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Changing technologies


Systems engineers expand into new industries

“Systems engineering demands strong technology backgrounds and leadership skills that motivate teams to produce the desired results.” – Cecilia Haskins, INCOSE

New industries are opening up for pros who like to be part of the “big picture,” and, says one industry expert, the need has never been greater.

'Systems engineering practices are expanding into new domains such as healthcare, infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry, so the need for systems engineers has never been greater,” believes Cecilia Haskins. Haskins is director for communications for the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE, San Diego, CA). She is also an associate professor in the department of production and quality engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway).

“Systems engineering as a profession demands not just strong technology and engineering backgrounds,” she says, “but also the ability to work well with both managers and technologists, and leadership skills that motivate teams to produce the desired results.”

Systems engineering has applications in a number of industrial areas, including advanced manufacturing. At Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS, Austin, TX), “systems engineering is the backbone of full factory automation. Any new engineer joining the team is expected to have basic knowledge of computer engineering, computer science and systems engineering project processes,” notes Pooja Manduskar, a team leader in systems engineering for SAS manufacturing operations systems. “All the systems here are data-driven, so systems engineers at SAS need SQL and data processing knowledge.”

SAS is actively looking for systems engineers, says corporate recruiter Candace Whalon, and values diverse candidates. “Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a world-class manufacturing site, and we’re continuously searching for bright and capable people. Our systems engineering team is a diverse group of engineers who find creative and effective solutions through collaboration with local and global colleagues. Our focus on diversity is one of the core strengths of our organization.”

Sarah Rovito works in navigation technologies for SPA
“There are two reasons I became an engineer,” says Sarah Rovito. “My father is a mechanical engineer and I was always astounded when I watched him solve problems. And a fabulous calculus teacher in high school encouraged all his students to pursue STEM careers.”

Rovito works as a systems engineer at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc (SPA, Alexandria, VA), providing systems engineering and project management support to the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems programs. SPA works in national defense and homeland security.

“I’m working with navigation-related technologies in a true systems engineering capacity,” Rovito says enthusiastically. “I’m working with the Navy’s strategic planning, assessing current technologies and determining where we want to go with them. We also examine how those technologies interact.”

Rovito grew up in Cleveland, OH. During high school, she was part of the NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) at NASA’s John Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH). SHARP selects a group of high-achieving students from a nationwide pool to serve as apprentices in a variety of professions. She also participated in a program for women at Kettering University (Flint, MI) called Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE). These experiences reinforced her interest in an engineering career.

She earned a 2007 BSE in systems and control engineering from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland). Before her senior year, she spent eight months at Rockwell Automation (Mayfield Heights, OH) as an embedded software engineering co-op student. She learned about Rockwell software products and did performance testing on programmable logic controllers.

On a whim, she applied to the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE, wise-intern.org) program. A few months before graduation, she learned she had been accepted.

WISE is a Washington, DC-based internship sponsored by a group of seven technical societies. Each intern must be sponsored by one of them; Rovito’s sponsor was the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The student is responsible for independently researching, writing and presenting a paper on a topical engineering-related public policy issue that is important to the sponsoring society. “I’ve always been interested in politics. My paper was called, ‘Making sure every vote counts in the digital era,’ prompted by the controversy surrounding the 2004 and 2006 elections in Ohio and the role of software.”

Finding her niche
Rovito came across SPA while applying for jobs. “I liked the DC area and knew I wanted to stay here. I wasn’t looking to go into defense but SPA’s job requirements matched my skill set,” Rovito says. She joined SPA in 2007 as an associate systems engineer supporting the Department of the Navy using Matlab numerical computation and visualization software. “It was my first real engineering job out of college,” Rovito says.

“Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to try my hand at a lot of different things. After the Matlab project, I worked on a team that conducted a self-assessment for our Navy client. I got to visit the two big naval submarine bases and meet some of the department’s leadership. It was an invaluable experience.”

She then worked briefly as a systems safety engineer and in information assurance, taking stock of systems to ensure information was kept confidential.

In 2010, Rovito got her MS in systems engineering from the George Washington University (Washington, DC). She is licensed as a professional engineer and is an active member of IEEE. She’s program director for the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Defense.

