FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Mission Systems has entered into a mentor-protégé agreement with Carroll Communications, a certified, service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that provides key technologies to defense acquisition programs from audio/visual manufacturers, antenna manufacturers and LTE carrier services. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) approved agreement enables General Dynamics to provide specific developmental assistance to Carroll Communications that will better equip it to bid and compete on prime contracts.

Under the mentoring program, large companies mentor small business protégés in completing and executing contracts with the government. The 3-year agreement allows General Dynamics to create a strategic relationship to provide technology transfers to Carroll Communications while helping it navigate the DoD acquisition environment.

“The mentor-protégé program allows us to share best practices, proper compliance and technical knowledge to continue to add value to small businesses,” said Scotty Miller, General Dynamics Mission Systems Vice President of Supply Chain Management.

Byron Carroll, president of Carroll Communications, added, “The training and mentorship provided by General Dynamics Mission Systems is giving our company the ability to become a more capable and competent provider to our customers in the Federal government.”

General Dynamics Mission Systems began its relationship with Carroll Communications in 2017 when it executed a Value Added Reseller agreement for Fortress LTE and Fortress Mesh product lines.

Carroll Communications, located in Tabor City, N.C., is a certified Historically Underutilized Business Zone company and its employee population is made up of more than 80 percent veterans.

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