Our History

For more than 35 years, UNICOM Government has helped shape how IT solutions and services are delivered to governments at every level. 

 

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 35th anniversary timeline. 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 the first 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.
2013
GTSI is rebranded as UNICOM Government, Inc., a Division of UNICOM Global.
2014
Acquired Visual and Unified Communications Division from Microtechnologies, LLC
2015
Purchased UNICOM Technology Park I & II IT Real Estate Properties