Aptima Awarded Naval Air Contract
Aptima Awarded Naval Air Warfare Center–Training Systems Division Contract Valued up to $781 Million over Five Years
Small business transitions R&D to long term DoD training acquisition program
Woburn, MA, March 18, 2013 – Aptima, which applies expertise in how humans think, learn, and behave, announced today its selection to an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center’s Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD). Under the five year multi-award contract, which has a value of up to $781 million, Aptima will deliver training solutions to support military communities from air, land, surface, undersea, cross platform, and joint systems, and other Government agencies.
The Training Data Products Contract (TDPC) covers a lifecycle of services that support the management of existing training systems, and the modernization and conversion to new and emerging training and delivery solutions. This includes activities related to the analysis, design, development, implementation, and sustainment of training systems.
“Aptima is thrilled to be part of an acquisition vehicle of this magnitude, and appreciative of the customers that have placed their trust in our innovative training capabilities,” said Mike Garrity, Aptima’s Vice President of Programs. “This contract characterizes the continuum of what we do, and it signals our company’s evolution and growth towards larger, longer term acquisition programs.”
One of six contract awardees, Aptima qualified for each of the three set asides for small business.
Since its founding in 1995, the company has specialized in engineering tools and technologies that improve human performance. Its research and development for the Department of Defense and government research labs has advanced the state of live, virtual, and constructive learning models, content and courseware delivery, adaptive training systems, and human performance measurement.
“We look forward to transitioning our hardened R&D into the most intelligent and cost-effective solutions for training our nation’s warfighters,” added Garrity.
Aptima’s extensive track record for developing training solutions for the Department of Defense includes:
- Analysis, design, and evaluation – Through a decade-long partnership with Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Combat Command, and the Group for Organizational Effectiveness, Aptima and its partners have helped to define the “go to war” knowledge skills necessary for the contemporary operational environment. These analyses identified training gaps and corrective recommendations, covering every major weapon system within the USAF, and included joint and coalition partners.
- Development, production, and implementation – Aptima developed courseware focused on the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) for the Captain’s Career Course at the Army’s Combined Armed Support Command.
- Sustainment – As a member of the L-3 Communications Government Services, Inc. Academic, Training & Exercise Contract Support (ATECS) team, Aptima helped convert and implement hundreds of hours of self-paced interactive courseware in support of the Air Force 505th Command and Control Wing.