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Arena Technologies Acquired by Systems Planning & Analysis

11-30-21John Pollard

Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc. (“SPA”), a leading provider of strategic advisory, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, advanced analytics, industrial policy, and program management solutions to government and defense cus

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11-10-21Website Administrator

Arena Technologies is proud to announce that we have received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award for a second consecutive year, one of only 127 small businesses nationwide to do so! As a veteran-owned business, Arena proudly recognizes

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2021 Greater Washington GovCon Award Winners Announced

11-04-21Website Administrator

Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners were announced at an evening event on November 2, 2021. Arena Technologies

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GovCon Contractor of the Year 2021 Finalist

11-01-21Website Administrator

Thrilled to announce that Arena Technologies has been selected from over 50 nominees as a finalist for the 2021 GovCon Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million). Our nomination, and selection as a finalist, is a direct reflection of the ha

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2021 Annual Meeting

10-15-21Website Administrator

Celebrating Arena’s Gladiators and their Contributions Held at beautiful Bull Run Park, Arena Technologies’ Annual Meeting in October was a family affair! Gladiators and guests enjoyed an afternoon of fun in the sun, with outdoo

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Keeping Virginia Beautiful the Arena Way

12-09-20Website Administrator

Neither COVID-19 nor cold could keep Arena’s Gladiators from their desire to volunteer in support of our community. Our “Adopt-a-Highway” Clean-up event on Saturday, December 5 was a huge success…even more so since the rain had

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Is SysML Right for SE?

11-20-20Mark Simons

by Mark Simons It is fair to say that System Modeling Language (SysML) has had, at best, uneven success in system development. SysML has undergone three updates since first becoming an Object Management Group (OMG) standard in 2007 and is b

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Is the Waterfall Approach Outdated?

11-20-20Andy Skotnicki

by Andy Skotnicki Rushing to find a better way to greater efficiency isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if done for the right reasons. The classic Waterfall approach (often referred to as the V-model in the SE community) represents an increme

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11-10-20Website Administrator

Arena Technologies awarded 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion from U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Arena Technologies LLC as one of the Platinum Award recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a

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Perspective: Looking at SAFe through an SE Lens

10-27-20Andy Skotnicki

Is SAFe compatible with Systems Engineering? The execution of Systems Engineering has been broken for a while. That’s a bold statement, I know, but likely not a surprise to anyone. So how can this be? We have more Systems Engineers today

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To MBSE or Not to MBSE

10-05-20Andy Skotnicki

What is Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)? First and foremost, MBSE is Systems Engineering, and Systems Engineering is a multi-disciplined approach to the engineering of complex solutions. The key word here is engineering, not modeling

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2020 In the Arena Award

10-01-20Website Administrator

Theodore Roosevelt inspired the nation, and the world, with his speeches that emphasized disciplined work and character. Our company name was inspired by his quote:  “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who s

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2020 Roosevelt Award

10-01-20Website Administrator

The “Roosevelt” Award recognizes an employee who dedicates time and energy towards the success of the company through continued participation in all facets of Arena Technologies.  Andy Skotnicki epitomizes focus and commitment, ful

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2020 Annual Meeting

10-01-20Website Administrator

Plans for Arena’s traditional Annual Meeting had to be adjusted to ensure health and safety of all the Gladiators, so we couldn’t have the event indoors with shared space, food and meetings. However, we didn’t want to miss

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Is Systems Engineering Extinct?

