ARLINGTON, Va., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Technical Solutions, LLC (STS) announced today that its mentor-protégé program with Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. The DHS Mentor-Protégé program is designed to encourage large, established prime contractors to help further develop the technical and management capabilities of small businesses. Summit Technical Solutions is the first participant in the Iron Mountain small-business mentor-protégé program with DHS.
"We are excited about the opportunity to jointly pursue opportunities at DHS with Iron Mountain, and to benefit from the wealth of experience of a successful large prime contractor," said Kelly Terrien, Summit Technical Solutions' President and CEO. "Iron Mountain has a great reputation for providing high-quality services in support of federal initiatives for records and data management, and directed information destruction. This agreement will enable us to strengthen and solidify our business relationship with one of the premier records storage and retrieval companies in the U.S. federal government sector."
The DHS Mentor-Protégé program is designed to motivate and encourage large-business contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small business concerns. The program is also designed to improve the performance of DHS contracts and subcontracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between DHS large contractors and small contractors, and strengthen contract opportunities and accomplishments at DHS.
"We are very pleased to receive this approval from the Department of Homeland Security, which will further enhance our relationship with Summit Technical Solutions," said Mike Lewis, General Manager, Iron Mountain. "We congratulate Summit Technical Solutions for receiving the DHS 2016 Small Business Achievement Award for its outstanding work in support of the DHS mission. Iron Mountain recognizes Summit Technical Solutions' expertise in developing and delivering federal government Records Management solutions, and the potential benefit to DHS, we believe the DHS Mentor-Protégé program is an ideal way to create and deliver value to DHS, as we create opportunities for growth between the two companies."
Summit Technical Solutions, LLC is dedicated to performance excellence, business integrity and serving the mission-critical needs of its valued customers. STS is a certified WBE, Veteran and Woman-Owned Small Business. The core services STS provides are Data Management, Systems Engineering, Test and Training, and Software Engineering. As a small business Headquartered in Colorado Springs, STS operates in five additional offices located across the United States and OCONUS. These operational offices include Crystal City, VA; Huntsville AL; Shreveport, LA; Lee's Summit, MO; and Ramstein-Miesenbach Germany. More information about STS is available at http://www.sts-llc.com.
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company's real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. Its solutions for records management, data management, document management, data centers and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
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