Dynetics is an American private(employee-owned), applied science, and information technology company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Its primary customers are the United States Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Herschel Matheny and Dr. Steve Gilbert founded Dynetics in 1974. During the 1980s, Dynetics expanded to include electro-optic and infrared sensors, missile systems analysis and design, software development, modeling and simulation, and foreign material exploitation of radars, missiles, and missile seekers. In the 1990s, Dynetics continued to grow its core business, and expanded into the automotive supply industry as a provider of electrical test systems. Since 2000, Dynetics has been selling information technology (IT) and cybersecurity services, including winning a contract to provide IT services to NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The company entered the space business with the development of the FASTSAT (Fast Affordable Science and Technology Satellite) micro-satellite and the purchase of Orion Propulsion. Its space business continued to grow with the SLS (Space Launch System) contract with NASA.