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SIXGEN Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Secure Enterprise Engineering; Jack Wilmer Quoted

Cybersecurity company SIXGEN has acquired Secure Enterprise Engineering as part of a push to expand its software offerings, client relationships and technical talent needed to accelerate the delivery of cyber capabilities to digital warfighters in support of national security missions.

SIXGEN said Tuesday it expects the acquisition to expand its software development capabilities within the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture.

Secure-EE uses its proprietary intellectual property to deliver a set of capabilities across cyber environments and software infrastructure layers, including command and control, cyber tooling, provisioning and data management, to intelligence and defense agency customers.

The acquired company offers a platform, Distant Rook, designed to facilitate the automated provisioning of joint deployable hunt kits.

Secure-EE founder and CEO Laura Montano and Chief Technology Officer Shawn Oles will join SIXGEN as senior members of the leadership team.

“I am thrilled to combine forces with Laura, Shawn and the entire Secure-EE team to further amplify SIXGEN’s impact on the national mission,” said SIXGEN CEO Jack Wilmer.

“Secure-EE has exceptionally differentiated proficiencies that are complementary to SIXGEN’s growth objectives and product roadmaps. This combination of talent and highly complementary IP creates a leading team and strengthens our ability to address the mission needs of our national partners and customers,” added Wilmer, who assumed the chief executive role in April.

The transaction follows recent executive moves at SIXGEN, including the appointment of Jonathan Sholtis as chief operating officer and the addition of Andrew Boyd, former director of the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, and Charles Moore, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, to the board of directors.

The deal marks the first acquisition of SIXGEN, which was acquired by private investment firm Washington Harbour Partners in November.

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