February 27, 2013 – SBG proudly supports the Twenty-First Century Medical Scheduling Contest with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a key component of the VA’s transformation of its approach to information technology. The antithesis of the traditional internally focused approach to IT, the contest is an outreach to the technical community at large seeking the very best ideas and capabilities available. Underscoring the VA’s commitment to open source software, this outreach is focused on the two primary goals of assessing the current state of the art in medical scheduling and providing a conduit by which the VA can access the creativity and innovative capacity of the software development community. SBG supports this initiative by providing a variety of comprehensive contest support services.

Navy Open Architecture
SBG Technology Solutions supports the Navy Open Systems Architecture team in designing and implementing a strategy for maximizing the benefits of open source engineering. SBG provides strategic planning, change management and administrative support to expand open architecture principles and awareness amongst Navy engineers, program managers and contracting officers.

Navy PEO Space Systems
SBG supports PEO Space Systems with engineering and technical services to bolster technical support of open architecture efforts to reduce acquisition cost and improve project efficiency. SBG supports the Information Technology Functional Solutions Analysis effort, a Department of Defense level working group, with the ongoing development of the Software Reconfigurable Payloads concept, designed to rapidly insert new capability into existing satellites systems.

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February 11, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – January 7, 2013 – SBG Technology Solutions, Inc., one of the fastest growing and leading information technology service providers in the United States, announced the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has awarded SBG four separate contracts since September 2012 to support the mission of the VA and U.S. veterans. These contracts span a variety of technical areas and capitalize on SBG’s proven IT, training and research capabilities.

Through the four contracts, SBG will design a study on the role nutrition plays in the wellness of veterans, provide technical and engineering support for the integration of VA mobile applications, design and develop an enterprise risk registry system, and provide software evaluation services.

“SBG is excited to help support the Veterans Affairs’ mission,” said Carlos Del Toro, CEO of SBG. “As a veteran myself, I take seriously the effort dedicated to supporting those serving and those who have served. We are thrilled to utilize our IT expertise to help the Department of Veterans Affairs provide better services to our nation’s veterans.”

In addition to the four new VA projects, SBG continues its work in support of an array of clients including the Army National Guard, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Navy and Department of Homeland Security.

About SBG Technology Solutions
SBG Technology Solutions is one of the fastest growing and leading information technology service providers in the United States. INC 500 featured SBG in its 2010 and 2011 listings of the fasting growing small businesses and ranked SBG in the top 20 of government service providers in 2011. Founded in 2004, SBG provides innovative and cost effective technology solutions to federal agencies and commercial clients including the Army, Army National Guard, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Navy. In 2011, SBG was selected as a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon winner, recognizing the company for its innovation and excellent business practices. SBG received the Small Business Diversity Award and was selected as the 2011 Small 8A Business of the Year for SBA Region III (D.C., Md. and Va.). Additional information about SBG can be found at http://www.sbgts.com/.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – February 11, 2013 – SBG Technology Solutions Inc., one of the fastest growing and leading information technology service providers in the United States, was recently awarded a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract to develop a web based enterprise risk registry system to aid the VA in the identification and mitigation of risk.

The system will be designed, developed and implemented by SBG and support the risk management needs of the Veterans Health Administration. The application will integrate all risks identified by project teams across the enterprise and allow the recording, registry, monitoring, reporting, evaluating and modeling of risks for the VA.

With this new contract, SBG builds upon its long-standing partnership with the VA. Other contracts in support of Veterans Affairs include designing a study on the role nutrition plays in the wellness of Veterans, providing technical and engineering support for the integration of VA mobile applications and providing software evaluation services.

“Our continued work with the VA is something I am particularly proud of,” said Carlos Del Toro, CEO of SBG. “Risk management is an essential management function of any organization and we look forward to supporting the VA in this critical capacity.”
Effective risk management is essential to the VA’s continued ability to successfully provide for our nation’s Veterans and SBG is proud to support such an important initiative.

