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May 13, 2015

GESS-3 Program Director to Receive NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

Eric Clemons, Vantage Partners (VPL) employee and Program Director of VPL’s GESS-3 contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has been selected to receive the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal.  The NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal is one of the highest awards in the Agency and represents acknowledgement of significant contributions to NASA's mission and purpose. This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to non-Government individuals for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions on NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.

Official presentation of the award will be at a GRC awards presentation scheduled for August 14, 2015. Congratulations to Eric on achieving this great honor!

 

May 12, 2015

GRC Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Vanatage Partners is pleased to announce its selection as the Glenn Research Center's Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year for FY 2014.  

When asked why Vantage Partners won this award, President and CEO Joe Polk replied,

"VPL is honored to win this award. We attribute our success to the following:

  • Effective leadership and employee commitment to customer and corporate goals.
  • Outstanding schedule and cost performance:
    • Technical work is always on schedule, ensuring that program milestones are met.
    • We achieved significant cost savings; we realized $2 million for the fiscal year.
    • Our documented contract underrun was 1 to 2 percent.
  • Effective reporting and communications: contract 533s and supplemental reports are always complete and on time (often early).
  • Responsiveness and cooperation.
  • Innovative solutions:
    • VPL’s culture drives us to work continuously to implement efficient and innovative solutions.
    • We coauthored Ohio’s first-ever space plan."

 

For more information, click on this link to the Small Business Office Program's website: http://osbp.nasa.gov/award-industry-winners14.html

March 12, 2015

Vantage President & CEO Participates in NASA Industry Forum

Picture (from left to right): Glenn Delgado, John Mather, Joe Polk, and Administrator Charlie Bolden.

Vantage Systems President and CEO, Joe Polk participated as an invited guest in the third NASA Industry Forum (NIF) held on March 10-11 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The NIF is the brainchild of Glenn Delgado, NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs. It is an agency-wide endeavor to share center-level information that is of concern to NASA and its contractors. The NIF is comprised of contractor representatives from all NASA centers, and includes representatives from both small and other than small businesses.

Notable speakers at the Spring-2015 NIF included NASA Administrator Charles Bolden who presented the 2014 NASA Small Business Industry Awards, and Dr. John Mather, 2006 Noble Prize winner and Sr. Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope.

November 24, 2014

Vantage Sponsors NSBE-GSC 10-Year Anniversary

Vantage Systems was one of two companies receiving an award for its sponsorship of the National Society of Black Engineers-Goddard Space Chapter’s (NSBE-GSC) 10-Year Anniversary GALA. The GALA was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Approximately 170 attendees including NASA Goddard professionals, NSBE professionals, and collegiate students gathered to celebrate an evening of reflection, recognition, and rejuvenation.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Christyl Johnson (Deputy Director, Goddard Space Flight Center), delivered a motivational and well-received message regarding overcoming fear (False-Evidence-Appearing-Real) in pursuit of one’s dreams. Numerous awards were presented to deserving individuals for their service and dedication to the NSBE mission including a rising young engineer scholarship to a local college student, and a certificate of appreciation to Goddard’s Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD) for its long-standing support of the GSC chapter, which was accepted by AETD Director Dennis Andrucyk.

Vantage is a frequent supporter of NSBE and its mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community”.

 Congratulations NSBE-GSC on 10 years of successful community service!

November 7, 2011

NASA selects Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., for GESS-3 Contract

NASA has selected Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., to provide engineering and scientific services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. For further information click on Read More tab for URL

http://www.nasa.gov