NEANY Inc. Ranked Third in the U.S. for 8(A) Prime Contractors

By Caroline Rees / 25 Oct 2012
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NEANY, Inc., a minority owned SBA 8(a) certified research, development, test and evaluation engineering firm headquartered in Hollywood, MD, has been ranked third in the nation for 8(a) Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. This is the second year in succession NEANY has held this position.

“NEANY has a legacy of innovation and collaboration that continues to strengthen the way we meet the needs of today’s war fighter,“ said NEANY Inc. President Steven Steptoe. “And as the threat of sequestration looms, we are confident in our ability to support tactical level responses with increased efficiencies in times of reduced budgets.”

Certified as an 8(a) company in 2005, NEANY supports the government and private industries in areas including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) including their flagship UAV the Arrow, Ground Control Stations (GCS), ground-based sensor integration, prototype fabrication, and training, field deployment and logistics. NEANY recently introduced two new systems, the DragonSpy, an unmanned surface vehicle, and the SkyKite, a versatile lighter-than-air vehicle used for surveillance.

In addition to corporate offices in Maryland, NEANY is located in Arlington, VA, Niceville, FL, Scottsdale, AZ, and Elizabeth City, NC. They also own and operate a state-of-the-art UAS training facility in Yuma, AZ. NEANY has unprecedented expertise in supporting in-theater operations that includes cradle-to-grave logistics with almost 50% of our personnel currently forward deployed.

Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, the 8(a) business development designation was created by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. A company certified 8(a) by the SBA is eligible to participate in procurements set-aside exclusively for this group. For more on the 8(a) certification please visit:

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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