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  • VariQ and Conviso Form Joint Venture

    || 15-Jan-2018

    CVQ Partners Joint Venture (CVQ JV) is a Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone Certified Mentor Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between VariQ (mentor) and Conviso (protégé). This JV draws upon the combined and unique attributes of VariQ and Conviso. VariQ, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Rockville, MD, is an award-winning federal systems integrator that brings ...
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  • VariQ and Dynamo Technologies Form Joint Venture

    || 4-Jan-2018

    Dynamo-VariQ Joint Venture (DV-JV) is a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Certified Mentor Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between VariQ (mentor) and Dynamo Technologies (protégé). This JV draws upon the combined and unique attributes of VariQ and Dynamo Technologies. VariQ, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Rockville, MD, is an award-winning federal systems ...
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  • Rockville, MD VariQ was awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant 2 Unrestricted Contract, a 10-year, $50 billion vehicle. Alliant 2 is GSA’s premiere enterprise Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), offering comprehensive Information Technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions worldwide. As an awardee, VariQ will provide solutions and services across all ...
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  • VariQ Named Finalist for the 2017 Moxie Award

    || 17-Oct-2017

    VariQ is pleased to have been named a finalist in the 2017 Moxie Award, said Ben Edson, CEO of VariQ. “I want to congratulate our team for enabling us to be recognized as among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C. metro community,” Edson said. Finalists were recently announced by Katie Jordan, the 2017 Moxie Award executive chairwoman. “We received an ...
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  • VariQ Certified to New ISO 9001:2015 Standard

    || 15-Sep-2017

    VariQ is pleased to announce that it has successfully certified to the recently upgraded ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard. As a privately-held mid-tier business that designs, integrates, manages, and sustains advanced technology systems for government and commercial clients, VariQ has placed quality and professional excellence at the core of its mission. This latest certification ...
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  • In August 2017, VariQ was awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). VariQ will support SEC in its mission of protecting investors and promoting fair, orderly and efficient markets through providing operational, technical, and professional support. VariQ services to SEC’s Enforcement Division and Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations will ...
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  • VariQ will be exhibiting at the Federal Identity Forum & Expo and the Homeland Security Conference, held September 12-14, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Come visit us at Booth 646 ! Exhibit hours will be: Tuesday, September 12 9:15am – 7:00pm Wednesday, September 13 9:30am – 5:00pm Thursday, September 14 9:30am – 1:00pm We are excited to ...
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  • VariQ at AWS Public Sector Summit 2017!

    || 14-Jul-2017

    Thanks to each of you who stopped by VariQ’s booth at the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, D.C. on June 12-14. We had some great conversations and were glad to share with our current and prospective customers VariQ’s cloud capabilities and success stories. Our most recent cloud migration project was deploying the DHS USCIS Verification Information ...
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  • Visit VariQ at the AWS Public Sector Summit!

    || 8-Jun-2017

    VariQ, an AWS Public Sector Partner, is pleased to be a Bronze Sponsor of the 8 th AWS Public Sector Summit, held June 12-14, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. The Networking & Expo floor will be open 7:00am-7:00pm (6/13) and 7:45am-12:45pm (6/14). Come visit us at Booth 465! We are excited to share with you our experiences of helping our Federal clients to ...
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  • VariQ Awarded Corporate Growth Company of 2017

    || 16-May-2017

    VariQ was selected in May 2017 by ACG National Capital for their Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M) award. ACG National Capital, a chapter of the International Association for Corporate Growth, presented its award to VariQ at its 2017 annual award ceremony honoring members of the greater Washington D.C. area's business community that have exhibited excellence in corporate growth. ...
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  • The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce selected Ben Edson, Founder and CEO of Rockville-based VariQ, as the Small Business Leader of the Year Award Winner. Ben was recognized during the MCCC Business Awards Dinner on November 17th along with other innovative and influential business and government leaders. In accepting the award, Ben said “I am honored to accept the Small Business Leader ...
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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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  • 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. 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 Management, ...
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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 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 part of and ...
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  • Awarded SECAF Government Project of the Year

    || 11-May-2015

    VariQ 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 Edson, VariQ ...
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  • VariQ 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 lead entity ...
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  • VariQ 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 so only ...
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  • VariQ 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, plan, promote, ...
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  • VariQ 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 employees. HSWL ...
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VariQ Awards

  • 2017: Moxie Award – Finalist

  • 2017: ISO 9001:2015 Registered/Certified

  • 2017: Association for Corporate Growth: Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M) Award

  • 2017: Tech Council of Maryland: Government Contracting Company of the Year – Finalist

  • 2016: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Leader of the Year Award

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

  • 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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