Celebrating Innovation

A History of Innovation

In 1989, NCI was founded with a simple vision: to develop and use the most advanced information technology (IT) to solve real-world problems for our federal customers. Since then, the IT industry has grown by leaps and bounds—and so has NCI.

As NCI looks to the future, the company has set its sights on the exciting new possibilities presented by NCI Shai®, our AI framework that helps our customers by Scaling Humans with AI. NCI is rapidly growing its AI capabilities and leading the way in bringing AI solutions to the federal government.



“As we look to the future, the needs of our government clients—and the humans who work in these agencies—will be at the center of everything we do.”

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Accelerated Growth

2017 was a landmark year at NCI. In August 2017, NCI was acquired by H.I.G. Capital. The partnership has set us up for accelerated growth and development of new premier services in agile software development, AI and more.

Expanded Capabilities

In 2015, we completed another exciting acquisition when we brought Computech into the fold. Computech gave us expanded capabilities in agile software development, IT systems modernization, application management and more

Scaling Humans with Artificial Intelligence

In 2018, we introduced the world to our AI solution, NCI Shai (Scaling Humans with Artificial Intelligence). NCI Shai is an AI platform that works alongside people to empower and scale human potential and help our clients achieve their missions.

Trusted Partner

65% of our employees are positioned with customers.


81% of employees have a DoD Secret clearance or higher, with 12% being top secret.

Long Term Partnerships

In 2016, NCI won $87M Recompete of CERT Program for CMS. Marking a 16-year history with customer!

NCI acquired AdvanceMed

NCI acquired AdvanceMed in 2011. AdvanceMed helps U.S. federal agencies reduce improper payments by fighting fraud, waste and abuse in entitlement programs

NCI Cares

NCI Cares has hosted the Backpack Drive every summer for the last 3 years. In 2019, NCI donated 220 backpacks filled with school supplies- far from our first goal of filling 25 backpacks in 2017.

Trusted Partner

The night of October 19, 2001, NCI staff was part of the planning team to support relocation of the U.S. House of Representatives, which was evicted due to the discovery of Anthrax in House Buildings. All NCI employees at the Government Accounting Office received letters of appreciation from the house of representatives.

NCI Cares

Did you know? You can obtain funds for a charitable event in which you are participating! NCI Cares was created to support causes closest to your hearts by providing contributions on behalf of employees who participate in or volunteer for fundraising events for tax-exempt charitable organizations.

First IDIQ

In 2003, were awarded our first full and open IDIQ (indefinite delivery indefinite quantity) vehicle with the U.S. Army ITES-1

NCI’s first contract!

NCI’s first contract was with Health and Human Services

Multiple Industry Awards

In 2010, NCI won 9 industry awards including Washington Technology Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors, Forbes America’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies and Forbes America’s 100 Best Small Companies.

2010 Revenue

NCI crossed over the $500 million revenue mark in 2010, reaching a then-record revenue of $581 million.


NCI acquired PEO Soldier in 2008, as well as achieved CMMI Level 3 status.

Military Friendly Employer

Currently, 358 of NCI’s 1065 employees are veterans.

Power Players Top 25 8(a)

NCI’s first industry award came in 1995 as being one of Power Players Top 25 8(a) companies To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.


NCI was one of the original 15 Department of Homeland Security EAGLE II awardees in 2013 Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) is a multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, specifically designed as the preferred source of information technology (IT) services for the majority of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) enterprise infrastructure and initiatives.

Long Lasting Traditions

NCI has held 22 company chili cook-offs!

NCI Rings the NASDAQ bell

NCI rang the bell to celebrate it’s listing on the NASDAQ in 2006. 19 employees and family of employees were in attendance.

PEO Soldier

On October 22, 2015, NCI was awarded a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract valued at $211 million to provide agile acquisition, systems engineering and logistics services for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier.

NCI Ink Newsletter

Starting in 2016, Department News was launched to deliver weekly updates to employees regarding various internal communications.

Initial Public Offering

NCI went public as NCIT the morning of Monday, October 24, 2005.

Long-Term Customer Relationships

The U.S. Army has been a customer of NCI’s for 28 years.

NCI Cares

NCI employees have participated in various charitable events including the Polar Plunge Winter Festival, Operation Homefront: Backpack Drive, Plaza America Family 5K, Food Drives, and Clothing Drives.

Top 100

NCI landed on the list of Washington Technology’s Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors 11 years in a row starting in 2005.


Over our 30-year history, we've celebrated a lot of milestones. In June 2007, NCI celebrated the acquisition of Karta Technologies and welcomed almost 400 employees in 25 locations across the US.


We're proud of the awards and recognition NCI has earned over the years. In 2010, NCI won NINE industry awards, including Washington Technology's Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors, Forbes America’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies and Forbes America’s 100 Best Small Companies.


Over the last three decades, NCI has helped our federal clients with dozens of sensitive and secret projects for defense, homeland security and more. That's why 81% of NCI employees have a DoD Secret clearance or higher, and 12% have a Top-Secret clearance.