A team of Northrop Grumman and Davidson Technologies has received the Defense Department‘s Nunn-Perry Award for the group’sÂ performance under DoD’s Mentor-Protege Program.
Northrop said Wednesday the mentor-protege arrangement takes placeÂ under the Missile Defense Agency‘s Joint National Integration Center Research Development contract.
The recognition represents the second time a Northrop-ledÂ JRDC mentor-protege team wonÂ the Nunn-Perry Award after Northrop andÂ Boecore received the honor in 2008.
The award is named afterÂ former defense secretaryÂ William Perry andÂ retired senator Sam Nunn, who sponsored a billÂ to enact the mentor-protege program in 1991.
Davidson Technologies is aÂ woman-owned small business that offersÂ engineering, technical and management servicesÂ for defense, aerospace and commercial customers.
Northrop manages itsÂ mentor-protege program engagements under the company’sÂ Global Supplier Diversity Program, which aimsÂ to openÂ subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.