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Highlight Named as a Finalist For SECAF’s Prestigious Government Project Of The Year

  • Highlight News
  • April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021, Fairfax, VA—Highlight has been selected as a finalist for the 13th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the virtual Awards Gala on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and industry stakeholders that rely on these businesses.

Highlight is a finalist for Project of the Year for the work conducted at the Small Business Administration (SBA). The government Project of the Year award is given to a company that has delivered an exemplary program with significant value to the federal government.

Adam McNair, Highlight COO, said “Our ability to scale to support emerging requirements is driven by our investment in certified processes and our HI-WAY™™ delivery framework. We’re grateful that our capabilities have been able to play a small part in supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Highlight is privileged to support the SBA in providing essential relief to so many American small businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased that this project is being recognized by SECAF as a project of the year finalist and honored to be a part of it,” said Rebecca Andino, Highlight CEO.

“The SECAF Awards Gala shines a spotlight on the vision and success that enable the community of government contractors to deliver excellence year in and year out. It is a privilege to recognize Highlight as it mirrors the tenants of our own organization—leadership, fortitude, and commitment,” said Richard Pineda, CALIBRE President and CEO and SECAF Board Chair.

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About Highlight

Highlight is an award-winning, 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 the concerns of all stakeholders, and seamlessly advance the missions of our customers. 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. To learn more, visit

About The 13th Annual SECAF Awards Gala

The 13th Annual SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring small and emerging government contractors and those organizations that rely on small business. The event will be held virtually at 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 6, 2021. To register or for more information, visit here.

About the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum

The SECAF enables small and emerging government contractors to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. SECAF is an important resource for a growing company, providing members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education. 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