Huntsville, Alabama federal consultancy JS Solutions has landed a Department of Defense contract worth $46 billion over a 10-year period.
After months of political wrangling and input from The White House, the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law by President Biden on December 27th, 2021, setting forth a $788 billion defense budget for FY2022. With the U.S. government spending approximately 74% of its 2020 defense budget on contracts for products and services, companies such as JS Solutions stand to benefit.
JS Solutions, a veteran-owned company focused on logistics support, engineering, and consulting services, was awarded one of the multiple prime contracts supporting the U.S. Air Force. The contract was awarded as part of the Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition (EWAAC) process, a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract deployed in 2021 and focused on agile processes, digital acquisitions, open systems architecture, and advanced analytics. The contract was specifically designed to be broad in scope and flexible in funding to provide for maximum agility in deploying new weapons or technologies to cover emerging capability gaps.
“As a leading support provider to the U.S. Government, we will continue to deliver in the Digital Trinity areas of Digital Engineering, Agile Development, and Open Systems Architecture,” said Jason Swafford, President and Chief Executive Officer of JS Solutions, in a press release. “We will provide support through all parts of the weapons system life cycle and will bring our expertise in this area to support the Air Force and its mission partners. JS Solutions is excited to contribute to the USAF Armament Directorate and its motto of ‘Go Fast, Think Big.’”
The EWAAC contract supports multiple U.S. Air Force customers at Eglin Air Force Base, including the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Armament Directorate (AFLCMC/EB), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and the Air Force Nuclear Warfare Center (AFNWC), delivering a variety of solutions aimed at helping the Department of Defense modernize systems and provide new capabilities within multiple areas of life-cycle management, weapons systems, development, and requirements development. By providing wide latitude to rapidly develop and deploy new solutions, the EWAAC contract will enable JS Solutions to help the Air Force move at the speed of modern warfare.