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Be Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready! – BGI Attends the AFA’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference (ASCC)

BE READY so you don’t have to get ready”

BGI will be attending the AFA’s Air, Space, & Cyber Conference (ASCC) in full force this year! ASCC is the leading professional development event for Air Force and Space Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, veterans, and defense industry leaders and representatives. The conference brings together top Air Force and Space Force leadership, industry experts, and government officials to discuss challenges facing the aerospace and cyber communities today and in the future. It is a fantastic way to collaborate with fellow industry members in a focused warfighter supporting environment.

BGI CEO Phil Dismukes comments, “We are fortunate to be providing direct training and engineering support to the USAF on the F-35, F-22, F-16, B-1, B-52, A-10, EC-130, MQ-9 platforms as well as to the USAF Weapons School.  We are being responsive to SECAF and USAF Leadership to always BE READY so that we don’t have to get ready. I’m proud to be joined by Robert “Moose” Smith and Chris “X” Cross along with BGI Senior Advisors Kevin “Omar” Bradley and Bill “Kanga” Rew. We are ready to engage partners and customers in National Harbor to respond to the challenges ahead to be ready!”

Please reach out if you would like to meet or revisit with the BGI team.  Robert.Smith@bgi-llc.com is our AFA team leader for 2022.


Christopher “Towny” Townsend Named Navy League of the United States (NLUS) National President

BGI Senior Business Development Manager, Christopher “Towny” Townsend (Commander ret.) was elected aa the National President of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) during the national convention in June. He will serve the remainder of this year as President-elect, alongside the current President, David J. Reilly, and at next year’s national convention, Towny will take office as the 52nd President and begin executing what is expected to be an aggressive agenda during his two-year term in this key leadership role. Read more about Towny, his time as  Central Florida Navy League President and his transition to NLUS National President at the link below! From all your fellow BGI employees, Congratulations Towny. The United States Navy and our nation just got a little bit better.





BGI-Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) JV LLC FTSS V Lot 1 IDIQ Award

BGI-Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) JV LLC, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (N6134022D1002) are awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with the estimated aggregate ceiling of $1,310,000,000.  The contract provides sustainment services and training requirements in support of fielded training systems to include, training simulator contractor operation and maintenance services and contractor instructional services, with minor training simulator modifications, training simulator relocations, training systems management, in-service engineering office support, spares/product support, and other related support services performed ancillary to contractor operation and maintenance services and contractor instructional services for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Companies have an opportunity to compete for individual orders.  Percentages for work performed at each location is unknown until award of task orders under this contract, however, work will be performed at Navy installations in Mayport, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; Whidbey Island, Washington; Key West, Florida; Fallon, Nevada; Pensacola, Florida; Lakehurst, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Ft. Worth, Texas; Naval Submarine Base New London Groton, Connecticut; and U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and is expected to be completed in August 2027. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal, seven offers were received, as well as, as a small business set aside request for proposal; two offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.


AVIX-BGI JV II LLC Awarded F-16 Weapon System Simulator Training and Support Services Contract

Avix-BGI JV II LLC, Yorktown, Virginia, was awarded a $9,993,229 firm-fixed-price contract to provide weapons system simulator training and support for domestic and international combat-capable aircrews. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received. Work will be performed in Lackland, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 2, 2028. Fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Air National Guard funds in the amount of $9,993,229 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. National Guard Bureau’s Directorate of Acquisitions, Operational Contracting Division, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W9133L-22-C-3007).



Connect with the BGI Growth Team!

The BGI Growth Team continues to be actively involved in the 2022 spring conference circuit! We are savoring these opportunities to reconnect face to face with customers, teammates and recruits. Our upcoming attendance schedule includes Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, 37th Space Symposium, Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) Xponential and The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). Maybe we will see you there?

To schedule a meeting please contact our team directly through the contact page on our web site (www.bgi-llc.com/contact).


BGI to Attend AFA Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando!

BGI, LLC will attend the 2022 AFA’s Warfare Symposium (AWS) in Orlando this week in force.  Our team is prepared to engage with AFA Conference attendees to focus on the conference theme of existing and pipeline opportunities in support of the warfighter. The AWS is a premier professional development event for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force as well as the aerospace and defense industry that supports them. Attended by DOD officers, enlisted members, civilians, and veterans, this warfighting symposium will focus on the critical concerns and challenges of joint warfare in every corner of the globe. Drawing speakers from combatant commands, as well as from the Air and Space forces, the symposium features opportunities to network, dynamic exhibits, as well as the Air Forces’s unique Spark Tank innovation competition.

This year’s theme is AIR and SPACE POWER: INDISPENSABLE TO DETER, FIGHT & WIN. We plan to use the time in Orlando to address this theme at a conference and local industry level. We have found that exercising our core value of TEAMWORK has brought unique capabilities of organizations together to respond quickly to the needs of our customers.  Join us in this quest! Please contact Chief Growth Officer Chris Owens via email at Chris.Owens@bgi-llc.com if you would like to engage with our team.

