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  1. 2. A pplied R esearch and E ngineering S ciences (ARES) <ul><li>Experienced commercial and government contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Global project experience </li></ul><ul><li>GSA schedule contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran-owned small business </li></ul><ul><li>Significant number of advanced degrees </li></ul>MISSION: Provide superior quality products and services on time and within budget Risk/Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Program Integration & Control ARES Disciplines 47 26 27 <ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Uzbekistan </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul>ARES has twelve production offices across the USA and three project offices in North America ARES PM software is deployed on projects worldwide Burlingame (Corporate HQ) Richland Albuquerque Los Alamos Houston Arlington Oakland Seal Beach Cocoa Beach Huntsville Denver Toronto Project Offices Cleveland Tullahoma Sante Fe
  2. 3. World-Class Solutions for Program Managers ARES applies the continuous risk management process to engineering and project management <ul><li>Specialty equipment design </li></ul><ul><li>New concept/technology evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering modeling and design </li></ul><ul><li>ASME qualification of tanks and piping </li></ul><ul><li>Development of functions and operating requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical systems design and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Facility design and fabrication services </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid systems design and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation and control </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear engineering and radiological services </li></ul><ul><li>Seismic analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Value engineering services </li></ul><ul><li>Waste tank failure analysis </li></ul>Engineering and Design <ul><li>Safety & Mission Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessment and management </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Probabilistic/deterministic analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Fault tree analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Root cause analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Monte Carlo simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Parametric analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Failure modes and effects analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Process hazard analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated health monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Threat and vulnerability assessments </li></ul>Safety & Risk Management <ul><li>Integrated risk-based program control: project, schedule and cost management </li></ul><ul><li>Cost/Benefit analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Cost estimating and uncertainty analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>Six Sigma process and training </li></ul><ul><li>LEAN implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Management and facilitation services </li></ul><ul><li>Project management plans </li></ul><ul><li>Project/process analysis </li></ul>Project Control & Management <ul><li>Customized database solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling and simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based application design </li></ul><ul><li>Software implementation and support services </li></ul><ul><li>Software tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AVERT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRISM Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRISM Project Estimator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VisualCM – construction management system </li></ul></ul>Information Systems
  3. 4. ARES Client List Client diversification brings best practices from different industries 3M Company Alliance21 Alyeska Pipline Apex Silver Mines Bayer Pharmaceutical Bechtel BNFL Instruments BHP Copper Collahuasi Mines Columbia Ventures Compania Minera Antamina Fluor Information Dynamics Kaiser Engineers Kvaerner Metals LANL LLNL LSI Logic M3 Engineering MK-Ferguson Morrison Knudsen Moscone Associates Newmont Gold Company O’Brien-Kreitzberg Parsons Brinckerhoff Port of Galveston Port of Oakland Port of Portland Schlumberger Stone & Webster Suncor URS AEC and Extractive Industries Boeing Integrated Defense Defense Threat Reduction Agency Department of Defense HQ AFOTEC/RMC Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. ITT Industries, Inc. Lockheed Martin Luke AFB Motorola NASA/Glenn Research Center NASA/Headquarters NASA/John C. Stennis Space Center New Mexico Office for Space Northrop Grumman Raytheon SAIC United Space Alliance United States Air Force United States Army Aerospace and Defense American Acryl Baker Hughes Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Lab. Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC BNFL Fuel Solutions BNFL Instruments British Petroleum BWXT Pantex, LLC Celanese CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc COGEMA Engineering Corporation DE&S Hanford, Inc. Department of Energy Dow Chemical DynCorp Technical Services LLC Fluor Daniel Northwest, Inc. Fluor Federal Services - Hanford Johnson Controls Northern New Mexico Kaiser Hill Company Lockwood Greene Technologies, Inc. Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos Technical Associates MACTEC, Inc. Merrick & Company Parsons Safe Sites of Colorado, L.L.C. SAFR Systems Sandia National Laboratories Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Washington State Waste Management Federal Services, Inc. Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions DOE Complex
  4. 5. <ul><li>2001 National Winner – Small Business Administration’s Subcontractor of the Year (sole winner) </li></ul><ul><li>2000 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year – Los Alamos National Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>1999 United Space Alliance Small Business Subcontractor of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous project awards (DOE, NASA, SBA) </li></ul>ARES’ customer focus and attention to performance results in 90% repeat business ARES Continued Excellence in Performance
