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Navy Cash Next Generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92530
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-064-0376
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Harmonia Holding Group LLC
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Navy Cash Next Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00189-09-P-Z436
Award Amount: $69,607.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy currently uses a Smart Card based stored value system to provide sailors with the ability to make purchases on board a ship This system, called Navy Cash, has been implemented on a majority of the ships but the Navy is encountering problems of cost and maintenance is looking for an alternative that will automate back-end processes and allow newer authentication technologies such as biometric to be inducted. Harmonia proposes to develop a system that implements a "Bank ATM/POS-like" system onboard the ship which works in conjunction with standard bank issued debit cards, biometric authentication devices and a Navy-specific PIN set up by the sailor at the time of registration to create a secure and simple environment for cashless purchases. The system also fully automates the bank-end processes for reconciliation of transactions and settlement of accounts with vendors. It also provides a facility for disbursing cash while onboard without unduly taxing the disbursement officer's time. The result is a system that can be implemented systematically and cost-effectively, provides significant savings in terms of management and long-term maintenance and is scalable and upgradeable to newer authentication processes as they mature.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Abrams
Principal Investigator
5409515901
mabrams@harmonia.com

Business Contact:

Pallabi Saboo
CEO
5409515915
psaboo@harmonia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HARMONIA, INC.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541967366
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No