SECAF Announces Inaugural Awards Gala Finalists

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Companies Recognized for Excellence in Government Contracting

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor, announces the finalists for the First Annual SECAF Awards Gala. The SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event, honoring small and emerging government contractors and the players in the ecosystem that rely on small business. The 2009 winners will be chosen from among the finalists at the First Annual SECAF Awards Gala on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

"In its commitment to the small and emerging government contractor, SECAF elected to launch this unique Awards Gala to serve an unmet need in the marketplace," stated Shiv Krishnan, chairman of SECAF and CEO of government contractor INDUS Corporation. "SECAF recognized that strong, emerging firms with revenues of less than $25M in annual revenues rarely have an opportunity to be recognized, although they are accomplishing great things."

With over 100 nominations received, finalists were chosen in four separate categories. In addition, nominations were accepted for a Government Advocate of the Year, a person within the government that has demonstrated unrivaled support for the small business community. This honoree will be recognized the evening of the Awards Gala.

Finalists are:

SECAF Contractor of the Year (under $6 million):

  •     Culmen International LLC
  •     Dozier Technologies, Inc.
  •     eXMeritus
  •     Link Solutions, Inc.
  •     OGSystems

SECAF Contractor of the Year ($6 to $12 million):

  •     Assett, Inc.
  •     Dovel Technologies
  •     Information Systems Consulting Group Inc.
  •     Invizion, Inc.
  •     Millennium Group

SECAF Contractor of the Year ($12 to $25 million):

  •     Accelera Solutions, Inc.
  •     DB Consulting Group Inc.
  •     iLuMinA Solutions Incorporated
  •     PROTEUS Technologies
  •     SNVC, LLC

Small Business Partner of the Year (greater than $25 million):

  •     A-TEK, Inc.
  •     Segovia
  •     SRA

"We are pleasantly surprised by the high number of nominations for our inaugural program," added Mark Moore and Scott Brezler, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee. "This confirms our belief that this growing community sees value in the recognition of its peers."

About The First Annual SECAF Awards Gala:
The First Annual SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring the small and emerging government contractors and the players in the ecosystem that rely on small business. The event will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the McLean Hilton Tysons Corner. Business/elegant attire. Tickets to attend may be purchased by visiting http://www.secaf.org . More information can be obtained by emailing info (at) secaf (dot) org.

About SECAF:
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Arming members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company.

SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information visit http://www.secaf.org.

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