Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Schafer, leading provider of scientific, engineering and technical services and products in the national security sector, is pleased to announce its Government Services Sector has been awarded a 3-year, 70+ person task order to provide Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O). The company has been working with DARPA for 26 years, and the task order is under its Seaport-e prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
“We are honored DARPA has selected Schafer to support I2O,” said Wesley Blankinship, Schafer SVP, Government Services. “This contract expands Schafer’s position as a leading SETA provider at DARPA and deepens the company’s qualifications in cyber security and data analytics.”
Schafer will assist DARPA I2O with formulating, executing and transitioning research and development projects that create leading-edge technologies and systems in the areas of Cyber, Analytics and Computing. DARPA’s mission is to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security, and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military. I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and software to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape.
“It is because of Schafer’s hard working and knowledgeable employees that we continue to receive opportunities like this in support of DARPA’s mission,” said Denise Kellogg, Schafer’s Science & Technology General Manager. “We are confident that I2O awarded this effort to Schafer as a direct result of our employees’ success and dedication.”
A longtime partner to DARPA for 26 years, Schafer will continue to grow as a primary provider to the Agency while broadening its cyber security and data analytics capabilities. Schafer’s mission is to help its customers meet and exceed goals and objectives with integrity, innovation, agility, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
For more information about Schafer Corporation and its partnership with DARPA, visit http://www.schafercorp.com.
About Schafer Corporation
Schafer Corporation is a provider of scientific, engineering, and technical services and products applied to defeating national security threats. The Company has a national footprint supporting mission-critical programs for customers including the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Security Agency (NSA). The Company has been widely recognized for its technical expertise and ability to provide objective analysis that leads to the development of innovative, problem-solving solutions.
About Metalmark Capital
Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm whose principals have a long track record of successful investing in targeted sectors, with particular focus and competence in energy/natural resources, industrials, healthcare, and defense/government services. Metalmark Capital seeks to build long-term value through active and supportive partnerships with the companies and management teams in which it invests. Metalmark Capital, which is an investment center of Citi Capital Advisors, is currently investing its latest fund with $2.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit http://www.metalmarkcapital.com.