Tyto Athene acquires DOD IT business of AT&T

By Marjorie Censer / April 5, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Tyto Athene, owned by private-equity firm Arlington Capital Partners, said this month it has purchased AT&T Government Solutions, which includes AT&T's Defense Department IT professional services business.

"AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DOD IT professional services market," the company said. "Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed."

While Tyto will continue to be led by Chris Meilhammer, the company said, it is adding the entire workforce from the AT&T business, including several of its leaders.

Carl Tegen will oversee Army and Defense Information Systems Agency work, while Bill Lantzy will manage the company's Navy and Marine Corps business. David Blake will serve as chief technology officer, Hector Pelayo as vice president for air and space forces and Jeff Wolfe as vice president of the integration management office.

Tyto said, in connection with the deal, it is also adding three members to its board of directors: Ed Casey, the former chief executive of IDEMIA's North America Identity & Security Business Unit; Ken Deutsch, a former top executive at General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA; and Joanne Isham, former deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and co-founder of In-Q-Tel.