  5. 6. Managing Program Risks ARES provides program managers with objective data for proactive management of technical, financial and schedule risks <ul><li>ARES has developed models to assess: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In an integrated manner to achieve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>optimal program solutions </li></ul></ul>Technical Cost Schedule 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 -1000 -800 -600 -400 -200 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Technical Benefit Score Net Present Value (NPV) Net Income Best Benefit Financial risks Space Shuttle upgrades benefit vs. cost 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 7/1/99 10/1/99 1/1/00 4/1/00 7/1/00 Activity Date Probability of Not Exceeding Cumulative Distribution Function Probability of completing schedule as planned Schedule end date Schedule risks Likelihood of meeting schedule Technical risks PRA and fault tree analysis Probability Probability Density 1/500,000 1/250,000 1/166,667 1/125,000 1/100,000 1/83,333 HS BPW 0 EAPU Reliability Assessment Optimal Solution Space
  6. 7. ARES’ Engineering and Design Services <ul><li>ARES specializes in architect-engineering and specialty equipment design on high-risk projects. ARES provides the full range of services required, coupled with “risk engineering” and integrated project management principles to optimize design solutions and bring in every project on time and within budget. </li></ul><ul><li>ARES utilizes state-of-the-art computer tools to efficiently create high-value-added optimal designs: </li></ul><ul><li>AE Design </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Design </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation & Control Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Structural/Seismic Engineering </li></ul>
  7. 8. Safety and Risk Management <ul><li>Currently performing Systems Safety Assessment and Payload Safety for the ISS Payload Integration Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Currently serving as prime contractor to NASA-HQ Office of Safety and Mission Assurance since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Previously performed Safety, Quality and Mission Assurance tools for USA including PRA on the competing designs of the Space Shuttle Electric Auxiliary Power Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Currently providing risk management support for U.S. Missile Defense Program </li></ul><ul><li>ARES’ key personnel include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former NASA ISS S&MA department head </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former Head of Spaceflight external advisory board for NASA HQ </li></ul></ul>ARES has performed significant safety & risk management pertinent to the ISS Program Integration & Control
  8. 9. Safety and Reliability Assessments <ul><li>Prioritized the options to reduce the risk of nuclear waste stored at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a risk assessment to determine the root cause of military F-16 aircraft crashes for the Air Force’s 56 th Fighter Wing </li></ul><ul><li>Provided recommendations to reduce risks caused by fire-related weapon accidents for BWXT Pantex </li></ul><ul><li>Developed a risk-based methodology for Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center to include quantitative assessments methodologies of existing testing and evaluation processes </li></ul><ul><li>Performed a probabilistic risk assessment on the competing designs of the Space Shuttle Electric Auxiliary Power Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Performed a quantitative risk assessment of the likelihood that range support functions at Patrick AFB would cause a delay in an upcoming commercial launch of the Pegasus rocket </li></ul>ARES is often retained to assess safety and reliability issues on complex or critical DOE, DoD, NASA and Aerospace Systems
  9. 10. Probabilistic Risk Assessment & Consequence Models <ul><li>ARES has performed two of the largest probabilistic risk assessments in the world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weapon System Safety Assessments for DoD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The F-15 and F-16 fighter/ bombers and the B-2A bomber </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze nuclear weapon operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate the likelihood of accident-induced plutonium dispersal during peacetime operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the hazardous environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase operational safety (provide improved data to decision makers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools and techniques are identical to ISS PRA tools and techniques </li></ul></ul>PRA for C130 crash PRA for enclosed fires
  10. 11. Process Improvement With Six Sigma/Lean ARES has integrated several risk management assessment, measurement and tracking tools with a Six Sigma factory floor gated process improvement program PBMA/PAM 1 2 3 4 5 CMM Oregon Matrix Issue Resolution Reports Metrics 1 10 8 7 6 5 3 4 2 PBMA Metrics Correlation Matrix 11 Corrective Actions/Lessons Learned 5-stage Corrective Action Lessons Learned Process/DB 9 Structured Process Product X Process criteria and Interview Data database Product X Report Risk Management Plan for Next Program Continuous Improvement Verify Root Cause and Work Corrective Actions Lessons Learned Enhancements to Structured Process PBMA
  11. 12. ARES’ Integrated Project Management Capabilities ARES Project Mgmt Software Experienced Professionals Integrated Methodologies and Practices Integrated PM Solutions To help clients plan, execute, and deliver projects on budget and on schedule! ARES utilizes experienced professionals, best-practice methodologies, and ARES’ project management software to produce optimal Integrated Project Management Solutions <ul><li>Custom programming </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized software tools </li></ul><ul><li>Software implementation, training and support </li></ul><ul><li>Graded approach </li></ul><ul><li>Off-the-shelf plans and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Customized/tailored </li></ul><ul><li>All project life-cycle phases </li></ul><ul><li>Many advanced degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Average 19 years of professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Government and commercial experience </li></ul>
