McLean, VA: At an Industry Day on April 28th, PBG Consulting was honored with the Department of State Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for 2021. The Department of State (DOS) was PBG’s first contract in 2014, and the relationship has deepened and expanded for the last eight years to arrive at this top recognition.

The award, sponsored by the Department, recognizes small business contractors who have displayed exemplary performance. Program offices nominate stellar small businesses for the award, and a three-person panel of Department officials selects the winner. PBG Consulting was assessed for contract performance, customer service, contract management, and excellence in technical delivery.  

PBG supports the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CA/CST) by enabling IT portfolio management excellence in support of the CA mission of Safety, Security, and Service. Solutions delivered include a strategic transition to schedule management in the Cloud and support of the Next Generation Passport and Online Passport Renewal projects. “PBG has enabled CA’s leadership to have the information necessary to inform more robust, data-driven decision making as projects are prioritized to ensure those with the highest impact (protecting Americans, securing our borders) are continued despite the constrained budget environment,” says the Department.  

“The Department of State trusted us in our beginnings, gave us our very first Prime contract, and today recognizes us for the quality of our project delivery. We are humbled by this honor and we commit to continuously improving our delivery, staying true to PBG’s core values, and putting mission first,” said Pawla Ghaleb, PBG’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  

About PBG

PBG Consulting, a leading small business provider specializing in a broad array of Program Management, Operations, and Information Technology (IT) services, helps clients solve business problems and build for the future, with financial planning, business advisory, technology, and analytics. For more information visit the PBG website at