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CORTEK, Inc., an EM Key Solutions (EMKS) Company, Announces Contract Award to Support the Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) Offices

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 22, 2024 - EMKS subsidiary CORTEK, Inc. (CORTEK), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) VetCert Program, announced today award of a contract to continue and expand their support to the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). The award, with a total initial value of $17M, is to provide a wide range of programmatic tasks necessary to administer and implement foreign assistance programs and policy objectives for a number of offices within ISN, including the Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (WMDT); Office of the Biological Policy Staff (BPS); Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security; and Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives (CPI).

“Our team is incredibly proud and honored to continue supporting the vital missions of the Department of State,” said EMKS | CORTEK CEO Mike Snyder. “This contract award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and the trusted support we provide. We look forward to building on our success and delivering even greater value to our clients in the years to come.”

This contract represents a consolidation of two previous contracts, affirming CORTEK as a leader in the CWMD space at ISN. On this effort, CORTEK will continue to deliver technical WMD, CBRN, and antiterrorism knowledge combined with programmatic expertise, policy development, exercise design and delivery, as well as strategic foresight to provide ISN’s Non-Proliferation Programs with the highest quality technical support. This also includes large-scale CWMD and Nuclear Response exercises, meetings, and engagement activities with interagency partners and international stakeholders.

“We are thrilled to be able to continue our support for these offices,” said Dr. Mike Sizemore, EMKS l | CORTEK’s Sr. Vice President for National Security & Defense. “We will rededicate ourselves to providing exceptional service as this new contract reinforces the strong partnership we have built over the years. Our team is eager to further contribute to the crucial work of the ISN offices and to achieve even greater successes together.”

With this award, CORTEK further establishes their track record providing CWMD and CBRN subject matter expertise across the Federal space. This includes work in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where they have developed and deployed innovative program and project management strategies, intuitive systems engineering models, and cutting-edge coordination approaches specifically related to those areas.


Founded in 2003. CORTEK, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMKS, is an SDVOSB with a proven history providing successful projects that include integrated base defense/force protection, cyber, forensics/biometrics, systems and software engineering, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), mission support and program management support services to clients at Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U. S. Army, Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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