True Small Business (combined or alone)
Absolutely No OCI
Dynamic Team with extensive PM Experience
Very Responsive to Customer and Invested NASA Stakeholders
Intimate Understanding of KSC and SMASS contract
The "True" Small Business Choice!
Spades Co and Partners are teaming together to pursue the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services (SMASS) II contract.  This contract will support KSC’s Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate providing safety, reliability and quality assurance within KSC by performing risk assessments, inspections, investigations, analyses, and evaluations.
Carina Space is a woman-owned small business providing quality products and services to government and industry customers. We provide services in four primary disciplines: engineering, safety, security and quality. Our customer focus is in aerospace technology; in the areas of computer and software engineering, information technology, cyber security, system and software safety, software assurance, requirements development, technical and business process development and technical training. Carina Space Corporation subject matter experts primary focus is in the following disciplines:
Spacecraft system design and engineering
Software safety
Quality assurance and control
System security

GB Tech, Inc was founded in 1985 to provide engineering, scientific, and information technology services to the aerospace community in and around Johnson Space Center.   

Space Shuttle/ Multi Purpose Crew
Vehicles Software Quality Assurance

International Space Station Program
Integration, S&MA, Software Support

Johnson Space Center Institutional 

NASA Agency wide Independent Verification 
and Validation 

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Subsystem Test & 

Department of Homeland Security Software 
Independent Verification and Validation 
Spades Co, a company that was birth out of the Space Shuttle Retirement in 2010 was founded by Former Space Shuttle Engineers who decided to unite their talents in complex problem solving in dynamic engineering environments to provide Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, and Quality Engineering Support Services to the Space & Defense industries.  Space and Defense Engineering Services Company, Spades Co for short, is an Economically Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business.  Within the first 6 months of business, Spades Co was selected by BAE Systems to provide R&M Engineering Support Services on a high profile contract.  Within the year, Spades Co was selected again and Awarded by Warner Robins Air Force Base to provide Sustainment and R&M Engineering Support services to aging Missile Test equipment.     

Since having history in KSC, Spades Co engineers are very familiar with the challenges that face the S&MA organization and are heavily invested in it's continued success.  Within the SMASS contract, Spades Co intimate knowledge of the difficulties and transitions taking place, affords them the opportunity to face them together as a value added team member.   We are straight shooters, hard workers, and we leave the Politics to the customer.    
The "True" Small Business Choice!
Qualified individuals interested in future employment on the Spades Co team should submit their resume electronically at

Submission of your resume into our database authorizes the Spades Co team to use your resume in the SMASS II proposal.  All resumes will remain confidential to the Spades Co team.    

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