FTI History

FTI History


uring 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.

  • 1985

    1985 - FTI was founded

    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.

  • 1990
      to 1995

    1990 to 1995 - FTI expanded its offerings

    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.

  • 1996

    1996 - Military Space and ISR were expanded

    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.

19851990 to 19951996