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Mission: Innovative systems integration of emerging technologies for the
cyber, drone, &
 space business sectors.

Vision: Synergistically integrate private sector and government technology in all domains to accelerate data collection and analysis for decision superiority.

Specialization: Help clients expand their product visibility and optimize operational capabilities by providing business development services, technical expertise, and engineering services to meet short- and long-term strategies.

Computer Access Technologies, LLC. was founded January 2018. We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Rios is currently the CEO of Computer Access Technologies, LLC, (CAT). Ed spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring at the rank of Colonel.  He served 26 years focusing on air, cyber, space, and Special Technical Operations.  Colonel Rios held several Commands including three combat deployments. Ed was the founder and CEO of CyberSpace Operations Consulting, Inc, (CSOC) in 2007 which merged with Arctos, LLC, in 2019.  His work as Arctos CGO included the merger and acquisition of six companies. His formal education includes undergraduate science and advanced business degrees from the University of North Texas, University of Phoenix (in residence), as well as M.S. Engineering studies at George Washington University; and Fellowships at MIT and Harvard University. He is published through MIT and holds a High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Aircraft patent.  Mr. Rios was the first CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and remains a current Board Director.  He also sits on several other boards as Director including the Space Information and Analysis Center (Space-ISAC), the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), and  is the Board Chairman of CelesTrak.  Mr. Rios is a member of the Pikes Peak Round Table.   In 2022 he was inducted into The Colorado Thirty Group.

Chief Operating Officer

Shannon Anderson, MPA, has been the Chief Operating Officer of Computer Access Technologies (CAT), LLC. since its founding in 2018. Shannon is the founder of Anderson Property Inspections (API), a company that provides environmental testing for hazardous materials and regulatory compliance services for large-scale projects. Clients include municipalities, government agencies, property insurance companies, educational institutions, healthcare institutions, etc. Shannon is also the co-founder of The International Institute for Higher Education, a non-profit organization based in New Mexico focusing on international cultural awareness and leadership training.  Shannon also serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico, on the subject of leadership, diversity, and public/private partnerships.  She has several awards and accomplishments for her work with for- and non-profit organizations including CelesTrak, a space safety non-profit.   

Inside of a Spaceship

Our Core Competencies

The art of the possible starts here - Spark The Future

Integrated Managed Cybersecurity and Operations


CAT provides Subject Matter Expertise and system engineering support knowledgeable of Government of the Shelf, Commercial of the Shelf, and open-source modeling and visualization tools, as well as advanced visual analytics to enhance cyberspace situational awareness across your network and IT enterprise. Together we assist clients design and implement a custom, proactive engagement plan that includes security assessments, policy development, training requirements, regulatory review, and compliance tracking.

Integrated Drone Technologies

(Custom Engineering and Advanced Data Collection)


CAT specializes in the integration of existing  UAV platforms with customized sensors -electro-optical (visual), multi & hyper-spectral, infrared, ultra-violet, radio-frequency (communications, tracking), radar/synthetic aperture Radar, LiDAR, sonar, acoustics, vibration- that enhance and improve our client's situational awareness and decision-making capabilities.

Integrated Space Technologies

(Custom Engineering and Space Data Collection)

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SENSOR, SSA/SDA Payload and CONOP Development. Let CAT help you with

  • Integrating and improving object capture and tracking capabilities

  • RF Doppler shift characterization for real-time anomalous change detection

  • Implementation of capabilities for search & custody through agile, high-resolution

       imagery using advanced gimbal technology​

  • Design and implemented Radio Frequency SSA capabilities: satellite health & status; anomaly detection; station keeping monitoring



Shannon Anderson, COO

(719) 640-3348

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