Who We Are

Best Places to Work in 2014Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) has a passion for doing interesting work that impacts important decisions. We are a professional services provider with a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to executive decision makers throughout the Government, Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy.

What We Do For Our Customers

We tackle clients’ most complex problem. We use rigorous and process-driven analytical and scientific methods applied by staff with in-depth experience in systems engineering, operations research, and acquisition management. The results are timely, workable and affordable solutions that delight our customers.

SPA sees itself as a full partner, vested in the outcome of each challenge. Each problem gets an “A team” with the right technical expertise and relevant experience to address the technical, operational, programmatic, policy and business aspects of the issue. That team takes great pride in providing high-quality deliverables to the clients on schedule.

What Our Customers Say

Clients appreciate the dedication, experience and tools we bring to their tough problems, and sometimes they tell us so.

“The decision to have them as part of my team was the best decision I have ever made.”

“Across a wide spectrum of challenges, I can always count on your team of capable, experienced, responsive and dedicated employees to help us analyze issues, develop workable solutions, and advise the best possible decisions for our nation’s defense.”

“The work SPA does is critical to allowing us to make the right choices with limited resources.”

“There has been no other organization so instrumental in shaping my thinking, breaking down highly complex issues, and going the exhaustive extra mile to support critical decision-making than SPA.”

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SPA Welcomes Arthur H. “Trip” Barber III

Trip BarberNovember 2014: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Arthur H. “Trip” Barber III to its team. Barber comes to SPA after retiring from his position as Deputy Director for the Navy Assessments Division (N81) for the office of the CNO and as the Navy’s Chief Analyst.

Barber’s expertise extends into the joint arena and brings to SPA significant experience in resource and requirements analysis, defense program development, and strategic planning. Kirk Donald, President and CEO of SPA shares, “I have had the good fortune to work with Trip extensively. He is a person of integrity and exceptional competence. Further, he is a courageous advocate for a rigorous analytical approach to solving the most challenging problems that leaders are facing today in the national security arena. Trip will bring tremendous value to our existing and potential clients with his insightful and creative approaches to their issues.”

Halloween Candy Donation

November 2014: SPA has donated over 50 pounds of leftover Halloween Candy to the USO in an effort to fill care packages for the U.S. Military through Operation Gratitude. It’s one way we would like to say “Thank you for serving!”

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