Friday, March 27, 2015

FY14 Agency-Level Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA)

This year, NASA Administrator, Mr. Charles Bolden presented the FY14 Agency-Level Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) at the NASA Industry Forum (NIF). Administrator Bolden discussed NASA’s ongoing missions and the importance of small business to the agency. “Small business is the heart and soul of NASA,” he said before explaining the process of how the agency-level winners are selected in three categories.

The FY14 Agency-Level Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year is a.i. solutions.They are the prime contractor on the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 2 (ELVIS 2) contract at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). While providing great customer service and submitting all contract deliverables on time they also assist NASA and the Launch Services Program (LSP) in meeting its mission goals.

From the left: Marisa Achee, Director of Business Development, Chip Greek, Director of Launch Services Division, Bob Sperling, President & CEO, Mark Roberts, Executive Vice President, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

The FY14 Agency-Level Subcontractor of the Year is Advanced Aerospace Solutions, LLC (AdvAero). AdvAero is a subcontractor to Engility Corporation on the Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) Analysis and Development contract. TASAR is new to NASA and having Engility partnered with AdvAero takes concept formulation to operational readiness due to their expertise in this industry.

From the left: Marie-Helen Larose, Flight Test Engineer, John Maris, Chief Executive Officer and Mark Haynes, Chief Operating Officer, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator 

The FY14 Agency-Level Prime Contractor of the Year is Raytheon Company. Raytheon is an exceptional Large Business Prime Contractor at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The integrated partnership with Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System (EOSDIS) and the Evolution and Development (EED) contract supporting Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) helps provide ten small businesses with growth opportunities that equates to a 42% work share for small business.

From the left: Tim Durham, Raytheon Business Development Manager Global Mission Operations, Timothy Ortiz, EOSDIS Evolution and Development Program, Senior Program Manager, Andrew J. Nappi, Director of Federal Programs, Raytheon Mission Support and Modernization, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator 

Congratulations to all three centers and SBIA winners for their exceptional accomplishments in FY14.


  1. Congratulations to Tim and Andrew. I think you are same guys who studied with our professor Aloke Ghosh as he told me that couple of his batch matches were recently awarded by NASA for their business excellence.

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