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HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

Fairfax, VA – In June 2019, Highlight successfully renewed their ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management. To receive the renewal, an external audit was conducted by ISO registrar SRI, an internationally accredited registrar for ISO standards. The audit consisted of reviewing Highlight’s Quality Management Processes to verify services are delivered in accordance with company policies […]

HIGHLIGHT NAMED TO THE FANTASTIC 50 LIST – AS ONE OF VIRGINIA’S TOP 50 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES

Chantilly, VA – Highlight was named one of the top fifty fastest growing businesses within the Commonwealth of Virginia, celebrating along with other awardees at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s FANTASTIC 50 awards banquet on May 2. This is the third year in a row that Highlight was named to the list. “It’s an honor […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HIGHLIGHT BECOMES FIRST U.S. COMPANY TO ACHIEVE ISO/IEC 44001:2017 COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC is the first company in the United States to achieve the ISO/IEC 44001:2017 certification for Collaborative Business Relationship Management. Highlight will join the other companies in the United Kingdom with this distinguished achievement. ISO/IEC 44001:2017 is an international framework that specifies requirements for effective identification, development and management of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES RECOGNIZED AT VIRGINIA’S FANTASTIC 50 AWARDS 2018

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies of 2018 by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for the second year in a row, ranking at #15. The Fantastic 50 Banquet was held on April 26, 2018 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. The Virginia Fantastic 50 Awards is […]

HIGHLIGHT IS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR FOR AFCEA SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION SUMMIT

Highlight is an official sponsor for the AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit on July 26, 2018. The AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit brings together the public and private communities to discuss ways to identify the pathways to digital transformation from the laboratory to the theater. This year’s conversation focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) technology; procurement obstacles […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED HHS GRANTS MISSION SUPPORT SERVICES CONTRACT

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been awarded a prime contract to provide project management, grants management, and administrative support to the Office of Head Start (OHS), a program under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is Highlight’s third contract award at HHS. […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES NAMED AS 10TH ANNUAL SECAF FINALIST FOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Award of Excellence. The SECAF Award of Excellence highlights an organization that represents excellence within their respective community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees. Winners will be announced at the 10th annual SECAF […]

CEO REBECCA ANDINO NAMED AFCEA 2018 SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

AFCEA International is honoring Highlight’s CEO Rebecca Andino with the Small Business Person of the Year for the Industry Category! Rebecca is a small business champion as she has demonstrated her commitment to AFCEA’s mission, values, activities as well as demonstrated excellence in client services, ethics, community and professional outreach, innovation and leadership. Congratulations to Rebecca! […]

HIGHLIGHT ANNOUNCES TRACY NGUYEN AS CFO AND ELAINE SCHLEGEL AS VP OF CONTRACTS

Fairfax, VA – In March 2018, Highlight Technologies, a Fairfax, Virginia-based firm providing IT development and transformation, secure IT operations, and mission support services, named Tracy Nguyen as Chief Financial Officer and Elaine Schlegel as Vice President of Contracts. Ms. Nguyen has over 18 years of combined experience in government contracting, non-profit organizations, and local […]

HIGHLIGHT’S CEO TO SPEAK AT AFCEA 2018 SIGNAL CONFERENCE

Highlight’s CEO Rebecca Andino will be a panelist in a Small Business Panel at the AFCEA 2018 Signal Conference at the conference on March 8, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is “Unprecedented Opportunities,” which will focus on the Army Signal Community as its ability to meet the needs of the new Army strategy will […]

HIGHLIGHT ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENTS ASHLEY NICHOLS AND TAMAR MINTZ

Fairfax, VA – Highlight adds two VPs to the executive leadership team. Ashley Nichols joins as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. Tamar Mintz joins as Vice President of Delivery and Portfolio Management. Nichols and Mintz will be important personnel in improving operations, capabilities, and business development for Highlight. Nichols has over 20 years […]

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ACT-IAC ASSOCIATES CLASS OF 2018

The ACT/IAC Associates program is a leadership development program for which “rising stars” in government and industry with high potential for future advancement. We are sending warm congratulations to Othman B. and Steven S. for being selected out a competitive pool of applicants to be part of the ACT/IAC Associates Class of 2018. The Associates […]

MEET US THERE: AFCEA SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT SERIES

Rebecca Andino will be at the AFCEA Small Business Procurement Series: SeaPort-e, the Next Generation on January 23, 2018. Join us in listening to Brian Friel discuss the next generation of the SeaPort-e contract vehicle and what you need to do NOW to prepare. For more information on this event, visit https://www.afcea.org/site/SB-Procurement-17.