About SBG Technology Solutions
SBG Technology Solutions is one of the fastest growing and leading information technology service providers in the United States. INC 500 featured SBG in its 2010 and 2011 listings of the fasting growing small businesses and ranked SBG in the top 20 of government service providers in 2011. Founded in 2004, SBG provides innovative and cost effective technology solutions to federal agencies and commercial clients including the Army, Army National Guard, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Navy. In 2011, SBG was selected as a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon winner, recognizing the company for its innovation and excellent business practices. SBG received the Small Business Diversity Award and was selected as the 2011 Small 8A Business of the Year for SBA Region III (D.C., Md. and Va.). Additional information about SBG can be found at http://www.sbgts.com/.

December 14, 2012

Speech at the retirement party of Mr. Harry Henry and Mr. Luis La Rosa
Windjammer Ballroom, Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay
12/14/2012 11:00 a.m.

It is often the case that the first to achieve success is often the one who receives the recognition. The first man on the moon, the first female Nobel Prize laureate, the first African American president. Today we honor two different, but equally important individuals. The last of a breed – a duo of hard-working Cuban commuters venturing day-in and day-out, across a no-man’s land and through fenced borders to go to work every day. To Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa, your distinguished career is cherished by those of us who have come to know you as peers and friends. We wish you a wonderful retirement. You’ve earned it. Congratulations. Muchas Felicidades

I extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of you for the invitation to speak this day, in recognition of these two very special people for their remarkably long and distinguished service to the United States.

To Captain Blaisdell, Captain Head, Captain Leary, Captain Cannon, and Captain Buehn, thank you for being here today to recognize Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa’s service and celebrate their careers. And most importantly to the families of the retirees, both Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa have their spouses and generations of children and grandchildren present today. As a father of four boys, I know nothing makes you more proud than having your children by your side at this moment of accomplishment. Bienvinedos.

As a Cuban refugee who immigrated to the United States some 50 years ago, the return to Cuba – Naval Station Guantanamo – is and always will be very special. But today I return, as I have countless times throughout my naval career, under very different circumstances than when I first left as an infant. Shortly after the revolution, my family fled to the United States in search of freedom and liberty. In 1962 we left seeking new opportunities in a country where reward lies for those who work for it, and where everyone gets a fair shot. We found that in America.

Through the hard work and sacrifice of my parents, I was able to attend the Naval Academy, serve the country I love for 26 proud years, and now work in support of our veterans and nation.

Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa, our careers are far more similar than different. We worked hard and dedicated ourselves to a cause: selfless service to the mission of the U.S. government and to this base. We seek to work hard to support ourselves and our families and to provide a better life for our children and theirs than we had ourselves. Through the political cloud in which we live, whether by our choice, or not, we recognize shared values transcendent of what we cannot control and embracive of what we can: love for family, hard work, commitment.

The journey has not always been easy, and yet you have met challenge with dignity, gaining the respect of many, including myself.

At one time, thousands of Cubans worked on this base. After the revolution, only hundreds remained. The last two that we honor today are amongst a robust pedigree of Cubans working hard to support this base. From welders to plumbers, supply and stock clerks, technicians, and many more, Cuban commuters have participated in substantial ways to the base and the success of the U.S. mission.

Not only do we recognize Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa as the longest-serving Cuban commuters, but to be frank, as two of the longest-serving men to the United States government in the history of our country.

As it says in your program, on December 31st, Mr. Henry will have served a total of 61 years, 8 months and one day to the United States government. Mr. La Rosa will have served a total of 53 years, 10 months and 10 days to the United States government. Bien hecho.

While this service marks your final days, your grand finale – I cannot but help to remember my own retirement day. After serving the Navy and the United States for 26 years, brief in comparison to that of Mr. Henry and Mr. La Rosa, I sat in a similar venue, similarly arranged. And, what I do remember most, what sticks out and has stayed with me ever since, was a feeling I will never forget – one of true accomplishment, success, and satisfaction.

But through the sincere feelings of appreciation for so many people who helped me along the way, most of whom never realized their impact on my development, my education, and my career, one feeling, one message stuck in my head my above all others – I knew I made a difference.

Mr. Henry, Mr. La Rosa: I know just how you feel. I know you both have made a difference in the lives of many, including many in this very room.

Today we give thanks to the special relationship we have with both of you, and the countless other Cubans, commuters and exiles, who have worked by our side for so many years. I thank you deeply for your service. I do pray that our paths will cross again soon, as free men in a world absent of those things that divide us.

I close today with the words of Jose Marti in the same spirit as our nation and this base began. “Sólo la opresión debe temar el ejercicio pleno de las libertades.” “Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom.”

