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SOSi Consolidates Defense IT & Intelligence Solutions in New Business Unit to Drive Growth in Marketplace; Ed Bachl, Julian Setian Quoted

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Julian Setian
Julian Setian

SOS International (SOSi) has consolidated its defense information technology and intelligence solutions business units under the leadership of Ed Bachl, former co-founder of Vykin Corporation, the company reported on Thursday

“Positioning our talented cadre of analysts, developers, and IT professionals within one business unit gives us a tremendous market discriminator,” said Bachl, SOSi’s senior vice president for Defense and Intelligence Solutions. “We can incorporate actual user feedback taken from our analysts in the field to develop more effective mission applications, networks, and IT solutions that meet our customers’ current and future needs.” 

Vykin Corporation was acquired by SOSi in July 2019. The acquisition enabled SOSi to gain a spot on the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) $6 billion Enhanced Solutions for the IT Enterprise contract and on a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) procurement vehicle for agile and cloud development services. Vykin also gave SOSi command and control support to Department of Defense (DoD) customers across Southwest Asia, Europe and the Pacific region.

The company’s newly integrated Defense and Intelligence Solutions Group will align SOSi’s intelligence analytic, information operations, and technical collection capabilities with its world-class engineering, cybersecurity and mission IT expertise. 

The Group will support a variety of programs in the DoD and Intelligence Community (IC), and will be a prime contractor on the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Solutions for Intelligence Analysis (SIA) program. 

SOSi’s new division will assume the role of lead architect of the DoD’s global Mission Partner Environment (MPE), which is used by allied, coalition, and bilateral partners to securely communicate and share information.

The company’s success on the MPE program has marked SOSi a lead contender for an $8 billion contract to be solicited in summer 2020 by the U.S. Air Force combining the MPE and Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Extended (BICES-X) contracts. 

The new business has also integrated SOSi’s advanced technology research and development capabilities with its real and virtual intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor and electronic warfare solutions, which will develop emerging technology products that support classified programs.

The newly integrated business will manage dozens of programs stretching across four continents. A large segment of the Group’s international workforce is composed of trained analysts charged with providing timely, reliable, and relevant intelligence for warfighters, planners, and policy professionals worldwide.

SOSi’s Defense and Intelligence Solutions business comprises one-third of the company’s business portfolio. The organization’s Mission Solutions Group provides long-range logistics, operations, maintenance, and supply chain solutions to the DoD and Department of State (DoS). 

The Federal Solutions Group will provide software development, enterprise IT engineering, enterprise resource system management, network operations, cybersecurity and language services to numerous non-DoD and non-IC government customers, including the DoS, Department of Justice (DoJ), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

“The lines between analytic services and technologies are continuously blurring as more defense and intelligence customers adopt and deploy cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence solutions enterprise-wide,” said Julian Setian, SOSi president and CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. “As a bold and agile organization, we are adapting our business structure to align with the operational and procurement strategy shifts exhibited by our customers in the defense and intelligence markets.”

About SOSi

Founded in 1989, SOSi is the largest private, family-owned and operated technology and services integrator in the aerospace, defense, and government services industry. Its portfolio includes military logistics, intelligence analysis, software development, and cybersecurity.