Huntsville, AL Workforce training program created to address today’s digital engineering gap areas in aerospace and defense development.

IDEA, a non-profit national collaborative center supporting Digital Engineering Education and Workforce Development, is taking the next steps in fulfilling its challenge of accelerating the supply of a competent engineering technical workforce. This workforce will have the needed skills to meet the demand for employees capable of building, manipulating and exploiting Model-based System Engineering (MBSE) in the needed Systems Modeling Language (SysML) format.

IDEA in partnership with Calhoun Community College, Auburn University and Victory Solutions offers education and training solutions in Digital Engineering featuring:

• Associates Degree in Systems Engineering Technology (SET)

• Professional and Certificate Programs

• Professional Training Programs

• University Level Electives and Certificates

• Internships and Apprenticeships

These solutions are made possible through funding under the Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program for the continuation of the SET program development and application project including the pathfinder degree at Calhoun Community College. SET creates a new skillset of capable engineering technicians that will enable and accelerate the incorporation of digital engineering into the workplace. The SET curriculum has been developed to align with employers’ needs for workers skilled in emerging systems engineering technologies without requiring a four-year degree.

“We are confident that as the program matures throughout Alabama and our outreach expands to other states, we will see big gains toward filling the talent pipeline with a workforce that possesses more in-demand, hands-on experience with system modeling expertise,” said IDEA Executive Director and SET program Manager, Mr. Chris Crumbly.

Moving forward, the SET program continues to explore opportunities to expand its systems engineering technician curriculum to other schools across Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Project leaders are in conversations with stakeholders in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia for potential expansion. IDEA is also working towards a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for SET. These next steps forward require support from industry and community to sponsor IDEA education nodes near MBE/MBSE centers of excellence, to sponsor interns and apprenticeships and to employ SET graduates.

For more information on IDEA and SET curriculum please contact Chris Crumbly, IDEA Executive Director and SET Program Manager at or by email at

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, virtually presented its 2021 Industry & Advocate Awards. Victory Solutions is proud to have received the FY2021 Small Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award!

Nominated by the MSFC Engineering Directorate for our work providing configuration/data management (CDM) and information management (IM) services on the Marshall Integrated Program Support Services (MIPSS) contract, we are thankful to our dedicated team of CDM and IM professionals who work at high levels in service of our customers. 

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On Friday, February 28, 2020, Ms. Kris McGuire, CEO of Victory Solutions was presented with the Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year award from The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.  The Catalyst Center was founded in 2003 and serves entrepreneurs and small business owners in every stage of business to assist in successfully navigating their business journeys.  The Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes the accomplishments of entrepreneurs throughout North Alabama and celebrates all areas of entrepreneurship - from services and technology to defense, retail, and everything in-between.

The Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year award acknowledges an outstanding military-veteran entrepreneur in the North Alabama Region and it is an honor for Kris McGuire to have been nominated and presented with the award in recognition of her vison, effort and leadership in building Victory Solutions into a small business with over 100 employees at 10 locations within the US and overseas.  More information regarding the Catalyst Center and their mission is available at

Huntsville, AL – March 6, 2019 Victory Solutions, Inc.  announced that it has been recognized as a Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) recipient for 2018. Victory Solutions has maintained a minimum of Gold composite performance rating for each month of the performance period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.  This year, 380 suppliers achieved either Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Awards.  Victory Solutions is among 82 suppliers to be awarded the Gold level of recognition.