Carlos Duran, the newly appointed deputy for small business at Naval Surface Center’s Carderock Division, aims to increase the division’s collaboration with small businesses in an effort to foster continued innovation in its technical programs.
The U.S. Navy said FridayÂ Duran met with hisÂ NSWC Dahlgren Division counterpart,Â Kris Parker, late last month to get familiarized with critical areas and electronic platforms used in the small business contracting area, particularly theÂ SeaPort Next GenerationÂ indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantityÂ contract for project management and engineering support services.Â
Duran saidÂ Parker has the right expertise and knowledge in that area, having served asÂ the acting deputy for small business at NSWC Carderock.
âThe more you collaborate with other Warfare Centers, the more consistency is achieved acrossÂ Naval Sea Systems Command. Our collaboration and consistency help industry better understand our needs and, ultimately, benefits the entire acquisition community,â saidÂ Duran.
Prior to joining theÂ NSWC Carderock, Duran wasÂ a supervisor procurement analyst for the Regional Contracting Office at Marine Corps Base Quantico, where he gained a part-time experience workingÂ with small companies.