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IS ISO 20000 CERTIFIED!

Fairfax, VA – With help from our diligent IT team at HQ and our current Service Management System, Highlight Technologies has successfully earned the ISO 20000-1:2011 certification! The service management system, which is based off of the services that our IT team provides to the entire company, was put to the test. After a two-day […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED THE GSA ALLIANT 2 SMALL BUSINESS GWAC!

GSA just announced the list of small businesses awarded the Alliant 2 Small Business GWAC! Highlight is honored to be apart of this highly qualified pool of industry partners. For more information on this vehicle, visit http://bit.ly/2iDJ7Lt

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES APPRAISED AT CMMI LEVEL 3

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration. The appraisal was performed by Process Improvement and Compliance, LLC.  CMMI provides appraisals based on a benchmark rating method consisting of effective processes that ultimately improve an organizations performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED PRIME CONTRACT WITH U.S. ARMY

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC was awarded a prime contract with the U.S. Army to provide information technology (IT) systems maintenance support to U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) – Fort Benning. Work will be performed in Fort Benning, Georgia. To meet the new requirements of a garrison system maintenance support program, Fort Benning has identified […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED FIRST 8(A) STARS II TASK ORDER

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been awarded their first task order under GSA’s 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle. This prime contract will provide program management, records management, technical and administrative support services to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HRSA is an operating division of […]

HIGHLIGHT CEO TO SPEAK AT 16TH ANNUAL NAVAL IT DAY

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies are very proud to announce that CEO Rebecca Andino has been invited to speak at the event about small businesses. The Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association are hosting their 16th Annual Naval IT Day on October 3, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Please join us for a day […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED $20 MILLION PRIME CONTRACT WITH SBA

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC has been awarded a $20 million Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) prime contract by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Capital Access (OCA) to augment its workforce dedicated to the mission of ensuring our nation’s economic growth by providing financial access that fuels small businesses’ growth. Under this contract, Highlight […]

FINALIST IN THE 15TH ANNUAL GREATER WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR AWARDS

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC has been recognized as a finalist for Contractor of the Year in the <$25 million category for the 15th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, a respected award in the government contracting community. The Contractor of the Year award winner is selected in recognition of accomplishments and contributions during the past year […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES WINS TASK ORDER TO PROVIDE SYSTEM AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TO USAID’S BUREAU FOR POLICY, PLANNING, AND LEARNING

Fairfax, VA – In July, Highlight Technologies, LLC was awarded a $50 million prime contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide system and program management support to USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL). This is Highlight’s largest contract to date. Highlight provides support services in the areas of policy, […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES WINS TASK ORDER TO PROVIDE SYSTEM AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TO USAID’S BUREAU FOR POLICY, PLANNING, AND LEARNING

Fairfax, VA – In July, Highlight Technologies, LLC was awarded a $50 million prime contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide system and program management support to USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL). This is Highlight’s largest contract to date. Highlight provides support services in the areas of policy, […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES LANDS SPOT ON WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 50 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES LIST

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC lands a spot on the Washington Business Journal’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Greater Washington area. The Washington Business Journal honors companies with at least three years of consecutive revenue growth for their annual Fastest Growing Companies awards. In order to qualify, companies must have more than $2 million in revenue in 2014 and […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC RANKS #30 ON WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY’S 2017 FAST 50 LIST

Fairfax, VA – For the second year in a row, the company is recognized among some of the top small-business contractors in the government market. Highlight Technologies, LLC ranks #30 on Washington Technology’s 2017 Fast 50! In 2016, Highlight ranked #32 on the list. Washington Technology calculates the compound annual growth rates for small-businesses over the […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES RANKS #21 ON WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 2017 SMALL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES LIST

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC lands at #21 out of the top 30 companies listed on Washington Business Journal’s 2017 Small Technology Companies List. To be eligible, companies must have under 150 employees, be based out of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and show year-over-year revenue growth. Over the past year, Highlight has also been recognized […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED POSITION ON $10B 8(a) STARS II CONTRACT

