Empowering American Heroes: The Significance of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program

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We, here at Secured™, are proud to announce that we have officially achieved the highly regarded designation of “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business” (SDVOSB) from the Small Business Administration (SBA). This prestigious award recognizes the company’s commitment to excellence and its status as a veteran-owned business.


The SDVOSB designation is a testament to a company’s steadfast dedication to providing exceptional services while simultaneously honoring and supporting our nation’s brave veterans. This coveted recognition highlights Secured’s™ deep-rooted values and our commitment to making a positive impact in the business community and beyond.


We take great pride in our veteran ownership and leadership. Gabe Rubio, CEO and Co-Founder of Secured™, served in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic officer before joining the NSA in 2006.


“We are deeply honored to receive the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business designation from the SBA. This recognition underscores our commitment to serving both our clients and our fellow veterans,” said Gabe.


Background: A Pathway To Success

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program is a government initiative designed to support and empower military veterans in their entrepreneurial pursuits. The program aims to create opportunities for service-disabled veterans to establish and grow their own businesses by providing them with a competitive advantage in contracting opportunities, opening doors at the federal, state, and local levels.


The SDVOSB program recognizes the unique skills, leadership, and expertise that veterans bring to the business world. The program is a crucial initiative that supports and empowers military veterans in their entrepreneurial journeys. This can have a profound impact on their lives and the success of their businesses.

The Importance of the SDVOSB Designation for American Businesses

Government agencies are mandated to allocate a certain percentage of contracts exclusively to SDVOSBs, creating a smaller pool of businesses to compete against. This significantly increases the chances of winning contracts and securing stable, long-term business prospects.


Moreover, the SDVOSB designation serves as a mark of excellence and leadership. It highlights the sacrifices made by service-disabled veterans and validates their skills and expertise. This recognition instills confidence in potential clients, who are more likely to trust and choose a veteran-owned business for their needs.


The designation not only opens doors to government contracts but also attracts clients from the private sector, leading to increased credibility, growth, and recognition. Gabriel Rubio is the CEO and Co-founder of Secured™ a cybersecurity and technology firm located in Virginia.


“Obtaining our official recognition as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business by the SBA is not only a testament to the resilience and sacrifice of many of our employees, but also a strategic step towards unlocking a world of opportunities. This certification demonstrates our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and service. We hope we can continue to honor our veterans’ legacies and pave the way for a brighter future – where businesses thrive and continue to flourish.”

Positive Impact on the Lives of Military Veterans

The SDVOSB program has a transformative impact on the lives of military veterans. By providing them with opportunities to start and grow their own businesses, the program empowers veterans to transition from military service to entrepreneurship successfully. It offers a new sense of purpose, fulfillment, and financial stability.


The fact is that the SDVOSB designation often represents a second chance at a meaningful career. It enables them to channel their skills and experiences gained in the military into building successful enterprises. The program not only supports veterans in realizing their entrepreneurial dreams but also gives them a platform to showcase their abilities and contribute to the American economy.


Additionally, the SDVOSB program plays a vital role in supporting the overall well-being of the veteran community. Successful SDVOSBs serve as role models and mentors for other veterans, inspiring them to pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors. The program’s emphasis on job creation contributes to the economic growth of the veteran community, positively impacting their lives and the lives of their families.

Demonstrating Excellence and Leadership

The SDVOSB designation is more than just a business classification; it is a badge of honor that represents the sacrifices made by service-disabled veterans. By attaining this designation, veterans can demonstrate their leadership, skills, and expertise to clients, partners, and stakeholders.


Clients and government agencies recognize the unique value that veterans bring to the business world. The discipline, adaptability, and problem-solving abilities acquired through military service are highly sought-after leadership qualities. The SDVOSB designation serves as a validation of these qualities, instilling confidence in potential clients who know they can rely on a veteran-owned business to deliver exceptional results.


Secured’s achievement in obtaining the SDVOSB designation further exemplifies our ongoing commitment to excellence and dedication to supporting the veteran community. The company continues to expand its reach, forge new partnerships, and deliver innovative solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients.