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NSWC Carderock’s Carlos Duran Puts Focus on Building Small Business Partnerships

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 Friday Duran met with his NSWC Dahlgren Division counterpart, Kris Parker, late last month to get familiarized with critical areas and electronic platforms used in the small business contracting area, particularly the SeaPort Next Generation indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for project management and engineering support services. 

Duran said Parker has the right expertise and knowledge in that area, having served as the acting deputy for small business at NSWC Carderock.

“The more you collaborate with other Warfare Centers, the more consistency is achieved across Naval Sea Systems Command. Our collaboration and consistency help industry better understand our needs and, ultimately, benefits the entire acquisition community,” said Duran.

Prior to joining the NSWC Carderock, Duran was a supervisor procurement analyst for the Regional Contracting Office at Marine Corps Base Quantico, where he gained a part-time experience working with small companies.

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