WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today honored Sandra Broadnax, Director of the Small Business Programs Office for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Deborah Jackson-Hamilton, Program Manager, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, Small Business Partnership Programs, with the first annual Small Business Advocacy Award.
Presented at ACT-IAC’s Small Business Conference (SBC) luncheon, the award recognizes Broadnax and Jackson-Hamilton for their work in promoting the growth and development of small businesses in the federal marketplace. The Small Business Advocacy Award is an honor ACT-IAC awards to one government and one industry professional who have made substantial contributions to small businesses in the IT community.
Ms. Broadnax is responsible for promoting the use of small, Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone, Women-Owned small, Veteran-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses, Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions within NGA. She is very proactive in organizing events to bring small businesses together, facilitating the networking among small businesses with government leaders in a transparent, open dialogue environment.
Ms. Jackson-Hamilton is a long-time advocate for small businesses and, through her position at HP, sets up internal and external activities that assist in coordinating potential teaming relationships. Her proactive communication, involvement in the community and work with the Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) at HP illustrates her dedication to supporting small businesses within the sector.
Launched in 2007, SBC is the unrivaled forum for new and established small and large businesses to come together to further align with the needs of government agencies.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).