SPA acquires ManTech’s Technical Advisory Services programs

On March 7, Alexandria, VA-based Systems Planning & Analysis (SPA), a global provider of innovative solutions impacting complex national security programs and defense priorities, has acquired ManTech’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office (OSD SCO), and select National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) technical advisory services programs. For over three decades, these programs have supported national security customers, delivering highly specialized, research & development-driven solutions to solve critical mission requirements.

The acquisition of these programs, combined with continued organic growth, enables SPA to further expand its role as a trusted advisor across the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. These programs will reside in SPA’s Joint, OSD, and Interagency (JOID) and Space & Intelligence (S&ID) Divisions under the leadership of Amy Mijas and Bruce Phillips, respectively. As part of SPA, these teams will continue to deliver exceptional services to a growing list of blue-chip clients, will gain access to SPA’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions and expertise, and will develop partnerships with an employee base of over 2,000 people globally. The acquisition includes over 180 subject matter experts (SMEs), with operations predominantly across the Washington, D.C. area.

“As SPA strategically expands our technical advisory services at DARPA, OSD SCO, and NRO, we are thrilled to integrate additional highly complementary capabilities and offerings, which further enables us to deliver specialized analytics and engineering expertise to our customers,” commented SPA CEO Rich Sawchak. “These teams are recognized experts providing specialized technical advisory services and leveraging a full lifecycle approach from concept to fielded capability. We couldn’t imagine a better combination, and we are excited to have these highly qualified and experienced SMEs join the SPA family.”

SPA is a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, a private investment firm specializing in government regulated industries. David Wodlinger, a managing partner at Arlington, said, “This strategic acquisition for SPA – adding new programs and people – represents one of the truly irreplaceable groups of national experts who provide impactful contributions to critical national security missions on a daily basis.”

Source: SPA

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