How It All Began

Naval Systems, Inc. (NSI) was incorporated as a Maryland corporation in January 2004 and began operations on February 1, 2004.  Since its founding, NSI has envisioned an efficient and far-reaching business operation that supports and promotes the mutually-reinforcing, multi-domain aspect of a Navy/Marine Corps team operating jointly with other U.S. forces and with allies around the world to protect and defend American interests and ideals.  NSI is headquartered in Southern Maryland with offices adjacent to naval installations at Patuxent River, Maryland; Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia; Cherry Point, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; China Lake, California; and personnel working at locations throughout the United States and overseas.


Core Values


The customer defines quality.  There are many dimensions of quality, such as durability, strength, reliability, fitness for use, responsiveness, speed of delivery, consistency, agility, adaptability, aesthetic appearance, and perceived value relative to cost.  The determination of which of these and other qualitative considerations are most important in any particular circumstance is made by the customer, not us.  We deliver superior quality by meeting the CUSTOMER’s needs and priorities better than anyone else.


We tell it straight and keep our word.  That’s integrity.  With integrity generally comes such character attributes as loyalty, dependability, steadfastness, candor, truth, endurance, trustworthiness, and moral courage and leadership in times of crises.  It defines our character.


Teamwork means subordinating self to the collective success and contributing to that success as best we can, regardless of individual credit.  We are all on many teams and each of us is ready and able to lead or support a team, as required.  We respect and value our teammates.  We do not offend one another, but build esprit de corps and focus any offense on the enemies of the United States of America.


Success, or “Victory,” is an outcome, our end.  But it is also a means, a guiding principle, in that we believe in success; we understand that victory belongs to us.  We expect victorious outcomes.  And for us, winning means that we, more than anyone else, help our customers succeed, help our Warfighters survive and win.


  • Provide our uniformed warriors the support they need and deserve in order to sustain, fight and win our nation’s wars

  • Employ innovative solutions that enable timely and efficient delivery of critical combat capability.

  • Respect and promotie the inherent dignity and unique capabilities of every individual.

Leadership Team – Experience Across the Spectrum of DoD Systems Development, Acquisition & Life Cycle Support!

Ed Rule
Ed RulePresident/CEO
NSI Owner/President since 2004, Ed is a career Navy Supply Corps Officer and Acquisition Professional who served on Program Office, PEO, and Navy Secretariat staffs before entering private industry. Mr. Rule holds an MBA and BBA degrees with deep experience as DoD Analyst/Consultant, Strategic Planner, and Company Executive.
Diana Waldorf
Diana WaldorfTreasurer/COO/Contracts Administrator
NSI Director of Operations since 2005, Di is a career industry Contracts Specialist and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Dave Davison
Dave DavisonVP for Business Development
NSI VP of Business Development since 2017 with 34 years of DOD experience. Naval Aviator and Acquisition Professional with 19 years of acquisition, engineering and logistics support to ACAT I domestic, international and Joint programs. Has held multiple Class Desk and airworthiness positions as well as Title 10 authority as ACAT I Program Manager. Mr. Davison holds a MPA, B/S in Electro-Optic Physics, DAWIA Level III Certification in Program Management & Systems Engineering and is an Independent Technical Evaluator (ITE) for International Airworthiness. Founded his own Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Davico LLC.