Know Your FSO – A Message from the CEO

A few years back I walked into a Lockheed Martin facility and the first thing I saw was a huge TV with a picture of their Facility Security Officer with the caption, KNOW YOUR FSO. I thought that was a pretty good idea, then and now. Please join me in officially welcoming and getting to know Kristine Olsen as our new BGI Facility Security Officer effective 8 November 2021. Kristine is based in our Akron, OH office and is originally from the northern Ohio area. Don’t be surprised if the new office is decked out in all kinds of Ohio State stuff or if Kristine and Chad Darr are dressed in their football jerseys the first week of January. Kristine comes to BGI after a distinguished career as an Army Intelligence Officer in support of Army Special Operations. She spent 12 honorable years serving in this capacity, and was deployed to many locations worldwide in support of our Nation. She along with her husband Parker and two kids decided to make a change to enjoy a more stable family life and has landed at BGI for her next career step. Kristine jumped right into the mix to get through the FSO training requirements, as well as taking advantage of additional training opportunities offered through the Skillbridge transition program (sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Fellowship Program) as she left active duty. She has worked closely with Dave Carrell, corporate leadership and other Process Area leaders to integrate directly into this critical role. You will begin to see Kristine’s name on more and more correspondence related to Security, ITAR, Insider Threat, and CUI protection. While she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, I don’t think you will get any correspondence from her in that language.

After distinguished careers at the FBI and BGI, Dave Carrell, our former FSO, is in the process of easing into retirement while exploring other endeavors, including teaching and travel. Dave will continue to support our BGI Security Team while Kristine leads and familiarizes herself with BGI’s people and processes. We will recognize Dave fully when he is further down the road but we would be remiss if we didn’t thank him publicly for his strong support in this transition for Kristine. Thank you Dave.

Security is one of our key pillars here at BGI and having each and every employee become familiar with Kristine and her role makes us a stronger organization. Thank you and join me in welcoming Kristine and her family to the BGI team.

BGI To Attend I/ITSEC 2021!

BGI looks forward to attending the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) from 29 November – 3 December at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference and is the catch all for Simulation and Training business. BGI has attended I/ITSEC for the past 24 years and again this year will be there in force with over a dozen employees supporting demonstrations, engaging with customers and executing our own existing program management and business development initiatives.

Each year there is a strong conference theme, this year’s is “Innovating and Accelerating Training:  Adapting to an Unexpected Future.”   This is directly in line with our BGI emphasis of meeting the needs of the customer by thinking outside of the box, integrating operational expertise into program development, and ensuring that military and civilian personnel are comprehensively trained to face the many challenges posed by the continuously changing environments where they operate. This aggressive solution-oriented pursuit stems from the highest levels of DoD leadership and the history of BGI’s desire to be out in front supporting the warfighter.

BGI’s future growth demands that we comprehensively understand the ever-evolving and dynamic environments faced by the warfighter, aligning our core competencies with a robust pipeline. Our Strategic Approach & Vision centers on all aspects of training in many DoD domains and I/ITSEC is the ultimate environment to engage our customers and strategic partners and learn about the changing needs and requirements in the industry. The lessons learned from I/ITSEC will flow to the entire BGI team through each of our programs, projects and pursuits.

“I also anticipate that all BGI attendees will leave this conference with an enhanced perspective and be reenergized to continue with our mission to integrate operational, technical, and engineering expertise to enhance customer capability and add value to aviation, training, defense, and national security programs,” said Phil Dismukes, CEO and Founder

BGI to Attend Air Force Association’s (AFA), Air, Space and Cyber Conference

BGI will attend the Air Force Association’s (AFA) Air, Space & Cyber Conference as a live, in-person event Sept. 20-22 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.

A full agenda of speaker presentations and a robust technology exposition will greet thousands of visitors. AFA is working closely with the Department of the Air Force leadership to create a truly memorable event for Airmen, Guardians, and their industry partners in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of AFA’s founding.

AFA’s Air, Space, & Cyber Conference is the leading professional development event for Air Force and Space Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, veterans, and defense industry leaders and representatives. The conference brings together top Air Force and Space Force leadership, industry experts, and government officials to discuss challenges facing the aerospace and cyber communities today and in the future.

This year’s conference celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Association and offers the opportunity for informative discussions of Air Force and Space Force missions and Warfighter needs. The BGI Team is excited to engage with government and industry partners at AFA to discuss collaborative solutions targeted at positively impacting the mission of Air Force and Space Force Warfighters.

BGI will see you at AFA!

BGI Attending 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs – August 23-26, 2021

We are excited to announce that BGI will be attending Space Foundation’s 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 23-26 August 2021. Space Symposium brings together government and industry to examine space issues, encourage dialogue, and focus on critical space needs.  BGI will look for insight on near-term and long-term opportunities, to include question and answer sessions and panel discussions. BGI is thrilled to be able to meet and connect with our many government and industry partners in person in a collaborative setting.​  See you in Colorado Springs!