SECAF Unveils 2019 Government Contractors Awards Winners

Sandy Corbett, InCadence

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum announced the winners of its 11th annual Government Contractor Awards on May 2, recognizing companies in four revenue categories creating innovation in the industry.

The finalists were chosen by 30 regional business leaders from a pool of applicants, and the winners were picked by a group of company and equity firm CEOs, presidents and founders.

The Special Recognition Award, given to a small business representing the core qualities of other SECAF awards with a focus on providing class-leading services, was awarded to InCadence Strategic Solutions.

Government Contractor of the Year winners are recognized for excellence in financial performance in four revenue categories: Strategic Mission Elements, Inc. won in the under $7.5 million in revenue category; Expedition Technology, Inc. won in the $7.5 to $15 million in revenue category; Assured Consulting Solutions, LLC won in the $15 to $27.5 million in revenue category; and Ridgeline Internation, Inc. won in the $27.5 to $50 million in revenue category.

The Award of Excellence is given to an organization representing excellence in their community, the government contracting industry and toward employees. This year’s winner was Evans Inc.

Firebird AST won the Government Project of the Year award, chosen for delivering an exemplary program with important value to the government,

The Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year award highlights companies that have shown excellence through their efforts as a prime contractor and was given to Peraton, Inc.

Robb Wong of the Small Business Administration won the Government Advocate of the Year award recognized as a person (or organization) in the federal government providing leadership and direction positively impacting the contracting community, and Mark Melton of Cordia Partners won the SECAF Advocate of the Year award as a person championing the organization’s mission.

“We thank our SECAF winners, along with our finalists and nominees, for their outstanding contributions to the 2019 process,” said Mark Moore, event co-chair and president of Access National Bank. “Year in and year out, they prove to be extraordinary representatives of the GovCon industry, and we are proud to be affiliated with companies of such great caliber.”

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