Applied Information Sciences
Mr. Stephen Iacovelli

AIS (Applied Information Sciences) provides software and systems engineering services to government agencies and businesses across the United States. We specialize in cloud services, DevOps, custom application development and IT services. Our areas of expertise include: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Software Development, Enterprise Mobility, User Experience (UX), Business Intelligence / Advanced Analytics & IoT, Operations & Support, and Help Desk Services. Our customers include a broad range of organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies, state and local governments, as well as defense and national security agencies. Our analysis-driven approach to solving business problems – combined with our commitment to deadlines and budgets – results in successful projects and long-term relationships with our clients. We’re a top-tier cloud partner for Microsoft, Amazon and Equinix with proven capabilities and a track record of success. AIS has an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System, and an ISO 27001 certified Information Security Management System.

East Carolina University
Dr. Regis Gilman

East Carolina University serves a sizable constituency of students, faculty, staff, and private citizens in the state of North Carolina. To do so effectively requires strong leadership and a dynamic administration dedicated to the ideals set forth by our founders more than 100 years ago.  The Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement provides leadership in graduate education, sponsored research, technology transfer, and research compliance for ECU, offering research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. We seek the best and brightest minds to meet the challenges of the 21st-century, and we provide the support and assistance needed to ensure that the world’s next great discovery happens here.

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Dr. Larry Keen

President’s Welcome Message
Congratulations on making “The Smart Choice” for your education! Why is FTCC the smart choice?

Flexibility in Delivery of Instruction and a Wide Range of Program Offerings.
FTCC offers over 200 programs of study leading to the award of associate degree, certificate, or diploma. For flexibility, many programs are available 100 percent online. With so much variety to offer, FTCC truly offers something for everyone.

High-Quality Programs and Support Services.
Our faculty members care about your success and are highly skilled in their areas of expertise. Beyond the classroom, FTCC offers extensive support services, such as the Student Learning Center, the Paul H. Thompson Library, counseling services, services specifically in support of our military and veteran students, and social activities through student clubs and organizations. I encourage you to stay focused on your goals, work hard, and take advantage of these free services designed to make your journey at Fayetteville Tech both enjoyable and successful.

Grace Federal Solutions, LLC
Ms. Iris Phillips

Company Overview

Grace Federal Solutions is a privately owned, SBA-Certified Woman Owned, SDB Certified Small Business headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Grace delivers a full range of professional healthcare services, administrative/clerical services, research support services, data abstraction, training, and information technology. Grace specializes in providing quality staff to support our Federal, State and local government as well as the private and commercial sectors. Grace takes pride in our ability to recruit quality staff and our exceptional project management while delivering these solutions on schedule at the best value to our clients.

Grace has a team of former Commissioned military officers in “key” advisory roles, as well as large business partners with the same ethical and performance driven philosophies that will contribute to Grace providing services that exceed expectations at a competitive price. Our management team has over 15 years of experience providing outstanding service to various federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services. Grace staff provides responsive technically sound and competitively priced support to our clients/customers.

Healthcare Staffing
Grace will ensure we staff the most qualified medical professionals at the best value. Our corporate staff conducts all the recruiting, credentialing, and management of medical personnel. Staff includes physicians, nurses, occupational therapist, nurse case managers, and other allied health personnel. We staff at multiple medical facilities for various Government departments throughout the CONUS and Hawaii. Our healthcare staffing includes positions such as medical coders, medical clerks, general clerks, administrative assistants, patient accounts personnel, data entry clerks.

Professional Services
Grace can serve you with your admin staffing needs. We ensure we are providing you with the best employees for the best value. This includes administrative assistants, accounting clerks, general clerks, human resources professionals. Information Technology solutions include help desk support services and network support.

Administrative Staffing
Grace can serve you with your admin staffing needs. We ensure we are providing you with the best employees for the best value. This includes positions such as medical coders, medical clerks, general clerks, administrative assistants, patient accounts personnel, data entry clerks.

Research Support Staffing
Grace will provide you with exceptional research support staff. Our research personnel may include dieticians, lab technicians, medical research personnel, and scientific personnel. Grace recognize that adequate staffing is critical to the quality delivery of data abstraction services.

