RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) announced today that it received the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. This is the 15th time Leidos has been selected to receive a Nunn-Perry Award, which is named in honor of former Sen. Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry. The award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the DoD's Mentor-Protege program.
Leidos has been an active participant in the DoD Mentor-Protege program for more than 20 years and has been recognized by the government for its participation in other civilian agency small business programs. Leidos has formally mentored more than 90 firms, enhancing their capabilities and increasing their participation in government contracts and serving as an engine for economic growth. Leidos received the award in recognition for its exemplary efforts in mentoring the Minerva Engineering.
"These mentor-protege relationships bring immense value to both companies involved. The end result of our work with Minerva Engineering is that the DoD received excellent service in the work being performed," said Jim Moos, president of the Leidos Engineering Solutions Group. "At Leidos, we're honored to be recognized again with this award for our success with our protege firm and the DoD."
Minerva Engineering is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing information security products and services that support defense in depth strategies featuring technologies and processes to harden, defend and secure complex systems for the Intelligence Community, DoD and other federal agencies. Minerva specializes in defensive cyber operations and information security including information assurance, risk assessment and mitigation, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, secure network engineering, operations and maintenance and defensive network operations. With a demonstrated history of performance, cost and schedule success, Minerva's experienced, innovative & professionally dedicated multi-disciplinary engineering team of "Integrationeers" mitigates program risk and changes problem areas into success areas.
Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 20,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.