DTI Associates is a government contractor that provides services to the U.S. military and the U.S. Department of Education. It is owned by Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, a publicly-traded military technology company which develops and tests military-grade weapons.   
Policy to Performance
Policy to Performance is an educational public-private partnership project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run by Kratos through DTI Associates from 2009 to 2012. Its objective is to provide tools for Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs to assist low-skilled and previously incarcerated adults in gaining literacy.   Left-of-center philanthropist George Soros’s Open Society Institute donated an ongoing grant of $3 million to DTI Associates between 2011 and 2013, as well as a one-time grant of $1.4 million in 2012. 
Policy to Performance was linked to other public-private partnerships affiliated with prominent left-of-center foundations, such as the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative. This initiative was run by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Kresge Foundation. 
A 2012 Policy to Performance report and toolkit authored by Kratos and Abt Associates, Inc. cited the Open Society Foundations-funded Points of Entry initiative as a program that showed the importance of education to “increasing adults’ self-sufficiency.”  An Abt report about Points of Entry commissioned by Open Society Foundations described the program as focused on helping low-skilled and previously incarcerated adults improve career success.  The U.S. Department of Education partnered with the Open Society Foundations for the program. 
Gil J. Sanchez works as DTI Associates’ managing director. Sanchez previously worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as chief of its program and planning support division from 1972 to 1994, and after that as executive director of the Alamo Workforce Development Council until 1996. 
David Carter serves as the president of Kratos’ Defense and Rocket Support Services Division, which is run by DTI Associates. He has worked for DTI Associates since 1989, and previously served in the U.S. Navy. According to his biography on the Kratos website, Carter has also served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense on weapons systems. 
Between 2000 and 2020, DTI Associates was awarded more than $308 million in contracts for its rocket and missile support services.  DTI and Kratos have received Department of Education grants for various education initiatives, including several in 2010 and 2011 that totaled nearly $8 million. The 2010 and 2011 contracts cited the Policy to Performance initiative as evidence of successful partnerships with the Department.