AITC Receives $800M Total Engineering and Integration Services (TEIS) IV Contract Award

10-Year Contract Supports the Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) Global Mission

AITC a leading systems integration firm providing Information Technology (IT), Training, Simulation and professional services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal government announced that it has received one of five prime contractor awards under the ten-year Multiple Award (MA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), with a maximum ordering of $800M Total Engineering & Integration Services (TEIS) IV program.

The focus of the TEIS IV contract is to provide engineering and integration of Information Systems, Cyber Security, Classified Audio Visual Systems, Data Analytics, Cloud Solutions, Satellite Communications, and several other emerging technologies across the globe. Customers include PEO STRI, PEO Aviation, PEO EIS, DISA, AFRICOM, JCSE, NETCOM, JMRC, JRTC, USFK, AMC, DHA, Army CIO-G6, INSCOM G6/GISA, and countless others.

“AITC has been continuously supporting critical ISEC efforts for more than ten years. We are looking forward to ten more years of partnership and mission support,” says David Gardner, AITC’s CEO. “This award validates AITC’s exceptional past performance trajectory, unparalleled capabilities and innovation and keen customer focus” continues Gardner.

AITC has supported ISEC and their customers in Korea, Germany, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Uruguay, and numerous other CONUS locations with unclassified and classified efforts. With its Sierra Vista team, and in addition to ISEC, AITC also supports the United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE).

“To better support ISEC and other FT Huachuca customers, we established a complete Program Management Office (PMO) in Sierra Vista,” says Rob Kessler, AITC’s TEIS IV Program Manager. “In addition to Program Management and Proposal support, our PMO includes Contracts, HR, Recruiting, Engineering, and Finance personnel for a self-sustaining and independent organization,” continues Kessler. 

AITC congratulates the other TEIS IV large business awardees General Dynamics IT, NCI Information Systems, M.C. Dean, Inc., and the only other small business awardee besides AITC, Teksynap Corp.

“We are grateful to God for the blessing and to ISEC for the opportunity,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC’s founder and President.  “We are looking forward to continue working with ISEC and its customers to transform and protect mission critical systems to support our warfighters,” adds Ruiz.

AITC Supports Phrozen Jewel Run

AITC Supports Phrozen Jewel Run

Helping Young Men Develop Academically, Socially and Personally,
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This summer, AITC team members participated in the annual Phrozen Jewel 5K/10K Run.  Initiated by Craig Ravenell, Col (RET), AITC Program Manager, AITC had team representation between its offices in Florida and Arizona, as the race was held virtually between June 19-26.

Hosted by the IS Hankins FA Johnson Education Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Orlando , the Phrozen Jewel Run is organized to benefit the Young Men of Distinction (YMOD) mentoring program. 100% of the proceeds were used to ensure that YMOD can continue to help young men develop academically, socially, personally, and as leaders.

The two options for a 5K or 10k distance, provided for a virtual running experience to share scenic pictures submitted from the team, along with race times.

All participants received a t-shirt, medal, and registration bag. Prizes were given to the top three men and women overall and the top man and woman in each age group.  A virtual warmup, by a certified indoor cycle instructor, physical trainer and army veteran welcomed runners and walkers of all skill levels!  The virtual warm-up video was available to use prior to running the virtual race.

Employees that participated for the Phrozen Jewel Run initiated by Craig Ravenell were:

  • Gabe Ruiz
  • Craig Ravenell
  • Anne-Marie Negron
  • Lydia Taylor
  • Sos Jackson
  • Rafael Arroyo
  • Derik Anna
  • Elton Tooahnippah

We look forward to participating again next year! Visit the Phrozen Jewel Run website for more information at https://lnkd.in/g6MBYsJX.

AITC was Recently Awarded a Contract with Kirtland Air Force Base

AITC was recently awarded a contract with the Kirtland Airforce Base, New Mexico to provide and install an audio-visual upgrade. The 377th Air Base Wing is the host organization at Kirtland Air Force Base, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The wing reports to Air Force Global Strike Command.  

Kirtland AFB is a center for research, development and testing of non-conventional weapons, space and missile technology, laser warfare and much more. Some of the organizations involved in this area include the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Safety Center. 

 This project will modernize legacy equipment to bring enhanced AV/VTC and unified capabilities into cybersecurity compliance to operate within the Air Force’s enterprise environment.  Team AITC will plan, design, install, configure, test and train with our partner AVI-SPL, the nation’s industry leader in professional services that unifies voice, data, and video into a single collaborative communications platform.  

