Awards Program Recognizes Small Business Suppliers for Significant Performance and Outstanding Achievements
Knight Federal Solutions, a solutions provider of simulation and training, cyber security, information technology, finance and intelligence analysis solutions to the Defense and Intelligence sectors, received Northrop Grumman’s 2019 World Class Team Supplier Award. The award is presented to small business suppliers that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievements and support of Northrop Grumman programs. 28 Small businesses from across the country were recognized for their significant performance as outstanding suppliers.
Chris Baeten, CEO, and Matthew Herring, Vice President of Business Development, attended the Corporate Global Supplier Diversity Programs Recognition Awards Luncheon held on May 16, 2019 in Linthicum, Maryland and accepted the award on behalf of the Knight Federal team.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized for this prestigious award from Northrop Grumman. This award reaffirms Knight Federal’s commitment to provide world-class technology solutions and services to our valued partners and the outstanding efforts of the Knight Federal team,” said Baeten.
Northrop Grumman annually acknowledges outstanding suppliers under its supplier diversity program which strives to ensure that capable small businesses receive subcontracting opportunities. The award selection process includes an extensive review against criteria such as technical capability and performance, cost competitiveness, product and service quality, and outstanding program support.
“Small business suppliers play a critical role in applying innovation and affordability to meet the challenging global security needs of our customers,” said Patricia McMahon, vice president, corporate supply chain, Northrop Grumman. “These awardees demonstrated superior business support and outstanding contributions to our small disadvantaged business, women-owned small business and service-disabled veterans’ objectives and top performance goals. They also have a large part in our relationships with the mentor-protégé programs, Historically Black Colleges/Universities and AbilityOne program initiatives.”
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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. In 2018, Northrop Grumman contracted more than $8 billion to a broad base of suppliers, with more than 37 percent of its procurement spending going to small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms.