March 10, 2011 -- Virginia Beach, Va – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) named NVision Solutions, Inc. a 2011 winner of the Nunn-Perry Award, under the DoD Mentor-Protégé program in partnership with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). The DoD Office of Small Business Programs presented the award to both companies for accomplishments as a DoD Mentor- Protégé team.
DOD selected NVision as one of 9 recipients out of the approximately 137 Mentor-Protégé agreements currently active. This award is named in honor of both former Senator Sam Nunn, who sponsored legislation to create the Defense Department's Mentor-Protégé Program, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry in recognition of his implementation of the program.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Department of Defense,” said Socorro Harvey, NVision President. “We look forward to a continued relationship with CSC to serve America’s Warfighter. This program required significant commitment and effort by our entire staff and this award is truly a team accomplishment.”
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) with successfully competing for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements. DOD reviews eligible nominations and numerically scores them in a review panel.
NVision and CSC have worked together since 2007 on this agreement which is the first NGA Mentor-Protégé agreement in Mississippi. NVision President, Socorro Harvey accepted the award on behalf of NVision along with Chief Operating Officer, Craig Harvey, and CSC Vice President, Bob Frizelle.
Under this program, NVision’s staff grew over 200% and the company received ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 registration for its quality management system, PMP certifications for project managers, and a DelTek accounting system. By the end of the agreement, NVision will receive CMMI ML 2 and PgMP certifications as well as a number of other corporate infrastructure enhancements.
NVision Solutions, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned certified 8(a) firm specializing in advanced geospatial solutions. NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). MBA’s goal is to impact economic development by serving as an advocate for small and medium sized businesses. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit www.NVisionSolutions.com.