A Hispanic-owned information technology company has been named the top small disadvantaged business in the nation by “Washington Technology" magazine, a publication that covers government contracting, for the second consecutive year.
MicroTech, based in Vienna, Virginia, provides technology services, systems integration, product solutions and unified communications to federal, state, and local government agencies. The company is a prime contractor on more than 100 federal projects.
"We are extremely gratified to be recognized for our success in the small business field," said Tony Jimenez, a service-disabled veteran who is the MicroTech President and CEO.
The survey recognizes the top 25 small disadvantaged businesses. Small businesses are considered disadvantaged when they are majority-owned by a member of an either economically or socially disadvantaged group.
Microtech is considered a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Clients include civilian agencies like the Social Security Administration, General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and service branches such as the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The company makes a concerted effort to hire veterans.
Microtech first made an appearance on the "Washington Technology" list in 2008, when it came in second place. This year, Deloitte named Microtech the Public Sector Integrator of the Year and the company came was 60th in Deloitte’s 2010 Tech Fast 500, which recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. According to Deloitte, Microtech’s revenue has grown by a very robust 2,151 percent in four years.