In November of 2014, Raytheon announced the acquisition of Blackbird Technologies, a leading provider of persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the Intelligence Community (IC) and special operations market.
The Herndon-based Blackbird Technologies sold for $420 Million in a transaction that was named, “Deal of the Year (Over $250M),” at the 2015 ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards.
With a large number of customers in the IC, Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the intelligence organizations supporting the Department of Defense, the addition of Blackbird Technologies expanded Raytheon’s special operations capabilities in tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity across a broad spectrum of globally dispersed platforms and communications networks.
The transaction effectively helped Raytheon become one of the top industry partners to SOCOM at a time when information security and mission assurance are top priorities for the federal government, and the IC and defense sectors specifically.
According to Peggy Styer, CEO of Blackbird Technologies, “Raytheon’s extraordinary technical depth and our combined capabilities in cyber security, persistent surveillance, and secure tactical communications will allow us to deliver the next generation of end-to-end solutions to our customers in the IC and special operations markets.”
Now – one year after the transaction – Peggy is bringing her management team back in front of the ACG National Capital membership to discuss the company’s success, the acquisition and the process of officially bringing Blackbird Technologies under the Raytheon umbrella.
On Friday, November 20, 2015, Peggy Styer, the CEO of Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc., Tiffanny Gates, the Vice President of the company’s Cyber Strategies Group, and Jack Kerrigan, the company’s Vice President of Operations, will join the ACG National Capital membership for the November Monthly Meeting. This moderated panel discussion will be held from 7:30 AM – 9:00 am at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.