What We Do
AMERICAN SYSTEMS offers a suite of proven Strategic Solutions in response to our customers’ requirements. Honed over four decades of tried and true experience, our Solutions are delivered through our proprietary Service Delivery Framework—Mission-Engaged Resources Geared for the Enterprise—or MERGE.
Our Methodology - MERGE
We apply our Mission-Engaged Resources Geared for the Enterprise (MERGE) Service Delivery Framework to ensure our Strategic Solutions enhance and improve the mission-focused value chains of our customers.
AMERICAN SYSTEMS provides end-to-end IT engineering lifecycle services encompassing design, development, security, integration, operation, and maintenance.
We provide capability planning, technology strategies, blueprints and investment roadmaps, application portfolio planning, and technology reference models.
Information and Data Management
We provide data-centric business and technical services focused Data Science and Information Sharing. This includes expertise in developing solutions using Big Data, Business Intelligence, information exchanges, data warehouses, data mining, knowledge discovery and Data Analytics.
Systems Integration, Application & Mobile Development
We provide enterprise capabilities to support software architectures, legacy systems migration, application and mobile development, mobile-first UX design, 508 compliance, software engineering, interoperability & integration, ERP and GOTS/COTS integration, and quality configuration management.
We integrate real-time enterprise communication services such as instant messaging, presence information, voice (including IP telephony), mobility features, audio, web and video conferencing, fixedmobile convergence (FMC), desktop sharing, data sharing, call control and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging.
We provide compliant enterprise services for private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions, as well as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (Paas), and Software as a Service (SaaS). We provide virtual, elastic, scalable managed IT services and application hosting and migration best practices.
We address ever-evolving threats and unauthorized access to enterprise systems, networks, applications, and data through integrated technologies, approaches, and best practices in both Cyber Security and Information Assurance. Our solutions strive to prevent cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, and cyber warfare.
Call Centers, Service Desk, and End User Services
We offer services in support of tiered customer support, incident management, and service requests to include desktop management, break-fix, and deployment services for enterprise end users.
Acquisition and Lifecycle Support Request Additional Information
We provide programmatic, engineering and logistics solutions necessary to support major systems acquisition through all phases from material solutions analysis to technology development, production and deployment (initial Operational Capability – IOC), to operations support and sustainment (Full Operational Capability – FOC) to maximize system effectiveness.
We provide quality support to DoD/Agency acquisition programs at all levels requiring knowledge and experience in the acquisition lifecycle, including pre-acquisition definition and capabilities integration of requirements, acquisition program management philosophy, policies and procedures to the procurement of systems, subsystems, and lifecycle acquisition management.
We provide engineering support services including the following: System Engineering, engineering and technical support; resources for requirements definition and threat analysis; security assessments; trade-off and feasibility studies; design, development, testing, installation, investigation, creation and verification of technical documentation, plans, and drawings related to technical management concepts; and performance, compatibility, interoperability, interface, and operational evaluations.
Configuration Management (CM)
We know that complex acquisition programs require extensive attention to detail in the area of configuration management. We apply sound program practices to establish and maintain consistency of a product’s or system’s attributes with its requirements and evolving technical baseline over its life.
Test and Trial Support
We manage product testing, to include reviewing and creating test standards and specifications; developing Test Evaluation Management Plans, scheduling, identifying necessary assessors, arranging external services, and fabricating thresholds for performance. We further analyze outcomes and develop cogent reports for decision-makers based on test results and recommendations. We manage products from Initial Operational Capability to operations support and sustainment at Full Operational Capability.
Technology Insertion and Management
We provide cognizance of technology improvements and analyze of their value to the product. This includes incorporating form, fit and function improvements and/or changes against cost and sustainability factors.
We manage costs associated with a given product/project. This includes full financial accounting and tracking under accepted industry standards. Total cost accounting must include tracking acquisition, labor, sustainability, life cycle and total ownership costs against budget measures and/or profit goals.
We provide full lifecycle management capabilities, to include planning, operator training management, logistics support, in-service engineering, coordination of new technologies and modernization, post-construction assistance for maintenance, repair and overhaul, configuration management, and obsolescence management on a long-term orchestrated program to attain life cycle cost reductions.
