WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) launched "NNSA Small Business Week," a weeklong campaign to highlight small businesses around the country that are making vital contributions to the nuclear security enterprise. In FY2009, NNSA distributed more than $418 million in small business obligations for federal prime contracts in fiscal year 2009. In addition, NNSA surpassed its departmental small business goal by over 15 percent in fiscal year 2009.
As part of the NNSA Small Business Week, the NNSA website is featuring a different "Small Business of the Day" each day this week. Today's profile highlights Legin Group, Inc. -- a minority-owned small business that was established in 1996 as a two-person consulting firm out of Knoxville, Tenn., and now has more than 70 employees in offices in Maryland, Nevada, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. Since 2003, NNSA and its Savannah River Site Office have partnered with Legin to complete more than $15 million in construction management design, renovations and repairs for the NNSA Tritium Area facilities and another $3 million in technical procedure writing support for the Tritium Facility.
The Obama administration has made expanding opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracts a top priority. Over the last 15 years, small businesses have created 64 percent of the new private sector jobs, and small businesses employ half of the nation's private sector workforce.
For more information on the Legin Group, on NNSA's small business contracting, and on NNSA Small Business Week, visit www.nnsa.doe.gov.
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