Who Are We?

ORSA Corporation is a woman owned small business established in 2002. We employ seasoned professional mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and business professionals with advanced degrees and practical experience to assist government, commercial and non-profit organizational leaders. We employ the standard operations research tools to identify optimal solutions to a large variety of issues in such areas as inventory planning, transportation, production planning, computer operations, and risk management. Systems Analysts use their backgrounds in mathematics and engineering to identify the dynamics of complex systems in order to recommend efficiencies and process improvements. Skilled in the understanding of system modeling, lean and lean six sigma, they apply those skills to improve the bottom line.

Our primary customers to date have been the U.S. military and defense contractors.  These customers use us to model such things as body armor effectiveness, analyses of alternatives, model and simulation verification and validation, battle command and control configuration, human cognitive performance, crew fatigue and efficiency and route planning under threat conditions. In addition, we have helped defense contractors optimize system concepts as well as assess the mission concept of operations which would drive the need for such concepts.

What We Do

Our mission is to be the technical organization that government, commercial and non-profit leaders and decision makers rely upon for state-of-the-art operations research and systems analysis.

ORSA was founded with the idea of providing valuable support to our customers, our community and our colleagues.  Keeping all three in mind at all times is like to building a three legged stool.  It will not function properly if any of the legs is cut short. Our founder has also been unabashedly committed to the ethical principles articulated by organizations such as Scouting and Rotary International. The Rotary four way test is quoted in our employee handbook and is used explicitly in the company’s decision process. The four-way test:


                         Is it the truth (Do we have all the facts)?

                  Is it fair to all concerned?

                  Will it build good will and better friendships?

                  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 Accomplishments: Provided quality support to:
U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity in the verification and validation of key models such as OneSAF
U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity with an analysis of the effect of a Missions and Means Framework approach to Operational Availability
Office of the Secretary of Defense with an analysis of alternatives for biometric technologies for force protection.
U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity for several analyses of alternatives related to defenses against chemical and biological warfare.
U.S. Army Natick Laboratories for the development of the Integrated Casualty Assessment Model used to evaluate body armor protection effectiveness.
U.S. Air Force for the model modifications necessary to assess munitions effectiveness in specific scenarios.
Oerlikon Contraves, a Swiss company, and Lockheed Martin for assessing the various applications of specialty radars and air defense. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency for developing algorithms to support field commanders with route planning in the event of a chemical or biological attack.
U.S. Army Natick Laboratory with studies of battle injury effects on knees and elbows.
The Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate for studies of cognitive effect predictions for crew performance.
The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command for development and configuration management of the Future Combat System Test and Evaluation Master Plan.
The U.S. Army Materiel Command for the development of the MATREX family of models verification and validation plan.
Alion Science and Technology for a definitive wheeled versus tracked system design trade-off study.

What We've Done


1003 Old Philadelphia Road,
Suite 103

Aberdeen, Maryland 21001

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