Metis Technology Solutions, Inc. is an emerging small business with a strong record serving NASA. Founded in Mountain View, California by Dr. Joy Colucci, Metis began operations in 2011 and provides science and engineering services to Government programs. The company is a 100% woman-owned small business, with Dr. Colucci as the sole business owner providing hands-on oversight of all Metis operations.
Dr. Colucci began her career as a NASA-funded science investigator in 1986, and has held senior technical program management and business division lead roles for Raytheon, Booz Allen Hamilton and SGT prior to forming Metis. The company has successfully performed on several subcontracts at NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Through this work, Metis has built capabilities in scientific computing, aviation and space applications and systems development, aviation safety systems and data analysis, computing facility development and operations, and space network operations.
Metis invested early in a robust and scalable business infrastructure that is tailored to the NASA contracting environment. Key elements of this infrastructure include:
ISO 9001:2008 Certification – Metis has held ISO 9001:2008 certification of our Quality Management System (QMS) since our first year of operation in 2011, and has successfully passed annual surveillance and recertification audits since that time. The company has consistently exceeded our quality metrics of 90% employee satisfaction and 90% ‘very high’ customer ratings as measured in annual formal surveys.
DCAA Approved Accounting System – The Metis accounting system successfully passed DCAA audit in August 2013 after only two years of contract operations, with ‘no findings’ or follow-up actions required. The system includes a sophisticated job cost accounting system performing full segregation of costs, identification of unallowable costs, timekeeping, pay-types and automatic generation of invoices and financial reports. The DCAA approval allows Metis to manage cost-type contracts.
DDTC Registration – Metis maintains registration with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (license #M32906; expiration 7/31/2016).
Secret Facility Clearance – Metis maintains a Secret-level Facility Clearance
Full-time, Dedicated, Experience and Qualified Support Staff – Metis President Joy Colucci has 30 years’ experience in NASA program technical, program and business management; Metis Business Operations Manager Josina Cavallao has 20 years’ experience in government business operations; Metis HR Jennifer Paulik has a Business Management Degree from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Webster University. Our headquarters staff also includes administrative support personnel to ensure full coverage of all corporate functions.