Behind the Name

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest, large galaxy to the Milky Way Galaxy and is one of the most recognizable features pictured in the universe. “Closest” is a relative term, as Andromeda is about 2.5 million light-years away. Although Andromeda is 1.5 times bigger than the Milky Way, it is visible to the naked eye only in a moderately dark sky, usually only available these days in small towns and isolated areas, away from sources of light pollution.

Andromeda appears quite small as only the center part is bright enough to be seen. If the entire Galaxy were visible it would appear roughly the same size as a full moon. In the next 3 billion years, the amount of Andromeda visible to the plain eye will grow as it hurtles toward the Milky Way at about 186,000 miles per second. When these two colossal star groups collide and form a new gigantic elliptical galaxy, it will be a testament to the will of nature that extends far from our own earth and a huge reminder that the universe is forever changing.

We chose the name Andromeda for our company because it represents the driving ideals and principles behind our corporate philosophy.

Andromeda represents an easily recognized object that challenges us to learn more about it by pushing the limits of our current technology and our understanding of the universe. Andromeda challenges us to think in terms much larger than we are used to, outside the norm or, to paraphrase a cliché, to “think outside the box.”

Andromeda signifies how change is inevitable and that change can sometimes have an enormous impact on our small, comfortable world. Andromeda evokes a vision of future exploration and the expansion of technology, compelling us to provide solutions beyond the norm.

At ASI, we recognize change is happening, sometimes at light speed, and by embracing change we can use it to your advantage. In essence, ASI is named after a magnificent place in the universe, which will someday reveal secrets unimaginable to conventional thought.

Chronology & Benchmarks

2005 Established in Virginia Beach, VA
2006 Acquired Coding Technology Solutions Inc.
2007 Opened Jacksonville Office in Orange Park, FL
2008 Opened Havelock Office
2009 Opened Patuxent River Office
2010 Earned ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Kobelski Addresses Congress
Achieved Inc. 500 Ranking (272)
Awarded NAVSEA first prime SeaPort-e Task Order for PMA-273
2011 Achieved Inc. 5000 Ranking (940)
Opened San Diego Office
Awarded NAVAIR’s AIR 6.7 FRCSW Support Contract
Awarded NAVAIR’s AIR 6.7 FRCSE Support Contract
2012 Achieved Inc. 5000 Ranking (1,751)
Awarded GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract PES 871
Opened Crystal City Office
Awarded first F-35 JPO Support Contract
2014 Awarded US Army Corp of Engineers for Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) and condition monitoring Contract
Opened Oklahoma City Office
Achieved  Inc. 5000 Ranking(1910)
2015 Achieved Inc. 5000 Ranking (2093) for sixth straight year
2016 Achieved Inc. 5000 Ranking (4085) for seventh straight year
Awarded NAVAIR 6.6 Multiple Award Contract (MAC)