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Michael Strianese: L-3 Buys Data Tactics Corp. for Analytics Market Push

big data2L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased big data analytics and cloud computing services provider Data Tactics Corp. for an undisclosed sum.

McLean, Va.-based Data Tactics is a prime contractor for several national security programs in the areas of big data management and analysis, L-3 said Wednesday.

Data Tactics’ customers include agencies in the military, government, public safety and law enforcement sectors.

Michael Strianese, L-3 chairman, president and CEO, said the company sought to grow its big data analytics portfolio through the transaction and to create adjacent opportunities for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business.

L-3 estimates Data Tactics will generate $50 million in sales for calendar year 2014.

Nearly 200 employees work for Data Tactics, including 150 data scientists, engineers, architects and developers.

The company produces a big data engine platform that is designed for big data analytics and cloud computing in government and commercial markets.

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