“I enjoy being able to interact with our clients and present my work,” she says. “I want to continue to be a contributor at SPA and pursue a leadership role.”

“SPA is committed to fostering diversity,” says recruiting manager Debra M. McDonald. “A diverse group of talented professionals is critically important to the success of every organization. We recognize that achieving diversity is an evolutionary process that requires a continued commitment.”

Laura Roberts works with range systems at Ensco
Laura Roberts, systems engineer for Ensco, Inc, works in the company’s Cocoa Beach, FL location. Ensco, Inc (Falls Church, VA) and its U.S. subsidiaries provide engineering, science and advanced technology solutions to government and industry.

“Growing up, I really liked art and journalism. But I also had an interest in space sciences, and that’s where my interest in engineering came from.

“My dad was an experimental machinist who built prototypes. I’d watch him make and fix things in the garage. When he wasn’t fixing things, everyone would pile into the car and we’d drive somewhere, sometimes for hours or days, exploring things,” she recalls.

“He subscribed to National Geographic and I remember one issue featured images of Jupiter obtained by the Voyager spacecraft. It described how they constructed the spacecraft to withstand the space environment. I thought that was pretty neat.”

Roberts has always worked in the space program. She received a BS in space science from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT, Melbourne, FL) in 1991. “FIT was one of two colleges in the nation at the time that offered a mix of both engineering and astronomy in one program,” she says.

“I was the only girl in my high school physics class,” she recalls. “In college there was a male-to-female ratio of 40:1 in the engineering classes, but I’m pleased to say that today’s ratio at FIT has come down to about 7:1.”

In college, Roberts participated in a work study program where she did research and computer maintenance, including two spectrographic observing runs at Kitt Peak National Observatory (Tucson, AZ).

Launching a career
After college, Roberts landed a job at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD). “I worked on multi-wavelength astronomical data reduction and analysis. I worked with PhD astronomers, and co-authored papers published in scientific journals and presented at American Astronomical Society meetings,” she says.

“Then I moved into real-time spacecraft science operations and coordination, which was really exciting! It was my first foray into systems engineering. There were many sets of computers owned by individual instrument teams, a central instrumentation command handling system, and other computers utilized by the flight team for uplink to the spacecraft.”

In 2001 she joined Eastern Range contractor Computer Sciences Raytheon (CSR, Patrick AFB, FL) doing operations and systems acceptance testing. The Eastern Range provides tracking and safety services for all launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

In 2005, Roberts met representatives from Ensco at a job fair, and was hired. “As a systems engineer, I support contractors and government agencies in system requirements, concept of operations, evaluation, testing, documentation and training,” she explains. “I currently work with an Eastern Range command destruct modernization project.

“Rockets are full of fuel and can be dangerous if something goes wrong. We have to protect public safety. The command systems are used to terminate the flight of a malfunctioning vehicle, and are being updated,” she explains. “I’m providing concept of operations, assessment and testing support for the replacement system.”

Roberts is a member of the American Astronomical Society (Washington, DC) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Reston, VA). She recently joined the Project Management Institute (Newtown Square, PA) and INCOSE.

Looking ahead, Roberts says, “I want to stay current with computer technology and stay as flexible as possible. What’s important to me is exploring new things and always moving forward.”

“Diversity is not a separate goal for us, but a way to create the most innovative and valuable products and services for our customers, and a nurturing environment for our employees,” says Gillian Thomas, Ensco’s director of human resources.

Armando Montalvo finds technical solutions at LGS Innovations
“As engineers, we have to give back to the community,” believes Armando Montalvo, chief technologist of systems and signal processing at LGS Innovations (Herndon, VA).

An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, LGS traces its roots to the original AT&T; Bell Labs. It now provides network research, products, services and networking solutions to the Department of Defense, civilian agencies and advanced government program communities. All its work is done for the U.S. federal government.

“Most young kids today are technology users,” Montalvo continues. “But we experienced engineers need to be mentors, and pass along the drive to get them to think about how technology works and why.”

