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HIGHLIGHT CONVERTS TO AN EMPLOYEE OWNED COMPANY

Fairfax, VA – On April 16, 2021, Highlight Technologies Inc. announced they have completed the sale of its stock to a newly-formed Employee-Owned Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing the vision of its founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, in supporting an entrepreneurial workplace culture for talented and hard-working individuals. Ms. Andino, who remains the CEO, made […]

HIGHLIGHT NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR SECAF’S PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

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 […]

HIGHLIGHT GRADUATES ITS SECOND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT

In February 2021, Highlight graduated its 2021 class of its Leadership Development program. This 2021 cohort consisted of 11 employees who support customers across the federal government, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Army, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of State, and Highlight’s corporate office. […]

HIGHLIGHT DONATES $10,000 DOLLARS TO FEEDING AMERICA AND DONATES 1,500 ITEMS IN VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE EVENT

According to Feeding America, an estimated 35 million Americans were living in food-insecure households before the COVID-19 pandemic. This number was expected to exceed 50 million by the end of 2020. One of Highlight’s core values is to make a difference through community service. As a part of our Highlight Cares Initiative, Highlight held our […]

HIGHLIGHT SELF-ASSESSED FOR NEW DOD CYBER MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – Highlight has self-assessed at level 3 of the DOD’s Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Continuing efforts to be at the forefront of essential best practice certifications, Highlight was the nation’s first company to conduct an external audit and gap analysis to evaluate our cybersecurity best practices. The company holds seven quality certifications, […]

HIGHLIGHT COMMEMORATES ACT-IAC ASSOCIATES PROGRAM GRADUATES

(DECEMBER 9TH, 2020) Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies officially announces our ACT-IAC Associates Program Class of 2020. Highlights Internal Operation Manager, Mary Padberg, as well as Highlight’s Human Resources Manager, Fiona Sityar, were both accepted into ACT-IAC’s Associates Program last year and have recently graduated from the developmental course. The ACT-IAC program is a prestigious […]

HIGHLIGHT APPRAISED AT CMMI LEVEL 3 FOR DEVELOPMENT

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV). Highlight also maintains CMMI SVC level 3 for services. The company now holds seven quality certifications, including being the only company in the U.S. to hold ISO® 44001:2017 for Collaboration and ISO® 56000:2020 […]

HIGHLIGHT SUPPORTS NIH’S FIRST VIRTUAL GRANTS & FUNDING EVENT, NETS 12,000 ATTENDEES

When COVID-19 put an immediate halt on 2020 in-person events held by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our Highlight team of marketing, communications, and event planning experts immediately got to work with the NIH Division of Communication and Outreach (DCO), along with others from the Office of Extramural Research (OER), to examine alternative meeting […]

HIGHLIGHT NAMED A TOP 75 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY AND TOP 50 FASTEST-GROWING SMALL BUSINESS IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON

Fairfax, VA — Highlight has earned a spot on the Washington Business Journal’s 75 Fastest Growing Companies award list and on Washington Technologies Fast 50 list, both outlets recognizing Highlight as a fastest-growing company of 2020. Highlight is one of 75 companies in the Greater Washington area to accept Washington Business Journal’s award. The Washington […]

HIGHLIGHT ALIGNS WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI) IN PMI ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020, Fairfax — Highlight has enrolled in the Organization Membership and Certification Program offered by Project Management Institute, the world’s leading association for the project management profession. This program provides Highlight’s project and program managers with PMI membership and the opportunity to earn one of PMI’s globally recognized project management certifications. As members, […]

HIGHLIGHT SPONSORS “DIGITAL ACCESS” GRANT FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN FAIRFAX

Highlight has sponsored Britepaths’ Digital Access Drive with a grant of $5,000 to support qualifying families facing limited digital resources during this upcoming school year. This fall, students within Fairfax County will be attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For families facing economic hardship, online learning presents a major hurdle. Fairfax County Public […]

HIGHLIGHT HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING COMMUNITY

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 […]

HIGHLIGHT RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF VIRGINIA’S TOP 50 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES ON THE 2020 FANTASTIC 50 LIST

FAIRFAX, VA – Highlight was featured on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Fantastic 50 List, which compiles the fifty fastest-growing companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is the fourth year in a row Highlight was named on the list. “We are delighted to be named to the Virginia’s Fantastic 50 list for the fourth […]

HIGHLIGHT NAMED A WINNER OF THE 2019 DELTEK INSIGHT MOST VALUABLE PROJECT AWARDS

MVP award winners were announced onstage at Deltek Insight 2019 during General Session on Monday, November 18. Orlando, FL – Nov. 18, 2019 – Deltek, the leading global provider of software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced the winners of its annual customer awards program – the Most Valuable Projects (MVP) Awards, recognizing and celebrating […]

HIGHLIGHT RECEIVES 2019 “COMPANIES AS RESPONSIVE EMPLOYERS” (CARE) AWARD

Fairfax, VA – October 2019, Highlight was announced as a 2019 CARE Awards winner. Highlight is recognized for being an outstanding company by engaging with the community and encouraging outstanding employee engagement culture and strategies to create the best place to work across our region. CARE Awards winners are selected based on their performance in […]

HIGHLIGHT IS FIRST COMPANY IN THE WORLD TO ACHIEVE ISO/IEC 56002:2019 INNOVATION MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – Highlight is the first company in the World to achieve the ISO/IEC 56002:2019 certification for Innovation Management. ISO/IEC 56002:2019 is a brand-new standard for introducing innovation directly focused on business value tied to client goals and objectives. The standard also provides principles that may be considered when developing processes to implement, maintain, […]

HIGHLIGHT IS AWARDED A CONTRACT ON THE $20 BILLION CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER–SOLUTIONS AND PARTNERS 3 (CIO-SP3) SMALL BUSINESS GWAC

Fairfax, VA – In July 2019, Highlight was awarded the Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract vehicle, as part of the CIO-SP3 Small Business On-Ramp. The CIO-SP3 contract, awarded by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), is a Government-Wide Acquisition Contract that […]

HIGHLIGHT AWARDED $18 MILLION BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH SUPPORT SERVICES FOR NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Fairfax, VA – In June 2019, Highlight was awarded a 5-year, $18 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide communications and outreach support services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER). Highlight will provide various communications and outreach support services to OER including Communications and Technical Writing Support; Website and […]

HIGHLIGHT AWARDED PRIME CONTRACT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUPPORT FOR THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY (DISA)

Fairfax, VA – Highlight Technologies was awarded a $10 million prime contract to provide information systems support services to the DISA Global Operations Command (DGOC). The work will be performed at multiple locations, including Scott Air Force Base (AFB) in Illinois and Hill AFB in Utah. Highlight Technologies will support the DGOC and help meet […]

HIGHLIGHT ASSISTS SMALL BUSINESS TO ACHIEVE ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Fairfax, VA – In June 2019, Highlight, LLC successfully assisted Venatôre LLC, an 8(a) certified small business, to become ISO 9001:2015 certified in less than six months.  Highlight used its HI-WAY™ framework for integrating quality to generate a baseline of processes and controls to support the creation and enhancement of the Venatôre Quality Management System […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 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 […]