Kennedy Space Center Contractor Awards for Fiscal Year 2003 were announced during the Business Opportunities Expo 2003, Oct. 21, at Port Canaveral, Fla. KSC Director James Kennedy spoke during the event’s opening ceremonies.

"I am gratified to hear of awards for several small-business contractors who provide goods and services to KSC. We have a big job ahead of us and a need for the diversity the small business community will bring to the task," Kennedy said.

Kennedy, along with Ralph Thomas, assistant administrator for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., presented the awards to five contractor companies during KSC’s bi-annual awards ceremony Oct. 22.

OAO Corporation received the KSC Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year award for its outstanding socioeconomic performance on the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA’s contract at KSC.

Analex Corporation, Alexandria, Va., was presented with the KSC Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year award for providing exceptional services to the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support contract at KSC.

The NASA-KSC Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor of the Year award was given to All Points Logistics, Inc., Titusville, Fla. All Points Logistics provided outstanding management services for the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) Documentation Center at KSC.

Spherion, Melbourne, Fla., received the NASA/KSC Woman Owned Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award. Spherion provided exceptional contract labor and staffing services on the Payload Ground Operations contract and the CAPPS contract at KSC.

The KSC Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award went to East Coast Power, Inc., Titusville, Fla., for performing outstanding electrical services under the Joint Base Operations Support contract at KSC.

"Small business is a major driving force in our economy," said Jim Kennedy. "We at the KSC will help ensure this invaluable resource survives and prospers."

The Business Opportunities Expo is an annual trade show sponsored by the NASA/Kennedy Space Center Small Business Council, 45th Space Wing and Canaveral Port Authority. This year’s event featured more than 150 business and government exhibitors, some from Brevard and others from across the country.

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