He credits his success to the mentorship he received growing up in Puerto Rico. Math and chemistry teachers encouraged him, and a neighbor was a ham radio operator and a member of the civil defense team for the island. “It was my uncle, who was retired from the Air Force, who got me interested in aerospace, emerging communications and search and rescue. I learned how to fly when I was sixteen years old,” he remembers.

Montalvo graduated from high school at sixteen and enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguëz. He graduated with a BSEE in 1980, and got a 1982 MSEE and a 1990 PhD, both from Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

He joined Bell Labs (Holmdel, NJ) in 1981, working in cryptology and communications, which supported his education at Stanford. In 1991, he left Bell Labs and embarked on a career that has taken him to several giants of the technology industry.

In his twenty-two-year career he has worked for Ampex, Navsys, Hughes Space & Communications, Alcatel, Aragon Technologies, Sabeus Photonics, AMS, Advanced Systems & Communications, and now LGS. His titles have included vice president, chief scientist and manager of new technology, executive director of system architecture, and chief technology officer.

He founded or co-founded some of these companies himself, including Aragon, a developer of narrow line-width lasers for commercial and military applications, in 2002. At Hughes, he worked on communication subsystems for Hughes DirecTV, Thuraya, ICO and Inmarsat communications satellites. At Navsys, he led the development of GPS technology that became the basis for General Motors’ OnStar system. He also developed the first family of high-speed modems for AT&T;, which later became the V.32 standard.

Coming home to LGS
Montalvo joined LGS in June and admits that it’s like coming home. He conducts technology assessments for wireless communication systems and protocols, develops communication and digital signal processing algorithms to enhance current LGS communication products, and does market analysis and provides systems engineering support to identify new opportunities for products and capabilities.

“My function is to assess all the technology and mitigate risk factors. I identify technology that hasn’t been proven or needs to be improved to make our products better and maintain a competitive advantage,” he explains.

“Systems engineers have to understand customer requests and be able to translate them into technical requirements, then develop a system architecture to provide solutions that satisfy those requirements while mitigating risk factors. And we look at how we can apply solutions to similar problems.”

Montalvo is a member of IEEE, the American Radio Relay League (Newington, CT) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Richardson, TX).

He wants to continue learning. “Engineers, by nature, are constantly educating themselves. I want to learn more about cybersecurity and secure communications,” he says.

“I also want to bring young kids into engineering, starting in middle school, and tell them that a career in science is a lot of fun. I go to middle and high schools to promote amateur radio communications activities, and get a very favorable reaction.”

He notes that there are actually more girls than boys in his groups. “About sixty percent are girls,” Montalvo reports. “Opportunities for girls are changing in all facets of engineering.”

Ruth Oduca “knows a little about everything” at Linde Process Plants
Ruth Oduca is a plant engineer at industrial gas and engineering company Linde Process Plants, Inc. (Tulsa, OK). She says her responsibilities include “knowing a little bit about everything.” She expects her title may soon be changed to systems engineer.

At Linde, a plant’s piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID;) is an essential management and engineering tool. The P&ID; is developed utilizing contributions from many engineering disciplines. “It’s the bible here. It outlines all aspects of the plant. I’m constantly interacting with other engineers who consult the P&ID; or have information that needs to be incorporated into it,” Oduca says. “There’s someone in my office all the time.”

Oduca was born in Alaminos, Philippines. She attended a high school with a specialized science and tech curriculum. She graduated from Saint Louis University (Baguio City, Philippines) with a BSChE in 2003.

During college, she interned at Petron Corporation (Makati City, Philippines), the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines. “I worked with the technology group doing process engineering work,” she remembers. “It was a good internship and the process engineers who worked there were very friendly and willing to share their experiences.

“But they were honest with us and told us that Petron typically hires only men,” Oduca says. “It was true. None of the women interns were offered a job.”

In 2004, she joined JGC (Muntinlupa City, Philippines), a Japanese engineering firm with a global engineering center in the Philippines. “It’s an oil and gas company,” Oduca says. “It fit with my background. I started as a pipeline engineer, but then I expressed an interest in process engineering so they moved me into that.”

After spending a year on an assignment in Japan, Oduca returned to the Philippines in 2007, got married and left JGC. In 2008, she came to the U.S. to join her husband, and soon afterward their first child was born. “For about a year, I was a fulltime mom.”

