EOIR Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Alpha, LLC, supports the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in Zone 2 (National Capital) through the SeaPort-e contract awarded in May of 2005. To support tasks under this highly technical military contract, EOIR draws on more than 20 years of experience in DoD science and engineering research and development, to include a large system integration effort for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).
EOIR provides the Navy/Marine Corps with qualified personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, test instrumentation, data collection and analysis hardware and software, and other services to support the Navy in the execution of their missions. Functional areas supported include science and engineering research and development; modeling, simulation, stimulation, and analysis; and prototyping.
As a SeaPort-e prime contractor, EOIR has assembled a highly qualified team of companies that each bring unique and complementary capabilities relevant to the tasks under this contract.
At EOIR, our customers come first. Years priming Omnibus and other contract vehicle efforts provide us with invaluable experience successfully executing contracts. Our contract execution approach includes elements that ensure the highest quality products and services are provided to our customers.
Administrative/Quality Assurance Manager
EOIR has a dedicated Administrative/Quality Assurance Manager (A/QAM) who meets with the customer to discuss the technical, timeliness, and cost effectiveness quality metrics. The A/QAM presents the EOIR Contractor Self Assessment Report to the Navy for consideration and comment. The goal of these meetings is to confirm the accuracy of our self-assessment. If our EOIR Contractor Self Assessment Report has overlooked inputs, then the A/QAM reassesses and revises our internal processes to capture these inputs and data in the future. This process is designed to be proactive and preventative.
EOIR understands that Navy programs seek to advance state-of-the-art technology. The very nature of this work presents technical challenges. Our process is designed to identify any technical or logistical challenges early enough in the program to allow us to meet all program objectives.
Our proven and demonstrated Quality Assurance processes have been tailored around the unique requirements of our customers. We believe this provides our customers with a high level of confidence in our ability to execute each task in accordance with the cost, schedule, and technical requirements.
Quality Assurance System
Our proven and demonstrated Quality Assurance program has been tailored to the unique technical and contract requirements of the SeaPort-e effort. EOIR has a dedicated Quality Assurance Manager who provides products that support and link with the Virtual SYSCOM Technical Leads and the Award Review Board.
Our primary quality assurance monitoring tool is the Detailed Execution Plan (DEP). The DEP Quality Assurance process is common to all of our technical support efforts for Government organizations, including NVESD, NGIC, NGA, INSCOM, and ARL; however, we tailor our DEP Quality Assurance process to the unique technical and contracting requirements of each organization/customer.
Detailed Execution Plan
The DEP begins when the proposal is submitted during the competition phase prior to Task Order award and greatly expands the tasks in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The DEP provides the details by which the task will be executed, tracked, and managed.
The key elements included in the DEP are technical understanding, task approach, identification of key contributors, schedule of key milestones for work progress, and cost allocation for personnel and materials. The DEP is comprised primarily of four individual reports: the Earned Value Management (EVM) Report, the Quality Assurance Self Assessment Report, the Risk Mitigation Plan, and the Task Approach. Each of these reports plays a critical role in the Quality Assurance process.
- The Earned Value Management report quantifies the overall program progress by determining the percentage of task completion or earned value and comparing this to the program expenditures.
- The Quality Assurance Report considers elements from each of these reports and provides performance ratings.
- The Risk Mitigation Plan considers the specific type of risk and identifies an alternative program path to reduce that risk and any associated costs.
- The Task Approach document examines alternative technical approaches and also defines the specific Work Breakdown Structure for this effort.
Quality assurance processes and metrics are embedded throughout the entire DEP process. The DEP is a living document that starts with contract award and is revised and enhanced as the program proceeds through IPR, Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), and the final deliverable.
