DFI, Detica merge

DFI International and Detica, a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Detica Group, are joining forces in the United States to form Detica DFI to conduct and expand Detica’s business with the federal government.

The Detica DFI deal awaits regulatory approvals but is expected to close next month.

DFI is a privately owned Washington, D.C.-based consulting group with a 22-year history in the national security market, according to an announcement. Its clients include the Homeland Security, Defense and State departments, and the intelligence community.

The company said its unrelated commercial consulting practice, DFI Corporate Services, has been spun off to its management team and will operate independently as the Avascent Group.

Detica has provided consulting and advanced technology services to U.S. and British national security sectors for 30 years.

Detica DFI will combine Detica’s existing U.S. security business with DFI and serve as a core component in the company’s growing operations, which include offices in Washington, D.C.; Columbia, Md.; New York; and Chicago.

According to the announcement, retired Gen. Dennis Reimer, former Army chief of staff and current president of DFI’s Government Services practice, will lead Detica DFI.

“By combining the strengths of our two businesses we greatly extend our reach into the national security marketplace,” said Barry Blechman, founder and chief executive officer of DFI, in a statement. “Together, we will bring even more talent to bear on the increasingly complex and exacting needs of our clients.”

“Detica and DFI are two businesses with exceptional track records and outstanding reputations,” said Tom Black, Detica’s CEO. “Detica DFI will offer an enviable range of services and expertise.”

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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