SECAF Announces Winners of Ninth Annual Government Contractor Awards

MCLEAN, VA – May 10, 2017 – Last night, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Government Contractor Awards.  With more than 500 people representing government contracting firms and leading industry professionals in attendance, SECAF’s flagship event honored small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small businesses.

Finalists were chosen from a record pool of well qualified applicants by a team of nearly 30 regional business leaders that comprised this year’s Selection Committee.  Award winners were then selected in nine categories by a celebrated group of judges, including Cynthia Barreda (President, Netcentrics), Shiv Krishnan (President, INDUS), Kevin Robbins (Co-Founder of Blue Delta Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Wolf Den Associates), and Peter Schulte (Principal, CM Equity).

“It is an extraordinary privilege to recognize SECAF’s 2017 winners.  Year in and year out, the caliber of companies that make it into this elite group are stellar examples of innovation, dedication, strategy and leadership.   These tenets of the small business government contractor community allow the industry as a whole to reach higher levels,” stated Cameron Hamilton of The McLean Group LLC, one of the co-chairs of the event and SECAF’s Chairman of the Board.

The Government Contractor of the Year awards recognize companies in three revenue categories ($0-6M, $6-12M, and $12-25M) that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in growth and financial performance. The Award of Excellence highlights an organization that represents excellence within their community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees.  The Government Project of the Year is given to a company that has delivered an exemplary program with significant tangible and intangible value to the federal government.  The Small Business Partner of the Year is awarded to a large business that has demonstrated its ability to establish and support mentorships, teaming, partnerships, and other beneficial programs for small businesses.  The Special Recognition Award is presented to a small business that – in the judges’ view – exemplifies many of the core qualities of the other SECAF awards and has a strong focus on providing services and solutions that are useful and relevant to customers.  The Government Advocate of the Year is awarded to someone who has provided leadership, commitment and direction and had a profound and positive impact on the small and emerging contracting community.  Finally, SECAF’s Advocate of the Year recognizes a member who tirelessly championed the organization’s mission.

With that, 2017 winners are as follows:

Government Contractor of the Year: Under $6 million in Revenue

  • Firebird AST

Government Contractor of the Year: $6 to $12 Million in Revenue

  • Dynamo Technologies, LLC

Government Contractor of the Year: $12 to $25 Million in Revenue

  • Spear, Inc.

Award of Excellence

  • Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.

Government Project of the Year

  • Unissant

Small Business Partner of the Year

  • DynCorp International

Special Recognition Award

  • Nationwide IT Services, Inc.

Government Advocate of the Year

  • Todd Richards, GSA

SECAF’s Advocate of the Year

  • Sue Evans, Evans Incorporated

The event’s other co-chairs, Scott Brezler of DHG and Mark Moore of Access National Bank, both added: “Congratulations to SECAF’s 2017 winners and this year’s finalists for their exceptional contributions to the GovCon community.  Once again, we are very proud to be affiliated with this tremendous group.”

More information about the Gala, including past winners and opportunities to be involved in the 2018 award season, can be found at under the Annual Government Contractor Awards tab.


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 the 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

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