ARLINGTON, VA – Telophase Corporation won the title of 2017 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, an achievement that was announced on Nov. 14 at the monthly luncheon of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable.
“This recognition speaks to the high level of impact our team continues to achieve with NASA,” says Jamil Husain, CEO of Telophase. “One of our strengths is the supportive employee community we’ve created, which gives our team a culture of unity.”
According to NASA, Small Business Industry Awards recognize “outstanding efforts” in support of NASA’s mission. To be selected for this award, subcontractors must provide “value-added and outstanding support – on schedule and within cost – to the prime contract.”
Over the past year, Telophase employees have helped with James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) testing by working with a group of engineers to provide 24/7 onsite operation and monitoring of the cleanroom environmental system. The team also helped resolve a contamination issue, avoiding major delays to the schedule of JWST, which is set to launch in spring of 2019.
In addition to this work, Telophase’s team of engineers, scientists, technicians, and technology professionals contributes to NASA projects in a range of fields, from outreach to data science.
Telophase is one of nine NASA subcontractors to win the center-level award, and NASA will announce the winner of the agency-level award in March 2018.
The award recognizes the dedicated work Telophase has put into its contracts with NASA over the past year, Husain says. “As Telophase continues to support Goddard, we also look to support other NASA centers as we move forward and grow,” he adds.
Telophase Corporation is an SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business based in Arlington, Va. Founded in 2008, Telophase’s core capabilities include cyber defense, space systems engineering, data science, enterprise technology services, and education and public outreach. Telophase has supported NASA since 2008 by providing a range of technology services primarily to the Goddard Space Flight Center.