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History

About ASD

A mature, minority owned and operated business, ASD has its corporate office in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Herndon, Virginia; and Colorado Springs, Colorado with client-site locations across the country in 9 states, the District of Columbia and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Founded in 1979, ASD won its first government contract in 1980 with the Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Then in 1982, the firm was approved by the Small Business Administration to the 8(a) program, graduating in 1992 and transitioning to a fully competitive company at the beginning of fiscal year 1996.

Under our 10-year CIMS contract, ASD provides extensive IT Enterprise support to the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command and to Missile Defense Agency. ASD supports the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) components. ASD provides support to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) in the area of eBusiness which provides portfolio management to the entire Acquisition Corps. ASD provides support in the areas of call center management/helpdesk, network engineering and management, systems installation and integration, information assurance, web and database management, asset management, and acquisition support for the following OSD/WHS components: Executive Secretariat (immediate office of the Secretary of Defense), Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs), Office of General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Intelligence Oversight), Director for Net Assessment, Directorate of Programs, Analysis, and Evaluation, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for many years. ASD's legacy of past performance includes WHS Human Resources Directorate, WHS Supported Organizations, and WHS Information Technology Management Directorate. The areas of expertise have paralleled the innovations in technology growth and include telecommunications engineering, systems integration, web-based application development, and information security, including information assurance.

Significant dates:

  • 2007 – Richard L. Bennett named one of “Fifty Influential Entrepreneurs in Business” by Minority Enterprise Executive Council (MEEC)
  • 2006 – ASD received Arlington Best Business Award (ABBIE)
  • 2005 – ASD won 10-year contract to support the Command Information Management System (CIMS), United States Army Space & Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/USARSTRAT)
  • 2005 – ASD won Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L) eBusiness contract
  • 2004 – Achieved CMMI Level 2 Rating for Systems Engineering/Software Development
  • 2004 – ASD notified by SBA that is has progressed out of Disadvantaged Business Status
  • 2002 – ASD successfully teamed with DCD, LLC on SMDC SETAC contract
  • 2001 – ASD opened office in Huntsville, AL
  • 2000 – Initial meeting to target U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (SMDC) business opportunities
  • 1999 – ASD received IT Support Services Task to support the Secretary of Defense – Mr. Rumsfeld’s immediate office
  • 1998 – ASD acquired Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL/BLS) Nation-wide LAN support contract from QSoft, Inc.
  • 1992 – ASD graduated from the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
  • 1988 – Inc. 500 named ASD to America’s fastest growing companies list for second year in a row
  • 1987 – Inc. 500 named ASD to America’s fastest growing companies list
  • 1985 – ASD named Minority Business of the Year by NHTSA
  • 1982 – ASD received first DoD contract from Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • 1980 – ASD received first contract from NHTSA
  • 1979 – ASD incorporated