WASHINGTON – Defense Contractor CACI International announced last year that it had made two purchases as part of a plan to increase its focus on technology.
Reston, V. The company acquired Bluestone Analytics, a company that specializes in dark web data analysis and exploitation and, secondly, a space-based company that specializes in high-density cyberspace space and satellite communications. In an interview with Defense News, Menguchi did not say much about his second discovery, but focused on the Pentagon’s space.
“It is a collection of technology dedicated to a very divided customer. “Space has become a hotbed of controversy. [with] comms This is very important today, as far as we can go to satellites and go to the ground and maintain and utilize those connections. ”
CACI said it has spent $ 120 million on quarterly earnings and expects sales to increase to $ 30 million by 2022. The company posted $ 1.5 billion in sales in the first quarter, an increase of 2.2 percent over the previous year.
Although CACI has historically been a professional service provider, since 2012 it has been investing in future technologies as well as efficient software development. There is currently a 47 percent -53 percent gap between government services or “professional” and technology. The company employs 23,000 people.
“I want to build mission packages and technologies that will help the fighter wherever the frontier is,” said Menguchi, which could mean customers of the military, law enforcement or intelligence agency.
The contractor’s strategy involves identifying current or future technology gaps to guide the company’s internal investments. Menguchi This means “training, partnering or acquisition of narrow and deep companies in the area where our customers are screaming for solutions” – all of which are being addressed in technology-led products and employee-oriented solutions.
In that way, the acquisition of blueson analytics provided an open source of intelligence for military commanders.
Mengucci said the company’s strategy has helped keep the organization out of budget crisis and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the outbreak of the cholera virus. There were still impacts: Afghanistan represents 2% of the organization’s head and had to stockpile micro-electronics to reduce Kovid-related shortcomings.
“We survived the Black Swan incident – when we hit Covider and realized, ‘Sir, we can’t have all these people sitting in a building.’ “We will continue to grow, we will continue to work on the technology development programs that have been contracted, and we have struggled far less than other people in our sector.”
Joe Gould is a congressional and industry correspondent covering defense budget and policy issues at Capitol Hill as well as industry news.