Who We Serve: Through an Electronic Systems Center (ESC) Professional Acquisition Support Services (PASS) task order, Quantech provides Advisory and Assistance services (A&AS) to the Aerial Air Surveillance Systems Division (HBS). This Air Force program office is responsible for acquisition and fielding of $5.35B of U.S. and International Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) and Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&C), including sixteen active AEW Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases in excess of $2.9B with seven nations (Australia, France, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom) and NATO. The current AWACS/AEW&C family is composed of Boeing 707/767 AWACS systems and 737 AEW&C platforms. We also support the Air Force Program Executive Officer (AFPEO), Battle Management Directorate (HB) - the parent unit to the Aerial Air Surveillance Systems Division. The Battle Management Directorate trains, organizes and equips over 950 authorized personnel comprised of four Divisions responsible for the total life cycle management of weapon system programs valued at over $27.8B in integrated advanced air and ground surveillance, weapons control and battle management capabilities integration and airspace mission planning efforts. The majority of this support is accomplished at Hanscom AFB, MA; however, support is also provided in Seattle, WA, Offutt AFB, NE and Hamamatsu AB, Japan. Under this contract effort, Quantech has also provided support to ACC/A8 (E-3) at Langley AFB, VA.
What We Do: PASS is a performance-based A&AS contract that provides ESC Directorate and Division organizations with acquisition support expertise that complements the Government’s organic technical capabilities. Under this task order, Quantech provides program management, acquisition, contracting, financial management, program security, operations and integration, training, executive administrative, graphics/illustrations, unit deployment management and human resources support to both organizations. This professional mix of experts provides support encompassing the full spectrum of acquisition services during the entire system life cycle. Our management approach focuses on providing resource flexibility that evolves with each customer’s changing needs while maintaining the right skill mix for task workload at the lowest possible cost. We measure our performance through Service Delivery Summary (SDS) metrics (external), as well as self-imposed metrics (internal) that quantify how well we are meeting all customers’ expectations in key areas such as Transition, Cost and Schedule control, Personnel Management and Business Relations.
The Results: Our employees are key contributors and have direct impact on mission success. Here are a few examples of what our team has accomplished:
- Acquisition: Provided senior level leadership to a High Performance Team which produced a new program installation strategy directly saving the warfighter $60M+ and 4 months of schedule by having the Air Logistics Center complete the fleet modification in conjunction with scheduled AWACS Periodic Depot Maintenance.
- International FMS Programs: Presented an execution strategy on future radar and CNS/ATM upgrades that convinced RSAF leadership to re-think new investments and initiate actions towards future Saudi AWACS upgrades.
- Joint Test Force: Provided outstanding Flight Operations/Management Support which coordinated and distributed all flight authorizations, maintained aircrew flight records, performed annual review of technical orders and flight publications and posted/distributed new and updated technical manuals; Feb 2010 AFMC/A3V Aircrew Performance Evaluation rated aircrew publications as Excellent with zero errors; March 2010 Staff Assistance Visit found all areas examined to be Compliant.
- Program Security Support: At Langley, our personnel provided personnel, physical, industrial, information and program security support for numerous classified programs up to and including TS/SCI and Special Access Programs; expertly interpreted and applied current policy and regulations and wrote a Standard Operating Procedure that supports JAFAN6/0 guidance and has become the benchmark for security execution.
- Contracting: Our contract closeout performance recently earned our closeout specialist Contractor of the Quarter recognition by our customer for single-handedly incorporating 115 contract modifications in ConWrite, including several de-obligation actions that saved the customer $410K in canceling funds.
- Human Resources: Quantech provided Unit Deployment Manager support to six Base Readiness Exercises (BRE), eight “real world” ESC personnel deployments and the UCI, coordinating all training/mobility requirements with zero discrepancies and earning the Wing “Excellent” ratings for the Unit Compliance Inspection.