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

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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.

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.

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.”

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USAISEC expertise powers cutting-edge 2nd Infantry Division cyber operations center

Reposted from US Army 

Jacob Kriss, March 25, 2020

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — For many Americans, the Korean War may seem like distant history, as the armistice that ended hostilities was signed in 1953. However, for the Soldiers of the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division, or 2ID, the potential for large-scale conflict on the Korean peninsula is far from a schoolroom memory — it’s a reality they live and breathe every day.

The 2ID, based in South Korea, is tasked to defend our allies, deter North Korean aggression and, if necessary, be ready to “fight tonight.” To accomplish its mission, 2ID relies on the U.S. Army Information System Engineering Command, which designed and managed the command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence, or C5I, fielding within the state-of-the-art secure operations center where those capabilities come together.

End-to-end management

Part of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, USAISEC has extensive experience providing engineering support to enable mission command of the Army and joint warfighters. However, the operations center was the first time the command created a project management office from the ground up, overseeing the C5I design, implementation, integration and sustainment process from beginning to end, according to Project Manager Rob Wellborn.

“You’re taking a bunch of infantrymen and telling them, ‘Here’s what you have to do for project management oversight,’” he said. “To ensure project success, the USAISEC team worked hand in hand with the 2ID transition cell and deputy chief of staff to involve them throughout the entire project.”

Camp Humphreys rises

The project’s origins date to 2004, when the United States agreed to relocate the bulk of its forces in South Korea from the Yongsan Garrison in Seoul to Camp Humphreys, 40 miles south. Over the next decade, Camp Humphreys expanded to more than 34,000 personnel and added 680 buildings, including a new 2ID headquarters, Freeman Hall, in which the operations center is located.

In 2014, the U.S.-Republic of Korea C5I Joint Working Group asked USAISEC to deliver the C5I infrastructure needed for 1,425 U.S. and Korean intelligence, operations and cyber warfighters. The total project called for five secure compartmented information facilities, or SCIFs, on Camp Humphreys. Two have been completed, including the Freeman Hall operations center, while the remaining three are scheduled for completion in 2021-2022.

DevOps design

Inside the operations center, 175 2ID Soldiers operate complex, multi-level audio-visual systems that transport data around the facility and provide a common operating picture of 2ID and enemy activities. For the design process, USAISEC borrowed a concept from software development known as DevOps, which focuses on close collaboration with actual users.

“We were involved with the users from the beginning, interviewing them on how they needed to use visual information systems to accomplish their wartime mission,” Wellborn said. “It was an iterative process to ensure the center was exactly what they were looking for, and it hit the mark right in the bullseye.”

Complex coordination

The project required intense cooperation among numerous parties. For example, the Army Corps of Engineers coordinated construction by both Korean and U.S. contractors. After construction, bringing the facility online in 2018 required input from the Camp Humphreys Network Enterprise Center, the Defense Information Systems Agency, various civilian and military intelligence agencies, and more.

Despite these challenges, the project came in on time and budget at $9.6 million thanks to careful management, said Deputy Project Manager Ricardo Alonzo. “As the project evolved we got greater cost fidelity on efforts and materials,” he said. “That enabled us to refine the cost and reinvest the savings into the project.”

Today, USAISEC continues to provide on-site technical sustainment for the center, one of 18 mission command center modernization projects USAISEC is supporting worldwide. The center has become the central hub for 2ID cyber and intelligence operations and a showcase tour stop for visits from dignitaries and VIPs. In the future, the USAISEC team will continue to capitalize on its successes with 2ID to ensure the cyber warriors in the remaining SCIFs are equally satisfied with their C5I capabilities.

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Article Source: https://www.army.mil/article/233977

Photo: U.S. Army

AITC Recruits Top Talent for QA Specialist

Paula Sylva

AITC has recently recruited Paula Silvia to the team as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist.

Ms. Silvia brings more than 30 years of quality assurance and process improvement expertise to AITC.

She has contributed to seven successful CMMI SCAMPI-A appraisals, including AITC’s recent achievement of being appraised at CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3, where Ms. Silvia served as an appraisal team member.

Prior to joining AITC, Ms. Silvia held positions supporting both private companies and government agencies, ranging from small software start-ups to large well-established organizations, such as Banyan Systems, Motorola, EMC Corporation, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In these positions, she has received several awards and recognitions for her outstanding achievements in process improvement.

When asked about joining the team at AITC, Ms. Silvia says, “I look forward to contributing to AITC’s successes. I am honored to work alongside so many veterans and I’m inspired by their dedication to such a meaningful mission.”

Ms. Silvia continually utilizes the training and certifications she has received in problem-solving, quality assurance, ISO 9001, and CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC, and CMMI-ACQ.

“She has a long track record of successfully guiding teams through improvement efforts and AITC is fortunate to have her lead the activity,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC’s President & CEO.

AITC Achieves CMMI for Services Maturity Level 3

Appraisal Reflects Company’s Commitment to Quality and Continuous Improvement of Service Delivery Processes and Customer Satisfaction

CMMI

AITC, Inc., a leading SDVOSB and 8a certified small business Systems Integration firm providing Information Technology (IT) and Professional Services and Solutions to the United States Federal Government and Public Sector agencies, announced today it has been independently appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMI®-SVC).

CMMI models are collections of industry best practices that help organizations to improve their processes.  The primary purpose of the CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) model is to guide service providers as they continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the way they do their work.

 “This demonstrates our commitment to consistently deliver quality services, products, and results to our clients as we assist them in achieving their performance goals and mission objectives. It is a testament to our people and processes to ensure the highest level of repeatability”.

Gabe Ruiz AITC President and CEO

AITC’s appraisal conducted by Alluvionic, a certified CMMI appraiser, included organizational process management, program and work management, service establishment and delivery, as well as supplier management for services customers across the Federal Government and Public Sector.

About the CMMI® Institute

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