Company Milestones

Sentar was founded in 1990 by Peter Kiss, who remains heavily involved on a daily basis as Chief Visionary Officer. Peter and his team created Sentar to provide specialized, high quality cyber security, system engineering and analysis. Today, those initial offerings have grown into a wide range of Process, Research, and Intel services, along with highly-advanced software technology development. Below is a list that highlights many Sentar milestones since our inception:

  • In 2017, Sentar was named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” list of top employers in SC second year in a row.
  • In 2017, GSA awards Sentar four highly adaptive cybersecurity services special item numbers.
  • In 2017, Sentar was awarded the Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering and Technology Integration Small Business Multiple Award Contract (MAC) by SPAWARSYSCEN PAC, a potential $30.7 million contract with an $18.1 million base value over three years, with an option of two additional years of performance.
  • In 2017, Sentar continued pattern of growth by hiring David Huchette as VP of Intelligence Programs.
  • In 2016, Sentar's research & development division appraised at CMMI Level 2.
  • In 2016, Sentar, Inc. highlighted in WHNT "Defending America" report by WHNT anchors, Steve Johnson and Jerry Hayes.
  • In 2016, Sentar was named to the 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, positioned in the top third on Inc.’s exclusive list.
  • In 2016, Sentar ranked 12th on the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” list of top employers in SC, in the small/medium employer category.
  • In 2016, Sentar was awarded GSA contract, allowing federal, state, and local government agencies the ability to purchase Information Technology Professional Services from Sentar on the GSA IT 70 Schedule.
  • In 2016, the U.S. Army awarded a $504 million ceiling vehicle to Sentar, along with their team of other government contractor partners, to support its Design, Development, Demonstration, and Integration (D3I) Domain 2 program.
  • In 2016, Sentar received a GSA award to provide the United States Army’s Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) with Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CS/IA) services.
  • In 2014, Sentar was awarded over $31 million in multiple task orders under SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic ICO Preferred Pillar Contract.
  • In 2014, Sentar was selected as prime contractor for $8.3 million task order award under Space and Naval Warfare Systems Atlantic Integrated Cyber Operations (SPAWARSYSCEN ICO) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Navy Medicine Information Systems Support Activity.
  • In 2014, Sentar was awarded the $1.3 billion Navy SeaPort-E Multiple Award Contract along with partners Barling Bay and TGMe covering services supporting Information Assurance, R&D and Engineering Tasks
  • In 2013, Sentar was awarded a five year, $18 million Information Assurance / Cyber Security contract for the Army Material Command (AMC) / Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) CIO's G6 office
  • In 2013, Sentar was awarded a five year, GSA Professional Engineering Services Schedule
  • In 2013, Sentar received the Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 2 Certification
  • In 2012, Sentar received its Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification, as conducted by an approved Small Business Administration (SBA) Third Party Certifier
  • In 2012, Crosstalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, published an article authored by three Sentar Sr Analysts on "Cyber Mission Resilience: Mission Assurance in the Cyber Ecosystem"
  • In 2012, Chris Peake, a Sentar Sr Analyst was selected to present on Cloud Security Risks at the 2012 Cyber Endeavour Conference, held in Monterey, CA
  • In 2012, Sentar analyst Brian Tanner, along with his alumnus colleague, UAB Forensics Research Director Gary Warner, were both recognized by FaceBook, along with a $250,000 award to the university, for their efforts in discovering and isolating Koobface, an adware and traffic referral malware that created one of the most prevalent botnets in operation
  • In 2012, Sentar partnered with Auburn University and Licht Strahl Engineering to further develop and test it's Polymorphic Malware Detection Unit, using predictive Data Modeling techniques for automated detection of dynamically evolving and zero-day malware. This work resulted in a significant new methodology for Sentar's malware analysis technology, originally created for the DARPA Cyber Genome project.
  • In 2011, Sentar released its Mobile Deployable Cyber Defense System, a DOD-compliant solution for rapidly deploying a hardened network boundary protection system with survive-ability and resilience
  • In 2011, Two Sentar employees each received a "Software of the Year" award by NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center for the development of their Microsoft Sharepoint-based Knowledge Management system
  • In 2010, Sentar was awarded a Phase II Small Business Initiative Research contract to further develop penetration testing of software code
  • In 2010, Sentar was asked to join the Dynetics MITS team to provide advanced IT and Web support services to the Marshall Space Flight Center
  • In 2010, Sentar was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop technology for assessing the risk of integrating open source and other third party libraries and source code into a large development project.
  • In 2010, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) created the Cyber Genome project, stemming from Sentar's initial proposal and subsequent R&D results
  • In 2009, Sentar proposed, and was awarded, a new malware analysis and classification research initiative, based on the human genome project, to DARPA. This was the genesis of Sentar's advance malware similarity assessment and analysis technologies (Codenamed ViEX & BAT).
  • In 2009, Sentar employee, Deborah Williams, was selected to work with presidential level committees working on our national cyber security policies
  • In 2009, Sentar was selected by Sparta to participate as the primary R&D and Technology provider on developing the National Cyber Range for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This program is part of the Comprehensive National Cyber security Initiative -- a government-wide effort to increase the nation's cyber defense(s).
  • In 2009, Sentar acquired and relocated to a larger corporate building, including a state-of-the-art computer network defense lab and Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) within Huntsville's Research Park
  • In 2008, Sentar developed its Information Assurance Risk Assessment methodology
  • In 2008, Sentar was awarded a SBIR Phase II contract from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to further develop its software framework for scanning and detecting malicious programming in software. This research resulted in the development of Sentar's VeriScan Static Application Security Testing technology (now called KnoRisk).
  • In 2007, Sentar released its AccrediScan DIACAP STIG audting toolkit for Information Assurance professionals
  • In 2007, Sentar was awarded a Small Business Initiative Research Phase II contract to further develop the capabilities of its Active Resource Management technology
  • In 2006, was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract involving supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, such as those used to manage electrical power grids, water treatment and distribution, oil refineries, and pipelines. This is the genesis of Sentar's SCADA security R&D knowledge domain.
  • In 2006, Sentar created its Active Resource Manager (ARM) technology for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to monitor and integrate data from an extensible set of industry-standard, network management resources, cyber-defense sensors, and executable policies
  • In 2006, Sentar was awarded its first contract involving Information Assurance from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • In 2005, Sentar developed one of the industry's first out-of-line Computer Network Defence Analysis platforms
  • In 2005, Sentar developed one of the first farming crop management systems using GIS-based "prescription field mapping" for GoInTime.com -- still in use today
  • In 2004, Sentar was awarded its first "process improvement support" contract
  • In 2002, Dale Brown was hired as Executive Vice President of Operations, Huntsville
  • In 2002, Sentar started the development of their KnoWeb-based advanced cyber security system
  • In 1999, Bridget Abashian was hired as President of Sentar
  • In 1995 Sentar developed and currently holds two patents related to advanced decision support and knowledge management system called KnowledgeWeb (KnoWeb®)
    In early 1995, Sentar was awarded a research contract for “Fault Tolerant Cooperative Intelligent Agents” from Rome Labs. This was the genesis of Sentar’s KnoWeb® technology.
  • Sentar was founded in 1990