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The American Veterans Assistance (AVA) Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Southern Maryland that provides assistance to veterans and their families. Our initial mission focuses on military-to-civilian transition support services for veterans in the local area where we work in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to provide seamless transition services. Our services include job fairs, mock interviews, resume assistance, salary negotiation techniques, mentoring sessions, instruction on proper interview and business attire, professional networking events, and job placement opportunities. We’re veterans helping veterans and their families successfully navigate the transition to civilian employment.

ACE Group is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides expertise in the operational applications of current and future airborne weapons systems, with an emphasis on their lethality and survivability in the Battlespace. Our employees draw from a wealth of personal and company operational and acquisition experience to provide our Nation’s decision makers with the knowledge required to optimally equip our Armed Services with affordable, yet lethal and survivable weapons systems. 

Our logo captures who we are and what we do. To define who we are, we take our colors from the flag of the United States of America, to which we pledge our allegiance. From the iconic white scarf of the WW I Ace – the first aviators to employ combat effectiveness from the air – to the aiming diamond of 21st century aircraft, we employ these symbols to define what we do: We provide expert advice that is steeped in experience but remains on the leading edge of modern combat and remains steadfastly “On Target.” 

ACE Group’s business strategy attracts the most highly experienced and qualified subject matter experts in matters of military operations, policy, doctrine, and technology solutions, especially related to aviation. Just like our namesake combat Aces, a fighter pilot’s spirit surges within: We aggressively seek out the most demanding missions and accomplish them swiftly, efficiently, and successfully. 

Our status as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business provides our customers with flexibility in contracting options and makes us a Sub-contractor of choice to other Prime contractors. Air Combat Effectiveness Consulting Group: we are nimbleflexiblecreativereliable. 

We are…On Target.

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Working to earn and keep our customers’ trust is the single biggest driver of Amazon’s Day 1 approach. Amazon’s decision-making process that asks employees to consider whether an action is a one-way door—consequential and nearly irreversible—or a two-way door, easy to change course and go back.

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AMEWAS is a Veteran led company which provides quality services and products to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Agencies.  For over 35yrs,  AMEWAS has supported  multiple Navy customers at NAS Patuxent River, as well as, DoD & Federal customers nationally.  Our talented team of Engineers, Developers, and Subject Matter Experts are integral to the DoD Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) community and to multiple Navy & Joint Program Offices.  AMEWAS’s core capabilities stem from our extensive operational & practical knowledge in Electronic Warfare (EW), Synthetic Warfare Environments, Software Engineering, and Software and Hardware Integration for platforms and test laboratories.  Through Government-Industry partnerships, AMEWAS employees apply their experience to the advancement of Science and Technology (S&T), Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and the T&E communities – all to improve Warfighter capabilities.

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AVIAN (*ae-v-yin*) is an employee-owned small business, founded in 2005 by retired U.S. Navy Test Pilots, that delivers resourceful, responsive, and reachable solutions to government and commercial clients. AVIAN provides program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aerial, surface, and subsurface systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design. AVIAN has consistently grown over the past 16 years and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies in America for 10 consecutive years, as well as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work. AVIAN has over 300 employees serving more than 80 clients in 13 states with annual revenues exceeding $50 million. Its headquarters is in Lexington Park, Maryland with employees located across the country in support of organizations including NAVAIR; NAVSEA, the Office of Naval Research; and the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.

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For more than 100 years, military, government, and business leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering, and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by its most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs nearly 27,700 people globally, and had revenue of $7.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2021​. To learn more, visit BoozAllen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

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UIC Government Services (UICGS) provides a wide variety of services including support for defense and civilian government agencies. UICGS is a division of Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC), an Alaskan Native Corporation. Our government services are provided through subsidiary companies known as the Bowhead family of companies. Collectively, we offer a breadth of services in the areas of Engineering and Program Management, Logistics and Marine, Manufacturing and Products, and Systems and Information Technology. The Bowhead family of companies provides defense, government, and private sector customers with expertise in areas such as program management, systems engineering and integration, weapon systems acquisition management, logistics and supply support, software development, IT services support, risk management, training and simulation support, products procurement, and administrative services support.

