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GuidePoint Security is the 2016 Washington SmartCEO GovStar Award winner in the Star Performer Large category.

GovStar awards honor Washington-area government contractors that demonstrate excellence in government contracting.

SmartCEO honored GuidePoint and other GovStar finalists during a special ceremony Nov. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. More than 500 area executives and guests attended to celebrate winners in each GovStar category. GuidePoint and the other finalists will be profiled in SmartCEO’s November/December issue.

“We are honored to be the 2016 Star Performer winner in the Large category,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint’s Founder and Managing Partner. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do with our government clients. Our team is committed to helping them meet their objectives.”

According to SmartCEO, the 2016 GovStar finalists collectively generated more than $6.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 27,000 individuals in Greater Washington.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens, and drive innovation in healthcare, technology, and communications. They are inspirational, patriotic, and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”

Earlier this year, GuidePoint won a SmartCEO Future 50 award as one of the region’s fastest growing mid-size companies. Last year, GuidePoint was a finalist in the 2015 SmartCEO GovStar Awards in the Industry Star category.

Among other honors garnered by GuidePoint this year are:

  • No. 3 Washington Business Journal Security Technology Companies list
  • No. 5 Top Security Company Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 30 Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list
  • No. 308 overall 2016 Inc. 5000 List
  • Trending 40’s D.C.’s Red Hot Companies list
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GovStar Awards

The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support, and impact on the industry and the marketplace as a whole. The GovStar program recognizes the many commendable attributes of Greater Washington-area companies striving for excellence in this complex and competitive sector. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their growth, innovation, corporate culture, veteran support, and industry impact. For more information about the awards, visit

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: