About SOSSEC Inc.
SOSSEC, Inc. provides its clients with technology agnostic approaches that capture the best of breed solutions by openly sharing technology and expertise across its membership. This is accomplished by SOSSEC, Inc. through two primary areas of activity; managing and administrating the acquisition and award phases (capture, proposal management, award, and performance), and managing the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC).
The Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). It is founded on a simple concept: that collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among a broad spectrum of industry, academia and non-profits vastly improves the products and services delivered to its clients. This concept, combined with a competitive environment among Consortium membership, supported by quality oversight by SOSSEC, Inc., ensures low-risk, lowest-cost, and the best-of-breed delivery of prototype solutions to our clients. Most traditional companies do not provide the breadth of capabilities that we do.
What We Do
SOSSEC, Inc. currently manages the System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC), an organization comprised of over 500+ members. SOSSEC, Inc. is responsible for managing all tasks under our Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) from cradle to grave insuring both our customers and our members are adequately served in all transactions. SOSSEC convenes on-site general membership meetings typically on a quarterly basis to discuss changes, new services, new opportunities, and to provide a networking platform for our members. In addition to the management of our OTAs, our management services include identifying and responding to solicitations that represent advantageous opportunities for a SOSSEC-based team to engage; this will bring to bear the breadth and depth of the consortium upon the specific opportunity. In these instances SOSSEC takes the lead in forming the team, managing the proposal development and submission process, and overseeing the pre- and post-award activities. SOSSEC does not perform as a member of the technical team. Members are subsequently invited to participate and individual roles are parsed based on past performance, technical capabilities, and existing relationships with the target customer. SOSSEC also provides mentorship to its many non-traditional and small business members. This is sometimes in the form of direct, one-on-one instructional sessions; and at other times, may involve one or more additional members in a more formal arrangement. Assistance may have to do with technical approach, contract management, program management, requirements management, or day-to-day back office tasks. SOSSEC is also the “prime” contractor on any of the Other Transaction awards received. In this role, we work with the government customers to ensure efficiency and knowledge about the use of these unique contract vehicles. In addition, SOSSEC helps to ensure tasks are in line with the stated missions and technical requirements of the OT awards. Our dedicated program and deliverable management staff help to make sure that expectations are managed, deadlines are met, and the administrative side of performance is on target.
How it Works
SOSSEC, Inc. acts as the traffic control point and center of administration for the Other Transaction activities. This allows us to provide our customers with a consistent point of contact as well as consistency in accounting, program management, and administrative actions over the term of an OTA. SOSSEC does not interfere with the technical progress of a program, but instead will make recommendations to our participating members where guidance is needed. Members are also free to call upon SOSSEC for assistance and guidance when either is needed as a result of being in a new situation, or where requirements are otherwise unclear.