SCORE Success Story, Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program

Disasters and crises requiring U.S. response have been made more complex due to the technological and social changes wrought by mobile phones and information technologies. New information systems, from social media to YouTube, spread the word about rapidly evolving crises with greater speed; however, the reliability of the information is highly variable. Because of this, the Navy sought a means to develop actionable intelligence and to discover and enhance information so that it can be used in the planning, monitoring, and proactive execution of humanitarian missions.

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MITS Joins Annual Horton Wreath Society for the Laying of the Wreaths

MITS employees joined the Horton Wreath Society to lay wreaths at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Continuing a long tradition, MITS supports the Horton Wreath Society to honor, recognize, and educate the community on the lifetime of commitment, service, and courage of veterans to preserve the freedoms of our country.

While at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Cemetery, MITS-GIVES, Inc., the new nonprofit created by MITS, was able to seek volunteers to serve in new Honor Guard that will provide full military honors to veterans and their families who request them. The Honor Guard will be ready for service by Memorial Day 2023. Learn more.

The Virginia Pilot reports “Chesapeake veteran, business owner establishes nonprofit to help other veterans and their families”

SUFFOLK — For years, Mike Ihrig has been one of many volunteers who place 13,000 live evergreen wreaths on the graves of veterans during the holidays at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

As acting vice president of the Horton Wreath Society, Ihrig learned that only 10% of the roughly 1,500 veterans interred each year at the Suffolk cemetery receive their full funeral military honors. Ihrig, CEO of Chesapeake-based MI Technical Solutions, plans to change that. Read More