Northrop Grumman Team Receives DOD Nunn-Perry Award
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"Our work under JRDC is diverse, complex and challenging and advancing our small business teammates enables them to become even more valuable to our team," said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, missile defense and protective systems division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. "The Nunn-Perry Award acknowledges the successes achieved through mentor-protégé partnership and teamwork."
The DOD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses in successfully competing for prime contracts and subcontracts by partnering them with large companies. Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor and the DOD.
The Nunn-Perry Award is named in honor of retired U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, who sponsored legislation to enact the Mentor-Protégé Program in 1991, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry. Nunn-Perry Awards are the highest honor companies can receive in the program.
The Mentor-Protégé Program is managed as part of Northrop Grumman's Global Supplier Diversity Program, which is designed to expand subcontracting opportunities for all classes of small business concerns. Northrop Grumman is an active and committed participant in the DOD Mentor-Protégé Program. The company has mentored more than 130 small businesses since 1992 and received 23 Nunn-Perry Awards, more than any other company in the program.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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