In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) promulgated Sea Power 21 which provides a framework to align, organize and integrates the U.S. Navy to meet the wide variety of challenges that lie ahead. To meet Sea Power 21 objectives and to increase efficiency, the NAVSEA Warfare Centers established the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle. The scope of this contract is to provide services, in response to task orders issued under this contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps, that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the activities and technical capabilities that comprise the various ordering offices, as well as provide professional support services to the overall Navy, and Marine Corps organizations.


Services within the functional areas identified below may be performed under this contract for new product areas, programs, or missions, which are assigned to these activities during the life of the contract. Additionally, activities may provide limited support under this contract to other Department of Defense (DoD), non-DoD, or Joint agencies for work that is integrally related to product areas and mission.


As a prime contractor for SeaPort-e and other Federal agencies and programs, Powell Strategies specializes in the studies and analysis, program, functional and administrative support, custom education solution design, communications, outreach and engagement, and other assignments, providing support in the following functional areas:

  • Functional Area 1 – Research and Development Support
  • Functional Area 2 – Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • Functional Area 3 – Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • Functional Area 4 – Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  • Functional Area 5 – System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Functional Area 6 – Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Functional Area 7 – Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  • Functional Area 8 – Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
  • Functional Area 9 – System Safety Engineering Support
  • Functional Area 10 – Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Functional Area 11 – Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Functional Area 12 – Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Functional Area 13 – Inactivation and Disposal Support
  • Functional Area 14 – Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • Functional Area 15 – Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  • Functional Area 16 – Logistics Support
  • Functional Area 17 – Supply and Provisioning Support
  • Functional Area 18 – Training Support, including Professional Development and Training Support
  • Functional Area 19 – In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  • Functional Area 20 – Program Support
  • Functional Area 21 – Functional and Administrative Support, including Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
  • Functional Area 22 – Public Affairs and Multimedia Support


Our SeaPort-e Team

Powell Strategies has brought together a core team of highly qualified partners with extensive experience providing federal contract support, and specific experience supporting Navy, military, and veteran issues. Our partners are dispersed across the country so that Team Powell can provide support to the Navy in every geographic zone with the exception of zone 4. See the table below for a detailed description of each team member and their functional areas of expertise.


Powell Logo  Powell Strategies

Type of Business – Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned

Functional Areas –  1, 18, 21, 22

Powell Strategies brings robust experience, technical expertise and best practices in the areas of studies and analysis, program, functional and administrative support and custom education solution design, communications, outreach and engagement.  As a growing small business, Powell Strategies relies on a core staff of technical experts and a robust network of certified and accredited professionals to build scalable teams that apply their subject matter expertise with efficiency and effectiveness.


EM Logo  E&M Technologies, Inc.

Type of Business – Small Business, Woman-owned Small Business

Functional Areas –  2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 20

E&M is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with capabilities beyond its size.  E&M’s core capabilities are in biometrics, public key infrastructure, identity and access management and social media.  The company specializes in systems engineering and design, IT engineering and support, cyber security, identity management services, training, research and development, social media, biometrics, avatar technologies and information sharing and collaboration.  E&M focuses on providing these technologies to Department of Defense and Intelligence Agencies.


Helios Logo  Helios Global, Inc.

Type of Business – Small Business, Veteran-owned Small Business

Functional Areas –  1, 18

Helios Global is a Veteran-Owned Small Business specializing in full-spectrum exercise and training support services with a focus on studies and analysis and information operations.  Helios Global has a diverse and experienced core team of researchers and analysts, facilitators and problem-solvers.  The Helios Global team brings rich analytical experience with operational backgrounds in national and local government, the private sector, academia, law enforcement, the military, the media and non-governmental organizations.


SeaPort-e Experience

Task Orders Received – No prime task orders received.

For a list of the last 3 years’ experience against SeaPort-e Contract task orders, please see the websites for each respective firm above by clicking on their logo.


SeaPort e Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Program

Our Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QCP management system ensures compliance with SeaPort-e SOW requirements.  Powell Strategies is committed to providing high quality products and services to our clients and their customers, and we recognize that quality is best achieved through close teamwork, communication with internal and external customers, and a commitment to continuous improvement.  We measure quality service not only in terms of prescribed standards, but also by whether we meet or exceed client expectations.  Highlights of our quality control procedures include:

  • Identifying Government needs and expectations and working with the Government to translate them into delivery order requirements
  • Assigning quality personnel
  • Realistically estimating hours
  • Performing periodic time and cost monitoring procedures
  • Closely managing deliverables and schedules
  • Closely supervising staff
  • Reviewing of deliverables by professionals at a higher level of authority
  • Identifying and communicating potential overruns
  • Developing and implementing an aggressive audit and surveillance program
  • Performing independent review procedures as needed
  • Developing and implementing a firm preventive and corrective action program
  • Continuously reviewing and improving critical processes
  • Employing a QA/QC System providing the structure and flexibility to ensure quality without encumbering on-going projects, and maintaining active training


On a day-to-day basis, our PMs are responsible for meeting QA/QC performance and product standards. They are highly qualified managers who understand the importance of quality management both for internal Navy and Marine Corps activities and for establishing a technical performance framework to manage overall SeaPort-e projects. Powell Strategies leadership recognizes that providing successful support to SeaPort-e clients requires managing our activities in a systematic, consistent, and visible way that aligns with project goals and objectives. We actively promote the commitment to quality that must be present throughout every element of our efforts, and we hold each employee accountable for the performance of processes they control and the quality of products they generate. We formalize quality management and business processes needed to provide a foundation for a high level of performance, and promote a culture of continual improvement, and our PMs work diligently with the Government PM and COTR to establish appropriate levels of oversight to ensure quality input.


Point of Contact

Point of contact for customer satisfaction:

John Williams, 703.795.9195,

Point of contact for information related to the Seaport program:

John Williams, 703.795.9195,

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies received the 2021 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for our commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses. This award signals our commitment to helping veterans reach their employment potential. This marks the second year in a row Powell Strategies has earned the Gold Medallion Award.

  • Awards

    On December 07, 2020, Powell Strategies is pleased to announce it has been named on the prestigious 4th annual Vet100 list - honoring the fastest growing veteran-owned and operated businesses from the annual Inc. 5000 list! The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies was recently honored by the 2020 AVA Digital Awards, receiving the platinum award in the Digital Marketing, Social Campaign category for our work supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. We were also honored at the 2019 MarCom awards with a platinum award in the Print Media category, a gold award in the Video/Audio category, and three honorable mentions.

  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.