HIGHLIGHT AND FAIRFAX CITY HOLD RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW OFFICES AT 9990 FAIRFAX BOULEVARD

Fairfax, VA – On April 25, Highlight and the Fairfax City Economic Development Office held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Highlight’s new headquarters offices, located at 9990 Fairfax Boulevard. Those present included Fairfax City Mayor David L. Meyer, Fairfax City Councilmembers, Fire Marshal Andrew Wilson, and other Fairfax City community leaders. A reception was held in Highlight’s offices following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The company completed their move in March 2019. This is Highlight’s first office in the City of Fairfax, where 30 of Highlight’s 230 employees work. The new office is over 6,000 square feet, on the first and third floors. Previously, the company’s headquarters was at 3050 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

“We invested in this new office to support the efforts of our hard-working team, today, and in the future. It has a great conference room where we can host teammate and customer meetings, a large break room where we can host open houses, and room for growth in the future,” said Rebecca Andino, CEO of Highlight Technologies.

About Highlight

For over ten years, Highlight has provided development and modernization, secure IT, and mission solutions for our U.S. federal government customers. Using our HI-WAY™ best practices framework, we design and deliver solutions that integrate current systems and procedures, address all stakeholders, and seamlessly advance the mission. Highlight is an award winning woman owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3 and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised small business that provides critical services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

HIGHLIGHT APPRAISED AT CMMI LEVEL 3 FOR SERVICES

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMI-SVC). Highlight also earned the CMMI-DEV level 3 certification in 2017. The company now holds six quality certifications, including being the only company in the U.S. to hold ISO® 44001:2017.

CMMI Services is an integrated set of best practices that measures an organization’s capability to efficiently and effectively deliver quality service offerings that meet market and customer needs. At level 3, our processes are well characterized, understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. Highlight’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, are established, reviewed, and continuously improved over time.

“As one of our corporate goals for 2018, this is an important achievement for the company. This CMMI rating demonstrates our commitment to having defined practices which provide the best services at the lowest risk for our customers,” said Rebecca Andino.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, health services, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit https://cmmiinstitute.com/.

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HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AND CADENCE GROUP FORM JOINT VENTURE UNDER THE SBA ALL SMALL MENTOR PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM

Fairfax, VA – An exciting information management and administrative services partnership between Highlight Technologies and Cadence Group led to a new joint venture (JV) to service federal Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

Last month, Cadence Group Associates, Inc. and Highlight Technologies, LLC (Highlight) formed a JV known as Cadence Group Federated, LLC. This JV is eligible for small business contracts focused on administrative management and management consulting services, under NAICS 541611 – Administrative Management & General Management Consulting Services, and other information, professional, scientific, technical, management, and administrative services categories.

The mentor-protégé agreement was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the All Small Mentor Protégé Program (ASMPP). Under the mentor-protégé agreement, Highlight will provide Cadence Group Associates with specific management, technical, contracting, and business development assistance in alignment with Cadence Group Associates’ business plan.

“We are excited to support our current and new customers through the Cadence Group Federated small business JV, and to help Cadence grow and mature toward their business and performance goals,” said Rebecca Andino, CEO of Highlight Technologies.

“Cadence Group has found Highlight to be a great partner and is excited to have them as our mentor.  Our team is confident that the mentor protégé program and our partnership with Highlight will be fruitful for us and our clients,” said Tina Teree Baker, President of Cadence Group.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001 and CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

About Cadence Group Associates, Inc 

Cadence Group is a certified woman-owned small business with over 25 years of government prime contract experience. Cadence Group provides support to government and commercial sector clients with offices in Atlanta and DC. Through contract after contract, Cadence Group has developed a successful and comprehensive consulting and services methodology based on a foundation of rigorous industry standards. Services include software evaluation and integration, records and information management, knowledge management, information architecture, web graphics and design, business process improvement, and project and program management. For more information, please visit www.cadence-group.com.

U.S. NAVY AWARDS HIGHLIGHT SEAPORT NEXT GENERATION IDIQ CONTRACT VEHICLE

Fairfax, VA – Earlier this month, Highlight was awarded the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract vehicle. SeaPort NxG includes 23 functional areas and separated into two work categories: engineering support services and program management support services.

The government estimates approximately $5 billion of services annually with a five-year base period and additional five-year ordering period option. A total of 1,870 awards were given to companies across 46 states, Washington D.C., and Guam.

“We have been supporting the Navy for over four years. This contract win allows us to provide continued proven success to our customers and expand our capabilities and customer base within the Navy,” said CEO of Highlight Rebecca Andino.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 44001, and CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVES ISO 27001 FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM QUALITY CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies achieves the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) planning, deployment and provisioning of services that supports the IT infrastructure used to protect company, customer, and partner information. The audit was conducted by SRI Quality Registrar, an internationally accredited registrar for management systems standards.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a process-based security certification that recognizes organizations that link business objectives with operating effectiveness. The certification ensures that Highlight demonstrates the ability to secure assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to us by third parties. We have proven effective implementation of documentation and records management, top management’s commitment to their customers, establishment of clear policies, good planning and implementation, good resource security and management, and efficient process control, measurement, and analysis.

