2016 Award Winners

FOR Immediate release
Contact: Amy Talley
(703) 323-8939
SECAF Announces Eighth Annual Government Contractor Awards Winners
GovCon Community Comes Together to Honor Regional Companies
May 13, 2016, McLean, VA – The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) last night named the winners of its Eighth Annual Government Contractor Awards.  With 500 people representing government contracting firms and leading industry professionals, SECAF’s flagship event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small businesses. 
Finalists were chosen by a team of more than 25 regional business leaders that comprised this year’s Selection Committee.  Award winners were then selected from this pool in nine categories by a celebrated group of judges, including: Bob Dougherty, CEO, Netcentrics; Tiffanny Gates, CEO, Novetta; David Lee, President, Intelligence & Digital Data; Peter Schulte, Principal, CM Equity; and George Wilson, CEO, ECS Federal.
 “Congratulations to all of the award winners at SECAF’s 2016 Gala.  I can personally attest to the difficulty the judges had in selecting the winners from amongst such an amazing group of finalists.  It was a privilege to publicly recognize all of these companies that are shining examples of the commitment, strategy and leadership that enable the government contractor community as a whole to reach higher levels.” said Cameron Hamilton of The McLean Group LLC, one of the co-chairs of the event and SECAF’s Chairman of the Board.
The Government Contractor of the Year awards recognize companies in three revenue categories ($0-6M, $6-12M, and $12-25M) that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in growth and financial performance. The Award of Excellence highlights an organization that represents excellence within their community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees.  The Government Project of the Year is given to a company that has delivered an exemplary program with significant tangible and intangible value to the federal government.  The Small Business Partner of the Year is awarded to a large business that has demonstrated its ability to establish and support mentorships, teaming, partnerships, and other beneficial programs for small businesses.  The Special Recognition Award is presented to a small business that – in the judges' view – exemplifies many of the core qualities of the other SECAF awards and has a strong focus on providing services and solutions that are useful and relevant to customers.  The Government Advocate of the Year is awarded to someone who has provided leadership, commitment and direction and had a profound and positive impact on the small and emerging contracting community.  Finally, SECAF’s Advocate of the Year recognizes a member who tirelessly championed the organization’s mission.
That said, 2016 winners are as follows:
Government Contractor of the Year: under $6 million revenues
  • Fusion PPT
Government Contractor of the Year: $6 to $12 million revenues
  • Apogee Research, LLC
Government Contractor of the Year: $12 to $25 million revenues
  • IntelliWare Systems, Inc.
Award of Excellence
  • Atlas Research
Government Project of the Year
  • Amyx, Inc.
Small Business Partner of the Year
  • CACI
Special Recognition Award
  • KnowledgeBank, Inc. 
Government Advocate of the Year
  • Jackie Robinson-Burnette, U.S. Small Business Administration
SECAF’s Advocate of the Year
  • Kathy Albarado, Helios HR
The event’s other co-chairs, Scott Brezler of Dixon Hughes Goodman and Mark Moore of John Marshall Bank, both added:  “We thank our SECAF winners, along with our finalists and nominees, for their outstanding contributions to this year’s process.  Year in and year out, they prove to be tremendous representatives of the GovCon industry.”
More information about the awards, including past winners and 2017 opportunities, can be found at www.secaf.org under the Annual Government Contractor Awards tab.
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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. Providing 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 www.secaf.org.