ULA Atlas V Rocket Carrying MUOS-3 Satellite Launched

On January 21st,  the Navy, in partnership with the Air Force, launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. VPSI is proud to be a member of the Navy-Industry team for this significant milestone event. VPSI and our subcontractors employees provide system engineering and technical services for MUOS in the Navy Communications Satellite Program Office within the Program Executive Office Space Systems. MUOS brings cellular network secure and data communications capabilities to the war fighters and also extends legacy UHF satellite communications. Our MUOS associated employees work world-wide supporting the program office in establishing the satellite constellation and ground control stations towards the goal of a fully operational system in 2016.

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Photo Credit, www.space.com. Night Launch of ATLAS V Carrying MUOS 3 into space.

According to official US Navy releases, this third satellite is part of the MUOS, which operates like a smartphone network from space, vastly improves secure satellite communications for mobile U.S. forces. Unlike its predecessor system, MUOS provides users a global, on-demand, beyond-line-of-sight capability to transmit and receive high-quality voice and mission data from a high-speed Internet Protocol-based system.

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Photo Credit, US Navy, United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket as it lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the MUOS-3 Satellite

Well Done Team VPSI!


VPSI Awarded UHF Communications Satellite Support Task Order

VPSI Awarded UHF Communications Satellite Support Task Order

VPSI announced today they have been awarded a subcontract task order from SBG Technology Solutions to provide communications satellite operational maintenance support. VPSI participated with SBG in the recent Small Business 8(a) competitive solicitation and subsequent award to provide the Navy Program Executive Office Space Systems (PEO SS) support services for acquisition and production support of the military FLTSAT, Ultra-High Frequency Follow-On (UFO), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) programs, and commercial leased UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Services. The SeaPort-e task order award to SBG with VPSI as a teammate will provide services to the PEO SS Navy Communications Satellite Program (PMW 146) through December 2018.

VPSI CEO Paul Ilg said, “VPSI is proud to participate with SBG Technology Solutions to support Navy satellite communications for PMW 146. VPSI has a long history providing engineering, technical, and program services for PEO SS. Our continued involvement in legacy and future UHF satellite communications programs to include MUOS is a reflection of the great work our employees provide in support of the defense of the United States.”


VPSI Awarded GSA STARS II Follow On Contract

VPSI Awarded GSA STARS II Follow On Contract

VPSI was recently awarded a new prime contract on the GSA STARS II vehicle supporting the Program Manager (PM) for Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office (PMW 205). The NEN Program Office – which is part of the Department of the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) – manages the acquisition life-cycle of the Navy’s enterprise-wide information technology (IT) networks.

On this new contract, which reflects growth for the company, VPSI will provide an array of technical, logistical, and engineering support services to assist in fully assimilating and sustaining NMCI under the NGEN contract. VPSI is proud to continue its partnership with the NEN Program Office and supporting their critical mission for the Navy.


VPSI ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification

VPSI ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification
Originally Posted On June 9th, 2014

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This is to certify that the IT Service Management System of:
Vector Planning & Services, Inc. (VPSI)
591 Camino De La Reina, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108

Applicable to:
IT Service Management System that supports internal delivery of End User Services, Server Management, Networking, Security Management, Application Support Services and Facilities Management within the technical and organizational boundaries of Vector Planning & Services, Inc. (VPSI).

Has been assessed and approved by
National Quality Assurance, U.S.A., against the provisions of:

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011


Senior Systems Administrator- San Diego, California

Senior Systems Administrator

Tracking Code
284-712

Job Description
This position will require both Systems Engineering and Information Assurance knowledge to support the application of enterprise data center designs to include database log rolling, data replication, encryption requirements, internal and external interface boundary requirements, STIG requirements for operating systems/applications/databases, virtualization standards, database segregation standards.

Required Skills
Proven experience in DoD IT Projects, NMCI eDMZ, OOB Network, Disaster Recovery/COOP, Application Migration, HBSS, STIGs, Retina scanning, and anti-virus implementation.
Expertise using Application & Systems Hosting Requirements Document (ASHRD) and gathering applications/systems requirements of often poorly documented systems for engineering analysis, reviews, designs, and in support of the accreditation process.
Experience leading collaboration efforts on behalf of the customer.
Expertise submitting waivers to Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS) Category Assignments List (CAL) to the DoD PPS Manager for PPS not covered under the CAL.
Accreditation and security compliance experience for Enterprise Data Centers and associated DR / COOP sites.
Expertise in the use of Gold Disk and Retina Network Security Scanner toolset in a Windows and UNIX environment.
Experience with Physical to Virtual (P2V) system transition is a plus.
Experience with DoD IT Projects covering the full range of architecture, engineering, and process experience in the migration of data architecture and databases to new environments is a plus.
Must be willing to travel domestically up to 30% of the time.

