MTSI on Another Winning Team - MiDaESS Group 2 Contract Award
21st July 2010; Huntsville, AL
On July 21, 2010, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced Quantech Services, Inc. of Lexington, MA , Acquisition Services Corporation in Huntsville, AL, and BCF Solutions in Chantilly, VA were each being awarded a small business set-aside Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide advisory and assistance services under Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS).
MTSI is part of the Quantech team, and as such we will have the opportunity to bid on individual task orders to assist in providing acquisition support services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System to independent directorates of the Acquisition Functional Capability Group: Acquisition Management; International Affairs; Cost Analysis; and Readiness Management . Work under these contracts will be performed thru July 2015 in Alabama, Virginia and other MDA locations.
MTSI is pleased to have the opportunity to continue to support MDA and compete for task orders on another MiDAESS contract vehicle. We appreciate the hard work of the MTSI MiDAESS Group 2 Team members: Jon Link, Brad Walker, Elizabeth Graham, Gordon Fogg and Severin Pichon.
MTSI Huntsville supports Big Brothers Big Sisters Wet Dog Triathlon
17th July 2010; Huntsville, AL
Saturday, July 17th, 2010, MTSI sponsored a team participating in the 11th Annual Wet Dog Triathlon in Decatur, AL. Over ten percent of MTSI's Huntsville workforce participated in the event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morgan County. Individuals and relay teams completed a 400 meter swim course, a 15k bike course, and a 5k run course.
This event encouraged and motivated everyone involved (even those cheering on participants) to live a healthier lifestyle. One employee lost nearly 100 pounds training for the event, another employee ran her first 5K, and another employee conquered his fear of swimming. One employee, Eric Broyles, placed first in the Male Clydesdale division. The well trained athletes assisted those who were less experienced and lunch time training events became a regular occurrence during the week. Everyone also worked hard on the weekend so they could boast their work out accomplishments with their co-workers on Mondays. Participant Karen Cole said "teamwork fuels common people to reach uncommon results. I am proud to work for a company that promotes and supports the teamwork that is essential in building business, friends, and a healthy environment".
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morgan County and the Wet Dog Triathlon, please visit http://www.bbbsmcal.org/.
MTSI Wins MiDAESS Group 4 Contract Award
8th July 2010; Alexandria, VA
On 23 June 2010, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced the award of advisory and assistance services contracts to SPARTA, Inc., Lake Forest, CA; General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., Fairfax, VA; and Computer Sciences Corp., Huntsville, AL. MTSI, who is a member of the SPARTA (Cobham) Team, has won the opportunity to compete to continue current levels of MDA support and for additional work in multiple locations under Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS). Our Team was award and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Facilities, MILCON and Environmental Management Office, the Worldwide Deployment Program Office, the COCOMs, Wargames Exercises and Operations Office and the Joint Staff Services and Strategic Integration Directorate, MDA. MiDAESS offers MTSI an opportunity to expand its already solidly established support to MDA and compete for additional Team contracts with ceilings up to $565,000,000. MTSI is expecting MDA to release MiDAESS Group 4 Task Orders for Team proposals mid to late July. Congratulations to the MTSI MiDAESS Group 4 Team members Jim Lawson, George Sheehan, Molly Jacobs, Bob Tamas and Ralph Lowry for a job "well done."
MTSI's Huntsville Office has Relocated
18th June 2010; Huntsville, AL
MTSI's Huntsville Office moved to a new location earlier this month.
The new address/contact information is:
360C Quality Circle
Huntsville, AL 35806
MTSI Wounded Warrior Efforts
4th June 2010; Alexandria, VA
Successful Balloon Launch
19th May 2010; Colorado Springs, CO
The MTSI Colorado Springs Office achieved a milestone with its first high altitude balloon launch on Sunday, 16 May 2010. The launch was the first in a series to create a Near Space Test Platform, part of the company's 2010 IRAD program. Doug Hine, Kathryn Weik, Robert Stemp and Justine Champine designed, built, integrated and tested the balloon payloads which ascended to 91,054 feet. The mission lasted 1 hour, 46 minutes and ended with a successful recovery of the payloads 35 miles from the launch point.
The primary objective of this first launch was to validate the overall design concept which included the helium balloon filling and launch procedures, tracking the payloads with an on-board GPS system, and recovering the payloads after a parachute descent. Two payloads were flown which housed the GPS tracking system, video and still cameras, a thermal control system, environmental sensors (temperature, pressure, and relative humidity), an emergency locator beacon, and a strobe light. The team tracked the payloads in-flight with a pair of VHF radios receiving the GPS telemetry stream and displaying the location information on a moving map.
The biggest surprise to the team was their ability to visually track the balloon with the naked eye right up until it reached its burst altitude. Note: These weather balloons expand from 8 feet in diameter at launch to 28 ft prior to burst.
MTSI's Phil Soucy interviewed by WTNT
29th April 2010; Alexandria, VA
Phil Soucy, MTSI Co-President and CEO interviewed by WTNT radio on April 14, 2010. Listen to the interview conducted by WTNT's Rebecca Blacksmith, host of the Leader's Portfolio program at
MTSI's Severin Pichon is New Vice President for Education of NCMA
28th April 2010; Huntsville, AL
Severin Pichon, Contracts Manager of MTSI's Missile Systems Group, is the new Vice President for Education at the Huntsville Chapter of National Contract Management Association (NCMA). NCMA is a non-profit organization established to improve knowledge and job performance in contract management. The Huntsville Chapter has over 500 members, including contract professionals from the government and large and small businesses. Severin previously provided volunteer support to the NCMA Education Committee in Huntsville by helping plan seminars, workshops and briefings to keep members current in the fields of contracting and acquisition. His hard work was recognized by his recent appointment to this volunteer position which starts in June 2010.
MTSI Huntsville Office is Recognized AGAIN as a Best Place to Work
22nd April 2010; Huntsville, AL
For the second year in a row, the MTSI Huntsville office was recognized yesterday as one of the Best Places to Work in Huntsville/Madison in 2010. The annual competition is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County and the Northern Alabama Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Last year the Huntsville office won in the Small Business category (less than 75 employees in Huntsville), and this year won in the Medium Business category (75 to 249 employees in Huntsville). Five companies are selected each year for the categories of Small, Medium, and Large (over 250 employees in Huntsville). This year's event featured over 70 contestants and was held in Huntsville in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center.
Also of great significance is Kathy Cagle's selection as a Best Employee. Kathy was one of six winners (two in each size category) competing among thousands of employees from over 70 companies. Both MTSI and Kathy Cagle won based upon the inputs provided by MTSI-Huntsville employees. Congratulations to MTSI Huntsville and Kathy Cagle! The Huntsville team is proud to be part of MTSI, the best of the best.
MTSI Las Vegas has Moved to a New Location
9th April 2010; Las Vegas, NV
The MTSI Las Vegas office has moved to the new location. The new 10,583 square foot facility is more than double the size of the old office and will include offices, a large conference room and multiple program areas.
Conveniently located in McCarran Center four miles from McCarran Airport the new office address is
7181 Amigo Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119-4354
The phone number will remain the same 702-369-8920.