IBM has agreed to buy National Interest Security Company (NISC) to bolster its ability to offer services to the public sector. The deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter.
IBM today announced it has agreed to acquire National Interest Security
Company, LLC (NISC) to bolster its advanced analytics business as it
takes aim at the public sector.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, NISC's
bread and butter is providing IT, information management and management
and technology consulting services for the U.S. Department of Defense,
Homeland Security, the energy sector and federal health agencies.
IBM's analytic and innovation prowess, combined with NISC's industry
knowledge and depth of experience in defense, healthcare, energy, and
infrastructure management services, will allow us to deliver an
unprecedented level of service and support to our growing list of
government clients," said Chuck Prow, managing partner, public sector,IBMGlobal Business Services, in a statement.
According to IBM,
NISC's expertise will complement IBM's current public sector offerings as well as the recently launched
Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) Services for Public Sector,
which works with government agencies using advanced analytics to
improve the speed and quality of their decision making.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."In
building NISC we had two primary objectives; to provide our customers
with the highest quality, effective solutions and to provide our
employees with the opportunity to do meaningful work with multiple
paths for professional development," said Thomas J. Campbell, chairman
of NISC, in a statement. "NISC's unique capabilities, long-standing
customer relationships, exceptional employees, and differentiated
solutions will be a strong fit with IBM."The
agreement includes the acquisition of NISC-affiliate Technology and
Management Services, Inc. The deal is expected to be finalized in the
first quarter of 2010, and is slated to be integrated into IBM's Global Business Services consulting unit.