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Acquisition Logistics Engineering

The qualified analysis team at Acquisition Logistics Engineering (ALE) provides a full range of technical, management, analytical and logistic product services to a wide range of customers. For over 40 years, ALE has been an industry leader of product and process improvement.

Our team of logistic engineers and technicians provides a unique blend of design understanding and practical application in areas such as life cycle cost analysis, failure analysis, maintenance planning, human factors and safety, and the development of technical manuals.

ALE’s team of subject matter experts has a great blend of military experience with former officers and NCOs from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.


Mission & History

ALE’s mission is to help our customers make their systems affordable and sustainable.

ALE was formed in 1984 by Charles and Lilian Coogan to assist industry and government with the development of effective and efficient tools to perform systems and logistics analysis at the front end of programs. Ownership of the family-owned business transitioned to Joe and Renee Coogan in 2016.

At ALE, we assist our clients in their effort to continually improve the quality and value of their products by addressing the product life cycle in its entirety, controlling the cost of product ownership and including product support in product design.

ALE has developed methods used by product and process developers to treat cost as a performance parameter and not simply a byproduct of the design. These methods, the application of ALE developed tools, validation of proper operation, and usage of streamlined analysis methods enable our clients to reduce costs and improve the value of their products.

ALE has experience ranging from small short duration programs to large multi-year programs: from very simple devices to complex systems; and includes both hardware development programs and process improvement programs. A sampling of ALE’s diversity of program involvement with which we have experienced consistent success includes the U. S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Polar Security Cutter (PSC), US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) and Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP), US Navy’s ADC MK5 and Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), US Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Program (G/ATOR), and various military and commercial aircraft programs including the US Army MH-60, CH-47, and RAH-66; USAF C-17, C-130, F-15, F-22, and GTTA; US Navy F-18, V-22, and F-35; Boeing 787 and Airbus A380.

ALE offers services in four broad categories – Analysis, Management, Logistics/Product Support, and Training. These services were designed in recognition of industry’s need to streamline the product development and fielding process while improving attention to post-fielding considerations. Each service category is tailored to various aspects of the product development process, ensuring effective utilization of resources and highlighting appropriate program insights.

ALE has a proven track record of successful streamlined analysis programs for commercial and government customers.

ALE has a proven track record of successful streamlined
analysis programs for commercial and government
customers including
  • Identified Over $250 Billion In Customer Cost Avoidance
  • Developed And Implemented Proven Front End Design Analysis Techniques
  • Resident Analysis Tools And Data
  • Qualified Staff With Hands-On Experience In Commercial And Government Programs
  • Leaders In System Analysis And Integrated Product Team Applications


Key Personnel

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Renee Coogan
President and CEO
Joe Coogan
Vice President
Darryl Kellner, PMP
Specialty Engineering Lead
Tom Kutscher
Chief Information Officer and Systems Analysis Lead

Quality Assurance Program

ALE’s Quality Assurance (QA) program provides a standardized program management approach that ensures timely, technically-accurate, and high-quality results. ALE follows PMI’s best practices for controlling, monitoring, and executing projects. ALE’s Quality Assurance program is built into its policies and procedures, and is intended to assure the highest quality product for both projects and analyses. Prior to release to the customer, all analyses and documents receive multiple reviews for overall quality. For more information please contact Stephen Brunner, whose information is listed above.


our Capabilities Statement

Acquisition Logistics Engineering (ALE) Is A Full Service Life Cycle Engineering Company Specializing In Reducing Total Ownership Cost And Increasing Availability Of Complex Systems And Equipment.