CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded TASC a direct-reimbursement Mentor-Protege agreement, valued at $2.9 million over three years.
TASC has entered into the agreement with Government Contract Solutions, Inc. (GCS), a woman-owned small business and TASC subcontractor. Under the terms of the agreement, TASC will mentor GCS in key areas including information assurance and security, information technology transfer and business infrastructure and development.
"At TASC, we understand the important role that small businesses play in our economy and have long valued our partnerships with small businesses. And we know from our existing work with GCS the valuable expertise they bring to the customer and to the market," says Craig Ridley, small business liaison officer at TASC. "We see this award as the next step in a progressive, winning relationship for all involved – TASC, GCS and, most importantly, NGA."
The DOD Mentor-Protege Program, which was enacted in 1990, provides incentives for major DOD prime contractors to help small businesses develop and strengthen technical and business capabilities. The goal of the program is to help proteges become essential partners and compete successfully for prime contract and subcontract awards. For more information and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/mentor_protege/.
NGA is the nation's premier source of geospatial intelligence. As a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, NGA provides imagery, geospatial and targeting analysis, along with image sciences and modeling for U.S. national defense, disaster relief and safety of navigation. NGA seeks to know the Earth, show the way and understand the world. For more information, visit www.nga.mil.
Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. With about 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.
Media Contact: Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager, Christine.Bragale@TASC.com, (703) 653-5996.
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