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Private company specializing in US Defense contracts
Database Analyst (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 23, 2014
Pros: as long as i did at least 8 hours daily, i had the freedom to choose what times i could come to work and leave.
Cons: expected to find clients outside of company.
Typical day at work: Data entry, Database design. Lack of micromanagement. Co-workers distant as each had their own assigned tasks that did not relate to my position. The most difficult part of my job was to find clients as I am a worker, not a salesperson. I was able to complete work assignments with little interruption.
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Enjoyed job and the people I worked with.
MSC-Knowledge Center Representative (Former Employee), Norfolk, VADecember 18, 2014
Enjoy working with the variety of people. Never a dull moment. Worked with a good group of people. Love the Military environment.
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Started as new engineering graduate and 20-years later became ExecVP/COO
Executive VP/Chief Operations Officer (Former Employee), Chantilly, VADecember 9, 2014
Pros: lived to work!
Given opportunity to participate in some of the most critical defense programs in America:

Systems engineer on the definition, design, acquisition, installation, and test of two, multimillion-dollar construction projects for the TRIDENT Training Facility’s Operation and Maintenance trainer system (>$55M) and the TRIDENT Refit Facility’s Intermediate-Level – more... Maintenance Shop (>$70M). PM efforts included:
- Concept & Initiation – conducted DWG meetings to identify major stakeholders; define project scope & charter
- Planning – conducted system/facility’s performance, space, and layout requirements definition/validation process, lifecycle logistics planning and WBS/CBS tables; developed SOW and performance specification (i.e., tactical/non-tactical equipment, HVAC, cabling, lighting, shock & vibration, etc.); test and evaluation (T&E) plans; prepared design drawing pkg; established baseline cost/schedules estimates; developed final project plan & obtained Navy approval
- Executed & controlled the project through successful completion, providing regular progress reports of work accomplished/work planned, cost/schedule variances, conducting periodic project reviews, and installing on time/budget
-Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project

Certification and IV&V of TRIDENT Submarine’s Command and Control System ($200M). Test engineer, efforts included:
- Planning – conducted/participated in various DWG sessions researching CCS design documentation to identify/define CCS system-subsystem performance requirements including pass/fail criteria; the test program specified a 240-hour continuous operational test requiring development of various patrol scenarios, a stress and degraded mode operations test phase, and an extensive independent verification and validation (IV&V) phase. For assigned subsystems, established cost estimates and schedules; developed final project plan inputs for inclusions into the CCS Test and Evaluation Plan
- Execution & control - included development of several tactical system and subsystem test specifications, plans, procedures, and evaluation criteria; additionally, identified/specified non-tactical front-end sensor simulation and test equipment requirements and associated test plans and procedures. Installation of non-tactical simulation and test equipment required identification of installation requirements (i.e., power, cooling, cable drawings, loading, etc.).
- Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project

LPD 17 Ship Wide Area Network (SWAN) lead ship requirements definition/design/development program, the first total ship, integrated internet system in US Naval history. PM efforts included:
- Concept & Initiation – collaborating with NAVSEA Systems Engineers, conducted a series of DWG meetings to identify major stakeholders including fleet users, navy labs, manufacturers, academia; define project scope & charter
Planning – conducted Integrated Interior Command and Control (IC)2 ($100M) requirements definition/validation process for the SWAN prototype demonstration at the Surface Combat System Center, at Wallops Island; developed SOW, performance specification and WBS/CBS tables; identified project contributors/collaborators roles and responsibilities; established cost/schedules estimates; developed final project plan & obtained approval
- Executed & controlled the project through successful live demonstration, integrating 21 major shipboard systems (e.g., combat, navigation-ship control, PLRS, Comms, etc.) on an Ethernet backbone and simulating an amphibious assault group exercise (LPD-17, CVN-X ships). Effort resulted in an approved SWAN shipbuilding specification for both the LPD-17 and CNV-X Ship Classes, with the prototype installed on time/budget
- Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project – less
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Relaxed environment, but strict on procedures and guidelines
Latent Fingerprint Technician (Former Employee), Quantico, VADecember 3, 2014
Each day was different.
Learned how to prioritize different things and amounts of work.
Worked side by side coworkers and learned how to build healthy and helpful relationships to assist in efficiency.
Some projects got repetitive, but you do what you have to do to get the work done.
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Great employee owned Company
Network Engineer and Program manager (Current Employee), New Carrollton, MDNovember 18, 2014
This company is great place to work. The managers and teams work together. The managers give out a task, then get out of your way and let you get to it.
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capable contractor that provides solutions for Joint Tests
Task Lead, PACOM JICO and C4ISR Operations (Current Employee), Camp Smith, HINovember 3, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: extensive travel required
Working with military technical experts to enhance technical solutions that further the warfighting capability at minial cost to the government.
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Typical
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAOctober 30, 2014
Do not have much to say other than the contracts they win are never as long as promised, which causes a lot of stress
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Professional
Senior Proposal Manager consultant (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAOctober 25, 2014
Employed several Best Practices
Confortable environment
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Bad Company
N/A (Former Employee), Chantilly VAOctober 14, 2014
Cons: jobs security
JOB SEEKERS BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No job security or Advancement
Poor Management
Poor Job Culture
Compensation/Benefits Ok
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okay
Customer Service/Tier 1 Help Desk (Current Employee), Lorton, VAOctober 14, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: pto is low and rarely feel like a part of the company
The management is okay, contractual work comes and goes. The company rarely makes you feel like you are a part of them unless you are working at headquarters in Chantilly.
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Poor Company
Data Communications Manager/Technician (Former Employee), Chantilly, VASeptember 4, 2014
Cons: everything
As an installer they box you in where you are at.

