Awards and Recognitions
2021 Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Government Contractor Finalist
VariQ was selected by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council as a finalist for the 2021 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year ($25 to $75 million) Award. This award honors the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the people and businesses in the region’s government contracting community.
DHS Small Business Award for Fiscal Year 2019
VariQ was awarded the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Annual Small Business Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding performance by small businesses in advancing the Department’s mission.
2019 Entrepreneur of The Year® Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist
VariQ’s CEO Ben Edson was selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who excel in their commitment to their businesses and communities.
2018 Moxie Award (GovCon, 201-300 Employees)
VariQ was awarded the Moxie GovCon Award (201-300 employees) for 2018. The Moxie Award honors the achievements of growing businesses and associations in the DC metro community that demonstrate boldness and innovation.
MTC 2018 Government Contracting Company of the Year Award Finalist
ACG 2017 Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M) Award
VariQ was selected in 2017 by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital for their Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M) award, honoring members of the greater Washington D.C. area's business community that have exhibited excellence in corporate growth.
2017 Moxie Award Finalist (GovCon 250+ Employees)
Tech Council of Maryland Top Government Contractors 2017 Finalist
VariQ was honored as a finalist at the Tech Council of Maryland’s (TCM) Government Contractor of the Year Award ceremony, in recognition of outstanding achievement by executives and businesses. TCM is Maryland's largest technology trade association for life science and technology.
2016 MCCC Small Business Leader of the Year Award
VariQ's CEO Ben Edson was selected as the winner of the Small Business Leader of the Year Award for 2016 by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC). The MCCC Business Awards recognizes innovative business and government leaders.
Tech Council of Maryland Top Government Contractors 2016 Finalist
VariQ was one of six firms selected by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) for its 2016 Government Contractor of the Year Award and its CEO of the Year-Technology Award, recognizing outstanding achievement by executives and businesses.
SmartCEO's 2016 Family Business and Legacy Award
VariQ was the recipient of two SmartCEO awards for 2016: the Family Business Honoree award and the Legacy Award. SmartCEO recognizes select businesses in the DC area for their unmatched dedication to family, business, and community.
2015 GovCon Executive of the Year Award
VariQ's CEO, Ben Edson, was awarded Executive of the Year (up to 75 million) at the 13th Annual GovCon Awards Ceremony in 2015. The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards are the premier awards event for the government contracting community.
SECAF 2015 Government Project of the Year Award
VariQ Corporation was awarded 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.
2015 Montgomery County Cybersecurity Company of the Year Award
VariQ was awarded the 2015 Montgomery County Cybersecurity Company of the Year. Montgomery County’s Small Business Awards honors the outstanding work of Small Businesses, and their contributions to the economy and the community.
Washington Technology Magazine “Fast 50” 2011 - 2015
VariQ ranked amongst Washington Technology Magazine’s top 50 fastest growing small-business contractors in the government market for 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. These rankings represent a company’s compound annual growth rate and success in pursuing contract vehicles in the federal market.
2015 SmartCEO Washington DC Executive Management Award
Tom Edson, VariQ's CFO, was awarded the 2015 Washington DC Executive Management Award by SmartCEO. The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the achievements of the region’s management and other executives.
Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” 2010-2015
Inc. magazine ranked VariQ each year from 2010-2015 on its Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The magazine publishes annual lists of the 500 and 5000 fastest-growing publicly held small companies.
MCCC Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year 2015 Finalist
VariQ received recognition as a finalist for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Verl Zanders Award for 2015. This award is presented each year to an emerging company on the leading edge of innovation by creating milestones in technology.
2014 SECAF Special Recognition Award
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) named VariQ as the winner of its Special Recognition Award at its sixth annual SECAF Award ceremony. The Special Recognition Award honors a small business with a strong focus on providing services and solutions to its customers.
Tech Council of Maryland 2014 Government Contracting Firms Finalist
VariQ was honoured as one of six firms selected for the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) 2014 Government Contracting Firm of the Year Award, recognizing outstanding achievement by executives and businesses.
Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” 2014 Special Recognition Award
VariQ received the 2014 Inc. Magazine “Inc. 500/5000” Special Recognition Award in light of its Inc. 500/5000 ranking as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies for five consecutive years. The magazine publishes annual lists of the fastest-growing publicly held small companies.
2014 ACG Emerging Growth Company Award Finalist
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. ACG's annual awards recognize exemplary businesses and executive leaders within the Washington DC market.
2013 GD Silver Quality Service Provider Small Business Award
VariQ was selected by General Dynamics for its 2013 Silver Quality Service Provider Small Business Award, honoring high-performing small businesses for their technical effort on our contracts.