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Akiak Technology enters Small Business Administration's business development program

Jan 11, 2021

Akiak Technology CEO Kevin Hamer, from left, and CFO Brian Wajert meet with local resident Thomas Carl of Akiak in June 2019. Hamer and Wajert traveled to Akiak to discuss plans for entering the SBA’s (8)a program. (Photo courtesy Akiak Technology)

Akiak Technology has been accepted into the Small Business Administration’s business development program, according to a news release.

The company is an information technology consulting business owned by Akian Native Community, a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe.

The program is designed to level the playing field of federal government contracting for businesses that may be socially or economically disadvantaged.

The certification makes the company exempt from competition requirements and eligible to receive contract awards up to $25 million from federal civilian agencies – and up to $100 million from the Department of Defense.