Camber of Huntsville, Alabama, just acquired EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions, or DS3. San Antonio-based DS3 sells cybersecurity, IT and secure satellite communications services to the Air Force, Navy, Veteran Affairs Department and other government agencies, along with commercial satellite companies. Camber sells its engineering and technical services to the aerospace and defense sectors domestically and internationally. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.
HUNTSVILLE, AL., May 19, 2011 – Camber Corp. announced it has acquired EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc. (DS3), a leading provider of cyber security, information assurance (IA), information technology (IT), and secure satellite communication services for strategic customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Joint Command communities.
The acquisition of DS3 further deepens Camber’s National Security Group’s cyber security support and services. DS3 has developed a distinguished reputation for its ability to combine its cyber security services with an innovative suite of proprietary network simulators and emulation software.
Such highly technical cyber capabilities have positioned DS3 to operate and support the Joint Cyberspace Operations Range (JCOR), one of just four major cyber ranges active in the DoD today.
“DS3’s experience and capabilities in cyber warfare are rapidly gaining recognition as a key element of the Nation’s cyber arsenal,” said Ron Moore, chief executive officer of DS3. “As part of the Camber team, we are excited to be able to offer our customers additional and enhanced solutions for cyber security and defense as well as our other services.”
DS3 is Camber’s third acquisition in the last two years. Veritas Analytics and i2S were both acquired in late 2009. “We are proud to unite the DS3 team with the Camber team, at such a critical time in cyber security training,” said Walter Batson, founder and chief executive officer of Camber Corporation.
With the depth and breadth of DS3 cyber training solutions, Camber expands its ability to support the DoD and Intelligence Community with the entire cycle of cyber security requirements. The National Security Group will touch every aspect of cyber exercises, including planning missions, modeling cyber scenarios, simulating network environments, overseeing cyber warfare exercises, analyzing data, and thereby developing requirements.
DS3’s participation in large-scale joint exercises also facilitates Camber’s communication with key participants in the Federal cyber community, providing its National Security Group with unique insight into the latest cyber attacks, vulnerabilities, mitigation measures, and defensive techniques, and providing its Aerospace Defense Group with significant information technology and secure satellite communications capability.
DS3 currently serves customers in the Federal, Defense, Joint, and Commercial communities including Air Force, Navy, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), National Guard Bureau, Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense Contracting Management Agency (DCMA), and commercial satellite companies.
Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Camber Corporation provides mission-critical engineering and technical services to Aerospace & Defense, National Security, and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide. Camber’s capability areas include engineering and advanced technology applications; training and simulation; and operations, analysis, and mission support. The Corporation supports customers in meeting important security and disaster relief requirements throughout the federal government and in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. For more information on Camber, please visit www.camber.com
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, DS3 provides a wide range of cyber ops, automation and simulation training, information assurance, enterprise support services, information technology (IT) engineering, communications and crypto product solutions at more than 30 locations nationwide. Houlihan Lokey was the financial advisor to EADS NA on the transaction.