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SPA Joins Board of Systems Engineering Council

April 2014: SPA joined the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) as a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, allowing SPA to join forces with other industry professionals to influence INCOSE’s direction, focus and priorities.

INCOSE is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. The Corporate Advisory Board is the “Voice of the Corporate Customer,” and serves as a conduit between INCOSE and industry to engage key corporate systems engineering-related issues and information.

“SPA brings its 40 years of SE experience to the board position,” said Kirk Donald, SPA President and CEO. “We look forward to working with the broader community to strengthen the overall state of Systems Engineering practices and activities that are important to all of us.”

SPA CEO Featured in Washington Post

January 2014 – SPA President and CEO Kirk Donald was profiled in a recent “New at the Top” in the Washington Post. Read the article here.

SPA Names Kirk Donald President and CEO

Photo of Kirk DonaldJan. 6, 2014 -- The Board of Directors of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) has named Kirkland H. Donald as President and CEO.

Retired Navy Admiral Kirk Donald joined SPA as Executive Vice President in June 2013 after a 37-year career in the U.S. Navy. His last assignment, for eight years, was Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion and Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Reactors. Prior to that, he served as Commander of the U.S. Submarine Forces.

Having founded SPA in 1972, Phillip E. Lantz, President and CEO of SPA for 41 years, will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the three-person company grew to a $100M per year organization, providing decision support for national security programs through the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy.

SPA Awarded N81 World Class Modeling Contract

Nov. 19, 2013 – SPA was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide world class modeling and simulation services in support of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Assessment Division (N81).

The services are for systems engineering, model development and research, model modification and improvements, and model testing, transition, and demonstration support. The models support OPNAV in the areas of warfighting, manpower, and fleet readiness. SPA is the prime for the contract with five sub-contractors: Sonalysts, Inc., Concept Analysis and Integration LLC (CAI), Innovative Decisions, Inc., ProModel Corporation, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Sub League Honors Phil Lantz for more than 50 Years of Contributions

Oct. 28, 2013 -- Phillip E. Lantz, founder and long-time President and CEO of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA), was honored Oct. 24 for more than 50 years of personal contributions to the US Navy submarine programs. Lantz is currently SPA’s Chairman of the Board.

The Naval Submarine League presented Lantz with the Distinguished Civilian Award at their annual symposium banquet. The award recognizes “the personal contributions of a government or industry individual whose contributions have been of extraordinary value to the success of the Navy submarine program.”