Training Personnel
Grace provides training staff and personnel. We provide Training Staff in support of the Dept of Defense in the area of physical readiness; Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and conditioning specialist, nutrition and therapy support personnel to include dieticians and physical therapist. Additionally, we staff exceptional training staff and provide training support, such as training material and curriculum creation.

H & S Resources Corporation
Ms. Allison Blango

We are all about Quality Partnerships!
H&S Resources Corporation is a woman-owned, minority small business. The company was incorporated to perform facility operations and maintenance and construction services such as planning, consulting, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and preventive maintenance. H&S is also organized to provide integrated facility management services such as logistics and information technology to government agencies and commercial clients. H&S is dedicated to providing service with optimum efficiency and flexibility tailored to fit the needs of each contractor and customer.

Harnett County Economic Development
Ms. Debbie Taylor

Harnett County combines rural beauty with proximity to urban areas to provide an optimal business climate for business and industry. Harnett County is located within an hour of North Carolina’s capital city of Raleigh, the globally recognized Research Triangle Park and the US Army’s largest installment, Fort Bragg. Affordable land served by excellent infrastructure, moderate tax rates, reasonably-priced property and an available workforce are some of the finer attributes the county brings to the table.

Harnett County offers access to regional and national markets via Interstate 95, Interstate 40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than forty-five minutes away, and Fayetteville Regional Airport is less than 30 minutes away. Harnett Regional Jetport (HRJ) is located in the center of the county and has an asphalt runway of 6,000 feet.

The county is also served by two rail providers, Norfolk Southern Railroad and CSX Transportation.

The county’s private-sector manufacturing economy is anchored by a Rooms to Go distribution center, Food Lion distribution center, SAAB Barracuda, Grayflex, Boon Edam, Edwards Brothers Malloy and Godwin Manufacturing. The county’s manufacturing economy is strong and diversified, with many companies serving businesses located in adjoining urban areas and fulfilling defense contracts for near-by Fort Bragg.

Harnett County also provides a welcoming climate for entrepreneurs to grow and start their businesses, so finding companies creating the latest apps for iPhone or Android, or a thriving boutique bakery, is easy.

Harnett County is also home to Campbell University, which offers degrees in law, engineering, pharmacology, osteopathic medicine, physician’s assistant and nursing, as well as a variety of undergraduate degrees. Central Carolina Community College provides outstanding workforce training for industrial and medical fields, and continuing-education opportunities. Seven additional universities, including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are less than an hour away.

With six golf courses, numerous lakes and the 3,000-acre Raven Rock State Park on the Cape Fear River, Harnett County is a great place to live, work and play!

Mr. Kevin Klug

At Ingersoll Rand, we’re committed to meeting the world’s growing critical need for clean and comfortable air, safe and fresh food, energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.

We’re passionate about building a better future – a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. To deliver on the needs of our customers and the communities where we operate, and to achieve premier performance, we will:

Build a Winning Culture
Build a winning culture by living our values, creating a progressive, diverse and inclusive environment, enabling innovation and creativity, and the development of customer solutions that engage all employees in Ingersoll Rand’s mission.

Grow Strategically
Grow strategically through technology and innovation, sales excellence and product management by delivering sustainable solutions and services addressing unmet needs for comfort and efficiency across the globe.

Deploy Operational Excellence
Deploy operational excellence to add value as defined by our customers through a relentless emphasis on continuous improvement.

NC Biotechnology Center
Ms. Mary Beth Thomas

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center accelerates life science technology-based economic development through innovation, commercialization, education, and business growth. With long-standing funding programs that support innovative technology and company development, NC Biotech engages partners across the academic, business and economic development arenas to identify and support life science solutions that will benefit human healthcare and grow the NC economy. In recent years, NC Biotech has made support of military, homeland security and biodefense technologies a priority by working to bridge the gap between NC life sciences and military and homeland security agencies.

