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Darkblade Systems
Member Since: 2014 
420 West Jubal Early Drive
Suite 204
Winchester, Virginia 22601


Kyle McKuhen

President, Co-Owner:
Fred Starkey

Director, Program Manager:
Roger Kriegshauser

Business Focus:
Darkblade Systems Corporation is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing scientific, engineering, technical, operational support, and training services to Federal government and Commercial clients. Engineering specialties include development and design services for hardware and software systems fulfilling the mission needs of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities. Operational services include full spectrum project and program support, including planning, training, management, and technical evaluation. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our team represents the highest quality specialized services for each client's unique operational and technical requirements. Darkblade provides highly-experienced, cleared professionals who are experts at the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies. Darkblade Systems is based in Northern Virginia with personnel supporting Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DOD) customers in CONUS and OCONUS locations. Darkblade leadership is comprised of prior military intelligence and special operations personnel with diverse complex operations experience. Many Darkblade employees have served proudly in the U.S. Military, and all continue to support the military and intelligence communities in their civilian efforts. Darkblade maintains presence in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Core competencies include: Applications Development (Android / Mobile Apps / Software Engineering) Counter-IED (CIED), CREW, and EOD Support Cyberspace, Computer Network Operations (CNO), & Information Assurance (IA) Deployment Support (Field Service Representatives -- FSR's) Engineering Services Electronic Warfare (Full Spectrum Support) Foreign Language Support (CONUS & OCONUS) Operational and Field Support (CONUS & OCONUS) Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) Project & Program Management Research & Development SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) Analysis / Operations / Training Software Engineering Technical Writing / Technical Manuals / Documentation Support Technology Evaluation / Testing & Evaluation (T&E) Training Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM) Unmanned Platforms (Integration, Operations, Testing, Training) Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI)

Darkblade Systems Corporation offers clients highly experienced and specialized professional expertise in Engineering, Operations & Intelligence, and Cyber, Computer Network Operations (CNO) & Information Technology functional areas.

Darkblade's personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies. With a staff of highly specialized, fully cleared professionals, the Darkblade team strives to represent the quiet professional approach to project success and growth. Across these core areas of expertise, Darkblade Systems provides successful consulting in a) PMP-certified portfolio, program, and project management, b) advanced and relevant training services, and c) innovative technical support.

Engineering specialties include development and design services for hardware and software systems fulfilling mission needs of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Operational services include full spectrum project and program support, including planning, training, maintenance, management, and technical evaluation. Our Engineering team specializes in:

Analysis of Alternatives
Cyber / Electronic Warfare (EW) Convergence
EW & Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
Equipment Design & Integration
Research & Development
Reverse Engineering (Hardware & Software)
Systems Engineering
Testing & Evaluation
Unmanned platform integration (Air / Ground)
Through our Operations & Intelligence expertise, Darkblade Systems works closely with the Department of Defense (DoD), military services, as well as other National Level intelligence agencies and partners to provide senior expertise across an array of technical intelligence efforts. Darkblade professionals have represented dozens of projects worldwide, serving as operational and technical subject matter experts and deployed Field Service Representatives (FSR's), serving in these specialties:

Counter IED & EOD (Full-Spectrum) support
Direction-Finding and Geo-location systems
Electronic Warfare (Fixed-Site, Mobile, Mounted) operations and training
Expeditionary Communications (sophisticated signals, advanced & satellite comms)
Fixed-Site and Force Protection capabilities
Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) surge support
SIGINT (Analysis, Operations, Surveys, Training)
Tagging/Tracking/Locating (TTL)
Unmanned (Operational & Training support)
Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI)
Darkblade Cyber & IT professionals specialize in software development, systems integration services, and offensive and defensive services to the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Darkblade consultants provide expertise over multiple operating systems, hardware platforms, software languages, and system architectures.

The Darkblade team specializes in:

Computer Network Operations (CNA / CND / CNE support) & Cyberspace Support
Information Assurance Operations
Internet of Things (IOT)
Network Engineering
Penetration Testing (C|EH)
Unmanned platform integration with Cyber (offensive / defensive)

DOD & Intelligence Community Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Night Vision, Air Force, Commercial Cyber, Legal Expert Witness Support, Pentagon

Access to Contract Vehicles:
Multiple DOD & IC Vehicles. GSA Seaport DOTC C5 OTA's MPO

SDVOSB, VOSB, PMP, CMMI Level 2, DOD 8570 Certs

Small Business Status:
  • Small Business
  • Veteran Owned
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned
Business Categories:
  • Accreditation/Certification
  • Acquisition Management
  • Analytic Services
  • Analyzers
  • Antenna Technology
  • App Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biometric Products/Services
  • C3I Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communications Systems
  • Consulting
  • Cyber
  • Decision/Proposal Support
  • Detection/Identification
  • Direction Finding
  • Drones/Unmanned Systems
  • Education
  • Electronic Support
  • Electronic Support Measures
  • Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Electronics Design
  • Emergency Communications
  • Engineering & Technical Support
  • Field Engineering
  • Frequency Hopping
  • Global Positioning System
  • Ground Support Equipment
  • HF Radio
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Security
  • Intelligence Support Systems
  • Intelligent Networks
  • Internet Technologies
  • Management Services
  • Manpack Radios
  • Mission Planning
  • Mobile Communications
  • Modeling/Simulation
  • Multichannel Radios
  • Navigation/Guidance Systems
  • Network Management
  • Networking Technologies
  • Night Vision Systems
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Passive EW Systems
  • Product Installation & Maintenance
  • Professional Services
  • Radio Direction Finding
  • Radio Monitoring Systems
  • Radio Receivers
  • Recording Devices
  • Recruitment/Placement
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Robotics
  • Rugged Systems
  • Satellite Communications
  • Secure Communications
  • Security Assessments
  • Sensors
  • Signal Analysis
  • Signal Processing Systems
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Space Communications
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Systems Engineering/Technical Assistance
  • Systems Integration
  • Tactical C2 Systems
  • Tactical Data Systems
  • Tactical Radios
  • Telecom Equipment/Services
  • Telecom System Design/Engineering
  • Tempest Products
  • Test and Evaluation Equipment
  • Threat Assessment
  • Tracking Systems
  • Training
  • Transceivers
  • Transmitters
  • VHF Systems
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Wireless Communications

NAICS Industry:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • 811310 - Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
  • 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services
  • 611420 - Computer Training
  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541618 - Other Management Consulting Services
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541614 - Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
  • 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
  • 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • 561320 - Temporary Help Services

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