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Success Stories

Success stories veteran-owned small businesses

Many verified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) have successfully completed the CVE Verification process. Read these inspirational success stories to learn of the experiences and recommendations shared by small business owners, like you.

C2 Solutions Group

C2 Solutions Group receives “Fantastic 50” and “2015 Best Places to Work” Awards. C2 Solutions (CVE Verified SDVOSB) named to Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies. Additionally, C2 Solutions was also named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Small Employer category by Virginia Business magazine. (from Consumer Electronics Net)

Four Points Technology

Four Points Technology, LLC Receives USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 2014 Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Contractor of the Year Award. Four Points Technology, LLC has been selected as the 2014 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Contractor of the Year award winner. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) presented Four Points Technology this award on behalf of the 2014 MRP AbilityOne and Small Business Excellence Awards Program (from Digital Journal)

ThunderCat Technology

ThunderCat Technology Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2015 For Second Year in a Row. ThunderCat Technology (CVE Verified SDVOSB) was recently named as one of The Best Places to Work in Virginia. Virginia Business created the annual list of Best Places to Work in Virginia. (from PR Web)

Successful Veterans Larry Broughton and Travis McVey Come Together to Discuss Entrepreneurship and Service

Travis McVey, decorated Veteran and successful entrepreneur, will be the featured Spotlight Honoree at Larry Broughton's Speakeasy Dinner. Learn more »


Nexum®, a leader in comprehensive networking and cybersecurity solutions, has renewed its verification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by VA. Learn more »


Ft. Walton Beach-based HX5 LLC, a verified SDVOSB, won a $15.9 million, 5-year contract to support the Combat Rescue Helicopter program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Learn more »

Greenleaf Services

Greenleaf services with assistance from the Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) obtained a contract to care for a variety of government grounds such as the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Delaware, Togus National Cemetery in Maine, and Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey, among others.

Steele Group, LLC

The Steele Group, LLC - is awarded VOSB status. The Steele Group, LLC, a consultancy company based in Indianapolis, IN, is awarded Veteran-Owned Small Business status.

Center for Verification and Evaluation Transformation

Over the past months, the VA Center for Evaluation and Certification (CVE) has undergone major changes and implemented significant improvements to its operations to better assist Veterans and become much more Veteran-friendly. The CVE White Paper outlines this organizational transformation and the many changes and improvements to overall CVE results and verification processing.

Verification Program Document Study

American University in Washington, DC, recently completed a research study of federal government and selected state/ organizational requirements for designated Veteran-Owned Small Business contracts. This study benchmarked the requirements of CVE with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other selected governmental organizations’ documentation required for verification or certification programs. 

According to the study report: “CVE’s documentation requirements are well within the norm and reflect the median for similar programs…” Thus, all of the eight federal and state focused organizations benchmarked against CVE requirements are generally very similar, and the American University study concludes that “CVE’s documentation and certification requirements fall within the median of the organizations benchmarked.” 

Regarding eligibility for set-aside Veteran business contracts, the study also concludes that, “The potential rewards for certification for these special contract considerations are great; therefore the various individual processes can be expected to evidence an appropriate degree of rigor in order to qualify.”  This rigor in the CVE verification process is therefore deemed as necessary in the study results, given the potential rewards for being verified. Learn more »

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