Five Rivers Services wins SBA’s Administrator’s Award for Excellence

Five Rivers Services (FRS), providers of full-spectrum solutions in communications, networking, IT and C4ISR to federal defense and civilian government agencies, was recently awarded the Small Business Administration’s “Administrator’s Award for Excellence.” This prestigious award is presented to a select group of small businesses, prime contractors or subcontractors “in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the nation by a small business in satisfying the needs of the Federal procurement system.”

FRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Akima, LLC (a NANA company), whose family of companies provides more than $1.2 billion in professional services and solutions to federal defense and civilian agencies. Formed as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, NANA is 100% owned by the Iñupiat people of Northwest Alaska. “We are delighted and honored to be selected as one of a very small number of small businesses chosen to receive the Administrator’s Award for Excellence,” said Lori Thomas, FRS President. “This recognition validates the daily commitment we make throughout our business operations to the core NANA values: honesty and integrity govern our activities; commitments made are fulfilled; and everyone is treated with dignity and respect.”