The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named Information International Associates (IIa) its Woman-owned Small Business for FY2014. Bonnie C. Carroll, IIa founder and CEO, accepted the award at the 14th Annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 17, 2015, from John Hale, III, director of the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

Each year, DOE recognizes the exceptional performance of a woman-owned small business directly contributing to the accomplishments of core DOE mission objectives and requirements. In presenting the award, Hale cited IIa’s innovation and technical solutions which exceeded contract requirements in responding to cyber security concerns, as well as its exceptional customer service and efficiency. DOE, the largest civilian contracting agency within the federal government, awarded a total of $6.6 billion in contracts in FY 2014 to prime and subcontracts.