Veteran Data Solutions

Veteran Data Solutions (VetDS) is a firm dedicated to providing custom data center solutions, highly technical services and software development that has our clients mission in mind. When you choose VetDS as your strategic partner, you are working with Program Directors, former Operators, Computer Scientist and Advanced Engineers. We develop solutions holistically with your mission requirements first and foremost and not with what industry markets as the currents needs.

VetDS is a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, NC, with customers from Coast-to-Coast. We are headquartered near the heart of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), home to advanced technology companies and three major universities. We are also a proud affiliate of the NGAT Consortium at NC State University- a consortium of academia, industry, and government agencies created to provide a research and application– oriented, technology transfer-focused organization for conducting aviation technology development, investigations, and field trials. Our location and relationships afford us convenient access to state of the art emerging technology laboratories.


Data Center Services

  • Consolidation Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Technical Infrastructure Design
  • Project Life-cycle Managment
  • Data Center Support and Services
  • System Engineering
  • Research and Development
  • Pilot and Evaluation Services
  • General Support Logistic Services

Big Data Processing, Exploitation, Dissemination

  • Complex Deployments
  • High I/Ops
  • Large Density Requirements
  • Rapid Deployment Solutions
  • Full spectrum FMV Experience
  • Interoperability
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Wide Area Augmentation Systems

Systems Engineering and Services

  • Geospatial
  • Intelligence
  • Data Center
  • Software Development
  • Custom Scientific Services
  • Automated Meta-Data Tagging Customization

Data Recovery

  • Storage to Storage Backup
  • Solutions
  • Data Replication
  • Proven Disaster Recovery
  • Architectures
  • Leveraging the Larger Enterprise-Class

Geospatial Services

  • Exploiting raw data
  • Structure data information
  • Applying Enterprise Intelligence
  • Enterprise Analytics
  • Approaches to Digital Content
  • Data Mining and Extraction

Cloud Virtualization

  • Cloud Solutions
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Server Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization

Who We Are

Derek Aultman

President and CEO

Derek Aultman is a Service Disabled Veteran, Chief Executive Officer and President of VetDS. He proudly served active duty in the Air Force Special Operations Command. After leaving active duty he began a career in sales providing data storage solutions. In 2008, Derek realized that there were many gaps in supporting customers throughout the solution life cycles and started his own company, Veteran Data Solutions, L.L.C. “VetDS”, to address those gaps and provide highly reliable and accountable services to his customers. He grew his company to offer more unique services and solutions resulting in a full portfolio of data center architectures, cloud ready infrastructures and highly technical services.

Michelle Aultman

Vice President and CTO

Michelle Aultman is a Veteran, Chief Technology Officer and co-owner of VetDS who brings 21 years of Information Technology (IT) engineering experience with a M.S. in Information Assurance from Norwich University. She started her career in the Air Force as a Systems Analyst and was in integral member in spiral level software development, design and test and evaluation of Intelligence Systems. After separating from the Air Force she tried the corporate world for a few years but missed the operations tempo of the Special Operations world and solving the complex challenges that support real missions. She took a leap of faith and helped start VetDS in 2008. Michelle now enjoys supporting a wide range of customers, from Intelligence units to Casinos, helping design, implement and sustain data center infrastructure. She is also the VetDS resident expert for processing and handling full-motion video (FMV) and is currently working to develop one of the most impactful software tools that the Intelligence Community has seen in over a decade.

Alex Wellman

Director of Science and Technology

Alex is a USAF Veteran, who brings 24 years of operational and Information Technology engineering experience with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), M.S. in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle, and a M.S. of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He started his career in the Air Force as a F-16 pilot and transitioned to the RPA enterprise as an MQ-1 pilot. As the Wing Operations Center (WOC) deputy director he was responsible for the “backbone” (e.g., NIPR, SIPR, JWIC, BICES, CENTRIX, secure VTS). As a manager in the WOC he was instrumental in defining the requirements for the vital RPA tools including SKYNET, SIRIS, PREDNET, ZEUS and various classified tools. Alex has an extensive background in the cradle to grave RPA FMV/PED architecture. He is the subject matter expert on RPA FMV at VetDS.

Stephanie Hensley

Director of Resource Management

Stephanie Hensley is one of the initial cadre of the VetDS Executive Team. She joined VetDS in 2010 and has been helping to grow the company ever since. Stephanie is often referred to as the glue that keeps VetDS running smoothly and she is instrumental within the organization. Her areas of responsibility include recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, learning and development, employee relations and career services, payroll, information management, and leadership development.

Where We Are


  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • U.S. Army Intelligence Command Joint Center of Excellence
  • Military Intelligence Training Programs
  • U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Project Liberty/Gorgon Stare
  • Air Force Targeting Center (AFTC)
  • 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing (ISRW)
  • 78th Air Base Wing (ABW)
  • Global Command and Control System (GCCS)
  • Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center – 402nd
  • U.S. Air Force Central Command
  • U.S. Army Central Command
  • Ft. Leonard Wood Maneuver Support Battle Lab
  • Ft. Leavenworth U.S. Army Combined Arms Center – Mission Command Center of Excellence
  • Eglin AFB – 53rd Computer Systems Squadron
  • The Sands Corporation


  • SDVOSB– CVE Certified SDVOSB
  • NAVSEA– PRIME – NAVSEA SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-E)
  • JGASS– Subcontractor to CACI
  • SPAWAR COTS C2 – Subcontractor to M2 Technologies
  • Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) – Subcontractor to M2 Technologies
  • Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement V (SEWP V) – Subcontractor to M2 Technolgies
  • USAMS III – Subcontractor to The Garrett Group
  • INSCOM GI – Subcontractor to K3
  • DIA Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE) – Subcontractor to American Systems
  • NATO C3 Agency (NC3A)  – Subcontractor to EMW


You often hear the words “career” and “job” used interchangeably, but they are two different things. A job is something you do to in the short term to earn cash. It’s filling a work role within a business in exchange for money. A career, though, is a long-term pursuit of a lifelong ambition. Are you ambitious?


At VetDS you are valued and we prove it with our extraordinary benefits packages!

  • VetDS – Health Care
  • Paid Government Holiday’s
  • PTO Plan
  • Employee Referral Plan
  • Corporate Rewards and Events
  • And Much MORE

Job Openings

All interested candidates should e-mail their Resume and CV to:****All applicants must possess an active TOP SECRET security clearance or be able to prove they can obtain one****

Job Openings