Northrop’s Aussie acquisition expands cybersecurity offerings

Northrop Grumman Corp. will broaden its cybersecurity and mobile product offerings with the acquisition of privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd., an Australian company.

Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this year, were not reported in the June 7 Northrop announcement.

The Canberra company provides cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations.

"This acquisition enhances our ability to provide innovative, agile and proven cybersecurity and communication solutions to Australian customers," said Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chairman, chief executive officer and president, in the announcement.

The acquisition is subject to Australian government review.

Northrop Grumman Corp., of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 2 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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