Space & Technology

March 9, 2016
 

NASA recognizes outstanding small businesses with industry awards

The winners of the Fiscal Year 2015 agency-level Small Business Industry Awards were announced March 8 during the spring 2016 NASA Industry Forum meeting hosted by the agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

The SBIA Program awards recognize every fiscal year one small business prime contractor, small business subcontractor, and large business prime contractor for outstanding efforts in support of NASA’s mission. Nominations were received from all 10 agency’s centers.

“American small businesses play a critical role in making space exploration and scientific discovery possible,” said Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA’s Small Business Program. “As NASA continues to reach for new heights, we’re also helping to create jobs and support small businesses right here on Earth.”

Dynetics Technical Services, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., was named Agency Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. The company works with NASA on enterprise information technology services so that the agency has the right tools to reach for new heights.

Arcata Associates, Inc., of Huntsville, was named Agency Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. Managing operations and maintenance for NASA’s Dryden Aeronautical Test Range in Edwards, Calif., the company ensures NASA can continue its critical work in aviation research and development.

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., of Huntsville, was named Agency Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year. The company supports the International Space Station Program Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and during the past year, provided more than 8,600 continuous hours of real-time science operations support to the station. This cutting-edge science advances knowledge that benefits people on here on Earth and helps make future human exploration missions possible.

Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc., and Mathematical Research, Inc., of Houston, were the first recipients of the agency’s new Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year award. Hamilton Sunstrand provides life support equipment for the space station and works with NASA to make spacewalks safer. Working as a mentor to MRI, Hamilton Sunstrand helped the company create better processes and internal systems, ultimately resulting in lower costs for the government.

To learn more about the Small Business Program at NASA, visit http://www.osbp.nasa.gov.




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