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WHO WE ARE

  • Incorporated in 2001

  • Woman-owned, small business

  • Headquartered in Panama City Beach, FL

  • Employ 70+ with expertise in mechanical and aerospace engineering, logistics, information technology, safety,  and management analysis

WHAT WE DO


PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Program Support

Most IPS program managers have 15 or more years’ experience providing program and project management support to a variety of Department of Defense clients. This experience includes: Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) development and maintenance; Earned Value Management (EVM); Capability, Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) development, implementation, tracking, and training; as well as managing all major phases (major process groups) of various projects (Conception and Initiation, Definition and Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Project Close).

 

 

Acquisition Program Planning Support

IPS personnel have extensive experience in developing Master Acquisition Program Plans (MAPP), Acquisition Program Baseline Agreements (APBA), Integrated Master Plan and Schedules, Acquisition Logistics Support Plans (ALSP), and Integrated Logistics Support Plans (ILSP). The first on-line MAPP was developed by IPS personnel working with NSWC PCD and PMS 495 personnel in 1997 for the RMS (V)3 program. IPS personnel developed and maintained the integrated master schedules to ensure that these programs follow the Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management Framework. In addition, IPS’s experience includes developing Demilitarization and Disposal Plans, Master Production Schedules (MPS), User’s Logistic Support Summary (ULSS), Spares, Support Equipment Plans, and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Plans.

 

 

Configuration Management Support

IPS has vast experience and has shown its ability in support of NSWC PCD programs, to collect raw data, catalogue, analyze data, conduct technical researching for provisioning, gather vendor information, grade product effectiveness/quality/pricing, perform data recalls, plan and conduct configuration audits, reconcile inventories, documentation, and warehousing. The team has verified technical data by reviewing manufacturers’ technical manuals, evaluating manufacturers’ system baseline documentation through configuration audits of the equipment, and conducting system baseline documentation reviews. IPS personnel use Configuration Management Professional (CMPro) to add drawings into the database supporting proper configuration management of U.S. Navy systems. Findings from audits are documented in CMPro, arbitrated with engineering, and tracked to completion.  Also, physical configuration audit (PCA) findings and signed drawings are released in CMPro and a physical configuration baseline is established and maintained.  IPS personnel review Configuration Status Accounting Reports (CSARs) data to verify compliance of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) against contract requirements. 

 

IPS employs two Configuration Management Professionals Level III (CMPIII).

 

 

Financial Management Support

IPS personnel have provided ongoing program financial accounting support from the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (NERP) and other financial tools to produce monthly progress reports for several Department of the Navy programs. Some of the financial management deliverables includes Budget Planning Spreadsheets, weekly financial tracking of all funding received and expenditures, development of Work Packages, Spend Plans, completion of funding acceptance documentation, and ensuring Obligation/Expenditure Benchmarks are met. 

 

 

Training Support

Numerous IPS personnel have in-depth experience in developing training materials, with specific involvement in creating overall classroom curriculums. Tasks have included Fleet training, Field Service Representative (FSR) training, design of detailed PowerPoint presentations, establishment of course learning objectives, design of detailed PowerPoint presentations with animation, creation and distribution of student and instructor teaching materials, and providing course instruction. IPS training personnel are certified U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Classroom Instructors, Field and Afloat Trainers, and curriculum developers who have served as instructors both domestically and abroad.

 

 

 

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ENGINEERING SUPPORT

Logistics

The IPS Logistics staff has extensive knowledge, training, and decades of experience in mine warfare systems, mines, naval special warfare systems, diving and life support systems, amphibious/expeditionary maneuver warfare systems, and other littoral regions. IPS expertise comprises two certified contractor Optimized Organizational Maintenance Activity (OOMA) Baseline Managers.  Some of our experience is with:

  • Allowance Equipage List (AELs)

  • Allowance Parts Lists (APLs)

  • Configuration Management Professional (CMPRO)/ Supply Inventory Management System (SIMS)

  • Cognizant Field Activity (CFA)/In Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) Support Plan

  • Configuration Management (CM) Plan

  • Decision Knowledge Programming for Logistics Analysis and Technical Evaluation (DECKPLATE)

  • Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)

  • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)

  • Life-Cycle Support Analysis

  • Maintenance and Operation Manuals

  • Maintenance Plans (MP)

  • Navy Training System Plan (NTSP)

  • OOMA Baseline Manager

  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL)

  • Physical Configuration Audits (PCAs)

