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  • VariQ Wins Prime Contract to Support FBI

    || 28-Jul-2016

    The Department of Justice (DoJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Support Services to VariQ under the FBI Enterprise Information Assurance and Cyber Security Support (EIACSS). The ISSO Support Services effort is a five-year contract (base year, with four one-year options). The ISSO Support Services task provides the FBI with skilled ...
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  • VariQ announced May 31 that its CIO-SP3 Small Business and HUBZone contract novation is complete and it is now a prime contract holder for the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) contract. The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) contract is a 10-year multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) ...
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  • On May 9, 2016, SmartCEO hosted its Inaugural Family Business Awards for the greater Washington Area. This event celebrates and honors some of the most distinguished family-run businesses in the DC area. VariQ received two awards: the first as a Family Business Honoree, followed by the Legacy Award, given to select businesses for their unmatched dedication to family, business, and community. ...
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  • VariQ, a growing Information Technology company with core competencies in Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure, and Software Development, announced today that it has achieved the prestigious ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certifications. ISO 20000 is the international best practice standard for IT Service Management (ITSM) and requires the establishment of and compliance with a service ...
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  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ are the premier awards event for the renowned Washington area government contracting community. Presented annually, the awards honor the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region's government contracting sector. The winners were announced on the evening of November 5, 2015, at ...
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  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region's government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers. Ben Edson is the founder and CEO of VariQ and a finalist for this year's Executive of the Year award in the $75 ...
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  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded the Verification Information System - Operations and Maintenance (VIS O&M) contract to VariQ Corporation. The VIS O&M effort is a 4 year contract (base year, with 3 one year options). The scope of work associated with the VIS O&M program is to provide USCIS with Project ...
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  • Ben Edson, Founder & CEO of VariQ, was selected by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council as one of five finalists for Executive of the Year (under $75 million), for the 13 th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™. This award honors the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the ...
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  • VariQ is honored to be recognized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) as an MCCC Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year Finalist. The Selection Committee unanimously supported VariQ for this recognition, noting that VariQ embodies the award criteria: "This award is presented to a company on the leading edge of innovation by creating milestones in technology and/or business ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was selected as the winner of the 2015 Montgomery County Cybersecurity Company of the Year. Montgomery County chose fourteen local small businesses to receive a variety of awards, honoring their outstanding work and contributions to the economy and the community. Ben Edson, founder and CEO of VariQ commented: “We are honored to receive this award, and equally glad to be ...
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  • Awarded SECAF Government Project of the Year

    || 11-May-2015

    VariQ Corporation won the 2015 "Government Project of the Year" award from the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) for its work supporting the IRS Security Risk Management project, delivering FISMA support services for the entire IRS IT inventory. VariQ received the award on Thursday, May 8, 2015, at the SECAF’s 7th Annual Government Contractor Awards Gala. Ben ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was awarded an 18 month contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide OBIM with major sustainment releases and associated lifecycle artifacts for the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) in compliance with the DHS Acquisition Directive 102/Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) processes. OBIM is the ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was awarded a 29 month contract by the Department of Homeland Security to provide Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Level 2 Application Services for the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). SEVP is made up of units and sections that work in partnership to collect, maintain, analyze and provide information ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was awarded a two year contract by the Department of Homeland Security to provide the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Sharing Environment Office (ISEO) with Access Lifecycle Management (ALM) Service Planning and Engineering Support for the Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Program Management Office (PMO). The mission of DHS ICAM PMO is to define, ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was awarded a 5 year contract by the Department of Homeland Security, USCG Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center Command (HSWL SE) to provide Database Technical Support Services in the Safety and Environmental Health Division. HSWL is responsible for ensuring/coordinating access to and/or delivery of Health, Safety and Work Life services to Coast Guard members and ...
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  • VariQ Corporation was awarded a 2 year contract by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) releases and associated lifecycle support services for compliance with the DHS Acquisition Directive 102/Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes to meet OBIM and stakeholder requirements. OBIM is ...
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  • Receives Special Recognition Award from SECAF