The DEP adheres to the cost, schedule, and scope of the award and takes the formal award and further delineates it into a detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Specific subtasks are identified and staff, facilities, equipment, and resources are assigned. Our experience has been that the DEP process examines in detail alternative technical approaches and selects the best course of action. This detailed examination frequently uncovers technical approaches and solutions not previously examined. In addition to establishing a detailed WBS and alternative technical approaches, the DEP also establishes specific Quality Assurance metrics for that particular Delivery Order. The finalized DEP with its detailed WBS revised technical approaches, Earned Value Management, Risk Assessment Plan, and specific Quality Assurance metrics are presented to the Virtual SYSCOM task leads for review and approval.
Risk Recognition and Reaction
EOIR’s risk management practices provide visibility to potential problem areas and counteracts with methods to reduce or minimize their impact on performance. The SeaPort-e Quality Assurance processes are proactive in identifying potential risks and identifying resources to mitigate risk.
EOIR’s philosophy and structure is designed to mitigate any significant technical risk. By incorporating a broad team that consists of defense industry leaders, the level of technical risk, or the inability to support all of the Virtual SYSCOM technical efforts on the overall contract is nominal simply due to the resources and capabilities of our team; however, technical, cost, and schedule risk are present on every technical task. To address each of these risk factors, EOIR uses the DEP Quality Assurance Process discussed earlier. Each of these reports in the DEP is designed to identify potential program risk areas in advance. The risk area, type, and level are identified at the task launch date. By identifying these risk factors in advance we can also identify a program path to avoid or mitigate the particular risk factor should it arise during program execution.
The EOIR Project Manager uses the DEP process as both a preventive and proactive measure to gauge Task Order performance. Forecasting and measurement tools are put in place for both schedule and cost to give insight into planning and accomplishment. EOIR uses an Earned Value Management Report to assess the percentage of completion of technical programs. The Earned Value Management report identifies specific technical milestones and exit criteria for each task. As the exit criteria for each subtask are completed, it permits a calculation of the percentage of completion or earned value for the project. This earned value is compared to program expenditures to quantitatively assess the program status. EOIR sets thresholds on the amount of variance that is acceptable on each technical program. This variance between actual expenditures and earned value is used as a trigger for our Corrective Action Plan. If a variance is detected, our A/QAM launches our Corrective Action Plan. This plan first seeks to clearly identify and isolate the problem within the program. If the problem is linked to one of the risks considered in the Risk Mitigation Plan, then a path to correct may already be identified. The A/QAM and the Project Manager reviews the alternatives in the Risk Management Plan and determines the best course of recovery or cure. This recovery is captured in a Program Cure Plan that is then incorporated into the DEP.
Work Definition End Products/Deliverables
EOIR provides monthly cost and technical progress reports based on the requirement of the contract. These reports are submitted as a function of Work Request in the format specified in the SOW and required under the contract.
Maintaining Technical Expertise in the Workforce
EOIR has incorporated a strategic and aggressive recruiting program to forecast potential opportunities for all of our Government contracts. We subscribe and actively search major online resume databases to include military and intelligence resources. We target university and college recruiting fairs and on-campus interviewing opportunities to select the best and the brightest candidates for our contracting needs. We also attend high-tech recruiting fairs, symposiums, and conferences to attract and recruit the top candidates with both the technical credentials and security clearances we are looking for.
EOIR’s compensation plan has been fine tuned with over 20 years of Government and commercial contracting experience and is strategically designed to attract, maintain, and retain the best candidates for both technical and managerial positions. This plan consists of two main elements: employee fringe benefits and salaries.
EOIR and our teammates provide strong background experience on projects relevant to the work on the SeaPort-e contract. Our service experience shows breadth and depth of technical expertise for customers such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, NGA, NGIC, and other Government agencies.
To view our related service experience by teammate, click the company’s name below:
- EOIR Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Alpha, LLC)
- Belka Corps, LLC
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- BRTRC Federal Solutions
- DataTech Enterprises, Inc.
- Diversified Technologies, Inc.
- The Durbin Group
- Electronics Service
- Frank DuVal Consulting
- Galecki Design Services, LLC
- Joint Research & Development
- Leidos (formerly Applied Ordnance Technologies, Inc.)
- N2 Imaging Systems
- The Pennsylvania State University, Electro-Optics Center (EOC)
- RYMSA Micro Communications, Inc.
