• 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.