Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

December 2016

Darkblade Systems has been certified as a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) company participant.  The V3 effort is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program that helps companies understand, design, and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans.  V3 connects employers with personnel who can enhance the workforce.

The V3 Program helps 100’s of companies throughout the Commonwealth to connect with veteran talent, and efficiently and effectively train these companies on best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans.

Darkblade Systems is committed to hiring veterans who have transitioned from military service.  More than 85% of current Darkblade Systems’ employees are veterans. 

The Virginia Values Veterans program can be found here.

If you are a veteran seeking employment, please connect with us at: careers@darkbladesystems.com

Trending 40 Red Hot Companies – Washington DC

November 2016

Darkblade Systems has been named to the Trending 40 Red Hot Companies, with an awards ceremony on November 15, 2016 in Crystal City, Virginia.  Trending 40 is an events program that recognizes and celebrates the top talent in Washington’s technology, legal, association and corporate communities.  Trending 40 celebrates many of the exciting and fast growing companies from the region.  DC has been a hotbed of activity in tech, hospitality, real estate, life sciences, health care and non-profits in recent years, and honorees are chosen based on demonstration of exceptional performance in their fields.

The 2016 Trending 40 Red Hot company list can be found here: TRENDING 40

Department of Defense Cyber Support in Colorado

November 2016
Darkblade Systems provides advanced cyber and digital network support for a Department of Defense (DOD) project focused on Computer Networking Operations (CNO) and digital network expertise in Colorado.  Darkblade Systems’ Subject Matter Experts conduct multi-disciplinary analysis involving cutting-edge cyber tools and techniques. This fusion of talent and acumen grants an energetic new environment for more efficient collaboration within the DOD and Intelligence Community (IC).

GSA Professional Services Schedule

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The U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) has awarded Darkblade Systems a Professional Services Schedule (PSS) contract.  This is a Multiple Award Schedule that gives government agencies direct access to Darkblade Systems’ professional services team focused on engineering, operations, and cyber support.

Darkblade Systems’ services are available on the Professional Services Schedule via contract # GS-00F-012GA, and they are available via this link:
https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/contractor/contractor_detail.do?mapName=/s/search/&contractNumber=GS-00F-012GA

Darkblade Systems #8 on Washington Technology’s 2016 Fast 50

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September 2016
Darkblade Systems has been selected by Washington Technology as part of the 2016 Fast 50 list.  Washington Technology selects the fastest growing small business contractors in the government market according to their five-year compound annual growth rate.

The Fast 50 list can be found at:
https://washingtontechnology.com/fast50lists/fast-50-lists/2016.aspx

Darkblade Systems #212 on Inc. 500 & Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 2016
Darkblade Systems is proud to announce that it has earned a spot as #212 on the 2016 Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists of America’s fastest-growing privately-held companies.  Darkblade is joining other private companies at an Inc. celebration event in San Antonio in October 2016, honoring the 2016 Inc. 500 / 5000 companies.

Darkblade Systems is ranked:

  • #212 Overall
  • #11 Top Government Companies
  • #11 Top Virginia Companies
  • #14 Top Washington DC Companies

View the Darkblade profile at: http://www.inc.com/profile/darkblade-systems?cid=full500016-list-212

About Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is an American monthly publication focused on growing companies.  The magazine publishes an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., the “Inc. 500,” which was introduced in 1982.  The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which ranks the country’s top 5000 fastest-growing private companies and also features a special ranking of the top 10% of the list as the Inc. 500.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales.  Companies have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies— as of December 31, 2015.  The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.

The full Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists can be found here: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016

Darkblade Systems Becomes an Approved IGAPP Vendor

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Darkblade Systems has been approved by TASC as a Vendor for IGAPP (Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program). 

IGAPP can be found at: https://igapp.com/

Booz Allen Hamilton and Darkblade Systems Corporation Sign Mentor-Protégé Agreement

September 2015
Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) and Darkblade Systems Corporation, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), entered into a Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) agreement under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Department of Defense Information Assurance Support

May 2015
Darkblade Systems provides advanced analytical support for a Department of Defense initiative focused on Information Assurance (IA), Cyber, and Computer Networking Operations (CNO) support.  Darkblade Subject Matter Experts address specialized requirements and focus on interagency solutions for real-world mission challenges.

Prime Award on Seaport-E

April 2015
Darkblade Systems is pleased to announce a prime award on the Navy Seaport-E IDIQ contract.  Under this contract, Darkblade will competitively bid for support services across 22 functional areas including engineering, intelligence, program management, prototyping, Research & Development, Test & Evaluation, and many others, in support of Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the U.S. Marine Corps. 

SeaPort-E has a 4-year base period.  Seaport-E website:  http://www.seaport.navy.mil/

Darkblade Systems Completes VIP Training

March 2015

vip logoDarkblade Systems completed the comprehensive Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) Program, a training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with the military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.

On March 12, 2015, Darkblade was one of 49 businesses from 12 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement.  The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the requirements necessary to win government contracts:  law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals.  It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives in addition to a national network of veteran-owned small businesses that they can team with on business opportunities.

Since its launch in 2009, VIP has helped 446 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses grow.  A survey of 184 of the program’s graduates determined that 2,018 new jobs were created and the size of their businesses increased by an average of 49% within a year of graduating from the Institute.  More than 82% of surveyed graduates credited VIP for equipping them to make solid business decisions and avoid unseen pitfalls. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses are more likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life, which is a national priority.

“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors.” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Certification

February 2015

SDVOSB_cve_editThe Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) has certified Darkblade Systems as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).  The CVE evaluates and verifies the ownership and control of SDVOSBs and VOSBs in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74.