Applied Research Solutions (ARS) is a growing small business serving the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. We deliver the ideal combination of Small-Business Agility with Large-Business Ability to provide the expertise, responsiveness, and commitment to ensure mission success. We specialize in providing fully-cleared professionals, low density/high demand skill sets, and subject matter experts to solve our customers’ most significant challenges. ARS is your trusted partner for all your technical service needs.

Managing Partners

Kevin Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan is Managing Partner at ARS and brings a breadth of experience in operations and strategic business development to the leadership team. He establishes and manages the current ARS $1B+ sales pipeline across a diverse set of current and target client markets. Mr. Sullivan’s large and small business experience and acumen has proven invaluable to the ARS culture as it has evolved since inception in 2012. He has worked diligently to establish the corporate business base of prime and subcontracts through a mature business development capture process, resulting in the valued base of GSA OASIS Small Business prime contracts, GSA IT-70 and PSS Prime Schedules, and several other multi-year DoD contracts within the current ARS portfolio. 


Prior to ARS, Mr. Sullivan held leadership positions with MacAulay-Brown, GRACAR, General Dynamics, and served in the US Air Force.

Gary Wittlinger

Mr. Wittlinger is Managing Partner at ARS and brings a wealth of experience from large and small business entities. He has led organizations across disparate geographies from Dayton, OH to Denver, CO; Richmond, VA; Suitland, MD; Vienna, VA; Augusta, GA; Hawaii; Germany; and the United Kingdom. Mr. Wittlinger manages the ARS portfolio of business across the spectrum of the Intelligence, Cyber, Logistics, and Information Technology/Software Development technical domains. He has been a critical contributor to the stand-up and successful development of the company into today’s corporate entity, inclusive of major GSA Contract Schedules such as OASIS Small Business and GSA IT-70 and PSS Prime Schedules, as well as other ARS prime and subcontracts with diverse DoD customers.

Prior to ARS, Mr. Wittlinger has held leadership positions with MacAulay-Brown, GRACAR, CACI, and IBM.