FORGE C2 Alliance: Omni Federal’s Ribbon-Cutting Signals Space Defense Collaboration Milestone

May 14, 2024

On April 24th, FORGE C2 prime performer Omni Federal hosted a ribbon-cutting event to unveil their new office space in Colorado Springs, CO. This was a significant occasion not only for the Omni Federal team but for the space defense industry as a whole. The reveal of this new space is significant is not just what happened but why it happened: Omni Federal wanted the ability to collaborate in-person with their supporting sub-contractors on FORGE C2. 

About FORGE C2 

Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Command and Control (FORGE C2) is a project awarded through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Authority (OTA) in 2023 to four prime performers: Parsons, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, and Omni Federal. This project is part of the larger FORGE program, a foundational effort in developing a ground system that will support the continued operations of legacy Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) and the next generation of OPIR sensors. 

Ball Aerospace, Parsons, General Dynamics, and Omni Federal were each awarded a $9.75M contract through the SpEC OTA to competitively develop the FORGE C2 prototype over a sixteen-month performance period. 

Omni Federal is supported by three sub-contractors on FORGE C2: Infinity Systems Engineering, Zivaro, and Freedom Space Engineering. Omni Federal and all three subs now have employees working out of their new office space. 

“Thanks to SpEC teaming, we’re not limited to the processes that a lot of the larger companies are limited to. We can move three to four times faster. We’re not a company at that point, we’re a team.” – Nate Moser, Production Manager at Omni Federal. 

Accomplish More with Teaming 

Omni Federal, along with Infinity Systems, Zivaro and Freedom Space call themselves “Team Voltron.” Voltron is a “legendary defender” from a Japanese superhero comic. Each of these organizations is Non-traditional, and they bring unique capabilities to the team. Omni Federal is the program manager, Infinity Systems supports system engineering integration, Zivaro brings SMEs in the areas of engineering, UI/UX development and cyber and Freedom Space handles SAAS C2, ground resource management and flight dynamics.

Omni Federal’s ribbon-cutting event is a powerful example of the importance of teaming in Government innovation.  Teaming is when two or more organizations team up as partners on a project. Teaming often brings together Non-traditional organizations with complementary skills and capabilities, creating a more holistic solution for the Government. When organizations decide to team, they can construct more competitive proposals, resulting in a higher likelihood of getting awarded.  

“The idea was, together, we have the size, scale, expertise and ability to have a presence in this area,” said Sameer Qudsi, Chief Innovation Officer at Omni Federal. 

Start Teaming with SpEC 

SpEC has over 600 members, covering 11 different technology areas. With our robust network of innovators, you can find an organization that complements your capabilities, making your next proposal a more competitive one. SpEC members have access to multiple teaming events and opportunities, including exclusive networking events, virtual teaming events, and access to teaming lists. Become a SpEC member today to access these benefits and start winning more work with the DoD.  

About SpEC

The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) was created in 2017 to bridge the cultural gap between military buyers and commercial space startups and small businesses through Other Transaction Authorities (OTA).  The OTA innovative contracting process allows SpEC to solicit bids from a mix of member companies including companies that have not previously done work with the Department of Defense.  SSC recently awarded management of the SpEC OTA to NSTXL to expedite the contracting between government and industry.  NSTXL is focused on building a network of innovators and creators across the most sought-after emerging technology fields.

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