A Brief History

Who is Gnostech? It starts with our name, which combines the Greek word for knowledge and technology.

It is also rooted in our company history. Founded in 1981, Gnostech began as a Global Positioning System (GPS) applied engineering company in Warminster, PA. With an emphasis on GPS simulations and software, we provided GPS development support to the U.S. Navy. Over the decades, our capabilities expanded to include expertise in cybersecurity, software development, and systems engineering within the Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) domain.

Today, we are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). We continue to provide diverse engineering services and technology solutions for the defense and maritime industries.

With a west coast office in San Diego, CA, we have customer sites across the country, including the greater Philadelphia region, Colorado Springs, CO, and Albuquerque, NM.

Guiding Principles

Our Culture

Gnostech’s ability to provide quality services and products to our customers begins at home.  We place a disciplined emphasis on taking care of our People and ensuring our Business is well managed and positioned for sustainable growth.  This tells our Customers that we stand behind our People, our Company, and the services and products we provide.

Our People

Gnostech’s reputation as a company that provides world-class services and products is surpassed only by the reputation the Gnostech team has as being the best and brightest in the industry.  Every member of our team is expected to uphold the highest ethical standards and become increasingly proficient in their area of expertise.  In return, Gnostech provides our employees opportunities to grow, contribute, and be rewarded.

Our Business

Gnostech strives to achieve and sustain financial growth objectives without compromising culture, neglecting People, degrading the quality of services and products, or sacrificing reputation for being a premier technology, engineering, and secure information/knowledge sharing company.

Our Customers

Maintaining Culture, focusing on People and, properly managing Business  are ultimately driven by our desire to give our Customers the services and products they need to achieve their organizational objectives.

Our Innovation

Gnostech’s DNA as an entrepreneurial start-up is the key to our continued success. We value creative and novel methods to apply our Knowledge and the Technology we create so our People, our Business, and our present and future Customers can achieve sustained Success.

Technical Staff

Gnostech has wealth of engineering talent cleared at the Secret and Top Secret levels. In fact, over 90% of our workforce are engineers with diverse professional backgrounds, education, and areas of expertise. We make it a priority to ensure our technical staff is cleared, thoroughly trained, and fully meet DoD Cyber security Workforce requirements.


James Espino, President

James Espino is President of Gnostech, LLC.  James previously served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for over 20 years.  His previous duties included tours aboard U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and foreign navy vessels, Officer in Charge of a drug interdiction and maritime intercept operations team, and director of the office responsible for tactical communications and sensor systems. He also served in acquisition and mission support positions during his career.

James holds a B.S. in Math/Computer Science from the Coast Guard Academy, a M.S. in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and MBA from Drexel University.  He is a board member of CustomEd and TMA BlueTech.

Sarah Carter, Vice President

Sarah Carter serves as Vice President of Gnostech, LLC.  Her tenure with Gnostech began in 2012, and she has filled program manager and engineering responsibilities supporting systems engineering and cyber security programs. She previously worked with GDIT supporting Navy and Coast Guard C4ISR system integration programs. Notably, she spearheaded the first of class weapons and combat system certification for the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter.

Sarah served in the U.S. Coast Guard active duty for five years. She holds a B.S. in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a M.S. in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School.