RedSky and ITility Announce 8(a) SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Approved Joint Venture: RedSky ITility Enterprise Systems, LLC (RIES)

June 7, 2024 — RedSky and ITility are pleased to announce the formation of their new joint venture, RedSky ITility Enterprise Systems, LLC (RIES). This strategic partnership is an SBA approved 8(a) small business mentor-protégé joint venture (MP JV), positioning RIES to offer enhanced capabilities and support to the Federal Government.

The SBA 8(a) certification is a significant milestone, providing RIES with access to a range of federal contracting opportunities designed to foster business growth and development. This certification emphasizes the JV’s commitment to leveraging the combined strengths of RedSky and ITility to deliver cutting-edge IT solutions to a broader market.

As an 8(a) MP JV, working with RIES is simple and offers unique contracting advantages:

  • Proven Track Record: RedSky and ITility are award-winning companies with a successful history of collaboration on various contracts, establishing a strong foundation for the MP relationship.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: RIES leverages the strengths and capabilities of both RedSky and ITility to offer innovative, comprehensive solutions to our customers.
  • Ability to Sole Source: Customers may sole source work up to $4.5M to RIES making it quick and easy to partner.

As an 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) MP JV, RIES offers the additional distinction of a commitment to empowering diversity, equity and inclusion across the small business sectors and encouraging growth as part of the goals set by the government organizations.

We extend a special thank you to the US Small Business Administration – Washington Metropolitan District Office. Without the support of our Business Opportunity Specialists and the Mentor-Protégé Program office, this significant step in our journey as a growing small business would not have been possible. Their guidance and resources have been invaluable to our journey towards excellence and will continue to be a cornerstone of our success.

About RIES

RIES merges the innovative expertise of RedSky with the deep enterprise IT experience of ITility. The JV aims to provide comprehensive IT services which include:

  • Agile DevSecOps
  • Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions
  • AV/VTC Solutions
  • Environmental Sustainment
  • Geospatial Information Systems and Analysis
  • Information Operations and Publicly Accessible Information (PAI) Analysis
  • Intelligence and Operational Analysis
  • IT Program Help, Call Center, and Customer Service Desk Solutions
  • IT Training and Compliance Programs
  • Logistics Management and Process Tracking Systems
  • Market Research and Analysis Programs
  • Systems Augmentation through AI/ML Boosts
  • Systems Automation and Process Modernization
  • Strategic IT Consulting and Project Management
  • Systems & Solutions Integration
  • Strategic Planning & Communications
  • Web Application and Software Development

In addition, we offer low code solutions including Appian, Salesforce, and ServiceNow.

Statements from Leadership

“It has been a true pleasure getting to know, work with, and build this relationship with the RedSky team. The establishment of RIES, our SBA Approved MP JV, not only benefits both firms, but provides a great avenue to extend our solution offerings, continue to support our clients, and enable mission success,” said ITility Chief Growth Officer, Tom Sullivan.

“The establishment of our mentor-protégé joint venture, RIES, is not just a strategic alliance; it represents a shared commitment to excellence and innovation, and a deep-seated belief in the power of collaboration to advance customer mission,” said RedSky CEO, Carol Monroe. “Both RedSky and ITility are aligned not only in our dedication but also in our core values and company culture. Together, we are poised to achieve greater success and make a meaningful impact through the services we provide.”

For additional information about doing business with RIES please visit or contact:


Carol Monroe, CEO

Justin Cook, Chief Growth Officer


Tom Sullivan, Chief Growth Officer

Josh Potter, Director of Special Operations, Threats, and Strategic Programs

About RedSky

Founded in 2016, RedSky is an SBA 8(a) certified, women-owned small business dedicated to providing mission-critical support services to Defense and Federal Civilian customers. As a trusted advisor, we are committed to solving complex challenges with innovative, tailored solutions. Our role as a solutions integrator allows us to combine the agility of a small business with expert knowledge to meet your unique business needs. By focusing on innovation, we ensure the continuity and future-proofing of your IT investments, empowering you to achieve and advance your mission effectively.

About ITility

Founded in 2008, ITility, LLC is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business. Our innovative team(s) provide solutions and services that support the daily mission and business operations of our customers. “Our success and integrity is firmly attributed to one thing – our People!” We leverage industry-leading practices to provide our government clients with Program Management, Systems Engineering, Enterprise IT (System Adm, Network, Help Desk, & more) Services, System Testing, Intelligence, Threat Awareness, Special Operations, Training, and Administrative Support. ITility has an integrated, modern project team that applies a multi-functional approach to ensuring success.