Boecore Inc. has grown its revenue by 75 percent in the nearly three years it has been mentored by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
That growth helped Colorado Springs-based Boecore and Northrop-Grumman win a 2008 Nunn-Perry Award, which has honored companies participating in the Defense Department’s Mentor-Protégé Program since 1995. The award is named for former Sen. Sam Nunn and former defense secretary William Perry and will be presented March 12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Northrop Grumman, which nominated Boecore for the award, selected Boecore for the program in 2005, based on Boecore’s previous work, as part of an effort to boost the work it contracted out to small businesses to meet Defense Department requirements.
As part of the relationship, Boecore manages the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Enterprise Network Operations Security Center, which protects the agency’s computer network, as well as providing engineering and systems administration for the agency’s labs.
“The support provided by the Missile Defense Agency and Northrop Grumman team under the Mentor Protégé Program has enabled Boecore to build a strong technical foundation,” Boecore President Kathy Boe said. The program “has played a major role in propelling Boecore’s growth.”
Brian Esterby, project manager for the Joint National Integration Center research and development contract for Northrop Grumman, said the program is designed not "to make Boecore a little Northrop Grumman, but to make them a partner in all kinds of work we pursue."
Boecore is the second Springs company to win the award: TAC Services, a computer maintenance and repair subsidiary of The Aleut Corp., an Alaska native regional corporation, won a Nunn-Perry Award in 2001 for its work with the environmental management arm of Foster Wheeler Ltd.
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