STS International Teams with FLIR Systems to Install EST Screening Solution at Pentagon to Guard Against COVID-19 Spread

Arlington, VA, June 8, 2020 – STS International, Inc. recently teamed with FLIR Systems, Inc. to provide increased screening capability at the Pentagon to help identify visitors with elevated skin temperature (EST), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19 infections.

Using the FLIR A700 EST-IS integrated screening solution, Pentagon security personnel can quickly detect EST using highly accurate infrared (IR) technology while remaining socially distanced from the individual. STS installed the systems at the Pentagon Visitor Center, where individuals are checked-in and cleared to enter the facility. STS also developed and provided training to the screeners and members of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, as well as service members from the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF), to ensure proper use of the equipment and the most accurate results.

“We’re pleased to be teamed with STS International in providing our EST solution to help protect visitors to the Pentagon,” said Tim Durham, FLIR VP and General Manager of the company’s Sensor Systems business. “Elevated skin temperature screenings can be a first line of defense in managing the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

“We are incredibly proud to be supporting this effort with FLIR and part of the COVID-19 response,” said Dave Morgan, STS President. “These are challenging times, and when you get the right partnership and the right energy, like between FLIR and STS, you can bring innovation and agility to help solve these challenges and, hopefully, make everyone safer and more secure.”

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

About FLIR Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir.

STS Releases Part I of STS Vision 2020 Video Series Highlighting our Engineering Capabilities

May 20, 2020

Arlington, VA – STS has been working diligently on creating several new videos which capture our Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, and Training and Simulation Capabilities.  Take a look at Part I of our 2020 Vision Video Series, focusing on Engineering. Stay tuned for more coming soon….

 

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

 

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

 

Jennifer Morgan

STS International, Inc.

1225 S. Clark St. Suite 1300

Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (703) 575-5180

Email: Jennifer.morgan@stsint.com

DESIGNING LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEMS for Global Military Operations: An STS White Paper

* A look at four challenges in establishing global LIS solutions to sustain critical military systems

* A critical tool of successful logistics operations is the Logistics Information System (LIS)

April 24, 2020 – [Arlington, VA] – We are excited to share with you our latest STS White Paper:

The United States (US) Government employs a variety of force protection and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems around the world. These systems detect and defend against threats to US service members and allied forces. The vital function of these systems—protecting US soldiers and allies—requires the equipment to be operational at all times, accomplished through responsive and agile logistics operations. Yet, many of these systems reside in remote locations and harsh environments, including active combat zones, which adds complexity to logistics.

A critical tool of successful logistics operations is the Logistics Information System (LIS). An LIS is a database used to effectively collect, validate, and analyze supply and maintenance data throughout the asset management lifecycle. The LIS tracks parts and supplies, maintenance actions, and quality control checks to help keep mission critical systems operational. For example, users can track the time it takes to deliver a part to a specific location in theater or track how often a part needs to be replaced. Analyzing this information, Logistics Specialists can then predict when to order and ship parts so they arrive at the right time and in the right quantities, preventing long system downtime waiting for part replacements. The LIS also communicates a transparent picture of inventory and asset information to geographically dispersed personnel, including Government representatives.

STS International designs, customizes, and deploys Logistics Information Systems for global asset management. Through our experience establishing end-to-end LIS solutions to sustain military systems, STS has identified and solved some of the top challenges faced when implementing an LIS, discussed in this paper.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

 

 

STS Wins Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development’s (AEWD) Task Order for Safety and Operational Assessment of Lightweight Remote Weapon Station

Arlington, VA – STS recently won Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development’s (AEWD) Task Order for Safety and Operational Assessment of Lightweight Remote Weapon Station. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground-Research Triangle Park and the Special Missions Branch have collaborated with Army Research Laboratory to support Project Manager Solider Lethality (PM SL) by soliciting a Task Order (TO) on the Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD) contract vehicle. The TO is to support Product Director Crew Served Weapons’ (PD CSW’s) mission to add new capabilities to PM SL’s weapons portfolio. PM SL ensures that Soldiers on the battlefield have overmatch capabilities in individual and crew served weapons. PM SL supports soldiers through the development, production, fielding, and sustainment of current and future weapons systems, as well as associated target acquisition/fire control products. Under this TO, STS and its subcontractors IEC Infrared Systems and Precision Remotes LLC will deliver Lightweight Remote Weapon Stations to PdM CSW and provide on-site and remote site test, safety, and operational assessment product support.

