Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC (ESP) has been awarded a prime contract to support the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office – Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) Project Manager, Distributed Common Ground System- Army (PM DCGS-A). This $175M contract has a one-year base and four one-year options and will provide DCGS-A Field Office Fort Hood (FOFH) Training and Fielding Support. It was awarded through the RS3 contract vehicle.
PM DCGS-A delivers the DCGS-A Family of Systems (FoS) to the Army at the different echelons to provide Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TPED) capability of SIGINT, HUMINT, IMINT, GEOINT, and All Source Intelligence in support of the Battlefield Commander’s situation understanding in near real time. PM DCGS-A, is headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD with the Field Office located at Fort Hood, TX (FOFH) where system integration, training, and fielding activities are conducted.
“ESP is privileged to support the PM DCGS-A mission. This new prime contract builds upon our 17 year legacy in the development and delivery of training to soldiers in diverse settings, both CONUS and OCONUS. We plan to embrace this partnership, and instill a culture of innovation and quality excellence in support of the Warfighter,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC (ESP) has been awarded a prime contract to support the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications Tactical (PEO C3T), Product Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR). This $100M contract has a one-year base and four one-year options. It was awarded through the RS3 contract vehicle.
The PM TR is the Army’s provider of tactical data radios and waveforms. PEO C3T’s fielded products are used extensively and successfully in combat operations today.
Throughout the period of performance, ESP will provide support in a diverse range of engineering, architecture, integration, and readiness support services that span the total life-cycle of PM TR systems. The required services include system of systems engineering and integration, network engineering, architecture development, interoperability engineering, information assurance, technology transition/insertion, testing, and training.
“ESP is honored to broaden its support of the PM Tactical Radios (PM TR) mission. This new SETA contract complements the support we have been providing to the PM TR Readiness Management Division for over 10 years. We look forward to continuing our partnership of innovation and quality excellence,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) was awarded a prime contract to build the first of its kind High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Hardened Mobile Control Center (HMCC) for the utility industry for Consolidated Edison (ConEd) Co. of NY, Inc. The ConEd HMCC will be a modular system, consisting of multiple elements (subsystems or enclosures), completely self-sufficient/self-contained, with its own power supply and climate control/ventilation systems. ESP’s contract includes the technical design, engineering, integration, testing, logistics, fielding/training, business management, administrative, and operational program support.
Con Edison has taken a leading role within the Utility Industry in developing proactive solutions to improve the overall resiliency of their system and minimize the recovery times required to regain full operational capability following a range of contingency events such as loss of major equipment (transformers, substation switchgear, etc). The Energy Control Centers, because of the extreme critical role they play in system operations, represent a major vulnerability. The HMCC is a rapid recovery solution which can take over system operations in less than one day.
“ESP is honored to support Consolidated Edison for this first of its kind project. We look forward to providing innovation and quality excellence for this project of national importance,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.
This project will provide a hardened backup Energy Control Center on a mobile platform which can be deployed to one of multiple locations in the event of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack that disable Con Edison Control Centers. The HMCC will require the delivery of three tractor trailer enclosures designed to withstand a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) event or a localized, directed Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) attack. These enclosures will contain the core operational systems that comprise a Con Edison Control Center, networking and communications equipment, as well as workstations for up to 16 operators. In addition to the three Mobile enclosures, multiple connection points will be built at pre-determined Con Edison property sites to provide a quick connection capability to the Verizon and ConEd Corporate Communications Transmission Network (CCTN) communications infrastructures.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) was awarded a prime position on the 10 year RS3 (Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Performance Based Services Contract that provides customized best value solutions to a diverse group of organizations which spans the spectrum of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission requirements throughout the world.
The scope of the contract will cover knowledge-based professional engineering support services for programs with C4ISR-related requirements to include:
“ESP is honored to receive the RS3 contract and continue our support in the C4ISR domain to the U.S. military since our inception in 2000. We are especially proud to be one of only 16 large businesses to receive a Phase One award given the hundreds of competitors,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.
“We are extremely excited to take this next step in providing C4ISR solutions as a prime contractor,” said Carolyn Palitto, ESP RS3 Program Director. “To provide the most comprehensive offering to our customers, we look to add best of breed companies to our team. We are hosting ESP RS3 Industry Day Sessions that will be held in the Aberdeen MD and Northern VA area for any interested industry partners. The Aberdeen Session will be held at 1400 EST, July 25th at 6245 Guardian Gateway, Suite 112, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.In addition, we will host a second session at 1400 EST July 26th at 14566 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA.
