The Coalition for Government Procurement has selected Science Applications International Corp. for the Excellence in Partnership Award for Veteran’s Employment.
SAIC said Tuesday CGP recognized the Reston, Va.-based defense firm for its efforts to launch and operate a veteran program for its employees.
The company established its Military/Veterans Business Resource Group in April 2017 in order to provide support as well as mentoring and networking benefits to veterans, military personnel and their families.
The employee-run M/VBRG operates under SAIC Chief Human Resources Officer Karen Wheeler and consists of over 300 members in 10 SAIC-sponsored chapters throughout the U.S.
Wheeler said veterans account for 25 percent of the company’s workforce, and SAIC is proud to be a destination for veterans who want to transition to a long-term career.
The M/VBRG unit is an interest-based business resource group under SAIC’s MOSAIC diversity program.
The EIP Awards honors members of the acquisition community that have contributed significant changes to the government procurement industry.