System Planning Corporation
This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Ronald L. Easley, Founder and CEO|
|Products||National 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.
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.
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 
Fields of interest
- Radar cross section analysis
- Arms control
- Ballistic missile defense
- Homeland Security
- Continuity of government
- Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare
- System Planning Corporation Official website