Reston, Va. — February 22, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) a systems engineering and technical support services contract with a focus on integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

Under the terms of the $33 million, five-year, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ), single award contract, CS will lead a team of small and large business partners in helping the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) Mission Support Services (AJV) Strategy Directorate (AJV-S) mature concepts and requirements to advance the state of UAS integration in the NAS and enable a range of envisioned use cases including but not limited to: linear infrastructure inspection, agricultural surveillance, small package delivery, on-airport surface inspection, Class A airspace operations, and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) passenger operations.

To achieve these goals, CS will support AJV-S with identifying and confirming NAS system and service enhancements necessary to enable routine UAS operations in the NAS by conducting operational needs assessments; concept exploration, development, and verification; and requirements continuity efforts. CS will mature concepts associated with the adaptation of existing and planned enabling systems, decision support tools, and services; identify corresponding operations, functions, and performance requirements for the concepts; reduce technical risk, quantify benefits, support alternatives development, and identify safety concerns; and arrive at and evaluate program-specific operational shortfalls and proposed solutions addressing those shortfalls. Task activities will include detailed, structured technical analyses of the solution areas to evolve concepts and requirements while ensuring traceability to validated air traffic-related operational needs, as well as prepare for formal acquisition milestones for systems and services necessary to support UAS integration.

“We are proud to continue to leverage our engineering and technology expertise to provide the FAA ATO’s Strategy Directorate with world-class expertise focused on bridging the gap between emerging operational needs and concepts with future air traffic changes,” said Jason Cunha, CS’ aerospace division vice president.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At Concept Solutions, we create and support Mission-Critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Defense and Homeland Security. We are experts in delivering innovative solutions through information technology, systems engineering and management. Our business conforms to Agile, Scrum, CMMI ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Reston, Va. — January 14, 2021 — Concept Solutions, LLC has been awarded a $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

Phong Mai, President and CEO said, “Concept Solutions is excited to win a contract to support the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). This expands our DevSecOps CI/CD services and fits into our U.S. Air Force portfolio along with supporting the Kessel Run software factory.”

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At Concept Solutions, we create and support Mission-Critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Defense, Law Enforcement, Finance and Weather. We are experts in delivering innovative solutions through information technology, engineering and management. Our business conforms to Agile, Scrum, CMMI ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Reston, Va. — May 15, 2020 — Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Command and Control Communications (C3) Support contract, adding crisis management and continuity of operations support to its growing role in safeguarding the flying public.

The FAA’s Command and Control Communications Division, AXE-400, is tasked with providing secure, redundant and reliable communications between the Agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and its nationwide aeronautical facilities. Whenever a manmade or natural disaster disrupts the standard local, regional or national telecommunications infrastructures, C3’s products allow FAA leadership to directly manage and – if necessary, restore – the National Airspace System (NAS).

Concept Solutions will, under the terms of the C3 Support contract, provide system engineering, network engineering, communications security (COMSEC), intelligence, financial and other administrative support to AXE-400 for up to a five-year period of performance. It will also support and modernize the FAA’s Washington Operations Center Complex (WOCC) and several Regional Operations Centers (ROCs).

Chief among the computer systems Concept Solutions will maintain is the Emergency Operations Network (EON), which integrates web applications, Microsoft SharePoint and a Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) platform to provide a high-level overview, trend analysis and logging of incidents such as laser attacks, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) violations and disruptive passengers.

The Feb. 26 award strengthens Concept Solutions’ rapidly expanding range of technical support offerings to the U.S. Government. The company’s other recent wins include its mid-February admission into the U.S. General Services Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) Pool 1 governmentwide acquisition contract, and its October 2019 selection as a prime contractor in the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run project.

“We are excited to bring the C3 program into our portfolio of mission-critical solutions that keep our country safe,” said Concept Solutions Executive VP & COO John Krahulec.

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About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At Concept Solutions, we create and support Mission-Critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Defense, Law Enforcement, and Commerce. We are experts in delivering innovative solutions through advanced software development, systems engineering and management. Our business conforms to Agile, Scrum, SEI-CMMI ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Reston, Va. — April 21, 2020 — Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) is proud to announce it has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for inclusion in “Pool 1” of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC), a Best-in-Class (BIC) vehicle for providing IT-related management, scientific and technical services to Federal agencies spanning the U.S. Government.

Following the mid-February award, CS has gained membership in one of seven separate multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contracts referred to as OASIS “pools”.

As a member of OASIS Pool 1, CS can bid on task orders for professional management, scientific and technical services including: engineering, mapping, testing, management/business consulting, human resources, marketing/public relations, logistics consulting and environmental.

OASIS is open to all Federal customers, including members of the Department of Defense and the National Security Community. As with other GWACs, it allows a streamlined acquisition method with a pool of vetted vendors with predetermined rates beneficial to the customer. In other words, OASIS provides Federal agencies with an advantage when purchasing IT products and services—they can save time and money by submitting their task orders to a list of pre-approved companies that have already passed one level of the acquisition process.

Selection for OASIS therefore grants an enviable advantage to its members, one which CS is honored to receive. “Concept Solutions is excited to be one of the OASIS vendors and we look forward to submitting our first task order bid,” said CS President and CEO Phong Mai.

For more information on GSA’s OASIS GWAC, click here.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At Concept Solutions, we create and support Mission-Critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Defense, Law Enforcement, and Commerce. We are experts in delivering innovative solutions through advanced software development, systems engineering and management.  Our business conforms to Agile, Scrum, SEI-CMMI ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Reston, Va. — March 3, 2020 — Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) is proud to announce its selection as a prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run project, an exciting and prestigious effort aimed at revolutionizing how the military branch deploys software in support of America’s warfighters.

