Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

DoD Acquisition Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Program Analysis
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is constantly expanding our capabilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients while adhering to our core values, which include national service, trustworthiness, integrity and candor, broad expertise, stability and security, and teamwork. Our mission at SPA is to provide timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives. We believe we can best support our client by aligning everything we do with their critical missions with a focus on future needs. 


The Integrated Warfare Systems Group’s (IWSG) focus is to provide engineering, technical, and programmatic support to the Navy’s Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). Current efforts supporting PEO IWS include overarching program management, test and evaluation, systems engineering, operations analysis, systems integration, international, cybersecurity, IT network and programmatic support for advanced radar, phased array radar, electronic warfare, electro-optic, advanced off-board electronic warfare/decoy and directed energy programs.


IWSG has a near term need for an experienced Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Analyst.


We are seeking an experienced DoD Acquisition Analyst with an active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance to provide acquisition and engineering support to the PEO IWS 2.0 Advanced Radars (AN/SPY-6) Program Managers. SPY-6 is the U.S Navy’s family of radars that perform air and missile defense slated for install on seven classes of ships. Your roles and responsibilities will include advising Program Managers on programmatic and technical topics ensuring more informed decision making, maintaining detailed integrated system development and production schedules, coordinating inputs for field activities, laboratories and other stakeholders across PEO IWS, PEO Carrier, PEO Ships; and developing technical and acquisition documentation.

The IWSG office is located at 20 M Street in Southeast DC, conveniently down the street from our clients at the Washington Navy Yard. Daily onsite client support at the Navy Yard is expected to aid in the highest quality support. Little to no travel is expected in this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other related technical degree
  • 5+ years of Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Program Office experience
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some unique skill or knowledge to help a Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Program Office (e.g., phased array radar expertise, Model-Based Systems Engineering, DevSecOps, Agile methodologies, Design Of Experiment, statistics, Modeling & Simulation)
  • US Navy or radar experience



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