JASINT Consulting and Technologies, LLC is pleased to participate in the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégés Program with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the sponsoring agency and (Mentor), Enlightened Inc, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HPES) as the overseeing Mentor Company. Since 1991, the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) has offered substantial assistance to small disadvantaged businesses. Helping them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation has produced more jobs and increased national income.
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements through technical and developmental assistance from the mentor to the Protégé.
Successful Mentor-Protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the Protégé, the mentor and the DoD.
JASINT was selected by Enlightened (Mentor) and accepted into the Mentor Protégé Program in September 2015. Our Government Sponsor is the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) and this JASINT/Enlightened/HP/NGA relationship will function for 3 years to leverage JASINT’s experience and extensive capabilities. Some of the incentives of the Mentor-Protégé program that accrue to JASINT are an increasingly closer relationship with Enlightened; the development of a relationship with the overarching Mentor HP; the development of a relationship with a new customer (NGA); fully funded specialized training in several disciplines for JASINT employees, primarily Information Assurance/Cyber Security; Technical Training (full access to the Software and Systems Training Curricula and PMP Professional Training), CISSP Security Training, and network training. In addition, Enlightened will aid and support JASINT through their CMMI SVC LEVEL 2 appraisal.
The Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program was established to increase the number of small businesses who were involved in the Defense Industry. More information on the DoD MPP is available here.
DoD Mentor-Protégé Program
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) sponsors Mentor-Protégé agreements including the one with Enlightened, Inc and JASINT Consulting and Technologies, LLC.
NGA Mentor-Protégé Program
Enlightened Inc. is one of two approved small business Department of Defense (DOD) mentors. The mentoring JASINT will receive will be in the areas of Technical Enhancements, Technology Transfer, Infrastructure Enhancements, and Business Development Initiatives, which will prove to be invaluable. With this program Enlightened will provide developmental assistance and help to build JASINT’s business independence, competitiveness and ability to generate new business.
Enlightened Mentor-Protégé Program
HPES has been an active participant in various Mentor-Protégé Programs. HPES has been a participate in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program since 1993 mentoring over 30 companies, providing training and certifications through infrastructure/technical enhancements, technology transfer and development assistance in the following areas:
- General business planning and management, including organizational management, financial management, human resources and personnel management, technical and professional development training, marketing and Web site development, business development, strategic planning, engineering, quality assurance, proposal writing, contract and subcontract management, and infrastructure and process improvement training
- Strategic partnerships that include subject-matter experts to support the protégés in fully integrating the mentoring initiatives, thereby yielding maximum proficiency
- Individual and company technical certifications, such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
- Other types of assistance, such as progress payments, advance payments, loans, and assistance provided by other entities.
HP Mentor-Protégé Program