Vienna, VA, May 20, 2014 – More than 25 percent of Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC (T&T) employees self-identify as veterans, tripling the 8 percent benchmark for federal contractors set by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) last year.

This benchmark was announced along with several changes to regulations supporting the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) in August 2013. VEVRAA requires federal contractors to take affirmative action to recruit and hire veterans, including those recently separated from the Armed Forces. The regulatory changes made it easier for Vietnam era veterans, special disabled veterans, and veterans who served on active duty during a conflict to find and apply for federal contracting jobs.

“I’m really proud that our track record supporting and hiring veterans is well above the OFCCP benchmark, even before the changes were enacted.” said T&T President and CEO Karen Trowbridge. “We now have quantifiable means to measure our success in recruiting veterans and greater accountability for employment decisions. We’re invested in ensuring these new guidelines are productive to those who have bravely served our country.”

“We’re dedicated to diversity and the benefits that brings, especially to a small agile business like ours, “added T&T COO Christine Brandell. “T&T benefits from bringing a variety of perspectives and diverse sets of experiences to bear when solving the challenges of our customers. It’s a win for everyone involved.”

T&T is a CMMI Maturity Level 2 appraised small business providing premier information technology, data center operations, cyber security, and unified communications services to the federal civilian, defense, and health markets. For additional information, contact Ty Bachus at 571-499-4150, x2311, or