- Tri Star Engineering
- URS Federal Technical Services, Inc.
- Wave Technologies, Inc.
The EOIR SeaPort-e team is built with the needs of the Virtual SYSCOM in mind. EOIR has assembled a highly qualified team that is able to support nearly any requirement under the SeaPort-e contract. Each team member was chosen because they could provide a service or skill that the team did not already possess.
We welcome our customers to learn more about the capabilities of each of our team members and how their capabilities can best serve the requirements of each task order.
EOIR Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Alpha, LLC)
EOIR is an industry leader in sight/sensor technologies, systems integration, field testing, and training. Founded in 1981, EOIR’s core competencies are well-developed, with exceptional depth of experience in the fields of electro-optical, infrared, acoustic, and radar, as well as an expertise in directed energy and non-lethal weapons technologies. EOIR’s past performance includes designing sensors; capturing, processing, and exploiting data; and training development and delivery in the use of optical instruments and data. EOIR professionals have additional skills in model-making, modeling and simulation, video editing, and curriculum development, which they have provided to multiple clients at the U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), PM Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), PM Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (NV/RSTA), Marine Corps Systems Command, the Marine Corps PM Optics and Non-Lethal Systems (ONS), the U.S.Navy’s Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO), and the U.S. Air Force. EOIR was the prime contractor to DEWO in support of the research, development, testing, fielding, and operation of the first directed energy weapon ever successfully used on the battlefield.Click for more information.
Belka Corps, LLC
Belka Corps, LLC provides state-of-the-art intelligence, operations support, security, and crisis management through innovative solutions to meet the new security challenges.Click for more information.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides professional services primarily to U.S. Government agencies in the defense, intelligence, and civil sectors, as well as to corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, technology, operations, and analytics which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.
Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, VA, employs more than 25,000 people, and has annual revenues of over $5 billion.
Baum, Romstedt Technology Research Corporation (BRTRC) provides quality professional services, including a full range of program management, product engineering, information technology, and training services.Click for more information.
DataTech Enterprises, Inc.
DataTech Enterprises, Inc. provides information technology, project management, and senior-level engineering products and services to Government and commercial customers.Click for more information.
Diversified Technologies, Inc.
Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI), a privately held company headquartered in Bedford, MA, is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of the PowerMod™ line of solid state power supplies, pulse modulators, power converters, and related high voltage, high power equipment. Founded in 1987 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates, DTI develops advanced technologies through a wide range of commercial and Government contracts. Core technologies include power electronics, electromagnetics, RF design, and system integration.
DTI’s high voltage systems, up to 200 kV and 100 MW peak power, are used in applications including radar, food sterilization, high-energy physics, and semiconductor fabrication. The company’s modulators and power supplies produce and control very high voltage, high current electrical pulses with great accuracy and at high pulse repetition rate. Customers include the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense, universities, and commercial organizations. DTI has sold hundreds of systems worldwide from its headquarters and through representatives in Asia and Europe.
The Durbin Group
The Durbin Group, LLC is a systems and mechanical engineering consulting firm specializing in directed energy sub-system design and directed energy system integration and prototype fabrication. The Durbin Group’s expertise is centered on the systems engineering approach to ensure that size, weight, and power requirements for directed energy systems are minimized. They understand the difficult trade space that must be conquered to balance the requirements of the RF source to the requirements of the Warfighter. Through intense analysis focused on thermal analysis, finite element analysis, sensitivity analysis, risk analysis, flow analysis, decision analysis, and process optimization, they help to push the envelope on what is possible. By using state-of-the-art 3D CAD technology, The Durbin Group is able to transform science experiment thought into functional, ruggedized, field-ready hardware. The Durbin Group’s engineers and technicians are trained in all aspects of the design cycle and produce level III drawings and fabricate hardware in a fraction of the time. Their designs and prototype fabrication focus on rugged hardware ready for the field so that Warfighters can have the tools they need today.
