SGIS, headquartered in San Diego, California, was acquired by Salient Federal Solutions Inc., based in Fairfax, Virginia, the latter company announced on 29 June 2010. SGIS, founded in 2002, provides services to government agencies within the Intelligence, Homeland Security, Defense and Space communities. The company specializes in the areas of Intelligence Analysis, Information Technology, Engineering/ Integration, Training and Cyber Security. It develops and applies advanced technical solutions to help protect from threats by aggressors, provide advanced tools to soldiers and develop technologies that enable the further exploration of the solar system.
SGIS has a large team of intelligence professionals in support of multiple intelligence agencies providing all-source, HUMINT, SIGINT and ELINT analysis, collection management support, counterintelligence support, desk officer support and targeting support. SGIS analysts offer country specific expertise and language skills that can be used in numerous intelligence products throughout the intelligence community. Analysts offer unique knowledge on groups involved in the Global War on Terrorism. This valuable knowledge is utilized by national decision makers on a daily basis.
SGIS also provides 24/7 Watch Services in numerous agencies and departments. It is responsible for identification and reporting of international events in near real time in an effort to protect our citizens and national interests across the globe. SGIS teams of highly trained intelligence professionals possess strong technical backgrounds within the military, economic, political, scientific and social areas of intelligence analysis.
SGIS has received many highly-regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SGIS was named to Washington Technology Fast 50, was named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation in 2009 and ranked #10 on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2008 Hot 100 List of the Fastest-Growing Businesses in America. Other accolades include being named to the Military Training Technology (MT2) 2008 Top Simulation Companies List, being selected for the 2007 Inc. 500 list and ranking #2 on Washington Technology’s 2007 Fast 50 list. In 2006, SGIS was awarded the Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in Florida’s Mega Market. It was ranked No. 8 on the San Diego Business Journal’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2009. According to the Salient announcement, the company earned $101 million in revenue in 2009.
Salient, an information technology and engineering solutions company, said the acquisition supports the company’s growth plans and helps it to achieve its strategic objectives. Salient partnered with Frontenac Co. LLC, a Chicago private investment firm, to purchase SGIS.
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