Technical Program Management and Advocacy:
NSSI has successfully coordinated a DoD program since October 1994. Responsible for the planning, scheduling, directing and monitoring of the research activities of over 50 principal investigators from over 20 DoD agencies, defense corporations and universities. Originally limited to two years of funding, the program has been adopted as a Center of Technical Excellence and extended through the year 2005. The results of the program have been used to advocate the technology to Congress, the DoD, military services, and warfighting commands, with the technical assistance of NSSI's staff.
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Strategic Planning
NSSI developed and maintains a ten-year strategic plan for a defense program, which is used to prepare the annual program plan and budget submissions. In addition, in a consulting capacity, NSSI staff have reviewed and refined strategic business plans for corporations.
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Program / Project Planning:
NSSI is responsible developing the annual program management plan for a multi-year DoD initiative that is linked to a ten-year strategic plan. NSSI uses commercial program management tools to define tasks, schedule and resources. It also coordinates joint working group sessions to facilitate experiment designs that are integrated into detailed collection and exploitation operations plans for execution of major remote sensing collection campaigns.
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Community Liaison:
To survey requirements, coordinate collection operations, and present the findings to the defense community, NSSI staff are responsible for conducting liaison activities with numerous organizations and elements within the DoD, including the military services, defense agencies, and warfighting commands.
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Architectural Systems Engineering and Analysis:
NSSI's founder supported three architectural systems engineering studies that quantified the performance of multiple remote sensing systems to satisfy the information requirements of the DoD. The work included the development of simulation, modeling and performance forecasting tools and measures of effectiveness to quantity satisfaction of information needs.
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Requirements Synthesis
NSSI is credited with surveying and synthesizing combat information requirements into a formal that is used designing remote sensing experiments that serve to quantity the performance and utility of a passive remote sensing technology.
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Simulation and Modeling
NSSI is responsible for developing and executing a strategic plan that will facilitate the development, test and evaluation of simulation, modeling and performance forecasting tools for a particular remote sensing discipline. It has also provided support in developing the specifications for simulation tools that quantity the performance of candidate, multi-sensor architectures for the DoD.
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Advanced Reconnaissance Systems and Applications
In 1990, NSSI's founder conducted a comprehensive survey of DoD ground-, air- and space-based reconnaissance and surveillance assets to help guide a defense corporation's investment of its $ 170 M independent research and development budget. The study identified shortfalls in the sensor mix architecture's capabilities and recommended over 400 candidate technological solutions. A subset of the recommendations were adopted by the sponsoring DoD organization, which led to new business for the corporation.
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Spectroradiometric Phenomenology
NSSI has a comprehensive understanding of spectroradiometric reflective and emissive phenomenology due to its role in planning and coordinating experiment design activities and remote sensing campaigns for the purpose of quantifying performance and utility. It developed and advocate a spectroradiometric phenomenology chain approach that considers over thirty-five factors that cm corrupt the information derived from imaging spectroradiometers. It has used its experience and expertise that extends back to 1973 to help orchestrate research on behalf of the DoD. NSSI has established links to other defense organizations, corporations and universities that possess the requisite expertise to support in-depth phenomenological studies and assessments.
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Remote Sensing System Performance Evaluations and Utility Assessments
NSSI's founder has developed detailed plans for quantifying the performance and utility of aerospace remote sensing systems. The plans facilitate both objective and subjective assessments of utility, based on a finite suite of system capacity parameters and measures of effectiveness. The plans leverage from experience gained in quantifying the performance of sensor mix architectures during the 1980s.
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Nonliteral Imagery Exploitation
NSSI is responsible for surveying defense agencies, contractors and universities for algorithms, models, software and techniques that exploit nonliteral features; e.g., spectral, textural, temporal, polarization, m opposed to shape and geometric features that are typically exploited by imagery analysts. Since 1994, NSSI has played an objective role in advising the DoD in the selection of candidate sources of nonliteral exploitation expertise.
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Geophysics
NSSI's technical role in supporting advanced DoD reconnaissance and surveillance initiatives strongly leverages from the founder's education and experience in the collection and exploitation of geophysical phenomena associated with targets, backgrounds and propagation media. NSSI contributes to the design and execution of remote sensing experiments that serve to quantify collection and exploitation performance for a range of conditions. The resultant data sets are also used to validate simulation, modeling and performance forecasting tools.
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Collection Requirements and Operations Management
NSSI's founder contributed to the development and enhancement of defense collection operations management centers and collection requirements management tools. NSSI staff = have training and experience in collection requirements management procedures which = used to plan and execute remote sensing collection campaigns for the DoD.
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Support to Military Operations
NSSI's technical coordination of a multi-year remote sensing research and development program will eventually lead to the fielding of robust advanced reconnaissance and surveillance systems that provide responsive and assured support to military operations. NSSI technical staff members each possess over 25 years of military experience and expertise that is relevant to the company's ongoing support to the DoD.
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Operational Product Development

Strategic Business Planning
NSSI's founder has provided consulting support to defense contractors in reviewing and refining their strategic business plans. The process includes the following: 1) establishing an objective architecture for the corporation; 2) conducting a baseline assessment of the company's current capabilities and resources; 3) identifying strengths and shortfalls vis-a-vis the objective architecture; 4) identifying candidate solutions (technical, administrative, other); 5) conducting a cost-benefit trade analysis; and 6) reporting analysis results, conclusions and recommendations.
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Business Development
NSSI's founder has experience in defense-related business development since 1979. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a business development director for a defense corporation with annual revenues of $ 50 M. During that period, the business development initiative led to $ 1.2 M in classified research, which included the development of three secure facilities and the sponsorship of clearances for over forty personnel. In 1994, NSSI, Inc. was awarded a sole source, multi-year contract based on its domain expertise in a particular remote sensing field. In 1997, it was competitively awarded a five year contract that provides a means for achieving substantial growth. NSSI's staff cm provide consulting services to defense or commercial corporations that require business development support.
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Proposal Development
NSSI's founder provided substantial technical support to a major defense contractor and, separately, a commercial remote sensing firm that led to the award of large (> $ 50 M), multi-year contracts. NSSI has provided support in organizing proposal teams, drafting technical inputs using story boards, performing comparative assessments of potential team members, and developing innovative graphics for conveying complex subject matter.
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Proposal "Red Team" Review
NSSI's founder has supported proposal "red tem" reviews for a major defense contractor and, separately, a commercial remote sensing firm the led to the award of large (> $ 50 M), multi-year contract awards. NSSI's ability to rapidly assimilate government solicitation and proposal material to affect a comparative assessment and compliance check. NSSI's founder has also worked with other professional "red team review" consulting firms which have served to augment NSSI's understanding and practice of the "red team" review process.
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Corporate Technology Management
NSSI's technical staff regularity support military exercises and proof-of-concept demonstrations that require the evaluation of research-level, combat information products. The notional products are derived from advanced remote sensing programs that seek to provide timely and responsive support to military operations.
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Independent Technical Assessment
NSSI's founder has reviewed the technical innovations of numerous defense firms on behalf of the DoD, for the purpose of providng objective recommendations to the government and the contractor or academic institution. NSSI's founder has also reviewed corporation's proprietary, independent research and development projects for the purpose of better focusing the efforts so that they can simulate business development with the DoD or other contractors.
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