Harry (Pete) M. Howton; Joseph G. Swick; Roy L. Reed, Jr.; and David Crawford founded Kingfisher Systems, Inc. as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in 2005. Prior to the creation of Kingfisher, Howton and Swick were the CEO and President of Grayhawk Systems, Inc., respectively, which was subsequently sold to ManTech International Corporation. Kingfisher started as a company focused on providing both professional and Information Technology (IT) services in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
In 2005, Kingfisher Systems, Inc. acquired WJB Associates, which had approximately 15 people operating in the Intelligence Community. This became the basis upon which we built and expanded our business. At the same time, Kingfisher Systems, Inc. won our first significant contract as one of among 40 companies who were awardees on the General Services Administration (GSA) Government Wide Acquisition Contract for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VETS GWAC) vehicle to provide Information Technology services to the U.S. Government.
By 2009, Kingfisher Systems, Inc. had grown to more than 45 people with contracts with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI); Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI); Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); and other agencies. In 2010, Kingfisher Systems, Inc. began supporting the U.S. military and international forces in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Today, Kingfisher Systems, Inc. employs over 200 employees supporting the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Defense Logistics Agency. Additionally, we support the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other other Federal agencies and organizations.