High Score! Employees Rate DSI in Best Places to Work Survey
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (February 22, 2017)
Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI) participated in the 2017 Best Places to Work survey which measured a wide range of research-validated workplace factors that impact employee engagement and satisfaction.
Best Places to Work fosters a workplace where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for the organization and intend to stay into the future.
Excitingly, the Best Place to Work score average score of all DSI employee responses was 96.56… higher than the typical Best Place to Work micro-finalist in score of 95.
DSI scored 100 on “Knowing What Matters” (vs. the Best Places National Top 5% score of 99). When asked if they felt valued by their organization, employees responded, “The senior leaders of the organization value people as their most important resource.”
A random sampling of DSI's Best Places to Work optional open-ended employee responses is below:
“Great culture here! We support our customers in achieving their goals, and we achieve ours."
“I really enjoy working for DSI. This company has made me feel right at home as an important part of their team, and makes me feel like I am more important to them than just another employee. I really appreciate all they do for us to ensure we are happy and give us the tools and flexibility we need to be most successful at our jobs.”
“This is a great company to work for because the owner cares about their employees. You are a Human Being, not just a Pay Number on a piece of paper! You always feel appreciated, not just for your work, but for your thoughts/ideas. I have been here for a while, and I have absolutely no bad things to say about this company or our management staff.”
"Davis Strategic Innovations is a great company to work for and goes out of its way to support their employees. I very happy with my decision to come to work for DSI, and the opportunity I get every day to support the defense of our great nation.”
DSI Recognized as High-Performing Small Business Subcontractor by General Dynamic
(Photo: Andrew Davis, seated first row, second from left.)
FAIRFAX, Virginia (November 30, 2016)
Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI) announced today that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process to identify the highest-quality small business providers based on quality of work, timeliness, responsiveness, cost effectiveness and standards of conduct. In 2016, 12 QSP awards were given to GDIT subcontractors, confirming the QSP award to be a very significant achievement.
Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. was recognized at an award ceremony held on November 30, 2016, at General Dynamics Information Technology headquarters in Fairfax, VA. The award was presented by Dan Johnson, President of General Dynamics Information Technology to Andrew Davis, DSI’s Director of Operations.
NASA Highlights DSI Support of SLS
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (June 14, 2016)-
Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI) was recently honored to be selected by NASA as one of the small businesses to be highlighted in the NASA publication, "Space Launch System: A Case for Small Business (NP-2016-03-2141-HQ), Pgs. 42 and 43."
Attached is a copy of the 2 page profile. DSI is proud to support NASA and our nation’s space program.
NASA: Tell us about your company’s history and its capabilities.
DSI: We are a premier engineering support company dedicated to engineering, science, analysis, research, and education. The company is a Service-Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business that focuses on the technical support of complex customer requirements in the areas of safety, environmental, engineering, strategic planning, program management, and medical/public health. Since 2007, DSI has provided technical support to NASA in numerous engineering capacities such as safety, propulsion, stress, thermal, design, mechanical, hardware, and guidance and navigation. At the Kennedy Space center (KSC), DSI performs safety engineering and analysis, reliability, systems safety, and operations safety support through the S-MASS II contract. At Marshall Space Flight center (MSFC), DSI has three technical support contracts. In 2009, DSI received a MSFC Small Business Subcontractor Excellence Award, presented for the company’s exemplary support to NASA.
NASA: How many employees does your company have?
DSI: DSI has 40 employees.
NASA: How long have you supported the SLS Program?
DSI: DSI has supported the SLS Program since its inception and is proud to have provided past engineering support to NASA’s Constellation Program as well.
NASA: Describe what services or support you provided to the SLS Program.
DSI: We support the NASA MSFC Space Launch System Program Office on the launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) contract. The LVSA is part of the evolvable SLS configuration. DSI also supports the Spacecraft and Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Office, which is an integral part of the Space Launch System, and is responsible for the management, planning and integration of spacecraft, including the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and pay-loads in support of the SLS vehicle. The DSI Team provided extensive Stress Engineering and Finite Element Analysis support, completed the Safety Plan in accordance with SLS- RQMT-015 and Program Hazard Analysis Requirements, completed the LVSA Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Plan in multiple volumes, provided the Reliability and Maintainability Plan, as well as, the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Critical Items List Plans.
NASA: How has your business evolved or grown supporting the SLS Program?
DSI: Many of our capabilities in Stress Engineering and Finite Element Analysis and Reliability and Maintainability Engineering have become more robust due to the critical nature of the SLS project and its complexities. Joining the SLS team enabled DSI to continue supporting the NASA’s historic and scientific missions and contributing to the United States’s prominence in space.
NASA: Describe future endeavors for your small business with NASA and/or the Federal Government.
