John Alan Arnold, PhD
- President -
- About Dr. Arnold -
Dr. John Arnold, PhD, President and co-founder of NICOM, Inc., has an extended history of successful research. With over 28 years of experience in professional research and document retrieval, his expertise and qualifications have brought him and NICOM, Inc. the success experienced today for our valued clients.
NICOM, Inc., an acronym for The National Information Company, and our business from our beginnings has been about information. Over 28 years ago when we began performing archival research, the Internet was still in its infancy and few people had access or even knew much about it. In those early years, most of our research was manual, and computer searching was fairly limited to the use of subscription databases or using CD ROM. Of course, the Internet has changed dramatically the way all of us do research. However, there is still a vast amount of information that is not online and requires extensive hands-on digging. That is a niche that the National Information Company fills expertly. Now almost into our fourth decade, we are providing honest, efficient research and information retrieval services at a reasonable price for people all over the world.
In 2000 we relocated our headquarters to Old Town Alexandria and incorporated NICOM, Inc. under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our strategic location in the DC Metro area is an ideal location for speedy access to millions of archived holdings in DC and throughout the East Coast. As the decade continued we expanded our on site locations to St. Louis, Missouri, enhancing our access to the National Personnel Records Center and increased coverage of the many Midwest archival holdings, and in Los Angeles, California, to cover the many archival holdings on the west coast including the Presidential Libraries.
We believe our people make the difference, and we strive to provide outstanding service to our clients whether they are an individual wanting some family research done or a huge corporate client that needs business intelligence. Our researchers are highly experienced and most have advanced degrees that cover a wide range of fields, and we are committed to maintaining confidentiality of those we work for.