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Federal Resources’ Board Appoints Larry Gwaltney As Chief Executive Officer – Robert McWilliams To Become President

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The leading government solutions provider makes strategic change to continue to focus on supporting the customers Federal Resources serves.
STEVENSVILLE, MD — June 25, 2018 — Federal Resources Supply Company announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Larry Gwaltney as Chief Executive Officer. Federal Resources also announced that Robert McWilliams, current CEO and Chairman of the Federal Resources Board of Directors, will serve as President and continue as Chairman of the Board.  Federal Resources has experienced exponential growth over the last five years, growing from $80M in revenue in 2012 to $350M+ in revenue in 2017 under Robert McWilliams leadership. This move is in alignment with Federal Resources goals to continue to be the premium solutions provider in the markets that it serves to support the responders and the warfighters throughout the world.

Robert McWilliams commented, “This is the perfect time for Larry to become FR’s next CEO.  The FR team has worked together to build a tremendous company with growth that continues to amaze our competitors and peers.  This strategic move will allow me to focus my time continuing to grow the business while Larry leads the company day-to-day.”

Larry comes to FR from Moore & Van Allen PLLC, a 300-attorney law firm where he served on the firm’s management committee, as co-head of the litigation team, and as FR’s outside general counsel.  Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Larry was a U.S. Army officer.  “As FR’s outside legal counsel, Larry supported FR through financing transactions, key customer and partner deals, and strategic acquisitions.” McWilliams noted. “I am truly excited for him to join the team and assist in accelerating FR’s growth and success.”

“I am honored to join the FR team and look forward to the challenge of providing unique, innovative, holistic solutions to FR’s customers,” said Larry Gwaltney.  “I am extremely grateful, and the Company is very fortunate, that Rob continues to devote his incredible energy and talents to the business; I am excited to work beside Rob and with everyone at FR.”

Founded in 1986, Federal Resources is a leading provider of quality products and mission-critical solutions that support the U.S. Military, Federal Government, State/Local Responders, and International Markets. Specializing in comprehensive life-cycle sustainment solutions; procurement and acquisition; technical services and asset management; and training expertise, the organization is dedicated to serving its diverse range of well-established and emerging market segments. Federal Resources strives to fulfill and expand upon its mission to ensure end-users are equipped with the most innovative, reliable, and cost-effective products and technologies available on the market.

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Federal Resources Co-Chairs Iraq 3rd National CBRN Security Coordination Conference

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

MAY 2, 2018 (BAGHDAD, IRAQ) – Federal Resources, the premier single-source provider of customized, integrated solutions to military (Foreign Military Sales) and civilian (Direct Commercial Sale) CBRN incident response teams served as this year’s co-chair of the Iraq 3rd National CBRN Security Coordination Conference held in Baghdad, April 16-19, 2018.

This is Federal Resources’ second year participating in the annual conference and is in support of broader Iraqi and U.S. Government (USG) efforts to prevent the proliferation of sensitive or weaponizable CBRN materials and mitigate the use of CBRN WMDs in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
This annual event convenes Government of Iraq (GOI), USG, and other international public and private sector stakeholders to discuss timely MENA counter-WMD/CBRN proliferation priorities and identify technology solutions and best practices that can bridge existing gaps in Iraq’s CBRN security capabilities. During the proceedings, Federal Resources led a panel discussion focused on how to effectively leverage public-private partnerships in countering modern CBRN threats and facilitated a day-long CBRN Incident Response Training and Equipment Demonstration for Iraq’s Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, and Peshmerga CBRN response and counter-terrorism teams. This is an ongoing effort by Federal Resources International to work with partner countries around the globe and provide the expertise and resources that will allow them to navigate the CBRN marketplace.

Due to ongoing engagement with Iraqi security and response communities, on-the-ground accessibility, and strong relationships with key partner nation leaders, Federal Resources is uniquely positioned to provide sustainable and critically needed CBRN technical solutions and interoperability strategies tailored for unique threats, environmental considerations, and available resources. To find out more about Federal Resources International activities, experience, and country/regional presence, please contact

PTX and Federal Resources Power Management Demo at SOFIC

Monday, May 21st, 2018


Time: Tues. May 22 – 3:30pm
Location: Federal Resources Booth #2020
Support: Complimentary drinks will be provided
Discover how PTX power management solutions can keep your essential batteries and equipment powered up when you’re in the middle of nowhere. Our subject matter experts will demonstrate several use cases to show how PTX ensures you’ll never run out of power on a mission.