If interested in attending the Industry Days, please pre-register by email to the ESP RS3 Program Director, email@example.com, CC: ESPRS3@espus.com and specify which session you would like to attend. More information about RS3 can be found at http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-apg/RS3/.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) was awarded a prime contract to support the Army’s Product Manager Radars with programmatic, technical, engineering, testing, logistics, fielding/training, integration, business management, administrative, and operational program support. This $33M contract, which has a one-year base and two one-year options, was awarded through a full and open competition.
PdM Radars is responsible for the full scope of Radars products, to include Legacy, Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) and Programs of Record (POR) tactical radars systems, provide life-saving capabilities to the U.S. Military and our Allies by providing accurate real time detection, classification, tracking and coordinates locations to enable effective counter fire engagements and annihilation of enemy artillery, rocket and mortar systems.
Throughout the period of performance, ESP will continue to provide program support to PdM Radars, to include the identification of technologies and efficiencies that will be required to improve program management performance. ESP has and will continue to develop program-specific tools that provides total visibility and accountability of all Radars systems through their entire lifecycle (production, testing & acceptance, fielding/training and hand-off to gaining units). These tools provide management visibility and capability of hardware configurations, software versions, engineering changes/upgrades (ECPs), software changes/upgrades (SCPs) modification work orders (MWOs) and more through the entire life of the systems. ESP’s focus on introducing innovative tools and efficiencies, attention to quality, commitment to service, and dedicated personnel have earned them high praise from the Program Office.
“ESP has been honored to support the PdM Radars mission for the last 11 years. We look forward to continuing our partnership of innovation and quality excellence,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) announced today that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting.
The ESP Service Execution Team offerings encompass the indirect functional and project management support required for the identification, capture, proposal, award, and execution of contracts. The appraisal team noted that the ESP SharePoint based knowledge management enterprise significantly improves management visibility and staff efficiencies across all operating systems, thereby improving the timeliness and quality of services to its customers while reducing overall costs. This also enables ESP to provide a level of performance that exceeds industry norms, while simultaneously passing their savings on to their clients.
President and CEO, Douglas Fouser commented, “CMMI Level 3 is an example of our ongoing Corporate commitment to quality. As ESP expands our capability set, we will build upon our processes and strengthen best practices. CMMI supports us in the implementation of a common, integrated set of processes which enable the delivery of best in class services, with predictable cost, schedule, and quality. This achievement is paramount to our commitment to continuous process improvement while providing the highest level of services to our clients.”
CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.
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Radford University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC (ESP) at 1 p.m., Sept. 30 at the university’s Kyle Hall, room 320. The purpose of the MOU is to establish a strategic relationship between Radford University, COBE and ESP, which is headquartered in Chantilly. The agreement will benefit the signatories through branding, advertising and growth with a special emphasis on Northern Virginia.
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill and ESP President and CEO Douglas N. Fouser will sign the agreement to formalize the partnership. “Through a wide scope of initiatives, Radford and ESP will work together to promote and encourage innovation and to increase opportunities in education, employment and leadership development,” Hemphill said. “It will create better prospects for students and, in turn, build a stronger workforce for our nation.”
The partnership will offer Radford University students “opportunities for internships, full-time positions, class projects and other initiatives that will be developed over time,” said COBE Dean George Low. “We will also have access to ESP's Training Center of Excellence (TCoE) in Chantilly and the use of an office in their corporate headquarters,” Low said. “This will be very helpful as we consider revenue-generating programs that engage executives in Northern Virginia through the COBE’s Center for Innovation and Analytics and other college programs.” “We are excited about the relationship between ESP and Radford University. Both entities are recognized for their high level of training - Radford’s top quality education for their students and ESP’s high quality instruction to the U.S. and other countries Government agencies,” Fouser said.
Before the signing, Fouser will participate in COBE’s Executive in Residence program, in which executives visit campus to engage with students, faculty and the campus community through classroom sessions, lectures, one-on-one meetings and campus-wide forums. Fouser will meet with students and faculty on Sept. 29 and 30.View this Press Release on Radford’s site.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) announced today the promotion of Douglas Basile to the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Programs.
“We are pleased to add Doug to our Executive Team. His prior assignments in Business Development and Operations while at ESP have uniquely positioned him for this new role. He brings a wealth of experience in the C4ISR market; particularly among our core Aberdeen community, where we have focused growth initiatives,“ said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to ESP, Doug held senior leadership roles at Sensor Technologies Incorporated (STI) where he supported the development and management of over $600M in Army C4ISR business. He later assisted in the sale of the company to ManTech International where he was retained to integrate and stabilize the business post acquisition. Doug shared, “I am humbled to be a part of such an extraordinary group of dedicated employees. As a previous competitor to ESP, I saw first-hand the strength of ESP’s employee-centric culture. It is the foundation used to exceed customer expectations by driving value through the care and development of the dedicated staff that serve our customers. I look forward to working closely with our staff and strengthen that relationship to further increase our customers’ confidence.”Download this press release as a PDF.
