Mission Critical Operations

Creating essential solutions to advance our nation’s critical infrastructure 

We create, execute, and update processes for essential operations, aimed at bettering safety and effectiveness for our nations critical infrastructure. Our focus on technical expertise drives our commitment in delivering high-quality service to meet mission-critical requirements.

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Communications in the National Airspace System (NAS) rely on an extensive infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art data transmission platforms, structured cabling, antennae, and data and voice switches in urban and remote parts of the country. These systems require regular surveys, maintenance, and replacement as components age or become obsolete. We provide full lifecycle support for these components and regularly perform surveys, maintenance, and cutovers to newer technologies. Our technology specialists, technicians, and engineers have expertise in telecommunication systems, components, and design.


Integration of new aviation entrants such as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Commercial Space, High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE), and Supersonic Transport (SST) commercial operations into the NAS presents opportunities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adapt operations and evolve automation, procedures, and processes. LST brings operational experience from the aviation industry to help develop pathways to integrate the new mission profiles and functional constructs through engineering, information management, technical application, and evolution strategies to evolve legacy operations into the future. We work across all areas of NAS operations, ensuring the individual activities of integration are complementary and the data necessary for NAS operations are converted into usable information for FAA and industry. We work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop concepts, explore the associated technical and operational challenges and opportunities, and provide the best solutions for NAS operations to maintain the pinnacle of safety and efficiency.

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With a robust understanding of NAS operations and knowledge of research products, updated automation, and procedure plans to enhance the NAS, we help operationalize the future vision of ATM. We incorporate diverse new entrants and mission profiles to bring our customers’ missions to life.


Institutionalizing a culture of resiliency within an organization requires policies, guidance, processes, tools, and metrics that inform executive-level decision-making and address the most significant issues for prevention, response, and recovery. LST pairs a multi-dimensional, comprehensive framework for assessing and tracking critical infrastructure with models and tools supporting vulnerabilities and mitigation analysis. Analytical tools enable operational risk assessments and complex “what if” analyses, leading to system and infrastructure improvement recommendations. Our approach helps organizations identify critical components and potential threats, minimize consequences, and hasten response and recovery efforts.

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As the FAA makes decisions regarding future investments in its NAS automation systems, LST offers valuable support from a system-wide perspective. Where there once was a fit-for-purpose approach to each NAS system, there is now an information-centric approach where data engineering practices can be implemented to support technological efficiencies across automation systems. This practice of analyzing data first to understand its business purpose goes beyond a specific phase of flight and gets to the core of the operational need. Our operational expertise and engineering support throughout the investment lifecycle ensures the concept is accurately defined by the requirements, architected within the NAS enterprise infrastructure, and supports future operations technically and operationally.

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