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Beavercreek Company Wins Re-compete Contract at Los Angeles AFB
7 November 2018
BTAS, a Beavercreek, OH-based defense company, received announcement that they are the winner of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Directorate of Strategic Plans and Programs (SMC/XP) and Directorate of Staff (SMC/DS) (XP/DS) task order. This award, with a potential value of $14M if all options are extended, continues BTAS’ support with SMC XP/DS for another five years. The win also pushes BTAS’ strategic business area forward and further solidifies their presence at SMC who they have been providing support to since 2007.
The Space and Missile Systems Center, headquartered in El Segundo, at Los Angeles AFB California, is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining military space systems. The center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment, and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems.
BTAS will provide administration management, personnel support, and program strategic planning activities.
BTAS is a nationally-recognized, privately-held, Woman-Owned Small Business with more than 22 years of experience in providing business and technical solutions for information technology, communications, security, program management, and engineering. Our employees are dedicated to providing exceptional solutions and a progressive approach to supporting our federal, state, and commercial customers. BTAS is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Visit www.btas.com to learn more about our innovative and growing company. Follow BTAS on LinkedIn or Facebook for upcoming company events and employment opportunities.
BTAS Featured: Here’s how Dayton’s Defense Firms Land Big Contracts
Angela Fronista, BTAS President & CEO, address the companies growth and business.
Who are your typical clients?
We actively support the US Air Force, US Navy and NASA.
We’re hearing that some Dayton-area defense firms are enjoying boom times. Would you agree with that statement? Why or why not?
Some Government organizations are competing work and pulling together multiple task orders within their organization that were once stand-alone task orders/contracts. These are now very large contracts. In some ways, the market is being consolidated. We are seeing program with some growth and the need for additional staff, but I would not say it is a boom for our market overall. The consolidation does create a windfall for the winners but since there are fewer contracts it has the opposite impact on more companies. I think under President Trump there is a confidence that more dollars are available for programs, and that customers are spending dollars on programs that were restricted due to a lack of funding in the past. But I am not seeing a boom. There are growth opportunities, but a boom? Not really.
How challenging is landing contracts, and is there a secret to it? What are some techniques your company uses to find success?
Yes, when you are competing for contracts, it is very challenging. Our secrets? Hmm….not sure I can share. I can tell you that this area of business is probably the most challenging. It takes a lot of effort, coordination, communication, discipline, processes, and the ability to build relationships. It is an investment in time, resources and stamina. You can do everything “right” and still lose. It is an exciting challenge for people with drive and purpose.
What are you doing to prepare in case orders tighten up and the boom ends? Or, if you feel there’s not a boom now, how are you getting through lean times?
Most every DoD company that is actively working today has persevered through possibly the most challenging years of DoD contracting. The sequestration strategy was unbelievably challenging. There is a new methodology the Government is using to compete contracts and task orders that has the potential to shut out many companies providing support today. We are working to share our concerns with decision makers while pursuing other opportunities with new customers. The key to overcoming some of these major challenges is to diversify your business base. That is a constant challenge. Having access to preferred Federal contracts is fundamental to doing business with the Government. Then it is the cycle of capture, proposals, staffing, and of course performance. It is a challenge of drive, endurance, quality and commitment. Whatever formula you use to consistently meet the merit of excellence is what distinguishes you from the pack.
Like many industries, defense firms are challenged to find qualified workers. What are you doing to solve this issue, and what jobs or skills are most in demand?
In our industry, I believe professionals most in demand are in the fields of Acquisition Program Management, Financial Management, Engineering and Cyber. That being said, we have noticed that entry-level positions in accounting, human resources and project management are not being met by local graduates. These are excellent opportunities for new professionals to enter this market, gain unique knowledge, obtain a clearance and establish themselves in a dynamic industry. I encourage people to check out our website and apply with BTAS. If we don’t have open positions, but our subcontractors do, we often share resumes so that we can be fully staffed.
Are companies poaching workers from one another? Why or why not?
It has happened to us, but I don’t think I would say it is prolific. Most companies engage in recruiting, but it is not targeted against another company, like poaching is. Employees are not anyone’s property and are free to seek other opportunities. Hopefully, you build an organization people want to work with for years to come. That is why our employees are so highly valued. We really want them to have a career with BTAS, not just a job.