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently awarded the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 3 Unrestricted contract to Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP). The Contract period of performance consists of one base period and one 5-year option that extends the contract to September 2024.
The OASIS contracts provide the Government with access to flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services. “OASIS enables ESP to offer expanded professional engineering solutions to our customers,” said Doug Fouser, President and CEO of ESP. “We are impressed with the GSA OASIS Program Office and their willingness to proactively engage and support agencies across the Government.”
The OASIS Pool 3 contract belongs to a family of seven separate OASIS Government-wide Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contract pools. The contracts are designed to address the Government’s need for a full range of service requirements that integrate multiple professional service disciplines and ancillary services/products. OASIS provides flexibility for all contract types and pricing at the task order level.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) announced today that Gary Winkler, former Army’s Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), has joined the ESP Advisory Board. “Gary’s extensive experience as a leader in Government as well as private industry will immediately benefit ESP’s strategic growth strategy, specifically in IT and supporting PEO EIS,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Gary Winkler is a well-known defense and information technology executive with a 30-year track record of leading edge accomplishments. He served in the Senior Executive Service from 2003 until 2011 when he left to join private industry. As his first SES assignment, he reported to the Army’s CIO/G-6 as the Army’s first Chief Knowledge Officer and Principal Deputy for Governance and Acquisition, where he established Army IT Policy, Processes and IT Personnel Development Program. In 2007, Gary was assigned as PEO EIS where he led a $4 billion per year organization of 2,500 professionals to deliver new, large-scale systems supporting finance, logistics, personnel, communications infrastructure, biometrics, medical and warfighting functions. Mr. Winkler worked across all Military Departments, DoD Agencies, the OSD staff, and the Congressional Staff. He was twice awarded the Presidential Rank Award (Distinguished and Meritorious), twice awarded the Secretary of the Army's Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, twice selected as a Federal Computer Week’s “FED100”, selected as Government Computer News' Defense Executive of the Year, selected for the Association for Federal Information Resource Management Executive Leadership Award, selected for the e-Gov Institute’s Knowledge Management Award, and was awarded the Army’s Superior Unit Award and Commander’s Award. Currently, Gary is the President of American Cyber, which he founded in 2011. American Cyber, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001 certified, Women-Owned, Small Business headquartered in Virginia and specializes in providing cybersecurity and information technology services to support U.S. Army enterprise-wide systems which has resulted in 100% year-over-year growth since inception.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions and Products LLC (ESP) announced today that General Bantz J. “John” Craddock, U.S. Army Retired, has joined the ESP Advisory Board. “John’s extensive experience as a distinguished leader in both the corporate and military arenas will immediately benefit ESP’s strategic growth strategy,” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and Chief Executive Officer.
General Craddock served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander in Chief of the U.S. European Command. As SACEUR, General Craddock commanded the military forces of NATO’s 28 nations and led history’s most successful alliance into new frontiers of relevance and purpose. His distinguished military career spanned leadership at all levels, including Combat Commander in Operation Desert Storm and Commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
General Craddock received many U.S. military and international awards for distinguished service. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council and on the Board of Advisors of MTCI. Prior to this, he served as President of the MPRI Division at L-3 Communications. He is a graduate from West Virginia University and received a master’s degree in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC (ESP) was awarded a prime contract to provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) to the Army Project Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR). This $25M task order, which has a one-year base and two one-year options, was awarded under the newly formed GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS).
Project Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR) enables tactical communications by providing a range of products that are capable of terrestrial and celestial communications. PM TR’s acquisition mission is to develop and field the next generation of software-defined tactical radio systems, while also fielding and sustaining legacy/current force tactical radio systems. Through this award, ESP will provide the Army with Total Package Fielding (TPF), New Equipment Training (NET), and support for Logistics Information Systems (LIS), platform integration/installation, and logistics documentation. Performance will take place in support of PM TR products in both CONUS and OCONUS locations as per each system’s TPF Plan. The ESP team is comprised of Vistronix, Z2 Technologies LLC, JHT Inc., and Booz Allen Hamilton.
