Jacobs Acquires Blue Canopy

Darren Kraabel, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has acquired data analytics, cybersecurity and application development firm Blue Canopy.

Reston, Virginia-based Blue Canopy has accumulated a long list of recognitions since its founding in 2001: GovCon Government Contractor of the Year in 2016, twice recognized by The Washington Post as a top work place, awards from the Department of Homeland Security and National Science Foundation for data analytics solutions, heralded for its Security Operations Center.

Jacobs Aerospace and Technology Senior Vice President Darren Kraabel said the acquisition expands Jacobs’ client base into the federal civilian financial and health care sectors and broadens its reach into the intelligence community.

“While discussing digital solutions with our public and private sector clients, we encounter two recurring themes,” Kraabel said. “First, the need to deliver data visualization and analytic solutions that allow operators to quickly identify areas for improvement and unlock the power of the data. Second, the need for comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that span the spectrum of compliance to managed services to forensics and resiliency. Blue Canopy brings solutions in all these areas to expand Jacobs’ capabilities.”

Employing more than 54,000 workers, Jacobs is headquartered in Dallas and provides a diverse range of technical, professional and construction services worldwide. Blue Canopy has 450 employees and reported $104 million in revenue in 2016.

“Combining Blue Canopy’s technology enabled solutions with the Jacobs Connected Enterprise will accelerate client adoption around automation, analytics and innovation in commercial, civilian and national security markets,” said Blue Canopy CEO Brad Schwartz. “Our complementary capabilities in cybersecurity, data analytics and cloud practice will make us a driving force in the market and allow us to bring new solutions to Jacobs’ existing customer base.”

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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