09-29-20Andy Skotnicki

What is Systems Engineering? If you’ve been in the industry any amount of time then you’ve probably heard a variety of answers. Although it’s actually not a difficult concept to understand, it is very difficult to execute, and most do

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Arena Helping Hands during COVID

09-22-20Website Administrator

Arena’s Community Service program, Arena Helping Hands (AHH!), has gone virtual in some respects with our latest support via our Annual Backpack Brigade. However, our team has been busy during the COVID chaos, offering a helping hand in t

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ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Award Finalist

08-17-20Website Administrator

Arena Technologies announced today that the company has been named as a finalist for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Awards for companies under $25 million in revenue, with a growth rate of 317% over the last four years. “

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Arena Helping Hands Backpack Brigade 2020

08-03-20Website Administrator

The Arena Way has as its foundation our culture of making a difference and having a commitment–to the mission, to the customer, to the community, and to each other. Over the past four months, there has been a dramatic growth in the nu

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2020 Government Contractor of the Year Finalist

05-07-20Website Administrator

Arena Technologies is honored to be selected as a 2020 finalist for the 12th Annual SECAF (Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum) Awards. Winners will be announced at the SECAF Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Arena is a fi

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Arena supports high school “Career Fair”

01-29-20Website Administrator

As part of its “Arena Helping Hands” (AHH) community service initiative, Arena Technologies participated in a local high school “Career Fair” focused on providing juniors and seniors with insights into career opportu

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Holiday Party and Gift Exchange

12-18-19Website Administrator

The holiday spirit continued with a festive and fun party at Penrose Place. No meeting, no assignments, no presentations…just good food, good company, and good fun! The Arena Team continues to impress, this time with delicious food an

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Arena’s Operation Christmas Spirit 2019

12-17-19Website Administrator

In the spirit of the season, Arena “adopted” a family in our community in need of support this holiday season for food and gifts. Santa’s special elves were busy buying, wrapping and delivering gifts and food for the family. The g

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Thanks & Giving Arena Style

11-19-19Website Administrator

Arena Technologies is privileged to be a part of a vibrant community in which Arena and its employees can have a direct and positive impact on the lives of others in need.  As is tradition, Arena is sponsoring a family through Britepaths a

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Arena Technologies Congratulates the 2019 Greater Washington GovCon Award Winners

11-06-19Website Administrator

Arena Technologies, a finalist in the Northern VA Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, would like to congratulate Dr. Edward Bersoff, Chairman of Greenwich Associates an

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Arena’s Inaugural “Adopt-a-Highway” project

11-03-19Website Administrator

Arena Technologies’ “Adopt-a-Highway” Clean-up in Chantilly was a huge success! Thanks to Arena’s 30 volunteers, fashionably attired in neon orange, we had Willard Road cleaned up record time. Final count was 16 bags of trash, a sig

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2019 Annual Meeting

09-30-19Website Administrator

The theme of this year’s Arena Technologies Annual Meeting was “Teamwork: Engage, Collaborate, Communicate” with many activities and presentations held to foster those key aspects within the company while having fun. Employees wer

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2019 In the Arena Award

09-28-19Website Administrator

The “In the Arena” award recognizes an employee who has gone above &  beyond, who has wholeheartedly stepped into “the Arena” to support the diverse customer base in all facets. As Director, Finance and Contracts, Ms. Zarla

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2019 Roosevelt Award

09-28-19Website Administrator

The Roosevelt Award recognizes an employee who dedicates time and energy towards the success of the company through continued participation in all facets of Arena Technologies.   Art Dent epitomizes heart and strength, with steadfast c

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GovCon Finalist Reception

09-12-19Website Administrator

Arena Technologies attended the 17th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Finalist Reception tonight, and was honored to have been selected a finalist in the category of “Contractor of the Year” up to $25 mi

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Arena Helping Hands at Boulder Crest Retreat

08-12-19Website Administrator

Arena’s Gladiators continue to give of their time and their talent, spending weekend hours in support of Boulder Crest’s mission to ensure that combat veterans, as well as first responders, and their families have the opportunit

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Since joining forces with Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), Inc. in October 2021, we have worked diligently to integrate all aspects of our two companies, including our websites.

We encourage you to follow our continuing story on SPA’s website, where you will find the full set of our combined capabilities. As of July 11, 2022, we will no longer maintain this website, so please plan on visiting going forward.

Thank you all for your support!