Polaris Alpha announced Oct. 2 it acquired Denver-based Solidyn Solutions. The deal was made final Sept. 27 and terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Polaris Alpha provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and intelligence community customers. Polaris now has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs; Fredericksburg, Va.; Annapolis Junction, Md.; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; and Alexandria, Va. as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.

“The acquisition enhances Polaris Alpha’s expertise in developing space-based solutions across a number of critical programs in the national security community,” a news release issued by Polaris Alpha said, adding Solidyn Solutions has focused on providing engineering talent and cloud solutions to customers in the defense and intelligence communities.

“Since it was founded in 2004, Solidyn Solutions has enjoyed consistent growth, while specializing in innovative, mission-focused solutions for its customers,” the release states. “These solutions include satellite mission management, command and control systems, virtualization and cloud computing, information assurance, and large-scale data processing systems.”

Peter Cannito, CEO of Polaris Alpha, said in the release that the acquisition will “significantly strengthen” the company’s reach in the space and [Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] markets for military and intelligence customers.

“Solidyn Solutions is deeply embedded within the Intelligence Community, one of our main areas of focus, and will enhance our relationship with our customers in that domain,” he said.

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Polaris Alpha President Jay Jesse said space-based solutions for defense and intelligence represent “a rich and growing business area.

“Colorado Springs is one of the hubs in the United States, so it works out well for us,” he said. “We’ve definitely seen a very strong demand now and I expect even stronger in the future.

“In addition to being technical and subject matter experts in C4ISR, this company brings tremendous expertise in cloud computing and DevOps, which are two very exciting new technologies,” Jesse added.

“The C4ISR space technologies being deployed in these new paradigms is really one of their strengths.”

Michael Pearson, co-owner and president of Solidyn Solutions said in the release that he is “extremely excited” to become part of the Polaris Alpha team.“The acquisition allows us to continue to fulfill our mission of providing high quality engineering talent to our customers, while also expanding our capabilities and reach through Polaris Alpha’s network of talent and resources,” Pearson said.

“Solidyn Solutions has quietly become one of the leading providers of engineering services for customers on classified contracts, an area that requires an unwavering commitment to customer service and security,” said Jesse in the release. “With more than 90 percent of its workforce holding high-level security clearances, Solidyn Solutions is a key piece to build upon Polaris Alpha’s continued expansion in the space and intelligence markets.”

J. Andrew Marshall, co-owner and vice president of Solidyn Solutions, said the acquisition will enable the company to provide customers with “a broadly expanded offering of technology and services under the Polaris Alpha umbrella.

“Polaris Alpha has quickly become one of the leading technology providers in the defense contracting space, and we are excited to become part of such a fast-growing team, while also providing our customers with the best products and services that we possibly can,” Marshall said.

Pearson and Marshall will become part of the executive management team of Polaris. Each will be senior vice president within the Mission Solutions Business Unit of Polaris Alpha.

For further details, visit polarisalpha.com.