Preferred Systems Solutions Buys GSM in Intell Market Expansion Push; Fred Funk Comments

acquisitionTysons Corner, Virginia-based government services contractor Preferred Systems Solutions has purchased software engineering company GSM Consulting for an undisclosed sum in a move PSS said aims to grow its footprint in the intelligence community.

Leesburg-headquartered GSM was founded in 2008 and says its work for government agencies includes application development, analytics, cloud computing, mobile devices, cybersecurity and enterprise architecture services.

GSM employs more than 70 analysts, engineers and information technology professionals that will transition into PSS’ national security group.

Fred Funk, senior vice president for PSS’ national security group, said his company sought GSM’s experience in software engineering, data analytics and mobile development work for intelligence agencies.

“The strategy of the PSS national security group is to build a company to solve the challenging problems faced by the intelligence community, ” Funk said.

Donald McKinley, GSM president and CEO, has been appointed a vice president for PSS’ national security group.

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