Unissant and Harris IT Services Formalize DHS Mentor-Protégé Relationship
Reston, Virginia, – March 29, 2011 – Harris IT Services and Unissant have formalized a mentor-protégé agreement through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under the three-year program, Harris will assist Unissant in competition for contracts and other related business opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security. Harris will also train Unissant employees on program management and the business acquisition process, as well as support Unissant’s initiative to attain Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 4 and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification.
The Department of Homeland Security’s mentor-protégé program is designed to encourage large, established prime contractors to assist in the development and maturation of small, disadvantaged businesses’ technical and management capabilities to provide greater assurance of successful contract performance.
“We have a strong working relationship with Harris IT Service and see synergies, with both organizations focused on solutions that help Government agencies accomplish their critical missions,” said Manish Malhotra, CEO of Unissant. “Our combined experience and complimentary skill capabilities will result in enhanced customer offerings and create the opportunities for both companies to expand our business.”