History & Milestones

Honored as the first Department of Defense Mentor Protege sponsored by the United States Army CECOM Software Engineering Center.

Starks Industries Inc. and its Mentor company, Advanced Systems Development, Inc. (ASD) have developed a long-term partnership that centers on meeting Department of Defense (DOD) and Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) mission requirements and capability gaps consistent with the intent of the Army Mentor Protégé Program (MPP).  The ASD/Starks Industries team has pursued joint business development strategies and solutions to support the DOD and CECOM mission. ASD CEO – Richard Bennett started ASD as a small business over 40 years ago and is committed to the ASD/Starks Industries relationship. He is actively involved in joint business pursuit and development of Starks Industries.


Oct 2014
Incorporated in Maryland
Jan 2015
Moved Headquarters to Washington DC
Feb 2015
Certified SBA HUBZone
Aug 2016
Oracle OPN Gold Partnership
Aug 2017
Certified MDOT Small Business Reserve
Sep 2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner
Feb 2018
Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)
Apr 2018
Approved DOD Protégé (Army) Participant
Aug 2018
Certified Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LDBE)
Mar 2019
AWS Competency Partner
Dec 2019
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Aug 2020
GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)
Feb 2021

Cyber 2.0 - Cyber Defense in a Constantly Changing Environment (BEYA)