“Our achievement of this certification means that we bring secure, consistent practices to our supported programs, and we can help our customers achieve the same level of security using the standards inside their organization. Highlight takes information security seriously and we will continue to provide exceptional support to our customers, partners, and employees,” said CEO Rebecca Andino.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 44001:2017, and CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

HIGHLIGHT NAMED AN IMPACTFUL COMPANY BY RECOGNIZEDC

Highlight Technologies was recognized at the RecognizeDC 2018 GovCon Summit as one of the top Impactful companies in government contracting. CEO Rebecca Andino accepted this award on October 4, 2018 in Tysons Corner, VA.

The GovCon Summit – RecognizeDC Celebration is the premiere fall awards program that recognizes 30 government contracting companies and their contributions to the local economy and the marketplace, as well as their impact, innovation, vision, and focus on veterans.

For more information about the RecognizeDC, visit https://www.recognizedc.com/.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC
Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

FCC AWARDS HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IT PROGRAM AND DATA SUPPORT TASK ORDER

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies was awarded a task order to provide IT program and data support services to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The work will directly support FCC’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) with their major modernization effort.

The FCC is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Highlight will ensure that FCC’s IT programs and data capabilities are aligned with the FCC Strategic Plan. This includes efficiently and effectively providing a user-friendly system for controlling the storage, maintenance, security, interchange, and exchange of data involved in the management and monitoring of a wide variety of FCC data systems.

“The IT and data support services we will provide to the FCC will help them fulfill mission critical needs. Highlight is thrilled to assist in these efforts,” said CEO of Highlight Technologies Rebecca Andino.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies, LLC is a woman-owned, CMMI®-DEV Level 3, ISO® 9001:2015, and ISO 20000-1:2011 certified firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to Federal agencies. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FCC, FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

Disclaimer: This disclaimer is required by Contract No. 273FCC18F0059. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not reviewed or approved any statement in this document for accuracy or validity. The FCC and its employees do not endorse goods or services provided by this firm or any other firm, except as allowed by 5 C.F.R. 2635.702(c)(1)-(2), which do not apply here.

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES LISTED ON WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY’S 2018 FAST 50 LIST

Fairfax, VA – On August 21, Washington Technology released the 2018 Fast 50 list. Highlight Technologies ranks #40 on the list of a small businesses that have been experiencing extraordinary growth in the government market. This is the third year Highlight has been recognized for this award.

The compound annual growth rates for small businesses are calculated by Washington Technology with data over the last five years. Highlight has experienced an annual growth rate of 57.39%. View the full list here.

About Highlight Technologies, LLC

Highlight Technologies is an award-winning woman owned, ISO® 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraised small business that provides IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services to more than 20 U.S. federal government customers. Our customers include National Security (DHS, State, Army, Navy, DISA, the Joint Staff, DTRA, Intel), Health IT (USAID, USDA, NIH, HRSA, EPA) and Citizen Services (FDIC, FTC, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education, Labor). For more information, please visit www.highlighttech.com.

HIGHLIGHT NAMED FINALIST FOR THE 2018 MOXIE AWARD

Highlight Technologies has been named a Finalist in the 2018 Moxie Award under the Women-Owned GovCon category. This award honors the best and boldest local companies who demonstrate boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy.

“We are excited to be a finalist for this year’s Moxie award. This nomination is a testament to our strategic planning and execution that has allowed us to serve our nation for the past 10 years,” said CEO of Highlight Technologies Rebecca Andino.

Finalists were recently announced by Sarah Cody, the 2018 Moxie Award executive chairwoman.

We received an unprecedented number of entries,” Cody said. “We look forward to revealing the winners at the 2018 Moxie Award celebration on Oct. 11 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.” A complete list of finalists can be found at https://moxieaward.com.

UPCOMING: AFCEA SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION SUMMIT

We are sponsoring the AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit on July 26, 2018! Join us for networking, panel discussions, and several concurrent breakout sessions focused on future game changing technologies and processes!

This year’s keynote speakers include: Bill James, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Information and Technology for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition).

Tune into the conversations about:
Zero Trust Security: How can organizations use this approach to respond to the latest threat vectors?
5G Networks: What is the U.S. government’s transformation network strategy?
Artificial Intelligence: How are the public and private sectors utilizing this fast emerging capability and its applications?
Blockchain Technology: How can organizations create closed, more secure information networks?
Agile Development: How can agencies employ agile processes to improve acquisition processes and deliver cutting-edge technologies to its workforce faster?
The New Space Revolution: How is the government creating opportunities for the private sector in the low Earth orbit marketplace?

Click here for more information: https://www.afcea.org/event/AFCEASBSummit