FREDERICK, Md. (April 4, 2022) – Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater)/Encantado Technical Solutions, LLC (Encantado) today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 14th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on these businesses.  

Edgewater/Encantado is a finalist for the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year Award. The Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year awards companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence through its collaboration efforts. 

“Edgewater is honored to be selected as a finalist for the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Year Award. With ECS Federal, LLC as our mentor, Edgewater created a successful Joint Venture, Encantado Technical Solutions, to provide IT and telecom support for Sandia National Laboratories. This presented Edgewater with a tremendous opportunity to gain experience managing a large 500-person government contract, making it a game-changer as we transition from a small market to full and open market.” said Dave Yockman, President of Edgewater. “This recognition highlights the power of the Mentor-Protégé Program for small businesses.” 

“ECS is excited to be partnered with Edgewater in the Mentor-Protégé Program and the Encantado JV. Edgewater is an innovative, fast-growth company. While we are helping them to scale to the next level, ECS has also benefited from the Mentor-Protégé Program with increased access to contract opportunities, like Sandia,” said John Heneghan, President of ECS Federal. 

“The SECAF Awards give us an opportunity to highlight the small and emerging contractors that are succeeding in our market; along with the people, in and out of government, that are driving our market to success,” said Mitchell Ross, Principal at Acquisition and Management, LLC, and Chair of the SECAF Board of Directors. “Edgewater exemplifies the successful journey that can result from a commitment to serving the public sector market.” 

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About Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. 

Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2002 and has a long-standing record of excellence in supporting its federal customers, particularly the Department of Energy (DOE). Edgewater supports over 20 DOE customers, including program, staff, and site offices, as well as the National Laboratories and management and operating contractors (M&Os). Its services include enterprise IT, IA and cybersecurity, business process optimization, systems engineering, program management, and data science and analytics. Edgewater is a repeated awardee of such honors as Washington Post Top Workplaces and Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Edgewater holds CMMI and ISO certifications, and its’ motto of “Our People. Your Edge.” signifies the value and importance that the company holds for its’ employees. Visit www.edgewaterit.com for more information. 

About Encantado Technical Solutions, LLC 

Encantado Technical Solutions, LLC is a Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture between Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. and ECS Federal, LLC. Encantado delivers leading-edge IT solutions to help federal civilian and defense customers achieve mission success. 

About ECS Federal, LLC 

ECS, ASGN’s federal government segment, delivers advanced solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, data and artificial intelligence (AI), application and IT modernization, science, and engineering. The company solves critical, complex challenges for customers across the U.S. public sector, defense, intelligence, and commercial industries. ECS maintains partnerships with leading cloud, cybersecurity, and AI/ML providers and holds specialized certifications in their technologies.  Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ECS has more than 3,500 employees throughout the United States. For more information, visit ECStech.com

About The 14th Annual SECAF Awards Gala 

The 14th Annual SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring the small and emerging government contractors and the players in the ecosystem that rely on small business. The event will be held at the Awards Gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022. To register or for more information, visit here

About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum 

For more than 20 years, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) has empowered government contractors to scale and succeed. SECAF is comprised of the senior leaders from active government contractors and established service providers. Members have access to the connections, events, education, tools and resources needed to stay on top of industry trends, win government contracts, and experience exponential growth. For more information, visit www.secaf.org

Contact:  

Ellen Buchanan, Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. 

[email protected] 

301-327-0745

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