Col., I thank you for being here today. This program is a perfect example of how two nations can collaborate together, despite their differences, for the betterment of all humanity.

In celebration, we again recognize our honorees, thank you for your selfless labor to our cause, and wish you the very best of every day of your retirement. Congratulations.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 26, 2012 – Five Hundred companies were awarded and chosen as the 2012 HispanicBusiness Top 500. The HispanicBusiness Top 500 award shows the impact the company has had on America’s corporate world.

“For nearly three decades, the HispanicBusiness 500® has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. The 500 directory highlights a range of successful companies (HispanicBusiness).” SBG is proud to have once again made the list, with its hard work, and dedication to becoming a leader within its industry.

“In documenting the progress of Hispanic entrepreneurs, the HispanicBusiness 500® has given a voice to small business entrepreneurs. For all those involved in the U.S. Hispanic economy, the HispanicBusiness 500® provides a measure of performance and progress (HispanicBusiness).”

SBG Technology Solutions is one of the twenty-two companies that made the HispanicBusiness Top 500 list from the state of Virginia.

“It’s an extraordinary honor in today’s tough business environment to be recognized for the great work our team has accomplished. My business associates have performed extremely well in working with our clients to support their very important needs. We pride ourselves in providing quality support to our customers, and that alone makes all the difference in the world. I couldn’t be more proud of them!” -President & CEO, Carlos Del Toro

HispanicBusiness established itself back in 1983. “Looking back, the nation’s Hispanic population was a third its current size (HispanicBusiness).” Now in 2012, “In addition to providing current business-related news, HispanicBusiness covers the growth of the U.S. Hispanic market, economic trends within the Americas, best business practices, and career development opportunities, delivering research-driven content to the nation’s top policy makers and power brokers (HispanicBusiness).” It is an honor and a privilege to be ranked amongst the best on the HispanicBusiness Top 500 list.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
March 27, 2012 Amy LaMarca 571-257-0996
GSA Awards VETS GWAC Contract to American Veterans, LLC
Stafford, VA – American Veterans, LLC, in conjunction with SBG Technology Solutions, Inc., a rapidly growing SBA certified 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing a broad range of administrative, IT, engineering, and educational support program solutions, was recently awarded the GSA Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) contract. A GWAC is a pre-competed, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that federal government agencies can use to buy products and services.

VETS is a small business set-aside GWAC that provides access to IT solutions such as systems design, software engineering, information assurance, and enterprise architecture solutions from a qualified, diverse pool of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. With a $5 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, VETS provides the opportunity for government agencies to do long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.

As a prime contractor for VETS GWAC, American Veterans has provided IT services and solutions for a variety of federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, and Veterans Affairs (VA).

American Veterans’ CEO, Carlos Del Toro stated that, “The VETS GWAC base period was a huge boost for SBG and allowed us, along with our VETS GWAC teammates, to take proven and practical solutions developed for Department of Defense agencies and expand them into the larger federal space. This VETS GWAC renewal will allow us to continue on that path, offering innovative and budget-friendly solutions to more government agencies while continuing to be a reliable source of IT services for our existing federal customers.”

American Veterans’ GSA Vets GWAC Contract Number is GS-06F-0524Z. American Veterans is a Prime Contractor for the VETS GWAC in Functional Area 2 (Information Systems Engineering) until February of 2017.
American Veterans, LLC provides proven state-of-the-art technology, products, and services to meet customer requirements in a wide variety of management, administrative, engineering and scientific applications. “We are always seeking new opportunities and strategic partners, and would welcome inquiries from companies interested in the potential of this vehicle or our capabilities in general,” said Tom Felten, Vice President for Business Development.
For further information on SBG Technology Solutions and American Veterans or the VETS GWAC contract vehicle, please contact:
Amy LaMarca
alamarca@sbgts.com
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
571.257.0996

American Veterans, LLC Receives 2009 Best of Business Award

Small Business Commerce Association’s Award Honors the Achievement

SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2009, American Veterans, LLC has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Engineering services category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)

The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that American Veterans, LLC has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Engineering services category.

The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country. Using statistical research and consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off statistical research and also information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.

About Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)

Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is a San Francisco based organization. The SBCA is a private sector entity that aims to provide tactical guidance with many day to day issues that small business owners face. In addition to our main goal of providing a central repository of small business operational advice; we use consumer feedback to identify companies that exemplify what makes small business a vital part of the American economy.

SOURCE: Small Business Commerce Association

CONTACT:
Small Business Commerce Association
Email: Press@SBCAAwards.org
URL: http://www.SBCAAwards.org

Alexandria, VA, September 6, 2011 – Carlos Del Toro has been selected as the Minority Small Business Person of the Year for Region III of the country by the US Small Business Administration. Mr. Del Toro is the president and CEO of SBG Technology Solutions – an 8(a) SDVOSB headquartered in Alexandria, VA providing IT, functional, and program support for a wide variety of Government clients across the country.
This selection was made in anticipation of this year’s 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference to be held in Washington DC from September 27th through the 30th. Co-hosting this conference are the US Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency.
In hosting top minority small business owners from across the nation for discussions of issues in the field, emerging legislature, and shared experiences, the conference will be recognizing top business persons from each of the 10 regions of the country. These are leaders and innovators from various backgrounds who will be recognized for their accomplishments by the SBA.
As the selection for Region III, Mr. Del Toro was chosen among candidates from DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Of these 10 regional selections, a single business person will be selected at this year’s conference to be named the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year.

GSA Awards 8(a) Stars II Contract to SBG Technology Solutions, Inc.

Stafford, Virginia – August 20, 2011 – SBG Technology Solutions, Inc., a rapidly growing SBA certified 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing a broad range of administrative, IT, engineering, and educational support program solutions, was recently awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS II contract.

GSA 8(a) STARS II is a is a ten year, $10 billion Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) designed for the procurement of Information Technology (IT) equipment and services. Thousands of IT companies submitted proposals and after virtually two years of evaluations and pricing adjustments, the GSA selected 599 firms that met stringent criteria including competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industry credentials.

The 8a STARS II GWAC is in addition to multiple government vehicles already awarded to SBG, including but not limited to VETS GWAC, GSA MOBIS, and multiple Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity contracts with the US Army, the Army National Guard, the Internal Revenue Service, and others.

Utilization of this contract vehicle will assist federal agencies in meeting directives around Strategy, Technology, Transparency, and Operations in addition to full lifecycle program and project management solutions that protect each agency’s most valuable assets – people, programs, and performance. “SBG is pleased to be an awardee of the 8(a) STARS II GWAC. We are one of the fastest growing small businesses in the country, and this award reinforces that we have maintained our reputation for excellence and commitment to total customer satisfaction throughout,” said Carlos Del Toro , President and CEO.

SBG Technology Solutions provides proven state-of-the-art technology, products, and services to meet customer requirements in a wide variety of management, administrative, engineering and scientific applications. SBG also provides the professional support services necessary to manage those complex requirements, and consulting services to capture, launch, and manage such programs. “We are always seeking new opportunities and strategic partners, and would welcome inquiries from companies interested in the potential of this vehicle or our capabilities in general,” said Tom Felten, Vice President for Business Development.

 

The Commonwealth of Virginia Senate Committee on Rules is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Del Toro to the Commonwealth Competition Council.

The Commonwealth Competition Council was created by the General Assembly as a part of the Virginia Government Competition Act of 1995 and is an outgrowth of the Commission on Government Reform. Finding better and less costly ways to provide government services for Virginia’s citizens are principal goals of state government. Efforts are focused on reducing the size and scope of government activity, especially in areas where the services or products of government can best be provided by the private sector. While the Council recommends to the Governor and General Assembly alternative ways of providing traditional government services, state government’s ability to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens will not be diminished by any of the Council’s recommendations. The Council further emphasizes that it will suggest ways of minimizing any adverse impact of privatization upon state employees.

The CCC is an independent advisory body within the executive branch of Virginia’s state government. It is one of 20 boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch permitted by the Code of Virginia to have legislators serve on it.

The Council is made up of 15 members appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and/or the Senate Committee on Rules. In addition to legislators, appointees are from executive branch employees and private sector members of which two must be members of the Small Business Commission.

For additional information on the Council’s legislation, including its 10-point mission, you are invited to review Sections 2.2-2620 through 2.2-2625 of the Code of Virginia. Please see legislation pages for those Code sections.


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