NEANY Ranks Third in the Nation for 8(a) Prime Contractors
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Hollywood, MD - North Eastern Aeronautical Company Inc. (NEANY), headquartered in Hollywood, MD, was recently ranked third in the nation for 8(a) Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. NEANY is a minority owned 8(a) certified research, development, test and evaluation firm currently producing innovative unmanned air and ground solutions providing battlespace awareness, force protection, and force application capabilities for the warfighter.
"NEANY‘s success is founded on cultivating strong partnerships, hiring and maintaining highly skilled team members, and ensuring that our efforts are focused on customer requirements," said NEANY Inc. President Steven Steptoe. ‘NEANY is honored to share this news with our partners and customers whose contributions have been integral to our success."
NEANY, Inc. has quickly grown from a small startup company to a significant force in the 8(a) federal contract category. Certified as an 8(a) company in 2005, NEANY has been supporting the government and private industries in areas including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unattended Ground Stations (UGS), ground-based sensor integration, prototype fabrication, and training, field deployment and logistics. NEANY scientists and engineers partner with universities and national laboratories to build and deploy enhanced sensor and system capabilities to satisfy ISR missions supporting the global war on terror. NEANY supports numerous UAS efforts including Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS), High-Performance Engagement Lightweight Integrated Optical Systems (HELIOS), Persistent Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (PSUAS), TigerShark, Copperhead, and their own UAS, the Arrow.
In addition to corporate offices in Maryland, NEANY is located in Arlington, VA, Niceville, FL, and Scottsdale, AZ. They also own and operate a state-of-the-art UAS training facility in Yuma, AZ. NEANY employs 225 people and of those, 120 are deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq theaters of operation and provide UAS support to the U.S. warfighter.
Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, the 8(a) business development designation was created by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. The SBA program offers a broad range of assistance to businesses owned and/or operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. A company certified 8(a) by the SBA is eligible to participate in procurements set-aside exclusively for this group. For more on the 8(a) certification please visit: SBA. To view the full announcement of the Top 25 8(a) Prime Contractors please visit: Washington Tech.