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Overview of nou Systems, Inc

nou Systems, Inc. (nSI) provides scientific, engineering, cybersecurity, and technical services to government and commercial customers. nSI excels in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, real-time open systems development and deployment, testing, system assessment and the research and development of innovative solutions to complex problems. Employing advanced analytical tools, nSI develops genuine insights into the capabilities of defense systems by analyzing data and synthesizing facts with models of complex system behavior to evaluate and improve system capability.

nou Systems, Inc. is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Huntsville, AL.

What is "nou"?

nou (pronounced “new”) is a symbol that represents our approach to problem solving.   After data has been gathered and analyzed, a very important step must occur to translate the knowledge gained through analysis into true insight.  That step is synthesis; it involves developing hypotheses and then critically testing those hypotheses to determine their validity and understand their implications. In contrast to analysis, synthesis is more creative in nature and when combined with analysis leads researchers to true understanding.  “nou” represents this concept with the “n” and “u” representing analysis and synthesis threads that when combined lead to insight.  In all our endeavors, we try to exercise “nous” or common sense, practical intelligence – a quality that is useful in making that true insight accessible and easily understood.


Leadership of nou Systems, Inc.

Becky Romine, founder and CEO of nou Systems, Inc., is a native of North Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She began her technical career as an employee of Nichols Research Corporation where she researched camouflage, concealment and deception techniques and led the development of software products for the Army Corp of Engineers.  Subsequent to her employment at Nichols Research, Becky was a Research Scientist in Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Civil Engineering.  In this capacity, she worked as part of a dynamic team of professors and researchers in the Georgia Tech CASE Center in the development of a structural engineering analysis product called GTSTRUDL.  As a mathematician and computer scientist, Becky developed software that increased the utility and ease of use of the product and provided other technical support to GTSTRUDL customers.  Becky also pursued graduate studies at Georgia Tech in Computer Science focusing on computer graphics and user interface design. 

Dr. Brent Romine, President and partner of nou Systems, Inc., began researching defense systems and applying technology to solve defense-related problems eighteen years ago in graduate school at Georgia Tech, where he received a PhD in Electrical Engineering.  For over sixteen years, Brent was employed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT/LL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that applies advanced technology to problems of national security.  During this tenure at MIT/LL, Brent rose from the ranks of the Technical Staff to the position of Assistant Head of the Air and Missile Defense Division where he oversaw over 450 people executing an annual research and development portfolio of approximately $120M.  During his career, Brent has demonstrated the ability to develop, organize, cultivate and lead teams as they tackle technical problems.  He has substantial experience designing, planning and executing complex flight and ground tests and is an acknowledged Ballistic Missile Defense System and associated sensor technology subject matter expert.

Dr. William Brower, Vice President and partner of nou Systems, Inc., has over sixteen years experience in Radar, data fusion, and the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Bill started his career with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), and worked on a variety of advanced topics including: synthetic aperture radar, radar imaging, classification of ground targets, automatic target identification, information and data fusion algorithm development and design. Bill was promoted to line management at Lincoln Laboratory to assist with the leadership of the Huntsville Field Site, and served as the Director of the Missile Defense Agency’s Sensors Knowledge Center. Bill received a BS degree in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees in Experimental Particle Physics from the University of California, San Diego.


Dr. Frank Mello, Vice President and partner of nou Systems, Inc., has over twenty-five years of experience in as an Engineer, researcher and tester. Frank began his career with Northeast Utilities providing engineering support for three commercial nuclear power plants in Connecticut. After graduate school Frank joined Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque NM, a Department of Energy laboratory.  Frank worked in the Engineering Mechanics department as a researcher and code developer before taking an assignment to support the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) to coordinate oversight of missile lethality testing and weapon effectiveness modeling.  Frank then served as the Technical Director for the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Office before returning to DOT&E to oversee operational testing and evaluation for missile defense programs. Most recently Frank was a Principle Research Engineer with Georgia Institute of Technology and served as the Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense System Capability Assessment Team, a role he took over from Brent.  Frank received an ScB degree in Engineering from Brown University, a MS degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Computational Mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

nou Systems, Inc. is headquartered at 7047 Old Madison Pike, Suite 305, Huntsville, Alabama, and has personnel located in

  • Huntsville, Alabama, serving the Missile Defense Agency, Space and Missile Defense Command, and Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center
  • Washington, D.C., National Capital Region, serving the Missile Defense Agency and Army Evaluation Center
  • El Paso, Texas, serving Ft. Bliss and White Sands Missile Range
  • Lexington, Massachusetts serving Hanscom Air Force Base
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado serving Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases



Our Core Values

At nou Systems, Inc. we foster a culture of integrity, excellence, collaboration and service to the nation and community. 

Integrity:  We expect our team to be honest and forthright in all their dealings with each other, our customers and others with whom we interact.   

Excellence:  We strive for excellence in all our endeavors and deliver superior technical products to our customers.

Collaboration:  Our strength comes from collaborating to solve problems and ensure products and results are vetted as a team.

Service:  We are motivated by a desire to serve each other, our community, our customers and our nation.  


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