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.

Core Capabilities:


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

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.

Small Business NAICS:

541330 (Primary) – Engineering Services up to 16.5M and Exception 1 up to 41.5M.

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