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

  • Quality – Delivering the Best, as Defined by the Customer (ultimately, the U.S. Warfighter)

  • Integrity – Keep our Word; Conduct Ourselves with Honor

  • Victory


  • 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
Treasurer and 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.

Kathy Talton
Kathy TaltonSecretary/VP of Programs/Quality Manager
Secretary and NSI Proposal Director since 2012, Kathy is a career Government Acquisition Professional and Integrated Program Team Lead, serving Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. She holds a BS in Management Development and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). She also founded her own Woman Owned Small Business, KALON.
Dave Davison
Dave DavisonVP for Business Development
NSI Business Development since 2016, Naval Aviator & Acquisition Professional, 18 years acquisition, including Class Desk and PMA for ACAT I / Joint Programs