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ORAU Extends Mentor-Protégé Relationship to Local, Small Business

Oct. 7, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) extended a Mentor-Protégé agreement to Integrated Solutions and Services, Inc., (ISS), a woman-owned, small business located in a HubZone in Knoxville, Tenn. ISS owner Vickie Dyer, ISS president Tom Jones and ORAU president Ron Townsend signed an agreement initiating a support relationship as provided under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Mentor-Protégé program. ISS has been doing work with ORAU for the past year and supports several ORAU programs for both DOE and other government agencies.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Mentor Protege contract signing

Pictured right are (front row, L-R): Vickie Dyer, ISS owner; Ron Townsend, ORAU president; Thomas Jones, ISS president. Also pictured are (back row, L-R) Ernest Whitaker, ORAU small business manager; Mike Wetzel, ORAU performance systems program director; John Bennett, ORAU manager of procurement; Marcus Weseman, ORAU health, safety, and emergency management programs director; and Judy Stanley, ORAU procurement project manager.

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