Vienna-based A-T Solutions earlier this month acquired Arlington-based GreenLine Systems, a technology company that specializes in cross-border movement of vessels, goods and people.
A-T Solutions said the purchase will expand its counterterrorism work into international markets. The company will become part of A-T Solutions’s national security group, said Dennis Kelly , A-T Solutions’s chief executive.
“GreenLine is more on the predicted analytics side, more on the big data side — which is a place we want to be,” Kelly said.
GreenLine, which was founded in 2002, also has offices in Canada and the Netherlands. Kelly said GreenLine’s Arlington lease will be ending soon, and those employees will move into A-T Solutions’s office in Tysons Corner. GreenLine has about 60 employees, according to Kelly.
He said A-T Solutions is seeking more acquisitions, but is being careful in its approach.
“Like a lot of people, we’ve been on kind of a hiatus the last few years” when it comes to acquisitions, Kelly said. “But we really thought strategically it was important for us to get back into the market here.”
District-based Command Consulting Group, which focuses on security and intelligence for government and private clients, said earlier this month it has established CT Strategies, which will focus on trade and supply chain challenges.
Allen Gina and Andrew Farrelly , both former Customs and Border Protection officials, will lead the group, Command said.
Gina retired from CBP as the assistant commissioner for international trade, while Farrelly most recently served as the chief of staff for the Office of Field Operations.
The Government Accountability Office has denied Stafford-based TrustComm’s protest of a Coast Guard decision to continue using a contract awarded to Leesburg-based MTN Government Services.
TrustComm had argued that MTN was not a small business, and the contract is set aside for a small business.
In 2012, MTN was selected for a contract with the Coast Guard — beating out TrustComm, which has claimed it was next in line. TrustComm protested at the time, and the Coast Guard sought to verify MTN’s small-business status, but was delayed by a backlog at the Small Business Administration.
The Coast Guard, without hearing from the SBA, decided to go forward with the contract. Nearly nine months later, the SBA determined MTN was not a small business for the purposes of this procurement, the GAO report said. Still, the Coast Guard decided to continue the contract because canceling would be costly and cause delays.
TrustComm protested again, but the GAO said it has found the decision to continue the contract “unobjectionable.”
The GAO sustained part of a protest filed by Chantilly-based Savvee Consulting against a contract awarded by the State Department to Alexandria-based Edmonds Enterprise Services for support services to the department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
Edmonds had received slightly higher ratings and had a slightly lower price of $28.1 million, compared with Savvee’s $28.2 million. But Savvee argued that if the agency had properly evaluated the technical bids, it would have won the work.
The GAO said it found evaluation errors that “raise the possibility that Savvee’s quotation might have been viewed as technically superior” and recommended the agency reevaluate and make a new decision.
The GAO has denied a protest filed by Seabrook, Md.-based Worldwide Information Network Systems, a subsidiary of Fairfax-based ManTech International , against a Defense Intelligence Agency task order awarded to Gaithersburg-based Lockheed Martin for enterprise infrastructure engineering services.
Worldwide had received similar ratings to Lockheed, but proposed a price of $107.2 million to Lockheed’s $80 million. Worldwide had argued the agency didn’t take enough time reviewing Lockheed’s proposal and made a flawed “best value determination,” but the GAO found that none of the allegations “furnishes a basis for questioning the source selection.”
The GAO has also denied a protest filed by Rockville-based Electronic On-Ramp over a Federal Trade Commission contract awarded to District-based Booz Allen Hamilton for an electronic discovery software project.
EOR’s price was “significantly higher,” the GAO report notes, and its software had weaknesses, including that a major component was “largely untested.” The GAO backed the agency.
The GAO denied a protest filed by District-based VariQ against a Treasury Department purchasing agreement with Falls Church-based Federal Working Group for data center professional services.
Though VariQ had proposed a lower price than that of FWG, its proposal was deemed unacceptable, while FWG’s was rated as good.
The GAO said it found that the agency “reasonably found VariQ’s quotation unacceptable, and that there is no basis to sustain the protest.”