Under the AFTAS PRO contract Spectrum directly supports the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) and Undersecretary of the Air Force for Acquisition by providing critical counsel, insight and services this support ranges from Air Staff & Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Senior Executive Service (SES) level steering/working Groups to various four letters functional offices in the acquisition domain. Highlights of the efforts include:
Strategic and Acquisition Planning
Our Subject Matter Experts participated in prioritizing Air Force (AF) Acquisition domain requirements and provide support for investment decisions to facilitate core acquisition oversight, and reporting. We provide updates on AF business process re-engineering while providing technical and acquisition support reviewing plans and budgets for changes in business operations, policies, and systems and how they align to the department’s Strategic Master Plan (SMP). Spectrum provides critical thought leadership in the areas of functional subject matter expertise and technical leadership analyzing future vision, policy, guidance, and use of acquisition information across DoD while advising on AF equities.
Information Technology (IT) System
Our IT support ranges from Sustainment, Implementation, Integration & Process Improvement to Portfolio Transformation Support and includes development of Investment Methodologies to achieve the Department’s requirements. Our team was instrumental in aligning SAF/AQ’s data strategy with the AF Chief Data Officer Strategy and provided the analysis that benchmarked the SAF/AQ domain’s performance against AF Chief Data Officer “Visibility, Accessibility, Understandable, Linked and Trustworthy” (VAULT) goals. These efforts have culminated in the development and refinement of the business systems dashboards which are providing data based evaluation and guiding investment decisions across all portfolios including cloud migration and where appropriate, retirement for legacy systems.
Acquisition Process Improvement
A key component of Spectrum’s support lies in the Center for Re-engineering and Enabling Technology (CRET) team. This unique team has received multiple awards and has been recognized as the process reengineering experts by SAF/AQ. The CRET team has conducted several dozen RIE/CPI events in support of AF program acquisition and program management. As authors and executors of the annual SAF/AQ CPI plan, the CRET team addresses all aspects of process improvement and change management. Their goal is to assist the acquisition enterprise in becoming more effective and efficient in executing AF acquisition. All our customers can reach back to the CRET team and call upon their experiences and apply them to their specific needs and challenges.
The CRET team also developed, routinely enhances and maintains the standard acquisition process reference model, the APM, which interprets over 290 laws, regulations, policies, and guidebooks into a cohesive, actionable set of processes for all stakeholders. Institutionalized in 2016 by the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition as a key element of the Air Force Strategic Master Plan, the APM was memorialized by the Air Force Acquisition Executive in a letter to all Air Force Program Executive Officers, the APM is a valuable tool for PEOs, PMs & staffs as a key tool in performing their work. The enterprise now has access to current acquisition guidance and process descriptions required to do their jobs right at their fingertips.
The CRET team includes Master Black Belt expertise in facilitating changes in Air Force acquisition processes. In addition to leveraging change management to facilitate organizational changes, the CRET team includes change management activities in every process improvement event.
AFOTEC DET 5
Under these task orders Spectrum provides engineering, technical and analytic services to support accomplishment of AFOTEC Det 5’s Bomber Test Operations Division (BTO) and CTO (C2ISR) Division OTE&E and A-3Z Modeling and Simulation activities. Specifically the team provides review and recommendations on systems requirements documents; provides input during systems design and development; identifies test capabilities requirements and shortfalls; supports digital test tool development and associated tool training; conducts special studies and analysis; develops mission task breakdown; refines test concepts and designs; identifies test support resources needs (facilities, instrumentation and personnel); provides technical expertise supporting cybersecurity research, Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Cybersecurity/Information Assurance assessments; provides input for Test & Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP); develops Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) Plans; create details test procedures; participates in test team deployments; prepare data management and analysis plans; collects & compiles evaluation data; provides technical input for operational impact assessments and submits inputs to OT&E reports and Briefings.
