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SPA Names Wesley C. Blankinship Vice President of Emerging Markets and Advanced Technologies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., (SPA) has named Wesley C. Blankinship Vice President, Emerging Markets and Advanced Technologies effective September 6, 2017.

Mr. Blankinship brings significant experience in new business capture and professional services support to government clients and most recently served as a Senior Vice President within the Government Services business unit at Belcan, which acquired Schafer Corporation this year. In his position, he had profit and loss responsibility for a portfolio of geographically distributed, highly technical personnel supporting programs that exceeded $150M in annual revenue. His customers included the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Energy, and State and the National Security Agency.

Prior to the acquisition by Belcan, he worked at Schafer Corporation for more than 12 years. During his tenure with Schafer, he worked his way up from a Project Management Support Specialist to Senior Program Manager, then General Manager for their Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance support within the Homeland Security and Civil markets. His final role of Senior Vice President for the company's National Security Solutions Sector encompassed the entirety of Schafer's technical advisory services portfolio. Along the way, he increased the size of contract teams, positioned the company to win prime contracts, captured new business and expanded their services to new markets.

"Wes brings a wealth of experience and proven success in business development, portfolio management and support to government clients," said Dr. William Vantine, SPA's President and CEO. "We are very excited to have someone of Wes' caliber and integrity join the SPA team and help us continue to grow the company."

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national objectives. SPA's distinguished reputation for over 45 years is based on high caliber work supporting national security and national defense customers. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, SPA has offices and personnel around the country. Our employees have expertise in an array of domains including: Air, Surface, and Undersea Warfare and Operations, Nuclear Deterrence, Safety, and Security, Radar and Sensor Systems, Ballistic Missile Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Department of Defense Acquisition Processes, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems, Unmanned Systems, Space Systems, Improvised Threats and Analytic Software Development. To learn more about SPA, please visit www.spa.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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