2011 Award Winners

Contact: Jennifer Edgerly 
SpeakerBox Communications
April 28, 2011, McLean, VA—The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor, is pleased to announce the winners of the 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 winners and their categories are as follows: 
SECAF Contractor of the Year (revenue under $6 million): InCadence Strategic Solutions
SECAF Contractor of the Year (revenue $6 to $12 million): Onyx Government Solutions
SECAF Contractor of the Year (revenue $12 to $25 million): Solutions Made Simple, Inc. (SMSi) 
SECAF “Award of Excellence” (revenue under $25 million): Atlas Research
Small Business Partner (revenue $25 to $100 million): Robbins-Gioia, LLC
Small Business Partner (revenue more than $100 million): Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Government Advocate of the Year: Michael O’Neill, Director of the Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Programs a the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
The 2011 winners were chosen from among three to five finalists in all categories, and announced at the Annual Awards Gala on April 28, 2011 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The original field of nominations included nearly 200 submissions. 
“This is the third year we have been able to applaud the success of these notable companies in the government contracting community—we expect to see growth continue from these companies,” said Shiv Krishnan, chairman of SECAF and CEO of government contractor INDUS Corporation. “We also offer great appreciation for the friends of the emerging contractor: the industry small business partners and the advocates within government who enable our community to succeed. We are proud to offer a forum for them to be recognized.”
“These companies have demonstrated what it takes to succeed,” added Mark Moore, John Marshall Bank, and Scott Brezler, Dixon Hughes Goodman, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee. “We applaud the successes of this year’s award winners, nominated companies and the industry as a whole and we look forward to a successful 2011.” 
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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. 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 www.secaf.org.