  12. 13. ARES High-Productivity Project Management Tools <ul><li>PRISM Project Manager implements project controls through WBS and earned-value methodology </li></ul><ul><li>PRISM Project Estimator was developed by estimators for estimators and uses predefined cost models or discrete item entries </li></ul>All of ARES’ software products have been web-enabled, operate with either Oracle or MS-SQL server databases and are designed to accommodate standard, professional and expert users. Partnering with our clients, ARES has developed software tools to automate and integrate cost control, estimating and management functions for large complex projects PRISM meets federal/ANSI requirements for earned-value cost reporting
  13. 14. Risk-Based Integrated Project Management ARES assists our clients with both qualitative and quantitative risk management and performance assurance throughout program life cycle Phase I – Program Planning Integrated Master Schedule Risk Assessment & Scoring Integrated Performance Metrics Phase II – Program Refinement Risk-based Schedule Assessment Contributors to Program Risk Risk Abatement Plans Program Budget Trends Earned-value Assessment Program Trend Analysis FY2002 FY2003 FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 H M L Use One Team’s Knowledge to Increase Domain Awareness Establish Decision Support Center Enlist Coordination Center and Commercial Ship Tracking Extensively Use Available Information <ul><ul><li>Performance metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline Control System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>F&ORs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional Interface Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability Allocation Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative Risk Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Validation </li></ul></ul>Phase III – Program Deployment
  14. 15. Risk-Based Schedule and Cost Analysis <ul><li>ARES performs risk-based schedule analysis to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the likelihood of meeting schedule milestones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the major contributors to schedule uncertainty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide recommendations for management action to minimize or mitigate risks </li></ul></ul>Likely Date Project Ready to Proceed ARES identifies the tasks which contribute most to cost and schedule risk 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 11/22/98 12/6/98 12/20/98 1/3/99 1/17/99 1/31/99 2/14/99 2/28/99 3/14/99 Revised Evaluation Initial Evaluation 12/31/98 Date Ready to Proceed Likelihood Actions identified for increasing schedule completion likelihood to 0.8 0 10 20 30 40 50 Solid Rocket Motor Procurement Telemetry Package FIN Casting Procurement Missile/Launch Tube Assembly Field Preparation Pack/Ship Missile to Field Launch Tube Assembly Thermal Protection FWD SABOT Assy Procurement Launch Tube Machining Launch Tube Procurement Fore Body Assembly Missile Final Assembly
  15. 16. Integrated Technical, Cost, & Schedule Risk Management 6 ARES developed models to assess competing technologies to assess cost/schedule/technical tradeoffs for next generation reusable launch vehicles <ul><li>For each required technology specify: </li></ul><ul><li>When development will start </li></ul><ul><li>Technology development duration </li></ul><ul><li>Any interdependencies between technologies </li></ul>Based on generic system descriptions Based on technology needs Technology Readiness Level 1-9 Gather data and information Technology Development Risk Assessment Flowchart Technology development risk assessment Specify specific space transportation architecture Identify architecture major systems & appropriate subsystems Determine technology needed to be developed for architecture systems/subsystems Specify Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for each required technology ` Loss of EPS Redundancy Redundancy Loss of RCS Redundancy Loss of Vehicle Structure Failure of ECLSS Failure of HYD Failure of GNC Failure of OMS Loss of mission during on-orbit LOM due to loss of on-orbit system redundancy LOM due to degra-dation of de-orbit velocity cabability LOM due to loss of entry system redundancy Loss of EPS redundancy Loss of DPS redundancy Failure of OMS Failure of RCS Failure of TPS Loss of vehicle structure Loss of ECLS redundancy Loss of RCS redundancy Failure of GNC Failure of EPS Failure of EPS Failure of DPS Failure of ECLS Failure of RCS Failure of HYD Failure of GNC Assessment options cost-benefit matrix 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 -1000 -800 -600 -400 -200 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Technical Benefit Score Net Present Value (NPV) Net Income Best Benefit I 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 Potential Return on Investment 500 1000 2000 10000 Probability of Proposal Being Successful Probability of Being Technically Feasible
  16. 17. Software and IT Capabilities <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JBuilder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ColdFusion Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia UltraDev </li></ul></ul>ARES uses numerous industry-standard tools, languages, and techniques <ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle/PL SQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C, C++ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silver Stream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold Fusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java Script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft SQL Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ARES provides a large array of software services utilizing: </li></ul><ul><li>High-end modeling and simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based applications </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced database design and development </li></ul><ul><li>Custom programming </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized software tools </li></ul><ul><li>Software implementation, training and support </li></ul>ColdFusion MS Access
