Our History

Do you know when the World Wide Web first went public? Or when the first online banner ad appeared? Do you know when the first DVDs went on sale? Or when email surpassed postal mail in the United States? Journey through the history of information technology in our 30th anniversary timeline.

For more than 30 years, UNICOM Government has helped shape how IT solutions and services are delivered to governments at every level. Among our historic milestones and industry firsts:

1983 — GTSI is founded to provide microcomputer software to the federal government and is among the first to offer the newly introduced Microsoft Windows to agencies.

1986 — GTSI expands its offerings, providing federal, state, and local governments with state-of-the-art microcomputers and networking equipment and offering a range of IT services, including configuring, installing, and maintaining PCs in local area networks.

1992 — GTSI registers its URL and leads the way in conducting e-commerce over the Internet.

1994 — GTSI unveils the first browser-based government contract catalog — the same year Netscape introduces its first browser.

1995 — GTSI debuts GTSI Online, a groundbreaking service for government-focused e-commerce and thefirst to take a government contract order through a web site.

1996 — GTSI partners with Dell to conduct business-to-government Internet sales via GTSI Online, the same year that Dell transacts the first of its own Internet sales.

1999 — GTSI debuts the first government IT portal, governmentIT.com, designed to help government users follow the latest in IT applications in a variety of environments.

2001 — GTSI becomes the first company to offer BlackBerry on three government-wide acquisition vehicles.

2003 — GTSI designs and implements the U.S. Navy's first IT network for fleet hospitals, a comprehensive solution that allows real-time IT and communications.

2004 — GTSI holds the nation's first symposium to address physical security protection from an IT infrastructure perspective.

2007 — GTSI becomes the first to introduce the concept of Technology Lifecycle Management to government IT.

2012 — GTSI is acquired and privatized by UNICOM Global, a worldwide leader in providing IT software and services.

2013 — GTSI is rebranded as UNICOM Government, Inc., a Division of UNICOM Global.