Bethesda, Maryland (Vocus/PRWEB) March 27, 2011
Catapult Technology, Ltd., a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government, has been named a Champion for Veterans in Procurement by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, which runs the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), a program established in 2009 to help veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.
Barry Kane, president of Catapult Technology, was presented the honor at a ceremony marking the launch of the National Center for Veteran Institute in Procurement at the Bolger Center, a government-owned conference facility located in Potomac, Md.
“Catapult has been involved in the VIP program since the beginning, and it has been gratifying to be able to give back to the veteran-owned small business community,” said Kane. “As a former small business, and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned company, Catapult understands the value of sharing what we have achieved from 15 years in business. We want to give back to the veteran-owned small business community by sharing the lessons we learned along the way to growth.”
Providing leadership and vision, Kane worked to shape the program and its curriculum, as well as taught the program’s session on operational program controls. Catapult’s CEO Randy Slager has also supported VIP participants by sharing his perspectives on the dynamics of the federal market space.
After two years of successfully serving 125 veteran-owned business leaders in the Washington Metropolitan Area, VIP organizers responded to interest from veterans around the United States and transitioned to a national program. Today, over 40 businesses from eight states were the first to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement.
“By helping entrepreneur-minded veterans succeed as government contractors, we are not only supporting those men and women who have served our nation, but also the veterans they hire, the citizens they serve, the government agencies and prime contractors they support, and the overall economy,” said Barbara Ashe, president, Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “Our Foundation could not have built the VIP program or broadened it nationally without champions like Catapult Technology and Barry Kane lending us invaluable leadership, vision and subject matter expertise in government contracting.”
This award, which will be given annually, pays tribute those individuals or organizations that have most advanced the goals of the Veteran Institute for Procurement in helping veteran-owned businesses thrive in the government contracting space. From inspiring the program and shaping the curriculum, to volunteering as instructors and promoting the program to veteran-owned business, our inaugural awardees were an integral part of launching and growing a successful VIP program.
About Catapult Technology
Catapult Technology is a leading Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) Information Technology contracting firm that provides a wide array of Technology and Management Solutions and Enterprise Systems to the federal government. Catapult is focused on quality service delivery and has been independently certified as a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 company and is also ISO 20000:2005 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Catapult was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Go to http://www.catapulttechnology.com for more information.
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