Fairfax, VA – The highly anticipated, $10B 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) on-ramp award list was released on June 13, 2017. Highlight Technologies, LLC, a Fairfax, Virginia-based technology and management services firm, is among the 500+ companies that have been on-ramped to this contract. The 8(a) STARS II contract is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite […]

QUALITY ASSURANCE – A MEANS TO AN END (PART I)

Axiom on Quality Assurance “Quality is achieved only through diligent process surveillance” This article is the first of two parts which are intended to introduce and define Quality Assurance (QA) and describe some of the many activities that QA is involved with in support of software and systems engineering requirements. It will also describe important […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IS AN AUTHORIZED ELASTICSEARCH DEALER

On June 1, 2017, Highlight Technologies executed a Participating Dealer agreement with EC America for their Elasticsearch Federal GSA program. As a result, Highlight is now authorized to quote, receive orders, and accept payment on behalf of EC America for Elasticsearch Federal opportunities. For Federal agencies, this means that Highlight can provide Elastic-based solutions using […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED HEALTH IT SIN UNDER GSA IT SCHEDULE 70

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies, LLC, an award-winning provider of information technology, security management, professional, administrative, and mission support services, has been awarded the Health IT Special Item Number (SIN) 132-56 under their GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract GS-35F-0040X. The General Services Administration (GSA) launched a new Health IT Special Item Number (SIN) that increases the visibility and access of […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC RECOGNIZED AT VIRGINIA’S FANTASTIC 50 AWARDS 2017

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been recognized as one of the fifty fastest growing companies of 2017 by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The Fantastic Fifty Banquet was held on April 27, 2017 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. The banquet was preceded by a large networking reception which connects the winning companies and sparks many new business […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SR. PROJECT MANAGER CHRISTOPHER MCGRATH SELECTED AS 2017 YOUNG AFCEA 40 UNDER 40 AWARD WINNER

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies’ Senior Project Manager Christopher McGrath has been selected for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award! The Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award is given to 40 individuals ages 40 and under for their significant contributions in a technical STEM field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to their client or […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC AWARDED CONTRACT FOR DHS’S $1.5 BILLION PACTS II IDIQ VEHICLE

Fairfax, VA – In March 2017, Highlight Technologies, LLC was awarded a prime contract to provide Professional and Administrative Support Services to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The company will provide these services through the Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (PACTS II) contract vehicle under Functional Category (FC) 1 Program Management & […]

ADAM MCNAIR JOINS HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

Fairfax, VA – In February 2017, Adam McNair was named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Highlight Technologies, a Fairfax, Virginia-based information technology firm providing information technology, security, and program and administrative services to U.S. civilian, intelligence, and defense federal agencies. At Highlight, McNair will oversee all programs and lead business development efforts. McNair has over […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES NAMED AS FINALIST FOR SECAF’S 2017 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

April 4, 2017, Fairfax, VA — Highlight Technologies is one of many dynamic companies nominated for the 2017 Small Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Government Contractor of the Year Awards for $12 – $25 million in revenue category. This will be Highlight’s second finalist nomination. In 2015, Highlight was recognized as a finalist for the […]

LEGACY SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION TO THE CLOUD: 5 LESSONS LEARNED

Modernizing legacy systems to the cloud is a hot topic for many government agencies as they strive to increase operational efficiencies and cost effectiveness in carrying out services on behalf of the American people. The experts at Highlight Technologies have worked on key government legacy system modernizations to the cloud and have learned some important […]

WINNERS IN THE 2017 WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT AWARDS

Congratulations to Tracy Nguyen and Jim Flynn! They are winners in the 2017 Washington Executive Management Awards. The award ceremony will be held in March 2017 in Washington, DC. Tracy Nguyen is the Director of Finance and Accounting with over 17 years of combined experience in government contracting, non-profit organizations, and local governments. Before joining […]

HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC RANKED #32 ON 2016 FAST 50 FOR WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY

Highlight Technologies, LLC is proud to be ranked #32 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list for 2016. We are recognized among some of the top small-business contractors in the government market. Washington Technology calculates the compound annual growth rates for small-businesses over the last five years and spotlights the top 50 fastest growing businesses. […]

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