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Decisive Analytics Corporation Overview
Arlington, VA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
$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 ... Read more

Mission: 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 complex problems in those markets where we have a Passion for Performance, Competitive Advantage ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're Hiring! Do you have an active DoD clearance with an acquisition background and ACAT I program experience? We are looking for several outstanding Systems Engineers to join our team in Alexandria, VA. Visit for current job openings or contact for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • DAC's Alison Smith-Renner to Host ExSS Workshop at ACM IUI 2019

    Decisive Analytics' Alison Smith-Renner will be hosting a workshop on Explainable Smart Systems (ExSS) at the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2019 conference in Los Angeles on March 20th. This workshop will bring together researchers in academia and industry who have an interest in making smar

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Decisive Analytics Corporation – Why Work For Us?


DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is a small to medium sized 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 industry-leading analytical products and services to the Department of Defense, other government agencies and commercial businesses. We have offices in Crystal City, VA, Huntsville, AL, Colorado Springs, CO, Dayton, OH and San Diego, CA.
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation has been honored to receive many impressive awards including:
Business Areas:
  • Systems Engineering:
    • Land / Combat Systems
    • Communications
    • Fixed-wing
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • Space & Missile
    • Radar
    • Ships / Submarines
  • Analytic Technologies:
    • Java development
    • UI / UX
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Video Analytics
    • Cloud Computing
    • Machine Learning
  • Acquisition & Supply Chain
  • Space & Missile Defense
  • Cyber Security
  • Geospatial
  • International Support
  • Media Integration


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


Experienced Professionals

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.


College Graduates/Interns

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 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.


Quality Policy

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation and all its employee-owners are dedicated to client satisfaction and continual improvement of our Quality Management System (QMS).  We solve complex problems and strive to provide our customers with solutions which are recognized as superior to our competitors.  We continue to improve our offerings and internal processes with a focus on accountability and compliance to all applicable requirements.



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.

Why Work Here?

  • Solve complex problems
  • Work with a talented team
  • Support high-level customers
  • Work for a company who serves the community
  • Work for a company who cares about their people
  • Support our government and warfighters
  • Work with cutting-edge technology
  • Positive culture with a small company feel

Decisive Analytic's Intern Experience


DAC’s unique internship opportunity provides the opportunity to participate as part of an integrated team through the full software development life-cycle, deploying software for real-time military, intelligence, and commercial applications.

“The bar is set high for our interns and each year we have been impressed with how they meet or even exceed expectations.  Like any other employee they produce results that are client facing and have even resulted in patentable technologies,” says Dr. James Nolan, Vice President of Analytical Technologies.

Each software engineering intern works on separate projects before presenting their findings to the company at the end of the summer. The projects include automatically identifying objects from imagery and video, developing new language processing capabilities, and analyzing social media. 

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  • As a small company, employees have the opportunity to interact with co-workers and have visibility within the organization
  • Open book corporate culture where employees have access to corporate data and decisions
  • Company sponsored events – holiday parties, luncheons, state of the company meetings with employee recognition, sporting events
  • Give back to the community via donations to wounded warriors, care packages for troops, annual giving tree, disaster relief, food and clothing drives
  • Credibility working for DAC, known as a company with highly regarded employees
  • Beautiful HQ location in Arlington, VA (Crystal City) – top floor, rooftop access with gorgeous views of DC, state of the art media integration, foosball table, gym in the building and rooftop yoga sessions


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    I have been working at Decisive Analytics Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)


    Benefits and comp packages are very competitive, facilities are top-notch, strong management


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Decisive Analytics Corporation Photos

Decisive Analytics Corporation photo of: 2018 Holiday Giving Tree
Decisive Analytics Corporation photo of: Giving our interns one final test before they return to class in the fall
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Decisive Analytics Corporation photo of: Meet our 5 bright young interns for Summer 2018
Decisive Analytics Corporation photo of: Taking a break from their individual projects, our interns engage in a little friendly competition
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Decisive Analytics Corporation Interviews



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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    I applied in-person. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Decisive Analytics Corporation (Arlington, VA) in January 2013.


    Fast and efficient - started with a phone screen which took about 30 min - after that discusssion we seet up another meeting in person - it was a couple of hours we discussed the environment and things that needed to get done - i already had some good ideas...that helped

    Interview Questions

    • asked many technical questions about me, my background, my skills, and relay how i thought i could help.   1 Answer
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Decisive Analytics Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Great Places to Work, Washingtonian, 2017
  • Best Places To Work, Washington Business Journal, 2017
  • Top Business, OMNIKAL, 2017
  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2016
  • Best Places To Work(Small Company), Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, 2015
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