“This is the hottest software engineering contract in the country right now,” said CS Executive VP & COO John Krahulec, referring not just to the platforms Kessel Run will support, but to the culture shift it represents both inside and outside the military.

Following the Oct. 9, 2019 award, CS joins the USAF and other tech companies at the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab in Boston, MA, which is managed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Battle Management Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB). There, civilian contractors will have the honor of working alongside the USAF’s best and brightest to modernize the legacy data support systems of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

At Kessel Run, the USAF has adopted modern software engineering principles more often ascribed to Silicon Valley, including: Agile, the Twelve-Factor methodology, Extreme Programming (XP) and Test Driven Development (TDD.) Small teams will work on a secure, rapid-prototype-friendly Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) provided by Pivotal Labs, unencumbered by the need to support their own development infrastructures. Kessel Run will deploy a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as cloud-native microservices, application programming interfaces (APIs) and modern user interfaces at rates of three to four releases per day, refactoring legacy Air Force codebases bit by bit rather than forcing users to wait months for quarterly release cycles.

In other words, Kessel Run hopes to overcome the cumbersome U.S. Defense contracting processes that had kept critical military systems effectively stuck in the 1990s. Perhaps its first and most well-known success was in modernizing the USAF’s method for planning aerial tanker refueling operations (then accomplished using whiteboards, magnets, Excel spreadsheets and a VBScript) with a cutting-edge application called JIGSAW that did the job in a fraction of the time and “saved $250,000 in the first week” following its deployment, according to Krahulec.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia, is a management and technology consulting company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At Concept Solutions, we create and support Mission-Critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Defense, Law Enforcement, Finance and Weather. We are experts in delivering innovative solutions through information technology, engineering and management. Our business conforms to Agile, Scrum, SEI-CMMI ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards.

We are happy to announce that Concept Solutions, LLC is on the winning team to improve the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Cyber Security Programs’ efficiency and effectiveness, as a sub to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). This work includes providing cyber security and policy services through our high-quality, mission-focused information security solutions. The award is a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA), where our team will compete against two other awardees on task orders under this vehicle. Concept Solutions, LLC looks forward to growing our cyber footprint across the federal sector, building on our experience with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Security Operations Center (SOC) and NextGen program, as well as our cross-agency cyber policy support.

Concept Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce is on the winning team for the Federal Aviation Administration NAS Data Integration Services contract, as a sub to Volanno.  The work consists of integration and analysis of NAS data, including the CEDAR, Falcon, OPSNET, and the NAS Data warehouse to support operational and performance analysis for AJR-G, Director of Performance Analysis.

Concept Solutions is excited to announce that our team has been selected as an awardee on the Department of Justice’s Information Technology Support Services-5 (ITSS-5) IDIQ contract vehicle. We were able to leverage a Joint Venture partnership with Fig Leaf Software to win a spot on this core contract vehicle serving the Department of Justice and its constituent components. ITSS-5 is available to all bureaus within the Department of Justice, including FBI, DEA, ATF, and the Justice Management Division. ITSS-5 provides each component with mission-critical IT services. This strategic vehicle will allow us to expand the base of federal customers that we serve and will be key in assuring Concept Solutions’ continued growth. We look forward to an exciting future supporting DOJ.

Concept Solutions, LLC is proud to announce that we have been awarded our first win in 2018 to continue providing the FAA’s NextGen Organization with Systems Engineering, Technical, and Program Management Support. This is our third successful competition supporting the collaboration needs for NextGen, beginning with the Joint Planning and Development Office in 2007. Under this SE2025 Task Order, CS will continue to provide management and advisory support to the Interagency Planning Office (IPO) on a wide range of domains, including: Aviation Cybersecurity; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); NextGen Weather, Risk Management; Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS)/ Air Traffic Management (ATM); Systems Engineering, Architecture and NextGen Planning and Implementation; NextGen Research and Development; Commercial Space; and Other Aviation Related initiatives. Additionally, CS will continue providing support to the NextGen Organization’s International Office. This Task Order has a five-year Period-of-Performance, building further on CS’ already ten plus years supporting the FAA’s NextGen program. Congrats to CS and the IPO Team for their win. Veracity Engineering, Inc. is the Prime contractor for this Task Order, which represents a new area of contract opportunities with us.

About NextGen and the IPO

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the modernization of our National Airspace System (NAS). It is a comprehensive suite of upgrades, procedures, and technologies that improve every phase of flight and enable aircraft to move more efficiently from departure to arrival. At the direction of the NextGen Executive Board (NEB), the Interagency Planning Office (IPO) for NextGen leads congressionally mandated interagency and international collaboration to resolve complex challenges critical to NextGen planning and implementation. Additionally, the IPO leverages stakeholder expertise to identify, research, coordinate, and prioritize shared issues. In accordance with the IPO mission, it facilitates essential collaboration, as required, to promote NextGen activities. Partner agencies include the Departments of Commerce (DOC), Defense (DoD), Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The FAA also collaborates with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and other critical stakeholders as needed. The IPO expanded collaboration to include other partners, such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

ConceptSolutions was awarded the Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) vehicle by the General Services Administration (GSA). This procurement vehicle is available to federal agencies and other organizations in order to obtain services from prequalified vendors, offering access to service requirements for a business improvement initiative.

ConceptSolutions has qualified for Special Item Number (SIN) 874-6, Aquisition Management Support. For more information, please visit our GSA MOBIS page.