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Avening Tech is a woman-owned/veteran-owned small business focused on providing management and technical support services to commercial, state, local, and federal government organizations. For the federal government, they focus on missions related to national security and their experience includes defensive cybersecurity operations planning; database, systems, and network engineering; information, network, and systems security; customer service and support; program management; and facilities management and domain expertise in Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence.

In the past, Avening Tech worked with the U.S. Coast Guard cybersecurity unit and the U.S Navy. As Avening Tech continues to support federal, state, local, and private sector entities they expand software security and operation techniques.  

We talked with Avenging Tech’s CEO Lee Platt to learn more about their services and offerings.

Tell us about Avening Tech?

We’re a small business focused on delivering technical services to government organizations engaged in National Security. Our core competencies are information technology, information and systems security, and cybersecurity. We employ highly qualified, cleared and certified technical professionals who perform network and systems operations/ administration/

engineering and all facets of defensive cybersecurity activities. They’re co-located on client sites supporting the U.S Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard organizations. Half of our personnel support efforts in the Indo-Pac region (Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, and South Korea), and the rest are distributed across about a dozen locations in the continental US.

Tell us about how you got started in this space?

I’ve been doing identical work for other companies since I was discharged from the Army in the early ’80s. I spent 15 years at SAIC, where I was a Division/Ops manager responsible for all aspects of business development and managing a P&L organization. My time with SAIC was bracketed by employment with MITRE, and then I worked for several small companies until I decided to give this a shot. Having had over 25 years of experience before starting AveningTech was key to the early and continued success we’ve enjoyed.

What problem is Avening Tech solving?

We specialize in identifying the right people for the right position at the right time. This means we not only evaluate the client’s technical requirements but because our people are co-located with clients on-site, we also ensure we’ve got a good match with regard to temperament, work ethic, and other less tangible characteristics so they can easily integrate into the environment and begin adding value on day one. We sell intellectual capital. We make sure our folks are up to date on training, certifications, and skills so they can provide subject matter expertise and help our clients solve their problems.

Who are some of the organizations or agencies you’ve worked with?

Prime contractors include Leidos, HP, Perspecta, ActioNet. Subcontractors include GCyber, NetCentrics, Leidos, GCorp. Client organizations include Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Tell us about what ‘authentic excellence’ means to you and your company? 

In a nutshell, it means that anyone who interacts with us — customers, employees, teammates, and partners — can count on us always being candid, transparent, and scrupulously honest. We don’t make promises we can’t keep, and our goal is to be the best at what we do. Our values have shaped our company culture, they are based on being honorable, having integrity, and communicating openly without fear. We have a reputation for telling the truth, even when it would be easier not to. We set out with one goal, and that is to deliver the best.

Anything else that you would like us to know about you or your company?

We’re actively seeking partnerships with like-minded companies, either as a prime or subcontractor. We believe building mutually beneficial and supportive relationships is vital to survival and growth, and we’re eager to contribute to mutual success.

It was great speaking with Lee. Be sure to learn more about this innovative company by checking out their complete GovShop profile.