January 22, 2010 - IBM announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire National Interest Security Company, LLC (NISC) to further strengthen IBM's ability to deliver advanced analytics and IT solutions to the public sector.  NISC, a privately-held company headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, offers a full range of services and solutions in the areas of defense, health care, energy, logistics and security.

NISC's strategy and operational solutions help government agencies improve operations and create new, forward-looking capabilities. NISC is a provider of information technology solutions, information management, and strategic consulting services in support of national interest and security initiatives. NISC distinguishes itself by aligning its services with the customer mission in five focused areas: intelligence, defense, homeland security, energy, and federal health/civilian agencies.

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.  

It is expected that these areas will complement IBM's existing offerings and the Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) Services for Public Sector.  Introduced in April 2009, IBM's public sector BAO team works with government agencies utilizing advanced analytics to transform ordinary data into predictive intelligence, helping agencies improve the speed and quality of their decision making.

Thomas J. Campbell, chairman of NISC, believes that NISC will be a strong fit with IBM, due to the company’s focus on developing unique capabilities, long standing customer relationships, exceptional employees and differentiated solutions.

Financial details were not disclosed. The agreement includes the acquisition of Technology and Management Services, Inc., an NISC affiliate. The deal is subject to regulatory reviews. At the completion of the transaction, which is expected in the first quarter of 2010, NISC will be integrated into IBM's Global Business Services consulting unit.

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