Engineering and Analysis Request Additional Information
We deliver to our customers Research & Development (R&D) and Science & Technology (S&T) capabilities, engineering expertise, and subject matter experts who apply scientific analytical principles and processes to design and develop system solutions.
Systems Design and Development
We provide Analysis, Requirement & Specification Development, and System Design Documentation.
Reverse Engineering/Forensic Analysis
We offer technical support for investigating materials with strategic or intelligence value.
New Technology Development and Insertion
We design, prototype, demonstrate, or develop and integrate new technology solutions. Our experts identify and demonstrate new technologies and recommendations for implementation in support of reducing costs, improving productivity, or reducing non-productive processes.
Research and Analysis
We find necessary data and artifacts to support a requirement and apply data to determine possible outcomes.
Operational Analysis and Support
We provide assessments of processes and workflows with the intent of providing improvements.
Test and Evaluation Request Additional Information
We provide our customers with Test and Evaluation expertise to support Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V); Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E); Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E); Interoperability Test & Evaluation; and support to Test Policy and Oversight to deliver credible qualitative and quantitative data on the capabilities and limitations of the system under test, and the risks affecting system cost, development schedule and performance.
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
Our IV&V solution provides management with an independent perspective on project activities and promotes early detection of project/product variances and covers the entire spectrum of analyses including the operational environment, hardware, software, interfacing applications, documentation, operators, and users to ensure that the product is well-engineered, and is being developed in accordance with customer requirements.
Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)
Our DT&E solution verifies that the system’s design is satisfactory and that all technical specifications and contract requirements have been met. Sometimes called Technical Testing, DT&E is usually sponsored by the program office and can be conducted by the government, the contractor, or a mix of both.
Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E)
OT&E usually follows DT&E and validates that the system under test can effectively execute its mission in a realistic operational environment when operated by typical operators against representative threats. The difference between DT&E and OT&E is that DT&E verifies that the system is built correctly in accordance with the specification and contract, and OT&E validates that the system can successfully accomplish its mission is a realistic operational environment.
Interoperability testing often spans DT&E and OT&E and relies on multiple test events conducted by various organizations. The amount and type of testing will vary based on characteristics of the system being evaluated with the ultimate goal of being certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC is the ONLY organization that can certify interoperability). With the new acquisition strategies, such as spiral and agile development, testers are involved earlier; this helps the JITC collect information and data to reduce risk and time required for interoperability certification and operational testing or assessments.
Test Policy and Oversight
Our world-class team supports numerous DoD programs with Test Policy and Oversight to accomplish their missions. The Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) is the principal staff assistant and senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense on operational test and evaluation (OT&E) in the DoD. DOT&E is responsible for issuing DoD OT&E policy and procedures; reviewing and analyzing the results of OT&E conducted for each major DoD acquisition program; providing independent assessments for the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)); and Congress; making budgetary and financial recommendations to the SecDef regarding OT&E; and overseeing major DoD acquisition programs to ensure OT&E is adequate to confirm the operational effectiveness and suitability of the defense system in combat use.
Training Request Additional Information
We provide our clients with live, virtual, and/or constructive (LVC) training and training solutions to develop, measure, and ensure mission readiness around the world.
We provide live instructor-based training in a class setting, including all aspects of classroom management, scheduling, evaluation tools and equipment used for learning.
We provide live, remote instructor-based training in a variety of tele-video settings, including all aspects of classroom management, scheduling, evaluation tools and equipment used for learning.
Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
Our M&S Training Solutions use models – physical, mathematical, or otherwise logical representations of a system, entity, phenomenon, or process – as a basis for simulations – to develop data as a basis for managerial or technical decision making.
We provide a mode of instruction that includes monitoring “trainee” activities and providing on-the-spot or follow-up correction. We also provide “deskside” training or active one-on-one field training, which is useful for recertification or remedial/corrective training resulting from quality reviews.
Computer-Based Training (CBT)
We provide digital instruction on a host of electronic platforms (laptop, desktop, kiosk, tablet, or mobile). Our expertise includes the planning, design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance and modification of computer-based learning solutions.
Instructional Systems Design (ISD)
Instructional Systems Design is a method of creating “instructional experiences" that makes the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing. The process consists broadly of determining the state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating some “intervention” to assist in the transition.