Member Spotlight: Research and Development Solutions, Inc. (RDSI)

What is your company’s history?

RDSI is a professional services company performing a wide range of engineering, technical, training, monitoring and program & fiscal management services, solving problems for the Government, Public Safety and Commercial Innovation customers. Since its inception in 1989, RDSI has developed into a relied upon, multi-disciplined technical engineering partner with an established reputation for quality, agility, sound business practices and professional ethics. Over the years, RDSI has made substantive investments in highly qualified people, process improvements and technological advancements to provide an increase in overall productivity, reductions in total lifecycle costs while maintaining today’s complex weapon systems amid an environment of limited resources.

RDSI is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) employing more than 80 team members who are dedicated to the delivery of products and services our customers and teammates are proud of while providing our team members with a professional work environment they will value during their careers. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, RDSI has branch offices in Middletown, Rhode Island; Pawcatuck, Connecticut; and San Diego, California.

What services and/or products does your company provide?

As a respected member of America’s Defense community, RDSI pioneered Electronic Warfare (EW) training and simulation with EWPro™ for the US Navy and recently launched EWPro 20/20 further innovating and solving modern challenges the warfighter continually faces often in uncharted environments. Additionally, the company continues to develop and refine its proven MRTS-ES (Multi-purpose Reconfigurable Training System for Electronic Warfare Support) system and is currently upgrading Submarine Training facilities with modern improvements.

RDSI offers product and service support in the following areas: Systems Engineering; Design and Integration; Test and Evaluation; Training Solutions; Shipboard Fabrications and Installation; Program and Financial Management; Logistics and Configuration Management; Lifecycle Support Sustainment; Advanced Technology Design and Integration; and New Technologies and Material Applications.

When working with RDSI, your project receives the right mix of resources and skills to enhance program outcomes, ongoing cost evaluations and reductions and continuous innovation to deliver customer satisfaction.

Why do you consider membership in SENEDIA valuable?

RDSI’s Membership and long relationship with SENEDIA is essential to maintain connectivity with thought leadership and innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity and defense technologies. SENEDIA provides the link to valuable information about the future needs of the Navy, especially for a small business with limited resources looking to expand its relationships within the local defense environment. SENEDIA’s workforce and internships programs have been of tremendous benefit to RDSI helping us maintain the needed interest and synergies required to compete in the southeastern New England defense sector.

If a company wants to do business with yours, whom should they contact?

We welcome collaborations and conversations to best meet customer’s needs. Feel free to reach out to:

John Evans, President, j.evans.rhode@RDSI.com

Robert Siegel, Vice President, r.siegel.rhode@RDSI.com