Systems Planning and Analysis Australia (SPA Australia) has been awarded a contract to support the ADF’s Force Design Division. The company explains it will provide “analysis and modelling support” to help build ADF capability.
Under the terms of the contract, SPA Australia will work closely with Force Design Division – which looks to guide the development of a balanced and affordable future force. SPA Australia will help identify and plug capability gaps, looking to enhance the overall effectiveness of the ADF.
SPA Australia said that it would provide "subject matter experts, advanced analytic techniques, along with an extensive and proven software tools portfolio". Together, these assets will work to provide objective evidence to inform design of the joint, integrated force and future acquisition decisions.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Virginia-based SPA, the company adds that its Canberra division operates as a "start-up with a growing Australian workforce". The Force Design Support contract will fuse local talent with the expertise of American employees, building on 48 years supporting the US Department of Defense.
"We are honoured to be able to continue our support of the ADF Force Design Division, helping them make well-informed decisions on their integrated force design," said Dr William Vantine, SPA president and CEO.
"We are excited to bring our many years of analytic and modelling experience and expertise to help build the foundation of the Australian Defence Force for many years into the future."
Force Design Division's role is to test the force in being, provide preparedness assurance, design and guide the development of a balanced and affordable future force, in order to provide the government of Australia a capable, agile and potent Joint Force.
SPA Australia provides a broad range of consulting services in support of defence and intelligence agencies – including program and acquisition management, systems engineering, safety analysis and advanced analytics.