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At CENTURY 21 New Millennium, it’s all about delivering extraordinary experiences to our agents and to our clients. Putting the “care” into what we do is a huge focus at every level of our organization. While we are grateful to be large enough—more than 900 agents and staff across 21 offices serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.—to have strong market presence and national recognition, we will never outgrow our emphasis on customer service. That’s what got us here, and that’s what keeps us here. We are proud to have been recognized as one of The Washington Post‘s Top Workplaces in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Our relentless agents combine the latest in technology, market knowledge, and genuine personal care to help our clients have positive, memorable experiences when they buy or sell or rent a home.

Our team of specially trained and certified Military Relocation agents understand that the needs of the military don’t always allow families lots of time to make detailed transfer plans. Our goal is to make your move easier and less stressful by helping you prioritize all that needs to be done. We understand better than most, because more than half of our leadership team, as well as many of our agents and staff, have been where you are, wearing those same uniforms, facing similar decisions and challenges. We get it.

We work with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit your needs and leverage strong relationships with like minded affiliates to ensure you’re able to take full advantage of your military benefits.

Whether you are going from Fort Meade to Fort Bragg, or from the Pentagon to Pensacola, we are committed to delivering “Top Block” service to our service men and women and their families—and we look forward to showing you what we mean.

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kglobal is a Washington, DC-based full-service communications firm that helps clients more effectively reach their key audiences. We’ve worked with organizations including both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, numerous MSO/VSO nonprofits, along with state and local governments, public universities, trade associations, private companies, and more. Our team of highly specialized professionals offers decades of experience in branding, marketing, public relations, strategic communications, digital media, graphic design, stakeholder engagement, and other creative services. In short, we help our clients break through the clutter and reach their key audiences with messages that make an impact.

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MAG Aerospace (MAG) is successfully managing over 80 active contracts and task orders on six continents delivering full spectrum C5ISR services for integration, operations, training, engineering, and other specialty aviation. MAG is a defense services leader, supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) with proven capabilities in engineering, logistics, material support, and program management for air, ground, and surface systems.

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Founded in 2015, Perrygo is a small business headquartered just outside of NAS Patuxent River. With 50 employees, Perrygo supports customers based on both the West and East coasts. Primarily focused on supporting Navy and other DoD customers in the areas of Information Technology and Cyber, as well as project support, Perrygo has employees working from seven states around the country – both on-site as well as remotely. Providing exceptional services while ensuring employees remain a top priority are all a part of the company’s mission.

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Precise Systems is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business currently supporting the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. Our core capabilities include Program Management, Advanced Engineering, International Programs, Software Solutions, Model Based Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Training, Technical Services, Electronic Warfare, Security, and Integrated Logistics. We were found-ed in 1990, and since our establishment, we have been providing cutting edge solutions and support to our warfighters. We understand and provide expert consultation on network and weapons systems acquisition programs, maintenance/modernization programs, and sustainment programs. For over 30 years, Precise Systems has demonstrated and perfected our ability to manage any task, no matter how difficult or complex.

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Sabre Systems, Inc. provides technology solutions and mission expertise for Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and commercial customers in the areas of C5ISR, Cyber, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Software and Systems Engineering and Digital Transformation. We are headquartered in Pennsylvania with major offices in Manchester, NJ; Lexington Park and Belcamp, MD. with customers and employees across the U.S. Sabre is passionate about supporting transitioning military and our veterans and providing them opportunities across our business areas. With 1 in 4 Sabre professionals being a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, we know and value the qualities and experience our service members bring to the table. We want to see our military continue successful and meaningful careers after their service and we are committed to contributing to that. Sabre has consistently received awards for our extensive veteran hiring initiates and success in supporting transitioning military.

We are dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion and foster a company culture that supports our team members as whole individuals with an understanding of their varying needs, priorities, and goals. Sabre encourages a healthy work life balance and provides opportunities to develop and grow professionally, recognition of efforts, as well as competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of our employees and their families. Our Sabre veterans have shared that the comradery they feel with their fellow Sabre Pros is like a continuation of their service and that they value their ability to continue to directly support the warfighter through their role at Sabre.

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StraCon Services Group, LLC (StraCon), is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with more than 13 years of extensive experience supporting numerous dynamic programs within Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and the United States Army (USA) Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). StraCon currently supports 21 active contracts, of which ten are prime contracts. At NAVAIR, StraCon provides support for PMA-201, PMA-205, PMA-207, PMA-209, PMA-242, PMA-261, PMA-268, PMA-273, PMA-275, PMA-276, PMA-281, AIR-6.8 Digital Thread Environment, and the Airworthiness and CYBERSAFE Office (ACO).