  • Readiness Based Sparing (RBS)

  • Supply Support Plans (SSPs)

  • Systems Configuration Provisioning List (SCPLs)

  • Technical Data Packages (TDPs)/Engineering Drawings

  • User Logistic Support Plans

  • User Logistic Support Summary (ULSS)

 

Test and Evaluation Support

IPS has five test directors, certified by the Test and Safety Review Committee (TSRC) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) among its personnel. IPS’ test directors are approved to conduct testing under the National Unmanned Systems Shared Resource Center (NUSSRC) test execution plan.  In addition, IPS has the seasoned technical expertise among its engineers, testing/engineering analysts, technicians, data collection specialists, technical writers, test equipment operators, and maintenance and logistics specialists required to support each field event. IPS personnel have extensive experience preparing test execution plans (TEP), test procedures (TP), test support plans (TSP), and coordinating their approval by the NSWC PCD TSRC. IPS provides test directors and test personnel to NSWC PCD in support of the Mine Roller Family of Systems (MRS FoS), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and High Voltage Energy (HVE) programs.

 

 

Safety Support

All of IPS’ test directors are fully qualified by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Safety Office as Safety Observers and have experience preparing safety and Operational Risk Management (ORM) documentation such as System Safety Plans, System Safety Assessment Reports, and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). IPS’ Safety Observers observe testing to ensure that the tests are conducted safely and in accordance with directives and regulations, and have provided assessments in accordance with MIL-STD-882, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Environmental Policy Act.

 

 

Depot Support

IPS supports the In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) with depot-level repair support including: packaging, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T); maintenance overhauls; and, foreign military sales (FMS). In addition, IPS provides training, provisioning, and engineering depot support for numerous Navy systems.

 

 

Drafting

The IPS drafting department has extensive experience in AutoCAD and other design software supporting both private industry and various Department of Defense agencies. 2D and 3D CAD, file conversions, photo manipulation, and custom logos and signage are services provided to our customers resulting in a superior product. IPS personnel work closely with the customers and their requirements while also adhering to military (MIL) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards.

 

 

Photography/Videography Support

IPS has a professional photographer with more than 37 years’ experience, who can provide video and digital photography in support of on-going research and development programs, tests, sea tests, and aerial photography. Our photographer/videographer records and edits internal video productions using computer non-linear video editors and provides digital still and video photography for command functions, project support, administrative photography, and portraiture for executive boards, web sites, and command events.

 

 

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TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Technical Document Development and Maintenance

Several of our staff members are qualified technical writers and editors. IPS has developed a variety of technical manuals or technical orders from the ground up as well as accomplished the update, revision, or conversion of numerous technical manuals. Our staff is knowledgeable in the S1000D specification and possesses the skills to develop new publications or convert legacy documentation to S1000D using XML-based content development software. Some of our technical documentation efforts involve systems such as AN/SLQ-48, Versatile Exercise Mine System (VEMS), Expendable Mine Neutralization System (EMNS), Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), and QUICKSTRIKE.

 

The IPS Team has a comprehensive background in the development, review, and configuration control of numerous technical and managerial documents such as:

 
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)

  • Business Case Analysis

  • Calibration Procedures

  • Capability Development Document (CDD)

  • Capability Production Document (CPD)

  • Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Equipment/Component Manuals

  • Configuration and Data Management Plans (CDMPs)

  • Corrosion Prevention Plans (CPPs)

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) Management Plans

  • Drawing Packages

  • Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)

  • Safety Program Plans

  • System and Ordnance Safety Reports

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Initial Capability Document (ICD)

  • Key Performance Parameters (KPPs)

  • Level A Technology Transition Agreements (TTA)

  • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) Reports

  • Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) Estimates

  • Logistics Support Plans

  • Maintenance Manuals

  • Maintenance Plans

  • Measurement and Analysis Plans (MAPs)

  • Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals

  • Notice of Revisions (NORs)

  • Physical Configuration Audit (PCA)

  • Pollution Prevention Control Plans (PPCP)

  • Product Baselines

  • Provisioning Parts Lists

  • Publication Change Directives (PCD)

  • Project Management Plans (PMPs)

  • Requirements Plans (RPs)

  • Risk Management Plans (RMPs)

  • Requirements Verification Matrices (RVMs)

  • Software Requirements and Specification (SRS) documents

  • Spare Parts/On-Board Repair Parts (OBRP) Lists

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • System Sub-System Specifications (SSS)

  • Technical Data Packages (TDP)

  • Technology Development Strategy (TDS)

  • Technology Readiness Assessment s(TRA) reports

  • Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES)

  • Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP)

  • Test Execution Plans (TEP)

  • Test Procedures (TP)

  • Test Support Plans (TSP)

  • Training Support Documents

  • Item Unique Identification Implementation Plans (IUIDIPs)

  • User Logistic Support Plans

The IPS team has extensive experience utilizing the Configuration Management Professional (CMPro) database for change documentation workflows. In addition, our personnel are well-versed in applications such as AutoCAD.