AITC’s team is comprised of highly trained professionals who deliver innovative communication technologies to Federal, State, Coalition and Civil markets, providing easy to use and secure unified capability solutions.

“We are excited to support Kirtland Air Force Base in their effort to upgrade their AV/VTC capabilities. Projects such as these underscore our ability to provide the latest technology innovations that support the mission readiness of our military,” says David E. Gardner, AITC’s CEO.

Congrats to our team member Lydia Perez for this win!

For more information about Kirtland AFB visit https://lnkd.in/e9873mbt

AITC Passes Second Annual ISO Quality Surveillance Audit with Flying Colors

Demonstrates Consistent Adherence to ISO 9001 Standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 is the world’s most popular quality management system (QMS). According to recent data, more than a million organizations worldwide are certified, spanning all sizes across a broad range of industries. The benefits are numerous and have a profound impact on both company culture and the quality of products and services delivered.

AITC just passed this year’s Surveillance Audit for ISO 9001:2015 with no corrective actions or identified areas for improvement, a true achievement!  Certified in 2019 in ISO 9001:2015, AITC Inc. has now completed its 24-month surveillance audit, which is part of the three-year verification cycle, demonstrating that AITC’s QMS is able to achieve expected outcomes and address any matters that require attention.

“The positive result of the surveillance audit demonstrates AITC’s consistent adherence to the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. As stressed in its QMS, AITC is dedicated to a process of continual improvement, satisfying applicable requirements of the standard, addressing risks, and maximizing opportunities,” says David E. Gardner, CEO of AITC.

Implementing ISO processes and completing the ISO 9001 certification is important for AITC and its customers because it results in improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, happier and more competent employees, better quality products and services, increased efficiency, fewer mistakes, and less wasted time, reduced overall risks, and increased sales and market share.

In the government contracting industry, achieving ISO 9001 certification is highly coveted. AITC is proud to display it on the website and company documents as it underscores the commitment to quality products and services, customer, and employee satisfaction, as well as the overall efficiency of AITC’s operations.

About ISO 9000
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on several quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the support, motivation and focus of senior management to implement a process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent quality products and services. ISO 9001:2015 sets the criteria for a quality management system.  Visit the website for more information at https://www.iso.org.

Mission Success

Team AITC delivered a successful mission to the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), which works in close coordination with the Department of State regional bureaus, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, Regional Combatant Commands, and other DoD organizations to develop regional program plans and execute training and equipping activities.

As part of our award for Uruguay from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, International Programs we provided procurement of equipment, installation and implementation in supports of its IT Technology refresh of the National Peacekeeping Center (ENOPU) at Montevideo, Uruguay.

Congrats to all for making this a success!  AITC Makes it Happen!

Systems Engineer II

Company Overview

AITC is fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT products and End-To-End solutions. We represent over 1,200 select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.

AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.

AITC has an opening for a Systems Engineer II position in support of our Global mission but with primary duty station at our Winter Springs, FL. Headquarters.

Position Overview

The Systems Engineer II performs System Engineering activities such as developing and managing systems level requirements, originating design concepts, performing systems level installation, configuration, integration/test and assisting in systems validation.  Develops technical documentation such as design drawings, use cases, interface control, installation and configuration processes, operator and maintenance manuals. Interacts with the customer regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. Travel as required both stateside and overseas.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Provide technical input for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of hardware and software components.
  • Develop Requirements Traceability Verification Method (RTVM) documentation.
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Develop Operational Concept that describes the interactions between the system, the user, and the environment.
  • Identifies, analyzes and documents system design weaknesses.
  • Develop system/sub-system design documentation
  • Develop required Build of Materials (BOM)s
  • Assist with developing and executing test plans and procedures.
  • Review CDRL documentation, (such as Training Material, Operator and Maintenance Manuals), for accuracy.
  • Travel required (Up to 40%) to both Stateside and Overseas locations

Qualifications

  • 4 + years of experience in Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Systems or Engineering discipline
  • Strong troubleshooting skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Visio and other Microsoft Office products
  • Systems Engineering certifications preferred
  • Software programming preferred
  • Previous work history with any of the Training and Instrumentation systems under the PEO STRI umbrella is preferred
  • Demonstrated success working individually or as part of a team 
  • Ability to thrive in multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Department of Defense Secret Clearance desired

