has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eagan, McAllister
Associates, Inc. (EMA), an information technology
(IT) and engineering
services firm headquartered in Lexington Park, Md. The acquisition is subject
to customary conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of November
Founded in 1984, EMA has more than 1,000 employees, and reported annual
sales of more than $110 million for its most recent fiscal year. EMA provides
world-class IT services focused on aviation and command, control,
communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) programs supporting the U.S.
Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations Command
. This year,
Washington Technology ranked EMA #77 in its Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors
list, and last year Government Executive ranked EMA #49 in its Top 50 Navy Contractors
"EMA owes its success to our extraordinarily talented employees who apply
their unique expertise to meet the most demanding customer requirements while
keeping a focus on the ever-changing marketplace. I feel more than blessed to
be a small part of their successes," said John McAllister
, EMA president and
co-founder. "AMSEC is a quality company that shares many of our core values.
We view the combination of AMSEC and EMA as a tremendous opportunity for our
employees and customers."
"The combination of AMSEC and EMA joins two successful companies capable
of delivering more robust, cost-effective engineering and technology solutions
to the U.S. government and other customers," said Carl M. Albero, AMSEC chief
executive officer and chairman of the board. "Like AMSEC, EMA is a company
that values its employees and encourages strong customer relationships. John
McAllister is a strong community and business leader who will help unite both
our management teams and all our employees as we work together to expand our
services to the U.S. government and the Navy."