61. Advanced Systems Development Inc. (ASD) - Black Enterprise

61. Advanced Systems Development Inc. (ASD)

Advanced Systems Development Inc. (ASD) provides information technology (IT) solutions for government agencies across the country. Founded by Richard L. Bennett in 1979, ADS specializes in IT infrastructure engineering and installation, helpdesk/call center services, conference center support, and strategic planning.

The Arlington, Virginia-based company is one of only 72 General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Small Business contract holders. The Alliant Small Business contract provides: infrastructure, application services, and IT management services.

Corporate partners include Booz-Allen Hamilton, Cisco, IBM, L-3 Communications and Microsoft among others.  Sales for the company were in excess of $74.1 million in 2008—up 27% from the previous year.