News | June 28, 2017

NetCentrics, Broadleaf Enter Mentor-Protégé Agreement

SBA 8(a) program gives Broadleaf access to NetCentrics' expertise in cybersecurity, network management; expands offerings for federal customers

Herndon, VA /PRNewswire/ - NetCentrics Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise IT and cybersecurity services to the federal government, today announced that its 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Broadleaf, Inc. has been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The two companies' commitment to a formal mentoring relationship will provide expanded business development opportunities for both and enhance the range of IT capabilities they can offer federal agencies.

Under the three-year agreement, NetCentrics will assist Broadleaf in competing for contract awards and other related business opportunities with federal government customers. Additionally, NetCentrics will provide technical and managerial guidance through their subject-matter experts to help ensure Broadleaf is prepared for near-term success as well as long-term growth. The partnership between NetCentrics and Broadleaf along with the combined experience of both businesses allows them to provide robust contracting and technical solutions.

"We are excited to announce our Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Broadleaf," said Cyndi Barreda, president of NetCentrics. "We proudly support the role that small businesses play in delivering information technology to the federal government. The collaboration between our two companies through this program will enable us to offer our federal customers a broader range of capabilities and expertise in areas such as IT as a service, cloud, cybersecurity, applications development and more."

"We are honored to be the protégé of a successful technology company like NetCentrics," said Vince Apesa, president of Broadleaf. "This relationship will allow us to learn from their experiences and significantly increase our chances for success. Together we will be able to deliver a new range of IT services and offer our customers a compelling procurement experience due to the benefits associated with a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)."

The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small business, veteran-owned small business and women-owned small business concerns. The program is also designed to improve the performance of contracts and subcontracts and foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between large prime contractors and small business subcontractors. Broadleaf is the first protégé in NetCentrics' Mentor-Protégé Program.

About NetCentrics
NetCentrics is a leading provider of enterprise systems management, solutions engineering, application development, service delivery, cybersecurity services and innovation services to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and other federal agencies. NetCentrics is ISO 9001, ISO 20001 and ISO 27001 registered, CMMI Level 3 Assessed and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The company has more than 20 years of experience supporting large IT programs. For more information about NetCentrics, see or follow us on Twitter @NetCentricsCorp.

About Broadleaf
Broadleaf is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned small business with experience in providing project management, software development, cybersecurity and cloud services to the Department of Defense and commercial customers. Broadleaf is ISO 9001 certified and CMMI Level 3 for Development appraised. The company has over nine years of experience supporting federal and commercial customers. For more information about Broadleaf, see

SOURCE: NetCentrics Corporation

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