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Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2018) - LinQuest Corporation announced today that its Space Systems Engineering and Integration (SSEI) Group has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting.
CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization's set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.
LinQuest Corporation's MASIES Acquisition Program was used for the assessment of process artifacts and affirmations. Capability Level 3 was achieved in Measurement and Analysis, Process and Product Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, Risk Management, Requirements Management, Acquisition Requirements Development, Acquisition Validation, Acquisition Verification, and Acquisition Technical Management of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration v 1.3 (CMMISM). The assessment is based on results from a standard CMMISM Appraisal method for Process Improvement v1.3 (SCAMPISM).
Mr. Chris Beres, the SSEI General Manager, stated, "Being appraised at CMMI-ACQ Level 3 substantiates the maturity and effectiveness of our Space Systems Engineering and Integration processes. Specifically, the CMMI-ACQ model focuses on applying best practices in the acquisition environment-the environment in which we serve our customers. We are excited about the continued employment and improvement of these processes for acquiring the best possible weapon systems for our customers and end users."
Albuquerque, NM (March 12, 2018) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce the United States Strategic Command has awarded the $99M Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) III contract to LinQuest Corporation. LinQuest teamed with Booz Allen Hamilton, Gnostech Inc., Parsons Corporation, and PreTalen to win this very important program. LinQuest, together with its teammates, will assist the JNWC mission to enable Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) superiority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), interagency partners, and the coalition, all focusing to enable PNT capabilities for the joint warfighter.
Mr. Greg Young, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Operational Systems Support Solutions Group stated, "This is a strategic win for LinQuest. The JNWC effort positions LinQuest to understand the PNT Superiority, Cyber, and Electronic Warfare domains and provide solutions to counter threats and posture the Joint Forces for operations in denied and degraded environments. We look forward to assisting Combatant Commanders, Component Commanders, Joint Task Forces, DoD Services, the Intelligence Community, Federal Agencies, Coalition Members, and Allied partners in their important missions."
San Diego, CA (March 29, 2018) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) has awarded the $26M NUWC MILSATCOM Systems Engineering Services contract to LinQuest Corporation. LinQuest teamed with Systems Technology Forum (STF), Networks Inmocean, A2 Systems Engineering, Serco, and Seacorp to win this important effort. LinQuest and its teammates will support NUWC Code 34 SATCOM systems programs for current and future-proposed protected, wideband, U.S., and International Partner Variant (IPV) MILSATCOM systems and subsystems. In these endeavors, LinQuest and its teammates will provide protected and wideband MILSATCOM systems engineering; protected MILSATCOM communications planning software tool analysis; and Navy MILSATCOM training and logistics support.
Mr. Rich Williams, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Information Solutions Systems Group stated, "We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with NUWC Code 34 in support of their critical mission to provide systems engineering for the development, deployment, and training of Navy's SATCOM terminals. We are proud to be a partner with NUWC and contribute to the exceptional capabilities the Center brings to the fleet."
Fort Meade, Maryland (29 November 2017) - LinQuest personnel received recognition for its two-day AEHF training course held at the National Security Agency (NSA). LinQuest personnel led the two-day course to help new NSA systems engineers understand the foundational operational requirements and design of AEHF as well as its importance in providing terminal support.
A Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army Signal Corps, Deputy Chief, Space and Weapons Cybersecurity Solutions said, "I cannot praise enough the quality of the course, and the fantastic technical knowledge represented by the three LinQuest instructors: Jerry Hill, Juan Lujan, and Chris Trimble. Together, the three of them are a veritable "AEHF Dream Team." The volume and accuracy of their collective technical knowledge is unparalleled and simply awesome; not to mention the very well-assembled and well-organized course curriculum."
Well done, gentlemen!
El Segundo, California (15 November 2017) - Students from El Segundo High School visited the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base to participate in a history tour and mentoring session with SMC leadership and LinQuest Corporation employees.
LinQuest employee, Dr. John Eblen, noted, "Juniors currently enrolled in the "Project Lead the Way Engineering Pathway" program also participated in an Aerospace Corporation STEM Event and Career Mentoring that included a Questions and Answers session about what life is like as an engineer, which led to great discussions. The discussions primarily focused on the space environment and how it effects the design of spacecraft and space missions."
Mr. Christopher Beres, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Space Systems Engineering and Integration Group stated, "LinQuest is honored to have been invited to participate in this STEM event alongside Lt. Col. Porter (SMC/EN) and Capt. Collins (SMC/MC). It is exciting to be given the opportunity to help shape the upcoming generation of engineers."
September 11th is National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of September 11, 2001. The day was started in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day in tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those heroes who responded to the attacks. LinQuest Corporation chose September 22 as a Day of Service in order to honor this effort.
Adopt a Highway (Chantilly, Virginia) - There were 11 participants at our Chantilly office location for our Day of Service. The team spent a few hours along Conference Center Drive, a two-mile stretch that surrounds their LinQuest facility. During this time, the group collected a whopping 12 bags of trash! Thank you to the team for dedicating your time to make your community a cleaner place!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, Colorado) - Our fellow LinQuest employees in Colorado Springs volunteered at their local non-profit zoo in an effort to break down large elm boughs into different sizes for animal foraging.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (Los Angeles, California) - Thank you to our 21 participants for making this day possible; together, they sorted through 11,000 pounds of donated food that will provide 900 meals for those in need. Everyone who came out to the food bank helped decrease hunger in Los Angeles.
Thank you to all the participants who devoted their time to the greater good!
Odenton, Maryland (June 2017) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Glenn Research Center recently awarded the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Systems Study to LinQuest Corporation. LinQuest will provide systems engineering and technical support to develop a conceptual system design of a Command and Control (C2) satellite communications system. The system operates in C-Band SATCOM frequency for UAS and operates compatibly with terrestrial line-of-sight C2 systems operating within the same band. UAS represents a new capability that will provide a variety of services in the government and commercial aviation sectors.
Mr. Rich Williams, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Information Systems and Solutions Group stated, "LinQuest is proud and excited to support NASA Glenn on the UAS C2 study. This key effort will help shape the use of UAS capabilities in the national airspace. LinQuest looks forward to providing superior engineering support to our newest NASA customer."