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GSG’s service offerings are divided into five specific areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Foreign Language Transcription and Annotation
  • DoD Personnel Security Administration
  • Administrative Support

What We Do

From our different areas of expertise, we are staffed with the best and brightest staff to fit your needs.


GSG has long been known for the quality of its systems engineering, our commitment to methodically decompose customers’ needs into requirements and specifications which lead to responsive systems. Our process starts with understanding requirements, defining interfaces, synthesizing specifications, and then flowing them through system development and verification. Our systems engineers can architect and field systems to meet customers needs with very cost-effective, total mission solutions. Specific services include:

Business Process ReengineeringSystems Engineering
Requirements AnalysisIntegration and Testing Services
Special Studies and ProjectsInformation Assurance Services
Information Systems Security SupportTechnical Writing and Documentation


At GSG our software engineers are experienced in design, development, and modification of software programming applications. We are experienced in all levels of software support and installation of applications under a variety of operating systems. We understand the importance of developing software from the testing perspective through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.  Specific services include:

RUP MethodologySoftware Engineering/Development Services
Rapid Prototyping and Proof of ConceptSoftware Maintenance and Enhancements
Project Management/Project PlanningConfiguration Management
Life Cycle SupportWebmaster Support Services
E-Commerce/Web Development ServicesData Warehousing and Data Center Support


GSG provides language support in a variety of languages, including Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. GSG provides our customers with advanced language transcription, annotation, interpretation, computational linguistics and information technology to support their missions. We specialize in all facets of language and analytical support. Our high-quality linguists provide outstanding support throughout the life cycle of all projects we undertake.

GSG is unique in the foreign language markets in that it can combine language expertise with IT skills that support the document exploitation (DOCEX) process.  With world-wide unrest in these uncertain times, the US government faces a huge backlog of documents that must be translated, analyzed, and disseminated to appropriate parties.  Our government is looking ever more to automated translation solutions where technology assists ands speeds up the translation process.  GSG has exceptional capability in both language translations and the technical aspects of document exploitation.


GSG helps companies that are new to the DoD community and unfamiliar with the responsibilities required of the Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Security Support Officer (SSO).  GSG has the fully cleared personnel to provide a variety of Sensitive Compartment Information Facility (SCIF) support services.  GSG helps customers through the process of establishing an effective DoD Personnel Security Program.

GSG understands what it means to be an FSO or SSO.  We identify resources; understand the intent, concepts, and practices of the DoD Personnel Security Program, as well as effectively administer the program. Other support services include assistance with document control, physical security, communications security (COMSEC) and inventory control.


GSG helps both government and commercial clients with Administrative Support in classified environments in a professional and helpful manner.  We provide full-scope polygraph cleared personnel on a full and part time basis.  Our personnel are available for both lengthy task orders and short stints to cover holiday and summer vacation seasons.

Our receptionists greet vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors.  They route incoming calls, place outgoing calls and arrange for transportation services, when needed. They seek to make your visitors and clients feel welcome.

Our Administrative Assistants perform a variety of administrative functions including: Scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, composing memos, transcribing notes, and researching and creating presentations. They can handle multiple projects and support several team members.

Christopher Young Founder

Christopher M. Young founded ProObject in 1995 as a software engineering firm focused on the use of object-oriented tools and techniques.

As founder, Chris embraces a passion for the company and has guided ProObject through its steady growth to becoming a leader in providing object technologies to the Intelligence Community. He directs the firm’s long term strategy which focuses on empowering ProObject’s staff, establishing valuable partnerships and ensuring an impressive record of results for our clients.

Chris has more than 20 years of technical and management consulting experience in both the government and commercial sectors. He is an expert in the application of object-oriented tools and techniques to solve the complex problems unique to the Intelligence Community. Chris has applied these skills to help numerous projects transition from the traditional, procedural approach to software engineering to a new, more effective object-oriented approach. He works with project planners and end users in the development of object-oriented enterprise frameworks.

Chris received a B.S. from Towson State University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, both in Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Chris resides in Maryland with his wife and four daughters.