“STS is pleased to continue our enduring engagement with PD CSW, ACC, and ARL and work on the AEWD contract vehicle,” says STS President, Dave Morgan.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

About IEC Infrared Systems

IEC Infrared Systems (IEC) is a privately held company, formed in 1999 by research scientists from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Formally recognized as a NASA Spinoff company, operates out of a 23,000 square foot facility in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

IEC is an engineering company that specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of complete thermal and visual imaging tactical surveillance systems and remotely operated weapons systems. Our breadth of engineering talent makes IEC uniquely qualified to design and develop high-end commercial security systems and manufacture tactical surveillance systems for the military.

About Precision Remotes LLC (PRL)

PRL’s focus is developing the most capable and cost-effective family of remote weapon systems available. The company, founded by Graham Hawkes in 1997, works closely with our customers to deliver unique security solutions.

PRL created the ultra-light ROWS category. Our systems are “right-sized” to the weapons they support and fully meet the operational and environmental requirements customers place upon them. Their capabilities have been demonstrated in multiple combat theaters.

 

About Advanced Expeditionary Warfare Development (AEWD)

AEWD (also known as ARL IV) is an IDIQ to support Army Red Team efforts and other activities that provide timely response toward enhancing Army Expeditionary Forces, Joint Warfighters with Army Components, and organizations that encounter and influence agile/adaptable threats. These include development or enhancement to items and systems for employment against rapidly evolving threats and in partnership building initiatives for items and systems employed by small units, expeditionary and special operations forces and other irregular warfare operators. Efforts may include studies, technical investigations, research, development, experimentation, assessments, limited quantity delivery and in-theatre field logistics support for appropriate end-items or systems.  Items or systems developed under this contract shall generally be of maturity for field demonstration and assessment by military or Government operations personnel in an operational or operational-like environment.

STS Launches DragonFly™ – a Fly-Away Kit (FLAK) for Missions at the Edge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

– Artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), cloud and local level processing platform hybrid capability, DragonFly™ is a deployable mission support system designed to leverage advanced software with or without cloud connectivity in austere or remote locations

– Cleared technicians design, engineer, and manufacture DragonFly™ in the United States for maximum supply chain security

DragonFly™ is designed to fit in custom server carry-on bag

Arlington, VA – STS is excited to announce our latest engineering product, the DragonFly™ – A Fly-Away Kit (FLAK) for Missions at the Edge. With an artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), cloud and local level processing platform hybrid capability, DragonFly™ is a deployable mission support system designed to leverage advanced software with or without cloud connectivity in austere or remote locations. Engineering experts designed this highly configurable, crew serve platform to support attack, hunt, and analytics capabilities at the edge. Examples of how DragonFly™ may be used include Red Teams, High Volume Data Ingestion, Defensive Operations, Incident Response, Onsite Deep Neural Network Training, and any other high-performance computing requirement.

 

 

DragonFly™ is a great example of what happens when our innovative and collaborative spirit in engineering comes together to create something that meets the mission of supporting the American warfighter and protecting our national security interests. What is unique about DragonFly™ is its speed, it exceeds that of any other product on the market. Also unique to DragonFly™ is it applicability and usability across many areas, in the both commercial and defense industries, to include: training, cyber, and big data analytics,” says Dave Morgan, President of STS.

For more information on DragonFly™, click here for our product sheet.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Contact: Jennifer Morgan
STS International, Inc.
1225 S. Clark St. Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 575-5180
Email: Jennifer.morgan@stsint.com

 

 

Federal News Network/WTOP Features STS INSIGHT: Rare Earth Elements Present Challenges, Opportunities to the U.S. Economy, Defense, and Supply Chain

Washington, DC – January 28, 2020. STS is proud to share our Federal News Network Insight: “Rare earth elements present challenges, opportunities to the U.S. economy, defense, and supply chain.” The President recently issued a Determination (July 2019) stating: “that the domestic production capability for separation and processing of Light Rare Earth Elements is essential to the national defense” (Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended). STS sat down with John Gilroy at Federal News Network to discuss Rare Earth Elements (REE) and the challenges and opportunities they present to the U.S. economy, defense, and supply chain.

