Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Responds to Senator McCaskill's Request for Investigation
ASRC Has Been a Leader in Pushing for SBA 8(a) Reforms
Sep 19, 2011, 09:40 ET
BARROW, Alaska, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 10 months after NASA awarded a technical support and engineering studies contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is calling for a review into how the contract was awarded. ARTS, headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, which is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.
"We're proud of the work that our family of companies is doing, and the work that we've done in the past," said Tara Sweeney, Sr. Vice President of External Affairs for ASRC. "We look forward to working with the appropriate people on this matter."
ASRC has been a leader in pushing for meaningful reforms to the Small Business Administration's 8(a) business development program, and was encouraged when the SBA published its final set of reforms in February of this year.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Inupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation's shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 11,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development.
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