Peraton’s most significant milestone in 2020 came in December when it announced the acquisition of Northrop Grumman’s Federal IT and Mission Support Services business.
The acquisition, and its more than 6,300 highly skilled employees, aligns with Peraton’s goals of becoming a next-generation national security company, the most trusted mission partner to customers, and a workplace that elicits pride from employees.
“Recent events have underscored the fact that our nation’s security has never been so interconnected,” said President and CEO Stu Shea. “The national security, health security, financial security and commerce security of our citizens are inextricably linked. Peraton will now be in a position to operate at this critical intersection, with approximately 10,000 employees delivering differentiated, proven and secure technology solutions across a broad set of government customers.”
In addition to the hundreds of mission critical employees who remained onsite at customer facilities around the world, Peraton supported complex and critical federal missions this year using some simple and proven collaboration technologies such as Microsoft Teams.
Before 2020, teleworking was not a significant factor at Peraton.
“But thanks to the enterprisewide rollout of Teams in the spring, coupled with our secure, cloud-based IT infrastructure, Peraton’s employees were able to continue firing on all cylinders from home, sustaining productivity and efficiency despite the challenges and uncertainties everyone encountered,” Shea said.
Peraton’s biggest focus will be the successful integration of the Federal IT and Mission Support Services business, while remaining laser-focused on delivering the mission support customers expect from Peraton.
“Peraton will be a leading government mission capability integrator and mission critical IT provider focused on delivering high-end technology-enabled solutions to customers in the defense, intelligence, civil and health agencies,” Shea said.
And even as Peraton plans for the integration process, “it also will be working to expand on the success of its current six business growth campaigns, including space resiliency and space command and control (C2), civil space, C5ISR and defensive cyber operations,” he added.