This demo is open to all attendees of SOFIC 2018.
Also be sure to visit the PTX crew on the Protonex Technology Corp. booth, #2232, during SOFIC.

Federal Resources Announces Contract for USAF Comms Gear

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Federal Resources Wins $11.2 Million Contract to Supply the U.S. Air Force with Communications Fly-Away Kit Based on Klas Telecom Voyager
APRIL 9, 2018 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Federal Resources and Klas Telecom announced today a contract award from the U.S. Air Force for $11.2 million to supply them with a rugged and rapidly deployable Communications Fly-Away Kit (CFK) that will serve as a deployable command and control and satellite communications capability. The initial order is for 87 CFKs with the possibility of follow-on orders planned throughout the USAF. The CFK is based on Klas Telecom’s Voyager modular and scalable network modules with supplementary equipment such as BGAN terminals, VoSIP phones and rugged laptops, which are included in the kit. The contract marks one of the first major U.S. Air Force awards for Klas Telecom and builds upon Federal Resources’ U.S. Air Force business.

“We spent a lot of time working with the Air Force to develop capabilities they needed,” Klas Telecom Government Director of Systems Engineering Chris Barnes said. “We are very pleased to have delivered a system that is tailored to their needs. We are looking forward to working more with the Air Force and we hope this will be the first opportunity of many to come.”

The CFK provides multi-enclave baseband networking capability with agnostic transport and data access for classified, unclassified and coalition networks. Among its key features are low power consumption, size and weight; Cisco-based technology; modular and scalable; ruggedized to MIL-STD-810G; rapid set up; airline carry-on-size package; and it comes with built-in cellular, Wi-Fi and wired transport options.

“The modules themselves only weigh about two pounds each and are densely packed with capability like nothing else on the market,” Federal Resources Director of C4ISR Sales Jeff Churchill said. “This particular group within the Air Force wanted their kits to be as small and easy to manage as possible, however, they weren’t willing to compromise on capability and ease of use. We are looking forward to partnering with Klas Telecom on developing more solutions like this as we bring our total breadth of products, services and solutions to the market and serve those within the U.S. DoD.”

Federal Resources Acquires Wright Tool Company

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The strategic acquisition adds to Federal Resources’ portfolio of products and brings new solutions to its customers.

Stevensville, MD (December 14, 2017) – Federal Resources, headquartered in Stevensville, MD, completed the acquisition of Wright Tool Company, a leading provider of automotive and industrial equipment and tools, based in Troy, MI.

Federal Resources, a prime supplier of defense and security solutions to United States and international governments, is expanding its products and services to include maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). In 2017, Federal Resources identified target markets to expand their footprint, and this acquisition is critical to achieving that strategic goal. “This is a big step and represents our largest acquisition to date,” said Robert McWilliams, CEO of Federal Resources. “Together, our combined resources and capabilities will allow Federal Resources to offer a greater breadth of MRO products, services, training and subject matter expertise to new and already existing customers. Wright Tool will prove to be a force-multiplier for Federal Resources’ current product and service offerings and will bolster capabilities for the warfighter.”

Wright Tool Company is a tool and equipment distributor, representing over 200 premier brands for over 45 different applications. Wright Tool utilizes engineering and manufacturing expertise to provide custom solutions for kits, specialty tools, and equipment and is an industry leader in warehousing, distribution, sourcing, procurement, and customization. They are a predominant supplier of equipment and tools to the United States government and are an approved supplier to the military.

“Wright Tool Company is excited to announce joining the ranks of Federal Resources. Wright Tool Company has experienced unprecedented year-over-year corporate growth, and we strongly believe this strategic alliance is the best path forward to continue this momentum,” said Brian McNanney, Executive Vice President of Wright Tool. “We are proud of our employees, our network of strategic manufacturing partners, and the dedication of 70 years of customer service that Wright Tool Company has brought its customers. We look forward to working with Federal Resources to continue driving towards highest levels of performance and customer satisfaction.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Federal Resources will maintain MRO operations out of its new Troy, MI office under the Wright Tool brand.

