Geocent LLC, a Metairie-based software engineering firm with an office in Baton Rouge, was one of 25 high-tech small businesses nationwide to win the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award.

The award is based on the economic impact of a company’s technological innovations, meeting federal research and development needs, encouraging diversity in tech innovation, and increasing the commercialization of federal research.

Geocent also has offices at the UNO Research & Technology Park; Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; Huntsville, Alabama; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company’s services include software engineering, data center and core infrastructure design and support, tech consulting, and engineering and scientific support.