50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016

Delivering High-Quality, Best-in Class Security Solutions to Large Scale Enterprises: Open Systems Technologies Corporation


“Headquartered in Gainesville, Virginia, USA, Open Systems’ capabilities include supplying federal/city government entities and private businesses with software development, scientific and engineering technical assistance, systems integration and enterprise security.”

Open Systems Technologies (OST) Corporation is a technology solutions company, specializing in high-end security solutions for large-scale enterprises. It is an expert in providing an extensive range of techniques and methodologies to support clients with best-of-breed solutions.

The company was founded in 1996 on the basic principle of providing the highest quality IT/Engineering solutions to Federal and Commercial clients. Since its inception, Open Systems has been a leading provider of thought leadership, project management and best of breed implementation services. In the Dot-Com era, it worked with Freddie Mac to achieve initial operating capability of an Enterprise Java Based Platform to be used to develop and deploy applications across the companies’ various financial areas. The company was also instrumental in building out the first capability for Web Access Management framework for Freddie Mac, externalizing the Enterprise Security Framework to a COTS product. Most recently, it has been involved with the evolution of legacy Large Government Systems in the building out of software micro-services on both .NET and Java Platforms, to make them accessible from modern Internet Browsers on desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and iPads.

Open Systems Technologies is positioned to serve both Commercial and Large Government organizations in the areas of ITIL process development and management; large scale software design and implementation; virtualization of software resources to reduce data center footprints; and enterprise security solutions to reduce operational risk and improve security posture.

Owing to its dynamic, talented, over-achieving, customer focused, and flexible work force which includes the best of engineering talent from around the world, the company was ranked #901 out of 5000 fastest growing private companies in the USA by in 2015. Open Systems anticipates to make the top 500 this year based on its 2015 revenues.

High Quality Solutions
“We supply solutions of the highest quality that go beyond the customer’s expectation. We do this by understanding organizational objectives, and then using the best-of-breed solutions to match a client’s needs,” said Tom Truitt, CEO.

OST is constantly looking at supporting clients with technology insertion strategies to verify from a budget and technical perspective if change is warranted by the investment. One of the challenges is the hype surrounding Cloud based technology, which generally requires a higher start-up cost when you consider the environment operational challenges of moving to a totally different technology universe.

The Differentiating Factor
The company’s main differentiator factor is the quality of its work; the skill level of its employees; and their passion to deliver results quickly to clients. “Our employees are very serious about the future and how technology changes can advance profit margins and increase customer support for the benefit of our clients.  Almost 90% of our company possesses management and/or technical certifications in their field of endeavors to ensure that the client gets the best recommendation and product service the first time around,” specified Tom.

Service Offerings
Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Identity and Access Management, Intrusion Detection and Monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring, and expert level Programming Services are the main areas where Open Systems offers its services. The company’s service platform provides the breadth and depth of skill that can evolve with organization needs as it relates to the operation of the specific business.

The Open Systems team is able to build out a customized, client focused solution that meets the goals and budgets of organizations while always looking out for the future.

Key Clientele
Open Systems Technologies Corporation works with large organizations that need specialized thought leadership in the planning, analysis, testing, and maintenance of large software based systems. “We have most recently worked our way into supporting New York City in the deployment of a new major contact/call center using Avaya technolgy. We continue to support large government organizations in the areas of engineering analysis, project management, full life-cycle analysis, and implementation services in the support of various business objectives,” said Tom.

Active Government clients include US Army, US Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Manpower Data Center, US Treasury,

Government Service Administration, Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Department of Veteran Affairs and New York City. The major ative Commercial clients include Northrop Grumman Corporation, Oracle Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Engility Corporation, ManTech Corporation, and DHA Group, Inc.

Focus Areas
The company is currently focused on providing a variety of technological solutions services to a number of large-scale business and government enterprises, including cloud computing and virtualization, identity and access management and host based intrusion detection and monitoring. It also offers clients, monitoring software assets and application performance monitoring solutions.


Meet the CEO –Tom Truitt
Truitt founded the company in 1996 and served as the company’s first President. In December 2004, he once again assumed the responsibilities as President. He was instrumental in evaluating, recommending, and procuring the products necessary to build the corporate technology infrastructure. He has over 25 years of Information Technology experience and has worked in many technical management capacities for the following companies and government institutions: Citibank, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, T. Rowe Price, IBM, MBNA America, Lockheed Martin, LORAL, Westinghouse, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, General Dynamics, NASA, Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Army, US Department of Veteran Affairs and Health Care Financing Administration.

Truitt is married to Diana Truitt, OST Managing Partner, and is the father of two beautiful young women, Mary and Ginny. He worships weekly at Battlefield Baptist Church.

“We are passionate about offering superior results to each client seeking only the best in information security. This drives us to ensure every solution from OST has the mark of quality and specialization we are known for.”