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S&K Mission Support and ABS Consulting Join Forces Under the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program

To aid the Federal Government in expanding its base of qualified small businesses, S&K Mission Support (SKMS) and ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) jointly announced that they entered the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor-Protégé program. The SBA program is designed to enhance the capability of small business participants to successfully compete for federal government contracts. The partnership is enhanced by the establishment of a joint venture titled Snow Eagle Group.

“We are extremely proud to collaborate with SKMS and share our expertise gained through four decades of government contracting as part of the SBA Mentor-Protégé program,” said Jake Stenzler, Vice President of Government for ABS Consulting. “The information technology (IT) and engineering capabilities that SKMS will bring to our joint offerings will be critical to meeting the unique needs of our current and future customers.”

ABS Consulting has been providing risk and reliability services to numerous civilian and defense agencies, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE) and the United States Navy. ABS Consulting has a dynamic and agile team with diverse backgrounds including multi-disciplinary engineers, domain experts, data scientists and management consultants that develop solutions for complex operational challenges so their clients can operate with confidence in an uncertain world.

SKMS, the program protégé, is a SBA Section 8(a) tribally-owned small business providing services for the federal government and private sector in the aerospace and energy industries. It supports critical programs for agencies within the Department of Defense (DOD), DOE and DOT, offering business oversight, as well as technical, administrative, IT and engineering services.

“We are thrilled with this mentor-protégé relationship and even more so with the formation of the joint venture. This endeavor brings together a world-class team of experienced professionals who can deliver the exceptional support the federal government is seeking,” said John Denny, SKMS President. “This includes cybersecurity, enterprise IT services, systems engineering & integration (SE&I), engineering analysis and supply chain management.”

To learn more about Snow Eagle Group, visit: www.snoweaglegroup.com

About S&K Mission Support

S&K Mission Support is a subsidiary of S&K Technologies, Inc. (S&K), a family of companies owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes with headquarters in St. Ignatius, Montana. For decades, the S&K companies have served a global customer base with sophisticated aerospace, logistics, information technology, engineering, construction, technical, and tower/antenna solutions. S&K’s success provides meaningful economic dividends to the 8,000-plus members of the tribal community, supporting programs involving cultural preservation, language revitalization, services for elders, and other social investments.

About ABS Consulting

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is part of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com) and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS (www.eagle.org), one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification societies. The subsidiary was recently named one of America’s Best Consulting Firms of 2021 by Forbes. With over 50 years of risk management and safety experience, ABS Consulting provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the integrity, quality and efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Consulting operates with more than 1,000 professionals in over 20 countries serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors.

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