StraCon has established a seasoned and highly skilled group of professionals who possess diverse perspectives and a full range of multi-disciplinary talents and skills. Our capabilities include Program Management, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Configuration Management (CM), Engineering Change Management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, Subject Matter Expertise (Windchill and Teamcenter), Technical Writers, Technical Manual (TM) developers, Technical Data Packages (TDP) development experts, 3D/2D Drafters/CAD operators, Instructional System Design, Courseware Development, Job Performance Aid Development, Validation/Verification, System Analysts, Logistics Analysts, Computer Programmers, Financial Analysis, Administrative support, and FMS Support.

StraCon is a full spectrum training and education service provider. Our paradigm-shifting modeling and simulation solutions streamline training while increasing performance outcomes. StraCon's virtual courseware product portfolio allows learners to master tasks or procedures on complex equipment systems and components through an immersive, engaging first-person user experience. Our line of courseware benefits includes flexibility, enabling safe repeated practice in realistic 3D simulations using virtual reality (VR) headsets or on desktop, laptop, or tablet devices. Another advantage of our virtual training approach is a tangible return on investment by decreasing the total time to master complex tasks while simultaneously reducing wear and tear on high-cost physical training devices by reducing throughput. Whether in a classroom, a live-virtual-constructive (LVC) setting, or as part of a synthetic training environment (STE) cloud-enabled event, our proven virtual product portfolio can optimize operational readiness for individuals and units.

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Tekla Research is a company at the forefront of aviation defense technology. Founded in 1995, Tekla Research is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, with a team of talented, experienced, and dedicated individuals offering the highest quality service and dependability. Our employees have an average of 20 years of military/government experience on military avionics integration and testing.

Mission
Tekla was formed to bring together a team of talented, experienced, and dedicated individuals in order to offer the highest, and most advanced, technical expertise in aircraft survivability. The company has a core of eminently qualified professionals, each with demonstrated and respected records of accomplishment in a wide variety of weapon systems and equipment. These skilled professionals have extensive experience in providing technical and engineering support and management expertise for Department of Defense projects from Research and Development through Operational Test and Evaluation. Tekla professionals know and understand the complexity and science of operating and testing the military equipment required to meet today’s challenges.

Capabilities
Program and Acquisition Management, Test Planning and Management, Engineering Analysis, Strategic Planning and Management, Earned Value Analysis, Information Technology, Program Protection/System Security, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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VectorCSP is an aviation professional support services company, with a 19-year history of providing U.S. Government clients with acquisition and sustainment consulting, management, analysis, engineering, and Integrated Logistics Support. In addition to being ISO 9001:2015 certified, we possess a TS Facility clearance, and are currently providing acquisition and sustainment services for the USAF Long Range Standoff (LRSO) Weapon System, the NAVAIR E-6B platform, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) nexgen C4ISR system, among others. As the prime contractor on these ongoing efforts, we interact across the U.S. nuclear weapons support and strategic defense systems, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security enterprises to coordinate program management functions, develop future capabilities, and build/manage Joint Integrated Master Schedules.

We possess proven major acquisition program management experience involving federated systems with different developers, global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), and Government agencies. We have deep experience with major weapons system acquisition and sustainment programs in the primary areas of Program Management, Report Planning and Documentation Support, Acquisition Planning and Fielding Documentation, Program Scheduling Integration and Management, and expertise in DoD 5000 Series policy and process requirements. Our expansive and ongoing support of high-ops tempo missions like the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) C-130 Gunship program, the Forest Service’s C-130 Aerial Firefighting program, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Long and Medium Range Surveillance (C-130H/J and C-27J respectively) and Medium Range Recovery (H-60) programs allows us to tailor and refine our support solutions to meet our customers’ varied needs.

We are a company that puts our client’s mission and needs above all things. We always conduct our support within the “spirit” of the Statement of Work (SOW) requirements, and therefore always seek ways to say “Yes” to requests for services that will add value to the customer. We do this by rolling up our sleeves and becoming a force multiplier for our customers through value added collaborative dialogue, regular status updates, and a collegial desire to share knowledge that will produce effective results.

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