Thursday, June 5, 2014

And the Small Business Administrators Award Goes to....Langley Research Center!

Yesterday, Charles Bolden the NASA Administrator and I had the pleasure of presenting the FY13 Small Business Administrators Cup to the Langley Research Center Director Stephen Jurczyk and Randy Manning, the Center Small Business Specialist.

This award recognizes the center with the best overall small business program for the fiscal year. Langley's solid commitment to small business is evident in its history of meeting or exceeding its small business goals. Langley Research Center (LaRC) has met or exceeded their negotiated Small Business goals from FY 2008 to FY2013.

Pictured from left to right: Randy Manning, LaRC Small Business Specialist, Stephen Jurczyk, LaRC Center Director, Virginia Wycoff, LaRC Associate Director and Charles Bolden, NASA Administror

                   A closeup of the 2013 NASA Small Business Administrator's Cup

What is more impressive is what LaRC actually achieved in their commitment to small businesses:
  • In FY 2010 LaRC actually awarded 33% of their procurement dollars to Small Businesses
  • In FY 2011, raised it to 38%
  • In FY2012, raised it to 42.6%
  • And in FY13, LaRC awarded 54.4% of all of their total procurement dollars to Small Businesses
Congratulations to LaRC on this remarkable and so well deserved achivement