GRSi earned the top spot as Government Contracting Company of the Year at the 2021 Industry Awards Celebration (IAC) held by Maryland Tech Council (MTC). This is GRSi’s first year winning this prestigious MTC award, although the company has been previously honored four times as a top 5 Government Contractor. GRSi’s President and CEO, David Affeldt is also no stranger to the IAC, having won CEO of the Year in 2019.
This honor comes following another record year of performance in 2020, and at the end of a stellar Q1 2021 for the GRSi team, in which the company won $231M in contract awards – realizing over 30% growth within the first 90 days of the year. This record performance includes landmark awards, with a $82M Defense Programs award, a $96M Health IT award, and multiple new programs delivering innovation, engineering, and support.
“GRSi is thrilled to receive this recognition of the amazing efforts of all of our teams coast to coast. Having grown from a garage-based tech company to a leader in technical innovation and services for critical Government missions, this award is a true pinnacle milestone, especially considering Maryland Tech Council’s focus on science and technology and the field of incredible companies in Maryland. We congratulate all the finalists, awardees, and we thank the Tech Council for their continued support of STEM, our Industries, and the great state of Maryland.” -David Affeldt, President and CEO
The Maryland Tech Council is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life sciences industries. MTC is the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland.
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At the conclusion of an exceptional first quarter, winning $231M in contract awards and establishing its 8th year of record performance, GRSi has formally announced the promotion of Mark Sullivan to Talent Acquisition Director. In this capacity, he will lead the company’s talent acquisition team and implement a strategic plan to ensure the team’s ability to keep up with GRSi’s 35%+ year-over-year growth.
Mark came to GRSi as a Talent Acquisition Subject Matter Expert, where in this role he delivered exceptional strategic and tactical value, leading to his promotion to Director. Mark brings more than 15 years of talent acquisition experience, including serving as the Director of Talent Acquisition at Fortune 100 companies.
“It is an honor to be selected to lead the talent acquisition function for this best-in-class organization. I look forward to building on our current successes, introducing new ideas and elevating our already top-notch team to the next level in meeting the talent needs of GRSi’s growth.” -Mark Sullivan, Talent Acquisition Director.
Throughout his career, Mark has excelled at recruiting top talent and managing teams that do the same. As Talent Acquisition Director, he brings an in-depth knowledge of the entire recruitment cycle. Mark’s ability to operate at scale in talent acquisition and management is key for GRSi’s launch into the large-business market.
“One of GRSi’s tenets is that our growth as a company lends opportunities for growth to our employees, and Mark is a perfect example of that. Since he arrived in late 2020, his expertise in the space and ability to execute have shown that he is well poised to lead the Talent Acquisition team in this newly created position. We’re thrilled that Mark has accepted this new role to take our Talent Acquisition team to the next level.” –Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff.
GRSi, a worldwide technology innovations company delivering excellence in professional and technical services to Government and Commercial clients, announced that it has achieved a new record in contract awards for the first quarter of 2021. GRSi has averaged 38% growth year over year for the past 6 years. The company closed 2020 with record high revenue, despite the myriad challenges of the pandemic. GRSi also secured all of its major objectives for 2020: expanding the Cloud portfolio to include Cloud Access Point (CAP) management, Cloud Governance, and high-side Cloud engineering at Impact Level-5; increasing its digital sandbox capabilities; launching its mentor-protégé program for minority businesses, and more.
In the first quarter of 2021, GRSi has won $231M in contract awards, realizing more than 30% growth within the first 90 days of the year. This record performance includes landmark awards, with an $82M Defense Programs award, a $96M Health IT award, and multiple new programs delivering technology innovation, engineering, and support.
As a true leading-edge global competitor in some of the most forward-leaning tech areas across highly dynamic markets, GRSi is prominent in the Health IT, Defense, and Intelligence sectors. The company’s proven areas of expertise, including but not limited to, Hybrid and Poly-Cloud Enablement, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Operations (XaaS), Cybersecurity, Big Data Storage and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and Scientific Computing.
