National Interest Security Company, an IBM company
National Interest Security Company, LLC (NISC), headquartered in Fairfax, VA, became an IBM company in March 2010. The business will be integrated into IBM Global Business Services, operating initially as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
NISC, which has 1,000 employees, has expertise in systems engineering, biometrics, document and media exploitation, systems integration, software development, enterprise architecture, security, information assurance, analysis support and critical infrastructure protection. NISC is a leading provider in support of national interest and security initiatives for the Intelligence Community and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, as well as Federal Health agencies.
Representative missions include, but are not limited to, providing analytically-based portfolio and capability prototyping to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; conversion, hosting, terascale data management, and multi-lingual data exploitation for the Intelligence Community; application development and systems support to the U.S. Cyber Security effort; critical program management support to the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security; and strategy, assessment, policy, planning, and execution for the Department of Energy.
Companies previously acquired by NISC include Athenyx, Edge Consulting, IMC, Omen Inc, IMC, and TMS.
* Athenyx was a provider of expert level engineering and computer systems support, for the design, acquisition, development, integration, deployment, and ongoing support of high performance information systems to the Intelligence Community.
* Edge Consulting, Inc. ("Edge"), headquartered in Centreville, Virginia provided technology and management consulting services that include, but are not limited to, quantitative performance analysis, strategy, technology assessment, and capability development. Edge was primarily focused on serving the United States intelligence and defense communities.
* Multi-Threaded Inc. (MTI), headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, was a highly-specialized company that provided systems engineering and software development solutions in support of document and media exploitation, multi-lingual data exploitation, and cyber security initiatives for the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. MTI's services and solutions addressed the significant challenges faced by its customers to effectively manage and analyze the massive repositories of disparate data collected from intelligence operations around the world. MTI provides multi-terabyte unstructured data management solutions, including analytical and data exploitation solutions allowing its customers to rapidly process, translate, retrieve, and analyze information that is pertinent to its mission. All of MTI's employees have high-level security clearances.
* Omen provided sophisticated software and systems engineering services to customers in the Intelligence Community with expertise in data acquisition, content management, information dissemination, collection and analysis of communications, and electronic intelligence.
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