SEAPORTe Contract

The SEAPORT Enhanced (SEAPORTe) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) provides a mechanism to deliver efficient and effective Engineering, Technical, and Programmatic Support Services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the Naval Sea Systems Command and all of their Field Activities.   Arion Systems, Inc. (ASI) is pleased to provide these professional support services for all NAVSEA Program Executive Offices, Directorates, and field activities as a prime contractor under NAVSEA SeaPort-enhanced contract N00178-16-D-8570.

Key support areas:

  • Marine engineering and operational support services
  • Concepts, systems, and technology development
  • Systems engineering and project management
  • Systems and operational studies and analyses
  • Telecommunications and networking solutions
  • Back-deck and subsea mechanical equipment engineering (design, develop, and test)
  • Program/project definition and management, system integration, and technical project management
  • Electrical, mechanical, software, network, and system engineering of marine systems
  • Plans, manuals, and procedures development for shore and ocean testing, training, and operations
  • Deck layout, vessel modification, and deployment/recovery assemblies engineering
  • Submarine cable system engineering, to include installation, protection, and recovery/repair solutions
  • Acoustic engineering, surveillance array data processing, and beam-forming
  • Engineering of at-sea load handling, winch, and load/motion compensation solutions
  • Design and build special purpose ROV intervention hardware
  • Shore-based and deep ocean power generation, recharging, and distribution solutions
  • Start-to-finish project leadership: plan, mobilization, mission execution, de-mobilization, and associated reporting/documentation

Task Orders

N00178-16-D-8570 Task Order 0001

ASI’s Team

Company Name:  Arion Systems, Inc.

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Arion Systems, Inc. (ASI) is an engineering and technical services company founded in 1985 with headquarters in Chantilly, VA.  Our market includes the U.S. Government to include various departments, agencies, and prime contractors. ASI has a long history of teaming with industry partners—both as a prime and as a subcontractor—to meet the government customer’s mission needs. ASI qualifies as a small business under the SEAPORT-Enhanced program.

ASI headquarters are located in Chantilly, VA within the National Capital Zone (Zone 2).  We also maintain an office in Ventura, CA within the Southwest Zone (Zone 6).  We currently hold multiple contracts supporting the U.S. Navy and other government agencies within these zones.

ASI has a highly qualified and technically diverse staff of engineers and scientists capable of delivering these services.  About two-thirds of our staff have advanced degrees; many have advanced engineering and networking certifications. All of our staff is cleared at the TS/SCI level.

ASI’s capabilities/expertise

Telecommunications and Networking Solutions – These capabilities include information systems and cyber engineering support, including all aspects of designing, building, modernizing, and overseeing the operations and maintenance of high speed transport solutions, carrier-class IP/MPLS infrastructures, thousands of enterprise routers and switches, local and global server load balancing solutions, firewalls, IDS/IPS, security scanning and policy enforcement solutions, auditing and monitoring solutions, network management systems, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions as well as video teleconferencing and other collaboration systems.

Marine Engineering and Operational Support – These capabilities include the design and development, installation, and operation of marine and ocean systems. Our design capabilities include surface ships, submersibles, cable handling systems, launch and recovery systems, special purpose tools, sensor systems, and ship board instrumentation systems. Operational support services include operational planning, acceptance testing, and mission operation of systems.

Systems Engineering and Project Management – These capabilities span the complete project life cycle. Our experienced engineering staff is proficient in the systems engineering practices of the DoD, major Government acquisition agencies, and industry, including requirements definition, acquisition planning, design analysis, system installation, performance monitoring and operation and maintenance.

ASI’s Experience by Functional Area

Within the last 3 years, the ASI Team has provided services in the following functional areas to various government and commercial customers:

Functional Area
Research and Development Support
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
Configuration Management (CM) Support
Quality Assurance (QA) Support
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support


ASI Seaport-e Technical, Contractual, and Customer Satisfaction Points of Contact (POCs) 


Sabrina Rufty, VP, Marine Division, 703-815-1130 X1050,

Brad Darroch, Project Manager, 703-815-1130 X1052,


Ron King, Director of Contracts, 703-815-1130 X1112,

Terri Shaulis, Director of Finance, 703-815-1130 X1125,

ASI Quality Assurance

ASI personnel are experienced both in implementing and applying QA processes as well as complying with QA processes. ASI understands the importance of effective QA in delivering fulfilled customer requirements. ASI personnel have applied QA principles during system development, component fabrication and manufacture, and system deployment and installation.

ASI’s Program Managers for various government and commercial customers are charged defining and implementing administrative and procedural QA activities to identify and prevent defects early in and throughout the projects maturation. ASI personnel develop Objective Quality Evidence packages to meet key milestones, identifying and tracking closure of discrepancies, and auditing development contractor performance. With quality oversight of all program activities and deliverables, ASI engineers and scientists, along with our teammates, identify, remediate, and eradicate deficiencies that impede the quality of service delivery.

ASI’s QA program relies on proven quality management best practices based on performance standards and surveillance methods applied throughout a project’s life cycle.  ASI implements customer-oriented policies and strives to exceed the customers’ expectations through continuous monitoring, process improvement, and feedback.

Performance Standards

  1. Schedule – Task order activities are planned, reviewed, and assessed against the task order milestones and associated deliverables to ensure that due dates for deliverables and accomplishments are delivered to meet customer needs.
  2. Deliverables – Required deliverables are reviewed, tracked, drafted, peer reviewed, and assessed against the specifications, required content, quality, timeliness, and accuracy detailed in each task order. Throughout the process, deliverable quality and alignment with meeting customer needs are assessed and redirected, as needed, to deliver products to meet customer requirements.

Surveillance Methods:  The primary methods of surveillance used to monitor performance of Delivery Orders under this contract include, but are not limited to audits, periodic inspections and validation of customer feedback. Audits and periodic inspections may involve requests for data and reports.  Reports and data collected and maintained by ASI are provided to the Government with unrestricted access via best practice means.

ASI executes and maintain records of all Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) deliverables, subject to periodic inspections by the Government to validate reporting and timeliness of submissions.   Information exchanged and provided at management reviews, teleconferences, and emails are also included. The Contracting Officer and COR receives a copy of the deliverables and ASI will facilitate the Government’s participation in its QA initiatives through:

  • Review and assess Contractor prepared financial, schedule, and other project reports and review the Contractor remediation strategy to correct any schedule or cost slippage;
  • Attendance at regular meetings (i.e. Change Review Board, Monthly Status, etc.) that discuss schedule, cost, or contract disposition; and
  • Meetings with the ASI’s Project Manager (PM) and Task Leaders on a regular basis that are documented and archived.

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