Salient Federal Solutions Honored as 2013 Helios Apollo Awards Finalist

Company Recognized for Outstanding Employee Development Initiatives, Innovative Programs and Community Engagement

Mar 27, 2013, 07:00 ET from Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, engineering and intelligence analysis services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security and federal civilian markets, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards, which recognizes Washington employers who promote employee development and engagement as their organizational culture. Salient is one of four finalists in the Pente category.

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"I am enthused and encouraged by the commitment to employee development, engagement and community that our 2013 finalists demonstrate," said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios. "We congratulate Salient on being named a finalist and look forward to coming together in May to celebrate."

Salient was selected by an independent panel for its support of employee development initiatives to help grow its organization, employees and community. Specifically, Salient was evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Strategic alignment of employee development efforts with organizational objectives including:
    • Employee onboarding and assimilation process
    • Opportunities for mentoring
    • Employee development programs (internal and external training, corporate university, peer learning groups, etc.)
  • Innovative programs or opportunities to develop leadership skills through community involvement
  • The measurable impact of an employee development program(s) on the employee and/or the organization

"We are honored to have been named finalist of the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards," says Brad Antle, CEO of Salient. "As a new company, we strive to create the best possible employee development initiatives to empower employees to make a difference for our clients and make sound leadership decisions. This is truly a testament to our leadership team for building a world-class organization with a high-performance culture."

Helios will honor the finalists and announce the winners at the Apollo Awards breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Va. To register for this event or learn more, please visit

About Helios HR: Helios provides human capital consulting, HR management outsourcing and recruiting services to help organizations attract, engage, and retain an exceptional workforce. After years of witnessing organizations that recognize employee development and engagement are key strategies to drive business impact and growth, Helios launched the Apollo Awards. Going on the 7th year, the Apollo Awards are now held in partnership with Washington SmartCEO and have honored over 150 organizations. For more information, please visit

About Salient Federal Solutions: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Norfolk, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at

Salient has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies.

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