HUNTSVILLE, AL - June 10, 2014 - Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. announced today that the Company has entered into a NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement with MartinFederal Consulting, LLC, an 8(a) minority Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). This is only the second such agreement between a NASA/MSFC prime contractor and SDVO small business under the NASA Mentor Protégé Program.Martin Federal has been recognized for the quality and delivery of its cyber security, technology integration, and enterprise and help desk services to the federal government. Teledyne Brown, as the prime contractor on NASA's Mission Operations & Integration Contract, will mentor MartinFederal by providing engineering, technical and business development training. Specifically, Teledyne Brown will mentor MartinFederal in simulation development for the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Ground Support Personnel, development of support console handbooks, and certification of personnel in Stowage operations, Human Factors, and Simulation support.
The Company will also provide MartinFederal with proposal writing, marketing, and publication development training. "We look forward to being mentored by Teledyne Brown, a company that is so highly regarded in the aerospace community," said Corey L. Martin, President and CEO, MartinFederal. "The training we will receive from Teledyne will make it possible for us to extend our support into a new government sector, mission support services." "MartinFederal has attained outstanding success on its own and we are fortunate to have them on our team," said Jan Hess, President, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. "Teledyne Brown has long been an advocate of small business and is very active in supporting small business initiatives."
Teledyne Brown supports small business in many ways including being active in the Marshall Prime Contractor Supplier Council (MPCSC), MSFC Marshall Small Business Alliance, MSFC Joint Counseling Initiative sessions between small businesses and Prime Contractor representatives, and matchmaker events. The NASA Mentor-Protégé Program encourages NASA prime contractors to assist eligible protégés, thereby enhancing the protégés’ capabilities to perform NASA contracts and subcontracts, fostering the establishment of long-term business relationships between these entities and NASA prime contractors, and increasing the overall number of these entities that receive NASA contract and subcontract awards.