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ARA, ICI Win Prestigious Nunn-Perry Award

Nunn-Perry Award
David Aberizk, P.E. and Bryan Milligan, Ph.D.

Integrated Consultants Inc., a professional technical services and logistics process systems integrator, and Applied Research Associates Inc., an international engineering and science company, have been awarded the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award.

ICI and ARA were honored for their small-business mentor-protégé relationship based on quantitative program performance metrics that favorably impact and enhance Department of Defense mission requirements. ICI President David Aberizk, P.E., and ARA Vice President and Division Manager Bryan Milligan, Ph.D., accepted the award at the March 10 ceremony in National Harbor, Md.

"This mentor-protégé relationship has allowed us to help ICI set up a public-private sponsorship in which we put in place all equipment, established DoD business practices and enabled ICI to bid on and win DoD projects," Milligan said.

The Nunn-Perry Award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 to recognize outstanding mentor-protégé teams formed under the auspices of the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program.

ICI is a Small Business Association program participant and an SBA-certified HUBZone company. It provides mechanical and electrical systems engineering design and prototype development. As part of the mentor- protégé program, ARA provides technical transfer of robotics technologies.