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Mon Oct 02 15:59:00 UTC 2017Mon Oct 02 15:59:00 UTC 2017
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BGI LLC, Akron, Ohio, has been awarded a $7,645,968 firm-fixed-price modification (P00043) for aircrafts EC-130H and A-10 aircrew training and courseware development.  Work will be performed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,645,968 are being obligated at time of award. Air Combat Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-13-C-0008).

BGI Awarded EC-130H and A-10 Aircrew Training and Courseware Development Contract
Mon Aug 28 15:59:00 UTC 2017Mon Aug 28 15:59:00 UTC 2017
Mon Aug 28 15:59:00 UTC 2017

 

Akron, OH (June 2017) – BGI, LLC (BGI) is pleased to announce its latest sub-contract award, in support of the Navy Aviation Distributed Training Center (NADTC) 2.0 Program, for delivery of a coordinated distributed training center that supports mission training exercises in support of Fleet Synthetic Training – Aviation (FST-A). Awarded by prime contractor Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI), the program directly supports the future of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training for U.S. Navy Aviation.  Up to three NADTC Operation Centers (NOCs) may be supported under this contract with locations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, VA, with options for NAS North Island, CA, and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

The NADTC will have the capability to host secure distributed pre-mission briefing events, execute multi-mission virtual and constructive training events, record training events and playback recorded missions to the Navy's aviation strike and maritime communities. The NADTC staff will use the Navy's Continuous Training Environment (NTCE) node and secure distributed network system to connect strike and maritime virtual training centers throughout the world simultaneously.

The training center will use both the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) and Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) synthetic environment generators.

“BGI is excited to bring our broad simulation and training expertise to support both ASI and their customer, NAWC-TSD, on this critical LVC program,” said Corbin Hughes, BGI’s Vice President of Programs.

About BGI, LLC:

BGI is a unique and innovative veteran-owned small business that brings together highly experienced leaders and managers, instructors, operators, training experts, operational subject matter experts (SMEs), software and systems engineers and courseware developers into a mission-oriented environment that fosters teamwork, innovation and reliability with our customers and partners. 

For more information:

Corbin Hughes, (877) 724-4552 x1310, corbin.hughes@bgi-llc.com, www.bgi-llc.com

Tagged as: NADTC, LVC, JSAF, NGTS, NAS Oceana.

Navy Aviation Distributed Training Center (NADTC) 2.0 Program Award
Tue Aug 15 15:59:00 UTC 2017Tue Aug 15 15:59:00 UTC 2017
Tue Aug 15 15:59:00 UTC 2017

BGI has successfully completed International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 registration for our Quality Management System (QMS). BGI was initially ISO-9001 certified in 2012. BGI’s current Certificate of Registration was issued in August 2015 and is valid through August 2018.  The ISO 9001:2015 standard is a demanding certification level with stringent auditing, management review and process improvement requirements. The standard identifies requirements designed to help companies create and maintain procedures to ensure quality in their products and services. BGI achieved this important milestone after completing a lengthy set of process improvement initiatives involving nearly every aspect of our business. To view the BGI ISO 9001 certificate click here.

BGI Completes ISO 9001:2015 Registration
Sat Nov 05 15:59:00 UTC 2016Sat Nov 05 15:59:00 UTC 2016
Sat Nov 05 15:59:00 UTC 2016

The International Fighter conference is being held at the Hilton Bankside in London, England, from 5-17 November 2016.  This conference covers critical issues and 5th Generation capabilities as well as preparedness, advances in munitions, sensor and radar technology, and ground attack.  The conference is also going to focus on mission planning and LVC training, which is a pre-cursor to events at I/ITSEC.

