– Functional Area 3: Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
– Functional Area 8: Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
– Functional Area 20: Program Support
FUNCTIONAL AREAS: 3, 8, 20
CONTRACT NUMBER: SB1341-15-SE-0185
CUSTOMER NAME: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
ADS was awarded an 4-year Maintenance Contract (Base Year + 3 Option Years) for the NZERTF. The NZERTF is an experimental house designed to test the viability of advanced energy technologies by simulating one year of energy generation and consumption, then determining if there is a net zero effect. This contract is a follow on to the original development contract.
FUNCTIONAL AREAS: 3, 8, 20
CONTRACT NUMBER: 8130001818
CUSTOMER NAME: NORTHROP GRUMMAN ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS
ADS delivered a 8-channel arbitrary waveform generator to NGES based upon the ADS Spectrum emulation and capture platform. With phase synchronous long duration data streams, the system emulates antennas to enhance subsystem testing by direct injection of RF and IF to the processor signal. The RF and IF environments, created by the Spectrum waveform generator provide the downlink for data processing subsystems. This down link is extremely versatile with the ability to emulate environments requiring less than 8-channels or may be cascaded with additional units to expand to 16, 32 and 64+ channels.
FUNCTION AREAS: 3, 8, 20
CONTRACT NUMBER: PO-0000579 TSA TESS – IDIQ
CUSTOMER NAME: TASC/ENGILITY CORPORATION
ADS provides Test & Evaluation Support Services (TESS) for TSA as a Tier 1 Subcontractor to TASC. TSA has a mandate to determine operational effectiveness and suitability of transportation security equipment, processes and procedures. Since 2006, ADS has supported TSA’s objective by performing on Operational Test & Evaluation efforts and working with stakeholders at all levels. As part of TASC’s Team, ADS performs on all of the phases of the Testing Life Cycle: Test Planning, Test Execution, Data Analysis and Reporting. ADS has been awarded multiple task orders to support TASC on a variety of OT & E efforts. We have provided all levels of support for these tests including: Project Leads, Site Leads, Test Engineering, Data Collectors, Threat Inserts, and Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
ADS has implemented a customer-focused approach to quality that is implemented across all programs. We use metrics pertaining to product and service quality, cost and schedule adherence to identify potential problem areas and trigger appropriate corrective action. To ensure our quality control efforts are consistent with the priorities of the SeaPort-e PC and ordering offices’ priorities, the PM will work under the direction of ADS President, Steve Seiden, to implement the quality activities highlighted below.
QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND ABILITY TO OBTAIN FEEDBACK:
– Perform a quality control evaluation on each contract at start-up and regular intervals during period of performance to ensure
conformance and measure the success of the plan.
– Oversee a periodic review and update of our QCP and lead monthly teleconferences between contract leads and ADS
management to review quality objectives.
– Ensure every employee is trained on ADS quality policies, processes, and tools.
– Ensure management team support to immediately address any quality issues.
– Hold ongoing formal and informal interaction with COR, COTR, and Program Office representatives for continual feedback.
– Develop, communicate, and implement corrective action plans for any contract or employee performance metrics that are below
PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING:
Monthly Progress, Status and Management Reports will detail program performance status – whether from a cost, schedule or technical perspective – and provide trend and variance analysis. Our PM will meet monthly, or as required, with Task Order CORs and the TO Leads will meet monthly with each government TO PM upon delivery of the monthly reports, with a goal of monitoring and receiving feedback on quality, cost control and schedule. The ADS Team also will document and report on program performance in the TO management reviews, IPTs, and formal SE reviews. The ADS PM and TO Leads continually inform program team members of the challenges and critical success factors of the program through regular quarterly discussions at the PMB and regularly scheduled training.
SUBCONTRACTOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT:
ADS requires each of our subcontractors to implement corporate quality program and each of our subcontractors must designate a senior manager responsible for execution of each subcontract and the delivery of quality support services. ADS requires that each teammate’s quality control systems conform to the disciplined standards set by our QCP. ADS uses properly stated quality objectives, measures of effectiveness, feedback loops, and continuous improvement efforts to ensure that only the highest quality products and services are delivered on time and within budget to ordering offices.