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Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)

Systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) involves assisting the government with identifying and translating user requirements into specific technology/system research and development objectives to illustrate the benefits of applying the technology/system to military equipment users and developers; identifying the military and commercial utility of new products and technology system developments; defining system architectures and supporting subsystem performance requirements; generating advocacy for programs and efforts within the user communities; and generating draft transition agreements and requirement documents.

Tasking typically involves complex analyses that require multidisciplinary technical integration of expertise in the following functional areas: requirements, alternatives, and cost analysis; systems engineering and planning; human systems integration; environmental impact and safety assessments; logistics; test and evaluation; scientific and technical studies; and acquisition strategy.

IEA provides support in the areas of manufacturing readiness; technology maturity analysis; risk analysis; market analysis, user wants and needs assessments, and gap analysis; business case development; generation of data; and participation in proposal evaluations in an advisory capacity. IEA provides SETA services for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School on the TRADOC Capability Manager (TCM)-Airborne/Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) Program and previously performed a similar effort for the TCM-Ground Sensors (GS) program under our Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) contract vehicle. The objective of the TCM-AISR program is to develop, define, document, and defend critical manned and unmanned AISR systems and their sensors/payloads systems requirements. For TCM-GS, we worked to develop and document the capabilities for automation support, communications, and interoperability requirements within the following GS areas:

  • • signal intelligence (SIGINT)
  • • counter radio controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare (CREW)
  • • measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT)
  • • biometrics and human intelligence (HUMINT)

In August 2008, the Army recognized IEA’s contributions and honored us with the Featured SDVO Small Business Award.


Info Sheet for Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)