Methodology

CymSTAR has attained unparalleled success through a strategy built upon:

  • A Business Paradigm centered around customer satisfaction, motivated employees, and investor satisfaction. CymSTAR retains a high number of our engineering and management personnel with an extremely low turnover rate.
  • A Keen Focus on Core Competencies in systems integration, training device modifications, new trainer development & production, and Training Systems (TS) support services.
  • A Strong Concentration on Military Customers as a supplier to Government and Prime Contractors, or as a Small Business Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Prime Contractor.
  • Maximum use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) products and open system designs with unlimited rights on all elements we develop.
  • Routine employment of Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contracts exemplifying CymSTAR’s confidence in our capability to perform on time, every time.

CymSTAR’s company values are to meet customer expectations, take ownership of problems, and provide transparency.

 

CymSTAR’s success is also due to the small business strengths of a flat structure, low overheads, and our high customer response. We empower interdependent teams with delegated decision-making authority, accountability for results, and rewards for achievement. A sample of our robust management processes IAW IEEE Std 12207:2008 and other industry standards include:

Program Management

  • Schedule Management is guided by a detailed, tailored Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and/or Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Risk Management processes developed with reference to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Risk Management Guide for DOD Acquisition, Sixth Edition, Version 1.0, August 2006.
    Configuration and Data Management (CM/DM) processes developed IAW ANSI/EIA-649, ISO-10007, and ANSI/EIA-836.
  • Change Management IAW MIL-HDBK-61A.
  • Quality Management System (QMS) procedures and processes IAW ISO 9001:2008, independently certified by Det Norske Veritas.
  • Subcontractor & Vendor Management for partnerships with reputable subcontractors IAW FAR 52.219 Limitations on Subcontracting.
  • Security Management with personnel and facility clearances obtained IAW DoD 5220.22-M National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). We have Authority To Operate (ATO) in a Defense Security System (DSS)-approved, CLOSED area within our SECRET Facility based on our current programs’ DD 254 and “need-to-know” basis.
  • Financial Management to sustain a stable business with controlled and profitable growth since our inception. We have ample cash reserves, ZERO debt, a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)-approved accounting system and methodology compliant with FAR Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

Systems Engineering

  • Software Development processes based upon the principles of IEEE/EIA 12207.0-IEEE/EIA 12207.2.
  • Test and Evaluation (T&E) program IAW DoDI 5000.02 Encl. 6 “Integrated T&E” and the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) Chapter 9 “Integrated Test and Evaluation”. Our approach includes early prototyping, Hardware/Software Integration (HSI), and Deficiency Report (DR) clearance.
  • Information Assurance plans and processes IAW DODD 8570.01 Information Assurance (IA) Training, Certification, and Workforce Management