No matter how much you advance yourself they won't increase your pay.

Constantly place you on furlough.
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N/A
Case Inventory Latent Print Technician/Trainer (Former Employee), chantily VASeptember 3, 2014
Pros: na
Cons: na
Met alot of great people had alot of good times and bad times learned alot from SR's.Hire alot of great people so that people can have a chance to work
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Fast-Paced and Good working experience
Case Inventory Technician/Latent Print Technician (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAAugust 24, 2014
-As a supervisor (2013-2014) I was responsible for timesheet reviews for up to 12 people.
-Handled personnel issues for up to 30 people.
-Write yearly performance reviews.
-Learned how to effectively balance personnel issues with completing time sensitive tasks.
-Ensure proper procedures are followed when prepping casework for distribution.
-Research – more... on Evidence material databases pertaining to case issues.
-Create worflows to help with effeciency. – less
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Fast-Paced and Good working experience
Case Inventory Technician/Latent Print Technician (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAAugust 24, 2014
-As a supervisor (2013-2014) I was responsible for timesheet reviews for up to 12 people.
-Handled personnel issues for up to 30 people.
-Write yearly performance reviews.
-Learned how to effectively balance personnel issues with completing time sensitive tasks.
-Ensure proper procedures are followed when prepping casework for distribution.
-Research – more... on Evidence material databases pertaining to case issues.
-Create worflows to help with effeciency. – less
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SHORT TERM EMPLOYMENT WITH NO ADVANCEMENT
N/A (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: weekly paychecks and good work hours
Cons: short term work with no advancement
TERRIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT
CO WORKERS ARE GARBAGE
PROGRAM MANAGERS AND FOREMEN
ARE A JOKE
NO TEAMWORK
I WAS TOLD THIS WAS GOING TO BE A
LONG TERM PROJECT THAT WAS A LIE
WORKED HARD EVERYDAY WITH NOTHING TO
SHOW FOR IT BUT UNEMPLOYMENT
OK COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
GOOD WORK SCHEDULE AND HOURS BUT
BE READY TO WORK LIKE A SLAVE AND
BE OUT WORK FOR A LONG – more... PERIOD OF TIME
BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!! – less
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Gave me a chance
Cable Systems Supervisor (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAJune 25, 2014
Pros: metting new people to network and find other work that pay more.
Cons: management would never pick up the phone.
Liked how they brought me into the market. they will not give you top dollar for yourself. They will help you to meek other in the market. Most of the co workers I came in contact with were great.
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Good place for gaining starting expereince
Latent Print Technician (Current Employee), Lorton, VAMay 29, 2014
Learned time management and case management
Company training in various related forensic topics
Very supportive and helpful supervisor
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American Systems OK place to work
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee), VirginiaMay 26, 2014
It is an OK place to work. Typical contract type job. The people there are great. I will miss them when I leave.
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Great stepping stone for a science job
Forensic Photographer (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAMay 17, 2014
Pros: they take on recent grads.
Cons: no possible promotions
Forensic photography this is a fast paced job in which you see new things everyday.
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Great place to work.
Contracts (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAApril 29, 2014
Pros: people.
Cons: no growth.
Best part of this company are the people. Over the last eight years I've worked in three different departments and all my co-workers and bosses were amazing.

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