US: The winners of the Fiscal Year 2015 agency-level Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) were announced on Tuesday, during a NASA Industry Forum meeting. The meeting was hosted by NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “American small businesses play a critical role in making space exploration and scientific discovery possible,” said Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA’s Small Business Program. “As NASA continues to reach for new heights, we’re also helping to create jobs and support small businesses right here on Earth.”
Dynetics Technical Services, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, was named Agency Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. The company works with NASA on enterprise information technology services so that the agency has the right tools to reach for new heights. Arcata Associates, Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, was named Agency Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. Managing operations and maintenance for NASA’s Dryden Aeronautical Test Range in Edwards, California, the company ensures NASA can continue its critical work in aviation research and development.
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., of Huntsville, was named Agency Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year. This cutting-edge science advances knowledge that benefits people on here on Earth and helps make future human exploration missions possible. Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc., and Mathematical Research, Inc. (MRI), of Houston, were the first recipients of the agency’s new Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year award.
The SBIA Program awards recognize every fiscal year one small business prime contractor, small business subcontractor, and large business prime contractor for outstanding efforts in support of NASA’s mission. Nominations were received from all 10 agency’s centers.