Numerous large and small business prime contractors, subcontractors and civil-service teams have been honored for leadership in the aerospace business community and sustained support for the work of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and for NASA’s mission.
The awards were presented Sept. 19 during the 2013 Industry & Advocates Awards ceremony hosted by the Marshall Center at a meeting of Marshall’s Small Business Alliance at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville.
Established in 2007, the Small Business Alliance helps small businesses pursue NASA procurement and subcontracting opportunities.
The 2013 award winners include:
— Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. of Huntsville, named Marshall’s Large Business Contractor of the Year for support of the center’s Small Business Subcontracting Programs under the Marshall Systems Development & Operations Support Contract.
— Dynetics Technical Services of Huntsville, named Marshall’s Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year for support provided under the Marshall Information Technology Services Contract.
— Plasma Processes Inc. of Huntsville, named Marshall’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, for support to Teledyne Brown Engineering under the Systems Development and Operations Support Contract.
The Marshall Center presented Small Business Subcontractor Excellence Awards to:
— EPro LLC, of Houston, Texas, for support to URS Corp. under the Marshall Center Operations Support Center contract.– Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, for support to ATK Aerospace Systems under Marshall’s Space Launch System Booster contract.
— Futuramic Tool & Engineering, Inc., of Warren, Mich., for support to the Boeing Company under Marshall’s Space Launch System Stages contract.
— Irvine Electronics, Inc. of Irvine, Calif., for support to Aerojet Rocketdyne under Marshall’s Space Launch System Engine contract.
— Yang Enterprises, Inc. of Oviedo, Fla., for support to URS Corp. under the Marshall Center Operations Support Center contract.
Small Business Advocate Awards were presented to Marshall Center Partnerships Manager Charles Nola, and to Debbie King, program manager for the MTS Marshall Integrated Program Support Services Team. Nola was recognized for his support of NASA/MSFC Small Business Programs in his role as Marshall’s small business technical coordinator. King was recognized for her support of the NASA/MSFC Small Business Programs in her role as chair of the Marshall Small Business Executive Leadership Team.
Marshall engineer Virginia L. Garrison of the Engineering Directorate’s Technical Management Office was named Small Business Technical Support Person of the Year — her third such honor in the past four years.
The Marshall Integrated Program Support Team was named Procurement Support Team of the Year. Team members include Bill Kale, Cheryl Harrell, Mike Allen, Larry Davis, Freida Lowery, Vanessa Jones, Tammy Bissell, Richard Leonard and Frank Andy Prince. The award was for the team’s service on the Marshall Integrated Program Support Source Evaluation Board.
Marshall’s Engineered Solutions & Prototypes Team was named Program Support Team of the Year. Team members include Steven Spearman, Scott Worley, Byron Bartlow, Jeff Brown and Joseph Eversole. The award was for the team’s service on Marshall’s Engineered Solutions & Prototypes Source Evaluation Board.
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Gary W. Heard, procurement center representative in the U.S. Small Business Administration office on Redstone Arsenal.
NASA civil service employees nominate eligible individuals and organizations for awards. A panel of NASA business procurement officials evaluates each nominee’s cost-conscious business practices, innovative processes and adoption of new technologies, as well as their overall contributions to NASA’s mission and the agency’s Small Business Program.
Center-level award recipients in several categories — Large and Small Business Prime Contractors of the Year, Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, Technical Support Person of the Year and Procurement and Program Support Teams of the Year — will be candidates for the agency-level Small Business Industry Awards.
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