How important is finding workers with security clearances? Explain this process.
It is very challenging. We are surprised when we verify clearances and find that employees are unaware their clearance has lapsed. In the past, I’d say companies bore the burden of maintaining clearances, but today, everyone who has a clearance ought to understand when they need to submit their paperwork for recertification and they should make sure their employers are managing the process. I do not know of any Security Officer who would be put off at an employees’ interest in maintaining their clearance.
BTAS Wins Navy Contract
30 May 2018
BTAS, a Beavercreek, OH-based business and technical services company, received announcement that they are the winner of the Program Management Support Services for the Program Manager Air, 207 (PMA-207) Tactical Airlift Program Office at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.
The task order extends BTAS’ excellence in DoD acquisition and program management services to the Navy. This contract represents the company’s first award with the Navy under the Seaport-e IDIQ contract. “As part of our growth strategy in the Department of Defense, Seaport-e enables us to deliver program support services for space, logistics, and acquisition customers within the Navy. It’s one of the keys to our future success,” said George Vlahos, BTAS Executive Vice President and founding partner.
BTAS will be providing technical, financial, acquisition, configuration management, data management, production, and foreign military sales for the procurement of commercial derivative and C/KC-130 aircraft and other U.S. Navy and Marine Corps programs.
The value in serving the PMA-207 organization will allow BTAS to extend its portfolio of services to other acquisition program offices in the Navy sector.
BTAS is a nationally-recognized, privately-held, Woman-Owned Small Business with more than 20 years of experience in providing business and technical solutions for information technology, communications, security, program management, and engineering. Our employees are dedicated to providing exceptional solutions and a progressive approach to supporting our federal, state, and commercial customers. BTAS is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Visit www.btas.com to learn more about our innovative and growing company. Follow BTAS on LinkedIn or Facebook for upcoming company events and employment opportunities.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
October 6, 2018
If you haven’t heard, BTAS has joined the Alzheimer’s mission as Team Hope! Join us in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event in Dayton on Saturday, October 6th.
With your help, last year, BTAS raised over $4,000 (166% of our goal) to help advance research that will one day lead us to methods of prevention, treatment, and most importantly, a cure for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. But there is more work to be done. Last year, BTAS had a local team of 8 employees who proudly wore purple and joined in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “This year we want to crush our fundraising goal and have an even larger BTAS group to join in on the walk,” said Dina Alkhateeb, the BTAS CSG Manager.
The Walk will begin at 8:30 am to gather and pick-up t-shirts and Promise Garden flowers. Then at 10:00 am, the short ceremony begins. You will hear inspirational and incredible stories of strength from people affected in some way, directly or indirectly, by Alzheimer’s. During this time, you’ll get to witness the Promise Garden where multi-colored, pinwheel flowers are held by each participant. Each flower is colored to represent the connection the holder has to Alzheimer’s: blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease, yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, and orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. This moving display truly shows the impact Alzheimer’s has in the community. At The Dayton Dragon’s Stadium, at 10:20 am, the 2 mile walk through downtown neighborhoods and parks begins.
Whether you donate or not, please join us and be an active member of Team Hope. After the walk, we will meet up at a nearby brew house to enjoy the rest of the morning. Visit our BTAS Team page to join Team Hope and register for the walk (so you will receive a T-Shirt). Additional instructions on how to register are attached: http://act.alz.org/goto/BTAS
If you are unable to join us on the walk, we urge you to donate. Last year, the funds we raised helped the Alzheimer’s Association continue to aid the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s and over 15 million caregivers. As an extra incentive for our employees, for every $25.00 you donate, BTAS will enter your name into a raffle for 2 plane tickets to anywhere in the continental United States. For example, if you donate $50.00, you will have TWO entries into the raffle! BTAS will match donations up to $2500, so please donate now! We will close our matching contributions and draw the winning raffle ticket by COB Thursday, October 4th! Visit our BTAS Team page and click “Donate to the team” to make your donation and be entered into the raffle: http://act.alz.org/goto/BTAS.