Return to a new workforce
In 2009, she joined a small engineering firm in Oakland, CA. It specialized in chemical engineering but Oduca’s responsibilities did not utilize her skills in oil and gas. “A headhunter told me about Linde, and after my first interview I knew I liked it. It had a very friendly atmosphere and, of course, it’s involved in oil and gas.”

Oduca’s immediate goal is to build on her technical knowledge at Linde. “I want to know my field so well that if you wake me up in the middle of the night and ask me a question, I’ll be able to answer it immediately,” she says with a smile.

Adrian Gilbert works on the whole puzzle at DRS Technologies
Family comes first for Adrian Gilbert. “I have an hour-and-a-half commute to work each way, but it’s more important that our kids grow up close to their grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles than it is that I live closer to work.”

Gilbert is a principal engineer at defense contractor DRS Technologies (Gaithersburg, MD) working in its systems engineering group. “My responsibilities touch systems, project engineering and project management,” Gilbert explains. “Like a systems engineer, I’m responsible for a project from inception through production. I work with high-dynamic-range tuners and software-defined radios operating from VHS to K band.”

He worked on the Talon compact software-definable radio system that operates on four different RF channels. He also worked on the Picoceptor, a small surveillance radio that can be worn by soldiers or easily integrated into small air, land and sea platforms.

Gilbert is from the Bahamas, but he came to the U.S. to go to college and earn a degree in electrical engineering, which wasn’t available at home. He earned a BSEE from Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) in 1994 and followed up immediately with a 1996 MSEE from Johns Hopkins University.

“I didn’t intern or co-op in college,” says Gilbert, “but I was in a program called the Center of Microwave/Satellite and RF Engineering (COMSARE) that focused on microwave device and circuit simulation. We went out to companies to help them solve problems that they didn’t have time to tackle themselves.” Through COMSARE, Gilbert spent two summers working on research for Hughes Space and Communication (now Boeing Satellite Systems, Los Angeles, CA).

The beginnings of a systems career
In 1996, armed with his advanced degree, Gilbert started looking for a job. His previous relationship with Hughes meant he didn’t have to look too far. “Hughes was designing circuits for satellites serving the communications industry,” he says. “They made me an attractive offer and I joined them as a design engineer for radio frequency circuit designs.”

He married in 1996. His wife is from Baltimore, and Gilbert promised her they would only be in California a few years. By 2002, they had two children and made the decision to come back East.

There were no opportunities in Baltimore so Gilbert joined a smaller firm, Elcom Technologies (Rockleigh, NJ) as a senior engineer designing RF synthesizers and satellite communications converter products.

“At Hughes, we built receivers from MMIC devices. The transmit and receive sections I worked on didn’t include the actual synthesizers; that was handled by a separate group in a separate building. To me, the synthesizers were like a black box. I didn’t know what drove the requirements and design layouts. Elcom Technologies actually built the synthesizers, so I had an opportunity to see where the requirements came from and how they were met. That was the missing piece of the puzzle.”

In 2006, he says, “I saw an ad in the newspaper for a job in Maryland at DRS. It was a perfect fit because they were doing exactly what I had been doing, but all in one place. I wanted my kids to have an opportunity to grow up with family like my wife and I did.” The Gilberts moved back to Baltimore.

“It was worth the wait because what I’m doing now at DRS is the complete picture,” he says. As a program manager in a systems world, Gilbert sometimes gets involved with the funding of his projects. “I’d like to learn more about how the funding is distributed and what decisions are made before the requirements come out. I see myself getting more into the financial sector.”

Fellow Kristen Nock specializes in bandwidth efficiency research at NRL
“Sometimes commercial products can’t do what tactical operations require,” explains Kristen Nock. “That’s why there is a research laboratory. We can mold our research around what the fleet needs.”

Nock is a computer engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL, Washington, DC) working in optical communications and sensing. NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

“I’m the primary investigator for the bandwidth efficiency adaptive radiation (BEAR) project,” Nock says. “BEAR deals with fleet tactical operations. Imagine an aircraft and a ship where one has information that the other needs. It’s all about how to efficiently get the data from one node to the other.

