December 6, 2023
Huntsville, AL-COLSA announced today it was awarded the Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC) full and open contract, a SeaPort-Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) task order from the United States Marine Corps. The contract supports operations in the information environment (OIE) occurring on-site at MCIOC, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia.
COLSA brings Cyber and Information Warfare capabilities integral to this contract in support of USMC Operational Forces, Information Operations (IO) advocates, and IO proponents including Defensive Operations, Offensive Operations, and Information Warfare by discovering and exploiting threat entities, communities, and networks at mission speed.
“Winning the fight in the contested information environment is essential in the warfare of the future,” said Mike Ledbetter, Senior VP, Cyber, Information Warfare, & Data Science at COLSA. “We look forward to working with MCIOC in Quantico to continue the fight in cyber and operations in the information environment.”
Areas of focus within the contract include IO development and integration, signature management, IO analysis, operational security, program management, and intelligence technical support functions.
While currently only open to incumbents, non-incumbents are welcome to check COLSA’s job openings page for potential future listings.
The Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC) provides global Information Environment (IE) battlespace awareness to operating forces and service-level decision makers, supports the planning and conduct of influence and deception operations, and enables the institutionalization of information as a warfighting function in order to effectively integrate operations in the information environment (OIE) into service-level education, plans, operations, and experimentation.
Under the leadership of founder Francisco J. Collazo, a native of Puerto Rico and U.S. Army veteran, COLSA has provided customers with innovative information and engineering services and solutions for over 40 years. Mr. Collazo’s mission has remained strong since he founded the company: to provide value-added and cost-effective solutions to Government and Commercial customers by providing the latest and most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and information technology products and services performed by a knowledgeable and ethical team of professionals. Along with a robust suite of Cyber & Information Warfare capabilities, COLSA provides systems and software engineering, federal support services, and cutting-edge work in rapid prototyping of uncrewed systems. Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, COLSA employs nearly 1,500 employees across 7 offices and 31 states in the U.S.