In the picture from left: Joe Sifer, AFCEA Chairman of the Board, Brad Barker, Chi-Lai Poon, Brian Knott, Blair Vorgang, Brian Leung, LtGen Robert (Bob) Shea, USMC (Ret.), AFCEA President/CEO
Greenbelt, MD – June 13, 2017 – Array Information Technology (ARRAY) was recognized as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Small Business of the Year. They were selected for excellence in client service, business practices, staff training and motivation and community/professional outreach. The award was presented at the AFCEA International Awards Dinner on June 12, in advance of the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS 2017), at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.
“I am very proud of our commitment as an Industry Partner in support of AFCEA,” said Sumeet Shrivastava, CEO and President of ARRAY. “It is important for Government, Industry, and Academic organizations to encourage professional development of our valued human capital resources. AFCEA is a professional organization that aligns to our corporate culture in the development of high-quality IT professionals.”
ARRAY avidly promotes AFCEA volunteerism with multiple employees serving in Leadership roles at local and International levels. Their volunteers have led and supported over 40 IT Days, numerous Chapter Events, and 4 International Conferences. ARRAY was recognized as the top Small Business Sponsor in 2016 at the NOVA Chapter. At Montgomery, ARRAY is a corporate sponsor of all major events (including Montgomery IT Summit (MITS), Golf Tournament, and the Luncheon Series).
A focus of ARRAY in AFCEA is the development and guidance of Young AFCEANs. They are a financial sponsor of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Executives, including the CEO, have served as mentors at events. At Montgomery, they sponsored the chapter’s Education Foundation Internship Program in 2016. Through this program, they challenged high school graduates with IT-related, hands-on training led by ARRAY IT professionals.
AFCEA International is a worldwide nonprofit professional association founded as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; but it encompasses more than just the military. AFCEA represents the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, software, information systems, imaging, and multi-media. AFCEA’s purpose is to support global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among the military, civilian government agencies, and private industry. Details about AFCEA International and its background are available at www.afcea.org.
Array Information Technology, Inc. specializes in services to the Aerospace and Defense industry. In addition to multiple awards for its growth achievements, ARRAY is known for its employee-friendly culture and its ability to drive success for its clients through Applied Innovation. ARRAY brings the capability and the leadership of a large business while retaining the agility of a smaller business. ARRAY has also obtained critical ISO and CMMI certifications, and is continuously focused on improving quality management to ensure that products and solutions meet only the highest quality standards in the industry.