ALEXANDRIA, VA – NetLink Resource Group, Inc., a leading provider of custom web application solutions, today announced that Christopher J. Hinkle, Senior Web Architect, NetLink, received two awards from a major government agency that specializes in medical research.

In October 2009, Hinkle received the very prestigious award in recognition of his superior achievement in developing and implementing an easy-to-use web application that allows peer reviewers to register their banking, address, and other required information in order to receive payments from the government agency.  And this January, Hinkle received an additional award from the agency for his work in streamlining this system into the existing grant review payment process.

“I find it an honor to be recognized with these awards,” said Hinkle.  “I’d like to acknowledge the support of our company staff, especially our company President, Steve Short.  The whole staff contributed to the success of the project and the ability for it to be delivered in such a timely fashion.”

Developed by NetLink, with Mr. Hinkle as the senior lead developer, the new system addresses the critical need at the agency for a secure repository of payment remittance information for reviewers in the agency’s peer review process.  Prior to the advent of this new system, reviewers were required to register their information with a legacy system, which fed into the payment system.

The legacy system offered considerable drawbacks in that it was partially open to the public and was vulnerable to receiving unsolicited commercial email and spam.  By developing the replacement /private system, NetLink was able to swiftly mitigate the problem and complete the project on time and on budget.

About NetLink Resource Group

NetLink Resource Group, Inc., ( is a custom web application development firm based in Northern Virginia’s technology corridor. Established in 1996, the company has built a consulting practice that provides web strategy and technology solutions to organizations seeking to increase their profits, improve their business processes, and gain a competitive advantage.   NetLink provides sophisticated web solutions in many arenas, including B2B, B2C, government (federal, state, and local), and non-profit.