September 11th is National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of September 11, 2001. The day was started in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day in tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those heroes who responded to the attacks. LinQuest Corporation chose September 22 as a Day of Service in order to honor this effort.
Adopt a Highway (Chantilly, Virginia) - There were 11 participants at our Chantilly office location for our Day of Service. The team spent a few hours along Conference Center Drive, a two-mile stretch that surrounds their LinQuest facility. During this time, the group collected a whopping 12 bags of trash! Thank you to the team for dedicating your time to make your community a cleaner place!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, Colorado) - Our fellow LinQuest employees in Colorado Springs volunteered at their local non-profit zoo in an effort to break down large elm boughs into different sizes for animal foraging.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (Los Angeles, California) - Thank you to our 21 participants for making this day possible; together, they sorted through 11,000 pounds of donated food that will provide 900 meals for those in need. Everyone who came out to the food bank helped decrease hunger in Los Angeles.
Thank you to all the participants who devoted their time to the greater good!
Odenton, Maryland (June 2017) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Glenn Research Center recently awarded the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Systems Study to LinQuest Corporation. LinQuest will provide systems engineering and technical support to develop a conceptual system design of a Command and Control (C2) satellite communications system. The system operates in C-Band SATCOM frequency for UAS and operates compatibly with terrestrial line-of-sight C2 systems operating within the same band. UAS represents a new capability that will provide a variety of services in the government and commercial aviation sectors.
Mr. Rich Williams, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Information Systems and Solutions Group stated, "LinQuest is proud and excited to support NASA Glenn on the UAS C2 study. This key effort will help shape the use of UAS capabilities in the national airspace. LinQuest looks forward to providing superior engineering support to our newest NASA customer."
Colorado Springs, Colorado (July 12-15, 2017) - LinQuest Corporation was one of the official sponsors of the annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (PPOBR). The PPOBR was founded in 1937 by Spencer Penrose to entertain his guests at the Broadmoor Hotel. Following WWII, he decided to donate all proceeds to local military families. That tradition continues today, and this year marks the 77th PPOBR. PPOBR is one of the top five rodeos in prize money in the country and draws the best cowboys and cowgirls from across the United States (US). It is the 2nd largest event in Southern Colorado (after the State Fair) and more than 30,000 spectators watched this exciting action over four days.
Military members and organizations were honored at each performance: Fort Carson on Wednesday night; US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command, and the 302nd Air Force Reserve Wing on Thursday night; Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) on Friday night; United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) at the Saturday Matinee; and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)/US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) on Saturday night. Additionally this year, First Responders were honored at the Thursday night performance.
All proceeds are given to the Rodeo Foundation Board that distributes funds to families on Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Schriever AFB, the USAFA, and Fort Carson. Funds have been used for Operation Warm Heart, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, programs for spouses and children of deployed members, and Wounded Warrior rehabilitation, just to name a few.
One LinQuest employee who attended the event said, "My family had a great time at the rodeo and was very grateful to LinQuest for sponsoring it. We honestly can say that LinQuest is more to us than just a company, it is a true family."
Chantilly, Virginia (June 28, 2017) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the Consortium Management Group, Inc. recently awarded the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Denied Area Internet (DAI) Project to LinQuest Corporation. For this procurement, LinQuest teamed with L-3 Communications as a partner providing airborne communications. LinQuest will provide SOCOM with Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) and product assessments to provide Warfighter communications into denied areas. We will maximize the use of emerging technology and integration with current products to meet operational requirements and timelines.
Mr. Patrick Talty, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligence and Information Solutions Group stated, "This is a significant opportunity for LinQuest because it will allow us to directly serve the Warfighter and make a meaningful contribution to their warfighting communications capabilities. SOCOM expects the best engineering solutions to satisfy their needs, and we have stepped up to meet those challenges. We are bringing the best talent from LinQuest and L-3 Communications into our System Test and Readiness (STAR) laboratory to find these solutions. We will showcase LinQuest's hands-on approach to deliver leading edge solutions rapidly and correctly, the first time. We expect other customers to follow SOCOM's lead and use our STAR laboratory to quickly solve and field new capabilities for their special field communications needs."
