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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Announces Winners of the Fiscal Year 2022 Nunn-Perry Award, Recognizing Excellence in the DOD Mentor Protégé Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) is proud to announce the fiscal year 2022 Nunn-Perry Award winners, recognizing excellence in the DOD Mentor Protégé Program.  The Program will celebrate the accomplishments of this year's winners on March 30, 2023 at the 2023 Mentor Protégé Summit in Orlando, FL.  

The Nunn Perry Award is named for the contributions of Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, both of whom played critical roles in the implementation of the DOD Mentor Protégé Program.  Established in 1990, the DOD Mentor Protégé Program assists DOD prime contractors in meeting their Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) subcontracting goals.  The Program has since expanded, providing developmental assistance to Women-Owned Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and others.

Under the Program, Mentor-Protégé teams support the warfighter by delivering capabilities across major defense programs. The Nunn-Perry Award recipients exhibit exemplary protégé growth and development under their respective agreements.

The following are DOD's 2022 Nunn-Perry Award winners: 

  • U.S. Army: Tec-Masters, Inc. (Mentor); GeneCapture (Protégé); Oakwood University; Meharry Medical College; The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship Women's Business Center
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA): Parsons Government Services, Inc. (Mentor); KODA Technologies, Inc. (Protégé); Alabama State University
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA): Raytheon Missiles and Defense (Mentor); FUSE Integration (Protégé); California State University Los Angeles; Kentucky APEX Accelerator
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):  WISC Enterprises, LLC (Mentor); STEMB oard, LLC. (Protégé); Morehouse College

Additional information on the DOD Mentor Protégé Program can be found online at Information regarding the 2023 Mentor Protégé Summit can be found at