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Anteon acquiring homeland security firm

Anteon International Corp. last week announced that it is acquiring Information Spectrum Inc., which provides defense and homeland security solutions.

ISI is a $130 million company with headquarters in Annandale, Va. It specializes in credential card technologies, military logistics and training systems, according to Anteon's announcement.

ISI is the prime contractor for secure identification and access management solutions for the Homeland Security Department's Permanent Resident Card and the State Department's Border Crossing Card programs.

The company also provides logistics, training and engineering solutions for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command.

Fairfax, Va.-based Anteon, a leading provider of information technology solutions to the federal government, will pay $90.7 million in cash.

The companies expect to close the deal by the end of next month.

PureEdge gets DOD approval

PureEdge Solutions Inc., a leading developer of business process automation software, has met the Defense Department's stringent security and interoperability standards.

PureEdge products let organizations create, manage and deploy Extensible Markup Language-based e-forms into business processes.

The company's Internet commerce software has received DOD public-key infrastructure interoperability certifi-cation, following successful testing by the Joint Interoperability Test Command.

The command, DOD's PKI test organization, helps the department and commercial partners deploy PKI by providing support and security services such as authentication, confidentiality and access control.

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