Program Manager

Advanced scientific, engineering, and technical support for the S&T community

SPC boasts a proven track record of invaluable assistance to government scientists and program managers in conceptualizing, planning, executing, and transitioning their programs from the initial phase of development to the end-user.

Our work involves high-quality technical, administrative, program management, and contracts management expertise for the Defense Sciences Office (DSO), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and Contract Management Office (CMO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as well as the U.S. Navy's NAVAIR/NAWCAD divisions, and other government agencies.

Our team of scientists and engineers evaluate current state-of-the-art technologies, and help program managers develop programs to attain large advancements in these fields. We identify new technology thrusts, develop and procure funding for new technology programs, and assist in managing the research. We also take steps to ensure that these technologies successfully transition to the military end-user.

Event Support
Program managers often call on SPC to support meetings and conferences related to their program. Whether onsite at SPC or across the country, program events are flawlessly executed with our conference support staff.

Financial Management
SPC provides life-cycle budgetary and financial management support to a myriad of programs for our government customers. This support includes strategic planning of budgetary and schedule tradeoffs and variance analysis during the source selection process; fiscal year management and analysis for program and contract budgets; and “back of the envelope” cost/benefit analyses to aid in program planning and decision making.

IV&V for Video Analytics
System Planning Corporation is pleased to offer Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for Video Analytics (VA) and Video Content Analysis (VCA) software. SPC offers full-service IV&V - from testing algorithms and software to analyzing data and briefing results. SPC’s services help developers evaluate the efficacy of their algorithms in real-world conditions and allow users of Video Analytics software to understand their capabilities and identify potential shortcomings.

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Tracking Targets of Interest
Program Support (SETA)
Our team provides life-cycle program, business, and security administration support. We possess a thorough understanding of the scientific, engineering, and technical assessment (SETA) industry, and have strong knowledge of sales and marketing techniques. We provide full life-cycle contract support, including pre-award source-selection, negotiation, contract vehicle administration, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) adherence, financial tracking, report generation, and archiving.

Solicitation Support
SPC's software suite eFAST (electronic Financial & Acquisition Services Tool) is used to help manage proposal review processes. After digitally capturing proposal information, the system allows evaluators to score and comment on multiple proposals at once. All data is exported into eFAST for an effective visual representation of the combined feedback.

eFast can:

  • Produce a before meeting report (Word/Excel) in order for the program manager to review all comments and scores prior to the review meeting.
  • Assess, sort, and rank proposals quickly and accurately. eFAST is used to check compliance with CO or FAR requirements; debrief proposers; and develop an award strategy.
  • Produce source selection documentation to include the Statement of Consensus.
  • Produce an after meeting report (Word/Excel) in order for the program manager to review all final consensus comments and scores as a means to prepare for briefings.
Subject Matter Experts
SPC is comprised of over 250 employees who represent the upper tier of the nation’s science and research, emergency management, intelligence, military, policy, and congressional communities. Many of our employees possess Ph.D.s in a variety of technical disciplines, and are cleared to the Top Secret level. Our staff is augmented by a roster of consultants who are subject matter experts in diverse fields.

Technology Transition
We work with government engineers and program managers to bridge the gap between technological concept and reality. We prepare technical briefs, construct and initiate program plans, perform financial analysis and execution, and transition programs to the community. We continuously investigate emerging technologies in search of new program ideas, understanding our critical responsibility to exploit advances in engineering for the safety of the nation’s armed forces.