Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) and 8(a) IT and engineering company, recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program. It is designed 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.
On October 17, 2013, TISTA was one of 52 businesses from 10 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement. During the program’s graduation, Ahmed R. Ali, president and founder of TISTA, was presented with a congressional citation on behalf of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD).
“I believe the government truly understands the value, innovation and dedication that SDVOSBs bring,” said Ali. “A program such as this is so vital to help all SDVOSBs better position themselves for growth.”
“Ahmed demonstrates two of this nation’s strengths: the power and potential of small businesses and the drive and strength of America’s veterans who have given so much to keep our nation free and safe,” said Van Hollen, who represents Maryland’s 8th district.
The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran-owned small businesses to help them partner on opportunities.
"We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our county by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors," said Barbara Ashe, president of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”
About TISTA Science and Technology Corporation
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is a SDVOSB and 8(a) company that delivers information technology and professional services to federal, state and local governments and commercial customers. Headquartered in Rockville, Md., TISTA holds numerous contracts, including the CIO-SP3, GSA IT Schedule 70 and SPAWAR Pillars contract vehicles. TISTA provides its customers expertise in program and project management, cybersecurity and information assurance, application development, operations and maintenance, and systems integration expertise. TISTA has earned its CMMI Maturity Level 2 accreditation in services and development and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. Please visit us online: tistatech.com.