Fort Walton Beach, Florida – January 11, 2020 – Saturday marked the first anniversary of the Technology Integration and Support Center (TISC). The facility, which opened on 11 January 2019, was dedicated as the “Colonel John T. Carney Center of Excellence,” after the leader of the first combat controller team during the first Gulf War. Established by MAG Aerospace, the center directly supports Air Force Special Operations Command through engineering and integration enhancing Special Warfare capabilities.
Over the past year, MAG’s project teams achieved numerous milestones: the first ever contractor designed and approved tactical data link plan that synchronizes multiple methods of communication; an on-site print production and video studio for sensitive and unclassified materials; the design and employment of a manned tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance digital data architecture providing ground stations live feeds of 1080p quality video; and, the testing and evaluation of satellites that will revolutionize how Special Operations Forces use space-based systems. These successes and many others define the commitment to “engineering a smaller and safer world” shown by MAG employees and fellow contractors also at the TISC.
Investing in the greater Fort Walton Beach community is another critical effort by MAG. Since its inception, the company has donated over $20,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours on local community projects. These range in scope from supporting the elderly, the less fortunate, and the area’s youth. MAG has made significant efforts to attract and motivate young adults and children towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities and career pathways.
Starting with just four key employees (Chad Vuyovich, Matthew Barrow, Jason Hernandez, and Mel Newkirk) to begin work on opening the TISC, the TISC (MAG Aerospace, GDIT, TEKsystems, IBM, Odyssey, OCEUS, SAS, Alison Group, 24 SOW, 720 STG, AFLCMC, SW-SPO, SOCPAC) now employs over 100 highly credentialed personnel, making it one of the fastest growing technical businesses in the area. MAG has also invested heavily in educational opportunities for its staff. Through grants and other monies, MAG has sponsored a wide variety of individual and workplace certifications, supporting the organization’s proven success and personal development of its employees.
MAG expects continued growth throughout the new year with expanded projects, staff, and facilities for meeting the increasing demand for the specialized production and engineering services provided at the TISC.
About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a leader in providing and enabling real-time situational awareness to help its customers make the world smaller and safer. MAG delivers full spectrum C4ISR Services (integration, operations, training, and technical services) and other specialty aviation to federal, international, civilian, and commercial customers around the world. MAG’s team of 1,200+ professionals operate 200+ manned and unmanned special mission aircraft, delivering ~150,000 flight hours annually on six continents in support of its customers’ missions. For more information on MAG Aerospace, please visit www.magaero.com