GTSC members believe that numerous public and private sector officials work to protect the homeland every day. Many work with little recognition on challenges and issues that are critical to achieving the mission of protecting our homeland. GTSC presents a number of awards at our Anniversary and Holiday events to recognize these heroes and raise awareness of their contributions to the homeland and national security mission.
Federal Small Business Champion of the Year
Federal Small Business Champion of the Year is awarded annually to the Federal official(s) who show a distinct commitment and tangible results toward improving the environment and success for small businesses in the Federal homeland and national security market.
Market Maven Award
Presented to an exceptional individual who contributes in a concrete and tangible way to the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness of the homeland and national security market. Proven as a thought leader with a belief in increasing individual opportunity, the power of free enterprise and the nurture of innovation to advance and support the homeland and national security mission.
Federal Legislator(s) of the Year
This prestigious award is bestowed annually to exceptional Members of Congress who show a distinct commitment and tangible results toward improving the environment and success for small businesses in the Federal homeland and national security market. We appreciate their commitment and dedication to fostering the success of these critical small and mid-sized companies and recognizing that the innovation and creativity of these companies is vital to the success of the homeland and national security missions.
Strategic Partner of the Year
The Strategic Partner of the Year is awarded annually to the Strategic Partner that demonstrates a clear commitment to GTSC, contributes significantly to the content and substance of the organization and provides GTSC members with counsel, insight and resources to perform exceptionally on behalf of the homeland and national security mission.
Strategic Advisor of the Year
The Strategic Advisor of the Year is awarded annually to the Strategic Advisor who works on behalf of GTSC to increase our capacity, membership and opportunities to bring the innovation, creativity and solutions of small and mid-sized companies to the homeland and national security mission.
Most Valuable Player Award
MVP is awarded to a Federal official who modernizes and improves the operations and performance of an agency, component, program or division to increase capacity, speed delivery, use innovation and improve performance. These leaders also focus on the future – developing strategies and plans to address our constantly changing, dynamic threat environment. Read about the 2013 MVP Award recipient, Mr. Charles Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner & Chief Information Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, here.
Small Business Member of the Year
The award is presented annually to the GTSC Member that exemplifies exceptional quality and ethics for the Federal government, a commitment to GTSC’s small business members and advocacy on behalf of our community.
Mentor of the Year
Mentor of the Year is awarded annually to the GTSC Mentor who has worked to increase members’ understanding of the homeland and national security market, increased business opportunities for small companies through formal and informal mentoring and engages with GTSC to promote an innovative, robust, fair market for all.
Mid-Tier Member of the Year
Mid-Tier Member of the Year has contributed positively to increasing the opportunities, ideas and understanding of the mid-tier companies in the federal market. Coined “other than small”, these companies are often “punished” for their success. GTSC’s Mid-Tier Member of the Year works on market solutions, creative market partnerships and increased options for growth.
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