SECAF Announces Third Annual Awards Gala Finalists

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Twenty-six companies have been chosen as finallists in six categories for the third annual SECAF awards gala. Companies are nominated by their peers and recognized for excellence in the government contracting industry. Winners will be announced at the third annual SECAF Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

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“In its commitment to the small and emerging government contractor, SECAF is proud to host its awards gala and recognize these fine companies,” said Shiv Krishnan, chairman of SECAF and CEO of government contractor INDUS Corporation.

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor, is pleased to announce the finalists for its Third 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 2011 winners will be announced at the gala on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

“In its commitment to the small and emerging government contractor, SECAF is proud to host its awards gala and recognize these fine companies,” said Shiv Krishnan, chairman of SECAF and CEO of government contractor INDUS Corporation. “SECAF recognizes that strong, emerging firms with less than $25 million in annual revenues rarely have an opportunity to be recognized, although they are consistently accomplishing great things.”

With more than 200 nominations received, finalists were chosen in six categories. The Contractor of the Year award recognizes the small and emerging contractor that has shown a commitment to excellence in the previous year, while the Small Business Partner of the Year is awarded to a larger government integrator located in the Washington, D.C., region that has actively supported small and emerging contractors. New this year is the SECAF “Award of Excellence” which honors outstanding citizens in the government contracting community. In addition, a Government Advocate of the Year, a person within the government that has demonstrated unrivaled support for the small business community will be named by SECAF chairman Shiv Krishnan. This honoree will be recognized the evening of the Awards Gala.

Finalists are:

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

  •     Atlas Research
  •     InCadence Strategic Solutions
  •     Pherson Associates, LLC
  •     QBE dba Quality Business Engineering
  •     Veris Group, LLC

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

  •     The Coleman Group, Inc.
  •     DRT Strategies, Inc.
  •     Global Tech, Inc. (dba eGlobalTech)
  •     Onyx Government Services
  •     Silverback7, Inc.

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

  •     EDC Consulting LLC
  •     Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.
  •     Kingfisher Systems, Inc.
  •     Solutions Made Simple, Inc (SMSi)
  •     XL, Inc.

SECAF “Award of Excellence” (revenue under $25 million):

  •     Atlas Research
  •     CPS Professional Services
  •     Digital Infuzion, Inc.
  •     InCadence Strategic Solutions
  •     Integrity Management Consulting, Inc.

Small Business Partner (revenue $25 to $100 million):

  •     IntelliDyne, LLC
  •     NETCONN Solutions
  •     Robbins-Gioia, LLC

Small Business Partner (revenue more than $100 million):

  •     CGI Federal Inc.
  •     L-3 Linguist Operations & Technical Support
  •     Science Applications International Corporation

“We are proud to continue this tradition of recognizing great companies that play such a vital role in the Washington, D.C. contracting community,” added Mark Moore and Scott Brezler, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee. “These companies have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence and the number of nominations we received confirms our belief that this growing community sees value in the recognition of its peers.”

About The Annual SECAF Awards Gala
The 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 28, 2011, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the McLean Hilton Tysons Corner. 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 The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum
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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