Specializing in Risk-Based Mission Assurance Services

Who We Are

ADS is a federally certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) (certification #12-491) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), headquartered in Baltimore, MD with client-site offices located throughout the United States. We specialize in providing high impact and high value risk-based mission assurance consulting services to public and private clients alike.

Mission Statement

With every assignment, it is ADS’s mission to partner with its clients to deliver enduring products and services designed to both meet regulatory requirements, and to fundamentally improve organizational performance, capabilities, and culture. We seek to understand the client’s organization in its entirety, from the most senior executives to the most junior front-line employees, across each department, and across each role and responsibility. Using this holistic approach, ADS is able to provide risk-based products and services that account for the organizational uniqueness of the client and the departmental, procedural, and hierarchical similarities and differences therein.

The ADS Difference Includes


Risk-based services approach proven to be more easily implemented, useful, and effective


Emphasis on delivering the highest quality products to meet our client’s needs


Technical expertise paired with keen business acumen


Thought leaders in the practice of system safety, hazard risk management, and fire / life safety consulting


Highly qualified degreed engineers serving the public and private sectors


Safety professionals certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, World Safety Organization, and US Department of Transportation


Security clearances and credentials to support the high value, strategic, security sensitive programs


Expert qualifications in the Public Transportation, Aviation, Space, and Defense industries

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We are proud to be working on a series of projects. Some highlights include: managing the Safety Program for HART, the largest and most technologically advanced rail transit system currently under construction in the US. We are also the prime of the $10 Million MTA On-call Safety Contract. Learn more.

Nicholas Bahr

Operational Risk, Safety and Resilience Global Leader
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Author of “System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment, a Practical Approach”

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with ADS and their founding partners for nearly twenty years. They possess expertise in providing risk-based mission assurance services across multiple industries and business sectors.”


ADS offers a wide range of risk-based mission assurance consulting services including system safety and system security engineering, reliability, availability, and maintainability engineering and analysis, systems engineering, Safety Management System (SMS) assessment, development, implementation, and training, and fire / life safety consulting services to both public and private clients.

Take a look at our Services and Clients page to learn more about what we offer.

Our Pledge to You

It is our core belief that safer systems cost less and safer organizations deliver more. With every assignment, ADS partners with its clients to deliver enduring products and services designed to meet regulatory requirements, and to fundamentally improve organizational safety performance and capabilities. It is our pledge and commitment to each of our clients to deliver the highest quality and best value products and services possible.