COLSA in the News


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.
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By Lee Roop, The Huntsville Times
February 15, 2012

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

NASA has selected COLSA Corp. of Huntsville, for its Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract. The value of the contract, including all options, is $94.6 million. :
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August, 2011

COLSA awarded position on the Veterans Administration, (T4) contract

COLSA was awarded a position on the Veterans Administration, Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract as part of the Bylight small business team. The total contract value is $12 billion dollars. The T4 contract, which has a performance-period of five years, will provide...
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July, 2011

COLSA Partners with HP as part of the NASA shared serves ACES contract

COLSA is pleased to announce partnering with HP as part of the HP’s winning team for the NASA shared serves ACES contract. The HP Enterprise Services team won a $2.5 billion NASA contract to manage, secure and maintain its IT infrastructure across all of the agency’s research and flight centers.. :
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June, 2011

Gary Dempsey awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal

A member of the HOSC contract, Gary Dempsey, has been awarded the highest award which may be bestowed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States.. :
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By Stan Miller, CPP, Chairman, Mid-South Cpapter• April 20, 2011

COLSA's Charles Talley, ISP has exceptional service award named in his honor

The Mid-South Chapter has established the Hamblin-Talley Exceptional Service Award to recognize and honor the extroardinary sustained services provided by seteemed Mid-South Chapter members Paulette Hamblin, ISP and Charles Talley, ISP. :
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By George I. Seffers • Mar 11th, 2011

Missile Defense Agency Awards Five Small Business Contract

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently announced the competitive award of five contracts for advisory and assistance services to five small businesses. Each contract has a ceiling of about $861 million. The five companies are: COLSA Corporation, Engineering Research and Consulting Incorporated, and Torch Technologies, all three of Hunstville, Alabama; Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, Arlington, Virginia; and DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. These companies will provide advisory and assistance services to the MDA Directorates for Engineering, Test, Advanced Technology, and Information Management and Technology Operations. The contractors will assist these directorates in providing engineering, technical analysis and support, scientific, systems engineering, test planning, and test execution activities in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

Article from: IPR Strategic Business Information Database Article date: February 16, 2011

COLSA CORP AWARDED CONTRACT FOR TECHNICAL AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM.

According to DOD: COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded an estimated $51,351,954 contract modification for the Technical and Acquisition Management Support Program, which provides for a wide range of diverse non-engineering, technical and acquisition management support required in the acquisition, development, production, and support of various equipment. :
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February, 2011

COLSA Awarded Two MSIC Contracts

COLSA Corporation announced today that it has been awarded two contracts for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC). The first award was a fixed-firm price contract for operations and maintenance (O&M) of MSIC’s High Performance Computing System (HPCS) with the second award being a cost plus fixed fee contract for the development and sustainment (D&S) of MSIC Analytical Systems. The values of the contracts are $9M and $25M, respectively. :
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January 25, 2011

COLSA Corporation Announces Teaming with VT Milcom on Global C4ISR Contract

COLSA is pleased to announce that they are part of the VT Milcom-led team that has been given one of four awards on the Global Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) contract by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, CA.
The contract value is $843,303,609 with two option years that give the contract a potential cumulative value of $1,386,039,973. :
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January 18, 2011

COLSA Corporation receives silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

COLSA Corporation today announced that it has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance
“This marks the second consecutive year that COLSA has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award and demonstrates COLSA’s ongoing dedication to providing excellent service and to ensuring our customers are completely satisfied,” :
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Jan 12, 2011 7:59 AM by Bea Karnes

Local business profile: COLSA Corp.

