Monica Joseph

Joe Kopfman

David Barnes

Byron Johns
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ALEX-AMERICAN SYSTEMS was formed between ALEX – Alternative Experts, LLC, and AMERICAN SYSTEMS through the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) approved Mentor-Protégé program.  Each company brings a wealth of intellectual capital, relevant information technology expertise, technological implementation experience and a track record of highly effective and efficient program management. Our joint venture (JV) will provide government clients with access to a SBA-approved 8(a), Small Woman and Minority (SWAM) owned business, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the breadth of experience and capabilities of a larger organization.  The ALEX-AMERICAN SYSTEMS Mentor-Protégé was approved by the SBA on 17 July 2009.  Despite the relative newness of the joint venture, the two companies have maintained a close working relationship for over 20 years.

ALEX – Alternative Experts, LLC (ALEX)

professionals shaking hands Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, ALEX is an established provider of managed services across functional disciplines that include Design & Technology Integration, Logistics and Operations and Management Support Services. Our team specializes in identifying and providing technical talent for mission critical programs, while providing industry best practices for the management of those programs. ALEX is a participant in the SBA, 8(a) Business Development Program, and is also a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), and certified 8(m).


AMERICAN SYSTEMS' HQ BuildingAMERICAN SYSTEMS is a multi-functional, large size company with 35 years of IT experience, an outstanding reputation for effective Program Management, quality service, and proven processes. As one of the largest systems integrators in the Washington, D.C. area (11th place on the most recent Washington Business Journal’s List of IT employers, and Contractor of the Year for our revenue category at the 2007 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards), we have the capabilities and experience to conduct a full range of IT design, development, and implementation efforts. We provide systems engineering and professional technical services (e.g., requirements validation, and software testing); full lifecycle software development; infrastructure design and installation; IT systems design, implementation, integration, and nationwide rollout; production of integrated telecommunication switching cabinets and data racks; and creation and delivery of training services and products. An employee-owned company, we had revenues in excess of $230M in 2009. Our ~1,350 employee-owners are located in 18 offices nationwide, including our corporate headquarters in Chantilly, Va.

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