Chantilly, Virginia (June 12, 2017) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Springs, MD recently awarded the Professional and Technical Support Services contract to LinQuest Corporation. For this procurement, LinQuest teamed with Engility Corporation, Metispace Technologies, Inc., Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Spire. LinQuest, together with its teammates, will provide technical and scientific services to help NOAA acquire, deploy, and maintain environmental data satellites.
Patrick Talty, LinQuest's Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligence and Information Solutions Group stated, "With this win, LinQuest will provide commercial weather solutions leveraging our satellite expertise in the Air Force and the National Intelligence Community. LinQuest is fully committed to NOAA's National Environment Satellite, Data, and Information services mission and stands ready to provide non-traditional solutions to acquire, deploy, and maintain environmental data satellites."
Los Angeles, California (March 24, 2017) - LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CA has awarded the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Management Operations, Enterprise Architecting, Test and Validation, Integration, and Systems Engineering (METIS) contract to LinQuest Corporation. For this procurement, LinQuest teamed with A2 Systems Engineering, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), ExoAnalytic Solutions, Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI), Jackson and Tull, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The LinQuest Team will provide SETA support to the Advanced Systems and Development Directorate (SMC/AD) and assist with a wide range of responsibilities to include: future requirements; development planning; architecting; science and technology; investment planning; advanced hypersonics; mission planning; mission management; the space test program; the rocket systems launch program; the multi-mission satellite operations center; and planning, programming, budgeting, and execution support at the Pentagon.
"The win of the METIS contract confirms our team's capabilities and validates the government's confidence in our abilities to perform the broad spectrum of tasks that are necessary to assist SMC/AD in shaping the future of Space and in being the premier center for advanced systems and developmental planning," said Christopher Beres, Vice President of LinQuest's Space Systems Engineering and Integration business group.
Dr. Leon Biederman, LinQuest's President and CEO, stated, "The AD/METIS contract places LinQuest and its teammates in a position of thought leadership to support SMC at a moment of significant change. We expect the AD/METIS team to assist SMC substantiate the Air Force's Space Enterprise vision into new programs and initiatives."
LinQuest is pleased to announce our 2017 LinQuest Performance Award winners:
Shawn Jansen has been awarded the Management Performance Award in recognition of his superior management performance as a LinQuest Senior Manager, Director, and Program Manager (PM). He was triple-hatted as lead for the OASIS Space Control Task Order (TO), the OASIS Operations Capability TO supporting seven HQ AFSPC Divisions, and the SETAC and Assured Information Systems and Exploitation Development (AISED) contracts supporting Buckley AFB missions. On the mission operations side at Buckley AFB, he restructured support to the training squadron and the O6 commander said, "the training support is exceptional and solves one of my biggest issues!" In addition, he once again led his teams in achieving monthly "Exceptional" CPAR ratings on the Space Control contract. His efforts this past year were truly remarkable.
Pat Morrow has been awarded the Technical Performance Award in recognition of his efforts on multiple contracts/programs and for being the lead on an IR&D program. Pat provided critical analysis and design for system architecture while working successfully with our various teammates. He also led the Service Asset Management IRAD project at LinQuest. He successfully implemented the IRAD, branded LYNX™, functioning as both Chief Engineer and PM while performing on schedule and within budget. Pat has a seemingly infinite capacity to take on technical analyses and coordinating tasks. His attention to detail and critical thinking establish trust with the customer and risk reduction for the technical design.
Ericka Campos has been awarded the Corporate Performance Award in recognition of her extraordinary efforts in Accounts Payable. She embodies many qualities LinQuest wants in an employee: she has great technical skills; she is a strong team leader; and she contributes to the larger LinQuest community. In 2016, Ericka and her team handled the largest number of travel vouchers, expense reports, and invoices in the history of LinQuest. Ericka's helpful spirit, job performance, and team leadership contributed to her being selected for this award.