SPEC Innovations Takes Space Day at GMU

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By Dr. Steven Dam SPEC Innovations had the pleasure of sponsoring George Mason University’s Space Day on September 10th! The event was free for everyone of all ages and educated the public on the technology and science behind some of the leading aerospace projects in the area. GMU did a great job creating fun for […]

Letters to Our Younger Selves

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As part of our sponsorship with INCOSE’s Empowering Women Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE), we wanted to take our own spin on a book they wrote, Letters To My Younger Self: How Systems Engineering Changed My Life. 5 SPEC Innovations women wrote letters to their younger selves about lessons learned from pivotal moments in their […]

Methods to Maintain Communication With a Remote Team

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By Taylor Duffy When it comes to remote working, you either love it or hate it. However, there’s one thing we can all agree on – it isn’t going anywhere. Before the pandemic, about 6% of Americans worked primarily from home. In a recent study, they found that that number has risen to around 62%. […]

#SPECSpotlight – Lilleigh, Systems Engineer Intern

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Lilleigh Stevie, Systems Engineer Intern I currently attend George Mason University, College of Engineering and Computing and began an internship with SPEC Innovations in February of 2021. Upon my graduation this December, I will be a full-time Systems Engineer at SPEC Innovations! My current role consists of doing research on various topics that will potentially […]

SPEC Innovations Attends 32nd INCOSE Symposium

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By Steve Dam Another year is in the books for SPEC Innovations and INCOSE! Elizabeth, Mallory, Michael, and I just got back from the 32nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium. The event was over five days, June 25-30, in Detroit, Michigan. After two years of lockdown and being unable to attend in person, the theme was […]

#SPECSpotlight – Bobby, Software Engineer

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Bobby Sperlazza, Software Engineer I graduated from Virginia Tech and worked for another defense contractor before coming to SPEC Innovations. I left my previous role because I wanted to perform code development rather than document processing. My role at SPEC Innovations consists of leading the Software Department, overseeing the development of Innoslate, researching new technologies […]

SPEC Innovations is Great Place to Work-Certified

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Manassas, VA; 06-15-2022: SPEC Innovations is excited to announce that we are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company! This program was created to recognize the best places of employment that benefit their employees, their customers, and the state’s economy. The two-part process to gaining this recognition consists of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, […]

#SPECSpotlight – Summer Interns!

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Meet our 4 summer interns! Dominic and Amir will be working on the NASA contract using Sopatra to add to the database system. Jacob and Matthew will be working in the Innoslate testing suite, ensuring the latest deployment of Innoslate is ready for use via acceptance testing. Throughout this process, they will learn more about […]

SPEC Innovations Becomes V3 Certified

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Manassas, VA; 05-26-2022: SPEC Innovations is excited to announce that we are now certified by the Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program! The V3 Program’s mission is to help employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. Virginia has a unique opportunity to help Veterans gain career […]

#SPECSpotlight – Mallory, Systems Engineer

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Mallory Jones, Systems Engineer At the beginning of 2020, I joined SPEC Innovations as an intern and was thrilled to move to full-time upon graduation from George Mason University. As a systems engineer, I work on various contracts to produce requirements, build diagrams for simulations, and conduct testing. I also support the sales team by […]