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  • August 23, 2017

    Vantage Employees recognized by NASA Invention of the Year Awards

    Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Life Extension NASA Glenn Research Center’s Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Life Extension Invention received Honorable Mention for the NASA Invention of the Year.  Invented by Vantage Partners (VPL) employee Dr. Peter Peterson and four of his colleagues, this...

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  • June 18, 2017

    Vantage President & CEO Gives Back to High School Alma Mater

    For the fifth consecutive year Vantage President and CEO Joe Polk and Vantage Systems contributed to Virginia’s Pittsylvania County School System’s Graduate of Merit (GOM) Program by supporting Polk’s alma mater, Chatham High School in Chatham, Virginia. To fulfill his passion to...

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  • August 31, 2016

    Vantage Employee Receives Prestigious NASA Medal

    Vantage employee, Dr. William Wright, received the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal at the NASA Honors Awards Ceremony on August 31, 2016.  Dr. Wright received this medal for his sustained leadership and successful development of the LEWICE2D computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...

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Vantage Systems

  • Aerospace Engineering Services contractor with 19 years GSFC experience
  • Provides services across entire program/project life cycle
  • Rated excellent in performance for all NASA contracts in quality, timeliness, and cost
  • Innovative web-based  IT services and products, including Parts Life Cycle Management, Task Order Response System
  • Prime contract for IT support at NASA
  • Multiple prime contracts with NASA, including MMS, LDCM, TIRS, ELC,  – ASD
  • Significant subcontractor on multiple NASA contracts, including PAAC-III, MSES, METS, SES, HST/MOSES-II, and WES
  • Exceptional employee retention rate  in excess of 96%
  • Recommended for ISO 9001:2008 Certification on June 21, 2011
  • Company executive management—Joe Polk (Pres/CEO) and Mike Ahan (EVP/COO)—possesses excellent understanding of NASA culture



  • Significant presence at GSFC with more than 600 personnel supporting GSFC, including long-term support to SED
  • Expertise in scientific data analysis that includes modeling of highly complex systems such as Global Climate Models; remote sensing data systems development for Earth and planetary atmospheres data; information technology (IT) inside research and development (R&D) environments; NASA software development; NASA mission and instrument systems engineering, ground systems development, and on-orbit operations
  • Award fee scores consistently in “Excellent” range
  • NASA GSFC Excellence Award (2005), NASA George M. Low Award winner (2006), and NASA ARC large business award (2010)
  • AS9100, CCMI, ISO 20000 Certified