BGI provides Operational Analyst (OA) support to the defense industry and government customers as one of our core competencies. We maintain an extensive personnel network and deep reachback into the operational communities across all the joint services, in platforms ranging from fighter and bomber aircraft, to transport, rotary wing and unmanned systems. Our experience base also extends beyond airborne platforms, into such areas as Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) and Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) operations. Many of our personnel maintain close ties to the operational realm through service in the National Guard and Reserve service components. All BGI OA’s are carefully selected experts from their respective fields, and have a detailed knowledge of military operations and end user requirements
Providing our customers with high quality Subject Matter Expert (SME) services and Operational Analyst support is a core BGI skill. We have an extensive network and human resource pool which allows us to draw from a cadre of operators and instructors with recent and relevant experience in the environment to be supported, and place their expertise at the beginning of the analysis chain. Our people sustain strong ties to their respective operational communities, and many maintain direct involvement through part-time service in the Guard or Reserve components of the Joint Services.
Placing this kind of knowledge and insight at the beginning of the systems engineering process creates clear traceability between the operational/training requirements and the derived technical requirements to be allocated at the system and subsystem level. With this traceability comes the confidence that the delivered system will indeed meet the expectations of the end user. By having our OAs involved throughout the training or mission system lifecycle, we address the cost, schedule and performance tradeoff decisions that emerge during the course of most programs, while keeping the focus on system quality and usability. OA collaboration with program and engineering management during design, development and integration activities leads directly to programs and tasks that stay on-time; are better able to meet performance requirements in the test and acceptance phases, and ultimately result in products that satisfy the real needs of the end user.