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, Data 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 NC, with customers from Coast-to-Coast. We are also a proud affiliate of The Institute of Drone Technology™ for the integration of drone technology with a commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability by managing environmental, social and economic risks and responsibilities. We also help you capitalize on opportunities to deliver technology development and investment outcomes for the benefit of all stakeholders and the broader community.


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.

Development team

Delivering Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networking

Our development team holds advanced degrees and skillsets that include R, Python, MatLab, Octave, Open CV, BoofCV, OpenTld, Aforge, PySpark, Hive, Excel, SQL, SSIS, SPSS, Minitab, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Factory, Hadoop Data Lake, SAS 9.2 , 9.3 (Windows & Unix), SAS BI , Data Integration Studio 4.2, Web Report Studio, OLAP Studio, Information MAP Studio, Enterprise Mine and more. If you are looking to expand into Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science, this is your team.


  • 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****