Electronics Service (Mike Vibbert)
Electronics Service (ES) offers a wide range of capabilities to support U.S. military research and development laboratories, including design, fabrication, installation, and operation of custom field and laboratory equipment; data gathering, field mapping, programming, testing, analysis and documentation; systems administration, configuration management, database design and implementation, programming, and network infrastructure support.
ES prides itself on its ability to produce complex, highly-customized equipment with fast turn-around and delivery to the most demanding technical and schedule requirements.
Envisioneering is a veteran-owned small business with over 25 years of experience supporting the logistical, technical, and engineering needs of the Warfighters. Envisioneering provides broadly-based multidisciplinary support of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward military and maritime applications during peacetime and periods of conflict around the world. Highly-skilled technical expertise, business integrity, and a value-driven management philosophy allow Envisioneering to be recognized as the “go to” company for clients and employees alike.
Envisioneering has provided scientific and engineering support in the development of high power RF systems, surveillance sensors, weapons systems, countermeasure systems, data acquisition and processing systems, test and evaluation systems, technology assessments, and special monitoring systems. Envisioneering has performed systems engineering, research, design and development, implementation, installation, modeling and simulation, data analysis, prototype development, and test facility operations.
Frank DuVal Consulting
Frank DuVal Consulting has roughly 35 years of broad-based, widely applicable experience in the electrical and electronics field, including installation, troubleshooting, and repair or electrical and electronic systems and components, maintenance of systems and components, and quality control of such procedures.
DuVal has supported directed energy activities in Dahlgren for 7 years and performs installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of high power transmitting equipment for NSWC. Additionally, he performs design, analysis, and testing of electromagnetic systems for directed energy applications and is responsible for electromagnetic compatibility of subsystems and shielding to suppress EMI throughout projects as well as installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial chillers and closed loop chilled water systems.
Galecki Design Services, LLC
Galecki Design Services is an independent electrical engineering contracting company specializing in analog and digital design, manufacture, implementation, and troubleshooting. Strengths include close loop control-single and multi-axis designs. Galecki Design Services also specializes in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, layout, and manufacture, both analog and digital, and brushless motor controller design, Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) power supply design. In addition, Galecki Design Services provides test support, including test tool design and manufacture, in-field testing support, test setup, testing, and failure troubleshooting
Joint Research & Development
Joint Research and Development, Inc. (JRAD) is a small business with a reputation for technical, analytical, and programmatic excellence. JRAD was founded in 2004 to meet the need for unbiased technical, engineering, and emergency management support to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) defense community. JRAD’s professional staff offers a low-risk approach through application of expertise gained and lessons learned throughout the course of their careers. Their expertise in the development of all aspects of acquisition documentation following best industry practices while fully complying with all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) in the development of Performance Specifications, System Functional Specifications, and End Item Requirements rounds out JRAD’s complete support package.
Having no laboratory or industry affiliations, JRAD remains impartial and objective in assessment of best quality, best methodology, and best value for test and evaluation, science and technology, and acquisition investments. JRAD personnel help transform defense objectives into defense achievements by supporting key decision-makers with reliable information and unbiased technical advice.
Leidos (formerly Applied Ordnance Technology, Inc.)
Applied Ordnance Technology, Inc. provides technical products and services and offers cutting edge solutions to a wide variety of engineering, management, and logistics challenges.
N2 Imaging Systems
N2 Imaging Systems is a state-of-the-art uncooled infrared design center specializing in integrated low power Soldier systems, low power uncooled thermal imaging modules, and digitally fused thermal and night vision imaging modules. The N2 vertically-integrated infrared sensor system design team is comprised of leading engineers in the business. The sensor design, electrical, software, and opto-mechanical engineering staff are experienced veterans in low power, lightweight, imaging IR, and multi-sensor imaging systems for military applications.
