VTG acquires Intelligent Shift in bid to expand intelligence work

By Marjorie Censer / January 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM

VTG is set to announce this week it has acquired Intelligent Shift in an effort to expand its pool of customers and its systems, software, and digital engineering capabilities.

Intelligent Shift, which was founded in 2017, will continue to be led by its three founders and operate as the intelligence community services component of a new VTG business segment. The segment will be led by longtime contracting executive Kirk Herdman, newly appointed to the role last week.

In an interview with Inside Defense, John Hassoun, VTG's chief executive, said the latest deal will build on the company's earlier acquisitions. Nearly two years ago, VTG acquired National Technologies Associates, or NTA, to expand its work on naval air programs, including the presidential helicopter and V-22 Osprey efforts.

Later in 2019, it picked up DELTA Resources, growing its work with Naval Sea Systems Command and building up its digital transformation credentials.

Hassoun said the company was hoping to expand its work with intelligence agencies and saw Intelligent Shift as a good fit.

The new group will be led by Herdman and include Intelligent Shift, digital modernization work acquired through DELTA and an IT modernization group.

Sunil Ramchand, chief growth officer at VTG, said during the same interview the acquisition marks "the next step in continuing to build out the digital transformation portfolio and also add more national security customers."