“As remarkable as $231M in awards in one quarter is, what’s more important is that almost 95% of that amount was full and open competition, indicating how strongly GRSi is launching into the large-business market space. One of the biggest challenges a company can face is bridging the gap of small business to large business competition. At GRSi, we have cleared that gap—competing, winning, and building momentum. Further, our balanced portfolio as a company is absolutely ideal. Our Civilian and Defense programs have developed equally in growth, capabilities, and competitiveness for a perfectly balanced business portfolio.”—David Affeldt, President & CEO
GRSi, providing state-of-the-art innovations and solutions across the Civilian, Defense, and Intel communities, as well as the commercial industry, was recently awarded a five-year contract to expand architecture, engineering, and support of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI’s) scientific mission, advanced infrastructure, multi-Cloud posture, DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines, enterprise operations and service management, and configuration management. Under this new scope of work, GRSi will manage and provide advanced enterprise operations services, including expanded areas of cybersecurity, scientific support, on-demand/dynamic infrastructure (IaaS, SaaS), high-performance computing, big data storage and analytics, and services to other NIH Institutes and external research organizations that utilize these forward-leaning solutions.
The NHLBI provides global leadership for research in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and has been especially engaged in research and treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s truly an honor to be trusted to support the leading research and treatment efforts of NHLBI and have the opportunity to work with their inspiring scientific, technology, and management leaders. As with the other nine Institutes we support at NIH, with our hundreds of resources there, NHLBI’s mission is critical to the country and the world. We look forward to the next five years of delivering innovations in support of their demanding mission, and making a direct positive impact for their Institute, and so many other research organizations that use their infrastructure and applications.” – Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff.
The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) has selected GRSi as the awardee of the C4I Afloat and Ashore Engineering Support Task Order. Under this task, GRSi will provide engineering support and technical services to NIWC Atlantic’s Surface Ship Integration (PMW 750/760), C4I Modernization & Readiness (FRD 100/200) and Command & Control & Afloat Applications (PMW 150) divisions. GRSi is excited to leverage our program management, engineering, logistics, and technical services knowledge to support C4I Afloat and Ashore installation and modernization projects.
“Our areas of expertise align us perfectly to support C4I engineering and modernization of Afloat and Ashore Platforms.” – Kelly Baldwin, Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations.
GRSi drives state-of-the-art innovations and solutions across the Civilian, Defense, and Intel communities, as well as the commercial industry. Our professional technical and engineering services deliver next-generation systems engineering, cybersecurity, technology insertion, and best practices-based Enterprise Operations (EOps) management.
The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) awarded GRSi with a Cognitive Radiofrequency Inference Technology (CRIT) and Signature Management (SIGMAN) Systems Technical Support task. GRSi, which brings strong software and systems engineering expertise, will provide program management, logistics, engineering, cybersecurity, and technical services in support of Own Force Monitoring (OFM) capabilities. GRSi is eager to leverage our experience in User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX), data assimilation, reduction, and fusion, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications to defeat modern adversary threats.
“Our experience aligns well with the Own Force Monitoring mission within NIWC’s SIGINT IPT. We look forward to impactful contributions that support and enable our warfighters, who are always our number one focus.” – Kelly Baldwin, Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations.
GRSi, a six-time honoree of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, has been honored once again, being ranked in the Regional Inc. 5000 Fastest–Growing Private Companies in the D.C. metro area. As a worldwide technology innovator, GRSi delivers forward-leaning technology solutions to clients with critical mission objectives across the highly demanding industries of Health IT, Commercial, Civilian Federal, Defense, and Intel Communities. GRSi has averaged over 30% growth year over year for more than half a decade, building on successes in Cloud Enablement, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and Enterprise Operations.
“We’re thrilled to be honored again by Inc. Magazine for our growth as an organization, but as a company we’ve never had a focus on growth in terms of size. Our focus has always been on building capabilities, growing our people, growing our successful clients and solutions, which has led to our continuous growth rate. This is how we’ve gone from a garage-born tech company to surpass $100M in revenue without mergers, acquisitions, or outside capital – truly organic success.” – David Affeldt, President & CEO
GRSi, a worldwide technology innovations company delivering excellence in professional and technical services to Government and Commercial clients, has been proud to support small businesses and provide mentorship to minority-owned businesses for many years. Being an emerging large business itself, the company formalized its mentor program in 2019.
GRSi has highly proven experience in strategically and organically growing from a garage-based firm to a true leading-edge global competitor in some of the most forward-leaning tech areas across highly dynamic markets. These include Health IT, Defense Intelligence, Cloud and Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Big Data Storage and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and more. With that, GRSi recently announced the formation of BroadTech, LLC, a formal Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program joint venture between GRSi and DeltaStrac, LLC, an exceptional service-disabled veteran and minority-owned firm with strong capabilities in military health systems, health and medical logistics, defense systems, cyber, and IT professional services.
