September 3, 2022 – Blue Sky Innovative Solutions (Blue Sky) is proud to announce that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Blue Sky with the Nunn-Perry Award for the 2021 fiscal year. The Nunn-Perry award is given to participants in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) that excel in the areas of protégé development and growth. As a protégé in the Defense Intelligence Agency MPP, Blue Sky worked with mentors, Invictus International Consulting, Bowie State University, and the Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to develop differentiated capabilities in cyber security with an emphasis on Internal Control Systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (ICS/SCADA) and to further enhance corporate operations in all areas. Blue Sky CEO Melissa Peterson shared “The Defense Intelligence Agency, Invictus, Bowie State, and the Mason SBDC provided tremendous support to Blue Sky through the MPP. We are honored by their investment in Blue Sky and excited to pay dividends on that investment as we serve the Department of Defense and other clients.” An awards ceremony will be held in 2023 to celebrate the accomplishments of the winners.