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WCG Solutions

Company Profile

WCG Solutions is an extremely diverse group of individuals comprised primarily of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical), environmental, and system life cycle management personnel who have worked harmoniously on various maritime, communications, and general engineering projects spanning over 30 years.

Our strength is derived from a diversity of engineering and systems management expertise. Simply put, we love practical engineering, which at its core brings concepts from the drawing board to reality.

Degreed and Practical Education

Our experienced and learned staff posesses diverse skills and experience. These span multiple disciplines, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Business, Acquisition Management, Systems Processes, Computer Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Advanced Communications, Agriculture, Process Quality Control.

Tom Woodland
President and CEO

Tom started his career in the field of communications in the U.S. Navy, he served for approximately 10 years, including tours of duty in Vietnam aboard the USS Horne CG-30, USS Ranger CV-61, and USS Enhance MSO 437. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in January of 1977, and began a long career as a government employee at several locations, these included, the Long Beach Naval Shipyard (LBNSY), Naval Electronic Engineering Activity, Philippines (NEEACTPhil), and the eventual SSC-PAC in San Diego, CA. His government career spanned 38 years inclusive of his Navy time.

Tom remained in the field of communications throughout his government service primarily focused on UHF SATCOM, TDL, and Installation Management. Tom led the 1st successful JTIDS/LINK-16/C2P installation on US Navy ships and shore facilities as well as the 1st international FMS case in Japan. Tom held several management positions, to include, Workload Coordination and Control Division Head (LBNSY), Exterior Communications Branch (LBNSY), Technical Services Department Head (NEEACTPhil), Division Head of the Installation Management Office (SSC PAC), and his final position prior to retiring in 2004 as Head of the Tactical Data Links Branch (SSC PAC). Tom retired from the U.S. Government as a DP-IV (GS-14-15/0-6 equivalent) in December of 2004 and then joined SAIC as a Program Manager, where he and his team won a large SETA support contract for JTRS. In December of 2008, Tom opened his own company named WCG LLC, an SDVOSB with a mission to provide expert System and Software engineering services to the United States government, its allies, and coalition partners.

Slav Plaskota

Graduate of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and Stevens Institute of Technology, Slav started his technical career solving the problems of converging legacy Telecom with emerging data-centric infrastructure. After 7 years he joined a small team prototyping user interfaces, focused on analyzing, interfacing, and researching optimal representations of big data sets. Eventually he joined JTRS, a DoD program working on secure, wireless MANET networks. There Slav applied his UI experience to reducing system configuration and management complexity. Eventually Slav joined WCG to lead a team working on next-gen satellite communication systems.

Slav has since risen to be a lead of a MUOS test lab, in support of Navy's latest communications system.

As COO, Slav is responsible for day to day operations of the company, communicating and addressing the needs and requirements of the business, its owners and employees.

Cris Fairweather

Cris brings over ten years of full-stack development experience, with his most recent years have been focused on implementing and leading in the realms of containerization, software deployment cycles, orchestration, system administration, security, and cloud native infrastructure and architecture. After graduating from PLNU with a degree in Computer Science, he quickly moved into a joint radio program, JTRS, where he developed tooling to monitor and evaluate radio networking.

Before returning to work for the Navy, Cris worked in the private industry gaining invaluable experience with cloud, mobile, and desktop environments. Cris currently works for NIWC Pacific as lead architect for a project that focuses on collaborative software deployment and maintenance where he excels at employing modern architecture practices that are compatible with government security requirements.

In his role as CIO, Cris is responsible for all aspects of WCG infrastructure, IT technology deployment, system security, and compliance. He also keeps an eye toward new technology and potential talent.

WCG Commenced operations in 2008. Though small, cumulatively we have over 60+ years of practical experience in DoD Aquisition Enginnering Support, helping the next generation of U.S. Warfighter and their Allies.