DSI: NASA is a unique and exciting customer to support—the Agency’s aeronautic, space, scientific, and exploratory mission pushes the envelope and continues to be a source of national identity and global recognition. DSI endeavors to increase support to NASA in technical engineering across a greater number of Centers. The company also wants to engage in an increased number of NASA projects, through subcontracting to outstanding primes and, where a business case supports, by pursing prime engineering support opportunities.
The full publication is available at http://www.osbp.nasa.gov/docs/236209_SLS-TAGGED.pdf.
Dr. Davis Elected to ASMDA Board
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (January 21, 2016) - Davis Strategic Innovations was honored to have Dr. Jim Davis selected as a Board Member of the Army Space and Missile Defense Association at ASMDA’s 2016 Annual Membership and Award Luncheon held at Von Braun Center's North Hall.The audience of over 306 included many dignitaries including US Representative Mo Brooks and other senior level public servants, multiple General Officers and government Senior Executive Service members from Redstone Arsenal.
Mr. Al Kemmet, 2015 ASMDA President, stated that as ASMDA completes its 21th year, “we can be very proud of the role that ASMDA plays in advancing a common understanding of the vital importance of space and missile defense systems to our national defense. He explained, “the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association was formed in 1995, right here in Huntsville, as a non-profit, non-political educational and scientific organization with the mission to promote the security of our Nation by providing programs and support for activities that contribute to advancing the vital importance of air, space, and missile defense systems.” He also mentioned, “our objective is to foster communications and relationships between government activities with responsibilities for, or interests in air, space, and missile defense; local government organizations; and local industries.”
“It’s truly an honor,” Dr. Davis noted, “to help promote the defense of our Nation through strong space and missile defense programs. Through a common understanding of the importance of space and missile defense systems to our national defense, we can encourage our nation and its citizens to place space and missile defense in the forefront of our advocacy efforts, fiscal budgets and technological efforts. The ASMDA’s charter allows us to come together to do just that.”
DSI Awarded Model-Based Systems Engineering Subcontract
DSI was awarded a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) subcontract to SAIC in support of the Software Engineering Directorates' (SED) Center of Model-Based Acquisition and Technology (CoMBAT) team. The SED team of civil servants and contractors provides world-class system and software engineering life cycle management support to customers and warfighters. SED is a subordinate organization to U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), which is itself a subordinate organization to the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) – the Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the lifecycle.
DSI Supports Historic Orion Launch
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (December 2, 2014) -- Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI), is proud to have played a part in the recent launch of NASA's Orion capsule.
The spacecraft launched on Dec. 5 at 6:05 a.m. (CST), atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
This is a new spacecraft series that NASA hopes will take astronauts beyond Earth's orbit by the 2020s to an asteroid, and, ultimately, Mars. Orion passed its first test, flying 3,604 miles beyond Earth and lapping the planet twice.
One of DSI's team members was aboard the ship to recover the module as Orion re-entered Earth's atmosphere and landed in the Pacific Ocean 275 miles west of Baja, Calif., about 4.5 hours after launch.
"At DSI, it is a privilege to support the historic Orion launch," said Andrew Davis, DSI's Director of Operations. "Every person supporting NASA should be proud of their contribution to this next great step in America' space program. I will tell you, I am a little envious of our DSI team member who was on a ship in the Pacific recovering the Orion capsule!"
DSI is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned small business dedicated to quality engineering, analysis, research, education, information technology, and exercises focused on technical, policy, and procedural issues to enhance national security. To find out more, please visit www.davisdsi.com or call (256) 489-0550.
DSI's Dr. Jim Davis Recognized During National Veterans Small Business Week
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Dr. Jim Davis, president of Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI), was recognized by WAAY 31, a Huntsville TV station, during National Veterans Small Business Week for his accomplishments as a veteran and small business owner.
From November 3 to 7, veteran business owners were honored across the country for their continual service to the United States by creating jobs and fueling economic growth. Veteran business owners are responsible for one in 10 small businesses in America. They generate more than $1.5 trillion in receipts each year and employ nearly 6 million workers in the process.
Davis founded DSI in 2006, after nearly 30 years of serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force, where he worked his way up to medical air commander.
"The military led me through multiple experiences that provided a level of security, understanding, and an ability to fight through the storm that I probably would not have gotten in any other field," Davis said.
DSI works with the Department of Defense and NASA to provide engineering and high-level analytical services and solutions to ensure the United States maintains leadership in aerospace technologies, and to prepare the U.S. and its allies to successfully defeat terrorism, as well as conventional and strategic threats.
To view the full article from WAAY31, click here.
To view Dr. Jim Davis' interview with WAAY31, click here.