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  • December 17, 2018

    Vantage Employees Receive NASA Silver Snoopy Award

    The NASA Silver Snoopy Award is a special honor awarded to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success. The award is given personally by NASA astronauts as it represents the astronauts' own recognition of excellence. Vantage...

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  • November 15, 2018

    Vantage Employees Receive NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

    The NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal is one of the highest awards in the Agency and represents acknowledgement of significant contributions to NASA's mission and purpose. This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to non-Government individuals for sustained performance that embodies multiple...

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  • June 18, 2018

    Back to His Roots for Vantage President & CEO

    For the sixth 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...

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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