“TAPE provided unparalleled support in the development and validation of over $12.1B in validated requirements for the 12-16 POM”
— Defense Customer
Program Manager, Training Systems (PM TRASYS) Support Services (PTSS) – Training Solutions
TAPE’s Orlando, Florida office is home to our Program Manager, Training Systems (PM TRASYS) Support Services (PTSS) team. With nearly 60 employees, PTSS is TAPE’s second biggest contract.
PM TRASYS is an acquisition office that provides support to Marine Corps Systems Command with primary customer support to Training and Education Command and major Marine Corps bases and stations. Since 2015, TAPE has provided support for the portfolio of 26 training aids, devices, simulators, and simulation (TADSS) systems. Each TADSS program has at least one associated contract for developing and/or sustaining the training system or service.
The scope of the PTSS contact includes:
- Program analysis
- Engineering; and,
- Program support services
For logistics support, we use a Performance Based Logistics strategy to ensure we thoroughly analyze all programmatic documentation (capability documents, system specifications, and Key Performance Parameters). This allows us to deliver the best Analysis of Alternatives and Trade off Analysis to PM TRASYS. The benefits to the client are at least threefold — optimized customer support, faster response times, and lower cost.
TAPE’s instructional support on PTSS includes Instruction System Design and Performance Based Instruction throughout each TADSS program’s acquisition life cycle. Our Instructional Systems Support team analyzes and evaluates multiple facets of training systems (including usage data) to ensure the customer receives the most effective training products and devices. We also write Verification and Validation Plans and conduct Fidelity Assessments and Training Effectiveness Evaluations. In addition, we assess the instructional integrity of all training products. Overall, PM TRASYS benefits by receiving the most effective training products and devices.
Overall, we support PM TRASYS in providing training systems and training support services for live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) simulation training environments (TEs). We provide integrating architecture, integrated dynamic virtual and constructive synthetic battlespace, integration and simulation of operational systems, and user services. As part of our cost analysis support, TAPE collects information and analyzes and documents cost research associated with LVC TEs and relates it to the PM TRASYS portfolio of programs. Our resulting Program Life Cycle Cost Estimates allows PM TRASYS to provide the very important information it was created to produce: correct budget figures for training needs.