Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2), located in Niceville, Fla., and prime contractor partner, Tapestry Solutions, Inc., a Boeing company, were awarded a Weapon Planning Software (WPS) contract by the Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Armament Directorate - Eglin Air Force Base.
The 10-year WPS program supports the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) requirements related to precision-guided munitions planning for numerous aircraft and weapons platforms. The contract has a total ceiling value of $259 million.
DS2 is currently located in Merchants Walk at Bluewater Bay. DS2 and Tapestry will be expanding its operations for this contract from the company’s newest location just outside of Eglin Air Force Base, located at 310 Government Ave. The newly refurbished facility offers proximity to Eglin Air Force Base and includes 5,000 square feet for office and development labs.
The team will provide software development, legacy enhancements, formal qualification testing, and engineering support to the WPS program. The companies anticipate adding a significant number of local jobs as a result of the award, with up to 30 or more personnel.
DS2 – a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business – intends to hire and train locally, and serve as the go-to small business for agile software development on the Emerald Coast, according to Joe Staton, the company’s CEO.
“We are very excited about our first local contract supporting the Mission Planning community,” Staton said. “Not only will the WPS contract offer tremendous value to our nation’s military and the munitions enterprise in particular, but will also generate significant economic benefit for Okaloosa County.”
"We welcome the expansion of DS2 in Okaloosa County. The high-quality jobs in the area will be a valuable asset. More so the weapons capability and advancement will strengthen and lend to the American position of peace through strength. Thank you for what you do and “Welcome Aboard," said Commissioner Kelly Windes, Chairman, Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners.
"We are thrilled that DS2 has decided to expand into Niceville. New jobs in our community are always a reason to celebrate," said Mayor Randall Wise, City of Niceville.
“By winning this highly-competitive contract, expanding into their second Okaloosa County location, and committing to creating dozens of technology jobs in the local area, DS2 is serving notice that they are a significant player in the agile software development sector. We couldn’t be more pleased to call them a partner,” said Nathan Sparks, Executive Director, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County.
The EWAAC vehicle will allow DS2 to continue to serve our customers at AFLCMC/EB, AFLCMC/HB, AFRL and others by providing a means to support the development of new technologies and engineering solutions to further their missions. This 10-Year $46 Billion IDIQ is the way of the future, providing Eglin with a local and agile procurement solution to meet the needs of the digital trinity. DS2 is currently using this vehicle to develop mobile mission planning solutions using tools like ATAK, JMPS, and NOMS.
DS2 was awarded a follow-on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to further develop on the work during the Phase I for the “Integration of Geospatial, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies” topic.
Over the past two-decades, DS2 staff have been developing solutions to meet various civil engineering command and control mission needs.
DS2 is passionate about furthering the education and skills of our team. Last week, nearly the entire development team at DS2 attended a 2-day group training focusing on React skills. Lead by web development guru, Brad Westfall of React Training, who has been teaching web development for over a decade, this two-day workshop covered React proficiency through guided lectures and project-based learning.
DS2 recently won an additional contract to add to its current IT-70 Schedule (Contract: GS-35F-217DA) through the General Services Administration to strengthen its full range of services for professional services.
Dynamic Software Solutions, LLC (DS2) recently received notification from the U.S. Air Force Security Control Assessor that the Geospatial Expeditionary Planning Tool (GeoExPT) Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) Synchronization (GAS) Server Version 10.x is now certified for use on the Air Force network.