Expert analytical services, program management, and comprehensive solutions throughout the system lifecycle.

COLSA provides Federal Support Services

Resilient solutions at rapid speed.

Using the latest technology and methodologies, COLSA provides unparalleled management, analytical, and technical support services.

Managing the acquisition process using effective analytical techniques.

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COLSA’s applied, in-depth knowledge of the Defense Acquisition Framework; the Federal Acquisition Regulation; the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS); and Financial Management regulations to diverse mission areas and acquisition programs has led to successful acquisition program management for Air Mobility Platforms, Battle Management Systems, Strategic Systems, Cyber Systems, and Logistics Information Systems.

  • Acquisition and Program Management
    • Acquisition Lifecycle Support Management
    • Acquisition Strategy Development
    • Risk Management
    • Product/Product Support
    • Schedule Planning and Management
    • Studies and Analysis
    • JCIDS (Requirements)
    • Milestone Decision and Documentation Support
    • Operations and Planning
    • Systems Security
    • Test and Evaluation
    • Source Selection Technical Support
    • Structural Analysis
    • Quality Assurance
  • Financial Management
    • Financial Management and Budget Analysis
    • Earned Value Management
  • Program Security
    • Information Assurance
    • Program Security Management
    • Personnel Security Management
  • Data Management
    • Database Management
    • Configuration Data Management
  • Foreign Military Sales

An integrated approach to providing full range acquisition logistics, ensuring the U.S. Armed Forces are always prepared and ready to meet their mission.

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By incorporating reliability, maintainability, safety, quality assurance, logistic support analysis, and human integration analysis, COLSA consistently improves the quality of our customers’ products and services while reducing the cost of ownership.

  • Acquisition Life Cycle Logistics Support
  • Life Cycle Sustainment Plan
  • Life Cycle Signature Support Plan
  • Risk Management
  • Product Support Analysis
  • Performance Based Logistics
  • Logistics Support Analysis
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Provisioning
  • Sustainment Metrics
  • Technical Documentation
  • Depot Planning

Planning the deployment of a system into your production environment is vital.

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A major focus during the sustainment effort of the Operations and Support (O&S) Phase is identifying root causes and resolutions for safety and critical readiness degrading issues. These efforts include participating in trade studies and decision making relative to changes to the product support package, process improvements, modifications, upgrades, and future increments of the system.

  • Configuration Management
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • System Integration Engineering
  • Anomaly Resolution
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Software Maintenance
  • Software Development
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Spares and Repairs Plan
  • Training Plans
  • Standardization
  • Training
  • Safety Plans
  • Supportability

Our specialized engineering and technical experience provides support to complex programs from aircraft platforms to weapons systems to space systems.

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As a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor, we provide our customers with comprehensive, iterative technical management processes that include translating operational requirements into configured systems, integrating the technical inputs of the entire design team, managing interfaces, characterizing and managing technical risk, transitioning technology from the technology base into program specific efforts, and verifying that designs meet operational needs.

  • Systems Engineering
  • System Testing and Operational Integration
  • Systems Integration
  • System and Software Design, Development, Procurement, Installation, Testing and Operation
  • Systems Design, Development and Support
  • Data Collection Analysis
  • Scientific Application Software Development
  • New Concept Development
  • Program Plans and Schedules
  • Technical Analysis
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Technical and Programmatic Risk Mitigation
  • Acceptance and Qualification Testing
  • Systems Engineering Requirements Documents
  • Operational Requirements Development
  • Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plans

COLSA’s Independent Assessments are conducted employing the government approved Root-Cause analysis model.

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Using a core group of qualified COLSA employees supplemented by an extensive network of Senior Consultants – Conduct Independent Assessment Reviews of technical, programmatic and management aspects of organizations and operational programs as directed by the respective Commanders and Program Managers. COLSA’s Independent Assessments are conducted employing the Government-approved Root-Cause analysis model. Root-Cause affixes accountability. By using the standards established by the organization or function, to include policies, laws, regulations, guidance etc., the assessment team determines how the organization, function, or process measures against those standards. The evaluation is then expressed in terms of a finding, measured objective, finding analysis/discussion, finding recommendation, and recommended action office.

  • Studies, Analysis and Reports (SAaRs)
  • Strategic Planning and Integration
  • Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  • Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
  • Cost, Schedule and Performance Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Earned Value Management
  • Production, Manufacturing and Quality Analysis
  • Mission and Functional Analysis Development
  • Mission Readiness Assessment
  • Technical Risk Assessments
  • Weapon Systems Effectiveness Assessments
  • Test Planning, Design, Readiness, Execution, and Evaluations
  • Reliability Assessments