VT-ARC delivers results by building teams customized for each client’s set of unique challenges. VT-ARC’s affiliation with Virginia Tech provides an outstanding core of leading multidisciplinary institutes and scientists from which to draw. From VT-ARC’s Decision Sciences, Engineering, Testing & Evaluation, and Information Sciences divisions, VT-ARC leverages its breadth of talent to develop creative national security solutions not typically arrived at by larger, more process-oriented firms.

Decision Sciences

  • System Dynamics
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Analysis of Alternatives
  • Analytic Hierarchal Process
  • Scenario Development and Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling and Simulation

Engineering, Testing & Evaluation

  • Engineering Design
  • Prototyping
  • Developmental and Operational T&E
  • System Verification and Validation
  • Standards/Standardization
  • Policies and Procedures Compliance
  • Software Engineering

Information Sciences

  • Scientometrics
  • T2 Analytics
  • IP Analytics
  • S&T Impact Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Natural Language processing

Subject Matter Expertise


VT-ARC continues to grow its cadre of subject matter experts and applied research professionals to support our client’s needs. In particular, VT-ARC has established strong expertise in the following sectors and mission spaces:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business and Market Analysis
  • Counter-WMD
  • Design and Illustration
  • Intelligence Collection
  • Patent Examination
  • Software Engineering
  • Wireless Communications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Biotechnology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cybersecurity and Resiliance
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Operational Planning
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Military Operations
  • Scientometrics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

In cases where critical expertise reside in organizations beyond VT-ARC and VT, we work with third parties from other academic institutions, industry, and Government including international organizations, UARCs, FFRDCs and other non-profit entities. VT-ARC leverages this exceptional access to technical and scientific talent in each of its core capability areas to deliver the best solutions possible to our clients.

Doing Business with VT-ARC


VT-ARC has a growing number of flexible grant, contract, and Other Transaction Authority (OTA) vehicles which allow Government customers access to our services.

Contract Vehicles

SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Contract Number N00178-15-D-9483: VT-ARC provides services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the activities and technical capabilities of the various ordering activities. VT-ARC’s Seaport-e contract is inclusive of Zone 2 National Capital and Zone 3 Mid Atlantic.

  • Research and Development Support
  • Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  • System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  • Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
  • System Safety Engineering Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Information Systems (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Inactivation and Disposal Support
  • Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumental Support
  • Logistics Support
  • Supply and Provisioning Support
  • Technical Training Support
  • Professional Development and Training Support
  • In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  • Program Support
  • Functional and Administrative Support
  • Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
  • Most Efficient Organization (MEO) Teaming Support Services
  • Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

NATO Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) for Collaborative Innovation, Decision Support, Technology Transition and Transfer: Eligible purchasers for the NATO BOA include the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), NATO Bodies, any government agency of a NATO Member Nation, and contractors performing work on behalf of these entities. Partnership for Peace countries may be eligible and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We offer subject matter expertise in the following areas:

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Collaboration Environments
  • Complex Systems Engineering
  • Cyber Physical Security
  • Irregular and Asymmetric Warfare
  • Precision, Navigation and Timing
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Mobility
  • Red Teaming
  • Special Missions
  • Spectrum Management
  • Tagging Tracking and Locating
  • Wireless Technologies

Grant Vehicles

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA): VT-ARC supports and enhances the connections between the Air Force (AF), academia, industry and other Government agencies to identify and exploit basic research opportunities that will impact the future AF.

  • Support the AFOSR Science and Engineering (S&E) workforce ability to innovate and collaborate through a unique outside-the-fence, open environments to address AF basic research challenges and/ or the transition of research results emanating from AFOSR.
  • Support AFOSR personnel, with their government, industry and academic partners, in innovation and collaboration through use of emerging tools, processes, and methods to solve problems.
  • Support strong academic, government, and private sector partnerships that will allow the best opportunity for the successful transition of basic research results.
  • Build strategic partnerships to help capabilities and students develop in Air Force related research fields and to attract the next generation of scientists and engineers to critical Air Force research areas.
  • Help attract and utilize small business partners to advance basic research to later stages of development.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of basic research transitions to later stages of development and determine the impact of past basic research investments on DoD/AF systems.
  • Provide expert facilitation and leadership in specific S&T areas of AF interest.
  • Develop and/or deploy training and education services that enable AF members to effectively understand and apply innovation and collaboration tools, techniques, and processes.
  • Support strong academic, government, and private sector partnerships that allow the best opportunity for successful transition of basic research results.
  • Facilitate partnerships with regional, state or other Federal organizations on technology developments which enhance the AF ability to meet strategic objectives or long-term research needs.

Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)

Another transaction (OT) is a special vehicle used by federal agencies for obtaining or advancing research and development (R&D) or prototypes. An OT is not a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement, and there is no statutory or regulatory definition of “other transaction.”

National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) OTA: The NSC consortium mission is to execute R&D, prototyping and piloting initiatives using innovative contracting methodologies that leverage both Governmental and consortia technological, financial, and human resources to coordinate and broaden the access to, and maximize the military and commercial value of the existing electromagnetic spectrum. The NSC OTA is eligible for use by the following Government clients:

  • OASD, R&E
  • DHS
  • NIST
  • NSF
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Special Operations Command
  • DARPA
  • DTRA
  • NGA
  • Other agencies and departments

For more information regarding the NSC OTA, please visit the consortium website at http://www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org or contact the VT-ARC Contracts Manager listed below.

In addition to the above, VT-ARC has access to various Government IDIQ contracts as a subcontractor to various prime contractors. For more information concerning VT-ARC’s contract vehicles, please contact one of the following:

Luke Sebby
Director of Program Operations & Development
Phone: (703) 879-8142 ext 223
Email: Luke.Sebby@vt-arc.org

Angela Keen
Contracts Manager
Phone: (540) 443-8577 ext 660
Email: Angela.Keen@vt-arc.org