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NNSA Small Business Week Day 3: Second Line of Defense Contractors

NNSA Website Features Three Small Business Contractors as NNSA Small Businesses of the Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) launched "NNSA Small Business Week," a weeklong campaign to highlight small businesses around the country that are making vital contributions to the nuclear security enterprise.

In FY2009, NNSA distributed more than $418 million in small business obligations for federal prime contracts in fiscal year 2009 - up from $241 million in FY2006, $396 million in FY2007 and $378 million in FY2008. In addition, NNSA surpassed its departmental small business goal by more than 15 percent in fiscal year 2009.

As part of the NNSA Small Business Week, the NNSA website is featuring a different "Small Business of the Day" each day this week. Today's profile highlights three companies that partner with NNSA's Second Line of Defense program to install radiation portal monitors to detect nuclear and radioactive material at international border crossings, airports and seaports around the world. Since 2007, Randolph Construction Services, Inc. (2008 Department of Energy Women-Owned Small Business of the Year), Ahtna Government Services Corp. (an Alaska Native Corporation), and SES-TECH Global Solutions have begun or completed radiation portal monitor installations in more than 20 countries.

The Obama administration has made expanding opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracts a top priority. Over the last 15 years, small businesses have created 64 percent of the new private sector jobs, and small businesses employ half of the nation's private sector workforce.

For more information on today's NNSA Small Businesses of the Day, NNSA's small business contracting, and on NNSA Small Business Week, visit www.nnsa.doe.gov.

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About NNSA
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation's national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad. Visit http://www.nnsa.energy.gov/ for more information

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