Bradley Earns a SBA Certification
Sword & Shield Federal congratulates Account Executive Scott Bradley for earning a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) All Small Mentor-Protégé Program certification to assist the division in successfully competing for government contracts.
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses. Rather than creating separate programs for each constituency – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Women Owned Small Businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zones – the SBA chose to create this single, all-inclusive curriculum modeled on the successful program available to participants in its 8(a) Business Development mentor-protégé program.
The purpose of the new program is to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts.
At Sword & Shield Federal, Bradley helps clients use technology to solve business challenges. He is focused on driving revenues in the Federal division through network-based solutions and cyber-related initiatives.
Having worked in the carrier space with such companies as Level 3 Communications/CenturyLink, Verizon/MCI, and Sprint for more than 16 years, Bradley has developed trade secrets and industry best-practices that allow for 100 percent application up-time, utilizing a combination of proprietary technologies and best-in-class business. He has competed on a global scale with big-name clients such as FedEx, Scripps Networks, Wal-Mart and MAHLE before moving to the federal space.
Bradley works with federal buyers in various agencies, focused predominately on the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services, offering unique network-based solutions to help combat cyber warfare and cyber terrorism targeted toward unprotected federal assets.
Bradley earned the certificate on Nov. 21 as part of the SBA Office of Government Contracting/Business Development All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.