 

 

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WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Warehouse Facilities

Our warehousing team processes includes semi-annual physical inventory reconciliation activities that ensures that government-furnished equipment (GFE), contractor-furnished equipment (CFE), and other material, tools, or equipment are properly accounted for and exact stockpile lists are produced. IPS has several certified Class 4, 5, and 7 Forklift operators among its personnel.

 

 

Inventory Management and Radio Frequency Identification

IPS is the premier local provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) system support. IPS provides project management, technical, research, documentation, and training for the Mission Package Automated Inventory Information System (MPAIIS), which is a passive RFID (pRFID) system designed to provide autonomous, remote inventory capability, increased productivity, reduced total ownership costs, and decreased workload to perform inventories. IPS is currently providing support to MPAIISs located in warehouses, laboratories, office buildings, support containers, and in the field.


 

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SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Various IPS personnel have earned the following qualifications/certifications:

  • Advance Logistics Systems Web Client (ALS - Automated Load Planning System)

  • AMC Affiliation (USAF) Load Planner (Certified Load Planner/Load Master USTRANSCOM)

  • Army Container Asset Management System (ACAMS) user

  • Certified AN/AQS-24A NSWC PCD Artisan

  • Certified DOD Hazardous Goods and POP Packaging Manager

  • Certified International Aviation Transportation Authority (IATA) Dangerous Goods Planner

  • Certified International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Recertification Inspector/ Commercial and Military Dry Cargo (ISO) Containers/ LCS MP Support Containers (SC) Inspector-recertifier

  • Certified IPC Specialist IPC/WHMA-A-620

  • Certified IPC Specialist IPC-7711/IPC-7721

  • Certified IPC Specialist J-STD-001

  • Certified Liquid Penetrant NDI Specialist Level I and II

  • Certified live ordnance handling and transporting at the Naval Support Activity, Panama City (NSA PC) and Auxiliary Field 4 at Eglin Air Force Base.

  • Certified Marine Species Observer

  • Certified NAVFAC P-307 Category 3 Crane operators

  • Certified scuba and surface supplied divers

  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A and B drivers

  • CompTIA Security+ Certified Professionals

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 Enterprise Life Cycle Logistics Certification

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Life Cycle Logistics Level 3 Certified

  • DHL and FEDEX Dangerous Goods Certified Manager

  • DLA Federal Logistics Web Search Authorized User (WEB FLIS)

  • Electronic Transportation Acquisition Shipper Certification (Access to Wide Area Workforce (WAWF) and Global Transportation Network (GTN) Manager

  • High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) operators

  • Hypack tracking hardware/software and operators

  • Lean-Six Sigma trained professionals

  • Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) operators

  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Windows XP Professional

  • Nobeltec navigational hardware/software and operators

  • Only contractor-run Qualification Certification (Qual/Cert) Board.

  • Only team of handlers supporting NSWC PCD/NSA operations and test. IPS has eight employees qualified through the NSWC PCD/NSA Qual/Cert Board as team members, team leader, quality assurance, and safety observer.

  • Only certified contractors Baseline Managers in Panama City

  • Project Management Professional (PMP®)

  • Test Directors approved to conduct testing under the National Unmanned Systems Shared Resource Center (NUSSRC) test execution plan

  • Test Directors approved by the NSWC PCD TSRC

    • NSWC PCD Level 3 Qualified Test Director

    • NSWC PCD Level 2 Qualified Test Directors

  • Safety Observers approved by the NSWC PCD Safety Office

  • U.S. Coast Guard Masters (Captain) Licenses for:

    • 200-ton, and

    • 100-ton vessels

  • U.S. Department of State International Travel Authorized Web User

  • USAF - Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS) Authorized User

  • USTRANSCOM Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command – Transportation Engineering Agency Authorized User (SDDC-TEA)

  • USTRANSCOM Single Mobility System Authorized User

  • Warehouse and rough terrain forklift operators

 

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