Beavercreek Small Business Wins Cyberspace Operations Contract at JBSA
June 18, 2018
BTAS, Inc. (BTAS), headquartered in Beavercreek Ohio was awarded a $50M Prime contract from the 24th Air Force (the Air Force component of U.S. Cyber Command) and the 624th Operations Center (OC) to provide technical and analytical Command and Control (C2) support to assist in planning, implementing, and executing the Air Force Cyberspace mission, including support for Defensive Cyber Operations, Offensive Cyber Operations, and DoD Infrastructure operations.
“This work is unique for a small business in that we are actively working to strengthen the Air Force cyber defense and cyber deterrence postures to protect national interests against cyberattacks of significant consequence, and provide cyber support to military operational and contingency plans” to ensure warfighters can maintain the information advantage as U.S. forces conduct military operations around the world said Mr. Ed Decker, VP Information Technology Division.
On this contract, BTAS will apply analytical models, methodologies and emerging technologies across all war fighting domains to support full-spectrum cyberspace and information operations that include Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), and integrated planning and analysis, to assist tactical operations of multiple National agencies and Air Force commands.
This is a 5 year contract performed at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland, TX and Robins AFB, GA.
Beavercreek Company Wins and Transitions Re-compete Contract at Los Angeles AFB
December 25, 2017
BTAS, a Beavercreek, OH-based defense company, received announcement that they are the apparent winner of an Acquisition and Financial Support task order for the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Directorate of Contracting (SMC/PKE). They spent the beginning of December rebadging, re-clearing, and hiring new employees into the BTAS family. BTAS has been providing support to the SMC since 2007 and will be continuing that legacy.
The SMC, headquartered at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, California, is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining military space systems. The center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment, and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems.
BTAS will provide subject matter experts to three organizations within SMC in order to facilitate accomplishment of weapon system acquisition activities including Information Systems and Knowledge Management, Procurement Analysis, Directorate Operations Management, and Pricing tasks. The company continues to win a steady stream of contracts. Earlier this year, BTAS won a $14.7M contract for IT work at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
BTAS is Moving
May 1, 2017
Dayton defense contractor BTAS, Inc. has finalized the relocation of their corporate office to a new building in the heart of Beavercreek, Ohio to accommodate their rapidly-expanding workforce.
BTAS a Women-Owned Small Business founded in 1995, announced their move to a modern, 11,760 square foot facility at 4391 Dayton-Xenia Road, further cementing their presence within the Dayton business community. The innovative facility, owned by UES – a Dayton-based, woman-run engineering research and development company – has integrative areas such as a lounge, modern training facility and multiple large conference rooms.
“We are very excited to be moving to our new building. Not only will we be operating within a beautiful location, but the new facility will foster a collaborative atmosphere where teammates can easily work with one another in a more fluid and thought-provoking environment.”– Angela Fronista, BTAS President and CEO
Having been awarded The Air Force Personnel Operations Activity (AFPOA) Information Technology Support Services task in February 2017, BTAS is now a 350+ person company functioning across multiple regions of the US for clients including the Air Force and NASA. BTAS has significantly expanded and continues to grow their clientele and reach. From the new headquarters, BTAS will oversee a variety of program management and IT contracts across the country.
Dayton Firm BTAS Awarded New Business in San Antonio
February 24, 2017
Dayton-area defense contractor BTAS, Inc. has officially been awarded The Air Force Personnel Operations Activity (AFPOA) Information Technology Support Services task order located at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. BTAS will provide AFPOA and their customers with 24x7x365 IT support, including cybersecurity, data center consolidation, and cloud computing deployment.
