Press Releases

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Achieves Major Milestone in U.S. Air Force Emergency Mass Notification System Development

June 18, 2019 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS today announced that it recently achieved a major milestone with the successful system acceptance of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Emergency enterprise-wide Mass Notification System (EMNS). The EMNS is designed to provide a single, cloud-based system to send alerts to warn 100% of assigned forces quickly and effectively of an emergent event.

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Enters Into Partnership With University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business as Inaugural Cyber Team Sponsor

June 11, 2019 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS,  a leading government engineering, IT, and training solutions provider, recently partnered with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business as the Inaugural Platinum Sponsor for the UTSA Cyber Team Sponsorship Program. The sponsorship for the 2019-2020 academic year, will support the logistics requirements for UTSA students to enable them to travel and compete in cyber competitions around the nation, including the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

In 2014, UTSA was named the No. 1 Cyber Security program in the nation by the Ponemon Institute (a leading independent data protection research organization), and has three Center of Academic Excellence designations in information assurance/cyber defense education, information assurance research, and cyber operations from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

“We are so pleased to be affiliated with one of the leading cyber security programs in academia,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “We are proud to help shape tomorrow’s leaders in this critical field—we know what’s at stake.”

“Our vision in the UTSA College of Business, as well as in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, is to transform our students from the curious and hopeful into confident and career-ready young professionals,” added Gerry Sanders, Dean and Bodenstedt Chair of the UTSA College of Business. “Our students’ educational experience has been enhanced thanks to the support of friends like you, who have provided financial contributions so that we may offer exceptional programs and professional development opportunities as they prepare to follow their career aspirations in the cyber security and data analytics fields.”

In addition to being the Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of the UTSA Cyber Security Program, AMERICAN SYSTEMS also sits on the University’s Cyber and Analytics Board of Advisors.

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