text-history A path focused on expansion of capabilities.


The company's roots are in mechanical engineering and today that is still what separates CTI from other contractors. The company began when a government representative requested mechanical engineering support from the founder. Over time the company has been building a complete solutions company:

  • 2014 – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) acquires CTI
  • 2012 – CTI acquires Black Oak Technology Group, Inc. – strengthening our Cybersecurity expertise
  • 2012 – CTI takes minority ownership in Onyx Government Services
  • 2010 – CTI acquires Q.E.D. – RF Engineering, Communications and Signals Expertise added
  • 2007 – Systems Engineering added
  • 1999 – Software Engineering added
  • 1993 – Electrical Engineering added
  • 1974 – Model Shop added
  • 1970 – Machine Shop added
  • 1967 – CTI began performing Mechanical Engineering

MacB Acquires CTI

On January 27, 2014, MacB acquired CTI. We now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacB, reporting to Mark Chadason, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s National Security Group. Joining MacB increases our ability to offer solutions to a broader set of customers who will benefit from our unique operational technology solutions.

CTI acquires Black Oak Technology Group, Inc.

In August 2012, Black Oak Technology Group, Inc. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTI supporting cybersecurity work at Ft. Meade for information security and computer network operations. With the addition of Black Oak, CTI provides onsite technical leadership and deep software development expertise to the US Government.

CTI expands technology reach into Cybersecurity!

Commonwealth Technology Innovation, LLC (CTI) has assembled a team of highly-experienced information operations specialists to provide offensive and defensive software reverse engineering, embedded software development, exploit generation, and cybersecurity research capabilities to help deter, defend and defeat the ongoing cybersecurity threat to our national computing infrastructure. This new capability allows CTI to offer "software-based solutions" to complement our "hardware-centric ISR solutions" for our discriminating Federal Government customers. CTI's technical reach now covers the entire end-to-end data collection process from initial data capture, computer system command and control, network routing, to data delivery and presentation over mobile, desktop and network computing platforms. CTI is now uniquely positioned as a provider for both hardware and software reverse engineering and cyber solutions.

CTI Makes Strategic Investment in Onyx Government Services, LLC.

In January 2012, CTI has taken a minority ownership position in ONYX Government Services, LLC, located in Fairfax, Virginia. Onyx (www.onyxgs.com) is a Service-Disable Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) data management company specializing in applications and data integration to provide decision-ready information to Command and Control (C2) and Decision Support Systems. Onyx provides Software Engineering expertise with a focus on Service Orientated Architecture, COTS & database integration, and Agile Application Development for the Defense, Intelligence and Security Communities. With CTI’s experience in the “art of collection” and Onyx’s experience in data integration/fusion and visualization, we can collectively provide a unique end-to-end hardware and software solution for presenting actionable intelligence, which can be leveraged in Geospatial data applications, Threat and Risk analysis, commercial Supply Chain analysis, and other logistics-based applications.

CTI acquires Q.E.D. Inc.

In September 2010, CTI acquired Q.E.D. Inc. to expand our unique services and solutions offerings in antenna and RF circuit design, RF propagation, link analysis, and signal detection along with specialized software skills.

CTI plans to continue adding new engineering and manufacturing capabilities through acquisition, hiring and training in order to continue building a complete solutions company, while remaining more nimble than our competition.