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/

Concepts Solutions, LLC is thrilled to announce that our research paper, “Airspace Operational Efficiency: Transformation Through GIS-Enabled Applications,” which was co-authored with NAV CANADA, has been accepted for presentation at the 24th Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference held April 23 to 25, 2024, at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Virginia.

Our paper delves into the transformative potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in enhancing operational efficiencies within the airspace sector and outlines a collaboration between CS and NAV CANADA using the CS AvenGIS platform. This paper represents a significant contribution to the ongoing discourse on how innovative applications of GIS technologies can lead to substantial improvements in organizational collaboration, flight safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability.

The ICNS Conference is renowned as the leading international forum for the aviation industry, focusing on advancements in Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) technologies and their integral role in Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems. The conference draws leaders and experts from across the globe, including representatives from pivotal organizations across government and industry, making it a key forum for discussing technological innovations, development programs, and policy implications in the CNS / Air Traffic Management domain.

“The selection of our paper for presentation at this distinguished conference underscores the importance of our work and its relevance to the future of global aviation infrastructure. It is a testament to the collaborative efforts and expertise of our team with our partners at NAV CANADA, and our shared commitment to advancing aviation technology to maximize safety and efficiency,” said Phong Mai, Concept Solutions President & CEO.

We look forward to engaging with fellow industry leaders, policymakers, and academic scholars at the ICNS Conference to share our insights and explore the synergies that GIS-enabled applications can bring to the realm of CNS and ATM. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://i-cns.org/

About AvenGIS

Concept Solutions’ Advanced Geographic Information System (AvenGIS) is an integrated framework of open-source products, a foundational set of functionalities, and a flexible capability for quickly extending or customizing those functionalities to new requirements. AvenGIS is lightweight and configurable to run in either physical or virtual environments with a user’s choice of back-end databases, authentication mechanisms, and other user desired features. AvenGIS has been deployed to production in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment, as well as in other cloud environments.

About NAV CANADA

NAV CANADA is the private company responsible for Canada’s civil air navigation services since its establishment in 1996. It oversees air traffic control, flight information, and navigation aids, ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel within Canada and over the North Atlantic, funded by service charges from aviation users. Learn more at: https://www.navcanada.ca/en/

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 is thrilled to announce a new contract with NAV CANADA. This collaboration will see the development of a two-phased software product. The first phase, already launched on August 1st and for a limited period, focuses on accommodating aircraft in Class A airspace that do not meet the Canadian ADS-B Mandate. This solution allows NAV CANADA to visualize and communicate to air traffic controllers information related to flight routes for un-equipped aircraft, which includes the available conventional radar coverage for each flight.

Mr. Bill Wright, CTO of Concept Solutions, LLC, commented, “This partnership with NAV CANADA exemplifies our commitment to innovative solutions and agile development. Leveraging the AvenGIS platform, we’re proud to efficiently deliver cutting-edge technology that addresses real-world challenges in the aviation sector.”
The upcoming second phase will enhance the system by introducing an Altitude Reservation (ALTRV) request management feature. This will streamline NAV CANADA’s internal processes and foster efficient interactions with international Air Navigation Service Providers, including the US’s FAA.

This innovative solution is built on Concept Solutions’ AvenGIS framework, a flexible GIS platform tailored for mission-oriented applications. The platform’s extensibility enabled the development of the application in mere weeks, a testament to AvenGIS’ capability and the efficiency of modern software development practices.
The partnership between NAV CANADA and Concept Solutions, LLC is set to run until July 2024, with potential extensions up to July 2029.

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.

To learn more about SETIS, see the following links:

SETIS Overview: Click HERE

CS SETIS Contract Info: Click HERE 

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/

At Concept Solutions, LLC, our commitment to unrivaled quality, cutting-edge IT services, and the robust security of information processes is unwavering. We are elated to share that we have successfully earned our recertification in the Integrated Management System (IMS), underscoring our alignment with the stringent standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Our adherence to these globally recognized benchmarks, including ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 (IT Service Management), and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management), showcases our dedication to excellence.

Guided by these standards, our approach combines robust tools, meticulously crafted processes, and deep-rooted expertise. Central to our operations are core principles, such as:

-Prioritizing our customers’ unique needs

-Engaging visionary leadership from top management

-Implementing a methodical and structured process approach

-Championing a relentless pursuit of continual improvement

With these foundational pillars, we guarantee our clients a consistent delivery of superior quality products and services, bringing unmatched value and benefits to all our business partners. Your success is our success, and together, we redefine industry standards.

About ISO and IEC:

ISO: The globe’s premier independent standard-setter, ISO has championed over 21,000 standards, touching nearly every technological and business facet worldwide. Learn more at: https://www.iso.org/home.html/

IEC: This international body establishes standards for electrical, electronic, and related tech spheres. Dive deeper at https://www.iec.ch/

In 1987, they joined forces, inaugurating the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1), aiming to curate global standards for information and communication technology across business and consumer domains. For more insights, visit https://www.iso.org/isoiec-jtc-1.html/

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/

We’re excited to announce that Concept Solutions, LLC (CS) has successfully renewed and upgraded to the enhanced Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® v2.0 Maturity Level 3 for Development. This is our fifth CMMI maturity level accomplishment—a testament to our unwavering dedication to upholding and exceeding industry standards of quality and excellence.

Phong Mai, President and CEO of Concept Solutions, had this to say about the achievement, “Our upgrade to CMMI v2.0 Level 3 marks a significant milestone for Concept Solutions. It underscores our unwavering commitment to providing consistent, high-quality services to our Federal customers. By aligning ourselves with the highest standards of operational excellence, we ensure that we are well-equipped to tackle the complex, evolving challenges our clients face. This achievement is a testament to the tireless work of our team and our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.”

The transition to CMMI® v2.0 enhances the rigorous criteria of its predecessor, offering a sharp focus on vital business capabilities, performance optimization, and organizational resilience. It introduces refined practices that foster improved process repeatability and superior performance.

**About CMMI Institute**

The CMMI® Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to boosting organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to meet real-world challenges. It is home to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Development, Services, and Acquisition, the People Capability Maturity Model, and the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)SM. These performance enhancement models foster high-performance, high-maturity cultures and are used by thousands of organizations globally to drive business results that distinguish them in the international market.

Reston, Va. — August 25, 2022, — Concept Solutions, LLC continues our commitment to quality, IT service, and information security management processes with a successful Integrated Management System (IMS) certification based on the following values from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC): ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 (IT Service Management) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security).

ISO 9001 is a set of standards for quality management systems based on principles such as strong customer focus, support and involvement from top management, continuous improvement for process maturity, and a foundation for risk management.

ISO/IEC 20000-1 is a service management system (SMS) standard that specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain, and improve an SMS.

ISO/IEC 27000 is a family of standards that helps organizations keep information assets secure. Using these standards help organizations manage the security of assets such as customer data, financial information, intellectual property, employee details, and information entrusted by third parties.

About ISO and IEC

ISO is the world’s largest independent standards-setting organization, having promoted more than 21,000 standards serving almost all aspects of technology and business worldwide. Learn more at: https://www.iso.org/home.html/

IEC is an international organization that prepares standards for electrical, electronic, and related technologies. Learn more at: https://www.iec.ch/

In 1987, the two formed the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) to develop worldwide information and communication technology standards for business and consumer applications. Learn more at:  https://www.iso.org/isoiec-jtc-1.html/

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.

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/