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.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Dr. Steven Omick
As Chairman of the ARS Board, Dr. Omick brings over 28 years of research and executive leadership experience in the private sector and defense and intelligence industries. He holds B.S., M.S., and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering, and has led research programs and is published in the field of computational electromagnetics.
Dr. Omick served as President of Vencore Labs, a leading provider of research in cyber security, advanced networking, data analytics, machine learning, mobility, and radio frequency communications. Dr. Omick was also President and CEO of Rincon Research Corporation, a leading provider of digital signal processing products and engineering services for the U.S. Government Intelligence Community.
Vice Adm. Bert Calland, US Navy (Ret), and former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), contributes a critical perspective to the ARS Board. Having commanded at all naval levels and led US Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) in critical pre- and post-9/11 years (July 2000-August 2002) prior to his appointment to the CIA (2005-2006), Vice Adm. Calland brings forty years of experience with various military programs to ARS.
Vice Adm. Calland supported CACI International Inc., fulfilling Executive Vice President and Operating Group Manager roles. He retired in September 2014. A graduate of the US Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, Vice Adm. Calland also earned a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
L. William Varner is the former President of ManTech's Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions group. Before joining ManTech, he was Vice President and Executive Director of the Intelligence Operations Unit at Northrop Grumman-TASC, which specialized in highly technical engineering and operations support to the intelligence community.
Bill has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from
Purdue University, and a Master's of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic University.