Decisive Analytics Corporation – Why Work For Us?


DECISIVE ANALYTICS, an employee-owned company, provides solutions to complex problems. As a respected leader in our industry, we support the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and commercial customers. We have been honored with The Washington Business Journal’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013;, Diversity Business’ Top 100 Companies in Virginia in 2011 and 2012; the Washingtonian’s Great Places to Work award for 2007, 2009 and 2011;the Tibbetts Award for excellence in Small Business Innovative Research programs; Volt Awards Leaders in Technology in 2012; Arlington Green Games Silver Award in 2012; Top Contractor according to Federal Times 2012. DAC was honored with these awards, which reflect our hard work and dedication to our customers as well as our family-friendly and community-involved culture.

DECISIVE ANALYTICS provides a wide range of services and products. Our Intelligent Technologies sector integrates engineering, mathematics, physics and artistic talent to provide our customers with highly technical support in the area of decision support and optimization. Our Analytical Technologies Sector provides products to help a variety of government and commercial clients analyze large amounts of data accurately and find the relationships and sentiment contained in the body of data, allowing for informed decisions when dealing with vast amounts of seemingly unrelated data. Our Engineering Services Sector supports clients across the Department of Defense in systems engineering, assessing all major acquisition programs for the DoD as well as providing for the development of logistics policy development and life cycle management. The sector also provides support to the DoD in cyber security engineering. In addition we support real world defense missions and related training needs for the Missile Defense, Joint Programs, the Army, and Missile and Space Intelligence. Our International Services Sector provides support to selected U.S. government organizations to help them meet their national security needs, while also working with U.S. and international companies in expanding their defense-related business to facilitate viable global partnerships.

We believe our collective abilities are the reason for our success. We continue to be innovative and agile, providing solutions for success to our customers and offering cutting edge technologies as we solve our customers’ complex problems. Focusing not only on technical work, we also emphasize social responsibility through our charitable contributions and our efforts to support our community at large.

With our strategic plans, we aim to grow our business, yet we maintain our superior support to our loyal clients.




The Vision of DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is articulated in Our Purpose of why we are in business, Our Values which provide our operating principles and Our Core Strategy which implements our Purpose and Values.

Our core strategy

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is an employee-owned company whose strategy is to be the most sought after source of superior technical services and integrated products to solve difficult problems in those markets where we have a:

  • Passion for Performance, and
  • Competitive Advantage, and
  • Significant Financial Return

We are employee-owned to provide the motivational link between the individual and our enterprise. In addition to the pride in ownership associated with our corporate structure, we diligently ensure that our employee-owners who are responsible for our outstanding performance and growth receive the financial rewards consistent with their efforts.

Our strategy is focused on being the very best at what we do. Our employee-owners create rigorous solutions that are recognized by our clients as unsurpassed in meeting challenging requirements and exceeding expectations. In our markets clients always choose us over our competitors and we are clearly acknowledged as the industry leader for superior problem solving technical services and integrated products in those markets.

We provide analytical solutions to markets where we have:

  • The collective passion for providing a solution to a given functional or organizational problem set. This passion establishes our total dedication to our clients and drives a self motivation to attain success.
  • The ability to formulate problem solving services and products which are recognized as truly superior. We will continue to use the zeal, skills and experiences of our employee-owners to define our future business goals and devote our resources to maintain our superior performance.
  • The capability to earn acceptable profits while remaining fully consistent with our corporate values. Within this balance of profit and values we strive to focus on opportunities which maximize the financial return to our employee-owners.


Our Purpose

 We develop analytical solutions to complex problems.

Our Values

People Come First
As employee-owners, every individual shares in the success of our enterprise. We strive to provide challenging, meaningful and individually satisfying work while respecting each individual's personal responsibilities. Our primary investment of company capital is devoted to our people.

We Are Dedicated To Customer Satisfaction
We guarantee a total commitment to our customers' requirements and expend all possible energy and resources necessary to support them.

We Are Focused On The Long Term
Our policies foster long-term growth, foregoing short-term gains when they conflict with our long-term direction.

We Are Socially Responsible
As a company, we participate in charitable and community activities while supporting individual employees in their charitable endeavors.

We Never Compromise Quality
We set and self-enforce standards of performance requiring true superiority across all of our operations.

We Never Compromise Integrity
We are committed to absolute honesty, period.


Who We Hire


DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is an engineering company specializing in providing analytical solutions to complex problems. We provide high level expertise aligned to functional areas which all involve delivering cutting edge analytical services and products. We value your past experience here at DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation and appreciate the knowledge gained in your past endeavors. Bringing together various backgrounds enriches our ability and helps us deliver exceptional performance to our customers. Our variety of government customers covers a wide range of expertise which allows for diversity in job opportunities. If you are looking for the next step in your career, consider DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation.


