FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Enterprise Technology Services (NETS) and Intercom Federal Systems (Intercom) are pleased to announce today their Mentor-Protege Program agreement under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. This agreement will increase the collaboration between both companies in delivering world-class IT services to the Department of State. Under this program contracting officers may evaluate subcontracting plans containing Mentor-Protege arrangements more favorably. In addition contracting officers are authorized to provide incentives to encourage subcontracting opportunities for small businesses. NETS is strategically positioned to take advantage of various incentive programs initiated by the Department of State by positioning itself to align with various categories to include Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Service Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business. "NETS is proud to have been selected by Intercom and the Department of State for the Mentor-Protege program and is confident that the companies' combined expertise will result in a great partnership that will greatly benefit our customers," said Robert Nelson, Founder and CEO of NETS. "We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Intercom." "We believe in -- and have benefitted from -- the mentor-protege program over the years," said Randall S. Coppersmith, Chairman & CEO of Intercom. " Robert Nelson and his team are an exciting young company, and in the spirit of implementing this partnership, Intercom will provide development assistance and mentoring to NETS, with a particular focus on the areas of corporate management, organization and performance. We look forward to collaborating with them." About Nelson Enterprise Technology Services (NETS)NETS provide IT Infrastructure Support, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering and Network Engineering Enterprise Professional Services to the Federal, State and Local Governments. NETS offers solutions to meet the challenging requirements in e-Business, e-Government, Networks, IT Consolidation, Communications and Management. As an emerging technology firm on the forefront of new and innovative solutions, NETS focus is to continually improve services and solutions. To learn more about NETS, please visit www.nets-us.com.