Federal Allies Institute Corporate Ethics Certification Program

Pictured: Dan F. Sturdivant II, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Brian Watson, U.S. Treasury Department with Corporate Ethics Board Members Ralph E. Winnie, Jr. Esq. and Jana Nelson, Esq., Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP as Nelson bestows Federal Allies Institute's Corporate Ethics Certification to The Clay Group, LLC Principal Frank Clay of Olathe, Kansas.


SD Solutions, LLC

US Department of the Treasury

Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Without prior federal business, today that volunteer's hard work and collaboration has achieved Federal Allies Institute's highest honors Chairman of the Board Emeritus and Member of the Federal Allies Institute Hall of Fame.  His firm now supplies goods and services to Veterans hospitals nationwide.

The association's membership and volunteer base was initially formed from conference registrants at the beginning depths of America’s worst economy of a generation.   Small businesses arrived from 17 states and the District of Columbia. 

The effective conference grew the following year when 30 federal agencies and military offices made their way across the Potomac River and Virginia to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to participate the utility of which was expressed by the Architect of the Capitol at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congratulations Data-Clear, Arlington, VA on being accepted into the 8(a) program!

Federal Allies - The Early Days

In 2008 Federal Allies Institute was formed in support of an annual small business trade show requested by the federal government.  Requested by the Directorate of Procurement at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall the new trade show, named Washington DC Metro Expo, sought vendors to meet regular needs but also hard to find and unique goods and services utilized at the joint base and nearby Arlington National Cemetery.  

Beyond technology and construction, sought were horses and rare antique musical instruments for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

Small businesses from across the nation were sought to register to attend.  From Kansas came America’s first entrepreneur to volunteer to help the fledgling association succeed. 

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All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

This new program was established to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. The SBA began accepting applications for this program on October 1, 2016. 
About the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program & How to Apply

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Your Allies for Doing Business with the Federal Government

  • Corporate Ethics Certification

  • Acquisition Best Practices

  • National Procurement & Policy Conferences & Expos

  • Government Relations

  • Networking Opportunities

  • 2,000 dynamic participants / 35 federal agencies & military nationwide

  • 100% volunteer operated

  • SBA approved

  • 501(c)(6) non-profit

  • GuideStar Gold

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Federal Allies Institute is a small business
trade association formed in 2008  at the
request of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Procurement to assist
them and many other federal agencies and military and small business entrepreneurs with federal contracting
and acquisition best practices and Ethics.

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