AASA Inc. is a small innovative business

Since 2001, AASA has served Government and commercial clients including several Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Commerce, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and others.

AASA holds GSA Schedule 70, which in addition the general IT SIN, includes the Health IT and Electronics Records Management (ERM) SINs. AASA also holds a Master Order Agreement (MOA) prime contract for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) eFAST program.

AASA has provided cutting edge technology services in the areas of biomechanical modeling and simulation, scientific computation, as well as IT support including Cloud support, Software Development, and Electronics Records Management. We have also participated in multiple DOD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants.

More recently, AASA has been working on an innovative technology development in Light Communication (also known as Li-Fi), which has a wide range of applicability, including many health-related use cases. AASA is accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, and is currently in the final audit stages for CMMI Dev Level III & ISO 15489 for Records Management.

Rabih Tannous

Rabih Elie Tannous, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. Tannous founded AASA in 2001 to serve Government and Commercial clients with a clear focus on innovation and practical business applications. Under his leadership, AASA has sustained a steady growth year over year and expanded into development of advanced visible light communications.

Prior to AASA, Dr. Tannous has held senior engineering positions with the National Highway Transportation (NHTSA), BAE Systems, among others. He was instrumental in upgrading the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 and he is also a renowned expert in survivability analysis of Armored Vehicles.

Dr. Tannous holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University.

Message From Your President

I’d like to thank you for visiting us. We are here ready to earn your trust as our customer. Our services and products are always centered around usability, scalability, and practicality of technology within your business.

This is our vision. It has been and will always be a crucial requirement since opening for business in 2001. I’m thrilled to continue the journey we have started with our existing partners and clients, and look forward to bringing our innovation, technology and solutions to new ones.

Dirar Hakeem

Co-Founder & Vice President

Dirar’s emphasis is on maintaining the vision of the company and ensuring continued growth in existing area, as well as introducing new innovative technologies. Dirar has over 30 years of business and technical experience, including leadership, management, and technical roles.

Prior to AASA, he has worked for small and large companies both domestically and internationally including tenure at Fortune 500 companies such as MCI, KPMG, and IBM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the George Washington University and industry certifications including CCIE, CISSP, and AWS Solutions Architect.

Woody Tannous

VP of Business Development & Partnerships

Woody has over 20 plus years of experience in business, technology and C-level executive positions (local and International) with Fortune 500 companies.

A Systems Engineer with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) complemented with an extensive Industry experience in Telecommunication (Fixed /Mobile/Li-Fi), B2B2C- Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Systems Integration, Cloud Privacy & Security, and Smart Cities.

Marc Tannous

Marketing & Media Analyst

Marc is enrolled in the Business Information Technology major at Virginia Tech. Marc has two years of online promotional experience including social media promotion and creative design. Marc is currently involved in the Virginia Tech Cedars of Lebanon and Pamplin College of Business leadership programs. He will be graduating in 2024, planning on concentrating in Data Support Systems.

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