AMERICAN SYSTEMS Launches Secure EMNS for Service Members with F5 and Microsoft Azure

American Systems is a government services contractor focused on delivering strategic solutions to complex national priority programs. In order to develop and deploy a cloud-based version of its emergency notification system for the United States Air Force, American Systems had to meet Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) requirements issued by the Defense Information Systems Agency. The company’s cloud provider, Microsoft Azure, referred them to F5. A long-time Azure partner specializing in SCCA, F5 was able to get American Systems in compliance quickly and easily. The cloud-based app is now being deployed on USAF bases and major commands in nearly every country, where up to 1 million users will rely on the application for emergency notifications.

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Awarded $27 Million Task Order for Air National Guard Training Support

October 15, 2018 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS today announced it was awarded a $27 Million task order to provide a variety of services in support of the Air National Guard.  The five-year task order was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Alliant contract vehicle.

Under the terms of the task order, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will support the Air National Guard’s (ANG) C-130 Multi-Mission Crew Training (MMCT) Training System Support Center (TSSC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in San Antonio, TX. The support includes technical support and sustainment of the MMCT devices. In addition, the company will support the delivery and fielding of the MMCT devices to sixteen (16) ANG contiguous United States (CONUS) locations. AMERICAN SYSTEMS will provide program management, systems engineering, operations, maintenance & sustainment (OM&S), qualification and test support, and software maintenance.

“We are proud to be associated with this vital training program,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “The Air National Guard plays an important role in protecting our citizens at home and abroad, and we are honored to support their mission—we know what’s at stake.”

The MMCT provides a cost-effective means to provide enhanced C-130 pilot and co-pilot training using a high fidelity, accredited flight model and full avionics, navigation, and aircraft systems models.


Chantilly, Va., August 6, 2018 -- AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced it has acquired DDL OMNI Engineering, LLC (DDL OMNI). The transaction, in which DDL OMNI was represented by Teneo Capital, officially closed on August 3.

The strategic acquisition of the McLean, VA-based provider of engineering and technical services will complement AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ existing capabilities and expand the company’s footprint in key areas. The acquisition will result in the addition of 250-plus employees to AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ workforce. 

"Acquisitions are an important element of our growth strategy, and we work hard to ensure that we select companies that are a good fit for us, both strategically and culturally,” said Peter Smith, AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ President and CEO. “DDL OMNI shares our commitment to national priority programs, and their culture will mesh well with ours.”

DDL OMNI has been providing innovative engineering and technical services to Federal Government and commercial customers since 1967. The company’s core capabilities include Alteration Design and Installation Services; Environmental Services; Materials and Structures Engineering; Program and Strategic Management; Sensor and Electronics Development; Software, Web and Systems Development; Technical Documentation; and Training and Simulation.

Under the terms of the agreement, DDL OMNI will join AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Professional and Custom Solutions group, led by VP/GM Hyuk Byun. “The acquisition of DDL OMNI means we now bring more than 90 years of collective corporate experience to our existing and new customers,” noted Byun. “Our combined resources will benefit all parties—our customers, our company, and our employees.”


AMERICAN SYSTEMS Names John Steckel Vice President of Business Development

July 16, 2018 — Chantilly, Va.AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced the appointment of John Steckel as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Steckel will oversee business development (BD) efforts including identifying new customers, conducting effective capture strategies and developing winning proposals.

“John will be an integral part of our leadership team, particularly in shaping strategies across our business areas and integrating efforts across delivery and business development,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “We are pleased to have someone with John’s experience and leadership in this capacity, as he is a customer-facing, hands-on, BD executive with a proven track record of performance.”

Steckel possesses more than 16 years of direct BD leadership experience in the federal sector in addition to a decade in marketing and P&L roles. Prior to joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Steckel was Senior Vice President at Vencore (now part of Perspecta), where he was responsible for leading business development, capture, and proposal development teams. Prior to his tenure at Vencore, he held BD positions at Raytheon and BAE Systems after 10 years in B-to-B and B-to-C marketing and operational roles at several companies including FedEx and PepsiCo . Steckel served 21 years in the United States Navy and United Stated Naval Reserves as a P-3C Orion Naval Flight Officer.

He earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Steckel is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Chantilly, Va. office