AFPOA buys and maintains IT systems that support the human resource needs of all USAF personnel and families throughout the Total Force, comprised of Active, Air National Guard and Reserve Forces. Under this contract, BTAS will be a vital contributor to their efforts to transform, streamline, and enhance their IT infrastructure to meet changing USAF needs.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our company. It grows our existing support in San Antonio and our Air Force outreach. This win speaks to our ability to provide expert IT support, and we are thrilled to be part of the future of AFPOA and their critical mission.” – Ed Decker, BTAS Vice President, IT Division
BTAS is a nationally-recognized, privately-held, Woman-Owned Small Business with more than 20 years of experience in providing business and technical solutions for information technology, communications, security, program management, and engineering. Headquartered in Beavercreek, OH, our employees are dedicated to providing results-oriented solutions and an entrepreneurial approach to our federal, state and commercial customers. With AFPOA, BTAS is now a 400 person company operating across the US in support of our clients. BTAS is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
October 7, 2016
BTAS HONORED FOR BUSINESS OF THE YEAR IN TWO CATEGORIES
July 20, 2016
BTAS AWARDED NAVY CONTRACT
BTAS, a Beavercreek-based Women-Owned Small Business, announced that it is once again among the group of companies that has been awarded the SeaPort-e indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle to provide Engineering, Financial Management and Program Management services to the United States Navy. The SeaPort-e procurement process provides the Navy with an efficient and standardized mechanism for issuing competitive solicitations among a large and diverse community of approved contractors.
“The Seaport-e contract vehicle will allow BTAS to extend our business and technical services to a diverse set of organizations across multiple Navy commands,” said George Vlahos, BTAS Executive Vice President and founding partner. “As part of our growth strategy in the Department of Defense, Seaport-e enables us to deliver program support services for space, logistics, and acquisition customers within the Navy. It’s one of the keys to our future success.”
Seaport-e supports 22 functional areas with an estimated program ceiling of more than $109.8 Billion. Current SeaPort-e multiple award contracts expire in April 2019 with periods of performance of up to five years beyond that.
April 29, 2016
BTAS CONTINUES TO BOLSTER ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM
BTAS announced today that Eric R. Jaren has rejoined the company as Vice President of Acquisition and Engineering Programs. In his new role at BTAS, he is primarily responsible for structuring management resources to implement BTAS’ quality program management methodology and securing existing Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) work as it is re-competed on follow-on contracts.
“On behalf of the BTAS family, I’d like to welcome Eric back to the corporate office.” said BTAS President and Owner, Angela Fronista. “BTAS has experienced dramatic growth over the last year and we have a dynamic future ahead of us. We are proud to have Eric rejoin the company in an advanced role as he is a perfect fit for our excellent management team.”
Mr. Jaren retired from the USAF after a distinguished 30-year career. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and Psychology from Excelsior College in 2008, an MBA from TUI University in 2010, and an Executive Certificate from the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame in 2012. He is also certified in Program Management, AFSO21, ISO 9001-2008, and CMMI for Development and Services.
15 April, 2015
PASS II AWARD ADDS TO BTAS WORKFORCE
The Professional Acquisition and Support Services II (PASS II) HNA/HNS contract provides for a variety of acquisition and other related administrative capabilities and support, which complement the US Air Force’s ability to accomplish its mission. The work to be delivered includes, but is not limited to, providing program management, finance, administrative, contracting and other related support utilizing established Government, Contractor, and industry processes. Hanscom AFB (HAFB), MA is the AFLCMC operating location with primary Geographically-Separated Units (GSUs) at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL; Randolph AFB and Lackland AFB, TX. Because performance requirements support AFLCMC/HAFB’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) business base, additional assistance, to include defense services to foreign parties on behalf of the USAF, may be required at various operating locations, including Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). Specific locations will be identified at the Task Order level which runs from award date to April 2019. Watch our Careers Page for information on hiring activity in the areas mentioned.
BTAS, Inc. was one of the original awardees for the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contract announced in March 2014. Following corrective action due to multiple bid protests, official word was posted this week that BTAS, Inc. was once again successful in obtaining a piece of the estimated $5.8 million contract. According to the Department of Defense announcement, the contract vehicle provides opportunity to seek Task Orders (TOs) under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, which supports Air Force and other military network operations, enterprise services, and telephony. The location of performance will be cited on individual TOs with ordering expected to be complete by April 2022. This award is the result of a small business competitive acquisition with 29 offers received. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, AL is the contracting activity.
January 8, 2016
BTAS LANDS PASS II CONTRACT FOR SECOND TIME
BTAS received notification that they are the apparent winner of a Professional Acquisition Support Services task order for the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate(AFLCMC/HN) Front Office Group (FOG), and the C3I Infrastructure Division (AFLCMC/HNI).
