SECAF names finalists for niche contractor awards

Fourth Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum Awards will announce winners at a gala in May.

Government Contractor of the Year (revenue under $6 million):

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), an organization that serves as a connector between small- and growing-government contractors and larger partners and government agencies that can help them, has picked the finalists for the Fourth Annual SECAF Awards.

Up-and-coming federal government contractors that have less than $25 million in annual revenue and have made key business contributions, particularly that benefit the Washington, D.C. region, will be recognized at a May 3,  evening gala in McLean, Va., at which the winners will be announced.

More than 200 nominations were received this year and finalists were divided into six revenue-based categories.

"These finalists have shown just how resourceful and successful our industry can be, thanks to their commitment to leadership, professionalism and advocacy," Mark Moore and Scott Brezler, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee, said in a statement.

The 2012 finalists are:

Evans Inc.
Intrepid Solutions and Services Inc.
JRC Integrated Systems Inc.
Pherson Associates LLC
VariQ Corp.

Government Contractor of the Year (revenue $6 to $12 million):

Evoke Research and Consulting LLC
Foxhole Technology Inc.
TISTA Science and Technology Corp.
Veris Group LLC

Government Contractor of the Year (revenue $12 to $25 million):

DRT Strategies Inc.
eGlobal Tech
Information Systems Worldwide
LongView International Technology Solutions Inc.
Octo Consulting Group Inc.

Award of Excellence (revenue under $25 million):

GCS Inc.
InCadence Strategic Solutions
Information Systems Worldwide
IntelliWare Systems Inc.
CPS Professional Services LLC

Small Business Partner of the Year (revenue $25 to $100 million):

ASM Research Inc.
Attain LLC
Spectrum Systems Inc.

Small Business Partner of the Year (revenue more than $100 million):

Carahsoft Technology Corp.
L-3 Linguist Operations and Technical Support
Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Washington Technology is one of the media sponsors of this event.