International Business Sales and Service Corporation

Incorporated in 1992, International Business Sales and Service Corporation (IBSS) is a certified women-owned small business (WOSB) headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. As a privately held Information Technology consulting services firm, IBSS has maintained a reputation for employing innovative professionals and delivering quality client solutions.

We believe in forming long-term relationships with our clients so that we can learn their business and understand their corporate culture, goals, and objectives. This has helped us successfully expand our service offerings to provide more client-focused business solutions and sustain consistent growth for over 20 years.

Our in-depth understanding of the business process, combined with cutting edge technical and project management skills, allow us to rapidly provide superior solutions to our clients. Our expertise can guide you through the maze of technological choice. To this end, we dedicate ourselves to putting clients at the center of every decision and every transaction.

IBSS is best known for our unending commitment to outstanding customer service and our dedication to our employees. At IBSS, we believe our employees are the lifeline of our organization. We go to great measures to build a loyal and enthusiastic workforce by demonstrating our support of, and appreciation for, their high-quality performance. This is what sets us apart from our competition and allows IBSS to achieve the highest awards in performance-based contracting. Our experience and capabilities have made major contributions to the overall success of many of our clients. Our goal is to be the best single-source provider of IT consulting and cost management solutions.

Blue Frontier Campaign

Blue Frontier Campaign is a national grassroots nonprofit dedicated to preserving the health of our ocean. We work on a number of ocean issues including advocating for enhanced ocean science programs to conserving unique ocean wilderness areas such national seashores, parks, and monuments. We also serve as a convener for the public, government, and scientists through Blue Vision Summit (conferences) and Peter Benchley Awards (recognition in science and advocacy).

Ecological Society of America

Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a professional society for ecologists engaged in all aspects of the discipline, from field work to computational modeling, teaching at all educational levels, environmental policy, communications, and more. The society has convened yearly meetings since its founding, in 1915. We are the largest community of professional ecologists, with 10,000 members worldwide, and a trusted source of ecological knowledge. ESA is committed to advancing the understanding of life on earth.

The society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes to: (1) promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists through publication of journals and holding meetings; (2) raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science and ensure the continuing supply of new ecologists through educational and outreach activities; (3) increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science through efforts of the membership in both the private and public sectors; and (4) ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision­-making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy­makers at all levels of government and the private sector; provided, however, that all of the foregoing purposed are within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law (the “Code”).

FoNOAA Urges House and Senate Leadership and Appropriators to Support NOAA in FY17

As supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Friends of NOAA (FoNOAA) would like to thank you for the increase in discretionary funding provided in the CJS Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017. However, we are concerned about cuts in the bill to NOAA’s budget and request that you fund the agency at $6.05 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

Read the full FoNOAA letters sent to the House and Senate Leadership and Appropriations Committees.

2016-08-12 FoNOAALetter House Leadership & Approps FY17

2016-08-12 FoNOAALetter Senate Leadership & Approps FY17

Friends of NOAA

The Friends of NOAA (FoNOAA) are supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who join together to encourage Congress and the Administration to adequately support the agency’s budget.

FoNOAA believes that NOAA is essential to America’s economy, security, environment, and quality of life, and that only a balanced approach to funding the agency will allow NOAA to realize the greatest economic and job creation benefits for the American people. From the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, where it took more than four months to accurately gauge the amount of oil spilled, to 2011’s record-breaking string of 14, $10 billion disasters, ongoing events provide ample evidence that Americans desperately need NOAA’s fully integrated range of oceanic and atmospheric data, products, and services – and perhaps now more than ever before. With over half of Americans living along our coasts, insured coastal property worth some $9 trillion, and weather- and climate- sensitive industries accounting for an overwhelming majority of US GDP, it is clear that investments in NOAA provide superior value to the nation by enabling businesses and government to better manage risk and optimize decision making.