Under this effort Team Spectrum provides comprehensive Contracted Logistics Support (CLS) as required to accomplish the enterprise-level Materiel Management, Warehousing, and other product support activities crucial to the C2ISR Division global sustainment mission. Leveraging automated logistics management support systems in conjunction with other DoD supply support systems our logistics team tracks material usage, provides historical data, determines optimum stocking levels, and provides stock control and distribution functionality for both national stock number and part number peculiar items for distribution to the C2ISR enterprise. Supported components include U-2 aircraft, the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS), Special Projects, MQ-1/9 (Predator/Reaper), RQ-4 (Global Hawk), and associated support systems.
Spectrum is working with government researchers to develop Cyber metrics and analysis techniques and metrics under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The effort has resulted in the creation of Spectrum’s Mission Aware Framework (MAF) which has utility across a broad number of operational domains including defensive and offensive cyber, mission planning and command and control. Download the current Mission Aware Framework white paper here.
99th Reconnaissance Squadron
Spectrum provides support services to the U-2 Mission Planning Cell (MPC) delivering coordination elements required to execute operational, training, test, and exercise sorties. The team provides expertise around aircraft performance, navigation, and routing; sensor & mission systems; target development; weather; airspace & diplomatic clearances; intelligence & threat mitigation; communication systems; maintenance status & aircraft files; and operational/aircrew products – to include post-mission debrief products.
Virginia Port Authority
Spectrum is working collaboratively with technical and operational staff of the Virginia Port Authority and related terminals to explore the use of advanced data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to enhance various phases of terminal operations.
K12 Schools, Commercial Orgnizations
Go-Box LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Comm, has a developed a powerful automation device that assists in the rapid, and mass deployment of Chromebooks. Go-Box Chrome is now in operation at thousands of school districts across the US and in 7 countries around the world. It also supports significant Chromebook deployment operations at many commercial organizations. For more information please visit www.Go-Box.com.
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejune
Spectrum provides robust Program and Project Management, Analytics, Administration, Records Management, and Quality Control services, ensuring Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s Family Medicine Residency Graduate Military Educational Program adheres to all Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s rigorous standards and requirements.
492D Special Operations Wing
Our team, comprised of courseware directors, instructional designers, instructional media designers, learning management system administrators and other training professionals work with multi discipline personnel, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other course stakeholders to design, develop and produce innovative online and face-to-face (F2F) courses to meet the needs of the Air Force Special Operations Community.
Spectrum provides technical support and expertise in all aspects of the processes and products required by the Air Force Strategic Basing decision and related Air Force Programming Plan processes.
69th Reconnaissance Group
Our team consists of Information Technologists and Programmers providing analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis activities in support of RQ-4 operations including performing and managing a variety of communication and information technology tasks. Highlights include Communications-Computer Systems (C-CS) planning and implementation, providing support to ensure C-CS architecture, configuration, and integration conformity, management oversight to network upgrades and maintenance regarding critical communications systems for the Mission Planning Cell.
480th ISR Wing
Spectrum provides support for development, integration, maintenance, administration, management, documentation, assessment, disposal and troubleshooting of 480 ISRW information technology assets from the network and enterprise level.
688th OPS Support Squadron
Professional Support Services for the 688 Operations Support Squadron in conducting their cyberspace missions.
Spectrum provides expertise and capabilities in the following critical functional areas: Operations Training Analysis Weapons and Tactics Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Operations Planning Analysis and Exercise Support, and Range Management, Requirements Development Support, Readiness Operations Analysis, and Defensive Cyberspace Operations Weapon Systems Analysis.
Sentara Healthcare System
Spectrum provided early cyber services to Sentara in the form of penetration testing of the health system networks. Spectrum continues to offer innovative solutions to protect networks and medical devices.
The Cryptologic and Cyber Support Division team provides unique capabilities across multiple disciplines delivering program management, engineering, end-to-end logistics, field and depot level diagnostics and repair for a variety of critical systems to include COMSEC assets, Tactical Terminal Systems, Force Protection Systems and WS3 security systems.
The Information Technology Schedule provides federal, state, and local government customers expertise in a comprehensive range of disciplines including software engineering; systems engineering, design, and integration; enterprise systems and system management; complex information management systems; and management and information systems.
