Spotlighting: WarHawk Solutions

February 22, 2023 in Our Partners

Terence Griffin, WarHawk S&MA program manager, and Katie Brown, WarHawk S&MA deputy program manager, review an online drawing to determine if additional Mandatory Inspection Points need to be added to the build of a product.

Photo provided by WarHawk Solutions, LLC

WarHawk Solutions, LLC is a client-focused and employee-friendly company where the needs and concerns of our clients are of upmost importance. The company is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Disadvantaged Business Joint Venture. WarHawk was formed by Jim Bridges, owner/CEO of Software Engineering Services, and Linda Anderson, owner/CEO of Blackhawk Management Corporation, in the fall of 2019. WarHawk’s mission is to be one of the best value labor services and solutions provider to support its Government and Prime Contractor customers.

Q: What Boeing products associated with your company?
A: WarHawk provides Safety and Mission Assurance engineering support for Boeing’s International Space Station and Commercial Crew Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida.

Q: What has been your proudest moment for your company?
WarHawk was encouraged to form the joint venture company by a NASA Johnson Space Center small business advocate in order to pursue procurements set aside for designated Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). When we had the opportunity to compete under Boeing’s Small Business Office SDVOSB outreach program, we quickly mobilized to combine our JV partners’ past Boeing contracts performance with a superior technical leadership team. Winning the contract represented WarHawk’s first major step toward establishing our path as a successful SDVOSB joint venture.

Q: How does your company/team exemplify manufacturing excellence?
WarHawk’s partner companies are experienced software and flight electronics producers for the Department of Defense. We currently provide labor services in support of the NASA ISS and Commercial Crew Program’s quality safety and mission assurance engineering support. Our ISO-9001:2015 and CMMI certifications demonstrate our commitment to quality, manufacturing excellence and critical mission performance.

Q: Why is it important to be considered a small, diverse business or to champion diversity on your team?
WarHawk brings together two established small businesses, each respectively providing opportunities for our diverse ownership and team members, and positive representation and leadership to the business community we serve.

Q: What’s an interesting fact about the company?
Our partner companies, Software Engineering Services and Blackhawk Management Corporation, originally came together in 2006 to support Fort Hood NETCENTRIC Support Services and the U.S. Army’s Rapid Mobilization Iraq Response. This experience provides the foundation for our current team support under the WarHawk JV.

Q: Anything else you want to spotlight?
WarHawk’s partner companies each have more than 30 years of experience supporting various Department of Defense agencies (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, NASA and U.S. Space Command) with IT, Cyber, Quality Engineering, Missing Safety Assurance, Weapons System Sustainment and other critical mission services.