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General Ronald Keys joins SPA Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA – September 2017: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., (SPA) is pleased to welcome General Ronald Keys (USAF, Ret.), to the SPA Board of Directors. Gen. Keys spent 40 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as the commander of Air Combat Command and the Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command. As the ACC Commander, Gen. Keys was responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment. Through his Air Force career, Gen. Keys commanded at all levels of Air Force leadership, was the first commander of the Air Force Doctrine Center and was a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours.

“General Keys brings extensive experience in the DoD acquisition process, security, unmanned aerial systems, irregular warfare, cyber, organizational management, military operations and wargaming strategies,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA CEO and President.

Gen. Keys has consulted for SPA for several years providing operational context for work SPA has done for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and for pilot experience-level studies SPA has done for Air Combat Command. “General Keys is a great addition to the SPA Board of Directors and I am very much looking forward to working with him moving forward. His experience will be invaluable as we provide world-class support to our current clients and explore new opportunities,” Dr. Vantine said.

In addition to his ownership of RK Solution Enterprises, LLC, Gen. Keys is the Chair of CNA’s Advisory Board on DoD Energy and Climate Change; member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board; member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees; and member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s National Security Advisory Council.

SPA awarded $94M contract to provide Engineering and Technical Support for NAVSEA PEO IWS 2.0 Above Water Sensors Program

Alexandria, VA – July 2017: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) received a $94 million follow-on prime contract award with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). As part of the contract, SPA will help the Above Water Sensors Program Office (known as PEO IWS 2.0) develop and field state of the art above water sensors for the U.S. Navy. PEO IWS 2.0 is responsible for development, fielding and sustaining radar, electronic warfare, decoy, electro-optical sensor systems and Directed Energy systems for U.S. Navy surface ships.

“PEO IWS 2.0 enhances the U.S. Navy’s flexibility and capability while increasing warfighter diversity against the evolving threats facing our armed services,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA President and CEO . “SPA will deploy domain expertise in advanced sensor systems to assist the Navy in delivering these complex systems to the fleet.”

This third quarter 2017 award is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, with a base year and four one-year options and represents follow-on work for SPA. For more information about SPA, please visit

SPA provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives. For more information, visit

SPA Celebrates 45 Years in Business

Alexandria, VA – July 2017: Today Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., celebrates 45 years in business supporting America’s National Defense.

On July 28, 1972, Phillip Lantz incorporated Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., with three employees working primarily with the U.S. Navy, leading major technical support programs for the Strategic Systems Programs. Over the next four decades, SPA grew into a company dedicated to serving the Nation, doing important work, and always executing it with the utmost rigor, integrity and candor. In the interim years, 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.

“Through Phil’s strong leadership and the dedicated contributions of many hundreds of SPA employees past and present, SPA built a hard-earned reputation as a trusted advisor that stayed focused on our clients’ missions while doing business the right way. Today, we carry on that tradition of excellence and remain committed to performing important work for our Nation’s most important programs and doing so the right way all the time,” said Dr. William Vantine, President and CEO of SPA.

“Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national objectives. SPA’s distinguished reputation for over 45 years is based on high caliber work supporting national security and national defense customers. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we have offices and personnel around the country. Our employees have expertise in an array of domains including Air, Surface, and Undersea Warfare and Operations, Nuclear Deterrence, Safety, and Security, Radar and Sensor Systems, Ballistic Missile Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Department of Defense Acquisition Processes, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems, Unmanned Systems, Space Systems, and Improvised Threats and Analytic Software Development. To learn more about SPA, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

SPA Selected as a 2017 Washington Post Top Workplace

Top Work Places in 2017Alexandria, VA – June 2017: For the fourth year in a row, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA), has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post’s 2017 Top Workplaces are determined based on feedback collected via an employee survey conducted by the independent research firm Workplace Dynamics, LLC. The results identify the top 150 organizations based on survey responses compared to similarly sized companies in the region.

SPA received high ratings on leadership engagement, work environment, company values and culture, pay and benefits, work-life balance and business development.

“On behalf of the entire SPA team, I am honored to accept this recognition from the Washington Post as a Top Workplace in the DC area,” said SPA President and CEO Dr. William Vantine. “At its foundation, SPA is a people company, so this acknowledgment is especially meaningful because it is the result of direct feedback from our employees. They are the reason for our success and I could not be prouder of their talent and commitment to delivering quality service to our clients.”

“We believe in recruiting high quality staff, providing a professional work environment, a strong compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity for individual initiative. Our high-quality staff blends professional skills and experience with personal initiative and integrity to provide clients with creative, relevant and high-quality work,” he said. “I am tremendously proud that SPA has been selected as a Top Workplace for the fourth year in a row.”

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SPA Names Alan R. Stewart Chief Financial Officer

Alan Stewart, SPA CFOAlexandria, VA – October 2016: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. has named Alan R. Stewart Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 24, 2016.

Mr. Stewart is a highly respected senior executive with deep experience in management, tax, investor relations, finance, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies. Prior to joining SPA, Mr. Stewart was the CFO for Vistronix, where he oversaw the integration of multiple acquisitions, facilitated sales of the company’s equity, and implemented new organizational structures. Before that, Mr. Stewart served as the CFO for Oceus Networks and ICF International, whose annual revenue grew six fold during his tenure. In 2010, the Northern Virginia Technology Council selected Mr. Stewart as a finalist for the Greater Washington Technology CFO Award in the Public Company CFO of the Year category.

“We are very excited to have someone of Alan’s caliber and integrity join the SPA team,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA’s President and CEO. “He brings a wealth of experience and proven success in budgeting and forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and management and leadership to our team.”

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