The Pennsylvania State University, Electro-Optics Center
The EOC was established as an enabler of electro-optics manufacturing technology. Established and managed by Penn State under an ONR ManTech initiative, the EOC exists to serve the need for electro-optics manufacturing technology through development and execution of technical programs, workforce development at all levels, and transition of technology to production. The EOC has formed an alliance of industry, academic and professional organizations, and Government resources, called the Electro-Optics Alliance, which helps the EOC to integrate technologies and capabilities to solve electro-optic manufacturing issues.
URS Federal Technical Services, Inc.
URS is one of the largest global fully integrated engineering, construction, and technical services firms with the capabilities to support the full project life cycle. They offer professional planning, design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, operations and maintenance, logistics, management, and a wide range of specialized technical services. URS provides services for transportation, power, infrastructure, systems management, facilities, and defense and security programs.
The Engineering and Life Cycle Support (ELCS) Division primarily serves U.S. Federal Government clients, including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The Division provides systems engineering and technical assistance for the development of weapons systems and maintains and repairs vehicles and other military equipment to extend their service life. The Division also provides logistics support and installation management services, trains military service members, and conducts homeland security preparedness exercises in communities throughout the U.S. With more than 55,000 employees worldwide, URS provides a significant, responsive, reach-back capability with a distinctive Warfighter support focus.
Currently, URS is one of the major contractors supporting U.S. Navy and Marine Corps programs in the Dahlgren and Quantico areas. In Dahlgren, URS supports the Naval Surface Warfare Department Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Warfare Systems Department (W), the Asymmetric Warfare Department (Z), the Sensors Department (Q), and the Weapons Department (G), with engineers, analysts, and technicians. In support of G and Z Department efforts, they deploy Field Service Representatives to in-theater, CENTCOM locations in support of combat-related efforts. Located at many of the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), these FSRs provide technical assistance, training, and maintenance support to deployed Warfighters and service the equipment that service members use, such as the Stryker-based Full Spectrum Effects Platform (FSEP) and the vehicular-mounted and dismounted Digital Tactical Communications Systems (DTCS).
URS is currently providing technical and programmatic support to the NIRF and RELOC programs in support of Q22 and the Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO). They also support the electromagnetic and RF engineering and system safety efforts for several departments at NSWCDD.
RYMSA Micro Communications, Inc.
Micro Communications Inc. (MCI) designs, engineers, and manufactures RF and microwave components and systems for broadcast, medical, military, industrial, and scientific applications. Their achievements have been recognized with two Emmy® awards for technology innovation and pioneering.
From coax and waveguides to filters and antennas, Micro Communications prides itself on finding unique solutions for customer applications. They specialize in first-time development applications with small-to-medium volume production runs. Their extensive RF and microwave experience allows them to develop innovative, highly-efficient low and high power products up to 20 GHz; combine standard and custom components for quality at the best price; discern which materials and geometries ensure maximum robustness; and manage manufacturing capabilities for precision and timeliness.
Tri Star Engineering
Tri Star is a Minority-Woman Owned, Small Business that is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and strives to continually innovate itself as a ready resource of expertise in a multitude of governmental and industrial disciplines. By integrating ethical methods of empowerment, Tri Star provides services in a timely, affordable, and highly professional manner while sustaining the local, regional, and national growth of clients.
Tri Star’s core capabilities are in spectrum, cyber, and expeditionary warfare domains through support of advanced radar systems, electro-optic and Infrared (IR) force protection systems, counter-IED systems, and Information Assurance and Network Attack support services. Tri Star’s support includes Radio Frequency (RF) systems such as the SPS-49 Radar as well as electronic warfare systems such as the AN/SLQ-32 and the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). Tri Star also supports millimeter wave enhancements and IR systems such as the Thermal Imaging Sensor System (TISS). Tri Star employs experts in countermeasure capabilities currently being used by the Fleet for both shipboard and airborne applications. Tri Star engineering personnel have performed threat analysis, system analysis, system design and development, system test and evaluation, data collection and analysis, and computer simulation design and development.
Wave Technologies, Inc.
Wave Technologies, Inc. provides telecommunications, information technology, ISR systems engineering and integration, and financial and program management support services to Government and commercial clients in the intelligence and national security fields.Click for more information.