• March 5, 2019

COLSA Ranked in Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors

COLSA has been named to Washington Technology’s annual list of the nation’s Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors, ranking #80 in 2018, for the second consecutive year. COLSA was also ranked 39th under the Privately Held Prime Contractors top list. Washington Technology's Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors list provides a ranking for the largest government contractors based on their fiscal 2017 prime contracts in IT, systems integration, professional services, and telecommunications. COLSA’s ranking reflects the company’s continual growth and performance delivering information and engineering services and solutions to our defense, aerospace, and commercial customers.

  • February 15, 2019

Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Contract Win

COLSA is happy to announce that we are part of a team led by Netizen Corporation that was recently awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). The work under the contract includes National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Security Control Assessment-Validation (SCA-V) and Cyber Security Engineering services for Department of Defense (DoD) systems and enclaves throughout the United States, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

  • February 15, 2019

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Professional and Technical Services (ProTech) Oceans Domain IDIQ Win

COLSA was recently selected as one of the prime contractors on the NOAA ProTech-Oceans Domain Multiple Award Contract. This contract win presents new opportunities for COLSA supporting a new client market in the Department of Commerce/NOAA and expanding on our NASA experience given the close collaboration between NOAA and NASA. The primary clients of this Domain will be the offices of the National Ocean Services (NOS) and National Weather Service. We anticipate competing for opportunities related to technical services and data analytics as they relate to NOAA’s mission as a leader in environmental intelligence.

  • August 10, 2018

COLSA Part of Team Selected by MDA for TEAMS Information Technology Management and Analysis

COLSA Corporation is part of a team led by Five Stones Research Corporation that was recently awarded the Missile Defense Agency TEAMS Information Technology Management and Analysis (ITMA). Valued at $50,096,546, the contract provides enterprise information technology architecture and engineering team support; executive, regional and information technology (IT) planning services; IT networks and systems services; information management services; enterprise operations and engineering Services; and, unified communications services. COLSA President, Dr. Richard Amos stated, "We look forward to working with Five Stones Research Corporation and continuing our history of providing critical support services to the Missile Defense Agency CIO."

  • June 14, 2017

COLSA Recruiting Team voted Best Recruiter by Job Seekers

COLSA Corporation recently announced that job seekers at the National Cyber Summit Job Fair voted the COLSA Recruiting Team (Sasha Gillis, Christina Guthrie, Casey Janocko, and Jessica Stone) “Best Recruiter”. The “Best Recruiter” title is presented to companies who provide the best recruiting experience at the job fair.

The ClearedJobs.net Best Recruiter program asks security cleared and cyber security job seekers who participate in a Cleared Job Fair or Cyber Job Fair to vote for the recruiters who provide the best recruiting experience. Now in its tenth year, the Best Recruiter Program provides candidates with the opportunity to provide feedback to recruiters who go above and beyond to showcase why hard-to-find talent would want to work with their companies.

  • December 13, 2016


CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the CSF is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. CSF’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos noted, “COLSA is extraordinarily proud to have been appraised at CMMI DEV Level 3. We remain focused on providing our customers with value-added and cost-effective solutions through the most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and IT products and support. Achieving this milestone is another indication of COLSA’s commitment to our mission statement.”

  • October 14, 2016

COLSA Software Factory at DevSpace 2016

COLSA Corporation is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor and presenter for the upcoming DevSpace 2016 Conference, North Alabama’s Premier Polyglot Technology Conference at the Von Braun Center, October 14-15. The COLSA Software Factory (CSF) speakers include Mr. Jason Pugh, Mr. Chris Smeal, and Mr. Lloyd Dendy. On October 14th at 11:15am in Ballroom 3, Mr. Pugh will present “The Good and Bad of Software Metrics,” which will cover metrics that should be used more frequently in software design and how to apply those metrics in the software development process. Mr. Pugh is the Lead Software Architect for the CSF and created the patented Custom Software Metrics Suite (CSMS). His expertise includes developing mobile applications, big data web-based applications, and enterprise tools. On October 15th at 8:15am in Ballroom 2, Mr. Smeal will present “Upon Further Review: Using Code Reviews to Improve Your Team and Code,” which will explain different strategies and methods for code reviews, how to maximize time spent in reviews, and how to pitch review time and refactoring to management. Mr. Smeal is a software architect and technical lead for COLSA and co-developer of the CSMS. His expertise includes .NET, Python, C/C++, Javascript/TS, and HTML. On October 15th at 9:45am in Ballroom 1, Mr. Dendy will present, “Break the Norm, Break the Rules: Becoming a Uniquely Better Leader,” which will cover some simple and effective principles necessary in successful workplace leadership. Mr. Dendy is a software engineer at COLSA with expertise in WebDev, Machine Learning, Language Processing, and Agile Leadership. DevSpace is an annual developer’s conference that takes place in Huntsville, Alabama. DevSpace offers talks on a variety of languages, offering attendees the ability to improve their skills within their daily technology of choice and the ability to become familiar with new technologies.

