Pearson builds consulting chops with Blueprint deal

By the numbers

Pearson Government Solutions Inc.

Headquarters: Arlington, Va.

Leadership: Mac Curtis, CEO

Employees: 5,000

Capabilities: Design, build and operate IT systems for federal agencies. Services include consulting, e-government, enterprise architecture, systems integration, IT support and help desk and business process outsourcing

Customers: Education and Labor departments and defense and intelligence agencies

Blueprint Technologies Inc.

Headquarters: Vienna, Va.

Leadership: R. Jeanne O'Kelley, president, CEO and co-founder

Employees: 50

Capabilities: Provide consulting services related to enterprise architecture, business process modeling and service-oriented architecture

Customers: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services, Labor and State departments, IRS, Office of Management and Budget and the Army

Mac Curtis, CEO of Pearson Government Solutions, said the acquisition of Blueprint Technologies Inc. will add about 15 federal customers.

WT file

Pearson Government Solutions Inc. is acquiring Blueprint Technologies Inc. to fortify its consulting services capabilities.

The value of the all stock deal was not disclosed, but it is expected to be completed in April.

The acquisition will strengthen Pearson Government Solutions' consulting services in business process modeling, enterprise architecture modeling and service-oriented architecture development. It will add about 15 new federal customers, said Mac Curtis, CEO of Pearson Government Solutions of Arlington, Va.

"Blueprint Technologies gives us a real consultancy in high-end enterprise architecture," Curtis said. He added that Pearson is looking for other acquisitions that would broaden its customer and contract bases.

Both companies have some clients in common, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Health and Human Services and Labor departments. Some of Blueprint Technologies' other government clients are the Agriculture and State departments, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Food and Drug Administration, IRS, NASA, National Institutes of Health and Office of Management and Budget.

Blueprint Technologies of Vienna, Va., is a private, woman-owned, small business founded in 1997. It specializes in architecture-based solutions for the federal and corporate IT markets.

When the transaction is completed, the company will become a business unit of Pearson Government Solutions, called Pearson Blueprint Technologies, and will stay in Vienna. R. Jeanne O'Kelley, Blueprint Technologies' president, chief executive officer and co-founder, will lead the new unit.

Blueprint Technologies has more than 50 employees, but expects to almost double that amount this year, said Norman Lorentz, the company's senior vice president and chief technology officer. Blueprint does not publicly disclose its annual revenue, he said.

Pearson Government Solutions has more than 5,000 employees and had annual revenue of more than $500 million in fiscal 2005, Curtis said. The company is a subsidiary of Pearson Plc of London. It ranks No. 38 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
contracts DB


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More


  • How Do You Support the Project Lifecycle?

    How do best-in-class project-based companies create and actively mature successful organizations? They find the right mix of people, processes and tools that enable them to effectively manage the project lifecycle. REGISTER for this webinar to hear how properly managing the cycle of capture, bid, accounting, execution, IPM and analysis will allow you to better manage your programs to stay on scope, schedule and budget. Learn More!

  • Sequestration, LPTA and the Top 100

    Join Washington Technology’s Editor-in-Chief Nick Wakeman as he analyzes the annual Top 100 list and reveals critical insights into how market trends have impacted its composition. You'll learn what movements of individual companies means and how the market overall is being impacted by the current budget environment, how the Top 100 rankings reflect the major trends in the market today and how the biggest companies in the market are adapting to today’s competitive environment. Learn More!