News & Events

[+] 05/03/2017: Model Based Systems Engineering & Software System Safety Workshop. More info...


[+] Job Fair at APT on 19 April 2017. More Info...


[+] Risk Management for Safety Engineering Training Course, June 19-23 . More info...


[+] 01/18/2017: Dr. Fayssal M. Safie Joins APT. More Info...


[+] 09/20/2016: APT employee invited to be Keynote Speaker for The 14th Workshop on Critical Software Systems. More info...


[+] 05/25/2016: APT Attends the 8th IAASS Conference. More info...


[+] 05/05/2016: APT to Bid on NASA MSFC SMA. More info...


[+] 03/22/2016: APT will be hosting a Software System Safety Training Class as part of the 8th IAASS Conference. More info....


[+] 01/06/2016: APT Awarded MDA TEAMS Safety Contract! More info...


[+] 11/12/2015: Risk Management for Safety Critical Medical Systems training course now available. More info...


[+] 10/16/2015: A-P-T Research, Inc. Announces New Chief Executive Officer.
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[+] 10/2/2015: APT is proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s International System Safety Conference in San Diego. Photos from the event are available here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/issc2015/


[+] 09/28/2015: APT co-teaches the Development and Certification of Complex Software Intensive Avionics Systems course with Adkins Global, LTD and UK Civil Aviation Agency. More info...


[+] 09/18/2015: APT sponsored and attended the Community Foundation of Huntsville/ Madison County’s 2015 Summit on Philanthropy – Building a Better Community. More info...


[+] 09/14/2015: 09/14/2015: APT Advocates Risk Summing Requirement for System Safety at ISSC. More info...


09/11/2015: NASA KSC exercised Option 3 of the Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services (S-MASS) II contract.  APT is looking forward to another exciting and challenging year at NASA KSC.


[+] 08/21/2015: APT Conducts IMESAFR Training in Norway. More info...


[+] 06/29/2015: Hendrix Joins APT Staff. More info...


[+] 06/20/15: APT Celebrates 25th Anniversary! More info...


[+] 05/07/15: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Grants Variance Based on IMESAFR. More info...


[+] 02/20/15: APT President, Tom Pfitzer, was re-elected for a three year term as the Chair of the Launch and Re-entry Safety Committee of IAASS. More info...


[+] 01/27/15: APT: the first explosives testing laboratory to be designated as a Fireworks Certification Agency by the Department of Transportation. More info...


[+] 12/15/14: APT employees give $680,000 to charity through Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County. More info...


[+] 12/12/14: The APT Annual Awards Banquets were held on December 5th at the Ledges in Huntsville, AL and on December 12th in Cocoa Beach, FL. Click here to see photos from the Huntsville banquet.


[+] 11/20/14: APT is pleased to announce that effective November 19, 100% of the company’s stock has been sold to its employees, through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). More info...


[+] 08/14/14: APT is proud to announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List again! More info...


[+] 08/13/14: APT personnel have been selected to work alongside Government personnel in performing the independent software safety analyses of the Joint Strike Fighter. More info...


[+] 06/24/14: APT selected as a 2014 City of Huntsville Beautification Award recipient! More info...


[+] 02/24/14: APT has been awarded the OASIS BPA for Pool 3! More info...


[+] 01/15/14: The Safety Case Workshop was held at the APT Safety Engineering & Analysis Center on January 14-15, 2014. More info...


[+] 12/17/13: The APT Annual Awards Banquets were held on December 6th at the Ledges in Huntsville, AL and on December 15th in Cocoa Beach, FL. Click here to see photos from the events.


[+] 10/23/13: APT President, Tom Pfitzer, was interviewed CEOCFO Magazine More info...


[+] 09/12/13: APT was awarded the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce! More info...


[+] 08/20/13: APT is proud to announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List again. More info...


[+] 08/16/13: APT is proud to have been a sponsor/exhibitor at the 31st International System Safety Conference, in Boston, MA, August 12-16. More info...


[+] 07/26/13: APT partners with Operation Green Team’s Adopt-a-Mile program. More info...


[+] 06/18/13: APT selected as a 2013 City of Huntsville Beautification Award recipient! More info...


[+] 06/13/13: APT is excited to be on the winning SAIC Team for NASA JSC SMAEC! More info...


[+] 05/29/13: APT President, Tom Pfitzer, makes keynote address at the 6th IAASS International Space Safety Conference. More info...


[+] 04/08/13: We are excited to have completed and delivered our proposal for  the AMCOM EXPRESS contract. Thank you to everyone one who contributed to this effort! More info...


