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DHS Accepts Buchanan & Edwards and Innovatrix into Small Business Mentor-Protege Program


& Edwards Inc
., an award-winning and fast-growing technology
leader creating transformative solutions for government customers, and
small-business partner Innovatrix have been accepted into the Department
of Homeland Security's Mentor-Protege program.

Led by technical program manager and CEO Reita Sikka, Innovatrix
specializes in development operations and agile solutions. The
consultancy brings an extensive past performance history with the
Department of Homeland Security to this collaboration with Buchanan &
Edwards. Sikka previously worked as the director of program management
and development at Valiant Solutions.

"We are honored to be part of one of the early additions to the DHS
Mentor-Protege program and excited to be partnering with Innovatrix,"
said Dennis
, president and CEO of Buchanan & Edwards. "Through Ms. Sikka's
extensive past work supporting the CIO office and systems architecture
projects at DHS, she has deep knowledge and a tremendous understanding
of the department's IT system challenges and processes. We have great
appreciation for small businesses and believe this kind of collaboration
is extremely valuable in advancing the best solutions possible for our
customers by providing technologies that create greater efficiencies and
best support our government's mission."

Tony Vanchieri, the Buchanan & Edwards DHS Mentor-Protege manager, was
one of the first 87 employees at the newly formed TSA in 2001, and will
oversee the program implementation for Buchanan & Edwards.

The DHS Mentor-Protege is designed to motivate and encourage
large-business prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial
development assistance to small businesses through contracting
partnerships. To learn more about Buchanan & Edwards, visit

About Buchanan & Edwards

Since 1998, Buchanan & Edwards Inc. has served as a trusted partner on
missions of vital importance to our customers, the nation and the world.
Our experience in the civilian, defense, intelligence and law
enforcement markets combined with our expertise in data analytics, cyber
intelligence, operations support, cloud migration and digital services
enable us to anticipate change and deliver tomorrow's solutions today.
For additional information, please visit our website at

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