Petronella Technology Group, Inc.
Mr. Craig Petronella

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Saab Barracuda LLC
Ms. Patricia Anderson

Mission, Vision and Value
Our Business Concept

Saab constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet changing customer needs. Saab serves the global market of governments, authorities and corporations with products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.
Our Vision
It’s a human right to feel safe

Since Saab was started, we have strived to keep society and people safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible.
Our Mission
To make people safe by pushing mental and technological boundaries
Our mission describes how we work to achieve our vision. By improving and updating technological systems and solutions, we increase security in society, for its citizens and for those whose job it is to maintain security. We also contribute insight into how threats to our security change and develop innovative new solutions that make society secure.
Our Core Values
At Saab, we share values which are inherited from generation to generation and reflect the company’s soul.  We are global citizens, honest and reliable and we keep our promises.

We combine knowledge, skills and constant learning.


We have a passion for innovation, we are open to change and are committed to being fast and flexible.

Snthesis Inc.
Mr. Emerson Huitt
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Mr. James Norment

Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895.  Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm.  Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients.  We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology.  We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Ward and Smith is committed to building and maintaining relationships with every client because we understand that every client has unique needs.  We work to become fully acquainted with the management style and operations of our clients.  This enables us to provide timely and effective legal services.  Our attorneys are dedicated to providing frequent and full communication to our clients with respect to pending and anticipated legal issues that may affect them.  We advocate a proactive and preventive approach to our clients’ legal issues so that through proper planning and maintenance our clients can avoid legal difficulties and costs.  We believe that this approach provides our clients with responsive, high-quality, and cost-effective legal services.

In order to focus on and respond to specific client needs, we have developed specialized practice groups.  Attorneys in each group, in addition to their general legal training, focus their individual practices in one or more specific fields.  Areas of legal representation requested most frequently by our clients include the following:

Alcoholic Beverage Law
Auto Accidents
Bankruptcy Litigation
Closely Held Companies
Commercial Associations
Community Associations
Creditors’ Rights
Dealer/Distributor + Franchising
Economic Development
Education + Non-Profits
Education Law
Elder Law
Eminent Domain
Employee Benefits
Employment Litigation
Enforcement Actions
Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Family Law
Financial Institutions
Financial Transactions + Regulation
Government or Internal Investigations
Government Relations
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Labor + Employment
Life Sciences
Local Counsel
Medical Malpractice
Nonprofit Organizations
Nursing Home Liability
Other Accidents, Injuries + Wrongful Deaths
Personal Injury + Wrongful Death
Physician’s Practices
Premises Liability
Privacy + Information Security Law
Product Liability
Public Housing Authorities
Real Estate
Real Estate Development
Trade Secrets
Truck + 18-Wheeler Accidents
Trusts + Estates
Trusts + Estates Litigation
Water-Related + Other Transportation Accidents
White Collar Defense
Workouts + Restructuring
Workplace Safety + Health
Zoning + Land Use Planning

At Ward and Smith, we work seamlessly as a single team by drawing on attorneys from different practice groups who are best qualified to address clients’ problems.  The Firm has a strategic objective that at least two attorneys will have extensive, in-depth experience in each area of the law.  This assures our clients that their distinct needs always are handled by someone with experience in their matters.

Our Firm is dedicated to leveraging technology and achieving a collaborative environment which fosters growth, innovation, and productivity.  Ward and Smith’s award-winning business intake process exemplifies its dedication to business process efficiency.  We invest in industry best practices and software solutions which enable us to practice optimally.  Our Firm adheres to best practices and mitigates risks through the use of leading edge technologies including risk management, records, and case management solutions.  Furthermore, Ward and Smith proactively engages in the advancement of technology initiatives through its Technology Advisory Committee comprised of attorneys and key administrative personnel.  Investments in cloud technology solutions, videoconferencing, and a robust infrastructure enable legal solutions to be obtained from any of our five offices, offering clients the advantage of an enterprise of legal technology professionals.  Our courtroom presentation technology has helped to achieve favorable results for clients and has won praise from our opponents.  Mobile solutions supporting all smartphones and tablets ensure our attorneys can maintain constant contact with clients and access work product while out of the office.

Ward and Smith is a full-service law firm.  Our dedication to the practice of law and commitment to each and every client is our collective mission and we believe it is what sets us apart from other law firms.  We welcome the opportunity to be your first choice for legal services.

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Mr. Kevin Stanfield

We are an entrepreneurial law firm with a focus on growth-oriented businesses. We offer high quality legal services that deliver practical solutions at a reasonable cost.