Integrity Applications Incorporated, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has announced the acquisition of Dependable Global Solutions.
Dependable Global Solutions (DGS), a computer and network security company which offers cybersecurity and counterintelligence solutions to intelligence and defence customers in the federal government, was founded in 2004 by Joel Griffin and Dai Do.
“We are tremendously excited to welcome DGS to the IAI family,” said Dave Dzaran, President and CEO of Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI). “After our partnership with Arlington Capital earlier this year, DGS is the first of many investments, both organic and inorganic, aimed at not only bringing our collective capabilities to a broader set of defense and intelligence customers, but also facilitating our employees’ career growth by exposing them to adjacent mission areas to which their expertise from elsewhere in the Intelligence Community can be applied. With the acquisition of DGS, we will have over 1,100 employees with technical expertise in space, missile defense, cybersecurity and intelligence.”
DGS is well positioned to identify and resolve our nation’s most critical vulnerabilities.
– Ben Ramundo, Senior Associate, Arlington Capital Partners
“DGS is well positioned to identify and resolve our nation’s most critical vulnerabilities, ranging from the attempts to compromise our critical infrastructure to the theft of intellectual property from top government research facilities,” said Ben Ramundo, Senior Associate at Arlington Capital Partners. “The importance of these missions, and the unique capabilities DGS utilizes to address them, reinforces IAI’s strategy of solving the most complicated problems facing our national security community.”
As part of the acquisition, Joel Griffin and Travis Hyde – Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of DGS, respectively – will join IAI’s leadership team as Vice Presidents.
“Dai, Joel and Travis’s dedication to both the success of their customers’ mission as well as employee care made it clear that DGS would fit in well with IAI’s culture, and DGS’s capabilities in the domains of cybersecurity, insider threat, and counterintelligence are highly differentiated,” said David Wodlinger, a Partner at Arlington Capital. “We expect to see strong growth in the demand for these services and solutions across IAI’s broader national security focused customer base.”
I don’t think we could have found a better home for our company and our employees than with IAI.
– Dai Do, CEO and co-founder, Dependable Global Solutions
IAI provides technology to the US national security community, covering intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. Cybersecurity is among the areas covered, with others including radar, missile defense, imagery-based geo-positioning and targeting, and more. The company’s interest in DGS therefore makes sense, particularly combined with DGS founders’ backgrounds – before DGS, Do managed the Pentagon’s Intrusion Detection Team and served at the Department of State as a Field Engineer, while Griffin is a former Marine with experience at consulting companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Unisys.
“Both DGS and IAI have had immense success because of their common philosophy of putting customers first,” said Do. “As our growth trajectory and momentum accelerated this year, identifying the right partner to invest behind our expanding capabilities was the right strategic decision for our company. I don’t think we could have found a better home for our company and our employees than with IAI, and I’m very excited about the tremendous opportunities we have in front of us.”