    || 5-May-2014

    The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) named VariQ as the winner of its Special Recognition Award at its Sixth annual SECAF Award Gala. The Special Recognition Award was inaugurated this year to recognize a small business with a strong focus on providing services and solutions to its customers. Ben Edson, VariQ Founder and CEO notes, "We are thrilled with this industry ...
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  • VariQ was selected by the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) as a finalist for the 2014 Emerging Growth Company Award. Nominees span a wide variety of business fields from health care to software and ACG's annual awards recognize the businesses and executive leaders that having demonstrated exemplary success in the areas of corporate growth and deal-making ...
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  • VariQ was named as one of six finalists for the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) 2014 Government Contracting Firm of the Year Award. TCM is Maryland's largest technology trade association for life science and technology. The TCM Industry Awards Celebration is one of Maryland's most prestigious awards events, recognizing outstanding achievement by executives and businesses.
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  • Executive Leaders Radio is dedicated to honoring individuals who have risen to leadership roles through hard work and dedication. Guests are asked about their background education, influences, mentors, and early career experiences, as well as about their business, what they do, and who they serve.
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  • Symantec Platinum Partnership

    || 19-Dec-2013

    VariQ is pleased to announce its newly achieved status as a Platinum Channel Partner with Symantec Corporation, a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions. "Symantec Platinum Partners are experts in delivering Symantec solutions to their customers and have a high measurable level of customer satisfaction." Since its founding, VariQ has been providing clients ...
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VariQ Awards

  • 2016: SmartCEO's Family Business Legacy Award

  • 2016: SmartCEO's Family Business Award - Honoree

  • 2016: Tech Council of Maryland, Government Contractor of the Year - Finalist

  • 2016: Tech Council of Maryland: CEO of the Year - Technology - Finalist

  • 2016: Tom Edson, VariQ's CFO, Receives Washington DC Executive Management Award

  • 2016: ISO/SEC 20000-1:2011 & ISO/SEC 27001:2013 Registered/Certified

  • 2015: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” - Ranked

  • 2015: GovCon, Executive of the Year (up to 75M)

  • 2015: MCCC, Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year - Finalist

  • 2015: Washington Technology Magazine “Fast 50” - Ranked

  • 2015: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” - Ranked

  • 2015: Montgomery County Cybersecurity Company of the Year Award

  • 2015: SECAF, Government Project of the Year Award

  • 2014: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” – Special Recognition Award for being ranked in the Inc. 500/5000 list over the past 5 consecutive years.

  • 2014: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” - Ranked

  • 2014: Washington Technology Magazine “Fast 50” - Ranked

  • 2014: SECAF, Special Recognition Award

  • 2014: SECAF, Contractor of the Year Award in the $12M-$25M range - Finalist

  • 2014: ACG, ACG Growth Awards under $25M - Finalist

  • 2014: Tech Council of Maryland, Government Contracting Firm of the Year - Finalist

  • 2013: General Dynamics, 2013 Silver Quality Service Provider (QSP) Small Business Award

  • 2013: SEI CMMI – DEV - Level 3 Accreditation

  • 2013: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” - Ranked

  • 2013: Small & Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Contractor of the Year Award - Finalist

  • 2013: Symantec Strategic Partner - Platinum

  • 2012: Washington Technology Magazine “Fast 50” - Ranked

  • 2012: Small & Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Contractor of the Year - Finalist

  • 2012: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500” - Ranked

  • 2012: Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, GovCon Company of the Year, < $25 million - Nominee

  • 2011: Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500” - Ranked

  • 2011: Washington Technology Magazine “Fast 50” - Ranked

  • 2011: Symantec Strategic Partner - Gold

  • 2011: ISO 9001:2008 – Registered/Certified

  • 2009: NASA HQ Honors Award - Civil Service/Contractor Team

  • 2009: SEI CMMI - Level 2 Accreditation

  • 2007: Microsoft Strategic Partner - Gold

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