Company Background

NAVSYS is a growing, respected firm providing high-quality technical products and services in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis, and software design. NAVSYS has a standing commitment to provide high-quality products and services to both governmental and commercial customers. The company provides specialized GPS products and services for customers by leveraging core technologies, unique technical expertise, innovative engineering approaches, a strong work ethic, and high standards of excellence. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown, NAVSYS is dedicated to promoting the use of GPS in a wide variety of commercial and military applications.

NAVSYS offers services in three primary areas: Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation Systems, and Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Systems. The company actively participates with a number of organizations in the design and development of GPS-related product lines. The success of NAVSYS can be attributed directly to the highly-skilled engineering staff utilized on each project. This highly-qualified technical team possesses experience in a variety of areas. Dr. Alison Brown, the company president, has over 25 years of experience with GPS and INS applications. Other senior staff members possess similar qualifications.

In addition to our headquarters in Colorado Springs, NAVSYS has a second location in downtown Salida, Colorado, in the historic Twitchell Building, which also hosts the Salida Business incubator promoting high tech development and stimulating interest in STEM careers in rural Colorado.

GPS Innovations

NAVSYS’ area of technological expertise is described as "PNT innovations" – the use of advanced technology and novel system architectures to improve on conventional GPS equipment and methods for specific market applications and for assuring precision PNT operation in the event that GPS is unavailable. The technology that has been developed is broad and is protected by both patents and trade secrets. NAVSYS is leveraging its technology base through a combination of product sales, service operations, and licensing.

Corporate Structure

The company is organized into two internal divisions: the R&D Division maintains corporate responsibility and is focused on continued research activities; the Product Division is responsible for promoting product sales based on prior research activities.


Alison K. Brown, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer

Karen L. Barworth, Chief Financial Officer


Board of Directors

Alison Brown, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board

Dr. Brown is the founder of NAVSYS and has been the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1986. Previously, Dr. Brown worked at Litton Industries.


James Armor, Director

Maj. Gen. Jim Armor, USAF (Ret), is the Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Space Systems & Services, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) where they develop and deliver small, responsive satellites and related engineering services. Prior to joining ATK, he was the founder and CEO of The Armor Group, LLC, providing consulting support to strategy, development, and operations of space systems. He served 34 years in a variety of command and staff positions on Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) space programs, including Director of the GPS Program and Director of Acquisition and Operations for Signals Intelligence. He also served as the Director of the National Security Space Office before retiring in January 2008.


Jim Dalrymple, Ph.D., Director

Following a 20-year U.S. Air Force computer scientist career, Dr. Dalrymple was employed by Oracle Corporation and TKC Technology Solutions as a Technical Director and Program Director providing IT consulting services. He previously served as NAVSYS Vice President for Programs and Engineering and Senior Program Manager at ITT Exelis.


Ted Wright, Director

Mr. Wright is the CEO of The O’Gara Group, a global products and services company focused on solutions for governments, militaries, and corporations seeking to protect, preserve and safeguard lives and assets.  He has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense business. Mr. Wright served the United States as a 30-year Air Force active duty and reserve officer.


Karen Barworth, Secretary

Ms. Barworth has been associated with NAVSYS for 25 years and has served as the secretary of NAVSYS since 1995. She serves as the Chief Financial Officer for NAVSYS.

Awards and Recognition

2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award
2010 USWCC Innovation & Performance Award
2008 AFEI Excellence in Enterprise Integration Award
2007 Tibbetts Award Winner
2006 Most Successful Colorado Company Resulting From a SBIR
2005 Celebrate Technology Entrepreneur of the Year