Canyon Consulting is a woman owned small business that has been providing innovative system solutions to the Department of Defense since 2006. Canyon is unique in that its key employees are seasoned and experienced technical acquisition leaders from both Government and Industry, with an average experience base of 24 years. Moreover, this blend of Department of Defense and commercial sector experience allows for innovative approaches and solutions to critical problem solving, strategic planning, and corporate strategies. Canyon’s employees possess highly technical expertise and experience that comprise of a broad mix; from space and weapon programs to telecommunications and RF/optical systems.

“Canyon is passionate about warfighters and customers. With them and for them. We support the development and delivery of enabling space technologies—that’s our mission.”

Grace Yang, CEO


We provide a broad portfolio of proven solutions to our clients with a staff of acquisition professionals and seasoned engineers. Our employees are armed with relevant best practices, robust tools, and experience gained from working with the nation’s most critical and valuable defense and security systems. We are positioned to deliver extraordinary, customer-specific, end-to-end project management, system engineering and analytic expertise to our clients. Above all: our results advance the success of military programs. Canyon’s approach ultimately yields exceptional program execution and translates directly into mission success.

• Strategic Planning and Long Term Forecasting
• Acquisition Strategy Development
• Business Plan Development and Execution
• Milestone Review Planning and Readiness
• RFP/Source Selection Planning and Execution
• EVMS/IBR Planning and Execution
• Schedule Management and Analysis
• Acquisition Logistics Planning
• Test Plans Development and Coordination (TEMP/STVP)
• Quality Assurance Planning and Implementation
• Metrics/Benchmarking
• Process Re-Engineering
• Requirements Management
• Interface Management
• Risk Management and Tools
• Design Review Planning and Execution
• System Integration Planning
• Test and Evaluation (DT/OT) Planning
• Concept development
• Compliance Documents
• GPS User Equipment – Acquisition Planning and Execution
• GPS-III – Acquisition Planning and Execution
• Defense Weather – Acquisition Planning
• Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Should Cost Review
– Technical Support
• O&M Cost Reduction Initiative – Technical Support
• ICBM Transition
• Transformational Communication Satellite (TSAT)
– System Engineering & Integration
• Launch Ops – Technical Support
• Staff Experience:
• Others…


Space and Missile Systems Center 
Acquisition & Financial Support (SAFS)
  • Acquisition Reporting
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Financial Management, Schedule, Cost, EV
Space and Missile Systems Center Technical Support (STS)
  • System Engineering
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Resource Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP)
  • Acquisition Planning
  • System Engineering
  • Training
Emerging Nav Tech
  • System Engineering
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Acquisition Engineering
Emerging Nav Tech
  • Modernization
  • Organization Analysis
  • Systems Engineering and Systems Integration
  • Analysis Emerging
  • Technologies Analysis
Professional Engineering Services (PES)
  • 871-1, 871-1 RC, Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities
  • 871-2, 871-2RC; Concept Development and Requirements Analysis
  • 871-3, 871-3RC, System Design, Engineering and Integration
  • 871-4, 871-4RC, Test and Evaluation
  • 871-5, 871-5RC, Integrated Logistics Support
  • 871-6, 871-6RC, Acquisition and Life Cycle Management


We are searching for ambitious, high achieving individuals with in depth experience and expertise in their respective functional and mission fields to join our team–not just for a particular contract but for a long term career. Our culture and formula for success is based on trust and collaboration. This is sustained by hiring exceptional people and challenging them with meaningful work.

