Small Business Person of the Year - Government

This award recognizes and honors a small business champion that demonstrates excellence in specific areas of practice with the government. Members of the AFCEA Small Business Committee select the winners. The award will be presented at the annual TechNet Cyber Symposium.

  • Small Business Advocacy: Can quantifiably demonstrate small business advocacy and results within his/her agency or sector. Example: Brought in Company X for Y services and provided them with a challenge to developing a technology solution. Exceeded our expectations by delivering a comprehensive solution. Helped a small business to work with a prime and access contract vehicles, facility clearances.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates leadership abilities by fostering growth at his/her organization, participates or leads in customer-community issues, and makes positive contributions in professional development of his/her organization (please list contributions).
  • Community and professional outreach: Lists individual memberships (minimum 2), event participation and/or leadership, and the impact shown (social, financial, increased awareness). Example: For the past two years, the nominee has been a proud sponsor of Toys for Tots. On the yearly basis, he/she volunteers to distribute toys to children, serving more than 500 families.
  • Innovation: Demonstrates tangible results by leading or developing a specific process, service and/or accomplishment that positively impacted organization mission (time, money, resources, process). Example: The nominee has helped develop our organization’s formal training plan for each employee. In addition to education, we provide them hands-on training in our virtual lab. Our comprehensive training approach has measurably contributed to our employees and is a huge plus for our customers because it brings agility in innovation. For example, we prototyped a cloud service for customers and provided them with a blueprint prior to embarking on same effort within customer space.
  • Ethics: Insists on the highest ethics in everything he/she does (provide examples).


Contact Information:
Laura Allen
(703) 631-6187

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