SAIC Named Large Prime Company of the Year for Partnership With Small Businesses

Company recognized by National 8(a) Association and the HUBZone Council for its support of small businesses
Jun 13, 2023 12:15 PM ET

RESTON, Va. /3BL Media/ - Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been named the Large Prime Company of the Year at the Small Business Industry Awards, sponsored by the National 8(a) Association and the HUBZone Contractors National Council.

“Small businesses bring talent, innovation and technical expertise to support our customer’s missions,” said John Bonsell, senior vice president of Government Affairs at SAIC. “We are proud of our Supplier and Small Business Team’s efforts to support small businesses through advocacy, mentorship and networking programs.”

SAIC was recognized for supporting the organizations leadership panels, facilitating and sponsoring outreach events, and helping small businesses identify new business opportunities.

Led by Rita Brooks, director of Small Business Programs, SAIC was also recognized for its programs to support and promote long-term relationships with small businesses. The Mentor-Protégé program matches small businesses to subcontract and prime contract opportunities. The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program utilizes innovative solutions from small businesses to solve the complex defense requirements of SAIC customers.

The National 8(a) Association provides assistance to small, disadvantaged businesses. The HUBZone Council is a non-profit trade association comprised of companies and organizations working together to improve and support the HUBZone program and small business community. As a partner with both organizations, National 8(a) Association and the HUBZone Council presented the award to Brooks at the awards gala in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, February 16, 2023.

More information about SAIC’s small business outreach, is available on

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