The GSA OASIS Small Business (SB) contract provides any and all Federal agencies with a total integrated solution for a multitude of professional service-based requirements on a global basis. The GSA OASIS SB contract allows for the use of a variety of contract types including fixed-price (all types), cost reimbursement (all types), time and materials/labor hour, or a hybrid mix of contract types, supporting different types of services under the 541715 and 541330 NAICS codes. Spectrum is a prime contract holder under the following OASIS SB pools:
- Pool 3 (Engineeering) – 47QRAD20D3003
- Pool 4 (R&D) – GS00Q14OADS433
- Pool 6 (Aircraft R&D) – GS00Q14ADS731
For more information please visit: Oasis@gsa.gov
Under this Single Award IDIQ contract, Spectrum provides the requirements for task-oriented ECLS necessary for the weapon systems sustained by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), C2ISR Division (HBG), Logistics Branch (HBGL) at Robins Air Force Base, (RAFB) Georgia.
This is a Multiple Award Contract (MAC) for the full range of IT services, technical and management expertise, and solution-related enabling products. IT Solutions include those capabilities, applications, software, hardware, infrastructure and systems across the DLA IT Enterprise. Support is provided for information technology solutions, technical support, maintenance and sustainment; operations support; application development, maintenance and technical support; and lifecycle management.
ATS is a single-agency, multiple award IDIQ effort that can be utilized to support the engineering and technical needs for all of the AFOTEC Detachments. Spectrum has been supporting AFOTEC as a subcontractor or a prime for over eight years performing C4ISR, EW, aircraft, space, and range related services. Our largest effort involves the OT&E support to the Bomber Test Division.
GSA Schedule PSS
The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to simple or complex fixed-price or labor-hour professional services including:
- Advertising and marketing solutions;
- Business consulting solutions;
- Environmental solutions;
- Financial and business solutions;
- Language services;
- Logistics solutions; and
- Professional engineering solutions;
Seaport NxG serves as a vehicle for services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management and Program Management, that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the activities and technical capabilities that comprise the various ordering offices, as well as provide professional support services to the overall Navy and Marine Corps organizations.
SeaPort-NxG is managed by the NAVSEA out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Division in Dahlgren, VA.
This is a GSA vehicle structure as task based to provide flexibility to meet dynamic support requirements (services and products) to include personnel, material, and services to support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) in the mission to develop, maintain, and integrate acquisition management policy; advance acquisition reform; facilitate strategic planning; development and training of acquisition human resources. Overall SAF/AQ is responsible for integrating programming, budgeting and execution activities affecting AF Modernization programs. SAF/AQ requires the continued ability to obtain a broad range of comprehensive business and support services in a timely and cost-effective manner, while providing the greatest amount of flexibility possible to develop, analyze, and implement improvements to the flow of business, IT systems, work, program processes and tool utilization.
This is a Multiple Award Contract (MAC) for all Program Management Air (PMA) program/project management and acquisition support requirements throughout the entire domestic and/or foreign military acquisition and sustainment lifecycle of a weapon system program
NAVAIR’s mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. NAVAIR provides support (people, processes, tools, training, mission facilities, and core technologies) to Naval Aviation Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and their assigned program managers, who are responsible for meeting the cost, schedule, and performance requirements of their assigned programs. In addition to the NAVAIR managed programs (AIR-1.0), NAVAIR’s affiliated PEOs are:
- PEO for Tactical Aircraft Programs, PEO(T)
- PEO for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs, PEO(A)
- PEO for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, PEO(U&W)
Spectrum is a member of the SOSSEC Consortium which provides technical performance of research and development as well as prototype development to address the needs of the C4ISR, Cyber, primarily within the Department of Defense through OTAs.
For more information about SOSSEC and the related OTA please visit: https://www.sossecinc.com/consortium/sossec-home/
Spectrum is a member of the Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5). C5 is a holder of an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract vehicle which provides a mechanism for Government program managers to identify, acquire, demonstrate, and transition innovative Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), and cyber technologies to the Warfighter using OTAs.
For more information about C5 and the OTA please visit: https://cmgcorp.org/c5/