Warren Fleming (President QST,Inc) was inducted into
Augusta Military Academy Football Sports Hall of Fame,
Montgomery County Humanitarian and Montgomery County
Human Rights Hall of Fame.
Mr. Fleming became familiar with Information Technology
while attending Augusta Military Academy in Augusta County
Virginia. The objective of Mr. Fleming attending this
institution was to avoid the integration and civil rights
issues of the time. After graduation, Mr. Fleming attended
Virginia Computer College in Reston VA, where he developed
Information and Technology skills.
Mr. Fleming earned his degree from Virginia Computer College
and was one of eight students selected to monitor and track
weather satellites for RCA at Goddard Space Flight Center
located in Greenbelt, Maryland
Mr. Fleming spent three years at Goddard where he tracked
and supported the GE’s Numbus weather satellite. Mr.
Fleming duties consisted of writing Fortran-66 code and
processing the Tele-Communication Signals that were received
from a satellite to produce weather pictures. The
application technology infrastructure of those times was
called “Batch Processing”
Mr. Fleming left Goddard in 1977, and moved to General
Electric to keep up with technology, which had changed from
“Batch Processing” to
“Time-Sharing”. Mr. Fleming was hired as a
Systems Engineer in the Hardware Integration Laboratory. He.
successfully helped GE implement the first integration of
large-scale platforms consisting of IBM, Honeywell, Gould,
DEC, and Unisys computers. This technology allowed a user to
sign in via a Timesharing port and connect to either
mainframe to complete whatever process the client needed.
This application allowed clients such as Levi Strauss, Mobil
Oil, and Sara Lee to choose the cheaper and quicker
application to support their client inventory needs.
Mr. Fleming left GE in 1985 and again, wanting to keep up
with rapidly changing technology, he moved to Honeywell. Mr.
Fleming was hired as a Software Engineer to support the
famous World Wide Military Command and Control System
(WWMCCS). Mr. Fleming wrote the first standards for System
Software Testing procedures for the WWMCCS contact and these
procedures are still being used today as a standard for the
WWMCCS methodologies. Mr. Fleming received his first Top
Security Clearance from the Department of Defense in 1986.
He became the liaison between the Honeywell Inc, and the
WWMCCS community to verify that the security software for
the WWMCCS applications was installed correctly before
installation on all WWMCCS sites. He became the
point-of-contact for all installation sites throughout the
United States, giving him the reputation of being a top
In 1993, changing technology caused Mr. Fleming to travel to
Austin, Texas as a contractor for Honeywell Inc., to manage
a three-tier architecture application for the Texas
Department of Human Services. The technology had shifted
from large scale time-sharing to small pc client server
applications. This new technology was called “Client
Server”. Mr. Fleming was put in-charge of five other
contractors for this task to verify that the implementation
of this process was on time and successful. Mr. Fleming
became the point of contact, which he spearheaded for more
than three years. While in Texas, he became aware of small
business for minority firms and he applied and became the
first African American to hold a Historical Underutilized
Business Certification (HUB) in the State of Texas
performing the duties of Software Testing and Integration.
Mr. Fleming became the President of then ‘Quality
Software Testing, Inc (QST, Inc) which was certified in the
State of Texas.
QST, Inc successfully performed sub-contracting support with
a firm called Applied Information Sciences (AIS) from
Greenbelt, Maryland and still maintains relationships with
both Texas Department of Human Services and the Applied
Information Sciences. Mr. Fleming realized in order for his
company to grow he needed to apply for Local, State, and
Federal Certifications and become a full life cycle service
Mr. Fleming took the profits for Quality Software Testing,
Inc, and returned to Maryland to incorporate QST, Inc, and
obtained the following Minority Participation
- 8(a) Certification
- GSA Schedule
Maryland Department of Transportation (MBE)
- Facility Clearance
- Minority 214 Licenses Certification
- Member of the DC/MD Minority Suppliers Council
Member of the Washington Airport Authority Certification
Aligning QST, Inc on contract vehicles such as ECS,
CIP-SP2, SIDDOMS-3, VAMSA, and NITAC.
Quality Software Testing, Inc is now called Quality Solution
Technologies, Inc and is currently involved with both state
and local county contracts. QST, Inc was selected as one of
Maryland State Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises for
2007 and 2008
Mr. Fleming is also the President of
“The Damascus Connections Committee” which is a non-profit organization that functions
as an advisor and counselor to the community of Damascus,
MD. Our role is as follows:
To represent the best interests of the community of
To represent all citizens of Damascus through direct
interaction and communication with other leaders and
groups of Damascus and to ensure that the citizens’
issues are enforced
To serve as the link between the city of Damascus, MD and
the County Council of the Montgomery County Government and
aid in improving the civic, ethical, economic and cultural
conditions of all citizens of Damascus, MD.
As President of the Damascus Connection Committee, Mr.
Fleming has been responsible for the future installation of
three African American Sites to the County Historical
Preservation, allowed senior citizens to be disconnected
from a hazardous septic system and connected to sewer
systems with the help of the Upper County Region. Mr.
Fleming was the first African American to form such a
committee and took the step of associate the DCC with other
ongoing committees in Damascus such as the Lions Club, Fire
Department, and the Damascus Alliance Club.
Mr. Fleming is the Vice President of the Damascus Historical
Society (DHS), a committee that’s been formed to
develop a Historical Museum in the township of Damascus. Mr.
Fleming was instrumental in obtain a Bond-Grant for the
DHS. Working with Montgomery County Public Schools he
obtained a leasing agreement for twelve acres of land to
host the Museum and Bike Safety Rodeo for the Damascus
Mr. Fleming served as a member of WSSC Ethics Board from
2004-2006. Mr. Fleming took this position very
seriously by attending over ninety five percent of the
meetings, helping to solve many ethic issues that were
presented to the board, helping implement new ideas to the
code of ethics. Mr. Fleming was instrumental in supporting
WSSC during an offsite meeting allowing the board members to
use QST, Inc’s communication service to hold a
teleconference meeting to resolve a major issue.
In 2007 Mr. Fleming received the “Montgomery
County Humanitarian of the Year Award”.
Mr. Fleming has served on the Montgomery County Historical
Preservation Commission for two years. During his term he
has volunteered his services for the following:
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin Tour
- Happy Birthday Montgomery County
Provided tracks and vehicles to bring County Council
Members and County Executives closer to the many issues as
it relates to Montgomery County Historical Preservation.
Currently working with Cabin John Civic Society with the
issues related to the State Highway Administration
Currently working with the Boyd Negro School Project
- Provided a voice for the upcounty community
Member of Montgomery County Park and Planning Master Plan
Member of Montgomery County Park and Planning Open Space
- Member of Lincoln Park Historical Foundation