Oak Ridge, TN, April 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- GET-NSA will provide information technology support services to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office in Tennessee under a three-year $10.6 million contract recently awarded by the Department of Energy.
GET-NSA will provide an array of support activities, including cyber security operations, network operations, information engineering and systems development, and end-user support and help-desk services. The project, now under way, involves about 30 incumbent employees who became GET-NSA employees on March 1. The contract will be administered by GET-NSA, an 8(a) small disadvantaged business joint venture between Charlotte, N.C.-based Nuclear Safety Associates and Miami’s Global Engineering & Technology.
NSA partnered with GET in a mentor-protégé relationship approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration and designed to help the Florida firm become more competitive in pursuing government IT and security procurements set aside for small and small disadvantaged businesses. GET has primarily supported the Department of Defense Southern Command, providing support in personnel security, IT and administrative functions. GET-NSA was established in early 2012 and approved by the SBA in September 2012.
“This is an important contract for our firm and we are eager to work with and learn from NSA,” said GET President Anthony Maruri, who founded the Miami management and organizational consulting firm in 1999 to work with federal, state and local governments and private sector companies.
The GET-NSA contract also provides access to two other small businesses: Innovative Technical Solutions, a Native American-owned information technology firm in Paducah, Ky., and Turnkey Technical Services, an Oak Ridge-based regulatory compliance and logistics consulting service.
“Creating strategic partnerships is becoming increasingly important in this highly competitive industry,” said Chris Dean, vice president of operations for NSA’s Federal Division. “Establishing this mentor-protégé relationship gives GET an advantage in bidding on government procurements set aside for small businesses.”
“We are pleased with the selection of GET-NSA as the next information technology support contractor for the Oak Ridge Office,” Larry Kelly, the manager of the DOE’s Oak Ridge Office, said in a press release. “The services provided under this contract are vital to our success, and we look forward to building a productive, professional relationship with GET-NSA.”
Nuclear Safety Associates specializes in nuclear safety and licensing, criticality safety, training, specialized design engineering, seismic and structural engineering, safeguards and security, cyber security and information technology services for the federal government and commercial nuclear industry. The Charlotte, N.C., company, founded in 2001, has field offices in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Hudson, Wis.; Columbus, Ohio; and Albuquerque, N.M. NSA has earned a strong reputation for quality and technical excellence and has the experience, infrastructure and financial stability to successfully manage complex projects requiring highly skilled technical resources.
Throughout its 12-year history, the company has experienced consistent and managed growth. NSA is recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s top 5,000 fastest growing small businesses and top engineering companies for four consecutive years, from 2007 to 2010. NSA’s exceptional record of accomplishment is the result of its focus on performance, exceeding customer expectations and viewing every customer relationship as a true partnership.
For more information about NSA, visit www.nuclearassociates.com.
Global Engineering & Technology was founded in 1999 to provide local and private companies advice and assistance in several areas. Its expertise includes streamlining and improving management and organizational processes and analyzing independent and/or integrated policy and procedure. GET also provides safeguards and security support services; computer and cyber security support services; administrative support services; website development for secured information; training and implementing recommended management and organizational improvements and/or programs; and best management practices in addressing management challenges. GET was certified as an
GET was founded in 1999 and certified in 2006 by the Small Business Administration as an 8(a) (Case Number 301281) minority-owned small disadvantaged business. GET is certified under the North American Industry Classification System Code 561990 with a small business size standard of $7M.
For more information about GET, visit www.getinc.org.