McLean-based Haystax Technology, the maker of public safety software that’s used to identify threats at large events, such as the Super Bowl, has acquired cybersecurity and network management company NetCentrics for an undisclosed sum.
The combined company will tally revenue of more than $100 million and count 350 employees across its offices in Virginia, California, North Carolina and Arizona. NetCentrics will become a wholly owned subsidiary and maintain its name.
Haystax executives said in a news release that the joint company will specialize in “big data analytics, cloud computing, real-time threat assessment, cybersecurity and IT enterprise management for defense, intelligence and commercial markets.”
With industry observers identifying each of those markets as poised for growth in coming years, including increased spending from government agencies, that puts Haystax in an IT sweet spot.
“We have very strong cultural alignment and focus on bringing leading edge technology to our customer’s most difficult missions by providing differentiated solutions with innovation and agility,” Haystax chief executive William B. Van Vleet III said in a statement.
NetCentrics, which has an office in Herndon, was founded in 1995 by chief executive Bob Dougherty and Chief Technology Officer Bob Dixon. The company provides security and network management services to the Pentagon and Fortune 500 companies.
“The NetCentrics team has proven expertise, strong leadership and complementary skills and capabilities,” Van Vleet said. “Their size, scale and infrastructure, along with a strong contract base, provide a formidable foundation for acceleration of growth in a number of critical areas.”
Southern Methodist University in Dallas will offer an online master’s degree in data science this January thanks to a partnership with Landover-based online education company 2U.
The program is the latest in a growing list of online degrees that 2U has created in concert with established universities. 2U provides the technological backbone and assists with recruitment, the universities establish the curriculum and provide the faculty.
Other programs include a master’s in nursing at Georgetown University, an MBA at the University of North Carolina and a master’s of education at the University of Southern California.