BroadTech, LLC, is an SBA-certified 8(a), ISO 20000, 27001, 9001 certified and CMMI-ML3 appraised company that brings to bear 700+ diverse professionals, results-driven and industry-leading best practices, and unprecedented agility to deliver the highest client outcomes for mission support. BroadTech is the execution of a true “win, win” scenario for clients, leveraging proven technology innovation from an industry pace-setting company while receiving credit for, and supporting, the minority and SDVOSB community.
“As a technologist, whether running a NASDAQ traded company or working out of a garage, I’ve been a committed advocate of small business and the innovation and agility they deliver. At GRSi, we’ve been promoting minority and veteran businesses for over a decade, and we see the formalization of these efforts into an SBA-approved program as a peak achievement. We’re fortunate to work with companies like DeltaStrac, and leaders like Gilroy Gotiangco, their CEO. I see our mentor protégé program as a core capability for our future, a key to innovative client solutions, and a responsibility as a socially conscious business. Achieving formal approval and launch of our first mentor protégé minority-owned joint venture during Black History month is amazing. We’ll have more announcements for minority protégé’s and joint ventures in the near future as we are continuing to expand this exciting program.” – David Affeldt, President & CEO
GRSi, an innovator in delivering technology, cybersecurity, and engineering solutions to commercial and Government clients, announced the addition of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification to their list of quality standards. GRSi will leverage this security standard, along with their ISO 20000:2018, ISO 9001:2015 audited processes, and CMMI-ML3/DEV appraised methods to continue to evolve DevSecOps and Cybersecurity engineering solutions to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve information security management systems for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), and CIO/IT leaders across the commercial, Defense, Civilian, and Intelligence landscapes.
This internationally recognized certification, which reflects achievement of the highest standards in cybersecurity, reinforces GRSi as an industry-leading developer and implementor of cyber solutions, enabling their clients to confidently deploy secure platforms and technologies for wide-ranging mission-critical programs. These include classified environments, Multi-Cloud governance, advanced Health IT research and delivery, high-performance computing, and storage as a service. GRSi remains focused and vigilant on providing the most robust cybersecurity frameworks with the agility required to continuously adapt and overcome ever-evolving cyber threats, from zero-day to zero trust. GRSi delivers a cyber posture for its clients that meets or exceeds compliance and collaboration requirements while engineering an ever-evolving architecture for the future.
“Without expert cybersecurity engineering, enterprise operations and digital transformation are just words, not solutions. GRSi brings a full architecture solution to our clients, with cybersecurity baked in, that’s compliant and flexible for mission capability and protection while being agile for the aggressive bad-actor threats that our clients and our nation faces daily and evolve hourly. Obtaining the ISO 27001 certification brings international recognition and verification of GRSi’s mature cybersecurity posture and capabilities, that we leverage for our clients.” – Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff
The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) awarded GRSi with a new Navy Cyber IPT-Cyber Domain Support task via Seaport-O: Cyber Mission Engineering unrestricted competition.
GRSi, which brings highly robust cyber and systems engineering expertise, will provide systems engineering services in support of Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) and US Cyber Command within the cyber domain. GRSi will leverage its cyber engineering toolsets, GRSi-SandBoxes, and models, and its cyber center of excellence capabilities to provide stable yet transformative cyber domain services for Cloud Computing technologies, DIACAP/C&A/A&A/RMF(1-5) analysis and execution, as well as mitigation, transition, and planning support for cyber technologies.
“We’re proud and appreciative of the confidence NIWC has in our expertise and capabilities with this mission-critical cyber domain operation. We look forward to impactful contributions across the programs and systems that support and enable our warfighters, who are always our number one focus.” – Kelly Baldwin, Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations.
GRSi, a leading innovator in information technology and cybersecurity, announced today that it is expanding its executive team with the addition of Ricky Garris as Vice President of Strategic Growth. Ricky will bring tremendous value to GRSi’s leadership team, driving the future positioning of the company strategically and tactically for staying on the leading edge of technology, partnering, and innovation insertion. In this role, Ricky will directly oversee civilian portfolio capture, corporate positioning, and leverage his vast intelligence and defense experience in support of GRSi’s defense and intel portfolios.
Mr. Garris brings professional experience that covers the range of senior engineering and technical solutioning for clients like NSA, NRO, DIA, SPAWAR/NIWC, NOAA, GSA, and many other state and commercial organizations, in addition to executive leadership with roles as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and leadership positions in capture with hundreds of millions in awards and highly successful performance. GRSi has experienced record growth for over six straight years, including new record revenue in 2020 and launching into 2021 like a rocket into the mid-tier unrestricted market, and Ricky will leverage his vast experience in managing growth transitions into the mid-tier space and beyond.