As a veteran, employee-owned company, DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation appreciates service to our country and the military men and women who have served. We help our government customers within the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Intelligence Agencies on many projects that relate to national security. If you are looking for the next step in your career, consider DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation.


As a recent college graduate or intern you may be looking for meaningful work, the latest technology, and a positive company culture. If this is attractive to you, consider employment or an internship with DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation. We provide opportunities for new grads and interns to expand on your academic education and continue to grow in areas that are of interest to you. We support a variety of customers providing cutting-edge technology that makes a difference. If you are looking for a solid company to get started and grow your career, consider DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation.

Corporate Citizenship

At DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation, our company values connect with our commitment to serve our community. We participate in charitable and community activities while supporting individual employees in their charitable endeavors.

Here is a highlight of some of our efforts:

  • Donations to Wounded Warriors
  • Care Packages to Troops
  • Annual Giving Tree
  • Tsunami Relief
  • Haiti Relief
  • Alabama Relief
  • Food Drives
  • Clothing Drives


DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is an employee-owned company founded in 1996. We understand that the success of our company is directly linked to the success of our employees. We hire intelligent, driven people who are motivated to do their best work for themselves, team, company, and customers they support. One way in which we reward our hard-working employee-owners is through a generous profit sharing plan. As an employee-owned company our business practices, decisions, and state of the company is shared openly with our employees. Ideas and opinions are not only welcome, but encouraged. Throughout our offices nationally we coordinate a variety of activities to bring employees together as well as employees and their families together.


As an employee-owned company, we offer a fully comprehensive suite of benefits. A noteworthy and distinguishing factor in our employee-owners quality of work life is their participation in the governance of the company. We operate with an “open book” corporate culture where our employee-owners have access to corporate data and provide input to significant corporate decisions. This aligns corporate policies and culture with the collective aspirations of our people.


DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation embraces an inclusive culture that utilizes that diversity to generate superior solutions for our customers and continue to develop a solid future for the company. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What employees are saying about DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation:

“Ensures quality work environment. Solid company growth plan that will provide continuous employment opportunities. Always ensures that we have the right tools to do a quality job.”

“Offers employee ownership which pulls everyone together to a common goal. DAC provides great work. The company solves hard problems and the work is challenging and meaningful. Announcements whenever we win a contract which recognizes company-wide those who participated in the win.”

“A company that capitalizes on my skills and interests to allow me to make a difference.”

“Focus on supporting the employees. Our leaders are always sending information on current benefits, bonuses and job advice to promote the employee. Focus on the family feel. There is no superior / junior mentality in the office. Everyone feels like they can go to and rely on anyone in the office.”

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    DAC is a great place to work. Intelligent co-workers, stunning HQ, and the opportunity to work on some excellent projects. Your experience will depend on why your manager is. The benefits including 401k contribution are extremely generous. Employee ownership is a huge draw as well. Technical skills are definitely a key asset working at DAC so if you have the drive and opportunity to go beyond just doing your job you will be recognized.


    If you are interested in management, I am not sure if the opportunity will present itself. Most of the managers have been with the company since its inception.

    EOs on client site tend to have different experiences and have a different outlook on the company.

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    good work. identify future managers and let them know they are valued.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Decisive Analytics Corporation (Arlington, VA).


    Started with a phone screening with a few members of the group I was applying to join. Questions were non-technical and were more aimed at gauging if and why I was interested in the job, and my prior work experience. A day or two later they called back to schedule a full day interview that included meeting one on one with various team members, managers, and HR. Was required to give a half hour technical presentation. Questions from team members and management were generally non-technical in nature. Was given plenty of time to ask any questions I had and was able to meet with a broad range of people. They sent me a job offer a few days later.

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Decisive Analytics Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Top Workplaces, Washington Post, 2014
Top Business in Virginia, Diversity Business, 2014
Top Privately-held Business in the US by Diversity Business, Diversity Business, 2014
Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2014
Top 10 Engineering Firms, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION (DAC) is an employee-owned company specializing in providing analytical solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1996, DAC's core ideology is to bring together highly talented and motivated individuals to form an organization that provides superior, innovative technical contributions to all endeavors in which we participate. We deliver our... More

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    DECISIVE ANALYTICS recently achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) level 2 status. An appraisal at maturity Level 2 demonstrates DECISIVE ANALYTICS’ proven process to support large scale, high quality software projects based on well managed company best practices and procedures. Level 2 rating reflects the use of an important industry designation that ensures customers receive high quality services from the organization