[+] 03/14/13: APT is proud to have been an exhibitor at the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Pathfinder Conference in Huntsville, AL, March 13 & 14. APT was represented by Rhonda Barnes, Jason Rupert, Jeff Richards, and Shawn Boykin.


[+] 01/14/13: APT is pleased to announce its intent to submit a proposal as a Prime Contractor for the AMCOM EXPRESS Re-greening Technical Domain in support of AMCOM, PEO Aviation, AMRDEC and Redstone Proper. APT welcomes the addition of teammates and subcontractors. More info...


[+] 12/06/12: APT is now authorized by the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to evaluate, examine, and test explosives and recommend a shipping description, division, and compatibility group, based on UN recommended classification tests and criteria. More info...


[+] 10/25/12: APT is proud to have provided key planning and execution support to Flight Test Integrated (FTI)-01, MDA's largest ever flight test. More info...


[+] 10/15/12: APT employees shave heads in support of a friend & colleague undergoing chemotherapy. More info...


[+] 08/20/12: APT has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America again! More info...


[+] 08/16/12: APT is excited to announce we were awarded a contract with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services (S-MASS II). The APT S-MASS II Team will provide mission assurance, engineering, and risk assessment in the disciplines of safety, reliability, and quality. APT will prime the contract and work with teammates ManTech, SAIC, GP Strategies, DSI, and Cummings Aerospace to deliver high quality support to NASA KSC’s operations.  The work will support Development and Operations activities for NASA programs and projects at KSC.  The four year, $36 million contract will be one of APT’s largest contracts. More info...


[+] 06/25/12: APT was selected as a recipient of a City of Huntsville Beautification Award!


[+] 06/12/12:  APT is pleased to announce we were awarded the Explosive Safety Siting (ESS) Field Support IDIQ contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Port Hueneme, California.  With teammates ProWest & Associates and Karagozian & Case, our team is one of three winners of this contract.  This contract is intended to provide support to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force explosives safety site planners who prepare explosives safety site plans and create Site Approval Request Packages.


[+] 05/23/12: We are pleased to announce that we have completed and delivered our largest ever proposal to SMDC in competition for the TESTLA Award. More info...


[+] 04/12/12: APT Officers were pleased to host a visit from our Congressman, Mo Brooks, on April 12. More info…


02/09/12:  APT seeks TESTLA Small Business Prime Role. We are pleased to announce our intent to offer a small business bid as the prime contractor for the Test Execution Services and Launch Augmentation (TESTLA) contract, which includes two Full and Open awards, and one Small Business Reserve award. Companies interested in joining APT’s TESTLA Team should contact Mr. Shawn Boykin at aptinfo@apt-research.com or 256.327.3373.


[+] 02/06/12: APT is pleased to deliver our offer to NASA KSC on the S-MASS II contract. Our Team consists of ManTech, SAIC, GP Strategies, DSI, and Cummings Aerospace. Visit www.smass2team.com for info about KSC S&MA hiring.


[+] 12/09/11: The APT Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Ledges in Huntsville, AL on December 9, 2011. Click here to see photos from the event.


[+] 10/18/11: From Requirements to Architecture Style Focusing on Connector Properties, a paper by Danielle DeBraccio of APT and Harry S. Delugach of UAH has been published in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Computer Science and Engineering. Click here for a preview of the paper.


[+] 09/22/11: APT has been selected as a finalist for the Spaceport America Technical Services contract!


[+] 09/15/11: APT will submit a proposal for the KSC S-MASS II solicitation. We welcome Jimmy Rudolph to our Cocoa Beach, FL office, who is serving as our Spacecoast Business Manager on this effort.


[+] 07/14/11: Congratulations to Clark Kilgore, named SSS TVC Manager of the Year, and to Susan Cantrell, named SSS TVC Engineer of the Year!


[+] 02/28/11: GSA CONTRACT EXTENSION: APT is pleased to announce that the General Services Administration has extended our Professional Engineering Services (PES) contract for an additional 5 years (April 5, 2011 – April 5, 2016) with a 5 year renewal option thereafter. This extension is expected to provide APT with a readily available contracting mechanism until 2021.


[+] 12/03/10: The APT Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Ledges in Huntsville, AL on December 3, 2010. Click here to see photos from the event.


[+] 08/24/10: APT has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for the third time! More info....


[+] 06/14/10: APT has been selected by the Huntsville Beautification Board to receive a Beautification Award for the year of 2010-2011!


[+] 06/09/10: APT is celebrating 20 years of providing safe solutions! Click here to view photos of our anniversary picnic, held June 5th, and of our anniversary reception, held June 8th!


[+] 05/19/10: The International Expert Workshop to Harmonize Public Safety Risk of Space Missions was held at the APT SEAC May 17-18 in conjunction with the 4th IAASS Conference. More info...