  17. 18. Knowledge Management System Design and Development Define Client-Specific KM Strategy Create a Change Management Plan Build KM Technology Architecture Define Communications Models and Environment Capture Best Business Practices Capture Business Processes Identify Content Identify Subject Matter Experts ARES designed, developed, and managed the only KMS system in NASA ARES provides client support to design, set-up, and manage complex knowledge management systems <ul><li>Knowledge Management System </li></ul><ul><li>At ARES we use our KM experience to help our clients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define a clear strategy to leverage intellectual capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote natural knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose and promote efficient use of business processes </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. What is Being Said about ARES “… The ARES team has been infallibly responsive, customer-focused, creative and dependable. Product has consistently been high quality, on budget, and on schedule. As a NASA program manager, these attributes represent tremendous value to me, as well as project life-cycle cost savings…” – Dr. J. Steven Newman, NASA Program Manager, August 2001 “… This task (the Lockheed Martin 2 nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Systems Requirements Allocation Trade) was a difficult and time-consuming effort, which was received well by the NASA customer with very positive comments…you were instrumental in providing the reliability analysis and your contributions crucial to the successful completion of the trade.” – Mike Coats, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Reusable Space Transportation Systems “… Congratulations on your Small Business Week 2001 Award as…national Subcontractor of the Year…providing the government and industry with outstanding professional engineering services and software development…excelling in overall management, cost performance, technical capabilities and delivery performance with your federal contract.” – Alberto G. Alvarado, SBA Regional Administrator, March 2001 “… The team successfully completed their tasks on time and within budget...managed to make these major changes in direction and provide collateral benefits while not allowing the changes to affect their schedule or use an often-quoted metaphor, the team received requirements for and built the train while it was running down the tracks.” – Regarding the Space Flight Awareness Award Presented to the ARES EAPU Team by United Space Alliance, February 2001 “… Where other firms have fallen short, ARES has consistently delivered innovative technical solutions under budget and ahead of schedule.” – Robert Poccione, Area Director, San Francisco Government Contracting Office ARES has received numerous project, client and national awards. Here is what is being said about ARES
  19. 20. Benefits to Our Customers <ul><li>Customer Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Superior quality products on time, every time and within budget </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the World’s leader in applying Risk Engineering principles for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering and design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weapons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduced risk, improved quality, safety, and productivity, reduced costs, increased profits </li></ul><ul><li>ARES Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting new projects </li></ul><ul><li>Share in customer successes </li></ul><ul><li>Development of high value-added solutions </li></ul><ul><li>43% growth rate </li></ul><ul><li>90% repeat business </li></ul>Partnering with our customers! <ul><li>ARES Partnering Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Understand customer goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Propose and implement win-win innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Accept incentive fee alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Get in, get out and trust our customers to hire ARES again </li></ul>
  20. 21. Why Select ARES? ARES provides the PEOPLE, the PROCESSES, and the REPUTATION to insure the SUCCESS of our client’s projects THE FIRST TIME EVERY TIME! <ul><li>ENSURED PROJECT SUCCESS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All projects on-time and within budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project quality achieved the first time, every time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>43% growth rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% repeat business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>Quality employees </li></ul><ul><li>Industry experienced </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on high-end work </li></ul><ul><li>ARES trained in project delivery </li></ul><ul><li>PROCESSES </li></ul><ul><li>Project Definition (F&ORs) and quick ramp up </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure quality products </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Review </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated sessions </li></ul><ul><li>On time & within budget </li></ul><ul><li>REPUTATION </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous project awards </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Subcontractor of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>1999 – United Space Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – Los Alamos National Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – SBA Western Region </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – SBA – United States of America </li></ul>SERVICES AND PRODUCTS Information Systems Engineering and Design Safety & Risk Management Project Control & Management