Tangible Security Acquires A&N Associates, Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tangible Security announced today that it has acquired A&N Associates, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, Md., a leader in information assurance and acquisition management services for defense, intelligence, and federal agencies. This is the second acquisition in less than six months that Tangible closes and continues to build out its portfolio of capabilities in the cybersecurity space, supporting its growth strategy announced in January 2013.
“Our Information Assurance (IA) capabilities in Technical & Policy Analysis, Operations Engineering, and Information Systems Security Engineering increases the percentage of federal opportunities that Tangible can pursue as a prime. They also enhance our commercial solutions and will help our expansion into the healthcare market this year.”
Since focusing solely on cybersecurity, Tangible continually looks to add new solutions for existing markets, and expand access into new markets with existing solutions. The A&N acquisition achieves both goals. Tangible established its expertise in support of government and military clients – some of the most targeted organizations in the world – and now brings “military grade expertise” to its commercial clients.
“The acquisition of A&N represents continued execution of our cybersecurity focus and growth strategy,” said Dr. Mark Mykityshyn, Tangible Security’s Executive Chairman. “We now have the ability to broaden and deepen our relationships in the military and intelligence communities.” Tangible also announces today the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Bethesda to Columbia, Md.
“A&N contributes time-proven relationships in the defense and intelligence communities, as well as many federal civilian agencies, such as the Department of Energy, General Services Administration, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA),” said John Nicolettos, CEO of A&N Associates. “Our Information Assurance (IA) capabilities in Technical & Policy Analysis, Operations Engineering, and Information Systems Security Engineering increases the percentage of federal opportunities that Tangible can pursue as a prime. They also enhance our commercial solutions and will help our expansion into the healthcare market this year.”
Founded in 1998, Tangible Security develops and deploys cybersecurity solutions to protect our clients’ sensitive data, infrastructure, and competitive advantage. We have served our nation’s most security-conscious government organizations with military grade requirements, as well as corporate clients demanding more agile and affordable results. The value we deliver stems from the expertise of our people. They write industry-leading books, serve on classified government projects and deliver presentations at major events on critical security practices. They are the architects, pioneers and sustainers of systems that we can seldom discuss publicly. Our cybersecurity products and services span: public key infrastructure authentication integration/operations; enterprise cybersecurity assessment & testing; Security Information & Event Management implementation & monitoring; enterprise security program development; Governance, Risk Management, & Compliance; embedded device cybersecurity assessments; and secure product development life cycle services.
A&N Associates is a recognized leader in the small business community of cyber security providers to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Communities and the Federal Civilian Government. We understand that our clients are faced with many challenges in defining and deploying cyber security solutions. These information assurance challenges include evaluating various acquisition strategies and security technologies; aligning those strategies and technologies against business and program requirements; mitigating business and program risks; and implementing a final solution within a defined budget.