Certifications
Security+
MCSA, MCSE or other MS certifications will be accepted
CISSP is desired

Security Clearance
Active Secret DoD level clearance.

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Software Engineer-Reston, Virginia

Software Engineer

Tracking Code
289-712

Job Description
This position will be responsible for the following activities/functions:
Research, design and code software using C#/XAML and the .NET Framework.
Manage software versions, builds and bugs using tools such as MS Team Foundation Server and the Atlassian Tool Suite.
Provide technical inputs to documentation that includes: Installation Manual, System Guide, Operations and Maintenance Guide and Software Test Plans.

Required Skills
A minimum of 4 years general software development experience.
Experience in software engineering, design, development and programming.
Understanding of software design patterns and concepts such as MVC/MVVM and O-O.
Flexibility to contribute in testing, documentation and systems administration.
Identify, diagnose and resolve bugs, develop and deploy system patches.
Ability to work well on a team, coordinating and collaborating on efforts.
Ability to work in a high ops tempo and in crisis situations.

Desired Qualifications (NOT REQUIRED)
Programming Languages: C#, XAML, C/C++, Java, PHP, Perl, Javascript, HTML, CSS.
Frameworks: WPF, WCF, Entity Framework.
8570 Certification (Security +).
Database Technologies: SQL Server, SQLite, Postgres, Oracle, Objectivity, MySQL;
Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX/LINUX, RedHat, Mac OS.
Familiarity or experience in implementing software or systems on computer networks
Requirement regression testing experience.
Experience in IC, DoD or DOMEX operations.
Deployment and installation experience at austere locations.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or related field of study.

Clearance
A minimum of an active TS/SCI clearance with no objection to obtain a CI Poly as required.

Job Location
Reston, Virginia, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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IT Support Specialist- San Diego, Ca

IT Support Specialist

Tracking Code
292-712

Job Description
Summary:Will perform a variety of assignments associated with IT support to VPSI employees at company headquarters and for remote users. Design, setup, maintain, and troubleshoot automated desktop deployment services. Perform backup and recovery. Review and prepare documentation to support business continuity. Evaluate and provide recommendation on hardware and software for desktop and server support. Provide desktop support for VPSI employees as needed. Conduct support under ITSM.

Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skills
Responsible for completion of helpdesk work orders and maintaining designated applications and servers
Installing, managing, and maintaining desktops, printers, scanners and other hardware for the location
Managing and maintaining local servers; ensuring daily tape backups and maintenance of tape backup system using ARC Serve
User account set up and maintenance in Active Directory; addressing user application and hardware issues
Addressing network issues
Logging, follow-up, and closing of trouble tickets in automated helpdesk system
Reporting of issues to helpdesk for escalation to appropriate technical personnel; contacting vendors regarding software and hardware issues; user-training, as needed
Provides technical support for a small LAN/WAN or for a section of a larger network
Researches network-level problems on the live network using network management tools. Corrects or suggests alternative solutions to problems
May assist in the evaluation of hardware and software, including peripheral, output and telecommunications equipment. May install network hardware and software, including network operating systems. Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature
Interacts daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers. Must be able to work independently with little supervision. Must be able to follow, update and create detailed written procedures. Provide documentation of daily tasks using predefined procedures and processes
Maintain security updates via WSUS
Provide assistance for facilities tasking: Moving of office furniture, correcting work space discrepancies (e.g. installing keyboard trays, installing white boards, etc.) Light to heavy lifting may be required.
Ability to plan prioritizes, organize and document work to maximize performance with little supervision.
Work with end users to collect, analyze, and evaluate business information system requirements.
Work with VPSI business units/programs to design and develop functionalities that meet business requirements.
Use judgment and creativity to design approach to meet requirements/specifications as provided by business development and project managers.
Responsible for estimating, creating, and meeting the timeline of the development for release.
Develop requirements documents, project plan(s) using MS Project, and scheduling.
Create technical design documents.
Perform system tests, user acceptance tests, and implement plan.
Test site and application to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects.
Review, analyze, and perform web site content updates in accordance with customer’s instructions, standards, and guidance.
Attend scheduled meetings and participate as lead or team member accordingly.

