Deloitte'’'s Federal Government Services practice - our people, ideas, technology, and outcomes – are all designed for impact. More than 7,350 people across the country bring fresh perspective - from inside and outside government - to help solve our nation’s biggest challenges. From cyber and IT modernization to big data and analytics, cloud, anti-fraud, and leadership services, we bring insights from our client experience and research to drive bold and lasting results. Those insights, along with our shared purpose and passion, help government make an impact and improve the lives of citizens.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
We are one of the world's leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. We are the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world. Rolls-Royce is well established in the marine sector where we design vessels and integrate power systems. We have a growing presence in civil nuclear power, drawing on our skills and experience of over 50 years in powering nuclear submarines. Our MTU brand is world-renowned in high-speed diesel engines powering applications as diverse as rail locomotives and luxury yachts.
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP continues to innovate with a soldier centric approach to modernize in the digital era. SAP helps defense organizations by increasing mission effectiveness, improving combat readiness, even in unpredictable conditions and mitigate operational risk to get the maximum value from your equipment, information, and personnel - all with ironclad information security.
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as "Emerging Preeminent," placing USF in an elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, and the National Reconnaissance Office. We also apply our years of space systems experience to national interest projects for civil agencies like NASA, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations.
Our highly skilled technical staff focuses on ensuring the success of every mission and on developing effective, innovative, and economic space-related hardware and software. Our insight and involvement in space programs have significantly reduced the risk of launch failure and increased satellite endurance and performance. Due to our expertise, Air Force space mission successes have been unmatched by any other space program.
Aerospace is headquartered in El Segundo, California, with other locations throughout the U.S. Aerospace employs approximately 3,500 people.
As Louisiana’s flagship university and only one of the few institutions nationally with land-, sea-, and space-grant status, Louisiana State University’s research mission is discovery and pushing the knowledge boundaries. The mission of the Transformational Technologies & Cyber Research Center (TTCRC) is to translate LSU’s digital expertise, research capabilities, and infrastructure into applied solutions for the federal government and industry partners.
Founded in 2008, Tampa Bay WaVE, Inc. is a ‘by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs’ 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping entrepreneurs turn build, launch, and grow breakout tech businesses in Tampa Bay. Today we support over 150 tech startups and over 250 entrepreneurs that call Tampa Bay home.
Fermilab is America's premier national laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research. Fermilab's scientists and engineers design, build, test, and operate world-leading accelerators, detectors, and computing applications. Fermilab's partners in industry and academia help apply these technologies to other fields such as energy and environment, medicine, aerospace, and national security. A U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, Fermilab is located near Chicago, Illinois, and operated under contract by Fermi Research Alliance LLC.
The Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) is moving national security innovation forward at its multi-mission engineering and advanced manufacturing facilities. KCNSC provides secure, trusted mechanical, electrical and material engineering and manufacturing services to government agencies in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. Specifically, its secure technology transition program helps government agencies prepare technologies for commercial manufacturing or transition innovative technology directly into classified applications. For more information, please visit www.nsc.doe.gov or send an E-mail to Customer_inquiry@nsc.doe.gov.
The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida provides existing and emerging businesses with the professional business consulting, training and information they need to grow and success. No matter where you are in the business life cycle, our certified business consultants have the real-world experience and expertise to help you make the right business decisions. Our consultants’ expertise focuses on areas that are vital to owning and operating a successful business, including:
Strategic market research
Market expansion and revenue growth
Business and strategic plan development
Access to capital and loan packaging assistance
Financial analysis and assessment
Accounting systems and financial literacy
Feasibility analysis and start-up assistance
In addition to our core service offerings of consulting (provided at no cost), training, and business research, specialized services are also available for qualified Florida businesses looking to accelerate market growth:
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Technology Transfer Days is a week of diverse collaborative learning activities in which invited speakers, guest participants, attendees, researchers, industry, academia, entrepreneurs, government, subject matter experts and community organizations meet to collaboratively explore needs and opportunities in emerging technology transfer ecosystems.
Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses and organizations making the South Tampa community a better place in which to live, work, and play. Voted the #1 Chamber by the readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, our active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy social activities and community involvement.
The Greenhouse is St. Petersburg's front-door to business growth, providing business owners and entrepreneurs with the education, resources and assistance necessary to thrive in the local economy. Comprised of an expert team from the City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, along with a wide network of partners, we are committed to the economic growth and development of St. Petersburg's economy.
TSFA is a multi-location, multi-disciplined start-up accelerator/innovation aggregator that targets life sciences, big data, human capital enterprise, and fintech. Our largest differentiator is our strategic partnerships with multinational technology companies, research centers, and universities because from the very onset our IP is commercially viable. We then create portfolio companies around the IP which are “off-ramped” rapidly by acquisition or integrated into the respective strategic partners’ sales channel.
University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center
The University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning are what makes UT’s program unique. Entrepreneurship education is the fastest growing field of study in the U.S., with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development worldwide. Student learning is at the core of all activities and programs of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues.
TiE Tampa Bay Mission: TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization out there. With programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and Mentor Match, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is a non-for-profit international organization that serves its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information. AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.
The Tampa-St. Petersburg (Pelican) AFCEA Chapter has a long-standing tradition of supporting the advancement of the excellence in technology, professionalism, and education as they relate to the vital areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), electronics, audiovisual and information systems. The Pelican Chapter distributes annual scholarships and grants in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field. Proceeds from our annual Golf Tournament, monthly luncheon raffles, and other fundraising events contribute to our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support community schools, as well as the Hope Children's Home, a local orphanage.
The AFCEA Pelican Chapter is also developing a cyber outreach program to encourage local students to pursue a career in cybersecurity in hopes they will attend cybersecurity programs at local universities and colleges, compete for internships and move on to full time employment opportunities at local commercial, academia, and government institutions.
The Pelican Chapter monthly membership meetings are normally held with a luncheon on the third Thursday of each month at MacDill AFB.
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