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  • Northrop Ranks 3rd in Website's Diverse Business Support List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Ranks 3rd in Website’s Diverse Business Support List

    DiversityBusiness.com has ranked Northrop Grumman as the third-best company out of 50 in the U.S. for providing business opportunities to diverse business owners. The website’s list of the top 50 companies is based on an online survey of 1.3 million diversity business owners and work to assess company grants for multicultural suppliers, Northrop announced Friday. Northrop is the […] More

  • Northrop Honors 32 Small Business Partners; Harry Lee Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Honors 32 Small Business Partners; Harry Lee Comments

    Northrop Grumman has recognized 32 of its U.S.-based partners for supporting a company program designed to expand subcontracting opportunities for a variety of small businesses. The suppliers received “World Class Team” awards for their work under the company’s Socio-Economic Business Program, Northrop announced Friday. Small disadvantaged, veteran-owned, service-disabled and historically underutilized businesses are the intended […] More

  • Northrop to Mentor Davidson Technologies for MDA Program; Dorothy Davidson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Mentor Davidson Technologies for MDA Program; Dorothy Davidson Comments

    Northrop Grumman has signed a three-year mentor-protege agreement with woman-owned small business Davidson Technologies for a Missile Defense Agency program that aims to get small businesses get more involved in federal subcontracts, AL.com reports. Lucy Berry writes Northrop will mentor Davidson Technologies in cybersecurity, information assurance, integrated logistics support and strategic planning over the next three […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: Arnold Punaro on Sequestration's 'Unprecedented' Nature, Industry-Govt Relationships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: Arnold Punaro on Sequestration’s ‘Unprecedented’ Nature, Industry-Govt Relationships

    Arnold Punaro has seen and lived both sides of the GovCon sector, having served a nearly three-decade career in the Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of major general, working in the U.S. Senate, including 14 years as staff director or minority staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee and for 14 years as […] More

  • Calibre to Accept Vet-Owned Business Support Award - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Calibre to Accept Vet-Owned Business Support Award

    Calibre Systems will receive a Champion of Veteran Enterprise Award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition for its commitment to veteran-owned and service-disabled small businesses. The award recognizes the company’s effort to exceed the federally-mandated goal of awarding 3 percent of contracting or subcontracting opportunities to those businesses, Calibre said Thursday. In fiscal year […] More

  • Lockheed Honors Its Small Business Suppliers; Pat Sunderlin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Honors Its Small Business Suppliers; Pat Sunderlin Comments

    Lockheed Martin has commended 13 of its U.S.-based suppliers for supporting the company's defense portfolio over the past year. The company's missiles and fire control and training and logistics solutions business units selected the group among thousands of its suppliers across the U.S. for the supplier awards,, Lockheed said Wednesday. Pat Sunderlin, vice president of […] More

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    Parsons Wins Small Business Contracting Partnership Award; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

    Parsons Corp. has won an award from a veteran small business advocacy group for exceeding a congressional goal to award three percent of contracts to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The National Veteran Small Business Coalition selected Parsons for awarding 4.4 percent of its contracts to SDVOSB businesses during fiscal year 2012, Parsons said Wednesday. Overall, the company […] More

  • Strongbridge JV Holds Spot On Potential $10B GSA IT Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Strongbridge JV Holds Spot On Potential $10B GSA IT Vehicle

    A joint venture of Stongbridge Corp. and Electronic Consulting Services holds a position on a potential $10 billion General Services Administration contract vehicle for computer programming and systems design services. Advanced Quality Alliance is one of several firms holding positions on the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, which is intended to encourage agencies to purchase information technology […] More

  • Report: Over Half of Job Losses Due to Sequestration Would Come From Small Businesses - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Over Half of Job Losses Due to Sequestration Would Come From Small Businesses

    If sequestration occurs, 52% of all job losses will come from small businesses, a study previously covered on ExecutiveBiz has forecast. A KansasCity.com article details the struggles of a number of small business owners suffering from recession, and dreading the thought of lost federal business while highlighting aspects of that study. Catherine Giordano, CEO of Knowledge Information Solutions […] More

  • SBA Could Give Investor-Owned Firms Access To Small Biz Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SBA Could Give Investor-Owned Firms Access To Small Biz Programs

    The Small Business Administration may allow small businesses with outside investors to obtain set-aside federal research funds, Jill Aitoro reports on the Washington Business Journal. Under a proposed rule, small businesses majority-owned by outside investors could qualify for the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the 1992 Small Business Technology Transfer Act. Businesses would be eligible […] More

  • Northrop Grumman Makes 'Div50' List for Diversity Efforts, Small Business Outreach - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman Makes ‘Div50’ List for Diversity Efforts, Small Business Outreach

    Northrop Grumman was named fifth on DiversityBusiness.com‘s list of the top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities, Northrop announced Monday. DiversityBusiness.com assesses a company’s volume, consistency and quality of business initiatives to multicultural suppliers. More than 1.2 million businesses were questioned about diversity in business, according to Northrop. Northrop Grumman cited its business opportunities to […] More

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    TASC to Mentor GCS Through Pentagon Protege Program

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded TASC Inc. a three-year, $2.9 million agreement to mentor Government Contract Solutions Inc. under the Defense Department‘s Mentor-Protege Program. TASC said in a release it will mentor GCS, a TASC subcontractor and woman-owned small business, in areas such as information assurance and security, information technology transfer and business infrastructure […] More

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