C2ISR ID/IQ A&AS Contract
WR-ALC recently made a single award ID/IQ for C2ISR A&AS support to our prime teaming partner S&K Global Solutions (SKGS). This ID/IQ contract has a base year with four one year options as well as an additional 6 month performance period possible. Under this ID/IQ, we anticipate individual task orders through SKGS to provide a variety of A&AS services to the C2ISR enterprise. The support includes logistics, managerial, financial, configuration / data management, budget analyst, facility / security support, and various other support positions. All of these positions will require applicants to have specialized skills as detailed in the contracts labor category descriptions. In addition to degree and experience requirements, candidates must have a minimum Secret clearance level, with some positions requiring Top Secret clearance levels. Please see our Jobs page to review specific requirements and submit your resume for immediate consideration. Due to the nature of this ID/IQ requirements, we anticipate ongoing staffing needs driven by the customers release of individual task orders to SKGS throughout the basic and option years.
ALAE’s founder and key staff have supported the USAF’s RAMPOD program for many years. RAMPOD is 25+ year old “program of record” for the USAF. ALAE’s scope includes program management (PMP), software development, server administration, and database support. The architecture of RAMPOD is a 3-tier thin client system (Web Browser front end, Web Logic/ColdFusion/Java Application Server and Oracle Database/LDAP server back end). RAMPOD collects POD maintenance data from Air Force bases around the world (CONUS and OCONUS) and provides CFO / financial functionality using Oracle’s R12 e-business suite. RAMPOD supports several thousand users world-wide, and maintains a current Certification and Accreditation (C&A) package with the USAF. ALAE has current skills, expertise, and training in many of Oracle’s technologies, to include an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) DBA.
SBIR Subcontract to Ridgetop Group, LLC
ALAE’s founder’s 25+ years of experience supporting the AFMC sustainment enterprise, and has been directly involved in the capture, staffing and execution of over $500M in ID/IQ task order requirements. The expertise gained enabled ALAE to provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on a wide array of SBIR/STTR focus areas. From August 2012 until June 2016, ALAE actively supported SBIR Topic AF093-208 as a subcontractor to Ridgetop Group, Inc. The focus of this SBIR topic was to develop an Expert Troubleshooting and Repair System (ETRS) using historical repair data to target high ROI bad actor circuit card assemblies (CCA’s). The innovation essentially focused on the analog degradation of digital data, and uses expert analysis combined with fault-tree and causal analysis to provide repair technicians with prioritized steps and probe points. This effort was targeted for bad actor CCA’s and reduced the CND/NFF rates substantially. A successful technology demonstration occurred during December 2013 at WR-ALC in the Versatile Depot Automatic Test Station (VDATS) System Integration Laboratory (SIL).
In 2014 ALAE was awarded two new subcontracts, by Ridgetop Group, Inc. (RGI), for continuation of key SBIR technology targeted for the USAF’s VDATS platform.
Under the newer subcontract awards, ALAE continued our support of the Expert Troubleshooting Repair System (ETRS) technology as the only subcontractor to RGI. This technology focused on reducing the rate of NFF/CND conditions on high value CCA’s during the depot repair process. During the 24 month period of performance, ALAE will worked closely with RGI and the USAF to select high ROI candidate CCA’s that have historically demonstrated ‘bad actor’ performance with high rates of NFF/CND during the repair process. This technology was applicable, under both SBIR contracts, to both digital and mixed signal (analog) CCA’s. RGI/ALAE performed a demonstration of this technology during Dec 2013 supported by close coordination with our USAF stakeholders. Our team implemented the ETRS technology on multiple CCA’s during the 24 month contract performance.
ALAE utilized their existing strategic partnership with S&K Global Solutions (SKGS) to break into the FAA’s market. SKGS was awarded the delivery order under the FAA’s eFAST contract, and they selected ALAE to support key technical aspects. ALAE’s subcontract covers converting the existing 2-tier thick client (Access front end and SQL server back end) system to a 3-tier thin client (Web Browser front end, Web Logic/Java Application Server and Oracle Database, LDAP server back end). This will increase the FAA’s SIESS usability from ~ 5 to 10 concurrent users in the current system to hundreds of concurrent users in the new system. The modernization will also make it much easier to install, maintain and upgrade the SIESS system because the client machines will only need a web browser after the upgrade is completed.