Our employees are our greatest assets and we strive to provide a great working environment. We offer our employees highly competitive compensation and a benefits package which includes:

  • Retirement
  • Training Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Arrangement
  • Mentoring
Email your resume to [email protected]
Knowledge/Experience supporting multiple client engagements providing project management and system engineering services for the Department of Defense (DoD). Activities focused on program planning and program execution, to include but not limited to acquisition strategy development, Request for Proposal (RFP) development, source selection support, and contract execution oversight or control to include, supporting key milestones, test events, and design reviews. Develop, review and analyze critical program execution metrics. Management of programs and projects in accordance with DoD 5000 series. DoD space systems experience required. Routine travel to remote Client work locations may be required.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree in related area (Master’s Degree Preferred). Minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Clearance will be required, Active Secret or TS a plus.
Knowledge/Experience supporting multiple government and contractor technical teams performing systems engineering on complex space systems. Provide systems engineering support in the broad areas of requirements review/compliance, technical review and assessment, risk assessment, integration and test review, and on-site (CONUS contractor facilities) monitoring, verification, and validation, and written technical summaries as required. Recent DoD space systems experience required.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics (Aero/Sys/Electrical desired), Master’s Degree Preferred. Minimum of 5 years relevant technical experience, prefer in space-based DoD systems. Clearance will be required, Active Secret or TS a plus.
Knowledge/Experience working on cost estimating/cost modeling projects for the DoD. Analyses of financial and schedule data provided by program offices. Analyses and recommendations for risk assessment, schedule, and alignment with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS). Development, maintenance, and deliverables documenting and supporting cost estimates for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and non-MDAPs IAW applicable program Cost Analysis Requirements Documents (CARDs) and DoD, NSS, AF, and SMC regulations. Updating cost estimates such as: Program Office Estimates (POEs), Single Best Estimates (SBEs), non-MDAP Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs), Independent Cost Analyses (ICAs), Sufficiency Reviews (SRs), Cost Excursions, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), Service Cost Positions (SCPs), Program Executive Officer (PEO) Estimates in support of annual Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submissions, Independent Program Assessments (IPAs), Milestone Reviews, and Interim Program Reviews. DoD Space systems experience required.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree in Business related area (i.e., accounting, finance, cost, schedule, economics, etc.) Master’s desired; Minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Related experience in Earned Value Management, Financial Management, Scheduling, or Program Planning a plus. Clearance will be required, Active Secret or TS a plus.
Knowledge/Experience working on scheduling and/or program planning for the DoD. Develop and maintain an entire project’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). Identify and incorporate activities into the schedule through Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements and supportable work packages. Ensure schedule activities/products can be “rolled-up” and presented to management. Perform “what-if” scenarios, analyses, risk model maintenance and analyses, Earned Value Management (EVM) data analyses, and presentation of materials. Schedule estimating, schedule analyses, performance measurement (EVM), project forecasting, and risk assessment.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree (or substitute experience); minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Fluency in MSProject, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Working knowledge of EVM guidelines. Related experience in Earned Value Management, Financial Management, Program Management a plus. Clearance will be required, Active Secret or TS a plus.
Knowledge /Experience working on Earned Value Management (EVM) for the DoD. Review and analyses of contractor EVM reports provided to the Government. Participation in Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and evaluation of contractor EVM systems. Examine work products and processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and compliance to governing regulations and instructions.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree in related area (i.e., business, accounting, engineering, math, economics) a Masters is preferred; minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Clearance will be required, Active Secret or TS a plus.
Knowledge/Experience in acquisition reporting, financial forms and systems, and business financial administrative support for the Department of Defense. Experience in some or all of the following areas: business operations; suspense management; government financial data reporting (i.e., MARS, SARS, PRs, DAES, etc.); process/program management; budgeting and accounting; briefing charts; meeting facilitation; scheduling; etc.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree in related area (i.e., business, accounting, finance); experience may be substituted for education. Minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Clearance will be required, Active Secret a plus.
Knowledge/Experience in administrative support and business operations analyses for the Department of Defense. Experience in some or all of the following areas: business operations; suspense management; defense travel system; suspense management; protocol; executive support; process/program management (i.e., OPR/EPR, Awards, Training, etc.); Unit Deployment Management (UDM); graphics support; presentations; and information management.

Need: Bachelor’s Degree (experience may be substituted for education). Minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Clearance will be required, Active Secret a plus.


Los Angeles Regional Office Location
5200 W. Century Blvd
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(888) 316-1697
Grace M. Yang
Chief Executive Officer

Tony K. Yang
President and Chief Operating Officer

Jodi Thomas
Operations Manager
1-888-316-1697 x125
[email protected]