Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions recognized as a Top 8(a) company

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions is recognized as one of the nation's most successful 8(a) companies by Washington Technology, an industry publication that provides competitive intelligence for executives who offer contract services to the government market.

The annual rankings recognize the 25 largest 8(a) companies by their prime contracting dollars. The companies provide IT, telecommunications and professional services to the federal market. CNTS earned its No. 3 ranking with revenue exceeding $90 million in 2014.

"This is a wonderful recognition of our employees' hard work and dedication to first-class service," said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation's diversified businesses. "The government contracting industry is continuously evolving, and we are working hard to ensure Cherokee Nation Businesses' companies stay at the forefront of that evolution."

Throughout the fiscal year, CNTS collaborated with the SBA's Office of Native American Affairs to offer free, onsite training sessions and web-based seminars for native corporations nationwide with an interest in joining the 8(a) program.

The tribal company also supported mission-readiness for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and focused on preservation of natural resources at Everglades National Park.

The U.S. Small Business Administration created the 8(a) Business Development Program to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, formed in 2008, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.

CNTS is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit

To view the Top 25 8(a) companies, please visit

About Cherokee Nation Businesses

Cherokee Nation Businesses is the tribally owned holding company of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ 9,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries. For more information, please visit

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