care.