BlueHalo on Tuesday said it has acquired Asymmetrik, a small software and technology company that provides open-source intelligence (OSINT) technologies serving the intelligence community and other national security customers.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BlueHalo is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners.
Asymmetrik, which is based in Annapolis Junction, Md., has more than 120 employees and has core capabilities in OSINT, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptocurrency, block chain analytics, real-time streaming analytics, cybersecurity, and federated search. The OSINT technologies enable the collection and analysis of publicly available information.
“Asymmetrik has earned the trust of the IC’s most demanding customers by creating software that addresses the hardest challenges in OSINT collection and analysis,” Henry Albers, a vice president at Arlington Capital, said in a statement. “With access to BlueHalo’s extensive resources, infrastructure, and past performance, we believe the company is well positioned to capitalize on numerous growth opportunities.”
Earlier this month, BlueHalo acquired Citadel Defense, a developer and provider of counter-small unmanned aircraft systems. BlueHalo has capabilities in the domains of space superiority, space technology, directed energy, autonomy, advanced radio frequency, cyber and signals intelligence.
Asymmetrik’s financial adviser on the deal was