NIKA’s Kabir Chaudhary Named Finalist for GovStar Award

Rockville, MD, October 11, 2016 —  Washington SmartCEO recently named NIKA CEO Kabir Chaudhary as a finalist for the 2016 GovStar Awards in the Industry Star Medium category. The GovStar Awards celebrate Washington-area government contractors that have demonstrated excellence in the complex and competitive government contracting sector. The 2016 GovStar finalists collectively generate more than $6.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 27,000 individuals in Greater Washington. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the November/December issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on November 21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

“I’m flattered to be considered for this award among so many industry leaders that I respect and admire,” said Chaudhary. “Being a part of Washington’s dynamic and energetic government contracting community is its own reward, but having NIKA recognized for its accomplishments is a true honor.”

The GovStar Awards ceremony on Nov. 21, 2016 is an expected sell-out event where more than 500 local executives and guests will gather to celebrate and honor Washington’s leading government contractors for their growth, innovation, corporate culture, warfighter and veteran support and industry impact. The event will kick off with a networking reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony that will announce winners in the following categories: Star Performer, Star Warfighter, Star Workplace, Technical Trailblazer and Industry Star.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world. But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens and drive innovation in healthcare, technology and communications,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “They are inspirational, patriotic and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”


About NIKA

NIKA is revolutionizing how businesses and governments design, build and manage real property. By combining architecture, engineering, enterprise technology, and facilities operations management services all under one roof, we are able to provide unparalleled value to our clients. With nearly two decades of experience serving organizations across the world, NIKA provides exceptional client service that is designed to enhance operational excellence and readiness while meeting mission objectives. For more information about NIKA, please visit

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