Federal Resources Offers More Than an Expo at 5th Annual ExperienceFR Event

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The event will be highlighted by guest speaker, Medal of Honor Recipient and New York Times Best Selling Author, Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer.

Stevensville, MD (November 29, 2017) – Federal Resources is hosting its 5th annual ExperienceFR event on December 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. ExperienceFR is an exhibition of products and solutions for military, first responders, and law enforcement professionals. The event will feature training, demonstrations, book signings, and a prominent guest speaker to offer attendees a truly one-of-a-kind experience in a more intimate environment offered by standard tradeshows.

The event will be highlighted by guest speaker Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor – the military’s highest honor. Meyer is also a New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. The first living Marine to have received the Medal of Honor since 1973, and one of the youngest, Meyer will speak to his experiences in Afghanistan and how inspiration, motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, and doing what is right has since shaped his life.

Made possible through the sponsorships of RAE Systems by Honeywell and media partner, CBRNe World, ExperienceFR will include displays of products and solutions from more than 50 suppliers. On-site exhibitors include 908 Devices, Airboss Defense, Cobham, First Line Technologies, Germane Systems, Holmatro, Husqvarna, Motorola Solutions, RAE Systems by Honeywell, SKB Cases, Thermo Scientific, and many more.

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been selected as the event’s charitable partner. Contributions made during the exhibition will be matched by Federal Resources and benefit the hospital’s Cancer Research and Child Life Services.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008?
To register for a complimentary pass to ExperienceFR, please visit

Federal Resources Completes Marley International Group Acquisition

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The acquisition expands upon Federal Resources’ mission to provide quality products, create unique value, and capitalize on emerging and active markets.

Stevensville, MD (February 9, 2017) – Federal Resources of Stevensville, Maryland has acquired Marley International Group, a global product marketing firm with focused operations in the Arabian Gulf.

Federal Resources, a prime supplier of defense and security solutions to the U.S. government, is expanding its presence to include allied nations where U.S. interests are served.

Marley International Group was founded as a multi-national partnership of professionals from the medical, defense, and energy industries. Specializing in all aspects of the contract selling process, the team of experts provides strategic advice to U.S. manufacturers who wish to expand in the Arabian Gulf.

Robert McWilliams, CEO of Federal Resources, announced to shareholders and employees that the acquisition is imperative in following the company’s strategic efforts to expand upon its global reach and continually enhance the key product and service solutions for which the company is known. “We believe the Marley acquisition gives us tremendous reach and insight into emerging markets vis-a-vis its established customer and agent base.”

“Marley International has built a strong network of relationships and established product pipelines in key markets that will continue to propel and position Federal Resources as an internationally known solutions provider,” says Marley International’s Managing Director, David Loeser.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed but Federal Resources reported they would merge operations in its Stevensville, Maryland headquarters and potentially establish offices abroad.

MDM – SERE Industries OM27-S

Friday, September 30th, 2016

I saw a lot of interesting gear at Modern Day Marine but the OM27-S from SERE Industries stuck out for a couple of reasons. First off, is the obvious; it’s a multi-functional tool, but creator Tim Langan is also a Marine Corps Veteran and based the design on need. Items built fulfill an operational need always garner my attention.  Langan says, in addition to its use a tool, the OM27-S can also be used for fitness applications. Those of you who participated, may recognize the tool from type US Army’s 2016 Advanced Warfighting Experiment.

The OM27-S consists of the OS-100 Operational MultiPurpose Support Bar which serves as the tool’s shaft, OG-1 MultiPurpose Survival Tool which resembles the spearhead, M5 MultiPurpose Utility Handle which looks like a hammerhead, CCW-101 Cervical Counterweight and MutiPurpose Shovel which is the hexagonal item, and the Tactical Survival Bag/Field Litter-Splint.

The SERE OM27-S Survival Tool is a one-of-a-kind hybrid multi-functioning tactical tool designed for infinite combinations of use and brings the individual a system of over 50 solutions for a variety of operational applications in multiple threat environments in 7.7 pounds.

There’s a lot of capability here. I’m going to try to purchase one to enhance the BII for my Pinzgauer. The SERE Industries OM27-S is available for unit and agency purchase through Federal Resources.