Tasked with managing the most advanced equipment available to modern forces, the fighter community must deliver the most out of their capability by continually adapting to emerging and existing threats. Fighter aircraft are no longer constrained to a purely kinetic response, these ever-capable and expensive platforms are expected to deliver in non-traditional ISR, EW and C2 roles and ensure the ability to shape a distributed air operations capability in contested airspace.  For more info see http://www.international-fighter.com/

BGI attending International Fighter 2016: Advancing Full Spectrum Capability
Thu Jan 07 15:24:00 UTC 2016Thu Jan 07 15:24:00 UTC 2016
Thu Jan 07 15:24:00 UTC 2016

 

On 23 December 2015, BGI, LLC (BGI) was awarded a contract to provide Air National Guard F-16 Weapons System Simulation Training & Support (WSST&S) services at the 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland AFB (Kelly Annex), Texas and 162nd Fighter Wing, Tucson International Airport, Arizona.  The base year contract is valued at $5,729,040 and total value including all options is $30,268,624.  This contract will be effective for one year with a total of four one-year options, and a further option to extend services for six months. 

 

The purpose of the F-16 WSST&S contract is to provide domestic and international combat capable aircrews to the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and allied partner nations that operate the F-16 aircraft.  BGI, along with Veteran-Owned small business subcontractor Cobalt Technical Solutions, LLC will provide all equipment, personnel, supplies and services necessary to perform tasks under this contract, which include F-16 academic and aircrew training device instruction/console operations, comprehensive Courseware Development (CWD), and training support such as scheduling, registrar and learning center management.     

 

“BGI has a deep history of support for F-16 training systems dating back to the company’s start in 1994, so we are excited about this opportunity to take on such an important training responsibility,” said company President Dave Devol.  BGI is a Veteran-Owned small business with over 200 employees, headquartered in Akron, Ohio.  For more information, visit our website at www.bgi-llc.com.

BGI Awarded F-16 Weapons System Simulation Training & Support Contract
Thu Oct 01 14:24:00 UTC 2015Thu Oct 01 14:24:00 UTC 2015
Thu Oct 01 14:24:00 UTC 2015

BGI LLC, Akron, Ohio, has been awarded a $7,557,762 firm-fixed-price modification (P00024) to previously awarded contract FA4890-13-C-0008 for the EC-130H and A-10 aircrew training and courseware development. Work will be performed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $734,499 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

BGI awarded EC-130H and A-10 aircrew training and courseware development modification
Wed Sep 09 14:24:00 UTC 2015Wed Sep 09 14:24:00 UTC 2015
Wed Sep 09 14:24:00 UTC 2015

Akron, Ohio, Hook '15 is the annual reunion of the Tailhook Association, who’s vision is to foster, encourage, develop, study and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation’s defense system.  This annual event in Naval Aviation’s most exciting and professional symposium of its kind, and BGI is proud to support and participate.

 

http://www.tailhook.net/Reunion_Program/2015-08-31_Hook15_Program_CovertoCover.pdf

BGI Attending Tailhook Reunion in Reno, NV
Tue Aug 25 14:24:00 UTC 2015Tue Aug 25 14:24:00 UTC 2015
Tue Aug 25 14:24:00 UTC 2015

Akron, Ohio, On Friday, September 4, 2015, The Northern Ohio Chapter of InfraGard will hold their quarterly members and guests meeting at the Ohio Patrol Officer Training Academy in Richfield, Ohio.  This meeting is being graciously sponsored by BGI, LLC.

The agenda for this meeting includes a talk by Congressman Jim Renacci who represents the 16th District of Ohio in the United States House of Representatives.  Congressman Renacci is a member of several caucuses including the General Aviation Caucus and will address those in attendance with regards to current matters in front of Congress that pertain to the continued protection of critical infrastructures.

Other presentations for this meeting include an update from the Cleveland Field Office of the FBI regarding counterterrorism and the latest threats, as well as a presentation on business resiliency by Brian Kelley, Portage County CIO and adjunct professor.

The full agenda and registration are available at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/noc-infragard-september-members-and-guests-meeting-tickets-18189890452

If you would like more information on the Northern Ohio Chapter of InfraGard, please visit www.nocinfragard.org.