“At GRSi we are always highly selective about our talent acquisition, always looking for the best of the best, and Ricky perfectly fits that goal. His background in engineering and technical delivery to highly demanding missions, coupled with his executive leadership in managing growth and strategic positioning, is exactly what we have been searching for. He’ll be a key part of our continued record performance as a large business that is committed to agility and innovation. He has the knowledge and passion we need to reach our next-level of services and offerings immediately.” – David Affeldt, President & CEO
GRSi is excited to welcome Kevin Humphreys to the team as Director of Finance. In this role, Kevin will provide an increased focus on the organization’s financial needs resulting from the amazing growth the company has seen in recent years. Working under the direction of the Vice President of Accounting and Compliance, he will perform and manage a team responsible for pricing, financial reporting/analysis, and customer invoicing, among other tasks.
Before coming to GRSi, Kevin held positions as Division Finance Lead and Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis for Dovel Technologies and CSRA/General Dynamics, respectively, where he led financial planning, analysis, budgeting, and reporting teams. He also led the overhaul of planning and forecasting and analysis models in addition to driving monthly close and reporting cycles and corporate analysis as a member of the planning design team. Kevin holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Eckert College.
“Kevin brings the experience we need to help us move forward as a mid-tier company. We welcome his ideas and look forward to benefitting from the support he will provide to the corporation and lines of business.” – David Kerbel, Vice President of Accounting and Finance.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected GRSi to provide enterprise telecommunications support services for the technical and administrative management of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Enterprise Telecommunications System environment. Under this scope of work, GRSi will drive technical and administrative management of the enterprise telecommunications infrastructure to include analog, digital, Voice Over IP (VOIP), and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) communication, among others.
The team will also support FLETC’s telecommunication systems hardware and operating systems, telecommunication systems applications, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations for the FLETC enterprise telecommunication environment. These operations will be conducted from the FLETC location in Glynco, GA.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with DHS and FLETC on their mission to provide training to state, local, rural, tribal, territorial, and international law enforcement agencies. We’re honored to support the teams responsible for guiding those who protect our homeland.” – Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director has chosen GRSi to help support development of innovations in its Executive Leadership onboarding. The team will assess and facilitate evolution of the onboarding process for senior leaders in the OD and carry that from basic orientation to more advanced and deep processing of roles and organizational structures of the OD that are impactful to the positions held by new leaders.
In addition, GRSi will provide active assimilation services by helping leaders understand the OD organizational culture and politics not only within the OD, but also with its relationship to NIH. This will include an accelerated executive integration process designed to quickly identify resources that bring leaders up to speed quickly through networking.
“We are excited for the opportunity to help new NIH leaders be as effective as possible, as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s our honor to be of service to some of the greatest leaders and minds in the health, research, and public service community.” – Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President.
GRSi is excited to be a prime contract awardee supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), the team announced today.
NMITS is the acquisition framework for delivering the full scope of IT services and capabilities to support NOAA-wide solutions for Line Offices, Staff Offices, and Corporate Services Offices. The GRSi team will deliver scalable and reliable cross-cutting services to meet the demands of increasing volumes and types of information.
“Our areas of expertise align us perfectly with this mission, and we’re honored for the opportunity to deliver these essential services to NOAA. I know this partnership will produce great results for the agency and GRSi well into the future.” – Dr. David Affeldt, President and CEO.
GRSi, a six-time honoree of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, announced President and CEO Dr. David Affeldt has been named by FedHealthIT magazine as one of this year’s FedHealthIT100 award winners.
The FedHealthIT100 honors those individuals recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology and Consulting Market. Nominated and chosen by their peers, some common themes among those who were selected include the desire and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, to go above and beyond, to drive innovation, and to give back to the larger Federal Health IT and Consulting community.
“I’m proud that the important work we provide to support our customers’ missions is being recognized by the IT community,” said Dr. Affeldt. “I want to thank FedHealthIT for this important distinction, which is a true reflection of our entire team at GRSi.”
Dr. Affeldt was named CEO of the Year in 2019 by the Maryland Tech Council, marking his second time as a nominee and recognizing him as a true business leader in Maryland’s technology industry. In addition, G2Xchange recognized Dr. Affeldt and GRSi as a top Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting firm in the Government marketplace for 2020.
