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Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., was founded by Chairman of the Board Phillip E. Lantz in 1972 with three employees. Mr. Lantz served as President and CEO until January 2014. Today, more than 400 talented and experienced employees provide decision support to key national security leaders, under the leadership of President and CEO Kirk Donald, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired).

SPA was founded on work primarily with the U.S. Navy, leading major technical support programs for the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) which has led to numerous major decisions involving the Trident Weapons Systems. Over the past four decades, the needs of our clients have evolved, and so has SPA. SPA has expanded its customer base and experience to cover a wide range of missions and clients in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy. SPA services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Technical analysis
  • Systems engineering and technical trade-off analysis
  • Operations analysis
  • Program management consulting
  • Force structure analysis
  • Warfare assessments
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Analysis of Alternatives
  • Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • System acquisition support
  • Financial management support
  • Business process reengineering
  • Resource allocation planning
  • Serious Gaming