Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) is excited to have been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Information Technology Innovative Procurement Strategic Sourcing (ITIPSS) contract supporting the Office of Information Technology (AIT). This IDIQ multiple-award contract, with a $2.4 billion shared ceiling over ten years, will enable the FAA to acquire a full range of IT capabilities, solutions, and emerging technologies, offering state-of-the-art IT-related service solutions.

The ITIPSS contract is essential for procuring non-National Airspace System (non-NAS) IT services, supporting various functions such as FAA facilities inspections, internal and external investigations, IT resource management, financial management, and security.

CS will lead a team of 12 subcontractors to support the AIT in achieving its strategic IT initiatives, delivering comprehensive, multi-disciplinary IT-related services, and contributing to the FAA’s mission of aviation safety and excellence. Our team will manage information systems nationwide, providing support for administrative, financial, regulatory, disciplinary, investigative, and security programs to enhance operational and facility management capabilities, as well as assist in evolving existing programs and implementing innovative solutions aligned with the FAA’s strategic goals, including future technology modernization efforts.

About the award, Jason Cunha, Vice President, Aerospace Division stated, “We are incredibly honored by the trust the FAA has placed in us with this award. This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of our entire team. We have always strived to deliver top-tier IT solutions, and we are ready to bring our expertise to support the FAA’s Office of Information and Technology Services (AIT) critical mission via ITIPSS. We look forward to collaborating closely with the AIT to enhance their IT capabilities and contribute to the safety and efficiency of the aviation industry.”

CS looks forward to continuing our nearly 20-year partnership with the FAA. As we move forward, we remain committed to delivering exceptional service and support, helping the FAA to achieve its strategic goals and embrace new technologies.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC (CS), headquartered in Northern Virginia, is an innovative, agile technology, engineering, and management company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At CS, 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 leading-edge and modernized solutions through software development, systems engineering and management consulting. Our business and teams leverage Agile (Scrum, SAFe), CMMI-DEV ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) is proud to announce that we have been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Mission Systems Operations and Maintenance Support (AMSOMS) Task Order supporting the Air Traffic Organization Program Management Office’s mission to provide aeronautical data to the United States, its territories, and stakeholders.

AMSOMS is a 5-year Task Order and our 18th award on the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) Contract. Our team will provide aeronautical information services, technical and operational support for data collection, and investment analysis, solution development, program, and maintenance support for critical FAA aeronautical information systems, integrated systems, and applications. These critical systems are a major component of maintaining the safety and efficiency of National Airspace System (NAS) operations. This effort is a continuation of our support that dates back to 2005.

This award builds on our extensive portfolio of related task orders supporting aeronautical systems and applications and further solidifies CS’s position as an industry leader and innovator in aeronautical information management.

“We are honored by the immense trust that the FAA has placed in us to continue ensuring the availability and reliability of these systems,” said Phong Mai, CS President and CEO.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC (CS), headquartered in Northern Virginia, is an innovative, agile technology, engineering, and management company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At CS, we create and support mission-critical solutions that keep our country safe, in the areas of Aerospace, Space, Defense, and Homeland Security. We are experts in delivering leading-edge and modernized solutions through software development, systems engineering and management consulting. Our business and teams leverage Agile (Scrum, SAFe), CMMI-DEV ML3 Version 2.0, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical and Program Management (TPM) Support Task Order supporting the Office of NextGen Management Services Office.

TPM Support is a 5-year Task Order under the Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions (SETIS) Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) Contract. Our team will provide program management, NextGen international, planning, management consulting, communications, and executive-level facilitation services. These efforts will focus on supporting strategic messaging and reports related to NextGen progress and plans, FAA coordination with industry stakeholders on NextGen programs, NextGen’s international program, and communication and outreach activities to support agency goals and activities.

This TO builds on our over 15 years of supporting NextGen efforts dating back to the Joint Planning and Development Office and its Congressional mandate to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) via planning and coordinating the development of NextGen up through current efforts focused on NextGen operationalization and future initiatives. We recognize the criticality of stakeholder engagement to realizing these efforts and are honored to continue our support of advancing FAA NAS modernization.

What is SETIS?

SETIS replaces the FAA’s SE2020 and SE2025 contract portfolios. This vehicle will support the FAA in further transforming the National Airspace System (NAS) through the implementation of NextGen and related programs. CS leads a team of small and large business partners to provide a broad range of research/service analysis and innovative systems engineering support services.

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About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC (CS), headquartered in Northern Virginia, is an innovative, agile technology, engineering, and management company committed to providing strategic solutions enabling organizations to operate more efficiently. At CS, 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 leading-edge and modernized solutions through software development, systems engineering and management consulting. Our business and teams leverage Agile (Scrum, SAFe), CMMI-DEV ML3, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 quality standards. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

Reston, Va. — October 24, 2022, — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) the Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions (SETIS), which is a $2.27 billion shared ceiling, ten-year, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ), multiple-award contract.

SETIS replaces the FAA’s SE2020 and SE2025 contract portfolios. With 11 current awards across the large and small business tracks, CS is one of the few non-incumbent awardees. This vehicle will support the FAA in further transforming the National Airspace System (NAS) through the implementation of NextGen and related programs. CS will lead a team of small and large business partners to provide a broad range of research/service analysis and innovative systems engineering support services.

About the award, Jason Cunha, Vice President, Aerospace Division stated, “Concept Solutions is humbled and honored that the FAA has entrusted our SETIS team to help further their vision and deliver sustained value across a broad range of capabilities, with both innovation and safety as key tenets. This is an exciting time for our evolving airspace system and the people, engineering, and technology driving it forward. Our team is ready to deliver on SETIS.”

As technology is being continuously developed in new ways, the capabilities that our team brings to the SETIS contract blend innovation and modern technology practices to deliver better solutions that are more safe, usable, and secure for the FAA. Our approach provides transparent leadership and guidance, innovation, and best practices with the primary goal of developing and delivering operational excellence.

About Concept Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Concept Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is a management, systems engineering, and information 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, Space, Defense, and Homeland Security. Learn more at: https://www.concept-solutions.com/

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.