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PARAGON SYSTEMS WINS MENTOR-PROTEGE OF THE YEAR FROM DHS
Paragon Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it was recently given the prestigious Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege of the Year award. The honor was bestowed upon the company and its Protege AEPS at a ceremony in April. In his introduction during the award ceremony, Kevin Boshears, Director of the DHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization office repeatedly stressed the value of such partnerships to the effective growth of small businesses. Paragon is especially pleased to receive this award. As a company that has grown from 8(a) roots, the company is pleased to give back to those who seek support and guidance from stalwart in the industry. According to its CEO, Mr. Kevin Sandkuhler, 'Participating in a mentor protege program makes the industry better, and allows us all to provide a better service to the Government'. Paragon has several active relationships with small business partners at any given time. This award recognizes the hard work and effort that is required to support those relationships, even if they are not all under a mentor-protege. 'Some partners bubble up to the top and are perfect candidates for a mentor-protege relationship, while others do not seems to understand the value. AEPS valued our role as a supporter and tutor and has continued to blossom under this program', says Les Kaciban, President of Paragon.
SAFETY ACT Certification
Paragon is proud to announce that the company has been issued a SAFETY ACT certification by the US Department of Homeland Security! This hard earned certification provides significant protection for the company and its clients with respect to terrorism liability and is only granted after an extensive and rigorous review of the company's policies, procedures, training approach and management oversight. It signifies that the US Government has review every aspect of the organization and deemed them worthy of this certification. This certification reiterates that Paragon is one of the highest caliber security providers in the nation!