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Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis Wins Major NASA Award

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March 09, 2017

Named Agency-Level 2016 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Huntsville, AL – Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc. (CSSA) recently received formal notification of winning NASA’s Agency-Level 2016 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award in the national Small Business Industry Awards.  The company won the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Award earlier in the year, and the center then nominated CSSA for the prestigious agency-level award. 

Each year, the national awards program through the NASA Office of Small Business Programs honors companies for outstanding support of NASA and its mission. The four categories of competition include Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year, and Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year.

CSSA has provided engineering support to NASA’s MSFC for more than a decade, and leads the agency’s Flight & Ground Software Division in implementing process improvement solutions.  Each NASA center submitted nominations, and CSSA rose to the top once again to earn the highest possible award. 

CSSA Director of Software Engineering Helen Housch said, “Praise God for this amazing honor!  He continues to bless the work we love to do and enables us to faithfully serve our amazing customers and NASA’s great missions.  We are forever thankful!”

CSSA President and CEO Sandra Cepeda said, “NASA has a large number of small companies in its supply chain. Only God could orchestrate a company of 43 people from Huntsville, Alabama winning such an extraordinary award.” She continued, “We are grateful to our employees, our NASA MSFC customers who nominated us, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him and only to Him be all the glory.”

Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc. (CSSA) and is an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business in Huntsville, Alabama.  Established in 2001, CSSA supports customers in the Department of Defense, NASA, and the commercial sector with software engineering, systems engineering, and process improvement services. Learn more at www.cepedasystems.com.


Nicole Knaupp, Executive Assistant
nicole.knaupp@cepedasystems.com, (256) 428-8186