Missile Defense Agency
MTSI has been the core provider of executive-level acquisition support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) since 2007. In 2010, MTSI provided guidance and stability to MDA when all support contracts were migrated to the MDA Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS) IDIQ contract. The MTSI team received all “Excellent” ratings on services provided, and subsequently, was the principle sub on the team awarded the follow-on contract for executive acquisition support in 2012. In 2016 MDA transitioned support contracts to the TEAMS and MTSI was the key sub on the team that was awarded follow-on acquisition support contract.
Since 2007, MTSI has served as the primary architect and author for the current MDA acquisition policies, instructions, and manuals. In 2009, MTSI delivered a landmark achievement with the publication of the over-arching Acquisition Management policy Directive. In 2013, the geographically-dispersed MTSI team was responsible for updating MDA acquisition policy and published delivered a landmark achievement with the publication of the over-arching Acquisition Management policy documents for the Missile Defense Agency– MDA Directive 5013.01 and MDA Instruction 5013.02-INS.
The MDA 5013.xx policy document series mirrors the DoD 5000.xx series, but accounts for the special acquisition authorities and unique nature of acquisition for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and its component elements. The MDA acquisition workforce uses these policy documents as the acquisition “bible”, and other outside stakeholders such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regularly cite from them.
In addition to acquisition policy development and oversight, our staff provides support to the MDA Director, Director for Acquisition, and other MDA primary headquarters senior leaders as they interact for RFIs and coordination with external agencies, such as the GAO, Congress, and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition Technology and Logistics (AT&L). Our team serves as the liaison with the OUSD(AT&L) to obtain production decisions as well decision memorandum with the lead services.
Finally, MTSI has “boots on the ground” and provides expertise in acquisition support to the BMDS component program offices in developing and executing acquisition strategies. MTSI staff are the “go-to” people to support the highest priority acquisitions, including Aegis Ashore, Standard Missile-3 IB and IIA variants, Ground-based Midcourse Defense, Redesigned Kill Vehicle Based Interceptor, Long Range Discrimination Radar, THAAD, AN/TPY-2 X-band radar, UEWR, Multi-Object Common Kill Vehicle, Targets and Countermeasures, and Foreign Military Sales. The guidance provided by MTSI experts promotes a stream-lined FAR compliant acquisition process that minimizes risk to the MDA.