“BEAR is a series of algorithms or a mathematical suite that I can apply to a hybrid communications system with multiple data links: RF, optical or wired. To improve the data throughput, we need to see which link works best in a given situation.”

She is the recipient of NRL’s 2013 Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished Scholar Fellowship. This brings in highly accomplished scientists and engineers at any degree level within one year of receiving their degree, and will provide funds to pay their salaries for up to two years.

“You get nominated with a project,” Nock says, “and mine was BEAR. It has to be a new project, not a continuation of something that your section is already doing. This lets the section branch out into new areas.”

A brain for STEM
Nock is from Baltimore, MD. Her mother is a chemist and her father a computer scientist. “Growing up, I always had a brain for math and science,” she says. “I knew it was something I wanted to do.”

Nock started in general engineering at West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV), but she graduated in 2013 with a dual bachelors in computer engineering and biometric systems.

NRL stands out
She met NRL representatives at a career fair, and started as a co-op student between her sophomore and junior years. “What I learned about the NRL appealed to me,” she remembers.

“It was great to see what I was learning in class applied to actual work. Since I had already decided on computer engineering before I co-oped, it was an affirmation that this is what I wanted to do.”

Nock became a fulltime NRL employee in July 2013. She started in RF communication, then moved to her current optical communication role.

She plans to start working on her MS in spring 2018 online at Johns Hopkins University in its electrical and computer engineering graduate program.

Nock’s experience highlights the opportunities open to women and minorities at the Naval Research Laboratory, notes NRL deputy EEO officer Lori Hill. “NRL research produces a myriad of end products benefitting not only the fleet but all of our armed services. NRL is always seeking talent at the graduate level in the science and technology (S&T;) fields.

“The diverse nature of our S&T; work is complemented by our diverse workforce, which provides not only the necessary technical talent but the added value of varied life. We believe a diverse workforce is imperative to fulfilling our mission and ensuring the laboratory remains vital and innovative.”

La-Toya Lawton: safety systems requirements at Leidos
Systems testing is the common thread running through the career of La-Toya Lawton, systems engineer at Leidos (Reston, VA).

Leidos was created by scientific, engineering and technology company Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC, McLean, VA) when it split into two independent companies in September. Leidos specializes in technology for the national security, health and engineering sectors.

Lawton joined Leidos (then SAIC) in 2006. Currently, she’s working as a systems engineer on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Portal Modernization (FPM) contract. FMCSA’s primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. The FPM program extends the current portal to include essential monitoring capabilities for crucial safety data.

“My primary role is requirements analyst,” Lawton explains. “I work with the client to establish how they want the new portal applications to work.

“The FMCSA is planning to retire its existing system and transitioning most of their functionality into the new portal. Users will have one single application for doing their day-to-day work.” The FPM is part of an earlier contract that has increased energy efficiency and reduced the agency’s hardware needs, Lawton adds.

A growing interest in STEM
Lawton grew up in Linden, NJ and math was a major interest in her life. In middle school, she took a summer engineering program at a local community college. In high school, though, she still wasn’t sure what she wanted to do but kept engineering in the back of her mind.

Her interest grew, and she earned a BS in computer science from Hampton University (Hampton, VA) in 1998. She co-oped for a semester at Newport Naval Shipyard. After graduation, she returned to New Jersey and joined Telcordia Technologies, Inc (Piscataway, NJ) as a systems tester, and later became a lead tester.

“During the time I worked there, Telcordia was owned by SAIC,” she adds. “I worked on multiple products including an inventory management tool for Sprint. It allowed users to track how their equipment was being used in the field.”

In 2005, Lawton and her family moved to Maryland and she worked with marketing research firm Arbitron (Columbia, MD). Lawton worked on systems testing for monitoring devices that Arbitron used to measure television and radio usage.

In 2006, Lawton came to SAIC, joining the FMCSA project she works on today. “I started as a systems tester,” she says. “In 2007, I started working with the requirements team, leveraging my applications expertise into the requirements analyst role. Our team is made up of six people representing requirements, data management, and training material development. I’m a lead requirements analyst, and I’m also involved in developing training materials.”

Lawton would like to move into a management role as a team lead. “I want to keep my hands on the tech side but not necessarily full-blown.”

