TIAG’s, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture with Saliense, Synergist JV, LLC, received a Small Business Award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) for its exemplary performance and being a strong, innovative business partner in advancing the Department’s mission.

“It is truly an honor to receive the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Small Business Award. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees. It is also a recognition of our commitment to providing top-tier, mission-critical support and services to FEMA’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA),” shares Umang Modi, Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for TIAG. 

For the last 17 years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has recognized small business contractors for their outstanding performance providing crucial services and supporting its missions with creative, unique, and innovative solutions that provide both significant value and productivity and efficiency gains. 

“SynergisT JV, LLC (SynergisT) accepted every challenge with more than 100% effort providing creative solutions to resolve FEMA’s cybersecurity and programmatic issues. SynergisT elevated FEMA’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Scorecard for Security AuthorizationHigh Value Assets, which went from reporting under target to a constant 100%. The non-high value assets of the FEMA FISMA Scorecard for Security Authorization-Other also improved by 20%, doubling the rate of percent increase each month. Adding an incalculable value, SynergisT formed a partnership with FEMA, helping to integrate cybersecurity awareness and compliance at the program level and leading the monthly cybersecurity training, which changed the FEMA enterprise culture.” U.S. Department of Homeland Security 17th Annual Small Business and Small Business Advocate Award. 

“We are incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished together with FEMA for the DHS, and are humbled by this recognition,” shares Saliense President and CEO, Nikita Singh. “This award is a testament to our commitment to award-winning excellence and our dedication to serving our communities with innovative processes that support critical program initiatives for our customers.”


About TIAG® 

TIAG specializes in transformation and innovation. We are a proud woman-owned business and Great Place to Work-Certified® company focused on empowering the brightest minds with a shared passion for making an impact. Our expertise in streamlining complex mission critical processes and delivering results that exceed expectations sets us apart and can be seen in our ISO 9001/27001 certification and achieving CMMI Level 3. To see how we are making a difference for our customers and in our communities, visit us at

About Synergist JV, LLC

SyngergisT JV is an 8(a) EDWOSB Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture specializing in providing innovative and flexible strategy and technology solutions. SynergisT yields the bench strength, capability, and reliability of a large business built on years of proven support to civilian and military organizations with the intimate feel, agility, and flexibility of a small business. 

About Saliense

Saliense is an SBA 8(a) Certified, Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), specialized in providing Management and Technology services to Federal and Commercial customers. Their brand value lies in their ability to balance the authenticity and agility of a small business with quality and strategic foresight of a large firm. With each project, Saliense goes beyond simply providing services, and focuses on building holistic solutions by blending Strategy, Technology, and Domain expertise to achieve service excellence.