The Department of Defense will present the Nunn-Perry Award to 13 defense prime contractors and their small and disadvantaged business proteges Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 9 a.m., EST, at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. The award presentation is in conjunction with the 7th Annual Mentor-Protg Conference being held March 19-21.
The Nunn-Perry Award recognizes mentor-protg teams that have excelled in technical developments, cost-efficiencies, and increased business opportunities for small disadvantaged firms.
The award is named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn, who sponsored legislation to create the Defense Department's Mentor-Protg program, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry in recognition of his implementation of the program.
This year's Nunn-Perry Award recipients by team are:
- Mentor: Computer Sciences Corp., Huntsville, Ala. Protg: Computer Systems Technology Inc., Huntsville, Ala.
- Mentor: JT Construction Co. Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Protg: Amigo Building Corp., San Antonio, Texas
- Mentor: Mevatech Corp., Huntsville, Ala. Protg: Analytical Services Inc., Huntsville, Ala.
- Mentor: IT Corp., Concord, Calif. Protg: Medelian Construction Inc., San Francisco, Calif.
- Mentor: Jacob Engineering Group Inc., Oak Ridge, Tenn. Protg: Cape Environmental, Atlanta, Ga.
- Mentor: Rockwell Collins Inc., Richardson, Texas. Protg: Witter Mfg. Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas
- Mentor: TRW Aerospace and Info Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif. Protg: Frontier Electronic Systems Corp., Stillwater, Okla.
- Mentor: Anteon Corp., Fairfax, Va. Protg: Engineer Services Network, Arlington, Va.
- Mentor: Foster Wheeler Corp., Poulsbo, Wash. Protg: TAC Services Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Mentor: Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, Texas. Protg: Precise Industries Inc., Lutkin, Texas
- Mentor: Jacob Engineering Group Inc., Oak Ridge, Tenn. Protg: Scientific Sales Inc., Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Mentor: Washington Group International Inc., Boise, Idaho. Protg: Materials Management Group Inc., New Orleans, La.
- Mentor: Northrop Grumman Corp., Dallas, Texas. Protg: Keiko Mfg., Signal Hill, Calif.
Additional information on DoD's Mentor-Protg Program and this year's conference is available on the program's website, http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/mentor_protege .