Baltimore, MD, August 25, 2016 – Clear Ridge Defense (CRD) recently received their HUBZone Certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zones contracting program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The purpose of this program is to help encourage economic development in historically underutilized business zones, an effort by Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities.

Clear Ridge is committed to upholding the initiatives of the Small Business Administration and has put in place a HUBZone Program Manager to ensure these initiatives are supported to their greatest extent. “Receiving this certification is going to allow Clear Ridge to create jobs and open many business opportunities in communities that otherwise may be at a disadvantage,” says CRD Business Operations Associate, Alaire’ Jameson. “We are looking forward to leveraging this certification to the fullest, creating a mutually beneficial relationship between Clear Ridge and the local communities.” Mr. Jameson will be responsible for identifying the right talent while advocating for continued job growth within local HUBZones.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 19.13 provides additional information on the HUBZone Program – to include the ability of Federal contracting officers to award sole-source contracts non-competitively up to $4 million for non-manufacturing service requirements.

CRD ( is a defense contractor providing specialized cyber capability and mission support services to the Department of Defense and Intel Community in the Ft. Meade, Maryland area. CRD historically has supported the Navy and Marine Corps service elements.

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