// Past Project

Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)

TAPE focused its PEO STRI SETA support on the Army’s materiel development, acquisition management, and life cycle support for soldier and unit training, simulation, and testing capabilities. We helped make these functions interoperable, cost-efficient, and effective.

As a result of these accomplishments, we provided critical engineering, program management, and other support functions for PEO STRI programs. We were the only subcontractor providing visual/system engineering and project coordination support to all PEO STRI program managers. Our contributions to PEO STRI SETA demonstrate elements of all three TAPE core capabilities, which we call TAPEAbilities® – Knowledge-based Services, Technology Services, and Training and Readiness Solutions. Since 2005, TAPE has provided SETA support on multiple projects with the US Army, US Marines, and the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, for over 15 years, TAPE still serves as the sole Prime Contractor for Army Training Models (ATM), providing strategic resource modeling.

541330 – Engineering Services

541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services

541519 – Other Computer Related Services (Other Computer Related Services General $27.50m Small Business Size Standard: [Yes] Special 150 Employees Information Technology Value Added Resellers: [No] (4))

541611 — Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

541612 — Human Resources Consulting Services

541715 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

561210 — Facilities Support

611710 — Educational Support Services

The PEO STRI SETA contract is an excellent example of TAPE’s expertise in modeling/simulation and visual engineering. In supporting critical PEO STRI simulator programs, we performed all the visual engineering and visual system engineering work for complex systems and helped implement distributed interactive simulation application protocols.

For example, we participated in the test working group of the Live, Virtual, Constructive Integrating Architecture that supported successive fielding upgrades. TAPE coordinated directly with representatives from the National Simulation Center at Fort Leavenworth on this project. We also evaluated building drawings for Korea’s Virtual Simulation Center to verify that they met trainer requirements.

In another example, on the Bradley Gunnery Conduct of Fire Trainer-Situational Awareness program, TAPE provided systems engineering support on field-of-view requirements for various simulated displays and we performed modeling and simulation of visual special effects requirements such as smoke, weather, and explosions.

As a testament to our outstanding support, TAPE team members received the 2013 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Award for our contributions to the team that engineered an over $100 million cost avoidance capability to distribute government-owned Synthetic Environment CORE (SE CORE) modeling and simulation products.

Acquisition support was also a key part of the PEO STRI SETA contract. For the Virtual Clearance Training Suite Mobile and Institutional Route Clearance Trainer programs, TAPE provided technical input for the Standards Requirements Document, Performance Work Statement, Engineering Change Proposals, and SOW. We also supported the SE CORE by developing SOWs, Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal documentation, Independent Government Cost Estimates, and Technical Proposal Evaluations.