June 25, 2018 - Zel Technologies, LLC Awarded the NTNF II Contract

The Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center (ACC AMIC) awarded ZelTech a five year, $8.0M single award IDIQ contract for National Technical Nuclear Forensics II (NTNF II) support. ZelTech will provide expert technical services to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) in conducting a variety of projects with mixed Operations and Maintenance as well as Research and Development support. The expertise provided under NTNF II will be used to advance AFTAC’s technical capabilities for its NTNF mission and support research and development activities. ZelTech has been providing AFTAC with a specialized mix of professionals in nuclear sciences, technical operations, and NTNF subject matter expertise since 2013.

April 15, 2018 - Zel Technologies, LLC Awarded the AFTAC AMS Contract

Zel Technologies, LLC (ZelTech) was awarded the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAС) Mission Support (AMS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract providing various technical, program, and administrative services on а task order basis. These services include: program and administrative services; radiation safety services; radiochemistry laboratory services; graphics and multimedia services; technical writer services; Modeling and Simulation support; system integration services; Expert Panel and Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support; acquisition services; and Research and Development services across all AFTAC Mission areas. This contract has a five (5) year ordering period with a ceiling value of $20.0M. Under this contract, ZelTech will continue a long history of providing support to the AFTAC mission. ZelTech has been a prime contractor at AFTAC continuously since 1998.

Feburary 4, 2018: ZelTech and its early Cyber Security Initiatives

One of the principal authors of the article (“The US Is Not Safe in a Cyberwar”) referenced in the link below was Dr. Ken Williams, ZelTech’s Chief Technology Officer until 2004. The report was written for senior policymakers at the White House and experts in other Government agencies. At the time, Ken was a Principal Investigator on a DARPA Information Assurance and Survivability project, applying kinetic warfare Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace methods to cyberspace. He used Intelligence Preparation of the lnformation Battlespace (IPIB) techniques to assist in the target development portion of the paper. ZelTech, under Ken’s leadership, developed the IPIB concept as a software application that demonstrated how one could help analysts to perform predictive intelligence for mission survivability against cyber threats.

The excerpt below comes from a Nextgov article published 30 January 2018. A link to the article by Joseph Marks follows: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2018/01/what-pentagon-report-year-2000-got-right-about-cyber-war/145594/

What a Pentagon Report from the Year 2000 Got Right About Cyber War

“The defense secretary for a newly elected president is entering his third month in office when a chilling report crosses his desk warning of the catastrophic damage an enemy could visit on the U.S. with a cyberattack.

Such an attack, the report warns, could cripple the U.S. economy. It could strike with no warning. It could be launched asymmetrically by an enemy that’s much weaker than the U.S. in traditional military might.

Even worse, that enemy could use the internet to shield its identity, making it difficult or impossible for U.S. forces to retaliate or to deter an attack before it happens by threatening retaliation inside cyberspace or outside of it.

The defense secretary fires off an email to his pick to lead the Defense Science Board, a civilian adviser to the Pentagon on science and technology matters: “Please take a look at this article, ‘The U.S. is not Safe in a CyberWar,’ and tell me what you think I ought to do about it,” the email asks.

The defense secretary was Donald Rumsfeld. The email was sent in April 2001.

The report, which was released publicly for the first time this month, was oddly prescient about many of the concerns facing cyber strategists today. It also suggests a few alternate paths the U.S. government might have followed if it had responded more forcefully to the growing cyber threat.”

December 15, 2017 - Zel Technologies, LLC Awarded Contract to Support United States Air Force Special Operations Command Intelligence Operations

Zel Technologies, LLC (ZelTech), a professional and technical services company providing expert advice, critical operational assistance, and leading edge technical solutions to Defense, the Intelligence Community and Homeland Security, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). This OASIS small business contract has a base year and two option years. The award has a value of $53.5M. Teammate is MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB). 

ZelTech and its teammate will provide intelligence specialists to support AFSOC in the planning, integration and implementation of new and existing intelligence collection, exploitation, reporting, dissemination and evaluation capabilities.

