2020 Award Winners

FOR Immediate release
Contact: Amy Talley
For SECAF
atalley@jeffersoncomm.com
(703) 323-8939
 
SECAF Announces 12th Annual Government Contractor Award Winners
GovCon Community Comes Together Virtually to Mark Excellence and Celebrate Success
 
October 2, 2020, McLean, VA – The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Government Contractor Awards. Last night hundreds of people representing government contracting firms and leading industry professionals gathered virtually as the 2020 winners were named. More than 40 regional business leaders chose this year’s finalists from an exemplary group of applicants. Award winners were then selected by a distinguished group of judges, including Shiv Krishnan (CEO, KOOLROX and Founder of INDUS Corp), Kevin Robbins (Co-Founder of Blue Delta Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Wolf Den Associates), Peter Schulte (Principal, CM Equity), and Eric Wolking (Operating Partners, Bluestone Investment Partners). The Event Chairs were Scott Brezler (Managing Partner – Government Contracting Industry Group, DHG), Cameron Hamilton (Managing Director, FON Corporate Finance), and Adam Nalls (Senior Vice President, Atlantic Union Bank).
 
The Government Contractor of the Year awards recognize companies in four revenue categories (Under $7.5M, $7.5-15M, $15-27.5M, and $27.5-50M) 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 a stellar program with significant value to the federal government. The Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year honors companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence through its efforts as a prime contractor.
 
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 class-leading services and solutions. The Government Advocate of the Year commends an organization or a person within the federal government who has provided leadership, commitment, and direction and had a profound and positive impact on the small and emerging contracting community. The Executive of the Year is new for 2020 and represents a regionally-based individual that has shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence to their company, within the community, the government contracting industry, and towards their employees. Finally, the SECAF Advocate of the Year is bestowed upon a member who has tirelessly championed the organization’s mission.
 
This year’s winners are as follows:
 
Government Contractor of the Year: Under $7.5 Million in Revenue
  • ShorePoint, Inc.
     
Government Contractor of the Year: $7.5 to $15 Million in Revenue
  • Allegient Defense, Inc.
     
Government Contractor of the Year: $15 to $27.5 Million in Revenue
  • Fenix Group, Inc.
     
Government Contractor of the Year: $27.5 to $50 Million in Revenue
  • Prescient Edge
 
Award of Excellence
  • M2 Strategy, Inc.
 
Government Project of the Year
  • NetImpact Strategies Inc.
 
Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year
  • Advanced Decision Vectors, LLC
 
Special Recognition Award
  • De Lune Corp
 
Government Advocate of the Year
  • Jeffrey Hale, NOAA Acquisition & Grants Office
 
Executive of the Year
  • Rui Garcia, Acuity Inc.
 
SECAF Advocate of the Year
  • Curt Anderson, E-Innovation Global, LLC 
 
For more than a decade, SECAF’s flagship event has honored small and emerging government contractors by recognizing the key role these firms have in creating innovation and advancement within their industry.
More information about the Gala, including past winners and opportunities to be involved in future award seasons, can be found at www.secaf.org under the Annual Government Contractor Awards tab. The 2021 Awards Portal opens for nominations on December 1, 2020.
 
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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.