Virsig, LLC. announced Monday that they have officially become certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) by the State of New York, Office of General Services (OGS). Founded in New York City, Virsig is a network-centric technology company and systems integrator that maintains a distinctive focus on bridging physical and logical security.
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act was sponsored by then NY State Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, to facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans. It was subsequently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in spring of 2014. The SDVOB certification allows eligible Veteran business owners to gain traction among State contracting opportunities where they often experienced difficulties acquiring government and prime contracting customers.
“Virsig represents a platnium performer in our field, and now we can extend our reach among state opportunities. This is an outstanding opportunity for our team,” said Brian Valenza, the veteran-owner and founding CEO of Virsig. Valenza, a US Naval Academy Graduate, served as a Navy SEAL Officer during the Global War on Terror and completed his service with the Naval Special Warfare Command at The Pentagon.
Since its initial launch, throughout its expansion in 2014, Virsig has been awarded several contracts including some for major NYC institutions, and the company was recently nominated as one of three Finalists for ‘Best New Tech Startup’ by the American Business Awards. “We’re looking forward to working on SDVOB related contracts and exploring this latest opportunity,” said Glenn Taylor, Executive Director of Virsig.