Continuing growth at GRSi has placed new importance and focus on the world-class services the team provides to their customers and because of that, Dietrich Affeldt has been named Director, Technical Solutions & Delivery. In this role, he will provide enterprise technical solutions across all GRSi portfolios and programs, enhancing the delivery of mission-critical support to our clients and their end users.
Prior to this role, Dietrich served on the GRSi Leadership Team as Technical Project Manager, supporting GRSi’s internal IT initiatives as well as enabling excellent service delivery across our client-facing programs. Additionally, he actively supported technical programs across GRSi’s Civilian portfolio and has helped to bridge the gaps across all GRSi portfolios to leverage expertise throughout the organization to better support our clients and their missions. In addition to being a Certified Scrum Master, Dietrich also holds certifications in ITIL and Project Management best practices, among others. Moving forward, he will utilize his skills in Agile methodologies, DevSecOps, and Enterprise IT Operations to provide best practices and solutions designed to help meet the mission needs of their customers.
“Dietrich has been a valued part of our enterprise solutions delivery for many years and has earned the respect of his teams and colleagues. I’m excited work closely with him and see his vision take us to the next level of innovation.” – Diane Yarnell, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff.
The California Army National Guard (CAARNG) awarded GRSi with a new task order to provide records digitization as part of the ITES-3S IDIQ contract. Our team will perform records digitization and indexing from microfiche, film, and paper to avoid deterioration and loss of records. Digitizing the microfiche and film archive is critical to ensuring preservation of each record for service members and their families.
Operating within GRSi’s Defense Programs Division, this effort will utilize its offerings in defense, engineering, and technology services. The company will partner with TDEC, a HUBZone Small Business headquartered in Maryland that provides cost-effective solutions for labor-intensive functions, such as document management, administrative support, call center assistance, financial processing, and lockbox services.
“We immediately connected with this client and are committed to helping them accomplish this important mission.” – Kelly Baldwin, Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations.
Alongside GRSi as finalists for Government Contracting Company of the Year above $50M are CALIBRE Systems, Inc., CyberCore Technologies, Infosys and TISTA Science and Technology Corporation. Register for the live streaming of the Industry Awards Celebration on Oct. 13 to see who wins the award. Each year, the Maryland Tech Council Industry Awards Celebration honors the best in Maryland’s technology.
GRSi was awarded a new task supporting the Department of the Navy’s (DON) littoral combat ships (LCS) as part of the Seaport Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) IDIQ. Under this scope of work, the team will provide services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the DON ordering activities. The GRSi team will provide engineering and program management services in support of this critical and agile program of the DON across 23 functional area subcategories.
Operating within GRSi’s Defense Programs Division, this effort matches the company’s core offerings of engineering and technology services perfectly. “We couldn’t be more excited to provide these services to the Navy and support their mission to protect our nation’s shores. This multi-year effort will be an exciting partnership and will lay the foundation for even more opportunities and innovations in the future.” – Kelly Baldwin, Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations.
GRSi has taken another step forward by naming Kelly Baldwin as Vice President of Defense Programs and General Manager of NIWC Operations. Having been with the company since 2015, Kelly had already been running one of the company’s largest programs while also leading the platform integration business unit. His customer knowledge, expertise, and personality make him a perfect fit for this dual role.
Kelly’s accomplishments and career highlights are numerous, including the management of large and complex programs that provided him with a deep understanding of the customers’ missions. He will continue to base his operations from the company’s Charleston, SC office and work with the team there to offer system hardening, information assurance, and PKI/CAC/PIV integrations among others.
“Kelly is a fantastic advocate of the work we do, and he’s held in high esteem by myself and those around him. At GRSi, he has significantly contributed strategically not only in defense areas, but also overall in the company. I have no doubt he will not only succeed but help take us to a new level of service, collaboration, and innovation.” – Dr. David Affeldt, President & CEO.
In what continues to be a fantastic year of growth, GRSi is excited to welcome two important additions to our team. Jennifer Beal joined us as Vice President of Administration and John Graziano as our Corporate Communications Director. Both bring extensive experience and will partner with company leaders to support our programs so we can meet and exceed our customers’ expectations again and again.
We are excited to announce that GRSi has made Inc. Magazine‘s 2020 Inc. 5000 list. This marks the 6th time making the list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in the country. Our growth and success are the result of amazing teamwork and dedication to our clients’ missions. If you’d like to be a part of an award winning, benchmark setting, growing and fun culture, then please contact us today!