Engineering services provider MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) on Tuesday said it has acquired Enlightened IT Consulting (EITC), a small firm that provides cloud and cyber security services to defense agencies and the intelligence community.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Maryland-based EITC is ranked 846th on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies with $12.5 million in sales and 468 percent growth over three years.

MacAulay-Brown President and CEO Sid Fuchs. Photo: MacAulay-Brown.
MacAulay-Brown President and CEO Sid Fuchs. Photo: MacAulay-Brown.

EITC provides secure cloud engineering, analytics and big data solutions to its customers. It also provides network operations monitoring, cyber threat detection and mitigation, and insider threat identification across numerous DoD datasets.

“My vision has always been to take MacB into a direction that is more reflective of transformational capabilities that meet customers’ future mission needs in an evolving business environment,” Sid Fuchs, MacB’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Adding EITC to the MacB portfolio, along with our previous acquisitions, showcases a strategy that is on target and enables us to expand into highly valued markets with leading-edge capabilities.”

EITC’s customers include Army Cyber Command, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, and United States Cyber Command. The deal expands MacB’s cloud service offerings and its presence with Army Cyber Command, DISA and U.S. Cyber Command, and complements its cyber offerings to the Air Force and other government customers, a company spokesman told Defense Daily.

EITC has developed the Rapid Analytic Deployment and Management Framework for the key analytic components of the big data platform. The framework utilizes Amazon’s Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform.

The MacB spokesman said that the acquisition expands its number of personnel in the Greater Washington, D.C. region to more than 300. 

EITC will operate as a subsidiary of MacB. EITC’s financial adviser on the deal was Bluestone Capital Partners.