FTI History

     FTI was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in May of 1985 by Mr. Lavon F. Jordan, and Mr. Joseph S. Hashem. The company spent the first five years servicing the Air Force aircraft community predominantly via its second office in Dayton, Ohio. From 1990 to 1995, FTI expanded its offerings, increased the win rate in Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and established a core business base in space systems. During the next four years, a powerful set of IT offerings were developed, and Military Space and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) were expanded as core business elements. Throughout this period, FTI was building up a set of automated tools to help the DoD make more informed decisions.  From 2000 through 2005, in an effort to create synergy and market focus, numerous business areas were refined and consolidated, while FTI strategically acquired compatible companies. FTI has also developed four mature products that are synergistic with our core business service offerings, all of which are in high growth areas. In July 2004, FTI spun-out Commercial IT as a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTI.

     During its more than 30 year history, FTI has steadily developed its sterling reputation and goodwill, in the highly competitive arena of government support, the backbone of the Company. Being ever responsive to changing economic and political situations, has resulted in diversification into military space systems, information technology services, and homeland security projects. FTI has evolved from their 1980's focus of primarily providing services for the Air Force, to now supporting nearly every branch of the DoD and more.  These services are then supported by an impressive range of FTI developed, and other best-of-breed software products.

     Once the products matured and adapted to a broad range of clients needs, FTI aligned with client organizations that sought access to these services and products, especially via Phase III SBIRs.  Today, FTI is blessed to have incredibly talented staff, supporting proactive clients, that recognize FTI as a Trusted Source for using Innovation to deliver Informed, Productive and Secure Decisions, and Solutions.  Our suite of Operational and Life Cycle Decision Aids enables our talented staff, and subcontractors, to empower our customers to a new level of confidence, in the critical decisions that define their organizations. The Sole Source contracting that is a fundamental piece of Phase III SBIR Law, enables FTI and its partners, to become an integral piece of our clients' organization.  This unique combination of employees, clients, and innovation has caused FTI to grow over 150% in the last 24 months. (July 2016).