25 Years of Serving Our Clients and the Public Good

Noblis is a dynamic science, technology and strategy organization dedicated to creating forward-thinking technical and advisory solutions in the public interest. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. The roots of our company go back to the 1940s.

The idea that would become Noblis grew out of research labs and the belief that great ideas and collaboration supported by science and technology can solve the biggest challenges facing our government, our nation and the world. Noblis was created in 1996 to be more agile and responsive to the changing landscape of government contracting – something we continue to strive for today.

Over the years, we have grown through acquisitions – nearly quadrupling in size since our founding and broadening for national security, defense and intelligence missions. To meet our clients’ evolving needs, we have added expertise and capabilities in areas like autonomous systems, aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, space systems and cybersecurity.

In 2021, Noblis celebrates our 25th anniversary. We are proud of our accomplishments and the impacts we’ve made to client missions. Our work in the early years was cutting edge for its time, but progress never stands still. While we once helped demilitarize chemical weapons, now we’re helping track down cyber criminals. In 1996, we were advising defense and military clients on environmental remediation around facilities; now we’re helping them to create energy-efficient and environmentally sound sustainable infrastructures. In the early days, we worked with clients to implement enterprise-wide infrastructure for landlines; now we’re helping them transition to secure, cloud-based networks and solutions. Early support for our transportation clients involved highway policy research, but that has expanded to digital air traffic management communications and autonomous connected vehicle technology.

Noblis’ history also includes significant recognition as a top workplace and an ethical company. We have made the list of Washington Post’s Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area every year since its beginning in 2014. We have also been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies numerous times by the Ethisphere Institute. View all our awards.

As our sphere of endeavor grows, our mission and values remain the same. We save lives and improve and protect enterprises by enabling our teams to deliver trusted scientific, technical, engineering and operational know-how and solutions. To secure our future and achieve our aspirations, our goal is to achieve a growing and diversified work mix in the civil, intelligence, homeland security and defense sectors and to achieve a revenue target of $500M by 2025. For the best of reasons.

Our employees have dedicated their efforts to protecting our national security and enhancing the services delivered to our Citizens.

Scientists and engineers collaborate in the earliest days of the company.
Noblis top forensics expert examines images of fingerprints.
Noblis CEO and Board of Trustees Chairman cut the ribbon at the opening of the first Noblis Innovation and Collaboration Center (NICC) located at the company's former headquarters in Falls Church, Va.
This commemorative diamond artwork was custom-made especially for Noblis’ 20th anniversary.
Noblis employees "sign the sign" in preparation for the company's move from Falls Church to Reston, Va. in 2016.
Noblis ESI employees "sign the sign" for the Chantilly office after the subsidiary was acquired in 2012.
In 2013, Noblis opened our Center for Applied High-Performance Computing in Danville, Va.
The NICC in Noblis' Reston HQ improved upon the original space with even more collaboration space and our research labs where employees and clients alike can collaborate.
The Noblis life sciences lab located at the company's headquarters in Reston, Va.
Noblis teams work on challenges in cybersecurity and more in the Noblis Internet of Things (IoT) lab.
Experts in the Noblis forensics lab analyze data from shoe prints, blood spatter patterns and more to help law enforcement clients and inform national standards.
Noblis CEO announces that we made the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces list for the sixth consecutive year in 2019.