• October 14, 2016

COLSA Software Factory at DevSpace 2016

COLSA Corporation is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor and presenter for the upcoming DevSpace 2016 Conference, North Alabama’s Premier Polyglot Technology Conference at the Von Braun Center, October 14-15. The COLSA Software Factory (CSF) speakers include Mr. Jason Pugh, Mr. Chris Smeal, and Mr. Lloyd Dendy. On October 14th at 11:15am in Ballroom 3, Mr. Pugh will present “The Good and Bad of Software Metrics,” which will cover metrics that should be used more frequently in software design and how to apply those metrics in the software development process. Mr. Pugh is the Lead Software Architect for the CSF and created the patented Custom Software Metrics Suite (CSMS). His expertise includes developing mobile applications, big data web-based applications, and enterprise tools. On October 15th at 8:15am in Ballroom 2, Mr. Smeal will present “Upon Further Review: Using Code Reviews to Improve Your Team and Code,” which will explain different strategies and methods for code reviews, how to maximize time spent in reviews, and how to pitch review time and refactoring to management. Mr. Smeal is a software architect and technical lead for COLSA and co-developer of the CSMS. His expertise includes .NET, Python, C/C++, Javascript/TS, and HTML. On October 15th at 9:45am in Ballroom 1, Mr. Dendy will present, “Break the Norm, Break the Rules: Becoming a Uniquely Better Leader,” which will cover some simple and effective principles necessary in successful workplace leadership. Mr. Dendy is a software engineer at COLSA with expertise in WebDev, Machine Learning, Language Processing, and Agile Leadership. DevSpace is an annual developer’s conference that takes place in Huntsville, Alabama. DevSpace offers talks on a variety of languages, offering attendees the ability to improve their skills within their daily technology of choice and the ability to become familiar with new technologies.

  • September 30, 2016

Missile and Space Intelligence Center Awards COLSA $103M Contract

COLSA Corporation was awarded a contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC). Located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the MSIC responds to technical intelligence requirements of Department of Defense (DoD) planners and decision makers.Estimated contract ceiling is $103,000,000 over five years and COLSA will provide analytical network, modeling and simulation computationally-intensive computer systems operations, High Performance Computer System operations (HPCS) and HPCS hardware and software maintenance. Performance will primarily take place in Alabama.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “COLSA has supported the Defense Intelligence Agency and MSIC for over 15 years and we are looking forward to continuing our long history of delivering mission critical high performance computing and software development capabilities in support of current and future defense intelligence operations.”

COLSA Part of Team Selected by USAF for TMAS Platforms Task

COLSA Corporation is part of a team led by Huntsville-based Bevilacqua Research Corporation (BRC) that was awarded the US Air Force Technical and Management Advisory Services (TMAS) Platforms Mission Area task order under the General Service Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract. Valued at $270 million, the task order is for engineering, technical and management services to fully support aerospace Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities for the US Air Force Test Center (AFTC). BRC along with COLSA will support multiple Combined Test Forces (CTFs) to evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of avionic and weapon systems to support current and future Air Force air combat capabilities.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “We are excited to be a part of BRC’s winning team and continuing our history of providing engineering and technical services for the AFTC mission area.”

COLSA on Winning Team for NASA MSFC IT Contract

COLSA Corporation is part of a team led by All Points Logistics LLC that was recently awarded the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Information Technology Services (MITS) II contract. Valued at over $165 million, the five-year contract is to provide IT security services; IT planning, policy, architecture, and integration; computing services and customer support; and audio visual information services to over 6,000 NASA civil servants and contractors who perform various duties across the MSFC and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) campuses in Huntsville, AL and the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, LA.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “We are looking forward to working with All Points in the delivery of productive, innovative and efficient IT solutions which support the MSFC and Agency IT programs.”In addition to COLSA, All Points will be supported by teammate Huntsville-based Media Fusion.

Air Force Test Center Awards COLSA GSA OASIS C4ISR/Cyber Task

COLSA Corporation was awarded a task order to provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the US Air Force Test Center (AFTC) 46 Test Squadron (TS). Valued at over $196 million, the contract is part of the Air Force’s Technical and Management Advisory Services (TMAS) program competed under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract.Under the contact, COLSA will provide C4ISR and Cyber A&AS services to support the AFTC 46 TS Research, Development, Test & Engineering (RDT&E) efforts as part of the acquisition lifecycle process. The contract period of performance is for 56 months. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base and nine additional locations.COLSA President, Dr. Richard Amos stated, “The 46th Test Squadron’s mission is to plan and execute DT&E for C4ISR/Cyber Systems. We are honored to support this important mission and expand our long standing relationship with the US Air Force to provide advisory and assistancesolutions that ultimately enables the warfighter to put weapons on target in all battlespace media.”

  • February 18, 2016

COLSA awarded contract to support Army Space and Missile Command

Colsa Corp.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W9113M-16-D-0006) has been awarded a PRIME position on a $504,000,000 contract with cost, incentive, and fixed-price features for the design, development, demonstration and integration Domain 2 to support the Space and Missile Defense Command, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 17, 2025. Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

  • February 10, 2015

COLSA awarded a position as AMCOM Express (AE) Small Business Prime in the Technical Domain

COLSA Corp. was notified on 30 Sep that we had been awarded a position as AMCOM Express (AE) Small Business Prime in the Technical Domain! COLSA has been serving in a sub-contractor role on AE for several years and looks forward to serving the Redstone Community in a Prime role in the future as well. We have assembled a very strong and diverse team that offer a combination of familiar and unique new technical support. Mr. Tom Newman is COLSA's Program Manager for AMCOM Express and primary POC.

  • December 4, 2014

COLSA awarded MiDAESS task order under HQ0147-11-D-0005 0003

COLSA Corporation was awarded the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS) Information Management and Analysis task order under HQ0147-11-D-0005 0003. Under this task order COLSA will provide the MDA information management services and technology resources that are administered, managed and operated in compliance with and meet the goals of existing Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and MDA statutes, regulations, and priorities.

  • February 28, 2014

COLSA wins OASIS Small Business Contracts in all three eligible pools

COLSA scored a hat trick when GSA’s OASIS Small Business (SB) contract awards were announced on Feb. 24. The company was an awardee for all three of the pools for which it was eligible. COLSA won a “seat at the table” on this Government-wide indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) task order contract for Pool 5A, supporting the research and development (R&D) of aircraft parts; Pool 5B, supporting the R&D of space vehicles and guided missiles; and Pool 6, supporting the R&D of aircraft.

  • February 15, 2012

NASA awards COLSA $95 million contract to support space station operations

NASA has selected COLSA Corporation of Huntsville, for its Huntsville Operations Support Center(HOSC) contract. The value of the contract, including all options, is $94.6 million. HOSC supports the space station's science operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. COLSA will provide engineering, operations and maintenance, system development services and tools for the station mission and other projects.