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Australian Force Structure Planning

The Force Design Division of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) designs and guides the development of a capable, agile, and potent Future Force. SPA’s…

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Managing Military Logistics Readiness

In light of renewed competition among the great powers, material supply is critical. Industrial facilities are critical to ensuring military readiness…

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Reducing Uncertainty in Project Planning

Project planning is difficult enough. Uncertainty and cognitive bias present risks in the planning process when clarity is required.

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The Art of Wargaming

The Department of Defense regularly faces complex challenges regarding future technology and international competition and threats. Wargaming provides…

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Countering Unmanned Systems

With the increasing threat of unmanned aerial systems, the effort to counter this threat has become an urgent operational need.

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Optimizing Fleet Readiness

The US Navy routinely cycles its F/A-18 fighter jet inventory through maintenance and modification, rotates the jets among different squadrons, and simultaneously…

Employee Spotlight

“The exposure is great. I can dive in and not get bored—it’s like the military, always moving on.”

As a young Marine Corps Infantry Officer transitioning out of military service, Caleb K. had big decisions to make. How would he find the right place to…

Employee Spotlight

“At my last company I did programmatic support and learned about SPA in my research. I realized they were the company to beat in terms of impact on national security.”

Melissa M., an Assistant Program Manager supporting submarine security and survivability, exemplifies the art of the possible. Given her background—no…

Employee Spotlight

“SPA’s intern program is based in substantive work that provided awesome context for my academic studies.”

As an undergrad in international affairs in 2015, Alix N. was studying nuclear policy, and at one point she presented a talk at a nuclear policy conference…

Employee Spotlight

“Morale at M Street makes it a joy to come to work every day.”

Mike Y. personifies the potential for building a career that combines everything one looks for in work and in life. His first requirement is be part of…

Employee Spotlight

“It feels different here. We don’t do paper churning. We brainstorm, set strategy, and work as a team.”

Marcus T. has been at SPA for 3.5 years and today is a Senior Contracts Administrator. Before arriving at SPA, Marcus worked at a number of defense and…

Employee Spotlight

“SPA’s concern for the individual employee has never changed. It’s a core fundamental for us.”

Remaining with one company for 30 years and counting is a rare feat these days. John B. began his career with SPA as an intern over three decades ago.…