General Dynamics C4 wins mentor-protoge award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has bestowed the 2013 Nunn-Perry mentor-protege award to General Dynamics C4 Systems.

The award, from the department's Office of Small Business Programs, recognizes superior performance in areas such as quality, technical assistance and protege development.


General Dynamics C4 Systems in 2006 began a mentor-protege relationship with nFocus Solutions, a female-owned business in Arizona, and continued the relationship through last year. As a result, nFocus is now a major subcontractor on the U.S. Army's Digital Training Management System.

"Mentoring small businesses like nFocus ensures the Department of Defense has access to a strong group of small business suppliers that may not have had the resources or expertise to effectively compete for government contracts," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "During our mentor-protege partnership we gained valuable insights from each other and developed new products and capabilities that will help the military be more efficient, effective and safe."

Added nFocus President Ananda Roberts: "Through this partnership, nFocus has realized its long-term goal of becoming a viable Department of Defense prime and sub-contractor while General Dynamics leveraged nFocus' performance measurement technology in a number of successful proposals.


"This award reflects both companies' commitment to provide effective technology solutions to the nation's military."

nFocus Solutions specializes in performance management and outcome measurement solutions.

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