March 22, 2004

Fairfax, VA

ActioNet announced today that it has been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in the 8(a) Business Development (BD) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Programs.

ActioNet’s President, Ashley W. Chen, attributes the company’s acceptance into these programs as a result of the quality foundation that has been built over the past five years. Ms. Chen said, “ActioNet is a quality organization with a proven track record that happens to be a small, woman-owned, minority business.”

About the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

The SBA’s 8(a) BD Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

One of SBA’s key requirements for accepting companies into the 8(a) BD Program is “potential for success.” Potential for success is measured based on the following factors:

  • The technical and managerial experience of the applicant firm’s managers
  • The firm’s operating history
  • Ability of the firm to access credit and capital
  • The firm’s financial capacity
  • The firm’s record of performance
  • Whether the applicant firm or individuals employed by the firm hold the requisite licenses if the firm is engaged in an industry requiring professional licensing.

About ActioNet, Inc.

ActioNet, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a CMMI-DEV Level 4 and CMMI-SVC Level 4, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, HDI-certified, woman-owned IT Solutions Provider with strong qualifications and expertise in Cloud-based Solutions, Cyber Security and Agile Software Engineering. As a Mission-Focused, Client-Centric and Results Driven organization, ActioNet also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards. ActioNet has outstanding financial performance, as evidenced by our “Exceeds Customer Expectations” and the highest 5A1 Financial Rating from Dun & Bradstreet, a 92 out of 100 rating from Open Ratings, the 2014 National Capital Corporate Growth Award by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and Washington Technology Top 100 2012-2019. ActioNet’s human capital leadership is recognized by being designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) 2013-2017 and Washington Post Top Workplaces 2014- 2020. For more information, please visit our web site at


Ashley W. Chen, ActioNet, Inc., 703-204-0090 Ext. 108, [email protected].