Corporate Values

The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the corporation regardless of role or responsibility:

  • Positive attitude . . . a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and resilience . . . a sense of urgency to obtain results . . . an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure . . . an ability to keep things in perspective.
  • Respect . . . a commitment to treat employees, clients and vendors with respect . . . a willingness to be respectful of others’ opinions and ideas . . . a commitment to respect the work of others.
  • Professionalism . . . a high level of professionalism in attitude demeanor and dress . . . demonstrate maturity in handling confidential matters . . . a consistent businesslike demeanor and performance . . . common sense and good judgment…have good attendance and be punctual.
  • Dependability . . . a reputation for doing what you say you are going to do . . . a willingness to go beyond the call of duty.
  • Integrity . . . a track record of doing the right thing for the right reason . . . honesty and sincerity . . . earning the trust of clients and coworkers . . . maintaining strict standards of confidentiality.
  • Commitment to quality . . . proof all work for accuracy…..a demand for excellence in all forms of communication . . . always looking after the smallest detail.
  • Creativity . . . a reputation for innovative thinking . . . working with an entrepreneurial spirit . . . not only in the visual aspects of our work, but in all areas of our business.

The Team

AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical, driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at AITC.

Our team members are diverse and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our team, you will have the rewarding experience of working in an innovative, collaborative, and high-pace work environment.

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Systems Engineer IV

Company Overview

AITC is fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT products and End-To-End solutions. We represent over 1,200 select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.

AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.

Position Overview

 The Systems Engineer IV provides detailed analysis, reports, advice, and designs on all related new systems or system upgrades to existing system components. Provides expertise in requirements analysis, component selection, risk assessment, design, implementation, integration, test, post-delivery support. Prepare and review technical documentation; lead and participates in design reviews, teleconferences, meetings and discussions. Interact with vendors, contractors and customers. Travel as required both stateside and overseas.

Location: Science Drive, Orlando

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  •  Leads requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, CONOP development, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements.
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Effectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.
  •  Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
  • Develop technical risk assessments.
  • Develop system/sub-system design documentation.
  • Develop required Build of Materials (BOM)s
  • Lead the implementation of the approved design.
  •  Hands-on experience working with systems, software, and hardware in developing and implementing test plans and procedures.
  • Fulfill Test Director or Test Lead position during Acceptance Testing.
  •  Review CDRL documentation, (such as Training Material, Operator and Maintenance Manuals), for accuracy.
  • Prepare project close-out documentation, lessons learned, risk close-out and final project information storage, strategic and tactical planning.
  •  Travel required (Up to 40%) to both State side and Overseas locations.

Qualifications / Skills

  • 8 + years of experience in Systems Engineering.
  •  Bachelor’s degree in an Information Systems or Engineering discipline
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Visio and other Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated experience working at all levels of the test and integration process, starting with SW or HW component testing and completing in system level verification and validation activities.
  •  Systems Engineering certifications preferred.
  • Software programming preferred.
  • Previous work history with any of the Training and Instrumentation systems under the PEO STRI umbrella is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success working individually or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to thrive in multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Department of Defense Secret Clearance

THE TEAM

AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical, driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at AITC.

Our team members are diverse and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our team, you will have the rewarding experience of working in an innovative, collaborative, and high-pace work environment.

Director, Engineer and Applied Technology

Company Overview

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.

AITC has an opening for a Director, Engineering and Applied Technology position in support of our Global mission but with primary duty station at our Winter Springs, FL. Headquarters.

Position Overview

This is a senior-level executive position that will report to the CEO. The director manages relationships with clients, stakeholders and corporate board members.  Will oversee the engineering team and provides technical status of projects to the CEO / President.  The Director will analyze systems and delegate tasks to team members.  Provide detailed analysis, reports, advice, and designs on all related new systems or system upgrades to existing system components. Provides expertise in requirements analysis, component selection, risk assessment, design, implementation, integration, test, post-delivery support. Must be willing to travel to meet clients, attend conferences and support the CEO as needed for business development.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Lead and monitor the progress of engineering teams
  • Design department wide processes and procedures to optimize the use of resources and increase profit
  • Make and approve financial decisions as they relate to the Engineering Department.
  • Communicate the strategic vision to managers and ensure that work aligns with the company’s broader goals.
  • Oversee the execution of a project from initial brainstorming session to finished product
  • Manage teams, assigning roles and establishing work schedules, to include hiring
  • Train new team members and provide technical expertise to teams in crisis
  • Create and monitor budgets for the engineering group
  • Oversees and participates in requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements
  • Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
  • Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements
  • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Researches, designs, and develops systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis
  • Provides engineering support for proposals
  • Participates in or leads Statement of Work (SOW) generation for subcontracts
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
  • Plans and executes significant project tasks for activities described above
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends
  • Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
  • Travel required (Up to 40%) to both State side and Overseas locations

