Watermark Risk Management International, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business, leading provider of innovative security and risk-management consulting services, was honored to be selected as a finalist in the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) Annual Government Contractor Awards. Watermark nominated SAIC (formerly Engility Corp) for the SECAF Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year Award and both companies were selected as finalists from dozens of candidates. Watermark and SAIC are participants together in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Mentor Protégé Program.
Every year, SECAF honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business from the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. SECAF selects companies who show a compelling and profound commitment to excellence through their efforts as a prime contractor by providing tangible benefits to a specific small business and/or subcontractor during the previous year.
Kevin Hodges, President of Watermark, said, “It has been an honor to work with Engility, now SAIC, over the past several years in the DHS mentorship program. SAIC is a company whose mission and approach to work excellence and client satisfaction closely matches our own. The partnership has been highly rewarding and has helped us to hone, refine and accelerate our growth as a small business.”
Watermark and SAIC both attended a special reception for SECAF nominees in April, which was attended by Mr. Hodges and SAIC’s Senior Project Manager, Jessica O’Bannon.
SECAF award winners were announced May 2 at the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Virginia.