2014 Military Night Sponsors

Thales, a global technology leader for the Defense & Security and the Aerospace & Transportation markets, is proud to support the men, women, and families of our nation’s armed forces. From tactical communications to naval combat management systems to integrated air defense systems, Thales technology is helping our warfighters execute their missions successfully and return home safely. We salute the U.S. military and their families -- your service is invaluable, your sacrifices are immeasurable, and your contributions are countless. We have our freedom to show for it.

To our GovX Members, we’re sure glad you’re here. GovX was built for you and is supported by us and of all our suppliers, manufacturer-partners, shippers and others…just for you. It’s the best, most privileged shopping experience for people who serve or have served in the Armed Forces or otherwise employed by related government agencies; it’s a place to exercise a privilege not extended to others in the marketplace, just you.
Our Mission
Our Mission is to create the ultimate, privileged, e-commerce destination for active duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and related government agencies.
What We Do
GovX is a privileged e-commerce Web site where qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces and those in related government agencies can shop for premium off-duty apparel, equipment and other products as well as on–duty tactical products. Prospective Members simply submit their registration to qualify as a Member and once approved, you can begin shopping, saving and interacting on the GovX.com site. We wrap our superb customer service around a largely direct-from-manufacture purchasing system using a sophisticated, inter-connected, e-commerce platform connecting us with our shippers, manufacturers and our entire customer support team and manufacturer support team, all to deliver you prompt and select products with exclusive pricing.
We are, or expect to soon become, the Internet’s leading destination for verified members of the Armed Forces (and related government agencies) to shop for premium tactical and off-duty products.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin is led by Robert J. Stevens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

As a global security and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. As the technology leader, we will define the future of defense—from undersea to outer space, and in cyberspace.

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products.  We reported an operating profit of $1.6 billion in 2012 on revenues of $14 billion. Our company has approximately 32,000 employees who support more than 11,000 customers around the world.
Frederick Rentschler founded Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1925. Our first aircraft engine transformed the aviation industry. It was the 410-horsepower, air¬cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time. We have been leading change ever since.  Today, Pratt & Whitney develops game-changing technologies for the future, such as the PurePower® PW1000G engine, with patented Geared Turbofan engine technology. The company's worldwide large commercial engine maintenance, repair and overhaul network provides innovative services that add value and delight customers around the globe.

Analytic Services Inc. is a not-for-profit public service institute that provides objective studies and analyses to aid decision-makers throughout the national security, homeland security, and public safety communities. Services are delivered through its two operating units: ANSER and the Homeland Security Institute (HSI).

At ANSER, we focus our resources and capabilities in areas that allow us to be at the forefront of shaping our Nation’s future. We look over the horizon to anticipate emerging requirements and the best ways to maximize our public service contributions.

The Homeland Security Institute is a Studies and Analysis Federally Funded Research and Development Center that began its work in 2004. It delivers independent and objective analyses and advises in core areas important to its sponsor in support of policy development, decision making, and evaluation of new ideas on issues of significance.

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada or "UA" as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 340,000 highly-skilled United Association members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America.

Founded in 1889, the United Association is one of the most respected and influential building trades unions in the U.S. and Canada today. It serves as a collective voice for workers through negotiation and collective bargaining with employing contractor groups. The UA is also a key member of the Building and Construction Trades Department, the AFL-CIO, and the Canadian Federation of Labour.

The United Association has been training qualified pipe tradesmen longer than anyone else in the industry. The UA boasts the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, organized instructor training, and certification programs. For more information, visit: www.ua.org/

Sentrillion is a leading security company providing enterprise security solutions (ESS) to defense, homeland security, civilian, and commercial clients. We understand, design, and implement ESS that converge physical, IT/cyber security, human security/health science, and management solutions for comprehensive security offerings. While the practical day-to-day protection of the individuals who make our country safe is our primary concern, we are also dedicated to giving back to those individuals. At Sentrillion, we give back to our military personnel by dedicating both our time, through the raising of funds for charities like the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as our resources, by donating to events like the Washington Capitals’ “Salute to the Military” Night. It is our hope that all of those attending tonight enjoy themselves greatly and are aware of the deep appreciation we feel towards the brave men and women who serve our country.

FedBid was founded on the premise there’s a better way for organizations of all sizes to buy smart, save money and reduce risk on simple goods and services they buy every day. Buyers use a simple and efficient Internet-based interface to enter the requirements of what they want to buy. FedBid’s market operations team manages the sourcing process—ensuring robust competition from multiple qualified Sellers. At the close of the buy, the Buyer receives all bidders’ pricing options to choose from, with full documentation. FedBid’s fully-managed online marketplace is fair, ethical and transparent. It enables dynamic competition providing the best market pricing available at the time the buy is completed.

There is never any cost to the participating Sellers and no upfront cost to the Buying organizations.

A small transactional fee is collected only if and when an award is made. It’s a risk free way of doing business—with guaranteed results.

ObjectVideo is the world's leading provider of intelligent video software for security, public safety, business intelligence, process improvement and other applications. Founded in 1998 by world-renowned scientists and program managers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and headquartered in Reston, VA, ObjectVideo is a private company backed by leading venture capital partners. The company employs highly-skilled and experienced professionals, more than two-thirds of whom have R&D, engineering or software quality assurance responsibilities.