System Planning Corporation

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System Planning Corporation
HeadquartersArlington, Virginia
Key people
Ronald L. Easley, Founder and CEO
ProductsNational Security Research, Electronics, Computer Software
Number of employees

System Planning Corporation (SPC) is a Virginia based corporation founded in 1970 that produces military electronics, such as radar, and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance in airwarfare, cybersecurity, program management and research of advanced weapons systems, advanced space systems and advanced microsystems for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). SPC was acquired by ECS Federal, LLC in 2015. It is principal support contractor to cabinet-level departments, including the Department of Defense, Justice and State, and Homeland Security.[1]

Early history[edit]

SPC had its direct predecessor Systems Planning and Research Corporation, headquartered in Maryland, which started its R&D activities in the 1950s from development of the advanced range instrumentation systems for the U.S. Army missile ranges.[2]


SPC is one of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s largest support contractors and has supported DARPA virtually continuously since SPC's founding. SPC provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance, and support services to most of DARPA's Technology Offices.

SPC has a long involvement with the U.S. stealth program. SPC designed and fabricated one of the first specialized radar cross section (RCS) measurement radars used to validate the low observable signatures of stealthy vehicles. SPC produces RCS measurement systems, currently[timeframe?] the MK V, which are principally used by the U.S. to provide quality assurance for deployed aircraft and ships, including the F-117A and B-2 bomber.

As of 2014, SPC has contracts for

  • SEAPORT-e, the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 areas, including engineering, financial
  • a GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) schedule GS-10F-0350M
  • a GSA information technology (IT) contract GS-35F-0320W [3]

Fields of interest[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ronald Easley (n.d.). "From the Founder & Chairman". System Planning Corporation. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ Howard, William E. The Capital’s Top Private Industry, Missiles and Rockets, August 31, 1959, vol. 5, no. 36, p. 20.
  3. ^ SPC (n.d.). "SPC-Doing Business". SPC. Retrieved 6 December 2014.

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