DSA Announces Acquisition of Symbolic Systems’ Federal IT Assets

DSA Announces Acquisit…

Fran Pierce, DSA Chairman of the Board and CEO, noted, “We are very excited about the Symbolic Systems acquisition. DSA and Symbolic Systems have worked together for many years which made this acquisition a perfect fit for DSA, both technically and culturally.  The move enables both organizations to extend enhanced Federal IT service offerings to both current and new customers.”   

Symbolic Systems is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and has major operations in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. DSA and Symbolic Systems have a long history first formed in the mid-1960s. Symbolic Systems’ owner, Frank Ponzio indicated, “The Government customers, our employees, and respective companies are all winners by what DSA and Symbolic Systems have accomplished.  After our long history together, this made sense.”

Robert Wheeler, former Chief Operating Officer for Symbolic Systems, has joined the DSA Leadership Team to serve as a Vice President. Robert has over 20 years of IT and executive management experience and has supported DSA’s customer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Communications and Control Tactical (PEO C3T), for over 18 years. He will provide leadership for DSA’s efforts in support of PEO C3T’s MilTech Solutions Office.  These efforts include milSuite, with over 1/2 million users, and one of the largest SharePoint instances in the Army.

DSA’s mergers and acquisitions strategy focuses on identifying small- and mid-tier companies offering excellent capacity, contracts, and customer knowledge in the Federal IT market space. It is part of the company’s overall growth strategy and continuous effort to provide quality, innovative, and cost effective solutions to its customers.

About DSA

DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that is ISO 9001: 2008 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. Founded in 1963, DSA has deep expertise and comprehensive understanding of the operational, security, collaboration, and identity management challenges our customers must address. We provide secure information management solutions that encompass program management,knowledge management, business process engineering and security. Our services include Cyber Security, Software Development, SharePoint Solutions, Data Analytics, and Systems Engineering and Integration.

DSA is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and has major operations in Washington, DC, Aberdeen, MD, Tinton Falls, NJ, O’Fallon, IL, San Antonio, TX, Honolulu, HI and Denver, CO.

About Symbolic Systems

Symbolic Systems is a premier provider of IT solutions that applies innovative, technology-based solutions to helping meet customer business goals. SSI has 48 years of experience with a focus on data management, enterprise information management, IT, biometrics, and social media.


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