October 23, 2017 - J&F Alliance Group presented with the Minority Technology Firm of the Year award

ZelTech is very pleased to announce that on October 23rd, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) presented J&F Alliance Group with the Minority Technology Firm of the Year award. J&F Alliance Group is an IT company that specializes in customized augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications for military services and the Department of Defense. The company provides users with applications that increase safety awareness, work performance, comprehension, collaboration, and more. Falana Dula-King, CEO, and JarMarcus King, COO, were invited to the White House for a ceremony honoring the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Award winners. J&F, along with nine of the award winners, attended a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 2017. ZelTech provides mentorship and support to J&F which is located in the ZelTech headquarters in Hampton, Virginia. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylBb1IRda-g&feature=youtu.be Link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/24/president-donald-j-trump-recognizes-minority-owned-businesses

October 21, 2016 - Old Dominion University's (ODU) Center for Enterprise Innovation/Gov2Com Program conducted interviews at Zel Technologies, Inc.

ZelTech founder and CEO Jack Ezzell Jr. and key executives offer their views on the challenges and pitfalls faced when expanding from government contracting into the commercial market. This ODU Idea Fusion GOV2COM production describes how ZelTech started, and examines the key challenges that arose when the company took steps to enter the commercial market space. Perspectives are offered by senior managers who led Business Development, Technology, Financial, Contracting and Legal aspects of this transition.
Jack Ezzell Jr., CEO
Getting Started: https://youtu.be/YmqZitOjaw4
Taking Assessment: https://youtu.be/nQHOlv0fuuw
Business Development: https://youtu.be/W2sbd1fftfE
Technical: https://youtu.be/n5J-rwDlrSw
Finance: https://youtu.be/fDG937CHDI4
Contracts: https://youtu.be/sS0wG-ksMEw
Legal: https://youtu.be/MzwwtGzREo0

September 1, 2016 - Zel Technologies, LLC (ZelTech) awarded Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) Contract

Zel Technologies Inc. (ZelTech), Hampton, Virginia, has been awarded a $165,272,923 ceiling, cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business Pool 4 contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) with expertise in research, experimental development, and rapid acquisition; development and fielding of counter-threat technologies; and delivering urgent mission solutions in support of operations throughout the globe. Zel Tech will identify and maintain an understanding of risks, vulnerabilities, and capability gaps of the Joint Force to drive rapid assessments, thus enabling informed investments in counter-threat technologies and non-materiel solutions within the combatant command's latest time of value. This task order assists JIDA enable Department of Defense actions to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness and through anticipatory, rapid acquisition in support of combatant command's efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and other related mission areas including counter-improvised explosive device. Work will predominantly be performed in Virginia and the National Capital Region; however, contractor personnel will also be embedded as needed with globally deployed U.S. forces. The expected completion date is Aug. 31, 2021. Joint IED Defeat funds in the amount of $2,652,877 are being obligated at the time of award. This task order was a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. GSA Federal Systems Integration and Management Center is the contracting activity, in support of JIDA (GSQ0016AJ0017).
(Article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/934439)

August 25, 2016 - Zel Technologies, LLC (ZelTech) awarded a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance contract in support of Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate Computing and Communications Division (AFRL/RIT)

Under this GSA OASIS contract, ZelTech will provide engineering and technical support, studies and analyses, surge support and cross-cutting support within AFRL/RIT. This three-year contract was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY.

August 18, 2016 - ZEL Technologies, LLC (ZelTech), Awarded Information Exploitation and Assured Systems (INEAS) Contract

Under this GSA OASIS contract, ZelTech and its teammates, Quanterion Solutions, Inc. and Radiance Technologies, Inc., will provide engineering and technical support to AFRL/RIG intelligence and cyber RDT&E programs. This five-year contract was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY and is valued at $16.8M. "Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited: 88ABW-2016-4790 & 20160929"

Zel Technologies, LLC (ZelTech), based in Hampton, VA, is a Veteran-Owned professional services and information systems company with over 20 years experience as an integrator and prime contractor. ZelTech has a strong record of success delivering a wide range of expert advice and technical support, program management, and engineering and process solutions. Learn more about ZelTech at www.zeltech.com.