We’re Growing

Smart & Agile

Toward Greater Success

We’re Growing

Smart & Agile

Toward Greater Success

Over Two Decades

Doing What We Do Best

We are CohesionForce, a veteran owned small business (VOSB) with over twenty-five years of experience developing and sustaining intelligent software solutions for advanced weapon systems.

We are proud of our reputation and the people that make it happen – the customers who rely on us, and the smart, exceptional men and women who deliver our mission every day.

Our SMEs are encouraged to push past possible and deliver results that are time sensitive, actionable, and innovative. In this way, our team delivers value and contributes to the success of the defense projects we serve.

“Our mission is what we do because we’re good at it. Our vision is the path we follow to leave the world a better place for future generations.”

– David R. Philips

Our Vision

Through our people, processes, and technologies, we enable teams of scientists, engineers, and educators to address the grand challenges of the 21st Century.

Our Mission

We enable teams to collaborate and solve complex problems.

We believe:

  • Engineering with discipline should be easy,
  • Systems should be fulfilling to use, and
  • Better systems are needed to solve the problems of tomorrow.

People Smarts

Our people are highly trained, educated, and experienced in what matters most to our partners and their missions. 

  • 77% of employees have a bachelor’s degree or above
  • 20% of employees have a master’s degree or above
  • 3% of employees have a doctorate degree

27% of our employees are Veterans

Superior Software Solutions

Our people have years of experience creating and/or modifying  products, processes, or services. Although our past is well established in advanced weapon system, our capabilities are broad and diverse.

  • Practical Application of Open Source Technologies
  • Model Driven Architecture
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Data Management & Visualization
  • Knowledge Management

Super SMEs

Our people have deep domain knowledge in a wide range of areas important to the design, development and sustainment of advanced weapon systems.

  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Tactical Data Links
  • Embedded Training
  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating System Porting
  • Artificial Intelligence

And So Much More





Our Core Values

These four core values are the pillars of our mission. 

Integrity is doing what is right. By acting with integrity, we reflect positively on the values and reputation of our company and its people.

Innovation is doing new things*. While we respect and encourage creativity, it is not enough. The answers we provide to problems must be actionable. Only then are they solutions. Only then are they innovative * Harvard Economist, Theodore Levitt

Collaboration is working together cooperatively with a freedom to speak up and listen with an open mind. When we collaborate with respect and equality, we are better, because each person or organization has knowledge and experience the other lacks. 

Learning is essential to our success and prosperity, both as individuals and as a company.  With continual growth, learning, and improvement, we will be smarter, more competitive and viable to our partners and customers.

Standards of Business Conduct

Our Standards of Business Conduct emphasizes the role that each employee plays in building trust, and the approach that should be taken in making decisions. When we apply these standards, we can move forward with confidence in our ability to make good decisions that build trust and empower our customers and partners. The bar is consciously set high for the following practical and aspirational reasons:

  • Our commitment to the highest standards helps us hire great people,
  • Recognition that our technical services affect the capability of weapon systems important to national security, and
  • Attract loyal partners and defense customers.  

Achieving our mission is only possible when people trust our company, respect our experience, and trust the quality of the services we provide

We Support Our


As a local small business, we realize the importance of community and local organizations that make a difference. They make Huntsville and the City of Madison a better place to live and work.  We are inspired by the talent, passion, and contribution of the people who work for CohesionForce. When you do business with us, we are able to turn around and support many great causes in and around Madison County. Here are some of the organizations we are proud to support.

We are proud to support Little Orange Fish, who’s mission is to increase awareness of available resources for behavioral, emotional and mental health care. We do this because we agree that “Feelings Are Real” and “Good health starts with a healthy mind”. For more information…

Community theater can create a community within a community. A place that is inclusive and welcoming to people…a safe haven for those seeking a non-judgmental group of like-minded artists who work together to create collectively.  For these reasons, we support Theater Huntsville and encourage you to check it out. For more information…

Through active memberships, CohesionForce supports Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association (HAMA), a nonprofit organization for aerospace business development professionals in the Tennessee Valley. HAMA provides an industry forum for organizing and promoting activities on important issues of common interest. For more information…

We are proud members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).  IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.  For more information…

Senior Leadership Team

David R. Phillips

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

James E. Sutton


Joni Hall

Chief Administrative Officer

Eddie Littrell

Chief Operations Officer

J Langley

Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Adamek, P.h.D.

Chief Science Officer

Carl Lindau

Chief Information Officer



CohesionForce, Inc.
101 Quality Circle
Suite 140
Huntsville, AL 35806



(256) 562-0600


(256) 562-0604

PUBLIC SERVICE – CFI employees shall act consistently with the public interest.

CLIENT SERVICE – CFI employees shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of the client and their customers consistent with the public interest.

EXCELLENCE – CFI employees shall ensure that their work and behavior products meet the highest professional standards possible.

INTEGRITY – CFI employees shall maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgment.

LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT – CFI managers and leaders shall subscribe to and promote an ethical approach to managing the development of work products and services. willingness to give others authority and responsibility to make decisions

GROWTH OF PROFESSION – CFI employees shall advance the integrity and reputation of their respective profession.

TEAMWORK AND FAIRNESS – CFI employees shall be fair to and supportive of their colleagues.

PERSONAL GROWTH – CFI employees shall participate in lifelong learning regarding the practice of their profession and shall promote an ethical approach to the practice of the profession.