Jan Adams, President and CEO
The aviation industry is growing at a formidable pace. Emerging technologies like UAS, Commercial Space, and Hypersonic operations have forced both military and civil organizations to keep up with private industry innovation and demands while maintaining or improving safety and addressing increasing environmental concerns. Further, over the last 18 months, COVID mandated changes in the workplace, including accessibility issues (e.g., office, on-site project locations, etc.) and drastic travel industry reductions have impacted project timelines and budgets. The challenge today revolves around maintaining project and program integrity, encouraging and rewarding innovation, keeping pace with the private sector, and sustaining or improving system safety and efficiency—all with an eye on environmental impact.
Enter JMA Solutions.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, JMA Solutions is an award-winning government consulting firm with almost two decades of experience in delivering outstanding customer support in the areas of program management, engineering services, air traffic management, cybersecurity, and many other disciplines. “We maintain close contact with our customers to assess program risks early and determine priorities, and to collaboratively search for well-balanced budget friendly solutions,” says Jan Adams, the President and CEO of JMA Solutions.
“Our expanding list of capabilities, literally, has changed with the times. UAS integration, cybersecurity, data analytics, the use of extended reality in training, and commercial space airspace management are just a few of the current growth areas for our company,” states Ms. Adams. Further, in recognition of these changing times, JMA Solutions has also created “JMA iLABS” as a thought leadership, R&D branch to address evolving technologies.
One of JMA Solutions’ more recent achievements was the opportunity to participate in the development of an advanced airspace management plan for commercial space operations. Previously, when a launch/reentry occurred, the airspace associated with that operation would be blocked for hours. JMA’s subject matter experts were part of a collaborative team that developed the Time-Based Launch Procedures and Dynamic Launch/Reentry Window process. This new methodology, using existing and new technology, minimized the disruption to air traffic flow caused by the ever-increasing number and variety of space operations. By integrating real-time operator launch and reentry data, the aircraft impacted by the launch, reentry, and associated hazard areas, were allowed to return to preferred routes in a timely manner.
What differentiates JMA Solutions is its dedicated and knowledgeable staff, commitment to customers’ success, and the ability to deliver solutions on time and under budget, while maintaining organizational values and reputation. “JMA is incredibly proud of how our employees and company give back to the community. For this reason, we measure success not only by our revenue, number of contracts and valued partnerships, but through maintaining our commitment to the community,” mentions Ms. Adams. Each year, JMA Solutions donates 3-5 percent of its net profit to organizations that support veterans, health awareness, community enrichment, and education. In addition, Ms. Adams has incorporated a Give Back initiative where the company matches employees’ contributions to causes of their choice. This initiative has encouraged employees to volunteer with JMA affiliated charities as well as become more active within their own communities.
Having carved a unique niche, JMA Solutions is re-imagining its business model for a more promising future. “We are focused on emerging technologies and are working to become thought leaders through our R&D efforts and adding capabilities that align with the ever-evolving technology landscape,” states Ms. Adams. She further mentions that modifying the approach to finding opportunities that fit and stretch JMA Solutions’ team is critical to continued success. “We are dedicated to improving the industry as a lead innovative force, and our team utilizes its influence to enrich the community at large,” concludes Ms. Adams.