Chris attended Maryland’s public schools and strives to give back to the community that afforded him an education. He is an active supporter of Roosevelt High School’s participation in the U.S. First, an annual competition whose mission is to generate an interest in science and engineering among today’s youth. He is also interested in skiing, sailing and golfing.

John Martin, Jr. President

As President of ProObject, John works closely with the CEO to execute ProObject’s strategy while also leading Marketing, Accounting, and Contracts functions within the firm. Since joining ProObject in 2000, he’s served as a Real-time/Embedded Systems Practice Leader, the Director of Technology, and Vice President.

John earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. A member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), he has a background in developing embedded, digital signal processing, and both mobile and signals intelligence solutions for Intelligence Community clients. He’s also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

A Washington, D.C. native, John strongly believes in ProObject’s mission to develop cyber security and signals intelligence solutions that secure our Nation. He takes great pride in getting to know our employees, developing their strengths, and offering them challenging opportunities where they will be successful. Together as a team, John believes we can solve any problem for our clients.

Jennifer Young Vice President

Jennifer is ProObject’s Vice President and Director of Security, a position she has held since 2005. After joining the firm in 1996, she’s held various positions throughout her tenure with ProObject. Jennifer brings over 35 years of experience supporting the Intelligence Community to her current role, working closely with the firm’s CEO to set our strategy and goals.

A proud member of the ProObject team, Jennifer is committed to supporting both our management and employees, whatever their requests may be.

David Gray Practice Leader

Since 2006, David has been the Enterprise and Cloud Technologies Practice Leader at ProObject, focused on developing a team of experts passionate about leading-edge Enterprise and Cloud Technologies capable of solving today’s hardest challenges. He started at the firm in 2000 after a seventeen-year career with the Department of Defense. Similar to other members of the leadership team, he started his career as a Software Engineer; he advanced to his current position by successfully identifying new opportunities and meeting new challenges as they were presented.

David earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University Of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a certificate in Leading Professional Service Firms from the Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer (CCHD), a certified Sun Java Programmer, and an Object Oriented Analysis and Design Consultant.

John Paul Howell Practice Leader

With ProObject since 2002, John Paul has been the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Practice Leader for the past 10 years. He and his team provide solutions covering the areas of statistical data analysis and selection, video image processing, real-time system control, and the RF-to-baseband processing of several modern telecommunication signals.

John Paul earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University, where he specialized in communications theory and minored in electromagnetic theory. He is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a long-time member of both the IEEE and the ACM. In addition to serving on the leadership team, John Paul also engages with his clients and performs technical work, while also actively mentoring his team members. Because of the great diversity of work available, it is always “exciting times” in the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Practice.

Jeffrey Kasakitis Practice Leader

With ProObject Since 2021, Jeff Kasakitis serves as a Practice Leader overseeing National Security missions with the DoD providing project management and program management support. He and his team provide application design and development, user experience and user interface design, and data visualization solutions, and help ProObject’s customers create and convey important national security requirements, operations, and capabilities. 

Jeff Kasakitis earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore, where he specialized in marketing. In addition to serving on the leadership team, Jeff Kasakitis also engages in the firm’s strategic development of innovations programs and mentoring team members.

Tommy Rodriguez Practice Leader

With ProObject since 2011, Tommy now serves as the Human Language Technology Practice Leader. At the customer site, he also functions as the Task Leader for ProObject’s language research effort. A 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tommy has 30 years of experience working in numerous areas of the Intelligence Community, including duty stations in Misawa, Japan; Sabana Seca; Puerto Rico; Fort Meade, MD and onboard the USS Clark (FFG-11) as a Surface Warfare Officer. He holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from University of Maryland-University College, and has taken numerous management and analyst courses throughout the Navy.

Tommy wants the customer to think of ProObject whenever a language requirement arises; therefore, he’s on a quest to build a virtual bench of language professionals that can be used “On Demand” as needed to step up and help our customers solve problems. Tommy and his team are well on their way to accomplishing this.