Booz Allen Hamilton Holdings Corp. (BAH), the government services firm that became a household name as the employer of Edward Snowden, has not shied away from defense IT in the years since. In fact the company moved to expand its business Tuesday with a $250 million deal to acquire web architect firm eGov Holdings Inc.
eGov, which does business as Aquilent, is a Laurel, Md.-based developer of .gov sites for various Federal agencies. The company employs about 350, providing digital and cloud-based services for agencies including the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration.
Aquilent was formed in 2002 as a spin out from one-time dot-com darling Commerce One Inc., which went bankrupt in 2004.
Booz Allen is a McLean, Va.-based firm that provides IT and other services for government and private clients. The company said the purchase would expand its cloud and mobile tech expertise.
"We are driving sustainable quality growth through client solutions that blend technical capabilities and talent with our consulting heritage," CEO Horacio Rozanski said in a statement. "This exciting addition to Booz Allen will bolster our capacity to provide digital transformation to clients."
Booz Allen in recent months has announced a number of digital services contracts, including a $25 million award to support the GSA and a seven-year contract awarded by the Post Office Enterprise Mobile Computing division. The company in the years since Snowden has maintained a number of high-profile contracts with agencies including the National Security Agency, and earlier this year had a second employee arrested after the FBI allegedly found highly-classified information at his Maryland home.