 

As it relates to the economy, “If everything is tied into one source, one spot, or one country in this case, then you’re very limited. And if they decided to cut that off from you, then you lose all of your options,” General (R) John F. Campbell.

As it relates to the supply chain, “Rare Earth Elements . . . a critical component of the entire supply chain because it’s the beginning, the nexus of what all of the electronics come from. So, if you don’t have those, you can’t build them,” David Morgan, Co-Founder and Vice President, Operations, STS International.

For the video interview, please click here: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-insights/2020/01/rare-earth-elements-present-challenges-opportunities-to-the-u-s-economy-defense-and-supply-chain/.  STS recently published a white paper on the topic entitled: “Building a Domestic Rare Earth Elements (REE) Supply Chain – The STS Challenge.”

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

 

Building a Domestic Rare Earth Elements (REE) Supply Chain – The STS Challenge

Without the ensured supply of REE, the country’s economy and national security remains vulnerable to foreign market disruptions and potential defeat on the battlefield. STS has done its due diligence in this market and predicts that the use of prudent business practices is required to solve this complex problem correctly. To apply prudent business practices to this problem requires a source-independent solution which integrates multiple suppliers of REE into a strong and resilient domestic supply chain. Download our latest White Paper, “Building a Domestic Rare Earth Elements (REE) Supply Chain – The STS Challenge.”

 

STS Sponsors Olympic Windsurfing Athlete, Farrah Hall, on Her Journey to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

Arlington, VA – (January 21, 2020) – STS International proudly announces our support of an Olympic athlete on her mission to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan.  Farrah Hall is both an experienced athlete and coach in the sport of Olympic Windsurfing, which falls under the discipline of Sailing.

“Windsurfing has been a lifelong, personal passion of my own and we are excited to be a part of Farrah’s journey to the Summer Olympics. Like STS, Farrah is “Mission-Driven” to get to the Olympics and represent her country. She is an amazing athlete and we, at STS, share in her same values of passion, dedication, and commitment to success,” says Doug Morgan, Vice President of STS International.

2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy 21 January, 2020.

 

As an ambassador for STS International and the United States of America, Farrah would like to bring you closer to the Olympic dream and the real-life experiences of athletes. STS is now a participant in the Olympic movement and spirit, and Farrah is grateful for the opportunity to represent STS in the international sports arena. Keep up with Farrah at www.usawindsurfing.wordpress.com, or find her @Farrahstyle on Facebook.

STS’ mission is exemplified in the patriotic values of Olympic athletes in their quests to represent the United States at an Olympic Games.  The continual striving for excellence, the struggle to be the best we can be, and the spirit of friendship, solidarity, and good sportsmanship are values we all seek to create in our daily lives.

About Farrah Hall

Farrah’s hometown is Annapolis, Maryland, and her journey has taken her worldwide for competing, training, and coaching Olympic windsurfing. Farrah’s next step toward qualifying for Tokyo is a strong finish at the Miami Sailing World Cup, beginning Monday, January 20.  Immediately afterwards, she will fly to Australia to participate in the final qualifier, the 2020 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia (held at Sorrento beach).   These two events will conclude the individual qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Olympic sailors must qualify both their country and one individual for the Olympics. For the USA’s spot in the Olympic windsurfing event, both the men and women qualified at the 2019 World Championships at Lake Garda, Italy. The individual selection can often be much tougher, because only one athlete from each country can participate at an Olympics. An athlete is usually selected by their winning score over a series of international events chosen by US Sailing, the sport’s governing body.

Although Farrah’s sport is not well-known, windsurfing has been an Olympic sport since 1984, when it debuted in Los Angeles. The Olympic discipline is course racing, similar to sailboat racing.  A fleet of boards will start at the same time, and race around a marked course in what could be described as a chess match between the athlete, other competitors, and the wind shifts and weather conditions of the day.  Boards are scored in order of finish, with lowest points (best finishes) winning across a series of races.  A competition, or regatta, will last five days with three races typically held each day.  All competitors sail on the same equipment, so racing is fair.  Racing is very physical, with competitors requiring endurance, fitness, strength, and agility.

Over the four years of each Olympic campaign, sailors must train and compete full-time to keep up with other international athletes, qualify for top-level events, and maintain a place on their national team.  In addition to this duty, Olympic sailors, and all Olympic athletes, are considered ambassadors for their countries and must uphold the values inherent in this mission.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

 

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.