Next Phase Solutions and Services, Inc. and IMSG, Inc. Announce U.S. Business Administration Mentor-Protégé Collaboration

Next Phase Solutions and Services, Inc. and IMSG, Inc. Announce U.S. Business Administration Mentor-Protégé Collaboration

COLUMBIA, MD. – January 5, 2024 – Next Phase Solutions and Services, Inc. (Next Phase), an SBA Certified 8(a), and Economically Disadvantaged, Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) focused on engineering, science and IT services, and IMSG, Inc. a leader in environmental science and services, are pleased to announce their collaboration in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program. This program is designed to provide guidance and assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses to help them compete in the federal marketplace, and to enable them to gain access to the federal technology marketplace.

Next Phase is thrilled to have IMSG as a mentor. We know that we will benefit tremendously from their guidance and assistance,” said Lisa Wolff, President, Next Phase. “Our strong reputation and track record for delivery in the Federal sector at NOAA, NASA, DHS, and HHS makes Next Phase a valuable protégé and partner to IMSG. We are a small business partner under IMSG’s recent award of ProTech 2.0 Satellite Domain, and this collaboration serves to deepen our relationship.”

SBA-recognized mentors are given limited small business standing and as an approved SBA mentor, IMSG, Inc. will offer its significant capabilities to a greater range of Federal agencies. “We are delighted to work with Next Phase to form a mentor-protégé relationship,” said Le Jiang, COO, IMSG, Inc. “We view this mentor-protégé program as a partnership in every sense of the word. We believe our collaboration will greatly benefit the Federal sector through our combined science, technological and consulting capabilities.

As part of the mentor-protégé relationship, IMSG. Inc. will offer Next Phase comprehensive assistance in management and technology, business development, and contracts. This collaboration will involve guidance and direct support in various areas, including industry certifications, market entry strategies and federal contract administration and compliance. IMSG’s expertise and resources will empower Next Phase to navigate these critical aspects of their business and pave the way for long term success in scientific and engineering services.

About Next Phase

Founded in 2011, Next Phase Solutions and Services, Inc. is a rapidly growing small business, with a reputation for understanding business challenges and delivering solutions that exceed expectations. We specialize in business analysis, data analytics and IT modernization. We pride ourselves on developing lasting relationships with our clients that allow us to anticipate their needs and deliver results that advance their mission. To learn more about Next Phase’s work with Federal programs visit here.

About IMSG, Inc.

Founded in 1987, IMSG is committed to helping governments and businesses worldwide develop and enhance capabilities for environmental monitoring, prediction, and visualization as part of the broader weather, water, and climate enterprise effort to respond to climate change and environmental risks in real time with meaningful solutions. With our high-level team of experts – the best in the industry – we deliver solutions for enhanced environmental intelligence by evolving satellite remote sensing and numerical weather forecast capabilities, so that risks to operational safety and efficiency for a wide range of applications are minimized, and expected results are achieved. Visit to learn more.

Media Contacts

Karen Rosenbauer, Chief Growth Officer, Next Phase |

Le Jiang, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Scientist, IMSG |

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