“ESP is honored to provide continued support to PM TR. We are committed to deliver outstanding integrated logistics services to our Army customers as they continue to enhance our Nation’s warfighting capabilities” said Douglas Fouser, ESP President and CEO.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) recently entered into a formal Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Sarai Services Group, Inc. (SSG). The three year agreement was formally launched last week with a celebration at ESP Headquarters, located in Chantilly, VA
SSG is a service disabled, veteran-owned, small disadvantaged, minority-owned business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Established in 2013, SSG specializes in logistics, program management, and information technology.
Doug Fouser, President and CEO of ESP, stated, “We are proud to serve as a mentor to SSG through the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program. We have immediate plans to commence training and partnering with SSG as we expand our businesses together. Through partnerships such as this, ESP remains focused on small businesses.”
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program has continued to offer substantial assistance to small disadvantaged businesses since 1991. ESP previously mentored the Greystones Group through the successful DoD mentoring program.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) was successfully on-ramped to the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with a ceiling value of $23B. The Army is using the EAGLE contract to move equipment in and out of theater and also to reset equipment so it is ready for overseas deployment, troop training, inventory and parts.
Doug Fouser, President and CEO of ESP, stated “This strategic win enables ESP to leverage our integrated logistics core competencies to serve our customers in and out of theater”.
The ESP Team is comprised of teammates Automotive Management Services FZ-LLC, EMI Services, Gemini Tech Services LLC, Purple Shovel, and Crisis Response Company.
The EAGLE BOA period of performance continues through 28 September 2017.Download this press release as a PDF.
Douglas Fouser, President & CEO of Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC (ESP), formally announced this week that ESP has relocated its Corporate headquarters to Chantilly, VA from Eatontown, NJ.
Relocation to the DC metro area enhances the capacity of ESP to expand markets and diversify its portfolio. “We are proud to have our new headquarters located in Chantilly, VA. We have immediate plans to expand our integrated logistics solutions business into new customer markets while launching our new service offerings in information technology,” said Fouser.
ESP’s new facility has a state-of-the-art Training Center that will be utilized by the ESP Training Center of Excellence (TCoE). The company also has a spacious Conference Center to support symposiums. ESP has additional offices in Killeen, TX; Havre de Grace, MD; and Augusta, GA. The Eatontown, NJ office will remain open with a small staff.Download this press release as a PDF.
The Board of Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC announced today the hiring of Douglas N. Fouser as permanent President and Chief Executive Officer.
Douglas brings with him 31 years of strategic planning, business development and government contracting management experience. Most recently, Douglas was Group Vice President and General Manager at Engility Corporation, where he was responsible for approximately 3,000 personnel and $470 million of annual revenue, supporting worldwide Training & Mission Support customers. Prior to his two years at Engility Douglas spent eight years in Senior Vice President and General Manager positions for L-3 Communications, before moving to Engility during its spin-off from L-3. Previously, Douglas served as Executive Vice President for ManTech International, where he was responsible for their Information Technology Solutions Group. Douglas has also worked for Cubic Defense Systems in a variety of senior management positions, culminating with his assignment as Vice President of their Tactical Electronic Products Division. Douglas holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Douglas replaces Carla Lucchino, who served as Interim CEO of ESP during the Company‘s search for a permanent position. The Board greatly appreciates Carla‘s significant contributions during her tenure and wishes her all the best in her next endeavor. The Board is confident that Douglas‘s extensive government contracting background and proven track record of profitable growth will help ensure the future success of ESP as a leading Government Services and Solutions provider.
Mr. Fouser said “ESP has an excellent reputation with its customers and a deep respect for their critical missions. I am honored to be leading the team at ESP and look forward to building the Company into an industry-leading provider of quality services to the U.S. Government and their allied partners.”
Engineering Solutions & Products, LLC is a leading Department of Defense contractor which specializes in solving complex global challenges in Logistics, Readiness, Systems Integration, and Project Management. ESP which was founded in 2000 is based in Chantilly, Virginia and has 33 worldwide locations.Download this press release as a PDF.
Engineering Solutions & Products LLC (ESP) announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract by Patricio Enterprises under their Seaport-e contract to Product Manager, Tactical Communication Systems (PdM TCS). The objective of this contract is to provide management, acquisition, financial management, and logistics support to PdM TCS and the PdM TCS program teams. In addition to the Quantico-based acquisition team, ESP is also supporting the Fielding teams at Camp Lejeune NC and Camp Pendleton CA. PdM TCS is a key Marine Corps program for ESP to leverage our success in supporting US Army Tactical Radios to share acquisition best practices across the services. This is an important award for ESP as we add the Marine Corps Systems Command to our growing list of Marine Corps customers. ESP is pleased and excited to be part of the Patricio Enterprises team on this key contract. The award is for an eight-month base period with two, one-year option periods extending into May 2017.Download this press release as a PDF.