Network Specialty Group Enters UCF Business Incubator’s Soft Landing Program

Orlando, Fla. – After 24 years of success in the Washington, D.C. area, Network Specialty Group has expanded to Orlando, becoming the one of the latest companies to utilize the innovative Soft Landing program at the UCF Business Incubation Program.

The move is part of an expansion into the private sector after the company has spent it history focused on providing customized technology services for local, state and federal governments.

“There is no better place than Orlando to start an expansion of our business,” says Prasen Vasavada, president & CEO, Network Specialty Group. “This is a hub for innovation in technology in the government realm, but also has a thriving and growing private sector which is in need of our type of technology.”

In this new endeavor, the company will focus on assisting local businesses in healthcare, financial and defense industries comply with NIST 800-53, HIPPA, FISMA, and DFAR regulations. It will also help manage business risks arising from noncompliance, along with internal and external technology threats.

The company was founded by providing primarily IT services for local governments and educational facilities, like the District of Columbia school system and the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority.

From there, it expanded into the federal government, working with companies such as IBM to provide services to various agencies, such as the Forestry Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The company’s expertise is in four strategic IT solutions areas including program support, application development, IT operations and information security.

One of the key elements of the company is its accreditation by Government Services Administration government to perform 3rd party cloud services for government agencies. There are only 41 companies in the world with that accreditation.

The Soft Landing Program helps international firms, as well as domestic companies headquartered outside the region, quickly adapt and connect to the Central Florida business community, helping expanding companies establish a presence in one of the most thriving economic markets in the country.

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For more information media should contact –

Network Specialty Group: Brett Jaffee, 407-496-7929,

UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes Logue, 407-635-9882, or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Network Specialty Group: Since 1994, Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSG) is a leading services provider to government and businesses in the areas of Cyber Security, Program Support, Application Development, and IT Operations and Maintenance. We are an Accredited FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) and rated at Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) Dev/3 by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). We are also a SRI Registered ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 20000-1:2011 certified company and an A2LA Accredited Inspection body in accordance with ISO 17020:2012. For more information, visit our web site at

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped more than 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $725 million on regional GDP and more than $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit