IBM deal adds government expertise to analytics business

IBM will acquire National Interest Security Company LLC to bring more expertise in defense, health care, energy, logistics and security.

IBM Corp. is acquiring National Interest Security Company LLC, a company focused on defense, health care, energy, logistics and security, to add government expertise to its analytics business. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Known as NISC, the Fairfax, Va., company was created through a series of acquisitions that began in 2007. Backed by the D.C. Capital Partners, NISC’s acquisitions focused on areas with national security implications, Thomas Campbell, chairman of NISC and president of D.C. Capital Partners, said during an earlier interview.

IBM was drawn to NISC because of its domain expertise, which will fit well with IBM’s analytics capabilities, said Chuck Prow, managing partner, public sector, IBM Global Business Services.

“NISC's industry knowledge and depth of experience in defense, health care, energy, and infrastructure management services will allow us to deliver an unprecedented level of service and support to our growing list of government clients,” he said.

NISC’s expertise includes systems engineering, biometrics, document and media exploitation, systems integration, software development, enterprise architecture, security, information assurance, analysis support and critical infrastructure protection, IBM said in a statement.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter.

IBM is ranked No. 18 on the 2009 Washington Technology Top 100 list of the largest government contractors.

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