Contributed by Prince William County Department of Economic Development
October 30, 2013 – Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County congratulates FPS Communications, a small-business leader in information technology service-solutions for government and commercial enterprise, on its recent recognition and verification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
The new SDVOSB status helped FPS Communications qualify to receive its first contract award to provide data center management support to the U.S. Marine Corps. The VA is responsible for verification of a firm’s SDVOSB status and has unique authority for contracting with SDVOSB, which are given highest priority in the new contract procurement process through VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program.
“We are pleased to congratulate FPS Communications on becoming authorized as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business,” said Jeffrey Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development. “Opening doors to new entrepreneurship is at the heart of Prince William County’s mission. It’s heart-felt when recognition goes to our wounded veterans – those that provided service to our country!”
“We’re delighted about the VA’s verification of our status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business,” said Keith Herring, President, FPS Communications. “Prince William County is a great location for small businesses. The county offers a wealth of programs and services geared toward entrepreneurs, a very business-friendly environment and close proximity to our business partners and federal customers, like the U.S. Marine Corps.”
Established in 2012, FPS Communications provides low-risk solutions to the IT challenges faced by modern organizations. It’s team of seasoned experts, having backgrounds in military and IT fields, deliver on core competencies in twelve comprehensive IT arenas, specifically:
- Data Center Design-Build and Consolidation;
- Application and Hardware Virtualization;
- Data Backup and Replication;
- Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations Planning;
- Systems Engineering and Business Process;
- Development Systems Engineering and Technology Assistance (SETA);
- Procurement Strategies and Vendor Management;
- IT Strategic Planning Enterprise Architecture (EA);
- Enterprise Service Management;
- Data Center and Network Operations Center Management;
- Local and Storage Area Networking; and
- LAN/WAN Design, Integration and Management.
Today, more than 8,000 businesses operate in Prince William County. The County is a premier business location in the Northern Virginia Metro Region within the National Capital Area, where business and community grow and succeed together. Leading incentive programs support competitive advantage for both small- and large-business operations. In addition, Prince William carries AAA status from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P) – a measure that only 0.4% of local governments throughout the country have achieved.
Working together, in partnership, we generate sustained economic wealth, delivering greater tangible benefits to our businesses and citizens. For information about the advantages of locating or expanding a business in Prince William County, please contact the Prince William County Department of Economic Development at (703) 792-5500 or visit our website.
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