Small IT company prepares for growth
- By Roseanne Gerin
- Sep 21, 2004
Internosis Inc. is preparing for a growth spurt with plans to add 150 people and move closer to customers and business partners.
The hiring spree is necessary as the company targets new federal customers at the National Security Agency, Homeland Security Department and the U.S. Air Force, a senior executive told Washington Technology yesterday. Internosis provides professional services supporting Microsoft technologies.
The company plans to boost its current workforce of 300 by 150 next year and is considering opening new offices around the country to support its military customers, said Gary Latham, senior vice president of operations, who oversees public sector business.
Some of the privately held company's current federal clients include the Defense Information Systems Agency, and U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
At present, Internosis is headquartered in Arlington, Va., but in mid November the company will move to a new building in Greenbelt, Md., to be closer to NSA, Latham said. Other offices are located in New York, Ridgewater, N. J., Windham, N.H., and Colorado Springs, Colo. At the Greenbelt building Internosis will occupy 20,000 square feet of office space, about 6,000 square feet more than it has at its Arlington facility.
Latham also said some of the companies Arlington employees would move to a new satellite office in Tysons Corner, Va., by the end of the year to be closer to prime contractors with which the company does business.
The company sees opportunities to provide both back-end systems and tactical IT deployments for organizations involved in warfighting and homeland security, Latham said. It also hopes to get new business from the Air Force, which recently signed an enterprise agreement with Microsoft, he said.
Latham said Internosis would compete both as a prime and a subcontractor at the three agencies it's targeting, although he declined to mention specific upcoming contracts the company would pursue. To date, Internosis has done most of its federal work as a subcontractor. The company's business is evenly split between federal and commercial markets, Latham said.