ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has approved a 24-month Mentor-Protégé relationship with SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations.
The Mentor-Protégé program encourages larger-business, prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses. Crystal Clear Technologies is eligible to participate in the program as a woman-owned small business.
“SRA is thrilled to serve as mentor to Crystal Clear Technologies as part of the Air Force Small Business Mentor-Protégé program,” said SRA’s Vice President, Air Force Business Area Bill James. “This Air Force program is unique because it focuses on cyber security and information technology. SRA's role as mentor serves as a living example of our corporate desire to give back to others in our professional community and demonstrates that our ethic of Honesty and Service® is a key ingredient in the success of strong, developing businesses like Crystal Clear Technologies.”
Through the Mentor-Protégé program, the USAF expects to enhance its contracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between the USAF, and its large and small contractors, while increasing prime and subcontracting opportunities. SRA will provide developmental assistance in various forms, including but not limited to cyber technology, process improvements and business development training.
“Crystal Clear Technologies is honored and excited to be accepted into the Air Force Mentor-Protégé program with SRA,” said CCT CEO Crystal Culberston. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with SRA to deliver advanced cyber security solutions to the Air Force. This is a wonderful opportunity for our company and our employees to enhance our offerings in the areas of technology transfer, business infrastructure and business development.”
Together, the companies will work to capture work, deliver and implement complex cyber security solutions for the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD).
The proposed mentor-protégé agreement will directly benefit the DOD and USAF by accelerating development of USAF capabilities by expanding the number of fully qualified cyber specialists dedicated to the AF mission. Nation-wide demand for cyber expertise is expected to grow significantly, raising the potential for longer implementation cycles due to limited availability of critical resources. The agreement will also aid in increasing the pool of available cyber talent, putting well-qualified experts in place more quickly.
About Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc.
Crystal Clear Technologies is a Woman-owned 8(m) self-certified business headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla. Since our founding in 2002, Crystal Clear Technologies (CCT), Inc., has been committed to providing leading-edge data communications and information technology solutions to enable our customers to achieve mission success. CCT’s highly qualified and experienced staff provides product sourcing, engineering and installation, program/project management, staff augmentation and turnkey IT services. CCT’s IT and data communications professionals understand the importance of budgets and time-crucial deadlines, and specialize in a turnkey approach to designing and implementing solutions for our federal, state and local government clients worldwide. Our focus remains strong, "Serving Those Who Serve."
About SRA International, Inc.
For more than 30 years, SRA International has been dedicated to solving complex mission and efficiency challenges for the U.S. government. From our headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and from offices and locations around the globe, our more than 6,000 employees support government clients in civilian, defense, health, intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies by delivering IT solutions and professional services in such areas as information technology lifecycle services; cloud and mobile computing; cyber security; solutions development and integration; and, strategy development and organizational change management. We also provide mission-specific domain expertise in areas such as energy and environmental consulting; intelligence analysis; advanced research; and bioinformatics. Our employees’ deep commitment to offering real value to our clients and serving our communities is rooted in our ethic of Honesty and Service®.
For more information on SRA International, please visit us at www.sra.com.
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