The PEO C3I&N develops, acquires, deploys, and sustains cyberspace, communications, cryptologic and space/air/nuclear network capabilities across AF, Joint, and inter-Agency communities. It serves nine Major Commands, four Services, eight Combatant Commands (COCOMS), 14 national agencies, and NATO. The C3I Directorate enables decisive combat operations to drive dynamic integration of information/systems on the network in support of air, space, and cyberspace domains and is comprised of five divisions and 76 programs/projects.
BTAS originally won this task order in April of 2015, but the award was protested and the Request for Proposal was reissued by the Air Force.
Hanscom AFB (HAFB), located in the North Suburbs of Massachusetts near Bedford, MA, is the AFLCMC primary operating location with work also to be performed at Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL, located near Montgomery, AL. For information on hiring activity, see the BTAS.com Careers Page.
October 7, 2015
BTAS IT DIVISION ANNOUNCES FIRST CONTRACT WINS
The BTAS IT Division, which was established this past year to focus entirely on IT and cyber customers, has been awarded their first contract. The small, but capable team has been working diligently to secure their first win and hit the mark in September with the award of the Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC) task order. The objective of the work is to assist JEWC IT mission systems with GPS server maintenance, inventory management and control, and other various forms of IT support related to Electronic Warfare Analysis and Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Trailing to the Combatant Commands. Positions include those in systems administration, configuration management and technical support services at Joint Base San Antonio (formerly Fort Sam Houston, Randolph AFB and Lackland AFB). The award stems from the NETCENTS 2/NETOPS and Infrastructure Solution – Small Business IDIQ. “The magnitude of cyber threat our warfighter now faces is alarming.” said BTAS IT Vice President Ed Decker. “This work puts BTAS on the tip of the sword for global cyber protection.”
Besides Decker, the IT Division team responsible for capture of this awards includes Scott Brown, NETCENTS 2 Program Manager; Michelle Hornsby, Asst. NETCENTS 2 Program Manager; and Shayne Hartman, Proposal Specialist. BTAS.com Careers Page has more information on hiring activity.
June 17, 2015
BTAS CEO, ANGELA FRONISTA, ONE OF DAYTON’S TOP 100 PEOPLE IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE FOR 2015.
For the second consecutive year, Angela Fronista of BTAS was named one of the 100 most influencial people in the aerospace and defense industries in the Dayton, OH region, according to the Dayton Business Journal. To read the full story click here.
BTAS NAMED TO 2013 TOP WORKPLACE LIST
BTAS was selected a Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun 2013 Top Workplace. BTAS received this recognition following a comprehensive analysis performed by Workplace Dynamics. Analysts from Workplace Dynamics reviewed results from more than 10,000 employee surveys in Dayton and Springfield to determine the top places to work in the region.
The results of employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, work environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits were the basis for determining the 2013 Top Workplace list. “We are very proud to receive this recognition from among our industry peers. It is a significant accomplishment for the BTAS Team to be recognized for our corporate culture, which has always defined our employees as our most valuable resource. This listing represents our continued commitment to nurture our employees throughout their careers at BTAS,” said Ed Decker, Sr. Director, Business Operations. Decker added, “This recognition also validates our commitment to our clients as well. Our employees are the face to our customers, and a strong commitment to our employees translates into a strong commitment to our customers. The success and satisfaction our employees find in their employment resonates with our clients.” BTAS’ Government clients include the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and NASA. Locally at Wright-Patterson AFB, they are currently providing services to Air Force programs at LCMC, AAC, ESC, AFRL, SMC, & Air Force Space Command.
All of the companies on this list received high marks from employees regarding the business’ connection with employees; the direction that the company was headed; the execution of senior management strategies; and the quality of work that employees experienced. “It is always exciting to be included with the best of the best, and this list represents the success and strength of local businesses in the Miami Valley. BTAS will continue our commitment to promote the growth and success of our employees just as we did from day one when we opened our doors for business!” Decker concluded.
ANGELA FRONISTA WINS BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
BTAS began supporting the Department of Defense in 1995 as a systems integrator for technical order manuals of Air Forceweapon systems. We soon began branching out in support of Federal customers across the United States and continue tosupport the US Air Force, US Army, NASA, EPA, and Department of Interior. Today, BTAS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, driven company with broad and niche capabilities that enable us to work in DoD programs critical to our national defense.