Braxton Science and Technology Group, LLC (BSTG) and The O’Neil Group Company, LLC announce the purchase of Gnostech Inc., an engineering firm specializing in cyber security, system integration and security related software development, GPS user equipment and signals modeling, simulation and testing, as well as mission planning, according to a news release sent this week by Braxton.
A purchase price was not disclosed.
Gnostech is headquartered in Warminster, Penn. The sale closed Dec. 24.
“This purchase adds GPS user segment work to our existing space and ground segment contracts,” said Frank Backes, BSTGs CEO. “The DoD cyber security and information assurance contracts will align well with our existing Air Force and Commercial work and expand our national presence with offices in Pennsylvania, Virginia and California.”
Gnostech will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of BSTG, which allows Gnostech to take advantage of BSTG’s advanced marketing and financial tools while maintaining a strong and independent relationship with its existing customer base.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, The O’Neil Group Company is not new to defense acquisitions, having purchased Braxton Technologies, LLC in June 2008 and NDP Group in June 2013.
“In this post-sequestration environment, BSTG’s efforts to grow organically have been hindered, but growth through strategic acquisitions like Gnostech will continue to be at the forefront for the foreseeable future,” said Kevin O’Neil, The O’Neil Group Company CEO.
“Prior to his passing in June 2014, our Founder and President Alan Fesnak was looking for a partner who could expand Gnostech’s ability to provide the Warfighter with the innovative tools and services Gnostech has been known for over the past 30 years. We believe we found the qualities Alan was looking for with BSTG,” said James Espino, Gnostech’s former COO and newly appointed president.
Gnostech Inc. is an engineering and consulting company with expertise in global positioning system (GPS) simulations and software. Most of Gnostech’s work supports the U.S. Navy. Gnostech has grown from a few employees in 1981 to about 75 today with a sister office in San Diego, Calif., and support staff in Norfolk, Va., Moorestown, N.J. and Philadelphia, Penn. Gnostech’s technical expertise expands upon its GPS experience and extends into mission planning, network engineering, information assurance and security engineering.
NDP is an engineering firm specializing in net-centric system design, cyber security and systems integration. NDP can help customers develop, modernize and maintain ground stations, data centers and computer systems. NDP serves as both a prime contractor and teammate on DoD and Intel programs. NDP delivers on global contracts across multiple agencies including the Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA and more.
BSTG is a family of companies with expertise and products designed for command and control, satellite ground systems, software development, systems engineering, environmental intelligence, cross-domain data dissemination, information assurance, cyber security, technical staffing, and business intelligence markets. For more information on Braxton Science and Technology Group, LLC, see bstgllc.com.