Chief Solutions Architect
Amanda Koons-Stapf is a chief solutions architect of digital engineering/digital sustainment within the Strategy, Growth, and Innovation group.
As chief solutions architect, Koons-Stapf works to develop sound, repeatable digital engineering offerings, pursuing research and investments in digital thread and digital twins. Koons-Stapf has led solutions for digital engineering opportunities across all of SAIC’s government customers while directing various logistics programs to ensure that the logistics and supply chain requirements of SAIC customers are met.
Koons-Stapf joined SAIC in 2008 as a reliability engineer at Kennedy Space Center, where she worked with NASA engineers to quantitatively perform reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) analyses on various systems and subsystems. Koons-Stapf was instrumental in improving the overall launch availability from the Space Shuttle program to Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) from 88% to 98%.
Koons-Stapf has been featured in more than a dozen conferences and publications, including the Military Operations Research Society Symposium, the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SpaceOps Conference, and many more.
She has received numerous awards, including the Society of Women Engineers’ 2012 Space Coast Woman Engineer Technical Achievement Award; NASA KSC Certificate of Appreciation for “dedication and innovation supporting the reliability, maintainability, and availability field”; and Certificate of Appreciation from the KLXS contract for “pioneering efforts within the RAM community to directly support the NASA LX customer,” among others.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Georgia Tech; completed graduate courses in mathematics, probability, and statistics at the University of Central Florida; and is a Certified Reliability Engineer.