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Member Milestones July 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Business Milestones, July 2010


Jennifer Collins, of The Event Planning Group, spoke on Capitol Hill at a press event with Speaker Pelosi to support the Small Biz Jobs & Tax Relief Acts On June 16, 2010.

MJ Burg Associates has been notified by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) that it has been Verified, as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business IAW PL 109-461. MJ Burg Associates is a full service Information Technology company building on more than 30 years experience of the founder Mark Burg in IT business development

Happy Birthday Geneva Software! – It was just 20 years ago that owner Dan Dyke met with Jeff Scott, the co-founder, in a quaint "gasthaus” or pub in Geneva, Switzerland to lay out the foundation of what is now a well established software engineering services company. It was the hope and dreams of Dan and colleagues to support the vital mission of the Department of State, whether on home ground or around the world at any one of their embassy locations. Well not only has the mission of Geneva, as well as their values of providing mission focused, quality software with extreme integrity come to fruition, Geneva has prospered for the last 20 years as a premiere small business providing full lifecycle system development and software engineering services to State. They were even recognized in 2007 by the Assistant Secretary with an Award for Excellence – proving their dedication to mission with integrity!

Congratulations Geneva Software! – Geneva Software, a Small Business known for its integrity and business ethics, as well as a long time provider of software engineering services to the Department of State, was recently awarded a 5 year contract by State to continue to provide top notch IT services, specifically software engineering services. This contract has an estimated value of $65 million. Geneva wishes to thank Global Services for their excellent proposal support – feedback from various POCs within State indicate this was a great proposal that responded to all the requirements with precision – a trade mark of Geneva's long history of software development expertise.

Geneva Software awarded another 5 year GSA Schedule Contract. After much coordination and negotiation, Geneva Software was awarded another 5 year contract to provide IT services through the GSA CORP schedule – the schedule provides not just the typical Schedule 70 IT services but additional management and training services as well!

The ASBC was well represented at the FAA's Small Business Procurement Opportunities & Training Conference. Kiscal, AASA, and Geneva Software all rallied together to gather intel and seek new relationships for future opportunties. Of particular interest was Kiscal's focus and networking for training opportunities with FAA's Academy while AASA's interest was peaked for mathematical simulation opportunities with FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical institute. Geneva targeted a teaming opportunity with a current partner for Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center's IT Service Support SIR due out in the coming months.

Jen Runkle and Runkle Consulting are working on three workshops: Delivering ROI on Teams, Building and Growing a Profitable Service Business and Leading Change.

B2G Consultant, Speaker, and Author Mark Amtower's next book: Selling to the Government-What it Takes to Compete and Win in the World's Largest Market,comes out this fall from John Wiley & Son.

Previews will appear this summer at

The Latest from Summit Insight: In July, Judy Bradt, CEO of Summit Insight, debuted two courses as a member the faculty of AFCEA Professional Development: #10907-A – the Ultimate Government Market Research Workshop – a full day course And #10906-A – The Business of Winning – Seven Steps to Success – a two day course. They'll be offered again this September and in January and April 2011 – find out more and get course description at And watch for Judy's first book, due out in October – Government Contracts Made Easier: Seven Simple Steps.

Data-Inc has some great things going on click here for more info. . They are also a core team member on a Total Small business, 8A, and Hubzone EAGLE II team.

Todd Lamonia of Intellifed was a guest on Mark Amtower's weekly radio show "Amtower Off-Center” on WFED, that aired on Monday at noon. They discussed small business government contracting challenges, cyber security and awareness, and the importance of social media tools to government agencies and contractors. For those who are interested in listening to the program, it's available on WFED's website, and on Apple iTunes under WFED Podcasts.Todd is happy to answer any questions about the topics covered in the program, just email him at

PTFS had a busy second quarter. Recently, PTFS was awarded an Intelligence Community FOIA and Declassification contract, one of the such operations to date. PTFS is providing staff supporting this major declassification effort to review and declassify millions of pages of historic records. Aside from this award, PTFS also acquired Liblime, the global leader in open-source software solutions for libraries. This acquisition makes PTFS the largest open-source library solutions provider in the world

NMR Consulting has been named to Hispanic Business Magazine's "500,”a ranking of the 500 fastest growing Hispanic-owned companies in the nation. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2005 – 2009. This marks NMR's seventh consecutive year on the list.

NMR Consulting has been named one of Baltimore's Top Minority Businesses by the Baltimore Business Journal. The Journal's 2010 Mb list recognizes Baltimore's 50 strongest MBE firms (by revenue).

Duer Advanced Technologies and Aerospace, Inc. (DATA)has joined core Total Small Business, 8A and Hubzone teams for the DHS EAGLE II RFP.DATA continues to grow its niche core offering in the IC and is looking to use 13 years of excellent past performance and IT qualifications todevelop additional revenue channels inother Non-IC agencies.

Duer Advanced Technology and Aerospace, Inc. Closes $2 Million in Financing

Financing Used To Support Strategic Growth Initiatives

Vienna, VA- May 26, 2010 – Duer Advanced Technology and Aerospace, Inc. (D.A.T.A.), a privately held woman-owned Small Business that provides Information Technology services and Intelligence Analysis support to military and civilian agencies, announced today that it has closed on $2 million in new financing. D.A.T.A. secured $1.5 million from a Small Business Administration 7(a) loan to repurchase equity and fund further expansion. Access National Bank provided a $500 thousand line of revolving credit to provide working capital for growth.

Susan Duer, the CEO and President of D.A.T.A. stated, "This is an exciting new chapter for D.A.T.A. and our employees. Additional working capital will allow the company to continue to grow organically as well as to fund our expansion into other vertical markets within the federal ecosystem. Our success to date has been largely attributed to our loyal employee base and I look forward to expanding the D.A.T.A. family.”

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