  • September 30, 2016

Missile and Space Intelligence Center Awards COLSA $103M Contract

COLSA Corporation was awarded a contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC). Located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the MSIC responds to technical intelligence requirements of Department of Defense (DoD) planners and decision makers.Estimated contract ceiling is $103,000,000 over five years and COLSA will provide analytical network, modeling and simulation computationally-intensive computer systems operations, High Performance Computer System operations (HPCS) and HPCS hardware and software maintenance. Performance will primarily take place in Alabama.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “COLSA has supported the Defense Intelligence Agency and MSIC for over 15 years and we are looking forward to continuing our long history of delivering mission critical high performance computing and software development capabilities in support of current and future defense intelligence operations.”

COLSA Part of Team Selected by USAF for TMAS Platforms Task

COLSA Corporation is part of a team led by Huntsville-based Bevilacqua Research Corporation (BRC) that was awarded the US Air Force Technical and Management Advisory Services (TMAS) Platforms Mission Area task order under the General Service Administration One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract. Valued at $270 million, the task order is for engineering, technical and management services to fully support aerospace Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities for the US Air Force Test Center (AFTC). BRC along with COLSA will support multiple Combined Test Forces (CTFs) to evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of avionic and weapon systems to support current and future Air Force air combat capabilities.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “We are excited to be a part of BRC’s winning team and continuing our history of providing engineering and technical services for the AFTC mission area.”

COLSA on Winning Team for NASA MSFC IT Contract

COLSA Corporation is part of a team led by All Points Logistics LLC that was recently awarded the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Information Technology Services (MITS) II contract. Valued at over $165 million, the five-year contract is to provide IT security services; IT planning, policy, architecture, and integration; computing services and customer support; and audio visual information services to over 6,000 NASA civil servants and contractors who perform various duties across the MSFC and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) campuses in Huntsville, AL and the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, LA.COLSA President Dr. Richard Amos stated, “We are looking forward to working with All Points in the delivery of productive, innovative and efficient IT solutions which support the MSFC and Agency IT programs.”In addition to COLSA, All Points will be supported by teammate Huntsville-based Media Fusion.

Air Force Test Center Awards COLSA GSA OASIS C4ISR/Cyber Task

COLSA Corporation was awarded a task order to provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the US Air Force Test Center (AFTC) 46 Test Squadron (TS). Valued at over $196 million, the contract is part of the Air Force’s Technical and Management Advisory Services (TMAS) program competed under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract.Under the contact, COLSA will provide C4ISR and Cyber A&AS services to support the AFTC 46 TS Research, Development, Test & Engineering (RDT&E) efforts as part of the acquisition lifecycle process. The contract period of performance is for 56 months. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base and nine additional locations.COLSA President, Dr. Richard Amos stated, “The 46th Test Squadron’s mission is to plan and execute DT&E for C4ISR/Cyber Systems. We are honored to support this important mission and expand our long standing relationship with the US Air Force to provide advisory and assistancesolutions that ultimately enables the warfighter to put weapons on target in all battlespace media.”

  • February 18, 2016

COLSA awarded contract to support Army Space and Missile Command

Colsa Corp.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W9113M-16-D-0006) has been awarded a PRIME position on a $504,000,000 contract with cost, incentive, and fixed-price features for the design, development, demonstration and integration Domain 2 to support the Space and Missile Defense Command, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 17, 2025. Bids were solicited via the Internet with eight received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Space and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.