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NNSA Demonstrates its Commitment to Small Business

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently selected three small businesses for its new Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure and Cyber Security Support Blanket Purchase Agreement.  The contract covers a wide spectrum of IT and Cyber Security support for NNSA’s Office of Information Management and has an estimated value of $250 million spanning five years.


The awardees are: Criterion Systems, Inc., of Vienna, VA; DKW Communications, Inc., of Washington, DC; and IntePros Federal, Inc., of Washington, DC.  These awards are a direct result of the Secretary’s leadership and NNSA’s commitment to place small businesses first when acquiring mission-critical products and services. “Small businesses inject needed innovation and vitality throughout NNSA’s mission-critical activities and demonstrate our intent to expand partnerships with the small business community,” said NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz. “These are partnerships that strengthen our national security.”

In addition to being small businesses, IntePros Federal is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and all three awardees have team members which are SDVOSBs.  NNSA placed a preference on contracting with SDVOSBs for the award of this IT contract, reflecting President Obama’s emphasis on expanding economic opportunities for our nation’s veterans and creating what the Administration calls, “our engines of job creation.” 

Finally, NNSA’s IT and Cyber Security contract award demonstrates NNSA leadership’s continued commitment to improving acquisition management, and advances the policy preference of the Administration, Office of Management and Budget, the Department, and Congress for competition and fixed price contracting.  By further committing to fair and open competition, NNSA continues to drive technical innovation, reduce costs, and increase the value of taxpayers’ dollars.