Qualifications

  • 15 + years of experience in Systems Engineering
  • 5+ years of Personnel management
  • Degree in an Information Systems or Engineering discipline
  • Experience mentoring and training junior and senior Systems Engineering in the tenants of Systems Engineering
  • Use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Experience with project leadership principles
  • Strong troubleshooting skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working at all levels of the test and integration process,
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive in multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Department of Defense Secret Clearance

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

AITC Named to Fast 50 2020 List by Washington Technology

List Represents the Most Successful Small Businesses in the Government Market

AITC was named by Washington Technology as a Fast 50 Award winner for 2020.  The outlet lists 50 of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses representing a full spectrum of capabilities, technologies and customers that make up the government contracting (GovCon) market. 

AITC has shown sustained growth and is ranked at number 34 based on its four-year compound growth rate of 36.5 percent which, is reflective of its substantial revenue increase over the last three years. 

“Through the collaboration, innovation, focus and dedication of our employees, our team has worked hard to serve our government customers and deliver impactful results which, is demonstrated by our proven performance and growth. We are honored to be recognized by Washington Technology as one of this year’s fast 50 companies,” says David E. Gardner, CEO of AITC.

To be eligible for the list, a company must be considered a fast-growing small business in the government market with at least $50,000 in government revenue in 2015.   It ranks small businesses according to their compound annual growth rate over the last five years.  Government revenue includes prime contract subcontract work in the federal, state and local markets.

Washington Technology, a web-based specialty publication, is considered the foremost authoritative source of competitive intelligence for executives of small businesses in the federal contracting market.

For more information, view the entire list here.

AITC Announces Key Employee Promotions

Expands Leadership Team for Performance Based Growth

AITC, a leading SDVOSB and SBA 8(a) certified systems integration firm providing IT and professional services and solutions to the Department of Defense, federal government and public sector agencies announced three recent promotions.

Dave Balleweg, a 30+ year professional with executive level leadership and independent consulting experience, has a successful track record across the full program lifecycle. Balleweg has expertly developed and executed capture plans, teaming strategy and marketing campaigns, established winning Capture, Business and Proposal Development organizations and implemented effective PMO and back office structures.  He consistently exceeds performance goals and identifies value added resources to meet administrative objectives through efficient execution and utilization of personnel.  Balleweg was promoted to Chief Growth Officer, which encompasses all AITC’s infrastructure that impacts operational growth and new business development activity.

COL (Ret.) Wells Barlow is a career Army officer with nearly 30 years of communications, command and control, IT and training systems experience and more than ten years in industry as a senior executive and business development manager with a variety of high tech companies such as SAIC, Carley Corporation, PAE and IDSI.  He has nearly two decades of Department of Defense acquisition and program management experience involving complex IT programs.  Barlow is results-oriented providing solutions on time and within budget.  He is successful in working with any organizational level at any size with divergent interests; coordinating complex issues; setting requirements; establishing goals; achieving desired outcomes and determining customer priorities.  As Chief Programs Officer, Barlow will continue to oversee AITC’s programs especially with the U.S. Army.

Humberto Ravelo, is a veteran with more than 30 years experience in the government and civilian sectors.  Ravelo has diverse leadership skills, including extensive operations expertise, program management, and has worked as a design/systems engineer.  He has more than 15 years of experience in Army-specific mission support, with an emphasis in training and simulation.  Ravelo was promoted to Chief of Corporate Development.

“These promotions reflect our company’s commitment to excellence,” said David E. Gardner, CEO, AITC. “We have built a high performing team that requires we recruit, retain and recognize individuals for their leadership and contributions.  Dave, Wells and Bert exemplify our company’s highest standards of integrity and success. They’re passionate team players that consistently develop new strategies that exceed clients’ expectations while advancing our business.  As we continue to evolve to a performance-based business model, they are aligned to propel the company forward to achieve its next phase of growth.”