Published in the Rappahannock Record, December 18, 2018.

The U.S. Navy has awarded spots on a potential 10-year, $50 billion contract to 1,870 businesses for project management and engineering support services. Three Northern Neck companies were awarded contracts in this announcement: MTEQ in Kilmarnock, Digital Dynamics LLC in Kilmarnock and NNk C4 Solutions in Lancaster.

According to govconwire.com, the scope of work mentioned in the solicitation notice includes systems engineering, software development, research and development, system design documentation and technical data, financial analysis, quality assurance, configuration management, information technology and logistics support.

“The development of the professional, scientific and technical service sector of the Northern Neck economy is a top priority in alignment with the GO Virginia Region 6 Economic Growth and Diversification Plan,” said Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) executive director Jerry W Davis.

”Lancaster County, Northumberland County and Richmond County are designated as Qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). As such, the Northern Neck is well positioned to attract federal contracts and increase employment around this high-wage economic sector,” said Davis. “To encourage technology and defense sector companies to succeed in theNorthern Neck, the NNPDC convenes a quarterly informal networking group together with federal small business procurement personnel to discuss challenges and opportunities in federal contracting.”

NNk C4 Solutions, a Veteran-Owned, SBA Certified HUBZone small business, converges computer technologies, communications and cyber security to provide more efficient human, business and engineering solutions to the government. In keeping with its HUBZone objectives, NNk C4 is committed to working with Rappahannock Community College and the University of Mary Washington to staff many of its administrative, technical and professional positions from the Northern Neck community.