ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. — Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc. (CCT), a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), has received notification they have been awarded the 2018 Nunn-Perry Award. The prestigious Nunn-Perry award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 and recognizes mentor- protégé teams that have excelled in technical developments, cost effectiveness and increased business opportunities for small disadvantaged firms. The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering them with large companies under individual, project-based agreements. Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD by building the business capabilities of the protégés. CCT is a protégé under the Air Forces’ Mentor-Protégé Program with CACI Federal. Morgan State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), was also part of the mentor-protégé team providing additional training support. “To be a recipient of this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. It has positively expanded our efforts as a woman-owned small business to provide cyber services across the DoD,” said Crystal Culbertson, CEO of Crystal Clear Technologies. “This is a great representation of how hard our mentor, CACI, has worked to ensure our success and demonstrates CCT’s commitment to delivering top quality services to its customers. We are honored and humbled to have been selected and look forward to building future successes within the defense community.” Over a three year mentor-protégé period, CCT has experienced significant increases in both prime and subcontractor awards. CCT was one of ten awardees across all mentor-protégé agreements throughout the DoD. About Crystal Clear Technologies Founded in 2002, CCT is dedicated to the primary goal of serving those who serve. CCT, an 8(m) Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), is an Information Technology and Cyber Operations focused company offering solutions to help government customers improve their performance and accomplish their missions through three distinct business lines— Integrated Solutions (IS), Enterprise Services (ES), and Strategic Product Sourcing (SPS). We deliver reliable and performance-driven technologies to a global client base. Our comprehensive knowledge of federal procurement policies and practices allow us to effectively navigate the complexities to provide the IT services, cyber security, product sourcing, and data communication that support diverse initiatives. We specialize in providing complex, turnkey solution support for mission critical installation and integration requirements along with providing personnel with extensive knowledge in a wide area of engineering and technical IT service areas. For more information, please visit our website, www.crystalcleartec.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.