8 Successful Black-Owned Engineering and Tech Firms Across the U.S.


Adams Communication & Engineering Technology, Inc. 

Adams Communication & Engineering Technology was founded in 1999 by CEO Charles Adams. The company, headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, specializes in defense and intelligence solutions for the federal government.

The bulk of its annual $161 million revenue derives from contracts with various federal agencies. ACET has done work for the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Defense Health Agency.




This Black-operated firm was created in 1987. According to their website, the company supports the “U.S. government with electromagnetic capabilities and sensor integration.”  SENTEL is headquartered in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, SENTEL  has an estimated 500-plus employees working in various locations around the globe.  The company provides support for military communications and weapons systems. Their highly trained engineers predict and resolve electromagnetic compatibility issues on ships, aircraft, land vehicles, and at fixed sites. The company has contracts that are estimated at $87 million.

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