Education/Training/Clearance
Bachelor Degree, or Associate’s degree plus 2-4 years of specialized experience in Microsoft products such as: Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 7, Vista and the MS Office Suite and some exposure to Cisco network environments.
Completion of training classes towards any of the following certifications is a plus: MCSE 2003, MCITP 2008, CCNA, IP Office phone system, Security +, ITIL v3 Foundation.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD clearance

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Information Technology Instructors- Groton, Connecticut

Information Technology Instructors

Tracking Code
294-712

Job Description

Provide instruction for the Navy’s Information Systems Technician of the Future (IToF) program. Instruct students in the manner described in the course textbooks and materials. Conduct practical exercises in a classroom/laboratory environment. Provide supervision of student study hall periods and provide tutoring/remedial instructions (mentoring) outside the eight (8) hour contact day in accordance with the Director of Training mandated schedule for mandatory study hall. Provide oral and written reports as required. Adapt instructional methods based on analysis of individual student and group needs. Use role-playing techniques and performance based exercises to reinforce learning objectives
Job Knowledge, Skills, Education and/or Certifications

Requirements
Requires a minimum of two (2) years instructing information technology related topics within the last 4 years.
Must have, or have the ability to obtain, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification; or be a Certified USN Instructor/NEC 9502 or Navy Master Training Specialist Designation or Other Service Instructor/Trainer Certification or CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer
Must have, or be able to obtain, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or applicable technical certification for all technical classes that they will teach. Courses being taught include:
CompTIA A+ (220-801 and 220-802)
CompTIA Security+ Certification (SYO-401)
Configuring Windows 7 (exam 70-680)
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring (exam 70-640)
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (exam 70-642)
Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (exam70-646)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or 2008 (exam 70-236)
Ability to complete Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-1 & 2) Routing Protocols and Concepts
Shall have operational experience in information assurance disciplines contained in DoD Instruction 8570.01-M

Security Clearance
Must have an Active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain the appropriate clearance.

Job Location
Groton, Connecticut United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Information Technology Instructors- Norfolk, Virginia

Information Technology Instructors

Tracking Code
294-712

Job Description

Provide instruction for the Navy’s Information Systems Technician of the Future (IToF) program. Instruct students in the manner described in the course textbooks and materials. Conduct practical exercises in a classroom/laboratory environment. Provide supervision of student study hall periods and provide tutoring/remedial instructions (mentoring) outside the eight (8) hour contact day in accordance with the Director of Training mandated schedule for mandatory study hall. Provide oral and written reports as required. Adapt instructional methods based on analysis of individual student and group needs. Use role-playing techniques and performance based exercises to reinforce learning objectives
Job Knowledge, Skills, Education and/or Certifications

Requirements
Requires a minimum of two (2) years instructing information technology related topics within the last 4 years.
Must have, or have the ability to obtain, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification; or be a Certified USN Instructor/NEC 9502 or Navy Master Training Specialist Designation or Other Service Instructor/Trainer Certification or CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer
Must have, or be able to obtain, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or applicable technical certification for all technical classes that they will teach. Courses being taught include:
CompTIA A+ (220-801 and 220-802)
CompTIA Security+ Certification (SYO-401)
Configuring Windows 7 (exam 70-680)
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring (exam 70-640)
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (exam 70-642)
Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (exam70-646)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or 2008 (exam 70-236)
Ability to complete Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-1 & 2) Routing Protocols and Concepts
Shall have operational experience in information assurance disciplines contained in DoD Instruction 8570.01-M

Security Clearance
Must have an Active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain the appropriate clearance.

Job Location
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Program Specialist/Administrative Support (Part Time)- San Diego, California

Program Specialist/Administrative Support (Part Time)

Tracking Code
295-712

Job Description

Provide programmatic Administrative Support to a General Manager (GM) at VPSI. This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.

Primary Responsibilities
Provide corporate and regional operations administrative support for the GM.
Interact with VPSI executive, management, and technical personnel.
Collect inputs, draft, edit, refine and produce final documents for review and release; includes all manner of documentation, letters, messages, briefing packages, etc.
Maintain “tickler” system to follow-up on suspense dates.
Post and maintain documents within SharePoint sites.
Provide additional administrative support as required including but not limited to scheduling, travel processing, and expense reimbursements.

Experience
MS Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. MS Project and MS Visio is a plus.
Requires excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Must be well organized,and able to function in a fast paced environment.
Company correspondence, formatting, routing and record keeping.
Experience and understanding of DoD and Naval Correspondence a plus.
Willingness to take on additional duties as required on short notice.
U.S. citizenship and must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance.

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States

Position Type
Part-Time

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