BGI Sponsors InfraGard Meeting
Fri Feb 27 15:24:00 UTC 2015Fri Feb 27 15:24:00 UTC 2015
Fri Feb 27 15:24:00 UTC 2015

 

Orlando, Florida, Please join BGI at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, FL from 3-5 March!  Stop by booth #4035 and see what we have to offer:

 

BGI has been innovating in the flight safety market for over ten years. We started with an after action review product for the fixed wing fighter community and continued to enhance our technology with capabilities in cockpit replay, synchronized video, event detection and in depth flight data analysis. In 2008 BGI became the prime contractor for the Flight Visualization and Data Analysis software in support of the US Navy’s Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance program. After years of continuous investment BGI's leading edge software suite has been deployed to F/A-18, MH-60S/R, CH-53E, UH-1Y and AH-1Z operational squadrons worldwide.
 
Today BGI is excited to announce a new line of products and services specifically designed for the commercial rotary wing community. Leveraging our expertise in military aviation safety we soon will be offering scalable Flight Data Monitoring / Flight Operations Quality Assurance solutions customized for small private operators up to medium sized fleets distributed globally. Our redeveloped software will employ technology advancements in web based interfaces, secure cloud storage and big data processing. Available services will range from subscription based hosting and automatic event detection and reporting to full man-in-the loop data analytics.
 
BGI is out in front. Our offerings thoughtfully anticipate the implementation of future FAA mandates. Our pricing structure will allow even the smallest operators to realize a return on investment. Our technology will continue to be developed with the highest standards of quality, security and performance.

For more information, please refer to the BGI Campaign Brochure for the 2015 HeliExpo.

www.bgi-llc.com / www.heliexpo.rotor.org

BGI at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, FL
Fri Oct 03 14:24:00 UTC 2014Fri Oct 03 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Fri Oct 03 14:24:00 UTC 2014

Akron, Ohio, BGI, LLC wins SBIR Phase I research contract for Universal Decoder for Airborne Generated Data.  The objective of this research project is to develop and demonstrate an adaptive off-aircraft software module capable of decoding airborne data files from raw binary or vendor specific formats into an open format.  Modern military aircraft generate volumes of digital data as time correlated observations measuring the aircraft state, subsystem performance, airframe stresses, and other parameters, which are collected and stored on the aircraft during flight. This data is routinely stored in crash survivable media designed to provide a record of the flight in the event of a mishap, as well as downloaded periodically onto various media for off-vehicle analysis in support of the spectrum of Maintenance, Operations, Safety, and Training (MOST) functions. No standard format is currently prescribed for this type of airborne data storage, which results in limitations in reading, interpreting, and aggregating the data. As such, post-mishap data reconstruction efforts can face extensive and unacceptable delays while determining the specific data format for a particular storage device. Additionally, applications designed to be system (or platform) agnostic that provide off-vehicle data analysis can be extremely challenged in an environment where the input data structure is unknown or unique. This problem is not only faced by the applications mentioned above. In general, any process by which stored data from multiple sources or applications is manipulated to produce a coherent output is subject to the same types of limitations if multiple input data formats are used.
To mitigate this shortfall in capability, innovative research is needed to develop a software module that is capable of converting data designed to be downloaded or otherwise mined from aircraft (data contained within crash survivable media in particular, however, all data in general) using multiple intrinsic data formats to a standard, easily usable format for off-vehicle PC based analysis by text editors, spreadsheets, and analysis software.  This is BGI’s second ever SBIR prime contract award.  Phase I is a feasibility study, with the goal of a follow-on Phase II award to develop a software prototype.

