Press Release

TASC and Azimuth Reaffirm Partnership in NASA Mentor-Protege Program

By SpaceRef Editor
January 21, 2011
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As part of the NASA Mentor-Protege Program, TASC, Inc. is working with Azimuth, Inc. to strengthen the company’s engineering and business development capabilities for NASA and help grow its government customer base. TASC and Azimuth, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, have focused their partnership on the independent verification and validation of spacecraft, launch vehicles and ground systems for the NASA IV&V program in Fairmont, WV.

“Our small business and mentor-protege programs are an essential part of TASC’s culture and business strategy,” says Pamela Drew, vice president of Enterprise Systems at TASC. “Azimuth is an experienced partner, and we are pleased that we can work together not only for NASA’s benefit, but also for the long-term growth of both our companies.”

TASC will recommend to Azimuth proven processes, technologies and infrastructure improvements that will help Azimuth better deliver its engineering services to NASA while growing its business size and government customer base. The two companies will engage in collaborative technical and business development activities, including joint capture initiatives.

“Like NASA, we recognize that small businesses offer valuable expertise. Moreover, they are the backbone of our economy, so everyone wins when we engage them more deeply in important government work,” says Craig Ridley, small business liaison officer at TASC. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Azimuth for joint business development, new technology exploration and more.” The NASA Mentor-Protege Program encourages NASA prime contractors to assist eligible proteges in enhancing their capabilities to perform NASA contracts and subcontracts. NASA approved TASC as a mentor in May 2009, and TASC and Azimuth signed the mentor-protege agreement in September.

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. With more than 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at

Media Contact: Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager,, (703) 653-5996.

SpaceRef staff editor.