ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a national consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm, announced today that it will sponsor Solutions By Design (SBD) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS') Mentor-Protégé Program. Through the program, VIP will provide SBD with technical assistance, as well as business management, development, and planning strategies and best practices.

SBD is a woman-owned business in Vienna, Virginia that has been certified by the Small Business Administration as a small, disadvantaged business and section 8(a) company. It provides information technology and management support services to federal government agencies and commercial enterprises.

"We are proud to continue our participation in DHS' Mentor-Protégé Program for the third consecutive year," said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. "We have built a solid relationship with SBD, and believe that our partnership will result in enhanced client offerings and increased contracting opportunities for both companies."

DHS' Mentor-Protégé Program was designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractors to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses who are categorized as veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, disadvantaged, and/or women-owned.

"SBD is honored to partner with VIP as part of DHS' Mentor-Protégé Program," said Clyde W. Goldbach, Jr., COO of SBD. "This agreement aligns with SBD's long term strategic goals of strengthening our processes and services and expanding our capabilities. We see synergies with both companies being strongly focused on solutions that support DHS' critical mission of protecting our homeland."

About VIP
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) is a consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm with more than 900 federal, state and local, and commercial clients. VIP helps clients achieve measurable results by maximizing revenue, mitigating risks, and reducing costs. VIP has five offices across the U.S. including its headquarters in Folsom, California. Learn more at

About SBD
Solutions By Design (SBD) has been delivering software engineering and network infrastructure support services for the federal government and commercial enterprises for more than 20 years. We are a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-DEV® Maturity Level 2 v.1.3 and a certified International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008. Learn more at

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