BGI Wins SBIR Phase I Research Contract for Universal Decoder for Airborne Gnerated Data
Thu Aug 28 14:24:00 UTC 2014Thu Aug 28 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Thu Aug 28 14:24:00 UTC 2014

Akron, Ohio, BGI, LLC. has been awarded a $7,899,200 modification (P00011) for the first option year of the firm-fixed-price FA4890-13-C-0008 contract for EC-130H and A-10 aircrew training and courseware development training programs. Work will be performed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2015.  Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds will be obligated upon availability of funds. Headquarters Air Combat Command Acquisition Management & Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

BGI, LLC Awarded Modification for First Year Option for EC-130H and A-10 Training Program
Fri Jun 20 14:24:00 UTC 2014Fri Jun 20 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Fri Jun 20 14:24:00 UTC 2014

On June 20, 2014 BGI, LLC was presented with an award for “Outstanding Employer Support” by the United States Navy.  BGI CEO Phil Dismukes was in attendance to accept the award from the Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun.  Representatives from 39 civilian employers of Reserve Sailors visited Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek as part of the 2014 Navy Employer Recognition Event.  These selected employers had been nominated by their Navy Reserve Sailor employees.  Attendees toured the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), and the USS Scranton submarine as well as viewed a static display of aircraft and a demonstration by SEAL Team 18.  The inscription on the plaque awarded to BGI, LLC read: 

United States Navy Certificate of Appreciation awarded to BGI, LLC for Outstanding Employer Support in recognition of your outstanding support to the Sailors who serve in the United States Navy Reserve.  As a valued employer for these outstanding Americans, you also serve. With your patriotism and unwavering support, we can live up to our Navy Reserve motto; “Ready Now, Anytime, Anywhere.”

BGI Recognized by US Navy Reserves
Mon May 19 14:24:00 UTC 2014Mon May 19 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Mon May 19 14:24:00 UTC 2014

BGI is proud to be presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum.  Stop by and see us at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA from 2-4 June 2014.

The Navy Opportunity Forum is the flagship SBIR event, designed to expedite information sharing between small businesses that have been funded by the Navy and the acquisition community.  The Forum provides an opportunity to make a presentation, exhibit and to network with a highly targeted audience of Forum attendees to include DoD, Prime contractors, 1st and 2nd tier suppliers and equity investors.  BGI will be presenting, exhibiting and demonstrating the progress of our research and prototyping of our current project:  Animation and Analysis of Shipboard Aircraft Recovery Using Ship's Geo-Referenced Data.  For more information about BGI and our current SBIR Phase 2 effort please see the linked attachments.  For more information on the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum, please go to:  http://www.navyopportunityforum.com.

Please read:

Topic 239 Abstract

Topic 239 Quad Chart

BGI Capability Brochure Nov. 2013

See more detail on BGI's participation here.

BGI Presenting and exhibiting at the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum
Tue Apr 22 14:24:00 UTC 2014Tue Apr 22 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Tue Apr 22 14:24:00 UTC 2014

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a sole-source contract N00019-14-C-0019 to BGI, LLC, Akron, OH for efforts to complete the MFOQA software development efforts for Phase 2 (MH-60R/S, MH-53E, CH-53E/K, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y) development, provide continued support of the MFOQA Engineering Tool (MET), and provide sustainment/support of deployed software, in support of Naval Aviation's Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) program.

This acquisition was pursued on a sole source basis under the statutory authority of Title 10, U.S.C. Section 2304(c) (1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." A determination by the Government not to compete this effort is solely within the discretion of the Government.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1b293997b05b999b578961734731179c&tab=core&_cview=0

MFOQA Phase II Software Development
Mon Apr 07 14:24:00 UTC 2014Mon Apr 07 14:24:00 UTC 2014
Mon Apr 07 14:24:00 UTC 2014

BGI is pleased to announce the addition of the Gary Sinise Foundation to our Giving Back program. The mission of the foundation is to serve our Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. BGI leadership will also be attending the National Defense Industrial Award dinner Friday 11 April 2014 in honor of this year’s Eisenhower awardee, Mr. Senise. The men and women at BGI continue to be committed to giving back to those in need.  http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/

BGI Supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation
Wed Sep 25 14:24:00 UTC 2013Wed Sep 25 14:24:00 UTC 2013
Wed Sep 25 14:24:00 UTC 2013

Colonel (Ret.) Gaillard “Evil” Peck, employed by BGI as a contract instructor for the Air Force Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis AFB, addressed a sold out crowd in the Lockheed Martin Imax Theater at the National Air and Space Museum on Monday night.  He was there to promote his book, “America's Secret MIG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG,” which was published last year.  Speaking with the confidence of over 5000 flight hours and 40 years of fighter aircraft expertise, and showing off his trademark handlebar mustache, Evil shared his story of a secret Soviet MIG squadron hidden in the remote Nevada desert.

This was more than a story about enemy aircraft.  Col Peck was the first commander of operation CONSTANT PEG, and he shared the intimate details which started with the secret Tonopah airfield itself. Runways and hangars were built, ground equipment was cobbled together from left over inventory and military pilots were qualified to fly commercial aircraft to get to and from work each day.  Secret Air Force “aggressor” pilots flew MIG-17, MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft against US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps airmen for more than a decade providing measurable improvements to air to air combat training and proficiency. Col Peck described with emotion how the success of this operation sat squarely on the shoulders of the dedicated maintenance professionals that worked tirelessly in the desert heat to transform dilapidated Soviet aircraft into well maintained machines that could handle repeated sorties against U.S. fighters.

At the conclusion of the speech Evil took questions from the crowd and also asked if anyone in the audience had been associated with the project.  There were several CONSTANT PEG pilots present and nearly two dozen pilots who had flown against the MIGs and benefited from this classified program that until a few years ago didn’t officially exist.  “America's Secret MIG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG,” was released by Osprey Publishing and is available through Amazon and other popular vendors.

BGI Instructor and Author Presents at National Air and Space Museum
Thu Aug 01 14:24:00 UTC 2013Thu Aug 01 14:24:00 UTC 2013
Thu Aug 01 14:24:00 UTC 2013

BGI LLC., Akron, Ohio, has been awarded a $36,795,547 firm-fixed-price contract for EC-130H & A-10 contract aircrew training and courseware development training programs.  Work will be performed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., and Moody AFB, Ga., and  is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2018.  This award is the result of a competitive small business acquisition.  The solicitation was posted on FBO and six offers were received.  Fiscal 2013 Operations and Maintenance funds in the amount of $81,245 have been obligated for the Phase-In period (Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2013).  The base period and option periods will be funded and/or exercised upon availability of funds.  Headquarters Air Combat Command Acquisition Management & Integration Center/PKB, Langley Air Force Base, Va., is the contracting activity (FA4890-13-C-0008).

BGI Awarded Air Force Training Contract
Wed Mar 20 14:01:00 UTC 2013Wed Mar 20 14:01:00 UTC 2013
Wed Mar 20 14:01:00 UTC 2013

March 20, 2013 - BGI Awarded SBIR Phase II Contract - BGI, LLC, an innovative small business that provides customers with expert-based services and products that enhance capability in programs related to aviation training, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to provide Animation and Analysis of Shipboard Aircraft Using Ship’s Geo-Referenced Data.

The objective of the contract is to develop a working prototype for an algorithm that compensates for and merges separately generated aircraft and ship motion data into a single stream/file that, when animated, accurately depicts the aircraft landing on the ship until after the arresting gear engages.

BGI is proud to support the government and the warfighter under this SBIR topic by providing a highly experienced operational and technical staff and by leveraging a wide range of BGI-developed training and analysis software products.

BGI Awarded SBIR Phase II Contract
Wed Dec 12 14:38:00 UTC 2012Wed Dec 12 14:38:00 UTC 2012
Wed Dec 12 14:38:00 UTC 2012

December 12, 2012 - BGI Opens New Office in Lexington Park - BGI is pleased to announce the signing of a new lease for office space just outside NAS Patuxent River, MD.  The new 3000 square foot facility is located in the Exploration 5 building on Exploration Drive in Lexington Park.  The new space will include a combination of private offices, common work areas and a conference room.  “This commitment to a permanent presence in the Pax River area will help BGI be more responsive to our NAVAIR customer while giving greater insight into potential new opportunities in the area,” said COO Chris Owens.  Build-out and equipping of the facility should be complete for move-in during the month of January 2013.  For more information, visit www.bgi-llc.com.

BGI Opens New Office in Lexington Park