Hewlett-Packard got its start in a garage in Palo Alto, while Apple blossomed in the garage of Steve Jobs' parents in Los Altos. Add COLSA Corp. to the list of companies with a humble beginning, displacing the family vehicles in favor of future success. Following a 30 year career in the U.S. Army, Francisco J. Collazo, originally from Puerto Rico, founded COLSA Corporation in his Huntsville, Ala. garage in 1980. COLSA is an engineering and support services company with operations in six locations including Huntsville, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Washington, D.C. A government contractor, COLSA's primary customers are NASA, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Missile Defense Agency. In Colorado Springs the company has about three dozen employees, with three job postings currently on the company's website. Local workers provide exercise and war game support, specialized software development and a host of engineering applications from analysis to build-out to support. COLSA is highly regarded. In 2008 it was one of 23 companies awarded the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award, awarded by the Defense Security Service (DSS). Considering there are more than 12,000 defense contractors, the distinction is prestigious. COLSA has also been named the top minority-owned high technology firm in the nation. :
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August 27, 2010

COLSA Corporation has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 NASA Small Business Industry Award (SBIA)

COLSA Corporation has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 NASA Small Business Industry Award (SBIA) for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in the category of Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year :
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August 10, 2010

Army Wants Nanomissiles to Launch Small Satellites - (Fox News)

The Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) in Huntsville, Ala., conceived the Multipurpose Nanomissile system as a liquid-fueled core booster augmented by various strap-on solid-rocket motors :
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August 2010

COLSA Awarded CSMC Contract

COLSA Corporation has been awarded a Contract for Space and Missile Capabilities (CSMC) by the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) :
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July 30, 2010

COLSA Corporation Announces Teaming with Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) to support the U.S. Army CECOM Rapid Response – Third Generation (R2-3G) Program

COLSA Corporation would like to announce that they are a part of the Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) team to support the US Army CECOM Rapid Response - Third Generation (R2-3G) program. The contract is designed to provide all defense and federal civilian agencies with solutions for critical hardware, software, systems management, and rapid response requirements. Contract Award amount is $6,400,000,000.

May 14, 2010

COLSA Corporation Announces Teaming with Enterprise Information Services, Inc. (EIS) on solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) Contract

COLSA Corporation teamed with Enterprise Information Services, Inc. (EIS) would like to announce that the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), awarded 11 IDIQ contracts for support of its Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract vehicle. The total award value is $6,600,000,000.

May, 2010

COLSA Awarded TAMS 4 Contract

COLSA Corporation has been awarded a Technical and Acquisition Management Support (TAMS) 4 contract at the Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB by the U.S. Air Force : read more >>

January 11, 2010

COLSA Corporation Announces Teaming with Northrop Grumman on Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) Contract

COLSA Corporation is pleased to announce that they are a part of the Northrop Grumman-led team that the US Army Material Command awarded a $114,791,298 Contract. This contract is to develop the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).

January 5, 2010

COLSA Corporation receives silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

COLSA Corporation today announced that it has received a 2009 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance :
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November 24, 2009

COLSA Corporation Awarded Delivery Order 0002 on STOC II Contract

The Department of the Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (STRI) Contracting Office has announced COLSA Corporation as the winner of the Delivery Order 0002 on the STOC II Contract (#W900KK-09-D-0310). The Digital Integration Lab Support (DIL) was awarded as a Prime Contractor contract for $1,689,835.

September 11, 2009

COLSA Corporation Announces Re-Win of Space & Missile Defense Initiatives Support Scientific (SMDIS III) Contract

COLSA Corporation announces that they have re-won the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) Contract at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO for Space and Missile Defense Initiatives Support Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistance Program (SMDIS III). COLSA Corporation was awarded as Prime Contractor for $450,000,000.

