2003 Fast 50

25: QSS Group Inc.
Location: Lanham, Md.
Annual growth rate: 0.726134429
2002 Revenue: 224,656,228
2001 Revenue: 153,971,851
2000 Revenue: 93,740,488
1999 Revenue: 36,210,082
1998 Revenue: 25,305,796
Leadership: Frank Islam, CEO
Number of employees: 1,250
Website: www.qssgroupinc.com
Lines of business: Aerospace engineering and IT services
Major customers: NASA, NOAA, Energy, Coast Guard, Defense Department, HUD
Major contracts/projects: QSS Group, a small, disadvantaged business in aerospace research and development, is working on the NASA Ames Research Center Computational Sciences Research and Development Services contract. The company provides technology support services in automated software engineering, neuro-engineering, autonomy and robotics, collaborative and assistant systems, and aviation surface technology.