APT is pleased to announce that we have won the OASIS BPA (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Blanket Purchase Agreement) for Pool 3 (Engineering Services)! The objective of OASIS SB is to provide a streamlined mechanism for all Federal agencies, including all organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Community, to obtain a multitude of professional services on a global basis. These professional service requirements may call for solutions that cross over multiple disciplines, include ancillary support, and require commercial and/or non-commercial items, using a variety of contract types. We are excited about this new opportunity and look forward to our team providing innovative solutions to Customer needs!

Companies interested in joining APT’s OASIS Team should contact Clark Kilgore at oasis@apt-research.com or 256.327.3373.

The Safety Case Workshop

At the 2013 International System Safety Conference (ISSC), the SAE International G-48 System Safety Committee accepted an action to investigate the utility of the Safety Case approach vis-à-vis ANSI/GEIA-STD-0010-2009.  APT offered to organize and host a workshop for that purpose.  Leaders in the field were invited to present at the workshop, and a panel was selected, led by Moderator, John Frost.  Panel presenters included Dave West, SAIC; Don Swallom, U.S. Army AMCOM; John McDermid, Professor of Software Engineering at the University of York, UK; Barry Hendrix, Lockheed Martin; Dr. Homayoon Dezfuli, NASA; Robert Schmedake, Boeing; and Tom DeLong, A-P-T Research, Inc.

The presentations from the workshop are provided below.

Safety Case Workshop Presentations and Findings

Small Business of the Year Award

APT was awarded the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.  The award criteria included:  company’s employment growth, innovativeness of services, awards/recognitions, community involvement, long-term business goals, and financial strength.  We congratulate each of our employees for contributing to this prestigious award, it could not have been done without you!

>> “LogiCore founder, A-P-T Research among winners at
Huntsville Chamber’s Small Business Ceremony – AL.com”

>> View APT’s Photos from the Event!

A-P-T Research, Inc. Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

APT is proud to announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List again. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  This is the fifth time APT has made the Inc. 5000 List in the last six years and therefore has achieved the additional distinction of being added to the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll.  The 2013 Inc. 5000 List measured revenue growth from 2009 through 2012.

>> Click here for the complete New Release

>> Visit APT’s profile on Inc.com

31st International System Safety Conference

APT is proud to have been a sponsor/exhibitor at the 31st International System Safety Conference, August 12-16, 2013. APT was represented by APT President, Tom Pfitzer; APT Vice President and System Safety Society Director of Publicity and Media, Saralyn Dwyer; and APT employees and Society Members, Melissa Emery and Tim Browning. Each year, the conference is hosted by one of the many chapters of the System Safety Society. This year’s conference was hosted in Boston, MA, with a theme of “Safety for the Long Run.” The conference serves as a symposium for safety practitioners to share ideas, present papers, attend tutorials and workshops, and also to socialize with fellow practitioners and enjoy the attractions of the host city. We look forward to future support and attendance of the International System Safety Conference in the coming years.

> Visit the website of the International System Safety Society.

Operation Green Team’s Adopt-A-Mile

We are happy to announce APT’s partnership with Operation Green Team’s Adopt-a-Mile program. Our adopted mile runs along Research Drive from the Wynn Drive intersection to the Old Monrovia Road intersection. Our first clean-up day was Thursday, July 25th.  Many thanks to all the APT employees and families who volunteered their time to help! We are excited to help keep Huntsville a great place to live and work.

APT wins Beautification Award

APT received a perfect score on our fifth consecutive year to receive the Beautification Award! These awards are sponsored by the Beautification Board of Huntsville, Alabama in partnership with the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team. This organization has been devoted to keeping and establishing Huntsville and Alabama as an environmental and landscaping example for over 35 years. Each year, properties are judged on first impression, originality, distinction, design, selection and quality of plants (trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, ground cover), hardscape design, maintenance, and litter control. Winners are honored at an Awards Ceremony and receive a Beautification Award sign to display on their property. APT is proud and feels privileged to be honored as a recipient of this award. APT’s award is unique in that the designing, planning, planting, and weeding were all accomplished by APT employees who volunteered their time. APT appreciates everyone who participated to make this effort a complete success!

APT on winning SAIC Team for NASA JSC SMAEC

NASA Johnson Space Center announced the selection of the SAIC Team for the Safety And Mission Assurance Engineering Contract (SMAEC) on June 13.  A-P-T Research, Inc. is pleased to be a subcontractor on the winning team, building on our relationships with both SAIC and NASA.  Space Coast Division Manager, Jimmy Rudolph, will lead the Phase-In team for APT during August and September.  The new contract starts in October and is for a maximum of five years and $202 million.  SAIC was the incumbent on the present JSC S-MASS contract and is a subcontractor to APT on KSC S-MASS II contract.

>> Official Announcement of SAIC’s win at JSC for SMAEC