Our mission. Our Nation’s future.

SPA is a premier government contracting firm that provides knowledge-based solutions integrating technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives.

For 50 years, we have informed decisions that have strategic and lasting impacts on national security. Our clients entrust us with their critical missions. Every day our employees work to serve our Nation, and we work to serve our employees because every mission is personal to us. We foster continuous professional growth, provide diverse experiences, and encourage all  employees to explore a range of opportunities across the company. This focus ensures SPA’s leaders of tomorrow can renew the commitment we made to our very first client and every client since then, supporting their evolving needs while adhering to our core values.

The values that guide us

National Service

We help secure the Nation’s future. We think further ahead than our busy clients can afford to, identifying emerging problems early and providing solutions to them before they occur.


We are trusted agents. The backbone of our well-established relationships with our government clients is our understanding of historical context and our discretion.

Integrity and Candor

We have a profound respect for facts, analytical rigor, and open engagement. We emphasize honest internal critique to ensure we deliver the highest quality product. 


We blend various disciplines and expertise to provide thoughtful, integrated, analysis-based solutions to our client’s hardest problems.  

Stability and Security

We know motivated teams do the best work. To create an environment where we all can flourish, we invest in our relationships, personal expertise, tools, and facilities.


Our strength is the aggregated skills of our people, the bold initiative that they exercise, the tools they create, and the relationships they cultivate.

We bring the best and the brightest team together to provide data-driven, integrated solutions to address our clients and the Nation’s most critical challenges.

Terry Benedict, SPA President

Leading by example

At SPA, you will work with leaders, not just managers. Our leaders take both a professional and personal interest in our clients and our employees, enabling them to reach their goals. They nurture teams, acknowledging that a high-functioning team is the only way we can innovate and progress towards our collective missions.

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