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Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.; Chris Meilhammer Quoted

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Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI). The acquisition to acquire GSI was announced on March 3rd and terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.  

“We are pleased to announce that we have closed our acquisition of GSI. We are excited to welcome the GSI team into Tyto and begin working together to build a world-class organization to support our customers’ rapidly evolving requirements related to mission focused digital transformation,” said Chris Meilhammer, CEO of Tyto Athene. 

The combination of Tyto with GSI, the latter is comprised of AT&T’s Department of Defense IT professional services business and select other contracts, creates a “pure-play”  IT professional services and solutions provider to the critical U.S. government agencies. 

Meilhammer will serve as the CEO for the combined business unit with Dan Smith acting as its chief financial officer. Tyto is also welcoming the full workforce from GSI, which includes the following members of GSI’s management team taking pivotal leadership roles: 

Carl Tegen – SVP, Army & DISA

Bill Lantzy – SVP, Navy & Marine Corps

David Blake – Chief Technology Officer

Hector Pelayo – VP, Air & Space Forces

Jeff Wolfe – VP, Integration Management Office

“In addition, we are excited to expand our Board of Directors with three great additions who can assist us as we take the company to the next level,” Meilhammer added.

Tyto Athene is also welcoming former CEO of IDEMIA's North America Identity & Security Business Unit Ed Casey, current president and founder of K4D Ken Deutsch, and former Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Joanne Isham, to its board of directors in conjunction with the acquisition. 

AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. 

About Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene is a full-service systems integrator providing design, installation, and support of complex voice, data, and security networks. Our wide range of network services and solutions include VoIP/voice, video, data, transport, infrastructure, network management, and security.  Tyto Athene has over fifty years of experience supporting the Federal Government, the Department of Defense, State and Local Governments, communities, first responders and organizations across the United States and around the globe.