mentor protege Archive

  • Original Article: AFCEA The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs is hosting a four-day training program to educate, inform and match small and large business mentors with small business proteges. The event takes place May 31-June 3 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. Registration is $500 for mentors and $250 for all others, including proteges, government agencies, academia, panelists and speakers. The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better match big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs. An overview of the program states that breakout sessions will offer information from representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Missile […]

    DOD Small Business Office Offers Mentor-Protege Training

    Original Article: AFCEA The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs is hosting a four-day training program to educate, inform and match small and large business mentors with small business proteges. The event takes place May 31-June 3 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. Registration is $500 for mentors and $250 for all others, including proteges, government agencies, academia, panelists and speakers. The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better match big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs. An overview of the program states that breakout sessions will offer information from representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Missile […]

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  • Original Article: Signal Magazine The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better align big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs, requirements and major defense acquisition programs, said Rob Stewart, the program’s manager. Outreach efforts by individual services such as the Army and Navy adequately address issues of meeting mission needs, he said. But harnessing small business innovation—and connecting small businesses to larger businesses that can teach them the ropes—requires more of a concerted focus from higher levels within the department, Stewart said. The Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs seeks input from defense and federal contractors, big and […]

    Defense Dept. Revamps Mentor-Protege Program to Better Align Businesses With Needs

    Original Article: Signal Magazine The Defense Department is revamping its mentor-protege program to better align big and small business relationships so those partnerships better meet military needs, requirements and major defense acquisition programs, said Rob Stewart, the program’s manager. Outreach efforts by individual services such as the Army and Navy adequately address issues of meeting mission needs, he said. But harnessing small business innovation—and connecting small businesses to larger businesses that can teach them the ropes—requires more of a concerted focus from higher levels within the department, Stewart said. The Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs seeks input from defense and federal contractors, big and […]

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  • Original Article: The Telegraph Alton-based engineering and surveying firm Hutson and Associates Inc., along with national partner Hanson Professional Services Inc., was awarded a $15 million contract to provide engineering and telecommunications services to a California naval facility. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, Calif., provides specialized facilities for engineering, technology solutions and life-cycle management of expeditionary equipment to the Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies and other Department of Defense supported commands. The center’s technological services support secure communications systems, including very low frequency systems. The Hutson-Hanson Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture, the name of the collaboration […]

    Small Business Awarded $15M NAVFAC Contract

    Original Article: The Telegraph Alton-based engineering and surveying firm Hutson and Associates Inc., along with national partner Hanson Professional Services Inc., was awarded a $15 million contract to provide engineering and telecommunications services to a California naval facility. The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, Calif., provides specialized facilities for engineering, technology solutions and life-cycle management of expeditionary equipment to the Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies and other Department of Defense supported commands. The center’s technological services support secure communications systems, including very low frequency systems. The Hutson-Hanson Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture, the name of the collaboration […]

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  • Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

    Workshops Can Help Turn Small Business into Big Business

    Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

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  •   On March 12th, 2015, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs conducted its annual Nunn-Perry Award Ceremony, recognizing 14 exceptional Mentor-Protégé agreements that had significant growth in employees, revenue, capabilities, innovations, facilities and more importantly how those enhancements significantly supported the warfighter. Amongst the 14 agreements was the Department of the Navy’s Mentor-Protégé agreement between Raytheon Missile Systems and Sonju Industrial, Inc. Sonju Industrial is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) operating in Kalispell, Montana. It opened its doors in 1978 as an auto-body and repair business and now manufactures products in the area of aerospace […]

    2014 Nunn-Perry Award Winners: Raytheon Missile Systems & Sonju Industrial, Inc.

      On March 12th, 2015, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs conducted its annual Nunn-Perry Award Ceremony, recognizing 14 exceptional Mentor-Protégé agreements that had significant growth in employees, revenue, capabilities, innovations, facilities and more importantly how those enhancements significantly supported the warfighter. Amongst the 14 agreements was the Department of the Navy’s Mentor-Protégé agreement between Raytheon Missile Systems and Sonju Industrial, Inc. Sonju Industrial is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) operating in Kalispell, Montana. It opened its doors in 1978 as an auto-body and repair business and now manufactures products in the area of aerospace […]

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  • On May 15, 2014, Q.E.D Systems, Inc. (Q.E.D) and Advanced Integrated Technologies, LLC (AIT) were awarded the 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding and successful Mentor- Protégé relationship facilitated by the Department of the Navy (DoN). AIT is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in shipboard and submarine maintenance and modernizations. AIT began the program with only 39 employees and about $2.5M in annual revenue. After three years of participation in the Mentor-Protégé Program and with the expert help from its mentor Q.E.D, it had a 56% percent employee growth and an annual revenue increase […]

    DoN Presents 2013 Nunn-Perry Award Winners

    On May 15, 2014, Q.E.D Systems, Inc. (Q.E.D) and Advanced Integrated Technologies, LLC (AIT) were awarded the 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding and successful Mentor- Protégé relationship facilitated by the Department of the Navy (DoN). AIT is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in shipboard and submarine maintenance and modernizations. AIT began the program with only 39 employees and about $2.5M in annual revenue. After three years of participation in the Mentor-Protégé Program and with the expert help from its mentor Q.E.D, it had a 56% percent employee growth and an annual revenue increase […]

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