L-3 Communications acquires Data Tactics Corporation

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- L-3 Communications has acquired Virginia-headquartered Data Tactics Corporation, enhancing its national security capabilities portfolio.

The acquisition of Data Tactics, a provider of Big Data analytics and cloud computing solution services to the U.S. Department of Defense, is effective immediately, L-3 said.


Data Tactics now operates as L-3 Data Tactics.

"Data Tactics adds key capabilities in Big Data analytics to L-3's portfolio, a very attractive and specialized domain that immediately enhances L-3's existing National Security Solutions business and supports its growth as a solutions integrator for the national security and international markets," said Michael T. Strianese, L-3's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This acquisition supports our strategy of providing differentiated technologies and solutions that enable market share gains and distinguish L-3 from our competitors."

L-3 Data Tactics has about 200 employees -- data scientists, engineers, architects and developers -- most of whom possess U.S. government security clearances. The business is expected to generate sales of about $50 million this calendar year.

Financial terms of the transaction were not immediately available.

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