From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017
Executives of technology firms CH2M Inc. of Denver, and Alcyon Inc. of Huntsville signed a NASA Mentor-Protégé agreement Aug. 15 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The agreement, the 16th Mentor-Protégé agreement between a Marshall prime contractor and a protégé, is the first with a certified small disadvantaged business.
Executives in attendance were J.P. Martin, vice president and NASA account manager of CH2M; Debbie Matthews, Marshall contracting officer; Autumn Sellars, security and professional services and vice president of operations of Alcyon; Roy Malone, Marshall Center Operations director; Robert Devlin, deputy director of Marshall Center Operations; Joyce Meier, Marshall’s logistics services contracting officer; Farley Davis, manager of Marshall’s Logistics department; David Brock, Marshall small business specialist; Edwin Jones, CH2M deputy program manager; Angela Lugo, CH2M business operations manager of Marshall logistics support services; and Michael Vanhooser, NASA business development director for Alcyon.
CH2M specializes in program/project management, operations management, consulting and construction management. Alcyon specializes in logistics, engineering services, laboratory services and information technology. Under the agreement, CH2M will provide Alcyon developmental assistance with their fleet and property management system, and market assessment and strategies related to the commercial and government sectors.
The NASA Mentor-Protégé Program, established in 2008 by NASA's Office of Small Business Programs, allows NASA prime contractors opportunities to enter into mentor-protégé agreements with small businesses and historically black colleges and universities/minority-serving institutions under their subcontracting programs to establish long-term relationships, enhance technical capabilities and enable protégé companies to successfully compete for larger, more complex prime contract and subcontract awards. Marshall oversaw NASA's first Mentor-Protégé signing agreement in February 2008.
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