Program manager JonPaul Mozee improves satellite systems at GDC4S
“I attended a conference recently and heard that seventy to eighty percent of the data collected from satellites isn’t used,” laments JonPaul Mozee, deputy program manager for the space operations unit of General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, AZ). “I want to use technology to look at more data, and change how we use it, to make satellites work better and last longer.”

C4 Systems develops and integrates communication and information systems and technology for U.S. government programs, allied nations and select commercial customers globally. Mozee joined the company in 2005. “I was working in Colorado when I learned about an opportunity at C4 Systems in California. I was raised in California, and my family and I had been hoping to move back.”

Mozee was born on Chanute AFB (Rontoul, IL) but his family moved to San Bernardino, CA while he was a baby, and he grew up on nearby Norton AFB. His father was in the U.S. Air Force and his grandfather was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, so the Air Force is in his blood.

“I’d always been interested in space,” Mozee remembers, “and I had a sixth-grade science teacher who really made the subject appeal to me. In high school I was part of the Phoenix program, which meant I took advanced math and science classes.”

Mozee had been accepted at a couple of colleges but decided to become a “third-generation Air Force guy.” He joined the USAF in 1991. “I was looking to work on airplanes, but I found a space operations field there. I was in a satellite operations squadron where we were doing launch and dispose operations for a few different satellites. When I came out in 2000, I knew I wanted to stay in space work.”

During his service, he became a trainer at Vandenberg AFB (Lompoc, CA). He also earned associates degrees in space operations technology and technology instruction.

When he left the Air Force he joined a company called Syncom, later owned by L-3. He did training for the Air Force Allied Control Network, a global network of ground antennas, to take care of national satellites. “I taught people how to use the antennas and about satellite orbital characteristics; generally, the care and feeding of satellites.”

In 2004, Mozee earned a BS in management from the University of Phoenix. “I wanted a degree that would augment my skills and make me more marketable. I wanted to be a decision-maker, not necessarily a manager.”

GDC4S: the perfect match
At C4 Systems, “I started as the leader of training programs for our Navy customer,” he explains. “It was a perfect match for my technology and business experience. I had a lot of involvement with the operations that were going on. C4 Systems management knew I had the ability to move into a deputy manager role and that’s what I did in 2008.

“That’s when the systems engineering came into play. In 2008, we were looking to bring on a new satellite constellation called the mobile user objective system (MUOS). We had to integrate the ground system that would fly the vehicle, and also learn about the satellite, to figure out what operations we were going to use for satellite engineering and analysis,” he explains.

“We had to take what we learned from the manufacturer and what we learned ourselves and then train the Navy. Once we had everything where we thought it should be, we rehearsed the launch, and did the launch. It was successful.”

Mozee has his PM certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI, Newtown Square, PA) and is a member of the Air Force Association (Arlington, VA).

As a program manager, Mozee wants to help bring more business into C4 Systems by improving processes. “I want to bring automation into the organization intelligently,” he says. “Automation is best at doing monotonous, easily patterned tasks. It requires a different skill set to bring automation in and maintain it. I want to be the guiding force to do that.”


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DRS Technologies (Gaithersburg, MD)
Integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide
Ensco, Inc (Falls Church, VA)
Engineering, science and advanced technology solutions for the defense, transportation, aerospace and intelligence sectors
General Dynamics C4 Systems
(Scottsdale, AZ) www.gdc4s.com
Communication and information systems and technology for U.S. government programs, allied nations and select commercial customers globally
Leidos (Reston, VA)
Scientific, engineering and technology solutions for national security, health and engineering
LGS Innovations (Herndon, VA)
Network research, products, services and networking solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, civilian agencies and advanced program communities
Linde Process Plants (Tulsa, OK)
Studies, design, procurement, construction; startup and turnkey plant installations for gas processing, refining and deep cryogenics
Naval Research Laboratory
(NRL, Washington, DC) www.nrl.navy.mil
Scientific research, technology and advanced development for the U.S. Navy and Marines
Systems Planning and Analysis
(SPA, Alexandria, VA) www.spa.com
Systems engineering and project management support to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy

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