MSA has a built a reputation as a reliable partner for clients in defense, civil government and private organizations. Since 1990, we have executed over 60 prime contracts and task orders in the areas of Test and Evaluation and Emergency Management.

Test and Evaluation

MSA has supported the evaluation of more than 400 Defense Systems. Our experience covers all phases of system evaluation and the DoD acquisition process. Our technical experts can provide you with unbiased guidance and help make the most of your investment.

Our mission is to strengthen our nation through assured materiel performance, preparedness, continuity and innovation. To that end, we have developed a range of services to meet the needs of our clients.

Ballistic Missile Defense MSA provides T&E support to our nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) by assessing the suitability, effectiveness, survivability, and interoperability of these systems. Our analysts employ test data in combination with relevant threat intelligence information to evaluate system performance.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (CBRND) Systems and Force Protection MSA supports clients in evaluating the technical and operational performance of CBRND systems and Installation/Base Force Protection systems. Our analysts have witnessed and participated in hundreds of trials of chemical/biological systems, ranging from Advanced Technology Demonstrations to simulation trials.

Human Systems Integration  By analyzing a system’s HSI areas, we inform the government of progress being made and make recommendations for process improvement or system design improvement. We prepare inputs to formal evaluation reports for the aspects of human integration. We are recognized experts in subjective data requirement development, user survey development, and processing and analysis of subjective and objective data.

Integrated Suitability and Evaluation The primary goal is to create systems that last longer and require less support, allowing you to achieve a higher return on the long-term investment. The suitably process informs the generation of supportability requirements, optimizes or simplifies equipment operation and maintenance, and identifies how acquisitions can be integrated to minimize costs and streamline workflow.

We understand how Critical Operational Issues (COI) derived from the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) relate to contractor tests, government Developmental Test and Evaluation, logistics demonstrations, Limited User Tests (LUT), and Operational Tests (OT) and know how to use the results of each test event to develop comprehensive evaluation and assessment reports.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

From supporting the 2017 Presidential Inauguration to operational planning for the 2015 Papal Visit to designing/developing high-quality training for first responders in the DC Metrorail environment, MSA has the tools and strategies to help your organization prepare for the worst case scenarios.

One of the best ways to measure readiness is through drills, wargaming, and exercises. MSA has lead, designed, facilitated, and controlled over 100 full-scale, functional, and tabletop exercises. All our staff is trained in homeland security exercise and evaluation program (HSEEP) exercise doctrine. Additionally, we offer staff with the rare FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) certification.

Federal Continuity of Operations (COOP) MSA provides the requisite knowledge and credentials to design and develop plans, policies, protocols and procedures to comply or exceed requirements in Federal Continuity Directives and other applicable Federal regulations. 

MSA has extensive experience designing Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plans (MYSPMP) that form a five-year roadmap to achieve short- and long-term continuity goals and objectives.

Occupant Emergency Planning An Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) minimizes the negative impact of emergencies to personnel and property. We provide guidance and support through every phase of the OEP development process, using industry best-practices and collaborating with local first responders, law enforcement, public works entities and other building tenants.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Planning for response and recovery is only half the solution; the other half is preventing disruption and protecting infrastructure. MSA can develop, update and maintain your Critical Infrastructure Protection program. We provide: risk and vulnerability assessment, gap analysis, strategic recommendations for implementation plans. As well as project management and coordination with multiple jurisdictions.

Exercise Design, Development, and Support MSA has extensive experience performing training and conducting exercises with organizations of all sizes, ranging from large Federal agencies, to multinational border security initiatives to higher education.  Our preparedness training and exercises are customized to meet the needs of your organization.

Small Business NAICS:

541330 (Primary) – Engineering Services up to 16.5M. Exception A up to 41.5M for Engineering for Military and Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons

541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services up to 16.5M.

541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) up to 1,000 employees.

541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology up to 1,000 employees.

541611 – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services up to 16.5M.

561499 – All Other Business Support Services up to 16.5M.