April 1, 2009

COLSA Corporation Launches COLSA Solutions, Inc. (a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of COLSA Corporation)

COLSA Corporation would like to announce the launch of COLSA Solutions, Inc., a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of COLSA Corporation.  COLSA Solutions designs, supplies, and installs state of the art solutions, including biometric applications, asset tracking and smart cards and provides operator training and full maintenance for systems sized for and expandable as your company’s needs change. COLSA Solutions offers Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Video Surveillance, turnstiles and Intercom Systems and is an Authorized GSA Service Provider for GE Security / UTC under the GSA Contract GS-07F-0450K.
For further information go to http://www.colsasolutions.com/1511.html

March 1, 2009

Industry, Government Participate In NDIA's Certification Program

Four organizations - Lockheed Martin Corp., U.S. Army ARDEC, Ball Aerospace and COLSA Corp. - were the largest participants in NDIA's Configuration and Data Management Certification program for...) :
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January 27, 2009

COLSA awarded it's second PEO STRI Omnibus contract

COLSA Corporation was notified today that it has been awarded a Simulation and Training Omnibus Contract (STOC II) by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) :
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December 21, 2008

COLSA welcomes our new president Dr. Richard Amos

Changing of the guard... Courtesy of the Huntsville Times :
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November 20, 2008

COLSA Corporation Honored with Torch Award for Ethical Practices

COLSA Corporation received the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics at the 11th Annual Awards Luncheon on November 20, 2008. COLSA was recognized for our four key corporate values which include teamwork, integrity, customer satisfaction, and treating our employees as our most valuable resource.
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October 2, 2008

COLSA Corporation Receives its Second James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award

COLSA Corporation’s president, Clarence A. Tidwell, was officially presented the prestigious Cogswell Award today at the COLSA corporate headquarters in Cummings Research Park. Al Sanchez, the Defense Security Service (DSS) Regional Director, Dallas, Texas, along with Michael Brown, Huntsville’s DSS Field Chief, presented the award to Tidwell and COLSA’s Security Manager, Charles J. Talley.
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September 25, 2008

COLSA Corporation Named MSFC 2008 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

COLSA Corporation has been named Marshall Space Flight Center’s Small Business Prime Contract of the Year for 2008 in recognition of our exemplary support of the Huntsville Operation Support Center (HOSC). read read more >>

July 7, 2008

New COLSA Corporation Headquarters Building Opens for Business

The COLSA Campus is growing in Huntsville, Alabama. Located in Cummings Research Park, the new corporate building was completed in June 2008.
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April 16, 2008

COLSA Corporation Honored with Volunteer Corporation of the Year Award for Helping Veterans

The Volunteer Center of Huntsville hosted the 2008 Partners for Charity Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony where COLSA Corporation was awarded the Volunteer Corporation of the Year Award.
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January, 2008

COLSA Corporation is the First Teammate to Achieve Three Teammate Certifications on AMCOM EXPRESS Contract

COLSA Corporation is the first teammate (out of 365) on SAIC’s AMCOM EXPRESS contract to receive all three teammate certifications.
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December 21, 2007

COLSA Corporation Receives Northrop Grumman’s 2007 World Class Supplier Award

COLSA Corporation has been selected to receive the 2007 World Class Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman Corporation. The award is given to “suppliers who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements and support of Northrop Grumman programs.”
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October 23, 2007

COLSA Corporation Receives Northrop Grumman’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Award

COLSA Corporation was honored at Northrop Grumman’s Third Annual Supplier Excellence Award ceremony on October 23, 2007, at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA, by receiving one of ten Supplier Excellence Awards.
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September 17, 2007

COLSA Corporation Awarded Advanced Research Center (ARC) Contract

COLSA Corporation is pleased to announce the award of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Advanced Research Center (ARC). COLSA Corporation Contract was awarded on September 17, 2007 for a 2 year base period and 8 potential option years. The second year of performance began on September 18, 2008 and will be up for recompete in FY2016-17.

March 2, 2007

COLSA Gains Up To $49 Million In NASA Contract

NASA gave COLSA Corp. a contract worth up to $49 million if all options are exercised, the company said yesterday. NASA gave COLSA Corp. a contract worth up to $49 million if all options are.... read more >>

November 8, 2005

COLSA Upgrades World's Largest Apple Cluster to High-Speed Myricom Solution

ARCADIA, Calif. & HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- COLSA Corp., a provider of high-performance computing systems and services to government agencies, has completed upgrading the world's largest Apple-based....
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