Named as Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious Government Contractor of the Year and Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year Awards
MAY 5TH, 2020, Fairfax – Highlight today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 12th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the SECAF Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business.
This year, Highlight is a finalist for two categories: Government Contractor of the Year ($27.5 to $50 Million in Revenue) and Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year.
Highlight’s protege firm is Cadence Group, an Atlanta, Georgia based woman-owned small business that provides information management services to commercial and federal customers.
“Highlight is honored to be recognized as a finalist for the SECAF Government Contractor of the Year and the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year awards. We are grateful for the hard work of our team and the trust of our customers over the years,” said Highlight CEO Rebecca Andino. “It was not long ago that we were a very small company ourselves. We are pleased to share our experience and resources with our protégé company, Cadence Group,” she added.
“The SECAF Awards Gala is the premiere event that celebrates companies that are doing outstanding and innovating work in the government contracting community,” stated Matthew Agresti, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sirena Johnson, Citrin Cooperman, Partner – Co-Chairs of SECAF. “It is a privilege to recognize Highlight as one of our 2020 finalists. This organization represents a prime example of the leadership, strategy, and growth that is key in enabling success in our government contractor ecosystem.”
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Highlight is an award-winning woman owned ISO® 9001, ISO 20000. ISO 27001, ISO 44001, ISO 56002 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3 and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised woman-owned small business that provides critical services to more than 20 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. With over 10 years of federal contracting experience, we apply our proven transformation and evolution process to deliver quality services that balance agility, continuity, security, and compliance.
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 IT, information governance, cybersecurity, 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 http://www.cadence-group.com.
About The 12th Annual SECAF Awards Gala
The 12th Annual SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring the small and emerging government contractors and the players in the ecosystem that rely on small business. The event, expected to sell out at more than 500 attendees, will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Tickets and tables can be purchased at: www.secaf.org.
About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Providing members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company. SECAF also serves medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information, visit www.secaf.org.