NVision Solutions Selected for 2006 SBA Tibbetts Award for Innovative Geospatial Research
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NVision Solutions Selected for 2006 SBA Tibbetts Award for Innovative Geospatial Research

September 15, 2006 -- Stennis Space Center, MS – The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions is pleased to announce the selection of NVision Solutions Inc. as a 2006 U.S. Small Business Administration Tibbetts Award winner.

The SBA will present NVision CIO Craig Harvey with the award at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on September 26, 2006, along with 54 other firms selected for the agency’s highest recognition for innovative technology. NVision Solutions is the only company from Mississippi selected for this national honor.

"This project is an excellent example of how NASA and industry can partner to develop a NASA application, while at the same time help fulfill a commercial market place need, and is exemplary of the goals of the SBIR program," said Ray Bryant, the SBIR/STTR Program Manager at Stennis Space Center.

The SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program accounts for more than $1 billion per year in federal research and development funds and is coordinated by the Small Business Administration in cooperation with 11 federal agencies. NASA’s Stennis Space Center funded NVision’s SBIR project to create online geospatial and remote sensing tools.

NVision’s project has lead to revenue in excess of $500,000 from non-NASA sources in a variety of industries including emergency management, precision agriculture, economic development, and weather forecasting.

“The goals and results of this research represent NVision’s core capability and this award is recognition of our hard work as well as the unique, cooperative environment at NASA’s Stennis Space Center that fosters technological innovations,” said Craig Harvey, CIO of NVision Solutions, Inc.

"The Tibbetts Award is one way the SBA encourages innovative concepts, technological advances and research and development," said Janita R. Stewart, Mississippi SBA District Director. "NVision Solutions, Inc. is a ‘model of excellence’ and represents Mississippi exceptionally on the national level." The award is named for Roland Tibbetts who led federal efforts to create the SBIR program and recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of those who work with or on behalf of the program.

NVision Solutions, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned firm that specializes in advanced geospatial solutions and powerful web applications. NVision, an active member of Mississippi's EIGS geospatial industry cluster, is headquartered at the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit www.nvisionsolutions.com or contact Craig Harvey at Email Contact or (228) 688-2205.