The DSIAC Team
The SURVICE Engineering Company was honored to receive a 6-year prime contract on 1 January 2014 to operate the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC). SURVICE (pronounced “Service”) is a Defense based small business headquartered in Harford County, MD, with additional operating sites located near major Department of Defense (DoD) customer facilities and military installations throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1981 to provide specialized survivability services—hence, the name SURVICE—the company has continued to expand and enhance its core capabilities and now also supports the complementary homeland security, advanced technologies, environmental, and commercial markets.
SURVICE’s approximately 350 employees have backgrounds in engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, acquisition, technical writing, training, and other technical and administrative fields; and many of them have extensive DoD and/or operational military experience. Using a proven matrix approach that draws upon expertise from across the company’s workforce, SURVICE is able to provide customized work teams and processes to support each project and customer. But regardless of the type of support provided, SURVICE’s overall focus has always remained the same—to help provide the Warfighter with the safest, most survivable, and most effective equipment possible.
DSIAC SUPPORT TEAM
The DSIAC team also includes a group of well-established small businesses, research and development (R&D) laboratories, and academic institutions that have a long record of accomplishments in R&D and support of the DoD Information Analysis Center (IAC) program, specifically with several of the legacy IACs that form the core foundation of DSIAC. This team will draw upon the collective best practices of the legacy IACs as it implements a comprehensive set of management processes, procedures, and tools to facilitate the collection, processing, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) in executing the DSIAC mission.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), operator of the legacy Military Sensing Information Analysis Center (SENSIAC), supplies DSIAC with technical support for the military sensing and electronic warfare (EW) subject areas.
The Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI/Austin), which supported both the legacy Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) and former Nondestructive Testing Information Analysis Center (NTIAC), brings significant laboratory and materials R&D and testing experience to DSIAC.
The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), long-time operator of the Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center (CPIAC) and its legacy IACs, is supporting DSIAC’s energetics subject area with research scientists from their Energetics Research Group (ERG).
Finally, The West Virginia University Innovation Corporation (WVUIC), an independent, non-profit applied research affiliate of West Virginia University (WVU), supports DSIAC’s autonomous systems subject area.