[+] 01/29/10: Congratulations to Tom Webber on his selection to receive a 2009 Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement Award! More info...


[+] 01/22/10: Congratulations to Brad Monk who has won a Silver Addy Award for his design of the APT MiDAESS QSMA logo! More info...


[+] 01/21/10: The APT MiDAESS QSMA Team has won the MiDAESS contract! More info...


[+] 01/21/10: Tornado hits Huntsville. Click here to see a photo taken by an APT employee. For info about Site Assessment of Tornado Threat (SATT) Software offered by APT, click here.

[+] 01/20/10: APT is pleased to announce internationally recognized explosives effects expert, Mike Swisdak, has joined our staff. Mike is a part-time employee working out of the Washington DC area supporting the Explosives Event Modeling and Testing Group with John Tatom.  


[+] 01/01/10: Congratulations to Rhonda Barnes on her recent promotion as APT Vice President of Business Development!


[+] 12/15/09: SMAEC Opportunity.
APT is pleased to announce its intention to offer services on the JSC Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract. Interested companies on our MDA team are encouraged to communicate to us via our MDA portal. Other interested companies or individuals may contact Rhonda Barnes, aptinfo@apt-research.com.


[+] 12/08/09: The APT Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Ledges in Huntsville, AL on December 8, 2009. Click here to see photos from the event.


[+] 12/02/09: APT has been awarded the General Explosives Systems Safety Engineering and Analysis Support Contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division!


[+] 09/04/09: Congratulations to Meredith Hardwick! She has received recognition from NATO HQ for her outstanding support to NATO AC/258/Risk Analysis Working Group and AC/326/Sub-Group 6.


[+] 08/19/09: APT made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America, again! More info...


[+] 08/07/09: Congratulations to Saralyn Dwyer, who won the International System Safety Society’s 2009 Professional Development Award for her contributions to expanding the System Safety discipline and her work with the Society!


[+] 07/14/09: We are pleased to announce that APT has been selected by the Huntsville Beautification Board to receive a Beautification Award for the year of 2009-2010!


[+] 05/07/09: "New Methods to Measure the Safety of Military Equipment." APT is pleased to have participated in the development of the ATP TF System Safety Metrics Method (SSMM) tool.


[+] 04/12/09: The MiDAESS Proposal Kick-off Meeting was held April 9, 2009, at APT. More info...


[+] 12/04/08: APT Awards Banquet was held at the Ledges. Congratulations to all the winners!


[+] 08/28/08: Mr. Tom Pfitzer, President A-P-T Research, Inc. was awarded the Professional Development Award and the President's Award at the International System Safety Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada. More info...


[+] 07/17/08: APT was awarded an extension to our Professional Engineering Support Services Contract at the Yuma Proving Ground.


[+] 06/06/08: APT was awarded the Prime Seaport Contract!


[+] APT is pleased to announce its intent to submit a proposal as the Prime for the Quality, Safety & Mission Assurance function of the MiDAESS contract in support of MDA, March 2008. More info...


[+] APT attended and exhibited at the IEEE Conference, April 3-5, and at the AUVSI Pathfinder Conference, April 22-24, 2008.


[+] The AMCOM Safety Office Hazard Classification Seminar, 21-22 October 2008 has been postponed to early 2009.


[+] 02/08: Congratulations to Saralyn Dwyer, who has been elected Vice President of the System Safety Society!


[+] 02/23/08: Congratulations to Heather French for winning a Bronze Addy Award! More info...


[+] 02/12/08: The Safety Engineering and Analysis Center has announced its initiatives for 2008. More info...


Web-Based Risk Assessment Tool Workshop, 25-26 March 2008.


[+] 12/11/07: APT Awards Banquet was held at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Congratulations to all the winners!


[+] 08/29/07: APT made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America! More info...


[+] 09/27/07: A-P-T Research, Inc. was awarded an FAA Contract! More info...


[+] 06/07: Congratulations to Susan Cantrell who has been named "2007 Engineer of the Year" and Bob Baker who has been named "2007 Educator of the Year" by the Huntsville chapter of the System Safety Society.


[+] Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR), a probabilistic risk assessment tool used to calculate risk to personnel from explosives facilities, is available now. More info...


[+] 12/21/06: APT acquires RTI International's Center for Aerospace Technology (CAST) operations in Cocoa Beach, Florida. More info...


[+] 06/06: Tom Pfitzer recognized as Chairman of the IAASS Launch Range Safety Committee. More info...


[+] 09/16/05: Mayor Loretta Spencer proclaimed Huntsville, Alabama to be the International Center of Excellence in System Safety Engineering. More info...